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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

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...

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...

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 ...

Student Profile: Quincy Hirt

Lucas Conrad

May 23, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Features, Humans of WY, Social Networking, Student Life, Uncategorized

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...

Senior Profile: Sloane Kistinger

Akilah Smith

May 23, 2017

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

Sloane Kistinger ‘17 is a force to be reckoned with. Ever since her freshman year she has been and all star on both the basketball an the soccer teams at Whitney Young. Her freshman year, Sloane brought the sophomore basketball...

Senior Spotlight: Sophia Byrd

Iris Postma

May 22, 2017

Filed under Features, Humans of WY, Student Life

In her four years at Whitney Young, Sophia Byrd has made a name for herself as one of the most talented artists in the senior class. You may know her from her song “I See the Light” on the Chiraq soundtrack or recognize her ...

Exclusive with Brandon Dokliev

Denise Azadeh, Editor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Humans of WY

One familiar face at Whitney Young is the illustrious senior Brandon Dokliev. Dokliev, a running star, can often be seen wandering the halls while cracking jokes and laughing with friends. He is charming, intelligent, and a fa...

Mr. Tavolacci’s Laugh

Credo Duarte

May 16, 2017

Filed under Celebrities, Features, Humans of WY, News, Opinions, Satire, Student Life

Mr. Tavolacci has a strange method of getting his students’ attention. He is currently an AP Language and Composition and English III teacher at Whitney Young. “Mr. T is a funny, entertaining teacher who lightens up my firs...

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