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Top 5 Reasons Why AP Tests Will Forever Be the Bane of Students’ Existences

Shayla Isada

June 9, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Student Life

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve done it again. We’ve survived another year of AP testing. Possibly one of the most stressful things during the school year, right up there with finals and having to get on your teach...

Top 5 Reasons to Grill This Summer

Lucas Conrad

June 6, 2017

Filed under Food, Opinions, Showcase

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Grill This Summer   Summer is almost here in Chicago.  With the few nice days the city gets throughout the year, it’s best to make the most of it.  There is no better way to spend summ...

Top 5 Natural Hair Essentials

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Health, Humans of WY, Opinions, Student Life

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner This leave-in conditioner is the works. Even for super thick hair, this spray will leave your curls feeling moisturized and most importantly, smelling amazing. A word of cautio...

Top 5 Songs in Logic’s New Album “Everybody”

Alex Rodea, Musical Genius

June 5, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinions

On May 5th, 2017 Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known as Logic, released his album “Everybody.” Logic has produced 7 projects in 7 years, making him one of the most consistent artists to date. Being born to a white mother and an A...

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...

Dear White People

Johnnysha Shannon

June 1, 2017

Filed under Opinions

  Before we could get over the hit show “13 Reasons Why”, Netflix released another banger, “Dear White People”. Set in an esteemed Ivy League college, biracial student Sam White strives to expose the ever present rac...

AMERICAN LIES (Personal Article)

Bruce Wilson

June 1, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Sad to say the history that we have come to know today, is a lie. Not a complete lie however, it is just apocryphal. The discovery of history or shall I say the rediscovery of history is much more complex than the average person...

Five Reasons You Should Read More

Iris Postma

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Reading may seem like a chore, and in everyone’s busy lives, it is something not everyone makes time for especially when watching TV or just going to sleep is easier. However, reading is very beneficial… Check out five re...

Top Six Reasons You Should Go Natural

Jordan Williams

May 23, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Celebrities, Clubs, Opinions, Social Networking

Recently, the African-American community was shifted towards an increase in appreciation for natural hair. The newly founded natural hair movement features thousands of icons, dozens of hairstyles, and its own dialect. After y...

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