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

Students dress up for Tuesdays Minions-themed spirit day during Homecoming week at the Upper Campus.
(Updated) MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2022
Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor • October 3, 2022

McHenry High School's Homecoming kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 2 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Homecoming dance. Between them, students will show their school spirits...

A student from Art Club paints a window at Green Street Cafe on Sept. 29 in preparation for Homecoming next week.
MCHS kicks off Homecoming the first week of October
Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer • September 30, 2022

Homecoming is an exciting time for many students, and this year MCHS has created new traditions for students to look forward to. This year's spirit days at MCHS are based on...

Students handed out brochures and pamphlets during the Upper Campus Activities Fair during lunch on Sep. 21. Two new clubs are piloting this year, and several have been promoted from pilot to extracurricular.
MCHS introduces new extracurriculars
Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022

This school year, MCHS added two pilot extracurricular activities for students, including Black Student Union and Warrior Wellness, both clubs that help with inclusivity and benefit...

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020, in Windsor, England. Barbados, which has long prided itself on being the most English of Britains former colonies in the Caribbean, announced it will be taking steps to drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and to become a republic by next year, when it marks its 55th anniversary of independence from British rule.
Britain’s longest ruling monarch dead at 96
Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer • September 9, 2022

After a statement posted on Sept. 8 that Queen Elizabeth II had been hospitalized due to doctors' concern for her health, the palace officially announced her death at age 96. The...

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WEEK FOUR REACTION | Play Action Pod 10.04.22
T.J. Haws and Caiden Bunting October 5, 2022
MCHS students and staff pulled a United Airlines 737 plane at OHare Airport in Chicago on Saturday for the Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull.
Gallery: Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull
Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer • October 5, 2022
YEARBOOK TEACHER MRS. BETSY GOY TAKES ON SOUR | Sour with Cooper Ten Bruin
Cooper Ten Bruin October 3, 2022
Editorial Cartoon: Amingus
Editorial Cartoon: Amingus
Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer • September 21, 2022

Though digital apps like My Homework and Minga are designed to help students and staff, many have found the transition confusing and unhelpful — and a possible breach of privacy.
Opinion: Mingapocolypse
September 9, 2022
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One of the biggest titles of the summer, Stranger Things opened its fourth season with nearly 300 million viewers  its opening weekend.
Groovy Movies: Summer recap
Kennedy Tetour, Staff Writer • August 29, 2022

This past summer was one of the biggest and most anticipated summers for film. With both new and familiar titles hitting the silver screen, it got pretty overwhelming to pick...

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Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.
Freshman, freshman, junior, senior
Eli Frommes, Staff Writer • September 27, 2022

A sophomore walks through the Upper Campus on the first day of school and can't find his class. With two minutes left in the passing period, he asks a teacher to point him in the right direction and is...

Though many found the transition to digital IDs and passes confusing, students and teachers at both campuses are getting used to Minga and My Homework.
A digital upgrade?
September 26, 2022
A retired Marine traveling with Veterans Honor Flight takes a moment to ponder the United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 25.
An honor
August 28, 2022
Students find their place cards during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.
A roaring recap
May 23, 2022
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Varsity football player Max Smits poses during media day at McCracken Field on Aug. 17.
A fresh start
Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer • August 26, 2022

It's a breezy summer morning, and the air is crisp and football practice has just begun. There are so many new aspects and changes to the team — a new coach and field...

Varsity baseball players celebrate runs earned against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The team fought its way through sectionals and super-sectionals on its way to the state championship for the first time in school history.
Championship or bust
June 23, 2022
Richard Powell closes a varsity boys baseball game against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The Warriors won 10-1.
All the hits
May 23, 2022
Starting early this summer, McCrackens grass football field will be replaced with turf to help with drainage. Improvements will also allow other teams to compete on the field.
Turning to turf
May 19, 2022
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Ella Trimingham
Ella Trimingham
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Ella Trimingham is a senior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She enjoys spending time with friends and seeing live music when she's not working at Riverside Animal Clinic. This is Ella's second year...