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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...

Alumni Profile: Lydia Niles-Steger

Sam Shuman

May 22, 2017

Filed under College, Student Life

For many teenagers, transitioning from a small high school to a world renowned research university can come as quite a shock. New friends, Greek life, building the foundation of a career can certainly be very overwhelming. Lydia Nil...

Student Profile: Jack Meyer

Claire Fridkin, Writer, Third Rail fan

May 22, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

On a dark and stormy night in Chicago--October 1st, 1998--with the wind howling and the waves crashing onto the frigid pavement of Lake Shore Drive, one Jack Burnside Meyer Jr. made his debut in the universe. From that moment forth, the world...

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...

College Decision Day

May 19, 2017

Filed under College, Entertainment, Opinions, Student Life

May 1st was College Decision Day all around the country and for some it, was a huge step to the rest of their lives. It is a reward for all the hard work high school Seniors put into the application process as early as the end of ...

Top 5 Reasons ‘Depression’ Might Seem Trendy

Cameron Cox

May 17, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Does everyone around seem to suddenly hate life and everything about it? You might be noticing the sudden wave of depression taking over the nation. Here are a couple reasons why teens seem so down nowadays. Everything is o...

Top Five Reasons Why Your Senior Class Should Do a Grad-Nite at Six Flags

Myles Difilippo

May 17, 2017

Filed under Features, Student Life

For all of those juniors out there who, at this time of the year, are staring senior year right in the face, you should be starting to think about how you are going to make your senior year as memorable as possible. Of course, you wil...

Top 5 Reasons Why….

Johnnysha Shannon

May 17, 2017

Filed under News, Opinions, Student Life

 You should definitely come to the WY Dance Department’s Spring Show Rise Up! The show will be May 19th at 7pm and May 20th  at 2pm and 7pm in the Whitney Young theater.   We’ve worked really hard Every cla...

Top Five Reasons to Visit Lincoln Park Zoo

Adelle Wade

May 16, 2017

Filed under Features, Student Life

Flipping through the pages of one’s childhood memories, something that stands out with many are trips to the zoo.  Located in Northern Chicago just near Lake Shore Drive between Fullerton Ave. and North Ave. lies the Lincoln...

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