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

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act late last year and signed the Stop WOKE Act into law on April 22.

Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE Act’ signed into law, immediately faces lawsuit

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 18, 2022

Florida became the first state to regulate race and gender discussions in the workplace and schools by signing the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act on April 22. According to Florida Governor...

A chair sits empty in a Freshman Campus biology lab. During the first month of 2022, around 100 teachers called in sick due to COVID reasons.

COVID-19 versus the education system

Ali Casey, Freshman Correspondant February 11, 2022

After getting a last minute call, a substitute teacher hustles into a classroom, only to see all the students on their phones, not doing their assignments. Unable to grab the class's attention, the substitute...

Masked American Studies students work on an assignment together on August 27 in room 289 at the Upper Campus. Governor Pritzkers mandate will impact both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff, but will not change the policy already put in place.

Governor reinstates Illinois mask mandate

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Governor JB Pritzker reinstated the Illinois mask mandate on Thursday, August 26. People in Illinois are now required to wear their mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.  Due to a steep rise...

School can cause several stresses for students including but not limited to frustration, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. These stressors may warrant change within the school system.

Opinion: The school system is to blame for student stress

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer January 8, 2021

Why does school: exist, start so early, make me sad, cause depression, make me so tired, and make me cry. These are the auto-complete suggestions in Google when you type in “why does school...” Students...

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