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

The McHenry Messenger

Certainly, every generation has experienced its share of trauma. But Generation Z has perhaps endured a more complex word, especially more complex than Generation X and Millennials.

Opinion: Trauma? Generation Z is used to it

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor March 22, 2022

Coming home from school to the news being turned on by a parent. This is one of the worst feelings for Generation Z, they never really know what to expect. The flickering of the screen could be about yet...

People who consider themselves alternative usually express it through social media posts, but what people consider alt has its roots in punk-rock—and in social politics.

That is so punk

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020

Loud music fills the sky just as patches fill the holes in their black jeans. Their patches and buttons reading “COEXIST” and “Black Lives Matter.” Their makeup dark and bold as they walk down...

OK Boomer is partially a response to a generation that feels out of sync—and a tongue-in-cheek attempt at trying to reclaim power in a society that has rendered younger generations powerless.

Opinion: “OK boomer,” calm down

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer November 26, 2019

A teenager scrolls through Twitter and sees a negative comment about a political issue or a complaint about a specific group. The teenager thinks that the Tweet is so ridiculous, that all they feel is...

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