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

The McHenry Messenger

National Honor Society students celebrated its new members during last year’s induction ceremony on Sept. 21, 2022 in the Upper Campus auditorium. This year’s inductees were celebrated in a similar ceremony.
NHS inducts new members
Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director • September 22, 2023

On Wednesday‭, ‬Sept‭. ‬20‭ ‬at 7‭ ‬p.m‭., ‬the National Honors Society had their induction ceremony for newly nominated MCHS students in‭ ‬the Upper Campus...

MCHS students participate in Paint The Town on Sept. 21 as part of this years Homecoming festivities.
What to expect with the upcoming Homecoming week
Grace Crockett, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

MCHS’s students, staff, and alumni will celebrate this year’s Homecoming next week. This year's Homecoming dance will have the theme “Lights, Camera, Action”, which...

The FVC transtioned to online tickets for certain sports. The fans of the teams are supposed to purchase the ticket when their team has an away game rather than paying in cash.
MCHS goes online with new FVC ticketing system
Lola Cassidy, Staff Writer • September 15, 2023

MCHS students are paying for game tickets on a new online system beginning this year. Though students can still get into home games for free by showing their student ID, they...

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On Sept. 8, Leadership In Action students went to training to prepare for Freshman Pride Camp at Camp Duncan in Ingleside that they were leading the following week.
Gallery: Leadership in Action prepares for Pride Camp
Madisyn Spencer, Contributing Writer • September 20, 2023
Players celebrate a point during the varsity volleyball match against Burlington Central on Sept. 5.
Gallery: Volleyball against Burlington Central
Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-In-Chief • September 7, 2023
On Sunday, August 27, MCHSs community gathered to welcome home Veterans from their return of the Honor Flight trip.
Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration
Elijah Latronica, Staff Writer • August 29, 2023
Blended learning is supposed to empower students to work at the pace and place that best suits them. So why is MCHS denying the flexibility that some students need to thrive?
Opinion: MCHS should allow off-campus blending
Leylah Moreno, Artistic Director • September 21, 2023

In previous years‭, ‬students who met requirements were allowed to leave the classroom and even school property during the period‭ ‬on designated blending days‭....

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Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) falls through a portal connecting the Spider-Verse in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”
My name is Miles Morales
Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director • September 14, 2023

“Spiderman Across the Spider-Verse”, released in theaters June 2, 2023, remains a topic of discussion months after its initial release. This movie focuses on the adventures...

Comedians Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla pose for the Streamy Awards in 2010. After 12 years, the Smosh brand is back in Hecox and Padillas hands
Friendship always wins
September 12, 2023
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No McHenry Pit signs have been appearing in front of houses all over McHenry. There have been many city council meetings to discuss whether or not there will be a gravel pit behind the McHenry Outdoor Theater.
Have you seen the signs?
Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • September 11, 2023

A large open field next door to neighborhoods, schools and a local business might soon be the location of a massive gravel pit that some residents worry will be hazardous to their health.  This summer,...

For the second year in a row, MCHS hosted a trip to Washington D.C. for veterans as part of Honor Flight. The trip entailed veterans viewing memorials in the nations capital and being recognized for their service.
Found family
September 8, 2023
The culinary kitchen has undergone construction and been remodeled for students to utilize this school year.
Now we're cooking
September 5, 2023
Daisy Lomeli address at the Class of 2023 on Saturday at McCracken Field.
The final goodbye
May 25, 2023
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Chicago Bear and MCHS alum Robert Tonyan poses for pics on the sideline during the varsity football game against Huntley on Sept. 1 at McCracken Field.
Back to McCracken
Hunter Blake, Sports Editor • September 6, 2023

The first home game. The first time many fans are seeing the team play. The first time the dance team and marching band performs. The first time the team hears the support...

As the school year ends, teams are scheduling summer camps and practices. These opportunities arent just for players to hone their skills but also for coaches to a chance for the coaches to get a feel for which players they want on their team.
Break a sweat
May 17, 2023
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