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Upper classmen can be seen dancing their hearts out at the 2021 Mask-erade event in the West campus main gym.

Gallery: Mask-erade

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director May 3, 2021

After the cancellation of the 2021 Prom at MCHS, the school decided to host a new kind of event, very appropriately titled the Mask-erade on April 30. Though the attendance was much lower than any typical...

For the past couple of years, MCHS students have danced away their winter blues at MORP. But would a different winter dance format, like a winter formal, attract more dance-goers?

Opinion: It’s time to try a different winter dance

Zach Brown, Sports Editor February 18, 2020

Since 2018, MCHS has switched from Turnabout to MORP. There are three dances total every year, including prom, Homecoming, and MORP. Unfortunately, the latter has lost its popularity among the student...

Letter to the Editor: Homecoming makes me feel like a Warrior

October 9, 2019

In response to the opinion piece, “Does Homecoming live up to its Hype?” published in the McHenry Messenger on October 7, I would like to offer an alternative opinion. I am Gracee Majkrzak and I am...

Teenager Marty McFly’s school dance was life-changing. But can real life live up to the magic on display in films like “Back to the Future” or “High School Musical”?

Opinion: Does Homecoming live up to its hype?

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

I had unrealistic expectations for the Homecoming dance.  As a child, my illusion for Homecoming developed from watching multiple high school films. “High School Musical” made me believe that I...

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