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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Eli Frommes

Eli Frommes, Host and Audio Producer

Eli Frommes is a junior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. He enjoys running and playing band, in between working and games. This is Eli's third year on the Messenger staff.

Recognition:

"The fight for survival" (IWPA, Best of SNO)

The Hall Pass (NSPA)

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Old, faded signs on the doors to the Upper Campus that restrict firearms at the school would do little to stop a school shooting, but MCHS has put measures in place to protect students.

Triggered

Eli Frommes, Host and Audio Producer
February 12, 2024
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Brando Sanchez reads his letter from his pen pal in his English Lab for Multilinguals class on Nov. 2. Multilingual students work on their grammar and writing skills and connect to staff members throughout the school by sending pen pal style letters back and forth.

[Photo] Pen friends forever

November 27, 2023
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The Warrior Shack trailer, run by students from BPA and wrapped by students in Matt Connors graphics classes, will sell Warrior Gear at the Homecoming football game on Friday at McCracken Field.

Warrior Shack store to open at Homecoming game

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
September 28, 2023
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Students from MCHSs Wind Ensemble headed to Nashville over the weekend, where they toured the city and performed in the WorldStrides Performing Arts Heritage Festival.

Gallery: Band trip to Nashville

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
April 27, 2023
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The sophomores celebrate a dizzy human pyramid contest during the spring spirit rally in the Upper Campus Main Gym on March 23.

Gallery: Spring spirit rally

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
March 24, 2023
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In a recent Panorama Education survey, 39% of MCHS’s students reported they feel disrespected frequently, or almost always at MCHS. That’s a startling number, and one that MCHS’s staff hopes to correct in the coming months and years.

A matter of respect

Eli Frommes, Staff Wrtier
March 15, 2023
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Students sing during the Winter Choir Festival in the Freshman Campus main gym on March 2. Several student groups performed, including all of MCHSs choirs, the schools guitar and the 8th grade choirs.

Gallery: Winter Choir Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
March 7, 2023
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Wind Ensemble performs at the Freshman Campus main gym on Feb. 1 during the Winter Band Festival.

Gallery: Winter Band Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
February 10, 2023
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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.

Full access

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
December 19, 2022
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Doug Martin races in the IHSA cross-country state tournament.

Working through it

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022
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October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both students and staff found ways to show their support beyond simply wearing pink — from running and raising money at 5Ks to staying at the side of loved ones fighting their diagnosis.

The fight for survival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
November 7, 2022
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Members of MCHSs Marching Warriors prepare for Chicagos 70th Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 10. The band took a bus downtown, gathered on Upper Wacker Dr. and marched down State St.

Gallery: Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
October 14, 2022
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Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.

Freshman, freshman, junior, senior

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
September 27, 2022
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Runners from the cross country team practice at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake on September 15.

Gallery: Cross country practice

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022
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Sophomores enjoy eating hot dogs and hamburgers and play games during a special sophomore picnic organized by Connections Crew on Sept 15 outside of the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Sophomore picnic

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
September 19, 2022
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MCHS students perform during the first night of pops concerts — the final choir concerts of the year and before graduation — on May 4 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring choir concerts

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondent
May 6, 2022
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Students watch Staff Infection perform during a sneak peek at the Upper Campus on April 29 in the main gym.

Gallery: Upper Campus sneak peek

Eli Frommes, Freshman Campus Correspondent
May 2, 2022
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Freshmen in Tamara Pitzs Spanish I class make piñatas the week of April 25 to give to students at Edgebrook Elementary School.

Gallery: Spanish I piñatas

Eli Frommes, Freshmen Campus Correspondent
April 29, 2022
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The Vixen officially opened on Mar. 5 on Green St. in downtown McHenry, offering new entertainment opportunities for the community.

Live events space replaces the McHenry Downtown Theater

Eli Frommes, Freshman Campus Correspondent
April 11, 2022
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Freshman Gavin Wuchter conducts first period Concert Band at the Freshmen Campus on January 21. Wuchter stepped up while the district found a replacement for MCHSs director of bands, who left at the beginning of second semester.

The right direction

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondant
February 9, 2022
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Freshmen can submit their writing assignments to Paper or get feedback from a trained tutor in any of their core classes. So why dont all upperclassmen get this oportunity as well?

Opinion: Upper Campus should have Paper too

Eli Frommes, Contributing Writer
December 6, 2021
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