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

Construction work on the sewers in Holiday Hills this fall has prevented the community from living a normal life, including allowing busses to enter neighborhoods.

Students from Holiday Hills navigate sewer construction in their neighborhood

Henry Fitzgerald, Freshman Correspondant December 1, 2022

MCHS students from Holiday Hills have been walking across the neighborhood because of a sewer system installation. Since September, buses refuse to go inside the neighborhood. The sewer system installation...

American Studies students debate issues and perform during this years Chautauqua in the Upper Campus auditorium on Nov. 17.

Honors American Studies hosts annual Chautauqua event

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

As students fix their costumes, grab their hand made signs, prepare themselves for debate. Teachers gather students in order to begin the first day of Chautauqua. Chautauqua is an event that takes place...

Last year, the Warrior Warehouse connected to the cafeteria housed the Hidden Pearl coffeehouse before it was forced to relocate. This fall, Rusty Malts will move into the spot in this most recent partnership with the school and local businesses.

Rusty Malts coffee shop partners with the Upper Campus

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor November 7, 2022

This month, MCHS’s Upper Campus will be welcoming a new coffee shop, Rusty Malts, available to students during the school day.  In previous years, the campus had welcomed Hidden Pearl. Although loved...

A production line worker at Shaw carpet factory, William Raguay, assists his mother, Emma Medina, in casting her vote at the Dalton Courthouse side on Oct. 19, 2022. (Miguel Martinez/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

What to know about this year’s midterm elections

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 4, 2022

McHenry County midterm elections will take place on Nov. 8 in person and by mail. Citizens must be registered and at least 18 years old to vote. Polling locations include the McHenry County Administration...

Community members, including students from MCHS, paint a mural in downtown McHenry on Saturday—the first public mural in the towns history.

Community paints mural in downtown McHenry

Lilyona Kribley, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022

The McHenry community came together to paint a mural with painter Maurico Ramirez on the side of the McHenry Clock Company on Green Street on Saturday. This is McHenry’s first ever mural, named “#McHenryStrong.”...

While juniors will take the PSAT next week, other grades levels will learn test taking strategies or take time off. During early release days, teachers will host parent-teacher conferences.

What to know ahead of fall PSAT testing week

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor October 21, 2022

On Oct. 25, all juniors will take part in the state issued PSAT test. This will take place in the Upper Campus main gym, with some students having accommodations and testing elsewhere. PSATs will be...

Homecoming week came to a close with the Homecoming football game on Friday, where Warriors came together in camo to support the varsity football team.

(Updated) MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2022

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor October 3, 2022

McHenry High School's Homecoming kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 2 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Homecoming dance. Between them, students will show their school spirits at a number of events,...

A student from Art Club paints a window at Green Street Cafe on Sept. 29 in preparation for Homecoming next week.

MCHS kicks off Homecoming the first week of October

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Homecoming is an exciting time for many students, and this year MCHS has created new traditions for students to look forward to. This year's spirit days at MCHS are based on trends from social media...

Students handed out brochures and pamphlets during the Upper Campus Activities Fair during lunch on Sep. 21. Two new clubs are piloting this year, and several have been promoted from pilot to extracurricular.

MCHS introduces new extracurriculars

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

This school year, MCHS added two pilot extracurricular activities for students, including Black Student Union and Warrior Wellness, both clubs that help with inclusivity and benefit self-esteem. Molara...

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020, in Windsor, England. Barbados, which has long prided itself on being the most English of Britains former colonies in the Caribbean, announced it will be taking steps to drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and to become a republic by next year, when it marks its 55th anniversary of independence from British rule.

Britain’s longest ruling monarch dead at 96

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

After a statement posted on Sept. 8 that Queen Elizabeth II had been hospitalized due to doctors' concern for her health, the palace officially announced her death at age 96. The royal family announced...

The affidavit, released by the Department of Justice on Friday, revealed that the former president was being investigated for possible violations of the Espionage Act, in addition to other crimes.

Trump under investigation for potential Espionage Act violations

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer August 30, 2022

A redacted version of the affidavit — written statement under oath — used to obtain a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property was made public on Friday. It reveals...

President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona looks on after Biden announced a federal student loan relief plan that includes forgiving up to $20,000 for some borrowers and extending the payment freeze in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Biden announces federal student loan forgiveness for most borrowers

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his long-awaited plan to cancel $10K in federal student loan debt for individuals earning less than $125K and households earning under $250K. Pell Grant recipients...

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