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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

All grade levels have to study for second semester finals, while seniors that have met the requirements have not had to take their finals.

Opinion: All grade levels should have the option for final exemptions

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

A student who performed well in a class all semester and has the grade they wanted right before finals. Then they took the final and didn’t perform well, so their grade dropped to the next lowest grade....

On May 16 and 17, students from MCHSs choirs performed at the annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring Pops Concert

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 22, 2023

On May 16 and 17, MCHS's choirs performed their annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium. The cadet and concert choirs, along with Surround Sound and guitar classes, performed interpretations...

Messenger Mixtape Track 12: I Know The End by Phoebe Bridgers

Messenger Mixtape Track 12: “I Know The End” by Phoebe Bridgers

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 16, 2023

As the year comes to a close, so does The Mchenry Messenger. As seniors graduate and move on to their lives after high school, it felt right to have a specific theme for this final track on the mixtape...

The end of senior year is busy for everyone, so The Messenger has created a straightforward calendar to keep seniors on track through the end of the school year.

Seniors top off high school with event-filled final weeks

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor May 5, 2023

Senior year gets busy for everyone, even non-seniors. The last month of school gets especially stressful for seniors with all the events, so it’s hard to keep things straight . The Messenger has put...

Richard Powell closes a varsity boys baseball game against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The Warriors won 10-1.

All the hits

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

It’s the bottom of the eighth inning. The Warriors are up to bat and down by one run. They gain one run and then, with 2 outs and 2 strikes, hit a home run, winning the game. As the season continues...

Students perform at the Battle of the Bands on May 14 in the Upper Campus Main Gym.

Gallery: Battle of the Bands

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager May 20, 2022

Battle of the bands was held on Friday, May 13, in the Upper Campus gym. Standalone, NyghtStryke, Shipwrecked, Weeping Woods and the notorious Staff Infection performed and competed for a recording session...

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence May 16, 2022

 The McHenry Messenger · The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion (Episode Four)   Part news, part commentary, The Scraps is a podcast that spotlights past pitches that weren’t...

For $25, students visit Six Flags Great America on Saturday at a reduced rate, which includes transportation and tickets to the Battle of the Bands later that day.

StuCo hosts trip to Six Flags Great America

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

On Saturday, Student Council will host a school-sponsored trip to Six Flags Great America for what they call “Super Smashin’ Six Flags Saturday.” For $25, students will receive entry into Six...

Over the years, finals have only caused more stress — and damaged final grades that students worked so hard for. Thankfully, MCHS cancelled this years final — but will they eliminate them for good?

Opinion: The final straw

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor May 21, 2021

After a hard year of work, the last week of school should be for students to relax and enjoy the end of the year. However, the reality for most students will be cramming information late into the night...

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