The McHenry Messenger

Opinion: Bulk buying is making self-quarantine worse

Shelves in the bath tissue aisle at Meijer in McHenry stand bare on March 17. COVID-19 has sent consumers fearful that staples such as toilet paper and eggs will run out

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Ever since the news of a possible COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus, citizens have been panicking and canceling all major events and preparing for the possibility of a quarantine. One way people have been preparing for this has been bulk buying, which is when a person buys an item in excessive...

Opinion: Christmas for business?

Christmas is a time for holiday joy and giving. Though with changing times and attitudes, have corporations taken over the spirit of Christmas?

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

December 20, 2019

The Christmas season is a time for friends, family, and appreciation. It’s also a time for the stress of feeling pressured to buy presents for loved ones. As the holiday approaches, many people may feel obligated to get presents for others, and with this obligation and stress continues during the sea...