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Whitney Young Takes Chicago Scholars

Evan Wimberly

November 1, 2017

Several Whitney Young students took part in this year’s Chicago Scholars Onsite Admission program. At this onsite, seniors are able to apply to universities early and get interviews with those various schools. There are many schools at...

WY Boys’ Soccer State Preview

Evan Wimberly

October 18, 2017

The Whitney Young Boys soccer team finished the regular season with a record of 12-5-4, with two semifinal finishes in the Pepsi Showdown and the City Playoffs. However, as Coach McCarthy calls it, “The new season is here. ...

Whitney Young students kneel during pep rally

Brandon Portillo, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017

The Whitney Young pep rally is one of the best events of the year. Students dress up in school colors and everyone marvels at the amazing performances. Guys and Dolls, the Whitney Young cheerleading team, and Poms put on fantastic...

What to do to make it through!

Chris Nguyen ('18), The GOAT

September 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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