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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Bad behavior throughout the Upper Campus has forced security and administration to take unpopular measures, like closing bathrooms. But should all students be punished because of the bad behavior of a few?

Opinion: Bad behavior of a few shouldn’t trigger consequences for all

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor April 24, 2023

Since the beginning of the school year, bad behavior in bathrooms has continued to plague the campus. Students across McHenry High School face the consequences of closed bathrooms and lost privileges....

A security desk has been positioned outside of the third floor bathroom to discourage fighting, vaping and other disruptive behavior, according to Upper Campus security.

Third floor bathroom reopens with new security desk

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

The third-floor bathroom at the Upper Campus reopened last week with a security desk moved in front of the entrance. According to administration, the bathrooms were shut down at the beginning of February...

The third floor soft seating and bathrooms near the new wing have been closed for a significant amount of time in hopes to curb bad behavior in the area.

Access denied

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

An MCHS student raises their hand to go to the bathroom. As they head to the third floor bathroom, they see that they've been closed off — and blocked by furniture. They sigh as they head to the bathrooms...

Vandalism has closed the bathrooms at both campuses all year long, but some bathrooms have been closed for too long, especially girls bathrooms, inconveniencing students who are trying take bathroom breaks between classes.

Opinion: Closing girls bathrooms was not the right response to vandalism

Bee Myers, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

A female student at MCHS scrambles during their five minute passing period. She wanted to use the bathroom, but every one she had tried on the first and second floor were closed. The only way she can use...

The bathrooms in the Center for Science, Technology and Industry, the new addition at the Upper Campus, looks slick, but are less private and do not promote safety.

Opinion: New bathrooms do not offer privacy

Rose Ramirez, Contributing Writer December 10, 2021

A student goes to the bathroom on the fourth floor. They wash their hands, look up, and instead of seeing at themselves, they end up making eye contact with some other student. Everytime a student has...

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