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Senior Spotlight: Jadah Keith

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Jadah Keith is a senior at Whitney M Young Magnet High School who is consistently referred to as “Jah-dah” or “Ja-duh” by her principal and later by her colleagues. She has often thought that it might be better to add ...

WY Alumni Soar: The UpNext

Imani Arnett

June 5, 2017

Filed under Audio, Entertainment, News, Social Networking

          How many of you are interested in bumping some new beats while basking under Chicago’s summer sun? How about while you have one hand on your steering wheel and the other gripping your favorite cold beverage?...

Senioritis Conquered

Imani Arnett

June 5, 2017

Filed under College, News, Student Life

            Honestly, what even is “senioritis”? Mr. Tejano once described it as “an egocentrism with oneself and a sluggishness to comply and complete schoolwork throughout the second semester”. Like, really? It p...

5 Reasons Why School Should End Earlier

Evan Wimberly

June 5, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

School Must End Earlier When CPS announced that there was a possibility of school ending June 1st, most students were excited, but that excitement was soon shut down. Here are 5 reasons school should end earlier: Reason 1 ...

Meet Rodrigo Vazquez, a True Whitney Young Prodigy

Credo Duarte

June 5, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Audio, Calendar, Celebrities, Clubs, College, Entertainment, Fab Five, Fashion Icon, Features, Financial Aid, Food, Gallery, Hallways of Our Lives, Health, Hot Spot, Humans of WY, Movie Reviews, News, Novel, Opinions, Satire, Satire, Showcase, Social Networking, Sports, Student Life, Trivia, Uncategorized

Rodrigo Vazquez ‘17, is the single most important link that keeps this school functioning. Those who know Rodrigo know of the positive things he brings to this the Whitney Young environment. Although he may be taken for granted, Ro...

Ashley Bravo City Champ

David Rivera

May 22, 2017

Filed under News, Sports

      Our Whitney Young Dolphins are once again city champions! This time it was our Dolphins softball team defeating Lane Tech in a thrilling 8-7 comeback win. This is the Dolphins’ second championship in as many years, ...

Top 5 Reasons Why….

Johnnysha Shannon

May 17, 2017

Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life

 You should definitely come to the WY Dance Department’s Spring Show Rise Up! The show will be May 19th at 7pm and May 20th  at 2pm and 7pm in the Whitney Young theater.   We’ve worked really hard Every cla...

Top 5 Reasons You Should Become a Referee

Credo Duarte

May 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Financial Aid, News, Opinions, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Want to get a job that's not too hard but is also not boring? As a young person without experience, your options are limited. But most teens would never even consider a much-needed position: referee. Here are the top five reasons wh...

Mr. Tavolacci’s Laugh

Credo Duarte

May 16, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Features, Humans of WY, News, Opinions, Satire, Student Life

Mr. Tavolacci has a strange method of getting his students’ attention. He is currently an AP Language and Composition and English III teacher at Whitney Young. “Mr. T is a funny, entertaining teacher who lightens up my firs...

Mother’s Day Approaching

Adelle Wade

May 11, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring all moms for being moms; annually on Sunday, May 14th. Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday which was at its earliest known as “Mothering Sunday.” The date and celebration v...

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