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

Activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling which overurns the landmark abortion Roe v. Wade case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 in Washington, DC.
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager • June 24, 2022

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly half a century of protected, federal abortion rights. This means that it will...

This years graduation ceremony was slated to take place at McCracken Field to accommodate a new combined class of seniors formerly from East and West.
Graduation moved indoors due to inclement weather
Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer • May 19, 2022

Due to inclement weather, the MCHS graduation ceremony will now be held in the Upper Campus main gym on Saturday instead of McCracken Field.  The ceremony will be divided into...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act late last year and signed the Stop WOKE Act into law on April 22.
Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE Act’ signed into law, immediately faces lawsuit
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • May 18, 2022

Florida became the first state to regulate race and gender discussions in the workplace and schools by signing the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act on April 22. According...

Seniors from the class of 2021 toss their caps during a low-capacity graduation ceremony in the West Campus main gym on May 20, 2021. This year’s graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place at McCracken Field with no COVID restrictions.
MCHS to host outdoor graduation ceremony with all seniors
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • May 17, 2022

On May 21, Upper Campus will hold its first fully in-person graduation since the combining of East and West as well as the height of the coronavirus pandemic.  The ceremony...

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Summer isnt summer until a proper playlist has been put together. Thankfully, weve done the work for you.
Playlist: The songs of summer
Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor • May 23, 2022
Students, parents, faculty, administration and the board of education celebrate the Class of 2022 during a special commencement ceremony on May 21 in the Upper Campus main gym during the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Gallery: Graduation 2022
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • May 23, 2022
Students perform at the Battle of the Bands on May 14 in the Upper Campus Main Gym.
Gallery: Battle of the Bands
Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager • May 20, 2022
Summer comes along with a ton of insecurities for some, so having good summer ettiquette is imperative for everyone to have a safe happy summer.
Editorial: Be kind this summer
Editorial Board • May 23, 2022

An outburst of laughter can be heard from behind a teenager on the beach. When she turns around, it is a large friend group. At first she thinks nothing of it, but as she...

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Heratstopper has quickly become a beacon of LGBTQ+ representation in the media, and has drawn in plenty of teenage fans.
Review: Say ‘Hi’ to ‘Heartstopper’
Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor • May 20, 2022

"Heartstopper" came out on April 22, 2022 after people had been waiting since it had been announced. It’s wildly popular due to the iconic comics that center around teenagers...

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Students find their place cards during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.
A roaring recap
Kyla Henige, Features Editor • May 23, 2022

As students scatter into the Schaumurg Renaissance Center, their senses are filled, maybe even overwhelmed. Strong scents of perfume and food fill the air, dueling with the loud music and excited chatter...

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.
This is fine
May 19, 2022
AP tests always happen as the school prepares final projects, graduation and final exams, adding stress to a stressful time of year. But for many students, AP tests are worth it.
Advanced pressure
May 17, 2022
Many seniors have been waiting their whole childhood for graduation day. Other seniors, though, don’t feel as confident or certain about their path after high school and may even be scared to leave high school.
Fear of the unknown
May 13, 2022
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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
Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor • June 23, 2022

The crowd goes silent as the pitcher tosses the ball across the plate. Ricky Powell, a varsity baseball player, hits the ball and the team runs a double, winning the game...

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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