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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

Michelene Havard

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

Michelene Havard is a senior at McHenry High School's West Campus. She enjoys creative writing, photography, and kayaking, and she is a member of West's Key Club. Michelene loves her family, friends and pets.

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Though digital learning has been stressful for many students, parents have also had a tough job during shelter-in-place. Many parents are balancing a job from home with the demands of parenting, and many have even lost their jobs.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
April 28, 2020
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Even during a pandemic and closed schools, MCHSs social science department continues to recognize students who are working hard despite the unprecedented circumstances.

An honor from home

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
April 22, 2020
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The eccentric Joe Exotic is certainly a character worthy of his own documentary series. But does the series reveal him to be a hero or a villain?

Review: ‘Tiger King’

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
April 17, 2020
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Though most people are practicing social distancing by working at home, others considered essential still have to head to work every single day, including students at MCHS. But many teenagers dont feel safe working at the frontlines of a global pandemic.

[Photo] Essential

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
April 15, 2020
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Warrior Buddies host Inclusion Week

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
March 6, 2020
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Megan Edwards is a FAC educator at MCHS who inspires her students with her kindness every day.

In with the new

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
February 12, 2020
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Every day, users can track how they are feeling and receive encouragement during down moments using mental health apps like stoic.

Opinion: Mental health apps benefit everybody

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
February 4, 2020
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The librarys reading challenge is part of West Campuss Spirit Barrel Battle. Students and teachers who read can help their grade level earn points over other classes.

The reading rivalry

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
January 29, 2020
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When people hear the word “homeless,” they often think of bums living in boxes on the street. But student homelessness looks more like a backseat or couch to sleep on.

Battling student homelessness

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
December 19, 2019
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Seniors Erin Caner and Noelle Peters walk out of West Campus’s south foyer together. Seniors will be able to leave campus to eat lunch starting second semester.

[Photo] Changing with the times

Kyla Henige, News Editor
December 16, 2019
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The stereotype looks like this: Teachers wear suit coats with ties or long dresses. But when teachers dress down a little bit, it helps students feel more comfortable learning in their classrooms.

Opinion: Dress for success

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
December 2, 2019
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Dressed as a scarecrow, senior Natasha Rivera stalks the halls of West Campus on Halloween.  WARNING: The images in this gallery portray realistic and disturbing depictions of illness and injury.

[Photo] Gallery: West possessed by the Halloween spirit

Messenger Staff
October 31, 2019
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Field trips are responsible for some of the most powerful learning experiences a students can have—so what happened to them?

Opinion: Field trips change lives

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
October 28, 2019
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Natallia Anderson serves a student at the Hidden Pearl, a local coffee shop that has teamed up with West Campus to serve drinks during the first few class periods of each school day.

A hidden treasure

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
October 18, 2019
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Teenager Marty McFly’s school dance was life-changing. But can real life live up to the magic on display in films like “Back to the Future” or “High School Musical”?

Opinion: Does Homecoming live up to its hype?

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer
October 9, 2019
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