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Giving Tuesday

Calyn O'Banion, Editor

December 11, 2017

Filed under News

I'm sure we've all heard about (or participated in) Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you ever heard of Giving Tuesday? According to Deb Keegan, Whitney Young’s Development Director, “Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. The nonp...

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Watch This December

Kellianne Bazzell

December 7, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Current Events, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Opinions

1: Home Alone (2) Almost every kid of our generation has seen this movie at least once. Home Alone and its sequel are and always will be Christmas classics. Even with two whole movies, it’s hard to grow tired of the series...

The History of Black Friday

Olisa Ausara-Lasaru

December 1, 2017

Filed under News

  This past friday, tons of people across the US were up early to catch this year’s wave of Bblack Ffriday sales. The tradition has been in place for so long that most people have forgotten where the idea of Bblack Ffrida...

Free Meek Mill

Justin Boyd

November 12, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News

On Wednesday (Nov 8.), rapper Meek Mill was omitted to the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Montgomery County after being sentenced for violating a 2008 drug and gun case. Meek Mill was sentenced f...

Kevin Spacey

November 2, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, News, Uncategorized

Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault If you’ve ever seen House of Cards, American Beauty, or Horrible Bosses, then you’ve probably seen Kevin Spacey on screen. Even if you haven't seen any of those productions, then you might have heard of hi...

School shooting

Isabel Shanahan

October 31, 2017

Filed under Current Events, News

With the Las Vegas shooting and others that have come before it, many people have been uneasy about guns in general. These tragic events make you reflect on life and how precious everyday really is. When Whitney Young had its ...

Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Kellianne Bazzell

October 31, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Celebrities, Current Events, Fashion, Hot Spot, Humans of WY, News, Student Life

It’s Halloween today and if you’re not a senior who’s racing to finish their college applications right now, you might want to take part in the fun tonight by going trick-or-treating or to a party! If you (and maybe your...

Shooting Threat

Olisa Ausara-Lasaru

October 24, 2017

Filed under Current Events

Shooting Threat                                                 Olisa Ausara-Lasaru   At around 3:15 on Thursday, October 12, a very horrifying incident occurred within our sch...

Lockdown scare at Whitney Young

Lavinia Huang, Editor

October 16, 2017

Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Thursday October 12th, at around 3:15 pm, Whitney Young was on lockdown due to a potential threat outside. Principal Dr. Kenner came onto the intercom to firmly instruct everyone to immediately get inside a room, away from th...

Vegas and imagination

Enrique Eguiguren

October 16, 2017

Filed under News, Opinions, Politics

It is unfortunate to say the very least that we live in a world where despite me not yet being able to vote, I’ve lived through four of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. But that’s not the topic of this ...

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