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The “Joker” Controversy

The “Joker” Controversy

Haley DuHamel, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Though the psychological violence in "Joker" can be intense, it may provoke positive responses instead of negative ones. It could inspire the audience to seek professional help and therapy after seeing what untreated mental illness did to the Joker. It might even reinforce people’s will to do good, to do the opposite of what the Joker did.

YouTuber V. YouTuber

YouTuber V. YouTuber

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Celebrities such as Justin Beiber will most likely attend the fight, after the pop star commented on one of Paul’s pictures on KSI, “He showed up at my crib too,” and in another comment, he urged Paul to “rip his head off.”

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

October 16, 2019

Comeback albums are never an easy feat, and usually quite rocky in its execution. However, English ska-revivalist icons The Specials, formed in 1977, change that perception on their newest album. “Encore” is their eighth studio album, and first release of original music since their 1998 album ...

Mario Kart mayhem

Mario Kart mayhem

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Mario runs, flies, jumps, and plays sports, but one of his best adaptation characteristics is irrefutably him racing against his beloved friends or enemies, while collecting his power up items to help him race to the finish line. He has gone through many different iterations from him being pixelated...

Review: Blink-182’s ‘NINE’

Review: Blink-182’s ‘NINE’

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

For a person who has wanted to get into punk music for quite some time, Blink-182’s new album “NINE” is a good place to start. With a diverse set of songs, great melodies, and easy listening, “NINE” is an album that feels like it was made by Blink-182. However, throughout my listening, I found the album’s au...

MCHS Comics and Manga Club Hosts Captain Marvel Showing

MCHS Comics and Manga Club Hosts Captain Marvel Showing

Mario Ochoa, Editor - West Campus

May 1, 2019

On March 9, 2019, McHenry Comics and Manga Club teamed up with the McHenry Downtown Theater on Green Street to host a viewing of Marvel's new film, Captain Marvel. “It was a new experience for us, and we hope to keep on hosting new events in the future,” said Curtis Menke, a counselor at McHen...

Shazam! Movie Review

Shazam! Movie Review

Keefer Roman, Editor -- West Campus

May 1, 2019

Shazam! is the latest offering from the DC Comics Universe. It is based on a character that was created and published in 1939 by American publisher DC Comics Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker. It begins with a 14-year-old named Billy Batson, who is played by Asher Angel. He is chosen to become a...

West Graduate Hits High Note in Music Career

West Graduate Hits High Note in Music Career

Sydney Murrin, Editor

May 1, 2019

Dodging a crowd of people, lugging her suitcase behind her, recent McHenry West Campus graduate Mackenzie O’Brien weaves through the airport on her way to Nashville, T.N., where she is headed to write and record songs in hopes of establishing herself as a serious musician. For O’Brien, this is a pr...