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

Karina Lucarz, Contributing Photographer

Karina Lucarz is a junior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She is an ambitious photographer for the student newspaper. Outside of school, she loves to paint and hike, and spends most of her time is absorbed in school work.

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Students sit in the flexible seating in the Center for Science, Technology and Industry at the Upper Campus on January 20. This year is MCHSs first year with blended classes, but many students, teachers and administrators would agree that the transition has not gone as smoothly as expected.

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Students find a quiet place to work in the College Career Center at the Upper Campus on November 11. Named after District 156 Superintendent Dr. Ryan McTague, the space now houses the Upper Campuss counselors and student services division.

[Photo] Looking forward

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021
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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.

[Photo] Lost in translation

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer
November 18, 2020
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Junior Rebecca Arendarczyk works on Khan Academy in her AIM classroom. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are now required to engage with the program every Tuesdays and Thursdays during AIM.

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A recent trend of male students wearing their girlfriends scrunchies has arisen at MCHS.

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Whether at restaurants like Starbucks or McDonalds or retailers like Meiger and JCPenney, students sometimes have to put up with abuse from customers — often following an already overwhelming school day

[Photo] Customer servants

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
February 7, 2020
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MCHSs varsity dance team waits their turn to hit the gym floor. The dance team hosted the Fox Valley Conference championship at West Campus on January 15.

[Photo] Leaps and bounds forward

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor
January 24, 2020
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Lance Lawrence discusses the role race plays in his life. High school is a battle in its own, but the addition of being a minority makes it more difficult.

[Photo] Seeing color

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer
December 13, 2019
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West Campus alum and social studies teacher Raymond Haggerty was with his Army unit in Afghanistan during 9/11.

[Photo] Hometown Heroes

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer
November 11, 2019
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WARNING: The images in this gallery portray realistic and disturbing depictions of illness and injury.

[Photo] Creepy creativity

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor
October 31, 2019
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[Photo] At the top of her game

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor
October 11, 2019
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Though being a foreign exchange student has kept Leproni busy, he misses the little things back at his home in Italy.

[Photo] New face in a new place

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer
October 18, 2019
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