McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Mr. McHenry contestants walk with their chaperones during the spring spirit rally on March 23. The Mr. McHenry pageant will take place later that day in the Upper Campus auditorium.
NHS hosts annual Mr. McHenry pageant
Marcos Lagunas, Freshman Correspondant • March 23, 2023

On Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., six senior students will be competing to find out who Mr. McHenry is. The event will have four different sections, including sportswear, talent,...

Students will be able to learn more about job opportunities from McHenry area businesses at the MTI Match Day during lunches on March 22 at Upper Campus.
MCHS offers students job opportunities at MTI Career Match
Tati Rubi, Staff Writer • March 20, 2023

On March 22, during all lunch periods, students can attend the new MTI Career Match event. MCHS will have approximately 30 local organizations/businesses set up in the Upper...

Students from MCHSs Key Club splash into the water at the Crystal Lake Beach on March 4 to raise money for Special Olympics.
Key Club helps raise over $3000 for Special Olympics in annual Polar Plunge
Tati Rubi, Staff Writer • March 17, 2023

Every year, MCHS’ Key Club helps out the Polar Plunge, an organization to help raise money for the Special Olympics. This year, it was held in Crystal Lake on March 5 at noon. All...

McHenrys ShamROCKs the Fox festival takes place this weekend over three days and includes a 5K, live music, food trucks, a parade and dying the Fox River green.
Annual ShamROCKS the Fox festival to be held at Miller Point
Eli Frommes, Staff Writer • March 17, 2023

On March 17, 18 and 19, the annual ShamROCKS festival for St. Patrick’s Day is going to be held at Miller Point by the McHenry Riverwalk. The ShamROCKS Festival is and event...

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The Warrior Weekly
The sophomores celebrate a dizzy human pyramid contest during the spring spirit rally in the Upper Campus Main Gym on March 23.
Gallery: Spring spirit rally
Eli Frommes, Staff Writer • March 24, 2023
As MCHS is winding down for spring break, The Messenger has put together our top picks for the perfect spring break playlist.
Playlist: Blooming beats
Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • March 24, 2023
SAMPLING with Mr. Corzo | wavelink podcast Ep. 4
Dennis Turcan March 16, 2023
Parents debate “critical race theory” at a meeting of the Placentia-Yorba Linda school board in 2021. Since COVID, parents have insisted on more rights over their childrens public education, and school board meeting have been the battleground.
Opinion: 'Parents' rights' may threaten students' rights
Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor • March 23, 2023

Angry parents continue to flood schools, each taking different approaches to induce change. Many resort to protesting while others take a more political route by running for...

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A lot of people assume that, if an artists music is on Spotify, then they must be a rockstar making a million dollars. The truth is that many artists, especially those in independent and underground music, probably arent making much money off of their music at all.
Opinion: Indie musicians deserve to be paid better
Preston Boysen, Staff Writer • March 22, 2023

Musicians are some of the most impactful people in the world, with music being the only universal language. Music is a massive part of how people express themselves in their...

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Communicating important information is a tough job for a high school, who has to keep students, staff, and parents in the loop of every major event and decision. Still, many stakeholders at MCHS wish communication from the district was clearer.
Partial disclosure
Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor • March 20, 2023

A student walks into class, hearing rumors of a snow day from students and staff alike. She opens her email only to find no update from administration. No email means no snow day but, with no update to...

In a recent Panorama Education survey, 39% of MCHS’s students reported they feel disrespected frequently, or almost always at MCHS. That’s a startling number, and one that MCHS’s staff hopes to correct in the coming months and years.
A matter of respect
March 15, 2023
Dr. Jeff Prickett meets with a teacher during a free moment on March 7 in the communications conference room at the Upper Campus. Prickett has been offering to meet with teachers to chat about how improve the schools culture.
Making an impact
March 10, 2023
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McCracken Field was upgraded during the summer and finished just in time for football season. But scheudling difficulties made many players and coaches worried that the football team would be the only one to enjoy the new facilities
The battle for McCracken
Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor • March 22, 2023

As the wintery spring continues, many of the grass fields have not thawed. Typically this would track most spring sports inside, however, MCHS’s newly implemented field...

Lynda Rotundo pushes herself for one more lap at Lakes High School on March 4 for District 117 Winter Grand Prix, one of several indoor meets that the track team participates as the season warms up.
The great indoors
March 21, 2023
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