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

APLAC hosts annual Presidential Debate | Warrior Weekly 11.15.22

Makenna Harvey, Madison Harvey, and Julianna Ries November 21, 2022

On Wednesday, November 9th, AP Language and Composition students gathered in the Warrior Room to elect an AP President. The three candidates, Jacob Jensen, Chase Kaplan, and Maya Gill, campaigned against...

AP tests always happen as the school prepares final projects, graduation and final exams, adding stress to a stressful time of year. But for many students, AP tests are worth it.

Advanced pressure

Bri Quast, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

AP testing time can mean extra stress on seniors who are already stressed out. From finishing up their college to-do lists, to last minute tests they have to do before school ends, the end of the year...

Rayaan Ahmed, a junior at MCHS, won the APLAC election at the Upper Campus. As part of his campaign platform, he advocated for mental health support at MCHS and all public schools.


Ella Trimingham, Copy Editor December 8, 2021

Groups of students sit in class creating a campaign trying to win over peers and get votes. The day of the election comes and anxious students sit waiting to hear the results. Rayaan Ahmed is the winner...

This year, between balancing remote and hybrid learning and dealing with a global pandemic, AP students are under more stress than ever. The Collage Board has the power to relieve the pressure thats on them — and they should.

Opinion: The College Board should restructure the AP Exam

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Tears wet the sleeves of a student as they try to cover up their crying face. Their homework is overwhelming, and they feel as if they barely have time for anything beside their AP classes. Their friends’...

Posters hang around West Campus advertise students running for APLAC president. Students vote on November 14th.

APLAC students run for president

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Reporter November 21, 2019

AP Language and Composition, or APLAC, is holding a in-class presidential election where students put up their own campaign posters around the school and give speeches where they make promises to the student...

Taking too many Advanced Placement classes can be stressful and overwhelming for many students, but can also help students develop both academic skills and behaviors that will serve them well after high school.

The AP lifestyle

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor November 21, 2019

Late one school night, a student is hard at work, cramming to get as much as she can studied and finished. It has been a grueling month, and her classes have started to take a toll on her. With Lady Gaga...

Bubble burnout

Bubble burnout

Gianna Matassa, Editor - West Campus April 30, 2019

Testing season has reared its ugly head once again and schools across Illinois have been busy administering the SAT and other state-mandated standardized tests.  MCHS is no stranger to standardized...

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