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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

The school does not have a written rule stating that students cannot practice in sports bras — in fact, some athletes do. Still, many believe that doing so is inappropriate, which is an unfair double-standard.

Opinion: Female athletes should be allowed to practice in sports bras

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor April 25, 2023

As the sun beats down, sweat drips down the players faces. The heat of the spring has reached nearly eighty-five degrees. Players need more water and wear less clothing to keep cool from the hot day. However,...

For years, MCHS graduates were asked not to decorate their caps for graduation. This year, the rule has changed, allowing students to express themselves during the formal ceremony.

Opinion: Strict graduation attire should retire

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

It’s the final day as a senior, a high schooler. The entire front entrance is decorated with orange and black streamers, balloons and graduation decorations. Through the main gym doors and the view from...

MCHS has a history with protesting the dress code, and administration has made adjustments to the policy in response to these complaints. So why is the dress code still such a controversy at our school?

Point-counterpoint: Dress-coded

October 28, 2021

  This fall, students at both campuses have protested the school's dress code — and it isn't the first time that MCHS's policy has been under scrutiny by students. In fact, five years ago, MCHS students...

The stereotype looks like this: Teachers wear suit coats with ties or long dresses. But when teachers dress down a little bit, it helps students feel more comfortable learning in their classrooms.

Opinion: Dress for success

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer December 2, 2019

A shy student opens up to a teacher about their anxiety for an upcoming test. The teacher has her hair in a messy bun and is wearing an MCHS sweatshirt and sweatpants. The way she dresses makes this teacher...

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