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

Overwatch 2 was met with both excitement and controversy as players experienced bugs and issues such as long player queues.

Battlepass or battle pass?

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor November 29, 2022

After almost 3 years, the highly anticipated “Overwatch 2” has been released, and fans are full of mixed emotions as they experience the game for the first time. The release of “Overwatch 2”...

Fans were disappointed by the way Twitchcon was organized this year.  Organizers botched basic logistical and safety decisions and ruined special meet and greets with famous social media influencers.

Opinion: Twitchcon was poorly planned and executed

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Twitchcon returned to San Diego for the first time since 2019 where favorite content creators got to meet up with their fans. But it didn't liv Recently, (previously faceless) Minecraft YouTuber Dream...

Arcane shows bright colors and a beautiful art style accompanied by a dramatic story line to keep you occupied.

Review: You’re a Jinx

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor January 5, 2022

Dystopian family drama, a battle with oneself, and a debate of morals are things that make “Arcane” such an amazing show. “Arcane” was released in November 2021 in three acts, the first being released...

Classic games franchises like Call of Duty have lost their luster because of studios that care more about making money than the gameplay or its players.

Opinion: Modern video games have lost their charm

Joshua Gravel, Contributing Writer December 7, 2021

A kid sits in a chair for 45 minutes, going through his phone as he waits for a new update to “Call of Duty: Warzone.” Meanwhile, his brother is playing his favorite game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops...

As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, more and more people have turned to Twitch for social connection — including many at MCHS.

Streaming connections

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor November 22, 2021

Keyboards click as a battle rages behind a screen. Right after a fateful win, the person adjusts their headset before looking into the chat on the side. The viewer count is climbing, but they are just...

Valorant is one of the best up and coming video games in the esports community, and its different elements help to highlight its versatility and diverse player base.

Review: We are fighters

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor November 16, 2021

With 30 seconds left on the clock, the attacking team starts to sit up in their seats. The game only has 3 rounds left, and the defending team only needs to win one of them to take the whole match. The...

If Rep. Marcus C. Evans Jr. can blame Grand Theft Auto for societys problems, then it only makes sense to blame him for starting the pandemic. After all, was he wearing a mask at all before the state was placed on lockdown?

Opinion: “GTA” is here to stay, Marcus C. Evans Jr.

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor March 11, 2021

The pandemic has slowed, and it seems to me that Illinois Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr. (D-Ill. 33rd District) is getting bored. But, instead of watching movies, picking up a new hobby, scrolling...

Can video games be considered a sport?

Can video games be considered a sport?

Meier Glab, News Staff East Campus February 5, 2019

Competitive video games, e-Sports as they’re called, have become a growing phenomenon over the last decade considering the massive amount of attention they are getting from the general population. Millions...

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