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

Josie Cable

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor

Josie Cable is a junior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She enjoys shopping, painting, and listening to music. Along with these hobbies, Josie enjoys playing softball and tennis. This is Josie's second year on the Messenger's staff.


2021 IHSA Sectionals (third in editorial writing)

"Businesses on the brim" (IJEA)

"Becoming One" (Best of SNO)

All content by Josie Cable
A member of the class of 2019 stands to be recognized during East Campuss graduation ceremony at McCracken Field.

Seniors to graduate at McCracken Field

December 14, 2021
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With East and West now combined into a single Upper Campus, the parking lot is more full than its ever been, inspiring Instagram accounts to capture the schools worst parking jobs.

Posting parking lot fails

November 30, 2021
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Because East and West Campus upperclassmen all attend the Upper Campus, students no longer need to travel between campuses to attend certain classes. But space during passing periods and lunches are more limited than ever — even with a new extension and open lunch.

Opinion: Clear the way

November 11, 2021
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Cara Vandermyde embraces differences and encourages growth and acceprance in her classroom and within the MCHS community.

Unafraid to fail

October 8, 2021
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The learning ledge on the second floor of the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry waits for students fill its seats starting the 2021-22 school year — the first year that West Campus will be known as the Upper Campus.

Becoming one

May 24, 2021
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Over the years, finals have only caused more stress — and damaged final grades that students worked so hard for. Thankfully, MCHS cancelled this years final — but will they eliminate them for good?

Opinion: The final straw

May 21, 2021
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The bleachers at West Campus were crammed full of screaming students a decade ago. So what happened to pep assemblies — and why arent West students excited for the spirit shout any more?

Opinion: Let’s rep the pep

May 7, 2021
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Organized by Heidie Dunn, an English teacher at East Campus, MCHSs version of Romeo and Juliet features teachers and staff members from almost every department.

Putting on a show

March 25, 2021
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Health care workers collect saliva samples at a drive-up testing site in Arizona in November. Since then, COVID cases have dropped significantly in most states, including Illinois.

COVID cases decreasing

February 22, 2021
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Though teachers are ready for hybrid learning, they have also switched roles several times since last spring — transitioning from in-person teaching to mostly asynchronous last year, then by teaching daily on Zoom, and now to a mix of in-person and remote during hybrid learning.

Rising to the challenge

January 27, 2021
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January 20, 2021 President Elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated at Capitol Hill as the 46th President of the United States of America.

What to expect on Inauguration Day

January 11, 2021
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With the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are still having social gatherings and partying like there is no tomorrow, almost as if the pandemic wasnt happening.

Opinion: Stop partying and stay safe

December 4, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many local small businesses hard, one of those hard hit businesses being The Bike Haven in McHenry Illinois.

Businesses on the brim

November 16, 2020
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