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

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

December 9, 2022

Teenagers in every suburb say their town is boring. For many, surviving their small town — with their lack of adequate shopping or recreation or cute coffee shops — is a kind of rite of passage. Suffice...

Construction work on the sewers in Holiday Hills this fall has prevented the community from living a normal life, including allowing busses to enter neighborhoods.

Students from Holiday Hills navigate sewer construction in their neighborhood

Henry Fitzgerald, Freshman Correspondant December 1, 2022

MCHS students from Holiday Hills have been walking across the neighborhood because of a sewer system installation. Since September, buses refuse to go inside the neighborhood. The sewer system installation...

Arlington Park International racecourse in Arlington Heights on Sept. 29, 2021. The Chicago Bears have signed a purchase agreement for Arlington International Racecourse, the near-century-old facility that likely hosted its final horse race last year.

Opinion: The Chicago Bears should move to Arlington Park

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

A Chicago Bears fan prepares to watch the game that they have bought tickets to. They are excited for the game to begin for the Bears are playing at their home field Soldier Field in Chicago. But the stadium...

Community members, including students from MCHS, paint a mural in downtown McHenry on Saturday—the first public mural in the towns history.

Community paints mural in downtown McHenry

Lilyona Kribley, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022

The McHenry community came together to paint a mural with painter Maurico Ramirez on the side of the McHenry Clock Company on Green Street on Saturday. This is McHenry’s first ever mural, named “#McHenryStrong.”...

Reclaiming our traditions | Warrior Weekly 10.11.22

Paint the Town is an annual festivity of McHenry High School’s Homecoming Week. On September 28 and 29, students from various clubs and activities paint the windows of local businesses to spread school...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

Community stakeholders — including students, parents and teachers —  have been invited to complete the Portrait of a Graduate survey in order to define the sort of student who graduates from MCHS.

MCHS develops Portrait of a Graduate

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief May 10, 2022

MCHS is working on a Portrait of a Graduate project that articulates outcome goals for all students who leave MCHS and become active participants in the community in order to reach success after graduation.  A...

Boxes of prepared food wait to be distributed during the McHenry Public Librarys Grab N Go food program, which takes place each Tuesday and Thursday.

McHenry Public library offers community Grab ‘N’ Go suppers

Savannah Drost, Contributing Writer April 28, 2022

Every Tuesday and Thursday the McHenry Public Library offers Grab 'N' Go after school suppers to feed the McHenry community. Children 18 and younger may receive a meal and an activity at the twice-weekly...

The Vixen officially opened on Mar. 5 on Green St. in downtown McHenry, offering new entertainment opportunities for the community.

Live events space replaces the McHenry Downtown Theater

Eli Frommes, Freshman Campus Correspondent April 11, 2022

On March 5, The Vixen opened in downtown McHenry, replacing the previous McHenry Downtown Theater.  The Vixen will be a live events theater with various comedic acts, magicians from “America’s...

A team of architects and students have already worked together to begin designs for the 12-by-12 and 12-by-16 retail shop units planned for the Miller Point project in downtown McHenry.

MCHS announces community renovation project at Miller Point

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 8, 2022

In the spring of 2023, MCHS construction students are set to build ten tiny commerce shops at Miller Point in downtown McHenry. Engineering, graphics, and business students are involved in “The McHenry...

Cosplay is a way that people interact with their favorite fandoms and other fans. What some many consider nerdy has enjoyed an enormous subculture all its own.

Creative community

Alayna Majkrzak, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 1, 2022

Makeup is strewn around the room and clothes are everywhere. Wigs are being put on with care not to mess up the meticulous curling that took hours to do. This is the routine of cosplayers everywhere, including...

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