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

Mr. McHenry contestants walk with their chaperones during the spring spirit rally on March 23. The Mr. McHenry pageant will take place later that day in the Upper Campus auditorium.

NHS hosts annual Mr. McHenry pageant

Marcos Lagunas, Freshman Correspondant March 23, 2023

On Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., six senior students will be competing to find out who Mr. McHenry is. The event will have four different sections, including sportswear, talent, formal wear and a Q&A...

Students will be able to learn more about job opportunities from McHenry area businesses at the MTI Match Day during lunches on March 22 at Upper Campus.

MCHS offers students job opportunities at MTI Career Match

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

On March 22, during all lunch periods, students can attend the new MTI Career Match event. MCHS will have approximately 30 local organizations/businesses set up in the Upper Campus Main Gym. This voluntary...

Students from MCHSs Key Club splash into the water at the Crystal Lake Beach on March 4 to raise money for Special Olympics.

Key Club helps raise over $3000 for Special Olympics in annual Polar Plunge

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Every year, MCHS’ Key Club helps out the Polar Plunge, an organization to help raise money for the Special Olympics. This year, it was held in Crystal Lake on March 5 at noon. All Special Olympics...

McHenrys ShamROCKs the Fox festival takes place this weekend over three days and includes a 5K, live music, food trucks, a parade and dying the Fox River green.

Annual ShamROCKS the Fox festival to be held at Miller Point

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

On March 17, 18 and 19, the annual ShamROCKS festival for St. Patrick’s Day is going to be held at Miller Point by the McHenry Riverwalk. The ShamROCKS Festival is and event that will that throughout...

Last month, the CDC released a Youth Risk Behavior study that shows female and lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning adolescents display a startling increase in mental health challenges compared to recent years.

Teen girls ‘engulfed in growing wave of sadness,’ new national data finds

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 14, 2023

Adolescent female and lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning students display increasing mental health challenges as hopelessness, suicidality and sexual violence reach new highs, CDC Youth Risk Behavior...

Smoke rises from a derailed cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 4, 2023.

Ohio train derailment leads to environmental concerns

Henry Fitzgerald, Freshman Correspondant March 9, 2023

Just before 9 p.m., on Feb. 20, the Northfolk Southern train derailed causing radioactive chemicals to spread throughout the nearby area. Although no people have died as of yet, a predicted 43,700 animals...

A sign at a bus shelter shows the national debt in Washington, DC on Jan. 20, 2023.

U.S. reaches debt ceiling again after raising it in 2021

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor March 1, 2023

The United States has reached its debt limit again after it was raised in Dec. 2021 from 2.5 trillion dollars to 31.4 trillion. Right now, in the U.S. the debt limit has been reached and Congress is in...

A handmade sign reads Inclusion Matters! hangs on the wall in Upper Campus.

MCHS celebrates Inclusion Week

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 28, 2023

From Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, McHenry High School’s Warrior Buddies are promoting inclusivity through the annual Inclusion Week.  Warrior Buddies work with and mentor students in adaptive classes and help...

13 McHenry County libraries are participating in the Library Lovers Expedition. The events come in an attempt to bring more patrons into the libraries.

McHenry County libraries host Library Lovers Expedition

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 24, 2023

On Feb. 1, the McHenry County libraries began hosting events in an attempt to get members of the community more interested in reading and learning.  Events include special materials to check out, the...

Signs hang outside of classrooms where dual credit classes take place at MCHS. Next year, students enrolled in dual credit classes will be charged $25 per class each semester.

MCC to charge for dual credit classes next year

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

Starting this upcoming year, all students in McHenry county taking a dual credit course will be charged a $25 fee per semester.  The new implication was finalized in early January. MCHS will be assessing...

A dress collection box sits full of dresses for the Key Club’s dress drive in coordination with My Sister’s Dress. The affordable dresses will be on sale on Feb. 25 at McHenry County High School.

Key Club partners with My Sister’s Dress to donate prom attire

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

MCHS’ Key Club has partnered with My Sister’s Dress to help students have access to more affordable dresses.  My Sister’s Dress is an organization that has been around since 2008. The idea is...

On Jan. 10, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a law immediately banning the sale of assault-style rifles in the state. However, McHenry Countys States Attorney is challenging the ban, which is currently tied up in court,.

Governor Pritzker signs assault weapons ban into law

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 14, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an assault weapon ban into law after being approved by the Illinois House in a 68-41 vote and passing Monday in the Senate 34-20. This ban takes place...

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