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A note on a locker in the hallways at West Campus promotes Start With Hello Week, an initiative promoted by  Student Council to spread positivity during the week of April 5.

Student Council hosts Start with Hello Week

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 9, 2021

On April 5, West Campus’s Student Council kicked off Start with Hello Week, an initiative to promote positivity at MCHS.  “The main goal of Start with Hello Week is to ensure that all students...

West Campus's new extension, called the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry, opened March 22 to students and staff.

Gallery: Center for Science, Technology, and Industry opens

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 23, 2021

Two years ago, MCHS announced that West Campus would be adding a new wing onto the north side of the building to house the math, science, and technology courses. The new wing has been under construction...

A table full of treats and gym full of family and friends surprised Illinois Principal of the Year Dr. Jeff Prickett during a special award ceremony in the Easy Main Gym on March 18.

Dr. Prickett named Principal of the Year

Emma Snyder, News Editor March 19, 2021

On March 18, Dr. Jeff Prickett, current principal of East Campus, was announced as the 2021 Illinois High School Principal of the Year.  “How does it feel? In a word — amazing!” said Prickett,...

Though in-person students will attend classes

MCHS expands in-person learning

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

After spring break, District 156 will expand its in-person learning to five days a week. All students currently participating in the hybrid learning schedule will attend every class each day in-person....

The CDC has begun to recommend double masking as the pandemic rages on. The dual layers offer more protection against Covid-19.

CDC recommends continued mask use, double-masking

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

The CDC authorized new recommendations regarding the use of masks and how people should use shift to double masking in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. These recommendations have come as part...

Students at West Campus post with a poster and signs celebrating International Women's Day on March 8.

MCHS celebrates women on International Women’s Day

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor March 8, 2021

Every year on International Women’s Day, the MCHS gyms or auditoriums fill with teachers, administrators, and students, who want to celebrate and rejoice with women, for their rights and how far they’ve...

Senate impeachment managers make the case against former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial in February. Though acquitted for inciting a riot, Trump is the only U.S. president to be impeached twice.

Trump acquitted during second impeachment

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

In early February 2021, the second impeachment trial for former-President Donald Trump was held in the Senate, he was acquitted of high crimes and misdemeanors.  The trial lasted five days and the...

Construction of a climbing wall began on the east side of Buckner Gym in early-February. The wall will accommodate the district’s new Adventure Education course.

New projects begin in Buckner Gym

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, February 6, construction of a few projects began in Buckner Gym. The gym was previously used primarily for fitness machines and equipment, as well as Strength and Dance classes.  Now,...

District 156 sent out an email in late January explaining that the district will no longer alert parents or students when there is a new Covid case on either campus.

MCHS stops sending COVID case email alerts

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor March 2, 2021

As the MCHS approaches a year since it closed its doors due to COVID-19, school officials have decided it will no longer email members of the school community about cases of COVID-19 within MCHS. MCHS...

Nurses reset injection stations set up at Woodstock North High School on February 12 after a wave of MCHS teachers, staff members, and administrators received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

MCHS teachers and staff receive first COVID dose

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 26, 2021

The teachers and staff of MCHS had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 12.  Last Friday, after school, several MCHS personnel headed to Woodstock North High...

Counselor Sarah Sadler works at her computer in her office in West Campus. She and  counseling intern Jenna McLaughlin have launched a workshop series to offer support to students with anxiety.

Weekly anxiety workshops meet on Zoom

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Among all of the chaos of the pandemic, remote learning and the hybrid schedule, the importance of mental health often gets lost. West Campus counselor Sarah Sadler and counseling intern Jenna McLaughlin...

Health care workers collect saliva samples at a drive-up testing site in Arizona in November. Since then, COVID cases have dropped significantly in most states, including Illinois.

COVID cases decreasing

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor February 22, 2021

While vaccines start being distributed across the U.S., COVID-19 cases are decreasing from a record-setting surge in December. Over 11 million people have been fully vaccinated with their second dose...

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