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  • June 1Eighth Grade Finals on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th

  • June 1NHS Induction on Tuesday, June 6th

  • June 1Senior Prom on Friday, June 2nd at 7:00pm

  • June 1Senior Finals on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th

  • May 22Choir Concert on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 pm

Boys 2017 Track and Field

June 5, 2017

Filed under Sports, Student Life

Boys Track and Field The 2017 Boys Track and Field season has finally come to a close and we're going to take a look back on what our boys have accomplished. Clayton Mendez started out the indoor track season breaking a decade...

Club Highlight: Boys Soccer

Credo Duarte, Luminary

June 5, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Entertainment, Features, Sports, Student Life

The Whitney Young Boys Soccer team is a supportive and exciting community for soccer fanatics. There are three levels in the program: FroshSoph, JV, and Varsity. Whether you’ve been playing soccer for 10 years or you are just ba...

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...

Join the Girls Track and Field Team!

Iris Postma

May 31, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Sports

The Girls Track and Field team at Whitney Young is like no other. While there are many successful teams at WY, the Girls Track and Field team is especially notable- they have won the city championship the past three years in a row. The team is very diverse, both in skills, personali...

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team

Maggie Rivas

May 30, 2017

Filed under Features, Sports

For as long as most Whitney Young students can remember, football and basketball have been the powerhouse sports that dominate Whitney Young athletics. Despite this fact, boys varsity lacrosse has managed to take Whitney Young...

Spotlight on Whitney Young Baseball

David Rivera

May 24, 2017

Filed under Sports

At Whitney Young there are two levels to the baseball team. The head coach of JV is Mr. Bill Heaney, and the head coach of varsity is our very own athletic director Mr. Chris Cassidy. The tryouts are in late February, and ...

WY Runner Clayton Mendez

Sydney Baer

May 23, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Clayton Mendez is a junior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and a part of the school’s varsity cross country and track teams. He has run a personal best of 8:59 for the two mile this track season and is currently on the...

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 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...

Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Baseball

David Rivera

May 16, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Sports

I have played organized baseball since the age of 5, and this past Saturday I played the last game of my high school career. I find it fitting to now reflect on all I've learned from the game. 1. You will fail a lot Baseball is...

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