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

American Studies students debate issues and perform during this years Chautauqua in the Upper Campus auditorium on Nov. 17.
Honors American Studies hosts annual Chautauqua event
Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer • November 22, 2022

As students fix their costumes, grab their hand made signs, prepare themselves for debate. Teachers gather students in order to begin the first day of Chautauqua. Chautauqua...

Last year, the Warrior Warehouse connected to the cafeteria housed the Hidden Pearl coffeehouse before it was forced to relocate. This fall, Rusty Malts will move into the spot in this most recent partnership with the school and local businesses.
Rusty Malts coffee shop partners with the Upper Campus
Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor • November 7, 2022

This month, MCHS’s Upper Campus will be welcoming a new coffee shop, Rusty Malts, available to students during the school day.  In previous years, the campus had welcomed...

A production line worker at Shaw carpet factory, William Raguay, assists his mother, Emma Medina, in casting her vote at the Dalton Courthouse side on Oct. 19, 2022. (Miguel Martinez/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
What to know about this year’s midterm elections
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • November 4, 2022

McHenry County midterm elections will take place on Nov. 8 in person and by mail. Citizens must be registered and at least 18 years old to vote. Polling locations include the...

Community members, including students from MCHS, paint a mural in downtown McHenry on Saturday—the first public mural in the towns history.
Community paints mural in downtown McHenry
Lilyona Kribley, Contributing Writer • October 27, 2022

The McHenry community came together to paint a mural with painter Maurico Ramirez on the side of the McHenry Clock Company on Green Street on Saturday. This is McHenry’s first...

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Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 29, 2022
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Lex Bach, Neo Fritz, and Rachel Blucher • November 28, 2022
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Alyssa Thomas, Maggie Maciaszek, and Ellie Maciaszek November 28, 2022
As the U.S. Supreme Court opens oral arguments Monday on whether to strike down affirmative action, UC’s long struggle to bring diversity to its 10 campuses offers lessons on race-neutral admission practices.
Opinion: Affirmative action should stay in place
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • November 28, 2022

The nation's most selective colleges receive hundreds of thousands of applications yearly. Competition is cutthroat, and the odds of getting in are low for everyone. For minorities,...

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Overwatch 2 was met with both excitement and controversy as players experienced bugs and issues such as long player queues.
Battlepass or battle pass?
Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor • November 29, 2022

After almost 3 years, the highly anticipated “Overwatch 2” has been released, and fans are full of mixed emotions as they experience the game for the first time. The...

Bright and attention grabbing animation is one of the most notable factors in the 2022 animated film The Bad Guys.
Review: Go bad or go home
November 17, 2022
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Students make progress on their homework during Paul Wilms lunch study in room 331 at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 3.
Go big or go to Lunch Study
Janelle Hernandez, Contributing Writer • November 18, 2022

Freshmen students are enjoying their lunch, preparing to study for their next test. Just as they are about to take another bite, one of the lunch supervisors yells out, “Lunch Study kids, time to go!”...

Students involved in the fall play work hard in their final dress rehearsal for The Merry Wives of Windsor on Nov. 1 in the Freshman Campus theater.
All hands on stage
November 16, 2022
October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both students and staff found ways to show their support beyond simply wearing pink — from running and raising money at 5Ks to staying at the side of loved ones fighting their diagnosis.
The fight for survival
November 7, 2022
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Marko Visnjevac dribbles the ball down the court on Sunday, November 27, against Johnsburg at the Milwaukee Bucks stadium.
Playing professional
Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor • November 30, 2022

Walking through the tunnel, the team looks up at the seats surrounding them. The lights shine down on them as they warm up. The game is about to begin, as thoughts rush through...

Doug Martin races in the IHSA cross-country state tournament.
Working through it
November 30, 2022
Members of the girls cross-country team march through the halls of the Upper Campus on Nov. 4 before departing for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet that weekend in Peoria. This was the first time in MCHS history that the whole team qualified for State.
Chasing success
November 21, 2022
Athletes are under pressure to perform both on and off the field. Though the IHSA has eligibility requirements that students must be passing 5 classes to compete, many athletes want to do well, especially in their honors or AP classes, but practice and training can cut into homework time.
Balancing both
November 11, 2022
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