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

On May the 4th, a group of students from MCHSsComics, Manga and Fandoms Club visited DePaul University for a Star Wars-themed convention.

May the 4th be with you

Elijah Latronica, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

On May 4th, the Comics, Manga and Fandoms at McHenry High school visited the DePaul Universitys pop culture conference. Students were met with different panels, books, and other items as well as a multitude...

Twenty One Pilots newest album, Clancy, comes out May 24th. Old fans are crazing over more music from their favorite band.

No need to overcompensate

Olivia Smith, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Back in 2015, Twenty One Pilots had an unprecedented grip on the music industry. Their hit album “Blurryface” topped charts. The song Ride even peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for rock. This...

Drake performs during Lollapalooza Chile on March 18, 2023, in Santiago, Chile.

R and beef

Akia Villa, Page designer May 16, 2024

Three best friends walk down the hall together, one of whom listens to Drake, the other listens to J. Cole and the last one listens to Kendrick. When news came out that there was drama between the rappers,...

Taylor Swift announces her upcoming album The Tortured Poets Department while accepting the best pop vocal album award for Midnights onstage during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, 2024.

The Eras Tour returns

Grace Crockett, News Editor May 15, 2024

Taylor Swift’s world renowned Eras Tour returned in Paris on Thursday May 9. Fans were left shocked as the tour had a complete upgrade with the addition of new outfits, new setlist, including "The Tortured...

Taylor Swift performs onstage at the Paris La Defense Arena as part of her Eras Tour, in Nanterre, France, on May 9, 2024.

Review | “The Tortured Poets Department” is a powerful album

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor in Chief May 14, 2024

In this day and age, Taylor Swift has become a hot topic due to her divisive reputation. Over the past year she has gone on The Eras Tour which had brought in a lot of money for her and the places she...

Members of the Writers Guild of America picket in front of CBS Television City in Los Angeles on Sept. 24, 2023.

Ripples through Hollywood 

Beth Brackmann, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

On May 2, 2023 the Writers Guild of America went on a strike that lasted for five months ending on September 27th of the same year. This put a hold on the productions of movie, TV, and other forms of entertainment,...

Trolls Band Together, the third movie in the Trolls franchise, was released on Nov. 17, 2023. The animated movie is a family comedy that follows main characters Poppy and Branch, voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, as they embark on a perilous rescue mission.

Review | Not just a fun movie

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor May 2, 2024

Usually kids movies tend to really only appeal to kids, attempting to teach cheesy lessons that would not apply to audiences past the age of 10. “Trolls 3: Band Together” manages to teach many valuable...

Billie Eilish performs at Lollapalooza in Chicagos Grant Park on Aug. 3, 2023.

2024 Lollapalooza lineup revealed

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor April 19, 2024

Lollapalooza will take place in Grant Park, Chicago, during Aug. 1-4, and will have eight headlining artists. The festival will showcase a grand total of more than 170 artists and groups from multiple...

Conan Gray released his third album, Found Heaven earlier this month.

Review | We’re lonely dancers

Margaret Demski, Copy Editor April 17, 2024

Conan Gray’s new album could be one of his best, it introduces a new type of music for him, and shows an expansion in his music. The album shows emotion even though most of the songs are pretty upbeat,...

Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV is a documentary series recounting behind-the-scenes details from working with producer Dan Schneider.

An open secret 

Beth Brackmann, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

Nickelodeon's “open secret” has now made it to the mainstream through the new docu series “Quiet On Set” released on Maxx and Discovery + in late March. The series explored the industry that is...

An image from Beyoncés concert at Allegiant Stadium on Aug. 26, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Review | Beyonce’s new album is different in a good way

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor April 12, 2024

Beyonce’s new album came out on Mar. 29, bringing a new style of music to her discography. Many have been skeptical due to the country-pop sound of the album, despite Beyonce herself not considering...

Ruby Franke, known for her parenting YouTube channel 8passengers, plead guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse in court on December 18, 2023.

Not so “ideal family”

Jennifer Landa-Tolentino, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Ruby Franke, 42 year old mom of six children Sheri 20, Chad 18, Abby 16, Julie 14, Russell 12, and Eve 9 also a youtuber that was a family channel portrayed as an “Ideal family”. The family channel...

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