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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

Club Profile: Eco Club

Shayla Isada

June 9, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Student Life

There are so many interesting clubs at Whitney Young and Club Days at the beginning of the year are a great way for those clubs to get out there a be known while also encouraging people to join. However, Club Days can also be ...

Student Profile

Shayla Isada

June 9, 2017

Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Brad Isada is currently a junior and part of the Math Team. He’s a really nice guy, and everyone should get to know him. I asked him a couple questions to get more of a handle on him: What is your name? Brad Isada   ...

Top 5 Reasons Why AP Tests Will Forever Be the Bane of Students’ Existences

Shayla Isada

June 9, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Student Life

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve done it again. We’ve survived another year of AP testing. Possibly one of the most stressful things during the school year, right up there with finals and having to get on your teach...

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...

Club Piece: Mock Trial

June 6, 2017

Filed under Student Life

By Jessi Bonadurer Mock Trial is a team that competes in regional and statewide competitions. We study a court case and take on all of the roles in the case. There are four witnesses and about six attorneys. The teams also m...

5 Dos and Don’ts for Natural Hair

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Health, Student Life

Let’s face it. Natural hair care is super hard, and especially difficult depending on your hair type. All those products, styling tools, and the looming fear of stylist inflicted (or self inflicted) heat damage can become very ove...

How To Have Senioritis?

June 6, 2017

Filed under Satire

By Jessi Bonadurer Submit this blank article to Mr. Rehak in hopes of him having a sense of humor. ...

Top 5 Natural Hair Essentials

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Health, Humans of WY, Opinions, Student Life

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner This leave-in conditioner is the works. Even for super thick hair, this spray will leave your curls feeling moisturized and most importantly, smelling amazing. A word of cautio...

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...

Senior Spotlight: Jadah Keith

Jadah Keith

June 6, 2017

Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Jadah Keith is a senior at Whitney M Young Magnet High School who is consistently referred to as “Jah-dah” or “Ja-duh” by her principal and later by her colleagues. She has often thought that it might be better to add ...

Student Profile: Mariah Helm

Natalia Swack

June 5, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Mariah Helm is one of the many seniors who will be graduating Whitney Young in the upcoming weeks. You might know Mariah as one of the leading defenders of the Whitney Young Girls Soccer team, but there’s a lot more to her than...

Dance Marathon does it AGAIN!

Imani Arnett

June 5, 2017

Filed under Clubs, Entertainment, Health, Humans of WY

Little did you know, momentous things are taking over Ms. McEvoy’s yoga room on Thursday’s after school. A group of selfless students have dedicated themselves to raising money for a cause like no other. After attending L...

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