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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

Alumni Col. Robert Heatherly and Dave Lawson are honored during the Homecoming football game on Sept. 29 at McCracken Field. Other MCHS grads were able to visit a special alumni tent during the game.

Home for Homecoming 

Maggie Demski, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

Graduates from all years came back to their high school to watch the homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 29 at McCracken Field.  While going to the Homecoming game is a normal tradition at most...

Homecoming of 1963 saw flowwy, flared dresses as the main trend, along with bow ties and casual suits for the boys. Hair on the shorter to medium side, and lots of white. Not super colorful looks, but still classic.

Looking sharp

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 29, 2023

Homecoming is one of the two big dances that students at MCHS look forward to every year‭. ‬Though each Homecoming has a different‭ ‬theme‭, ‬at first glance‭, ‬a lot of the same fashion...

The Warrior Shack trailer, run by students from BPA and wrapped by students in Matt Connors graphics classes, will sell Warrior Gear at the Homecoming football game on Friday at McCracken Field.

Warrior Shack store to open at Homecoming game

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

A mobile version of the new Warrior Shack will open on Sept‭. ‬29‭ ‬at the Homecoming football game‭. ‬ The shack will be run by MCHS business students and will sell school apparel and more‭....

MCHSs Homecoming parade took place on Sunday, Sept. 24. The route started at the Freshman Campus, followed Green Street, and ended at Veterans Park where the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.

Gallery: Homecoming parade

Lily Adams, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

MCHS hosted the annual Homecoming parade on Sunday, Sept. 24.  The parade followed Green Street to Veteran’s Park. Students from different athletics and activities tossed candy to the citizens watching....

Seniors celebrate their victory during last year’s Powder Puff football game on Oct. 5 at McCracken Field. This year’s game will take place on Sept. 27 on the field.

Lights on

Lily Adams, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

The ball is snapped and set into play‭. ‬The sound of gym shoes swoosh on the turf‭. ‬The flapping of the flags in the wind can be heard for miles‭. ‬The Powder Puff players dash across the...

The volleyball team marches down Green Street in last year’s Homecoming parade on Oct. 2. Fall athletic teams participate in Homecoming in a variety of ways, including scheduling special games, helping “paint the town” and walking in the parade.

Good sports

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

The lights turn on after the freshman football game is over‭. ‬The student section is more packed than it has been and will be for‭ ‬the rest of the season‭, ‬and they are dressed in gold‭....

Students dance and cheer each other on at last years Homecoming dance on Oct. 8, 2022 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Playlist: A Messenger Homecoming

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 25, 2023

Arguably, the most important part of the atmosphere of Homecoming is the music.  Every year a healthy mix of 2010’s and late 2000’s pop and new radio hits get played at volumes that are (probably)...

Football players wait for the float to leave before last year’s Homecoming parade on Oct. 2, 2022 at the Freshman Campus. Each year, school spirit seems to get bigger and bigger during Homecoming because the organizations leading it put students first.

Opinion: Let’s make this house a Homecoming

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 25, 2023

I started this article as a critique of Homecoming at MCHS‭. ‬ I wanted to argue that Homecoming did not have enough student involvement‭, ‬and that the thoughts of the general student body...

MCHS students participate in Paint The Town on Sept. 21 as part of this years Homecoming festivities.

What to expect with the upcoming Homecoming week

Grace Crockett, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

MCHS’s students, staff, and alumni will celebrate this year’s Homecoming next week. This year's Homecoming dance will have the theme “Lights, Camera, Action”, which was chosen by the current...

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This past Friday, students gathered at McCracken Field to enjoy the homecoming football game. As usual, they created an exciting atmosphere by cheering and getting the team hyped for their game. Students...

Playing dress-up | Warrior Weekly 10.11.22

This past week, students at MCHS celebrated their homecoming with a week of school spirit. Students dressed up in different themes such as Adam Sandler, Minions, Warrior Pride, White Lies, and Camo. With...

Reclaiming our traditions | Warrior Weekly 10.11.22

Paint the Town is an annual festivity of McHenry High School’s Homecoming Week. On September 28 and 29, students from various clubs and activities paint the windows of local businesses to spread school...

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