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

Even though the CDC changed their quarantine guidance from 10 to five days, walking back into school only five days after testing positive for COVID puts students and staff at risk.

Opinion: The five-day quarantine is too short

Campbell Bitterman, Freshman Correspondent February 4, 2022

A student walks through the halls after being isolated for five days, their mind racing, wondering if they’re still contagious or if they’re infecting someone else. Their nose is stuffy, their eyes...

Echocardiogram, such as this image of an aortic dissection, has been used to promote heart health. But doctors have also used echocardiograms to help spot the signs of COVID-19.

Echo treatment

Joe Hissem, Contributing Writer February 2, 2021

An echocardiogram, also called an “echo test,” allows a sonographer to look at the heart's structure, movement, and strength. The test spots problems like tumors, or abnormal growth to identify future...

While most of the world is worried about their physical health, the mental health of many has deteriorated. Therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals have noticed—and responded.

The doctor is in

Becky Arendarczyk, Art Director December 8, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic made its debut, it created mass hysteria and panic among every community around the world. This intense hit to the mental health of millions not only overwhelmed people in general,...

CTE division chair Karyn Burmeister walks into West Campus wearing a mask on November 20. As cases in McHenry County rise, staff rely on clear information to decide whether to work from their classroom or from home.

Containing COVID

Emma Snyder, News Editor December 1, 2020

The parents and teachers of District 156 open their inbox to find another generic email notification that “that an individual(s) present at McHenry Community High School has tested positive for COVID-19.”...

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