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

Rachel Kaminski

Rachel Kaminski, Contributing Illustrator

Rachel Kaminski is a Junior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She loves to crochet in her free time, has a passion for the spotlight, and a raging sweet tooth. Although she seems to have a busy schedule between school, homework and after school activities, Rachel always finds time for one of her favorite pastime: drawing. Rachel is stoked to continue providing art for The McHenry Messenger this year.

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Recognition:

“Six chances” (IJEA)

“Behind the curtain” (IJEA)

2022 IHSA Sectionals (first in Editorial Cartooning)

2021 IHSA Sectionals (second in Editorial Cartooning, fourth in Advertising)

"Should be fine" (IJEA)

 

All content by Rachel Kaminski
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October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both students and staff found ways to show their support beyond simply wearing pink — from running and raising money at 5Ks to staying at the side of loved ones fighting their diagnosis.

[Photo] The fight for survival

November 7, 2022
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Editorial Cartoon: Behind the curtain

Editorial Cartoon: Behind the curtain

March 25, 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.

[Photo] Six chances

March 8, 2022
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Megan Foxs engagement ring, given to her by her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly, reportedly has thorns on the bands so it would hurt to take off — which is only one part of their engagement that feels strange.

[Photo] Commentary: Controversial couple

February 9, 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.

[Photo] Spring musical has sprung

January 20, 2022
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After an unprecedented school year in 2020-21, many students were hoping to ditch mask-wearing this year. Though a September protest planned at MCHS was poorly attended, others might be planned later in the school year.

[Photo] The protest that wasn’t

September 29, 2021
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Over the years, finals have only caused more stress — and damaged final grades that students worked so hard for. Thankfully, MCHS cancelled this years final — but will they eliminate them for good?

[Photo] Opinion: The final straw

May 21, 2021
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Many students are feeling a little extra anxious returning to school after spending th last year hiding behind a camera.

[Photo] Behind the mute button

April 22, 2021
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Editorial Cartoon: Should be fine

Editorial Cartoon: Should be fine

March 19, 2021
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Popularized on the TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentines Day honors friendships between women more than romantic relationships and become an affirming alternative to Valentines Day.

[Photo] A day for the girls

February 25, 2021
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