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

Gifts such as candy and a teddy bear can show a person you care about them — or they could be a way of projecting to your followers on social media that you are sweet. Is that what Valentines Day is all about?

Opinion: Valentine’s Day has lost its heart

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Red hearts and giggles fill the air as people give their significant others grand gifts with big gestures. Flowers are passed between hands along with flirtatious glances are passed. While others wondered...

With just enough time for one final holiday movie, viewers can enjoy “The Muppet Christmas Carol” as a grand send off for the Christmas holiday.

“The Muppet Christmas Carol”

December 25, 2020

The few hours we have left of Christmas may not be as scrapbook worthy as the first few hours of the day, but that is no excuse to stop spending time with your family. Right now is the perfect time to...

A mix of holiday cheer and Halloween fright makes The Nightmare Before Christmas a wonderful holiday movie for viewers who still havent quite processed Halloween yet.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

December 24, 2020

If holiday cheer is not quite your thing and you want something ever so slightly darker and more Halloween oriented, the classic Tim Burton movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” could be the Christmas...

A new spin on the classic story A Christmas Carol shows Charles Dickens and his experience writing the classic holiday book.

“The Man Who Invented Christmas”

December 23, 2020

I have to be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started watching “The Man Who Invented Christmas”. I was scrolling through Hulu trying to find something that could be good...

Holiday cheer and lessons of selflessness and appreciation will bring magic and warmth into viewers lives.

“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”

December 21, 2020

“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” is a holiday film that features three short stories that feature the Mickey Mouse gang and the holiday related lessons that they learn. The first story shows Huey,...

Get Santa is a wonderful and funny holiday film for all viewers to enjoy this Christmas season.

“Get Santa”

December 19, 2020

If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of “Get Santa”. This movie wasn’t even on my list of movies I was planning to review, but after giving it half of my attention for 1 hour and 42...

From Black Friday until Christmas Eve, people flood stores looking for the perfect gift for their loved ones. This year has been the opposite of normal, though, so shoppers shouldnt shop as they normally do.

Opinion: Shop safe this holiday season

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

What do you get when you cross a global pandemic and Thanksgiving weekend? A super spreading event that causes more transmissions in a state where numbers are still steadily rising. Black Friday shopping...

Its easy to get excited about all the food served during Thanksgiving, but some foods at the feast are better than others. Take cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, which are the seasons best.

Opinion: Don’t forget the cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020

What are the best foods during Thanksgiving one may ask? Well, we got the answer for you. This is why cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes are the best foods during Thanksgiving. Many people during Thanksgiving...

People who celebrate the Day of the Dead often create altars like this one in Oaxaca, which is decorated with candles, flowers, and the favorite foods and drinks of those who have passed.

LASO celebrates cultural diversity during Day of the Dead

Oliver Simpson, Staff Reporter October 30, 2019

The Latin American Student Association, also known as LASO, will celebrate the Day of the Dead by hosting a special showing of "The Book of Life" on November 1 from 7-9 p.m in the West Campus auditorium. Day...

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