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

Editorial Cartoon: Amingus

Editorial Cartoon: Amingus

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Though digital apps like My Homework and Minga are designed to help students and staff, many have found the transition confusing and unhelpful — and a possible breach of privacy.

Opinion: Mingapocolypse

Gabe Santos, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

It's the first day back to school at MCHS and students are going into lunch. There are students on a staircase, shoulder to shoulder. It’s stressful, cramped, and loud.  Later, a student in class realizes...

Editorial Cartoon: College and sports

Editorial Cartoon: College and sports

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer August 31, 2022

Though the public has sought guidance from the CDC throughout the pandemic, the organizations most recent guidance, which leaves choices up to individuals, does not adequately protect the public.

Opinion: New COVID guidance shows CDC’s unreliability, negligence

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer August 19, 2022

After two years of guiding Americans through COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have seemingly given up on ensuring public safety. Though some chose not to follow previous guidance,...

Summer comes along with a ton of insecurities for some, so having good summer ettiquette is imperative for everyone to have a safe happy summer.

Editorial: Be kind this summer

Editorial Board May 23, 2022

An outburst of laughter can be heard from behind a teenager on the beach. When she turns around, it is a large friend group. At first she thinks nothing of it, but as she drifts off she overhears what...

A woman chalks a message at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market on May 15, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. A gunman opened fire at the store yesterday killing ten people and wounding another three.

Editorial: Mass shootings are preventable

Editorial Board May 23, 2022

Generation Z has been hearing about mass shootings on a daily basis their whole lives. Whether they grew up in a large city like New York or in the suburbs like McHenry, it is a fear that many people have...

Our school seems to love the singer Pitbull — especially since his songs are played at so many school functions. So why didnt anyone dress up for Mr. Worldwide Day during the prom spirit week — and why is our school afraid of showing its school spirit?

Opinion: Worldwide spirit

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 18, 2022

Mr. Worldwide. A man who has taken over the world with his sparkling bald head and wonderful woos. He encapsulates class, excitement, and what it truly means to be the life of the party. Of course,...

For years, MCHS graduates were asked not to decorate their caps for graduation. This year, the rule has changed, allowing students to express themselves during the formal ceremony.

Opinion: Strict graduation attire should retire

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

It’s the final day as a senior, a high schooler. The entire front entrance is decorated with orange and black streamers, balloons and graduation decorations. Through the main gym doors and the view from...

People may have all kinds of reasons for sharing their traumas on social media. For example, it might help them process the trauma or find support. Still, the habit can be unhealthy and lead to unexpected consequences.

Opinion: Stop making trauma trendy

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

A student makes a post on TikTok laughing about their failing grades, while another student views the video wondering why it has so many likes and people joking in the comments. Is this just a coping mechanism...

Art installation Circular Dimensions x Microscape by Cristopher Cichocki is seen at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 17, 2022, in Indio, California.

Opinion: It’s time to question Coachella’s charm

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinion Editor May 9, 2022

Loud music fills the crowd members' ears as they gaze up through the blinding lights at the artist they paid to see. Sweat, and too many people out in the California sun. $500 spent in order to see a 90...

Though it makes logistical sense to separate freshmen from upperclassmen in different buildings, the social impact on freshmen has made the transition to high school more difficult.

Review: Freshman Campus

Campbell Bitterman, Freshman Campus Correspondent May 3, 2022

As a result of being isolated from older students, McHenry Freshman students are in for a rude awakening when they go into their sophomore year and switch to the Upper Campus. New sophomores may go into...

Seniors complain about senioritis all year long, but it gets particularly bad the closer students get to graduation. Senioritis, however, is just an excuse students use when they are suffering from another ailment: laziness.

Opinion: Senioritis is stupid

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor April 29, 2022

Assignment after assignment piles up for seniors. Math, science, English, history, and they just keep coming. Though this is no different than any other year. But this year, as a senior they have a new...

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