The McHenry Messenger

At the frontline of coronavirus

At the frontline of coronavirus

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

While her daily routine usually consists of “organized chaos,” as of the past two weeks, ER nurse Lauren Horrocks says things have been “very busy.”  These are the startling words from a person who deals with “injuries and lacerations to severe life threatening problems like heart attacks...

The silent plague

The silent plague

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The bell rings at 6:00 a.m., prompting the awakening student to lazily silence the alarm quickly. Having stayed up to finish schoolwork, the student only managed a few hours of sleep. Everything feels groggy, and they wander throughout the halls like a zombie, barely able to focus or work well in class....

West Campus senior helps save brother’s life

West Campus senior helps save brother’s life

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

David Darcy, a senior at West Campus, woke up on Thursday morning with an intense migraine thinking it was the flu. Little did he know that a few hours later, he would be in the emergency room fighting for his life.  Migraines are a common occurrence since he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at...

Opinion: Abstinence only does more harm than good

Opinion: Abstinence only does more harm than good

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The Birds and The Bees has always been a prevalent idea in our society, and for good reason. As early as 1912, the National Education Association called for there to be more accessible sexuality education in schools. However, it was not until the 1960s that American schools began to bring the topic of sex...