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  • February 7Dance IV Studio to Stage
  • February 3Second Semester Begins
  • February 26Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in Library
  • February 22Jazz Festival on Arts Bridge
  • February 17Jazz on the Bridge February 22, 2020

Kobe Bryant Death

Kayla Green

January 31, 2020

A helicopter that crashed in California killed nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, dropped more than 2,000 feet a minute and was in one piece until impact into a hillside. The helicopter was at 2,300 feet in the air ...

With the Bears 2019 Season over, what’s next for the team?

Mika Cavanagh, Writer

January 28, 2020

Following a surprise 12 win, 4 loss season in the 2018 NFL season with the addition of new head coach Matt Nagy, fans were disappointed to not see the same championship-level defense during the 2019 season. With an underperformin...

DJ and the Dolphins

January 27, 2020

It is no surprise this year that Whitney Young is back near the top of the rankings when it comes to Chicagoland Boys Basketball teams. They play a national schedule, something no other CPS team does. So far they have gone to ...

CFP National Championship

January 23, 2020

Former WY Swim Coach Involved in Scandal

Mae Jiang, Editor

January 17, 2020

Andy Parro was a former swim coach and security guard at Whitney Young. He resigned in 2019 because he could not keep up with the heavy time commitment that coaching requires. Now, he is a coach at the Illinois Institute of Te...

Old Coach Returns to WY Diving Team

Mae Jiang, Editor

November 18, 2019

Recently, Guy Stehley, the new coach for the Whitney Young girls diving team, resigned his position. The reason was somewhat unclear, but it seemed to be because he disliked CPS’s disorganization and the treatment he received f...

Change the Homecoming Game??

Damani Hood, Editor

November 4, 2019

     “We’re about to go win real quick,” whispered player Jabari Ermon, ‘21, on his way to the locker room at Rockne Stadium.  His soft spoken prediction proved true. We narrowly defeated Von Steuben High School.  The scoreb...

Dolphins Football on TV

Mika Cavanagh, Journalist

October 14, 2019

Recently, NBCS Chicago’s IHSA high school sports coverage Twitter announced that due to the large number of voters in their “Viewer’s Choice Poll”, they have decided to cover both the Kennedy vs Sullivan football game and o...

Should Junior Varsity Students at Whitney Young Be Given Instructional Support During P.E. Periods?

Vahan Vanderpoel, Editor

October 3, 2019

Recently a friend of mine brought to my attention the concern that JV athletes are not given an option to have an instructional support period while varsity players are given the choice. “I think that JV players should get an i...

Should Homecoming Games Vary in Sports Every Year?

David Santana, Editor

October 2, 2019

When we think about homecoming games, most of us imagine a giant crowd, two rival schools, and an American football game to settle the score. Instead of football, why not soccer, tennis, softball, or swimming? Intrigued by this...

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