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Students looking for prom dresses will be able to purchase from My Sisters Dress on this Saturday between 10 a.m and 1 p.m. at MCC.

My Sister’s Dress returns to MCC for 2024

Ethan Rasmussen, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

McHenry County College will be hosting the annual charity event My Sister’s Dress. This event comes back every year, and offers a cheaper option to those who need to purchase formal apparel for school...

MCHSs Winter Formal took place on Jan. 20, where there was a glam-bot to capture the memories, along with many other activities within the event.

Students dance the night away at Winter Formal

Olivia Smith, Social Media Manager January 24, 2024

Freshmen walk into their familiar campus, and the upperclassmen are given a nostalgic blast from the past as they walk into this year’s Winter Formal. The music is blaring, the lasers are on, and there...

MCHS is bringing back the Winter Formal on January 20th from 7-10pm at the Freshman Campus.

Students prepare for first Winter Formal in years

Grace Crockett, News Editor January 19, 2024

Tomorrow, MCHS will be hosting a winter formal dance at the Freshman Campus. Doors will open around 6:30 p.m. and close around 8 p.m. for arrival. The dance will end at 10 p.m. For the first time...

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, MCHSs varsity dance team competed at Hampshire High School in their Conference Competition.

Gallery: Varsity dance

Madison Harvey, Head of Broadcast Coverage January 18, 2024

On Tuesday, the varsity dance team traveled to Hampshire High School to perform in their Conference Competition. This year's competition routine featured exciting new elements and impressive solo work....

Homecoming of 1963 saw flowwy, flared dresses as the main trend, along with bow ties and casual suits for the boys. Hair on the shorter to medium side, and lots of white. Not super colorful looks, but still classic.

Looking sharp

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 29, 2023

Homecoming is one of the two big dances that students at MCHS look forward to every year‭. ‬Though each Homecoming has a different‭ ‬theme‭, ‬at first glance‭, ‬a lot of the same fashion...

Chicago Bear and MCHS alum Robert Tonyan poses for pics on the sideline during the varsity football game against Huntley on Sept. 1 at McCracken Field.

Back to McCracken

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor September 6, 2023

The first home game. The first time many fans are seeing the team play. The first time the dance team and marching band performs. The first time the team hears the support of a larger showing of Warrior...

For years, MCHS has asked students to pay fees in order to enjoy privileged like prom and graduation. But withholding prom denies students a chance to enjoy of the biggest highlights of the school year over something that might not be their fault.

Opinion: Paying fees should not be a prom requirement

Ruth Luqueno, Contributing Writer May 18, 2023

Seniors regularly have to juggle their student life and after-school jobs daily, not to mention everything else they have going on in their personal lives. With everything going on in a student's life,...

MCHS students celebrate the end of the year during prom at the Schaumburg Renaissance on April 28.

Gallery: Prom 2023

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director May 5, 2023

MCHS students attended prom on April 28, at the Renaissance in Schaumburg. Students had fun dancing, taking pictures, and hanging out with friends.  The theme of the prom was ‘Tale as old as time’...

MCHS students will attend prom on Friday at the Renaissance in Schaumburg. This years theme, Tale as Old as Time, was inspired by the Disney franchise Beauty and the Beast.

MCHS hosts ‘Tale as Old as Time’ prom on Friday

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

This year’s “Tale as Old as Time” prom will be hosted on April 28 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Students are expected to attend their full school schedule the day of prom, and...

A dress collection box sits full of dresses for the Key Club’s dress drive in coordination with My Sister’s Dress. The affordable dresses will be on sale on Feb. 25 at McHenry County High School.

Key Club partners with My Sister’s Dress to donate prom attire

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

MCHS’ Key Club has partnered with My Sister’s Dress to help students have access to more affordable dresses.  My Sister’s Dress is an organization that has been around since 2008. The idea is...

The first ever MCHS dance and dodgeball was a missed opportunity for a fun winter event.

Opinion: Dance and Dodgeball was a missed opportunity

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 2, 2023

A student stands in the dark cafeteria filled with no more than 10 other students, Pitbull is blasting through a speaker across the room, but no one is moving. Across the hall in the gym, students are...

P.E. dance classes performed an end of the semester showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS dance classes perform in winter showcase

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

McHenry High School’s P.E. dance classes performed in a showcase on Dec. 7 for the first time since the COVID pandemic began two years ago. Since the beginning of September, third and fifth hour...

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