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

Annapatricia Cruz

Annapatricia Cruz, Contributing Illustrator

Annapatricia Cruz is a senior at MCHS. She enjoys drawing, crocheting, and baking during her free time. She is a fanatic over spicy foods/snacks. Her favorite TV shows are Final Space, Inside Job, and Parks and Rec. This is her third year as an Illustrator for the McHenry Messenger.

Recognition:

"Let’s skip standardized tests this year" (IJEA)

All content by Annapatricia Cruz
Though migrants crossing the Mexican border are being bussed from Texas to cities all around the U.S. without much choice or warning, the ones who end up in McHenry County have found more supports than they might expect.

[Photo] People are people

February 13, 2024
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Because of MCHSs student volunteers this holiday season, including those from Key Club and other service organizations, many children in the community will receive Christmas presents that might not have otherwise.

[Photo] Santa's helpers

December 22, 2022
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When parents have access to grades, they can help students stay on track. But constant conversations about grades can also add pressure to students who are doing their best and struggling to keep their grades up.

[Photo] Full access

December 19, 2022
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Though students arent allowed to eat lunch outside the cafeteria, the rule is rarely enforced. Its one of many rules that MCHS could work harder to apply consistently — or do away with entirely.

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has lead to many people looking for a fur-ever friend, but has also made it more difficult to take care of pets.

[Photo] Pets of the pandemic

MJ Smit, Staff Writer
November 23, 2020
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