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 perform at the Battle of the Bands on May 14 in the Upper Campus Main Gym.
Gallery: Battle of the Bands
May 20, 2022

Battle of the bands was held on Friday, May 13, in the Upper Campus gym. Standalone, NyghtStryke, Shipwrecked, Weeping Woods and the notorious Staff Infection performed and competed...

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
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
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
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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Our school seems to love the singer Pitbull — especially since his songs are played at so many school functions. So why didnt anyone dress up for Mr. Worldwide Day during the prom spirit week — and why is our school afraid of showing its school spirit?
Opinion: Worldwide spirit
Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor • May 18, 2022

Mr. Worldwide. A man who has taken over the world with his sparkling bald head and wonderful woos. He encapsulates class, excitement, and what it truly means to be the life...

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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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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
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor • May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

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
Some of the seniors on the Messenger staff have been involved in the paper since its first year; others just joined this semester. Each one has impacted the publication in an impactful way.
The final edit
May 13, 2022
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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
Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor • May 19, 2022

 A soccer player packs their bag to bring to school the night before the first game, thrilled with anticipation of playing. However it rained the day before, during a rainy...

It doesn’t matter what sport an MCHS student plays. There’s a good chance that, if they excel, they will be noticed by a scout and recruited to play in college. Some might even be offered scholarships.
May 12, 2022
The winner of this years NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament was No. 1 seed Kansas, who beat No. 8 seed North Carolina 72-69.
Time of madness
April 13, 2022
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