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Whitney Young Basketball Team STRIPPED of Nike Sponsorship!

April 4, 2019

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Whitney Young Basketball Team STRIPPED of Nike Sponsorship! By, Justin Warren   Everyone in the school is aware of Whitney Young basketball program’s partnership with the world famous, Nike Brand. Coach Tyrone Slaughter always made sure that hi...

Women’s History Month Highlight: Rebecca Reid

David Bradford, Writer

April 4, 2019

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March is Women’s History Month. As such, I would like to highlight a prominent woman in my life: Rebecca Reid. I have had the unique opportunity over the past 4 years to watch her grow into one of the most accomplished people ...

The College Application Process

April 4, 2019

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You might notice that many of the Whitney Young seniors today are getting their college acceptances. They finished applying months ago and now they are in. All the juniors are noticing this and are prepared to enter this proc...

Whitney Young to change name of new athletic complex from “Michelle Obama” to “Donald Trump”

Gabriela Marulanda

April 3, 2019

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In the height of so many new Whitney Young students revealing themselves as racist and problematic, Whitney Young has agreed to change the name of its new athletic complex from “Michelle Obama” to “Donald Trump” to...

Where is Flip?

Natalia Perez

April 1, 2019

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Has anyone else noticed that Flip the Dolphin has been absent from recent pep rallies? This made me wonder: where has this dolphin gone? This also made me realize that there is a lot of mystery on the subject of our mascot. So I went on a manhunt - or should I say dolphin...

Mental Health Awareness

Natalia Perez

April 1, 2019

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Mental Health awareness at Whitney Young is something that tends to be breezed over. The school has disagreement issues when it comes to what students have to say about the environment of our school verses what the staff thinks ab...

Juuling is cultural appropriation

Mauricio Angelito

April 1, 2019

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  Juuls, the nicotine vaporizer that’s taken the world by storm, these cigarette imposters are everywhere, inside of classrooms, outside of classrooms. Everyone has them, the freshman have them, your aunt has one, th...

Chicago Bans Birds

March 27, 2019

The student news site of Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois.
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