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The marching band leads the varsity football team toward McCracken Field before the first home game of the season on September 3.
Gallery: March of the Warriors
September 9, 2021

On Friday, the varsity and frosh-soph football teams played at McCraken field hosting Huntley. The dance team, marching band and color guard led the team to the field before...

Masked American Studies students work on an assignment together on August 27 in room 289 at the Upper Campus. Governor Pritzker
Governor reinstates Illinois mask mandate
August 30, 2021

Governor JB Pritzker reinstated the Illinois mask mandate on Thursday, August 26. People in Illinois are now required to wear their mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.  Due...

After a long and hard process, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been approved by the FDA for use in people aged 16 or older, though is still available to kids 12-15 through emergency use authroization.
Pfizer vaccine fully approved by FDA
August 23, 2021

Today the Food and Drug Administration has fully approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 16 years of age and older.  When the vaccine first came out in December...

anticlimactic excitement fills the air as students prepare for summer on the final day of the school year.
MCHS celebrates last day of school
May 25, 2021

Laughter rings through the halls as students walk out of their classes for the last time this school year. They walk with their friends while talking loudly about their summer...

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Over the years, finals have only caused more stress — and damaged final grades that students worked so hard for. Thankfully, MCHS cancelled this years
Opinion: The final straw
Josie Cable, Opinions Editor • May 21, 2021

After a hard year of work, the last week of school should be for students to relax and enjoy the end of the year. However, the reality for most students will be cramming information...

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Summer is right around the corner, which means that boredom is as well. These are our picks of movies to fend off that boredom for the first few days of summer break.
Groovy Movies: Countdown to summer
Kennedy Tetour, Art Director • May 21, 2021

With the school year coming to a close and summer break just around the corner, MCHS students are mere days away from months of daytime movie watching bliss. These top four...

Released on April 23, “Demon Slayer—Kimetsu no Yaiba—The Movie: Mugen Train” has become the highest-grossing Japanese film in history, likely due to its action-packed plot and its gorgeous artwork.
Honed to perfection
May 15, 2021
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On September 11, 2001, many of MCHS
A turning point
Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer • September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was a turning point in history, and continues to be a day of remembrance, mourning, and loss for many. Every year, the U.S. honors the memory of the 2,977 people who died that day by...

Science teacher Derek Poci grades papers in his classroom in the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry at the Upper Campus. A former East teacher, Poci is one of many teachers who switched campuses over the summer.
Making the move
September 3, 2021
The learning ledge on the second floor of the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry waits for students fill its seats starting the 2021-22 school year — the first year that West Campus will be known as the Upper Campus.
Becoming one
May 24, 2021
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The JV volleyball team competes against Dundee-Grown during a match on September 9 in the Freshman Campus main gym.
Gallery: Volleyball Veterans Night
Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer • September 17, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, the varsity and JV volleyball teams played Dundee-Crown at their home court in the Freshman Campus main gym. Between the two games, veterans...

The varsity football team meets in the shadows behind the stadium during halftime at the first home game of the season on September 3 at McCracken Field.
Coming home
September 10, 2021
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This year, West and East split into an Upper and Freshman Campus. How is the transition going?

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