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What to do to make it through!

Chris Nguyen ('18), The GOAT

September 19, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Hello all! I hope everyone had a swell summer and is ready to get back to school. This school year is full of a lot of fun times and stress for everyone. As you progress through Whitney Young, there will be a lot of new things yo...

All Smiles at Whitney Young

Brian Carlson, Editor

September 19, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase

All Smiles at Whitney Young By: Brian Carlson ‘18 It’s obvious students in the Best Buddies art class have been hard at work all through the first two weeks of school.  Their big project is visible in the south fa...

2017 Fall Play Announced! All the details from callout, meetings, and more

Camille Argentar

September 15, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Showcase, Student Life

It’s that time of the year again! Just as we settle into school, production on the fall play has begun (just barely). The fall 2017 Young Company production was announced by theater director Mr. Dan Winkler on Tuesday, Septem...

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...

Student Profile: Quincy Hirt

Lucas Conrad

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Quincy Hirt is a senior from the West DePaul neighborhood, and has cemented himself as an influential figure within the class of 2017.  Hirt is both the class president, and president of National Honor Society. He is also inves...

Jazz Band is the Jazzy Club

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Jazz Band is a long standing club that recently became a class starting in the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets in the band room at 7am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings for rehearsals. One can audition for a chair in...

Economics Club

Alex Rodea, Economics Expert

June 5, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Clubs, Features, Humans of WY, Showcase

One of the greatest figures of Whitney Young, Kevin Edward Waller, known as Mr. Waller and King Kevin Waller, runs a club by the name of the Economics Club. Mr. Waller is the teacher for all six of the AP Economics classes, an...

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...

Student Profile: Joanna Skrzeczyna

Myles Difilippo

May 23, 2017

Filed under Features, Humans of WY, Showcase, Student Life

Student Profile: Joanna Skrzeczyna As the the school year starts to wind down at Whitney Young, seniors will be leaving to embark on new adventures. With this, it is important to talk to some of the seniors just to find out ...

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