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The McHenry Messenger

Students wear pajamas on Dec. 6 during the first day of spirit week at the Upper Campus.
Gallery: Winter spirit week
December 7, 2021

As the holidays and end of the semester approach, the Student Council has created Winter Spirit Week to increase student and staff morale. During spirit week, each day has a...

A woman leaves a stuffed animal at a memorial at an entrance to Oxford High School on Dec. 1, following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School that left four students dead and multiple others with injuries.
Parents of Michigan shooter face involuntary manslaughter charges
December 7, 2021

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICH. — On Dec. 4, James and Jennifer Crumbley were detained by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office following a manhunt throughout Detroit, Michigan. This was...

Students partake in a mock trial held in Youth and Law on December 2 in room 320 at the Upper Campus.
Gallery: Mock trial
December 6, 2021

Students participated in a mock trial about a 16-year-old student who went to a party, drank, walked home and froze to death. After learning about proceedings before, during, and...

Debris litters the street at a crime scene on Nov. 21 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. According to reports, an SUV drove through pedestrians at a holiday parade, killing at least one and injuring 20 more.
Five dead, 48 injured in holiday parade tragedy
November 23, 2021

WAUKESHA, WIS. — On Nov. 21, an annual holiday celebration turned deadly when a man drove his SUV through a parade, killing five and injuring more than forty.  Sunday evening,...

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Freshmen can submit their writing assignments to Paper or get feedback from a trained tutor in any of their core classes. So why dont all upperclassmen get this oportunity as well?
Opinion: Upper Campus should have Paper too
Eli Frommes, Contributing Writer • December 6, 2021

A junior student struggles on a math assignment. His freshman sister has access to the Paper tutoring app, so she says, “Hey, just use Paper.” The Upper Campus student...

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Classic games franchises like Call of Duty have lost their luster because of studios that care more about making money than the gameplay or its players.
Opinion: Modern video games have lost their charm
Joshua Gravel, Contributing Writer • December 7, 2021

A kid sits in a chair for 45 minutes, going through his phone as he waits for a new update to “Call of Duty: Warzone.” Meanwhile, his brother is playing his favorite game,...

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The first Madrigal dinner post pandemic took place in the FC auditorium on Dec. 4, festivities included dinner,  show, and a magical enviornment.
Madrigal dinner tradition keeps on
Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager • December 6, 2021
MCHS keeps the tradition of the Madrigal Dinner alive for the 17th year
With East and West now combined into a single Upper Campus, the parking lot is more full than its ever been, inspiring Instagram accounts to capture the schools worst parking jobs.
Posting parking lot fails
November 30, 2021
Students find a quiet place to work in the College Career Center at the Upper Campus on November 11. Named after District 156 Superintendent Dr. Ryan McTague, the space now houses the Upper Campuss counselors and student services division.
Looking forward
November 16, 2021
Though the devious lick trend has died down, schools all across the country — including MCHS — have given strict consequences to those students who break the rules for the sake of social media likes.
November 15, 2021
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Senior Mackenzie Cutler and coach BJ Macdonald embrace during the girls swimming teams banquet following their senior night meet.
Varsity girls swim team celebrates season during banquet
Campbell Bitterman, Contributing Writer • November 23, 2021

Senior night is an annual event that honors the team’s seniors and provides them the chance to say goodbye to their teammates. Sophomore swimmers, Riley Byron and Allison...

Even though they have had to maneuver around a pandemic, many MCHS student athletes have signed intent letters to play sports at the college level next year.
Making the commitment
November 22, 2021
Danielle Jensen poses for a photo after her successful season. This season Jensen competed at State after placing 15th in sectionals and having great successes in the races prior to sectionals.
Running into success
November 17, 2021
Cross country runners Rayaan Ahmed and Joe Hissem push toward the finish line during a meet at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake, IL on September 4.
One mile at a time
November 12, 2021
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