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

President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona looks on after Biden announced a federal student loan relief plan that includes forgiving up to $20,000 for some borrowers and extending the payment freeze in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

Biden announces federal student loan forgiveness for most borrowers

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced his long-awaited plan to cancel $10K in federal student loan debt for individuals earning less than $125K and households earning under $250K. Pell Grant recipients...

The Hall Pass: Ukraine in conflict, Brown Jacksons confirmation and the tardy policy

The Hall Pass: Ukraine in conflict, Brown Jackson’s confirmation and the tardy policy

Kyla Henige, Features Editor March 24, 2022

 The McHenry Messenger · The Hall Pass: Ukraine conflict, Brown Jackson's confirmation, and the tardy policy (Episode One)   The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national...

President Joe Biden checks his watch while answering questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

President Biden’s first year in office fraught with struggles and successes

Bri Quast, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

On Jan. 19, President Joe Biden held a press conference at the White House to acknowledge the successes and struggles of his first year.  Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States...

Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention made at-home COVID tests free for for all households in the U.S. To order one, people can visit COVIDtests.gov.

Biden Administration begins distributing free, at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 28, 2022

As of Jan. 18, Americans are able to have free, at-home COVID-19 tests delivered directly to their homes.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that Americans use at-home...

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, known as the QAnon Shaman, amid the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. Allen Hostetter claims he was manipulated into participating in the insurrection by the Yale secret society Skull and Bones.

One year later

Bri Quast, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Congress members lay on the ground, gas masks covering their faces, while the sound of banging against the door fills the silence in the room. Chamber security stands at the door with their guns drawn,...

President Biden speaks at an event in Jackson, MS standing in front of an American flag. During his first hours in office, President Biden has already made progress toward fulfilling his 100-day agenda.

President Biden promises ambitious 100-day plan

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially announced as the 46th President and Vice President of America.  Due to the storming of the capitol two weeks prior, President Biden arrived...

January 20, 2021 President Elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated at Capitol Hill as the 46th President of the United States of America.

What to expect on Inauguration Day

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor January 11, 2021

On January 20, president elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. And although traditional events are already in place for Inauguration Day, things are going to look...

Weeks after the 2020 election—and after Democratic candidate Joe Biden was announced the winner of the presidential race—political signs still adorn neighborhoods throughout McHenry.

Essay: Defending democracy

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor November 24, 2020

America is a democracy. Its citizens enjoy free thought, free will, and a free country. That's what makes the U.S. great; people are allowed to believe what they want to believe. That is, of course, until...

President-elect Joe Biden celebrates his election victory in a speech on November 9 to the American public. During his transition, Biden has continued to preach unity between political parties—a key campaign message.

President-elect Biden begins transition

Emma Snyder, News Editor November 17, 2020

President-elect, Joe Biden, wasted not time taking action. Only hours after winning the election on November 7, Biden gave a speech calling for peace between Democrats and Republicans.  “Refusal...

The course of the 2020 Presidential Election has been full of twists and turns, all leading to a close race between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

2020 Presidential race still uncertain

Emma Snyder, News Editor November 5, 2020

Election night is over and it is still unclear as to who the 46th president of the United States will be. With votes being counted and key states left to win, it could be a week before Americans know the...

Thursday October 22nd the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was held in Tennessee to aid future voters in their voting decision.

Get to know the 2020 presidential candidates

Alayna Trimingham, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

An American citizen stands in front of a voting booth on November 3, Election Day. They look back and forth at the candidates on the ballot trying to make a decision. They need to choose the candidate...

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