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

Though movies like The Hunger Games can be thrilling rides, Suzanne Collinss book uses slower pacing to develop stronger characters and deeper emotions.

Opinion: Don’t judge a book by its movie

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

It's an age-old debate that was never really a debate to begin with: Which is better — the book or the movie? Though some people find the speed of movies more enjoyable and enjoy that films often require...

Censoring books has a historical precident, usually to keep a population of people ignorant and control knowledge. So why is book banning making such a resurgence in states like such as Tennessee, Wyoming and Florida?

Opinion: Banning books bans education

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor March 3, 2022

A student walks into a library, and their eyes immediately catch on a sign that says “most challenged books of 2020.” The books that are listed are some of their favorites. “To Kill a Mockingbird,”...

Organized by Heidie Dunn, an English teacher at East Campus, MCHSs version of Romeo and Juliet features teachers and staff members from almost every department.

Putting on a show

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor March 25, 2021

A student hits the play button on a video for their English assignment. Their own teachers who are now characters in the classic “Romeo and Juliet” are performing the play for their students. Although...

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