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Could Whitney Young football be coming to an end? By Edras Montero

September 19, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Whitney young Football team has recently been warned by Dr.Kenner that if their number of players doesn't increase, their season will be cancelled. They currently have enough players by CPS regulations to play a game, but...

Are Nicki Minaj and Nas Dating?

Destiny Mallory, Editor

September 19, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Uncategorized

Rumors have been stirring that famous rappers Nas and Nicki Minaj are in a relationship after Nas’s 44th birthday party on Tuesday night. He was seen giving her affectionate embraces throughout the night, and they were a litt...

Women’s Tennis is making a grand slam

September 19, 2017

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In the recent weeks, women in tennis has given us a lot of things to be excited about. From the U.S Open championship to Serena William’s newborn child to our very own Whitney Young Girls Varsity Tennis team, it is hard not to ...

Do’s and don’ts of homecoming

Brooke Gist

September 19, 2017

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Homecoming Spirit Week can be one of the most fun-filled weeks you will have in your school year or one of the most stressful. It is very easy for the outcome to go either way. Here are some “do’s and “don’ts” so everyone'...

What to expect at your first pep rally

Calyn O'Banion, Editor

September 19, 2017

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Homecoming is considered one of the most exciting times of the year at Whitney Young. What makes homecoming so special is definitely the amount of school spirit that radiates throughout the halls. Every day of spirit week brings...

Boy’s Soccer electrifying win on the 12th

Eric Catania

September 19, 2017

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Have you ever wanted to see an intense into-the-last-minute soccer game go into penalties and have your team come out on top? Well, if you didn’t go to the game on Tuesday, you missed exactly that. The Whitney Young varsity...

ANTIF(irst)A(mendment)

Joshua Schoonmaker

September 19, 2017

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On September 14, 2017, Ben Shapiro, founder of The Daily Wire and editor-in-chief of The Ben Shapiro Show, was set to speak at University of California at Berkeley-- so of course, Antifa was up in arms over his arrival. Fortunately, ...

Making money as a student made easy

Celeste Mora

September 19, 2017

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Making money as a high school student can be pretty tough with the workload we receive. What if I told you that kids at Whitney Young are making money by just filming their everyday lives or selling clothes they don't use anymore. The...

Senior T-Shirts

Scott Ai

September 18, 2017

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As college deadlines creep closer and closer, college-bound seniors are fraught with stress and anxiety. And they have discovered the perfect outlet to let it out. Facebook. Or more specifically, the Whitney Young Class of 2018...

A new year for Best Buddies Art

Erica Roy

September 18, 2017

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The 2017-2018 school year has recently begun, and students taking Best Buddies Art are just starting to meet their new buddies for the year. Best Buddies is an organization that creates opportunities, and fun, social, learn...

The Greater Chicago Food Depository Club

Nicolas Bridgeford

September 18, 2017

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While most CPS students are still settling into the new school year, some Whitney Young students are already working towards meaningful change. The Greater Chicago Food Depository Club is designed to help provide food for citize...

Can SoundCloud be saved?

LaCurtis Bunch, Editor

September 18, 2017

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  Photo courtesy of: Soundcloud.com SoundCloud is a privately owned Germany based music streaming site that was founded in September of 2007. The service has led to the rise of many successful musicians since its inception: Post Malone, Kehlani ,and Chicago’s own Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper are just a few examples of musicians whose roots are firmly planted in SoundCloud. However, recently SoundCloud has been having financial problems due to its inability to profit from the music hosted on the platform. Unlike its competitors (Spotify, Apple music, etc.) SoundCloud has been primarily free to use since it was founded, but due to the recent action of the other services to pay artists for exclusivity to their music has significantly hindered SoundCloud in the race among the streaming services. Recently, SoundCloud has attempted to implement a paid subscription that users can choose to sign up for that allows access to specific albums and songs from artists, but with not enough incentive to sign up for the paid subscription, users are choosing other platforms. These financial woes have led to rumors that the company could be ending soon. However,the chairman of the board for SoundCloud has strongly denied these claims, as reported by Mallory Locklear of Engadget.com. The chairman of the board for SoundCloud, Alex Ljung  has stated, “This financing means SoundCloud remains strong, independent and here to stay. As I said, we're not going anywhere.” As rumors continue to swirl about the ending of SoundCloud it will be interesting to see if the company has finally reached a stable point where they can earn money and continue to provide a platform for up and coming artists....

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