The McHenry Messenger

Ask Elle: Fighting to cross the finish line

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Elle Smith, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Dear Elle: At first, being out of school because of coronavirus seemed sort of like a long snow day or an extended spring break. During our first week off, I think I only did two or three assignments total for all my classes. I didn’t expect to be out of school for a month. Now, all the missing assign...

Ask Elle: Pushing people away

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Elle Smith, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Dear Elle: My parents are driving me absolutely insane. Life hasn't been easy on me this week and every single time I try to talk to them about it, they just tell me that life is hard and I should just get over it. But that literally doesn't help! I've vented about this with my friends and on my spam...

Ask Elle: Crushed

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

December 19, 2019

Dear Elle: So, I’m a lesbian. I don’t hide it, but I also don’t make it my mission to announce it. At the moment as I write this I am chilling in a car with the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s a force to be reckoned with, and she is filled with passion it makes me stop in awe. I wa...

Ask Elle: Winter blues

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Elle Smith, Advice Colummnist

December 3, 2019

Dear Elle: During the summer, most of my friends know me as someone who is fun, outgoing, and loves to go on adventures. But now that it's getting colder and darker day by day, I'm finding it harder and harder to be motivated to do anything. It's not just going out with friends or getting Starbucks...

Ask Elle: Feeling like a fifth wheel

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

October 10, 2019

Dear Elle: My friends have all been hanging out without me for quite some time now without telling me. Every time I bring it up to them, they get mad at me and say I'm overreacting and that I shouldn't be mad at them. I don't know how to react because I don't want them to keep telling me I'm in the w...

Ask Elle: The stressful junior journey

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 23, 2019

Dear Elle: So, basically, last year I coasted through the year with only doing the major homework and whatever I wanted to do. This year, I'm a junior and every class I get a lot more homework—every single day.  Lately it's been quite stressful because I am in theatre and it’s my first year i...

Ask Elle: Should I stay or should I go?

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 4, 2019

Dear Elle: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We are seniors and have been talking a lot about college. I've decided to go to MCC, but my boyfriend is looking at a private school in Wisconsin. We even visited the college last week. I'm worried, though, because I don't know if our re...