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

Andrew Hoffman talks with teammates during the Homecoming football game against Dundee-Crown.

Gallery: Homecoming football

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

The varsity and frosh-soph A football teams played Dundee-Crown on October 1 at McCracken Field for the Homecoming football game. Warrior Nation dressed for the theme of construction in support for the...

The juniors and seniors face off during the Homecoming Powderpuff football game on September 29 at McCracken Field.

Clash of the classes

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Junior Sarah Duginske walks onto the field to warm up for her first ever Homecoming Powderpuff football game that she can play in. She is filled with hope and excitement for the chance to beat the senior...

Homecoming court members pose during the Homecoming parade on September 29 outside of McCracken Field.

Gallery: Homecoming parade and spirit rally

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director October 1, 2021

The first Homecoming parade and sprit rally since 2019 took place at McCracken Field on September 29. Students decked out in hard hats and construction tape from different athletics, clubs and student...

Not every student becomes valedictorian or gets a full-ride scholarship to the school of their choice. Students who fly under the radar, though, still have a stories to tell, and still cherish their memories at MCHS.

Under the radar

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor May 10, 2021

High school is characterized by a multitude of experiences, flashes of memory in the minds of the people that were witness to them. Some of these memories stand out against the rest. Most, however, fade...

Students pose with Derek Galvicius during Duct Tape the Teacher, which concluded Homecoming week on April 23 outside the West Campus cafeteria.

Gallery: Duct Tape the Teacher

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

On Friday, April 23, MCHS students gathered outside the cafeteria to participate in Duct Tape the Teacher. This year, students got to duct tape Derek Galvicius, MCHS's choir director. The tradition...

School spirit has been one key factor in the perfect high school experience that has been missing from west campus for some time now. Though STU-CO is trying to bring it back, students are still unenthusiastic about school as a whole.

Opinion: We’ve got spirit, how about you?

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director April 23, 2021

Fluorescent lights glowing, speakers blaring, the cheers of students and staff alike fill the gym with excitement. Cheerleaders cheering and jumping with joy give energy and courage to their team right...

Spanish teacher Jordan Diener meets with both teams before the Powder Puff football game on April 20 at McCracken Field.

West tackles East during annual Powder Puff game

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 22, 2021

On April 20, under the lights of McCracken field, the senior girls of East and West went head to head in MCHS’s 8th annual Powder Puff flag football game in celebration of Homecoming week.  “Powder...

Wests Homecoming king and queen Max DeCicco and Ashley Wachter pose with East Homecoming queen and king Alexis Friedle and Ryan Barrett outside of East Campus on April 19 following coronation.

Gallery: Homecoming coronation

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 20, 2021

When the traditional homecoming was cancelled last fall due to COVID-19, it seemed unlikely that MCHS would have a homecoming this year. However, now that things are opening up and vaccinations are being...

Wests Homecoming king and queen Max DeCicco and Ashley Wachter pose for pictures outside of East Campus on April 19 following coronation.

Updated: MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2021 this week

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Homecoming week is finally here — just in the spring instead of the fall. In an effort to keep traditions alive, West and East's student councils have set up a spirit week and other Homecoming-related...

Record numbers of students packed West Campuss gym for during this years Homecoming dance on October 12.

Homecoming dance breaks attendance record

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer October 25, 2019

MCHS's 2019 Homecoming dance set new attendance records with over 1,500 tickets sold.  The dance, which took place on October 12, brought plenty of students into West’s gym—so many, in fact, that...

Though the annual powder puff football game is supposed to be a friendly rivalry, the 2019 game caused more injuries than in previous years.

Playing rough

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

It was a Wednesday night during the Homecoming power puff game, and McCracken Field's lights shined down on the East and West Campus seniors. At around the third quarter, Madison Loewe fell to the ground...

Amanda Sikula cheers on the track at McCracken Field with Max DeCicco and her dance team before the Homecoming football game on October 11. The expanded team revved up the crowd before the game, then performed during the half-time show.

Dance team boogies with boys during Homecoming game performance

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

The MCHS dance team combined with a group of guys to perform for the halftime show at the Homecoming football game.  The dance is put together by the dance team and the coaches. Each girl on the team...

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