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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Paulina Borowski

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director

Paulina Borowski is a senior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She enjoys technology, the outdoors, and anything nerdy! Along with Drama Club, Key Club, and Student Council, she enjoys dancing and being a silly engineer. This is Paulina's second year on the Messenger Staff.

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The 2023 movie review is in and there was lots of fan favorites and memorable messages within the top picked movies.

Review: The movies that made 2023

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
February 13, 2024
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For MCHSs annual Writers Week, the Celebration Of Words welcomes all on, the sophomores participate in the Poetry Slam, and New York Times bestselling author Matt de la Peña comes to speak to the school and sign copies of his books.

Writer’s Week starts Monday at MCHS

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
February 5, 2024
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At the Indiana State Capitol building, state lawmakers have proposed Indiana House Bill 1291, which defines a person’s gender based on their biological gender assigned at birth rather than the one with which they choose to identify.

Indiana bill limits LGBTQ+ identities

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
January 30, 2024
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2023 was filled with many albums and music. Each month had their own best releases, but there are a few artists and songs that have stood out over the year as a whole.

[Photo] 2023: A year in review

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 11, 2024
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Matthew Patrick, creator of Game Theory known as MatPat online, announced he will be stepping down from his YouTube career after 13 years.

The final theory

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
January 10, 2024
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Dreams YouTube channel, where he is best-known for posting Minecraft playthrough videos, has also become a place where he posts videos addressing his alleged bad behavior.

YouTube’s Dream and “Gumball” voice actor feud

Paulina Borowski, Social Media Manager
December 21, 2023
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McHenry Riverwalk District is decorated and prepared to host many events for the holiday season.

Seasonal shoppes

Paulina Borowski, Social Media Manager
December 18, 2023
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The Illinois State Board of Education has updated the approach to students course selection with the Accelerated Placement Act that automatically places students in the most advanced class appropriate to their previous academic performance. Course level changes can be requested.

Empowering minds

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
December 5, 2023
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The new Marvels Spider-Man 2 game has been released. This has led many fans of Spider-Man to be excited or disappointed.

Review | Sling into the new Spider-Man game

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
November 9, 2023
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Students and preschoolers in Child Care Seminar dressed up in costumes and trick-or-treated on Tuesday at the Upper Campus.

[Photo] Gallery: Halloween

Lily Adams, Features Editor
November 1, 2023
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In the first episode of Ghost Files, hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej explore the infamously haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky.

All hail the watcher

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
October 30, 2023
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There are a multitude of scary and creepy games to play, but these five horror games are bound to make you jump in terror while you play.

Countdown to Halloween | Top 5 horror games

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
October 19, 2023
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Student teacher Alex Maurer stands in front of his American Studies class on Oct. 4. Because of a budding relationship with Illinois State University, MCHS is attracting both student teachers and new teachers from the university.

Sink or swim

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
October 5, 2023
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The MTI Career Expo, which will take place at the Upper Campus on Wednesday between 6-8 p.m., will give students a glimpse at careers in manufacturing and the trades from employers throughout the county.

MCHS to host MTI Career Expo

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
October 4, 2023
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National Honor Society students celebrated its new members during last year’s induction ceremony on Sept. 21, 2022 in the Upper Campus auditorium. This year’s inductees were celebrated in a similar ceremony.

NHS inducts new members

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
September 22, 2023
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Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) falls through a portal connecting the Spider-Verse in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

My name is Miles Morales

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director
September 14, 2023
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw exits a news conference Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, after identifying the 4-year-old child referred to as the Boy in the Box as Joseph Augustus Zarelli.

Who was the boy in the box?

Paulina Borowski, Contributing Writer
February 14, 2023
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Johnny Depps defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard began in April and has only become more dramatic each day.

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
May 20, 2022
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Last month, a jury in Wisconsin found 66 year old Linda La Roche guilty of first-degree intentional homicide after killing her housekeeper/nanny. The hours story takes place 23 years ago in McHenry.

Murder in McHenry

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
April 26, 2022
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The word puzzle game Wordle has taken the world by storm. Players have only six chances to pick the right word.

Six chances

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
March 8, 2022
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Poetry slam finalists performed a mix of poems, short stories, and creative excerpts at the Celebration of Words on Friday in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS celebrates Writer’s Week

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
February 14, 2022
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Many consider the anime Dragon Ball the most successful manga and anime series of all time. Goku is its main character.

Review: Retro nostalgia

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
February 11, 2022
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MCHSs spring musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will premiere in March. Students have already auditioned for the play, a process that can be nerve-wracking and empowering for young actors.

Spring musical has sprung

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer
January 20, 2022
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