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

Family members of Susan Kanantz left items and messages as part of a makeshift memorial after she was killed in a mass shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina last month.

Opinion: The United States needs stricter gun control laws

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director November 11, 2022

On October 13, Susan Karnatz sat at the kitchen table, talking with her family. They planned on going to a new restaurant for dinner before Karnatz put her hair up, tied her shoes, and headed out for her...

Senior Reese Vincent, GSAs president, says that recent bills aimed at restricting discussion of gender and sexual orientation in Florida classrooms are a reaction to society becoming more accepting of LGBTQ+ people.

To say or not say gay

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor April 14, 2022

As word about Florida and Texas' LGBTQ+ discriminatory bills spreads, so does anger and disappointment. Teenagers and adults alike worry about their future, knowing that states are attempting to erase...

Moses May, 14, leads a student protest at Gaither High in Tampa, Florida, against what critics call the Dont Say Gay bills, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

Opinion: Texas and Florida’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws are immoral

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager March 24, 2022

A gay student walks down the halls of her Florida school, upset because she knows her teachers aren’t allowed to talk about gay rights or LGBTQ people in classes. She doesn’t think it’s fair at all....

There are few topics more polarizing in the U.S. than abortion rights. With the Supreme Court set to weigh in on abortion bans in Texas and Georgia, more activists of all ages have stepped up to fight the law.

Opinion: Texas’s sexist abortion ban is also ineffective

Ella Trimingham, Copy Editor November 19, 2021

A woman sits in her doctor's office waiting to hear the news. “You’re pregnant.” her doctor says. She immediately goes into a panic knowing her life is now at risk, and she can do nothing about it.  The...

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