The McHenry Messenger

MCC plans college readiness series

McHenry County College is hosting a series of workshops to prepare students for college. This is an opportunity for students to learn and prepare to take the next step in continuing education.

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

McHenry County College, or MCC, will host a college readiness series starting on Wednesday, February 19. The series will consist of four sessions that cover a variety of things that can be beneficial to students who plan on going to college.  “These workshops are open to all high school-aged students. Ju...

Opinion: Shaming trade schools

After 10 years, someone who has a 1-year certificate from trade school only makes $1,000 less than someone with a 4-year degree—so why do high schools channel so many of its students to college?

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

From the first day of high school, teachers and staff members are constantly bringing up college, whether it’s about colleges that are visiting, how to apply, or why students should go. However, little do these staff members talk about the benefits of going to a trade school. Even when they do, it...

Ask Elle: Should I stay or should I go?

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 4, 2019

Dear Elle: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We are seniors and have been talking a lot about college. I've decided to go to MCC, but my boyfriend is looking at a private school in Wisconsin. We even visited the college last week. I'm worried, though, because I don't know if our re...

Should college athletes be paid?

Forward Zion Williamson of Duke University (1) rises up for a slam dunk.

Peyton Roper, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

In 2017 the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) made close to $1.1 billion in total revenue. Now think about the players. They do not receive any rewards for their play and contributing to this large number of $1.1 billion. This year, Duke, a highly ranked basketball team, has sold out a...

College life from a college professor

College life from a college professor

Emma Snyder, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

Walking through the door and into a new classroom for the first time can be a scary thing, especially when transitioning from high school to college. Luckily for students that attend McHenry County College, MCC aims to create a family atmosphere to help students feel more comfortable and relaxed when wa...