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Alayna Majkrzak

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor

Alayna Majkrzak is a junior at McHenry High School’s upper campus. They enjoy dying their hair funky colors and collecting chunky rings. They always seem to end up writing reviews about "Glee" and they are so excited to continue working at what they love with the people around them.

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On September 11, 2001, many of MCHSs teachers were in the classroom—some as teachers, others as students. Each one of them still remembers that fateful day.

A turning point

September 11, 2021
West Campus seniors work on assignments during the second to last week of their school year. Teachers and underclassmen will remember the Class of 2021 as one who persevered through difficulty — and handled it with grace.

Never forgotten

May 14, 2021
JoJo Siwa gives a tour of her new epic bedroom in a 2018 video on YouTube. Many fans, including MCHS students, say that coming out makes an important and powerful statement.

I’m coming out

March 1, 2021
Even as remote learning continued, MCHSs drama club managed to put together a fall play. Carissa Hudson helped direct that play until COVID shut down performances.

Setting the stage

December 9, 2020
People who consider themselves alternative usually express it through social media posts, but what people consider alt has its roots in punk-rock—and in social politics.

That is so punk

November 30, 2020
An enormous text book sits on an MCHS students desk waiting to be cracked open. Because of remote learning, though, some students havent had the energy or motivation to participate in their classes.

Lost in translation

November 18, 2020
Waiting to hear the verdict on the rest of her senior year, Senior Gracee Majkrzak draws on her East Campus parking spot.

Senior Spotlight

May 13, 2020
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