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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

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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Donning masks, MCHS students protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis cop during a Black Lives Matter protest at Veterans Memorial Park in McHenry. Floyds death has sparked several protests in McHenry County, all of them peaceful.

No justice, no peace

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
June 4, 2020
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While many businesses in the state of Illinois remain closed due to Governor Pritzkers shelter-in-place order, others have found a way to remain open by offering delivery or curbside pickup. But how long can the economy wait to re-open?

Opinion: It’s time to open up

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
May 8, 2020
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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

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
May 1, 2020
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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

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
April 24, 2020
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Though COVID-19 forced many local businesses to shut down, some restaurants like Riverside Bakery have remained open for curbside pickup. Coronavirus has impacted what was a booming economy in unprecedented ways.

[Photo] Local bakeries weather the pandemic

Apryl Hanneman, Contributing Writer
April 20, 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.

Essential

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
April 15, 2020
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Though the decision to practice social distancing is the right decision, the consequences for high school students — especially seniors, who may miss prom, spring athletics, Decision Day, or even graduation — is more than unfortunate.

Opinion: Coronavirus ruined my senior year

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
March 19, 2020
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Sophia Lillis and Wyatt Oleff star in Netflixs new show I Am Not Okay With This  which was available for streaming on February 26.

Review: Are You Okay With This?

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
March 18, 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.

The freshman stigma

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
March 11, 2020
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West English teacher Margaret Carhart speaks to staff and students gathered in the West Main Gym to celebrate International Womans Day on March 6. She is one of the multiple speakers featured at the gathering.

Gallery: International Women’s Day

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
March 6, 2020
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MCHS Drama Club presents Chicago: The Musical in West Campuss Auditorium. Members of the cast all group together at the end of Razzle Dazzle sung by senior Jonny Krug who played Billy Flynn.

Gallery: Spring musical ‘Chicago’

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
March 3, 2020
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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

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
February 19, 2020
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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

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
February 7, 2020
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Many adolescents find love for the first time during their high school years, but it takes some a little bit of time to learn appropriate ways to express that affection in public.

Opinion: PDA is OK — to an extent

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
January 24, 2020
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Although Cabaret Night is not widely advertised in the school, drama students from both campuses hope to express their love for musical theatre to others.

Drama Club hosts the second annual Cabaret Night

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
January 17, 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.

More than Christmas

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
December 20, 2019
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Opinion: Bring the music back

Opinion: Bring the music back

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
December 17, 2019
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Speaking at last years Chautauqua event, now-senior Allie Jacobsen calls on audience members to discuss political topics on November 15 in the West Auditorium. Jacobsen was the chairperson alongside fellow classmate panelists.

MCHS to hold annual Chautauqua event

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
November 18, 2019
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If education is a universal human right, and if limited access to food makes learning difficult, then schools should feed their students free of charge to make sure that all students can learn at the best of their abilities.

Opinion: School lunch should be free

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
November 12, 2019
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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?

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor
November 4, 2019
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Though McHenrys Haunted Hayride is well-known spooky tradition in the area, few know that MCHS students volunteer each year to play ghouls and zombies.

Spooky, scary town staple

Stacy Correra, Staff Writer
October 31, 2019
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Star power

Star power

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

Back to school

Stacy Correra, Staff Writer
September 20, 2019
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