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The Wait is Over…Selective Enrollment Decisions

Sydney Baer, Justeon Kimmons, Shayla Isada, David Rivera, Forrest Haydon, and Nathan Wong

March 6, 2017

Filed under Features, Student Life

’ Monday morning, Gold House was filled with eighth graders gathered around tables talking about the news that had just come out. This past Friday, March 3rd, eighth graders across Chicago received their CPS selective enrollment ...

Ms. Sandra Dixon, Gone but Never Forgotten

Jordan Williams, Yasmin Berryhill, Queen Simmons, Imani Arnett, and Akilah Smith

February 22, 2017

Filed under Humans of WY, News, Showcase

In a high school such as Whitney Young, the students, faculty, and staff who dedicate their time to education are seemingly far from the end of their lives. With this notion in mind, death is rare and unexpected. As the subject is so far re...

HotSpot: Little Goat Diner

Emma Purcell and Iris Postma

February 17, 2017

Filed under Hot Spot, Showcase

Little Goat Diner is located in the heart of the Fulton Market restaurant district. About a 20 minute ride on public transportation from WY, it is a nontraditional diner with an eclectic menu. Little Goat has a large and varied menu, bu...

Maggie Browdy and the Junior Economic Club of Chicago

Emma Purcell, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017

Filed under Humans of WY, Showcase, Student Life

A booked calendar is not an unfamiliar occurrence to WY senior, Maggie Browdy. From cross country to Acting for Gender Equality club to Best Buddies to University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars to National Honor Society, she d...

What to Buy Your Special Him for Valentine’s Day

Jordan Williams, Queen Simmons, Akilah Smith, Yasmin Berryhill, and Imani Arnett

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Student Life

Here at The Beacon, we know that Valentine's Day is highly anticipated, mostly for the great gifts one receives from their significant other. If you have a boyfriend (and a budget) you can refer to this list for gift inspiration...

New Sounds, Same Instruments: The Burns Twins

Jonathan Webb, Lucas Conrad, Marty Pawelko, Keegan Bowman, and Myles Difilippo

January 30, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Hot Spot

Eddie grabs the sticks and Iz grabs his trumpet; together these two the make the popular duo, also known as The Burns Twins. Despite just coming to fame, The Burns Twins have been surrounded by music their entire lives. Their father, Stephen ...

A Writer’s Story

January 29, 2017

Riveting Performance by Kopano

Credo Duarte, Evan Wimberly, Alex Rodea, Isaiah Holmes, and Ian Meimaris

January 27, 2017

Filed under Arts and Trends, Features, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

I walked into the dimly-lit venue with my friends. “Kopano is good, dude,” they assured me. I must admit that I still had my doubts. I had never met Kopano or listened to her music so I was a bit skeptical of what I was getting myself int...

Mateo Breaks Records and Wins The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Evan Wimberly, Ian Meimaris, Isaiah Holmes, Credo Duarte, and Alex Rodea

January 24, 2017

Filed under Humans of WY, Sports, Student Life

On January 10th 2017, Mateo Chavez ‘17 broke the school record in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 21.29. The previous swim record was 21.51, held from 1984. His teammate Zaddeen Benaissa ‘18, said “he’s a very mo...

The Math Center reopens

Denise Azadeh, Iris Postma, Allyson Lin, Brianna Vargas, and Claire Fridkin

January 23, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Whitney Young Math Center has re-opened its doors and is back and better than ever! Due to budgetary constraints and a lack of activity, the Math Center was shut down at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. However, our wonderful Math Department has...

Senioritis is Real

Mia Bonds, Katie Eppley, and Alejandro Garcia

January 16, 2017

Filed under Health, Student Life

Have you ever felt constant drowsiness, fatigue, highly unmotivated, irritation, worsening depression or thoughts of just ending it all? Well, you may be suffering from the well know “Senioritis”. Teachers acknowledge it, studen...

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