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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 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...

McHenrys ShamROCKs the Fox festival takes place this weekend over three days and includes a 5K, live music, food trucks, a parade and dying the Fox River green.

Annual ShamROCKS the Fox festival to be held at Miller Point

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

On March 17, 18 and 19, the annual ShamROCKS festival for St. Patrick’s Day is going to be held at Miller Point by the McHenry Riverwalk. The ShamROCKS Festival is and event that will that throughout...

Ethan Bailey from Consequence Bronson sings and plays the drums at the 2023 Battle of the Bands

Sharing the stage

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor February 24, 2023

On February 10th, MCHS held their annual battle of the bands, featuring groups such as Robot Man, Ordinary Hero, Consequence Bronson, The Sound, and 2022 champions, Standalone. The show was a resounding...

Students perform at Tri-Ms Coffeehouse open mic night in the Upper Campus cafeteria on Nov. 11.

Tri-M hosts disco-themed Coffeehouse

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

MCHS’ Tri-M Music Honors Society held its Coffeehouse event on Nov. 11, giving students the opportunity to show their talents and perform.  The Coffeehouse, run by the Tri-M, involved live music,...

Students find their place cards during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

A roaring recap

Kyla Henige, Features Editor May 23, 2022

As students scatter into the Schaumurg Renaissance Center, their senses are filled, maybe even overwhelmed. Strong scents of perfume and food fill the air, dueling with the loud music and excited chatter...

The first Mr. McHenry since 2019 will take place on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Mr. McHenry pageant returns Thursday

Bri Quast, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

MCHS students are excited for the long awaited upcoming event, Mr. McHenry, which will take place Thursday in the Upper Campus Auditorium. The pageant is hosted by National Honors Society showcasing the...

Poetry slam finalists performed a mix of poems, short stories, and creative excerpts at the Celebration of Words on Friday in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS celebrates Writer’s Week

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Students, teachers and staff at the Upper Campus celebrated Writer’s Week in the auditorium during AIM for the week of Feb. 7-11. Almost every day held an opportunity to celebrate writing. Hosted...

The McHenry Downtown Theater is hosting LIKE, an indie film dealing with the impact of social media on teenagers lives. With social media ever expanding, it begs the question on if it is a positive or negative within our society.

MCHS to host viewing of documentary “LIKE”

Kyla Henige, News Editor February 13, 2020

MCHS is sponsoring two showings of the IndieFlix movie “LIKE” on February 17, at 12 and 2 pm at the McHenry Downtown Theatre.  The documentary is about how social media affects the lives of both...

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