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

Vanessa Moreno

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor

Vanessa Moreno is a junior at McHenry High School Upper Campus. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts while reading and writing. She also enjoys partaking in photography, especially candid photography. This is Vanessa's first year on the Messenger's staff.

Recognition:

"This is fine" (Best of SNO)

2022 IHSA Sectionals (second in News Writing)

All content by Vanessa Moreno
The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

May 19, 2022
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Senior Reese Vincent, GSAs president, says that recent bills aimed at restricting discussion of gender and sexual orientation in Florida classrooms are a reaction to society becoming more accepting of LGBTQ+ people.

To say or not say gay

April 14, 2022
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Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuguyev near Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 24, 2022.

Russian forces launch attack on Ukraine

February 25, 2022
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The Hidden Pearl coffee shop, located on Green Street in downtown McHenry, partnered with West Campus in 2019 to serve students and staff coffee at the beginning of the school day. Though it was closed months later to make room for the booster club, the partnership is set to return on Tuesday.

Hidden Pearl returns to Upper Campus

January 31, 2022
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Students perform in Colleen Eddys dance class on December 9 in the dance room at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Dance class

January 12, 2022
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Spanish teacher Natalie Alatorre, who teaching at MCHS during remote learning, has hit her stride now as a second year teacher at both the Freshman Campus and the Upper Campus.

Giving back

January 6, 2022
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Students partake in a mock trial held in Youth and Law on December 2 in room 320 at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Mock trial

December 6, 2021
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When Taylor Swift announced her intention to rerecord Red and reassert her ownership over her music, many knew that the rerelease would be one of the biggest releases of the year.

Review: “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

December 1, 2021
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Students find a quiet place to work in the College Career Center at the Upper Campus on November 11. Named after District 156 Superintendent Dr. Ryan McTague, the space now houses the Upper Campuss counselors and student services division.

Looking forward

November 16, 2021
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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.

The protest that wasn’t

September 29, 2021
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