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, parents, faculty, administration and the board of education celebrate the Class of 2022 during last year’s graduation ceremony on May 21 in the Upper Campus main gym. The ceremony was planned for McCracken but moved inside due to poor weather conditions.
MCHS plans to hold first outside graduation with all seniors
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • May 15, 2023

McHenry High School will hold its first outside graduation ceremony with all seniors at McCracken Field, weather permitting, on May 20 at 11 a.m. Otherwise, graduation will move...

Artwork by MCHS students were on display at McHenry County College during the Fox Valley Art Show last month.
Fox Valley Art Conference features MCHS students’ artwork
Tati Rubi, Staff Writer • May 9, 2023

On Thursday, April 13, the Fox Valley Art Conference was held at Crystal Lake Central featuring multiple schools within the county, including MCHS. Every year, the county holds...

The end of senior year is busy for everyone, so The Messenger has created a straightforward calendar to keep seniors on track through the end of the school year.
Seniors top off high school with event-filled final weeks
Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor • May 5, 2023

Senior year gets busy for everyone, even non-seniors. The last month of school gets especially stressful for seniors with all the events, so it’s hard to keep things straight...

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Summer is one of the best times to listen to music since the songs we listen to most get tied to the memories we make and adventures we take.
Playlist: Summer sunshine sounds
Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 25, 2023
The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montanas TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling
The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montana's TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling
Eli Frommes, Staff Writer • May 22, 2023
On May 16 and 17, students from MCHSs choirs performed at the annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium.
Gallery: Spring Pops Concert
Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 22, 2023
All grade levels have to study for second semester finals, while seniors that have met the requirements have not had to take their finals.
Opinion: All grade levels should have the option for final exemptions
Hunter Blake, Staff Writer • May 24, 2023

A student who performed well in a class all semester and has the grade they wanted right before finals. Then they took the final and didn’t perform well, so their grade...

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All musicians create demos, but most of those demos arent meant for fans to enjoy. Streaming, though, has made it easier for for fans to find demos — and sites like Soundcloud have made it easier for leakers to share demos widely.
Demos, leaks and lost tracks
Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 22, 2023

In the digital age it’s easy for music that artists never intended to release to be heard by general audiences. Every so often someone will get a hold of demos or unfinished...

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Daisy Lomeli address at the Class of 2023 on Saturday at McCracken Field.
The final goodbye
Tati Rubi, Staff Writer • May 25, 2023

Daisy Lomeli walks up to the mic knowing she has the weight of the graduation speech on her hands. Wiping her palms she takes the microphone and gets ready to say one last goodbye to the people she's grown...

When a student needs extra help with homework or someone to vent to, MCHSs teacher often make the time and give support as needed.
A step further
May 24, 2023
The Coventry Corporate Center in Crystal Lake houses many facilities to help adolescents improve their mental health, including
Ascension Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health.
Coping mechanisms
May 23, 2023
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Emerson Gasmann participates in MCHSs signing event to celebrate her commitment to playing a sport at a collegian level on May 9.
Catalog of the committed
Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor • May 18, 2023

As MCHS students move on from high school and into the next chapter of their life, some students are continuing the sport they have played for years. These students are committed...

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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Should final exemptions be offered to all students with good grades and attendance?

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