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Fox Valley's voice and choice for news.

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Stacy Correra

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

Stacy Correra is a senior at McHenry High School's West Campus. She has taken creative writing, journalism, and yearbook and has sung in choir for seven years. Next year, she hopes to major in journalism and minor in creative writing and communications.

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When students showed up for the first day of the 2019-20 school year, they had no idea they would be asked to learn from home for the last two months of the school year. The transition to digital learning overwhelmed some students, who lost their motivation to learn as an outcome.

Low battery

May 1, 2020
Though many people stuck in their homes are binge watching Netflix, others, like Alison Anthony, are taking on fulfilling new skills like crocheting.

Keeping busy

April 24, 2020
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.


April 15, 2020
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.

The freshman stigma

March 11, 2020
Despite their negative associations, many professionals wear their tattoos with pride. At MCHS, getting a tattoo when a person is of age is a sort of right of passage.

Fresh ink

February 19, 2020
Whether at restaurants like Starbucks or McDonalds or retailers like Meiger and JCPenney, students sometimes have to put up with abuse from customers — often following an already overwhelming school day

Customer servants

February 7, 2020
Students at MCHS celebrate more than just Christmas. Here are four students who use the holidays to celebrate in different ways.

More than Christmas

December 20, 2019
Sometimes, it seems like theres a wall between MCHSs two campuses, but differences in opportunities, atmosphere, and student attitudes have contributed to its construction.

Opinion: School spirit?

November 4, 2019
Star power

Star power

October 7, 2019
An alum of West Campus, Lebrecht teaches math to English learners and coaches both cheer and softball.

Back to school

September 20, 2019
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