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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

On December 15, MCHS hosted their Winter Spirit Rally, where there were competitions to win the spirit barrel.

Seniors win first spirit rally of the school year

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor December 15, 2023

As MCHS students and staff countdown to winter break, we head into finals week with some school spirit events. The spirit days consist of a Goose Chase, dress up days, and a spirit rally to close out the...

Sophomore Kaylie Szczepanik holds a picture of her from her freshman year. A lot has changed in the year since she left the Freshman Campus, but not all sophomores have adjusted to the shift as well as she has.

Crossing the divide

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor April 17, 2023

A sophomore walks through the halls of the Upper Campus, unfamiliar and unforgiving as they hear small snippets of conversation from the upperclassmen around them. All of them follow one consistent pattern,...

Students make progress on their homework during Paul Wilms lunch study in room 331 at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 3.

Go big or go to Lunch Study

Janelle Hernandez, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Freshmen students are enjoying their lunch, preparing to study for their next test. Just as they are about to take another bite, one of the lunch supervisors yells out, “Lunch Study kids, time to go!”...

Focusing on the freshmen | Warrior Weekly 10.25.22

Caiden Bunting, T.J. Haws, Tyler Houston, and Jack Lullo October 25, 2022

Becoming acclimated to a new school environment is no easy task. Especially for freshmen starting their first year of high school at their own new campus. To combat this, seniors in Leadership in Action...

Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.

Freshman, freshman, junior, senior

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

A sophomore walks through the Upper Campus on the first day of school and can't find his class. With two minutes left in the passing period, he asks a teacher to point him in the right direction and is...

The drivers education cars are geared up for students to practice their driving skills, but will freshmen be allowed in the drivers seat?

Opinion: Don’t cut freshmen out of driver’s ed

Leah Wickenkamp, Freshman Correspondant February 8, 2022

Getting your driver's license when you turn 16 is something everyone looks forward to. A right of passage that everyone deserves to have. Students shouldn’t have to wait an extra year, just for a little...

Though this year is Kenny Maiers first year as a security guard, he brings years of law enforcement experience to the job, including almost three decades with the Vernon Hills Police Department.

To serve and protect

Grace Hunt, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021

Kenny Maier sits behind his desk interrogating the student who stole the very chair he sits in. Maier knows this student is guilty, but asks the student anyways. The student denies it and stays quiet....

Preparing to dip, dodge, duck, dive, and dodge, freshmen are being rewarded for getting good grades by having the chance to participate in a semester-long dodgeball tournament.

Senior Leaders start AIM dodgeball tournament for freshmen

Josie Cable, Contributing Writer November 20, 2019

During AIM, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is hosting a dodgeball tournament. The tournament is open to all eligible freshmen and started on November 8, continuing every Friday throughout the semester. This...

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