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

Leading up to the midterms election, people all across the state received political mailers disguised as newspapers. These mailers, including the McHenry Times, are intended to deceive the public into thinking it is real news.

Fact or fiction?

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor December 2, 2022

A newspaper falls onto a doorstep. The paper is full of facts and figures that aren’t exactly true despite the tagline of “Real data. Real value. Real news.” plastered over the front page. The door...

Students make progress on their homework during Paul Wilms lunch study in room 331 at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 3.

Go big or go to Lunch Study

Janelle Hernandez, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Freshmen students are enjoying their lunch, preparing to study for their next test. Just as they are about to take another bite, one of the lunch supervisors yells out, “Lunch Study kids, time to go!”...

Students involved in the fall play work hard in their final dress rehearsal for The Merry Wives of Windsor on Nov. 1 in the Freshman Campus theater.

All hands on stage

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Chaeyla Maldonado peaks through the curtains of the FC theater nervous for her first ever time on stage. The curtains open as the bright lights hit her. She smiles and starts her lines. This year, MCHS’s...

Arturo Delgadillo, dressed fittingly as a super hero for Halloween, poses in the Center for Science, Technology and Industry. Formerly a police officer, Delgadillo now supervises the security teams at both the Upper and Freshman Campuses.

Who it takes to keep MCHS safe

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 9, 2022

With 40 school shootings in ten months, 2022 has become the most devastating year for schools in recent history. Ensuring safety and preventing tragedy has become a priority more than ever for schools. This...

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both students and staff found ways to show their support beyond simply wearing pink — from running and raising money at 5Ks to staying at the side of loved ones fighting their diagnosis.

The fight for survival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

A student runs a 5K in a neighborhood in Woodstock to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. He runs also to support his mom, who has had breast cancer in the past. He doesn’t want anybody...

Though band director Ryan Cabildo was hired only part way through second semester last year, hes done much to re-invigorate MCHSs band program, guiding them to wins at competitions and exciting parade opportunities.

New director, new direction

Lilyonna Kribley, Contributing Writer October 17, 2022

Loud cheering can be heard, filling the sky just like the sunset. Ryan Cabildo guides his marching band out in front of the stands of McCracken Field. In front of hundreds of people, Cabildo starts guiding...

Leah Pelletier, a science instructor who teaches Honors Principles of Biomedical Science, Honors Medical Interventions and Medical Residency, has found that teaching bridges her passion for science and nurturing people.

Changing plans

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Before Leah Pelletier was a biomedical science teacher, she was an aspiring pediatrician. That is, until all eight medical schools she applied to rejected her. Or maybe it was seven — one got lost...

Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.

Freshman, freshman, junior, senior

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

A sophomore walks through the Upper Campus on the first day of school and can't find his class. With two minutes left in the passing period, he asks a teacher to point him in the right direction and is...

Though many found the transition to digital IDs and passes confusing, students and teachers at both campuses are getting used to Minga and My Homework.

A digital upgrade?

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

A student is sitting on the 4th floor of MCHS’ new edition as a security guard approaches them. The student automatically pulls up their Minga ID proving that they are allowed out for flex learning....

A retired Marine traveling with Veterans Honor Flight takes a moment to ponder the United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 25.

An honor

Nikki Sisson, Rayaan Ahmed, and Cooper Ten Bruin August 28, 2022

It is 4 a.m. on Aug. 25, and I’m standing in the dark and rain waiting to board a bus with a group of military veterans. We’ve been at McHenry High School’s Upper Campus for an hour already, standing...

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

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...

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