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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 Wise

Madison Wise, Artistic Director

Madison Wise is a senior at McHenry High School's West Campus. She has been on the varsity girl's soccer team for 4 years. After high school, she plans on going to Arkansas State University to study her undecided major.

All content by Madison Wise
Laughing with his students, Derek Galvicius listens back to a recording with his Surround Sound students on March 5 in the West Campus choir room.

[Photo] Safe in sound

March 9, 2020
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Freshman Raegan DuHamel walks past senior Olivia Greenwald during a passing period at West Campus. Though students frequently stereotype freshmen, most acknowledge that individual students don’t represent the whole.

[Photo] The freshman stigma

March 11, 2020
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Jared Bysiek shows off his Black Flag tattoo on his forearm. At MCHS, getting a tattoo when a person is of age is a sort of right of passage.

[Photo] Fresh ink

February 19, 2020
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Rachel Hanson has taught special education for 14 years, though this is only her second year working at West Campus.

[Photo] Touching hearts and minds

January 27, 2020
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Avary Shrum stretches with the varsity dance team before their tournament performance. The dance team hosted the Fox Valley Conference championship at West Campus on January 15.

[Photo] Leaps and bounds forward

January 24, 2020
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Leanna Anderson helps MCHS student at her IT help desk on January 7. She spends her time in the library solving student’s technology problems.

[Photo] Keeping the machine running

January 9, 2020
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Students at MCHS celebrate more than just Christmas. Here are four students who use the holidays to celebrate in different ways.

[Photo] More than Christmas

December 20, 2019
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Sales Kigozi 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

December 13, 2019
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Finals have been a tradition at many schools for generations, but these end-of-semester exams only serve to stress out students. What’s worse is that they aren’t the most effective tests.

[Photo] Opinion: Stressing the test

December 16, 2019
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Though the practice of “cutting weight” is illegal according to the IHSA, some wrestlers choose not to eat to keep themselves at the top of their weight class.

[Photo] Taking one for the team

December 18, 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.

[Photo] Diligent Warriors

November 27, 2019
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Posters hang around West Campus advertise students running for APLAC president. Students vote on November 14th.

[Photo] APLAC students run for president

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.

[Photo] Dedicated Warriors

November 14, 2019
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