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

Madison Harvey

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer

Madison Harvey is a freshman at West Campus. When she's not playing softball or volleyball, she likes to write, read, bake, and experiment with a camera. She is excited to learn and grow as a journalist and photographer.

Recognition:

"Keep the universal DH" (IJEA)

"Becoming One" (Best of SNO)

"One year later" (Best of SNO)

“Making it big” (Best of SNO, IJEA)

All content by Madison Harvey
Students celebrate the end of the school during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

[Photo] Gallery: Prom 2022

May 2, 2022
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Alessandro Quirolpe is walked out by teammates during the senior night game against Dundee-Crown on Feb. 11 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Varsity basketball

March 1, 2022
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Working on behalf of National Honor Society, business teacher Erin Harris gives change while working the concession stand during the varsity girls basketball game on Dec. 3 outside the Upper Campus Main Gym.

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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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The second floor hallway of West Campus leading to the guidance office used to be lined by math and science classrooms. These classes have moved to Wests new extension.

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The first floor hallway alongside the Autos classroom, known as the dungeon is one of Wests most famous nooks — one that many East students have never heard of.

[Photo] The Upper Campus

May 20, 2021
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The varsity football team huddles before a home game and stokes their team spirit against Huntley at McCracken Field on April 1. Several senior athletes at MCHS, including football players, intend to play college-level sports next year.

Next level

May 11, 2021
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West Campus seniors work on assignments during the second to last week of their school year. Teachers and underclassmen will remember the Class of 2021 as one who persevered through difficulty — and handled it with grace.

[Photo] Never forgotten

May 14, 2021
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Students pose with Derek Galvicius during Duct Tape the Teacher, which concluded Homecoming week on April 23 outside the West Campus cafeteria.

Gallery: Duct Tape the Teacher

April 26, 2021
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The varsity baseball team played Mundelein on April 15 at Peterson Park.

Baseball season winds up

April 26, 2021
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Student council at both buildings made plans for a special spirit week for an unusual spring Homecoming week. These signs hang at West Campus advertising  these spirit days and other events during Homecoming.

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Regina Anelli spikes the volleyball during a home volleyball match on March 22 against Lakes High School.

Gallery: Spring volleyball season

April 9, 2021
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The varsity volleyball team meets mid-court to strategize during a game against Johnsburg on March 24 in the East Campus main gym.

[Photo] Bouncing Back

April 27, 2021
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Students who have waited patiently for COVID to loosen its grip are excited to start their athletic seasons. But is the combination of short seasons and new learning schedules too much for them?

Overworked

March 24, 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.

[Photo] Putting on a show

March 25, 2021
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Empty, socially distant desks wait in the West Campus south foyer for students to sit and eat their lunches — one of many ways the past year felt different to students.

One year later

March 12, 2021
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The pandemic forced students and teachers to engage in new ways — through Schoology assignments and Zoom meetings — which took some getting used for many.

[Photo] Back to home-school

March 12, 2021
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A spring break approaches and teachers have received their second doses of the vaccine, MCHS braces for whats next — whether or not its a return to normalcy.

[Photo] A new sort of normal

March 12, 2021
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Remaining socially distant during lunch and eating on small classroom desks is just another change that in-person learners got used to during hybrid learning in the winter and spring.

[Photo] Somewhere in-between

March 12, 2021
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During the modified 2020 season, every MLB game featured a designated hitter, which meant more hits and more runners on base. Losing the DH would be a shame.

Opinion: Keep the universal DH

March 10, 2021
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The girls basketball team practices in Buckner Gym at West Campus on March 3 while other athletes train in the weight room. Two- and three-season athletes have had to make tough decisions about which sports to play — and which not to play — during overlapping seasons.

Wild ride

March 8, 2021
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Construction of a climbing wall began on the east side of Buckner Gym in early-February. The wall will accommodate the district’s new Adventure Education course.

New projects begin in Buckner Gym

March 4, 2021
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Colleen Eddy prepares for Mental Health Friday on February 10 in the dance room at West Campus.

[Photo] Better help

February 12, 2021
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A billboard in St. Petersburg, FL painted by the Vitale Brothers honors the career and history of Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will lead the team to his tenth Super Bowl appearance on Sunday.

Brady edges into another Super Bowl

February 4, 2021
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As a Warrior, Tonyan set the school record for passing yards with 5,000 and was named to the All Conference team as a junior and senior. Now a Green Bay Packer, Tonyan tied for fifth in the league in touchdowns during the 2020 season.

Making it big

February 1, 2021
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[Photo] Essay: Sister parents

January 25, 2021
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[Photo] Part Four: Abash

November 24, 2020
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[Photo] Part One: Blind

November 24, 2020
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[Photo] Part Two: Umbrage

November 24, 2020
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