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

Jared Bysiek

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

Jared Bysiek is a senior at McHenry High School's West Campus. He enjoys photography, literature, art, video games and music, especially punk, ska and thrash. A member of MCHS's yearbook staff his junior year, Jared's passion for music and journalism fuel his interest in politics, staying informed, and searching for the truth.

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Watching movies and shows on Netflix has always been a social activity for teenagers. But shelter-in-place has changed how people consume media together — and how creators release media — possibly forever.

How we watch now

April 30, 2020
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Though many consider it an untraditional career choice, musicians have been hit as hard as others in an economy crippled by coronavirus. Musicians have been forced to get creative with ways to share their music during social distancing.

Music from a distance

April 23, 2020
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MCHS is a school where students and staff alike feel safe to be themselves; some even dress in a manner that contradicts traditional gender roles.

Redefining the norm

March 9, 2020
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Students dance beneath the neon lights at this years MORP dance, which took place on February 15 at East Main Gym. The theme of this years dance was Glow Out.

Glow all out

March 3, 2020
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When it comes to making prom dresses, teacher Andrew Hillier has his work cut out for him. There is a lot of detailing happening behind the seams to make a gorgeous dress.

Passion for fashion

February 11, 2020
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Joe Cangelosi plays guitar for Winter Tennis during the Battle of the Bands. On January 24, MCHS student-formed bands competed for the title of 2020 Battle of the Bands champion.

Sing it loud

February 3, 2020
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Logan LaRose stretches with the varsity dance team in the hallways at West Campus before their performance. The dance team hosted the Fox Valley Conference championship at West Campus on January 15.

Leaps and bounds forward

January 24, 2020
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Christmas is a time for holiday joy and giving. Though with changing times and attitudes, have corporations taken over the spirit of Christmas?

Opinion: Christmas for business?

December 20, 2019
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News Briefs: Week of December 9

December 9, 2019
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Director of bands Spencer Hile and West science teacher  Ryan Ellison were nominated and selected as Novembers staff member of the month at East and West respectively.

Diligent Warriors

November 27, 2019
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Taking too many Advanced Placement classes can be stressful and overwhelming for many students, but can also help students develop both academic skills and behaviors that will serve them well after high school.

The AP lifestyle

November 21, 2019
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Sally Hepner, Wests student services administrative assistant, makes a phone call during the school day and custodian Elenor Rogan cleans up East Campus after school. Hepner and Rogan were MCHSs staff members of the month for September.

Dedicated Warriors

November 14, 2019
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Bulanda, a junior at West Campus, trains five dogs individually for around an hour per dog in order to help them become K-9 police dogs.

Bark and bite

November 7, 2019
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Piper Spengel has expressed her passion for special effects makeup since sixth grade. She tries to stop herself each year by upping the gore and the concept behind it.

Creepy creativity

October 31, 2019
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East Campus sophomore Liam Krater began karate when turned five years old. In 2018, he won first place for the kata competition in the Illinois state tournament.

Discipline and determination

October 23, 2019
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Review: The Specialss Encore

Review: The Specials’s ‘Encore’

October 16, 2019
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At the top  of her game

At the top of her game

October 11, 2019
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