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The Big Booty Controversy

Gracie Holmes

September 24, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Features, Opinions, Uncategorized

Homecoming week is always filled with immense spirit, excitement, and tradition. Homecoming wouldn’t be homecoming without Flip the Dolphin charming all of us, the dance and poms teams blowing our minds, or even the annual r...

Unisex Bathrooms at Whitney Young: Enough?

Sylvia Love, Writer

September 20, 2018

Filed under Humans of WY, Opinions, Student Life

It's 2018 and the era of freedom and ultimate liberation is now, especially when it comes to gender and identification. On June 6th, 2016, an article was released about how Whitney Young seniors had requested for gender neutral restrooms. While no restrooms alone were placed, it was said in CPS guidelines that stud...

When Boredom Strikes

Brooke Gist

May 14, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Do you ever sit at home in your room or on the couch and get tired of doing homework? Well, me, too. Freshman Jacqui Burrier ‘21says, “I think it’s more worthwhile to fuel my boredom rather than to just sit in space and...

The Dubbies

Lajada Douglas, Editor

May 4, 2018

Filed under Opinions

  How can this DubTv editor put it In layman’s terms?  The Snapchat update is terrible! Why are the stories and the chats on the same page? Why is the discover page people you thought you were mutuals with? Guess you d...

On My Block Review

Enrique Fuentes, Editor

April 23, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

On March 16, 2018 Netflix released a show known as On My Block. On My Block is a Netflix original about a group of black and Latino teenagers starting high school in Los Angeles.  The quartet of teens face many problems that...

Coming Out Tips

Enrique Fuentes, Editor

March 19, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Friday March 17, 2018 was the premiere of the new movie Love, Simon. The movie follows the life of typical Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, a teenage boy in high school.  Simon has one secret though, he’s gay. Lov...

What do Whitney Young students do during Spring Break?

Celeste Mora

March 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

         The 2017-2018 school year’s spring break will fall on March 25th, 2018-March 31st, 2018. While some use this anticipated week to compensate for all the sleep they lost during the rest of the school year, ot...

Opinions on ‘The Weekly’s’ new section ‘Did you know? By Dr.Kenner’

Celeste Mora

February 21, 2018

Filed under Opinions

       We are all familiar with the Whitney Young Weekly that gets sent to our email every Sunday night. It contains important information of what’s happening in our school that week. It’s a great way to stay informed with the gr...

3 Things You Can Do To Keep Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Kellianne Bazzell

January 17, 2018

Filed under Calendar, Current Events, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

1: Write It Down When you write something down, it helps you remember it a lot better and creates a more formal and official feeling. Taking the time and energy to write down your goal is going to help you take the time and ...

Oprah Perhaps Running for President?

Enrique Eguiguren

January 1, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Opinions

  Kanye West. The Rock. Donald Trump. Now, apparently, Oprah. No one was going to vote for Kanye, not anyone who would make an impact on the vote. The Rock would’ve announced he wasn’t staying in the race after he...

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