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

Signs that say You are not alone hang throughout MCHS, but not many students know what Erikas Lighthouse is or what sort of support they offer students who need help.

A beacon of hope

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

After a long day, a student walks into the restroom to hear one of their peers crying in the bathroom stall. They walk into the next stall open and when they close the door they see a paper taped to the...

People living in McHenry County have struggled with addiction during the opioid epidemic. Some say chains like Walgreens and CVS have made the problem even worse.

At the center of ‘the drug triangle’

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 18, 2023

It takes a village to combat an epidemic, and McHenry County is no stranger to that.  Like much of the United States, McHenry County is grappling with the effects of opioid use. In 2022 alone, the...

A child’s wish | Warrior Weekly 10.25.22

Rayaan Ahmed, Kyra Henry, and Apryl Hanneman October 26, 2022

WSM attended a special Make-A-Wish reveal for 5-year old Mikey Hollingsworth. Make- A- Wish is a foundation that grants life changing wishes for children with a critical illness. Make- A - Wish Illinois...

Nurses reset injection stations set up at Woodstock North High School on February 12 after a wave of MCHS teachers, staff members, and administrators received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

MCHS teachers and staff receive first COVID dose

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 26, 2021

The teachers and staff of MCHS had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 12.  Last Friday, after school, several MCHS personnel headed to Woodstock North High...

Teachers and staff at Des Moines Public Schools got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held at Central Campus. Overall, Illinois is sixth in the country, following more populous states, in terms of percent of the population receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

McHenry County behind on vaccination

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination efforts begin to increase, McHenry County has the lowest percentage of its population vaccinated out of the Chicago suburb collar counties. The COVID-19 vaccine is in high...

Donning masks, MCHS students protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis cop during a Black Lives Matter protest at Veterans Memorial Park in McHenry. Floyds death has sparked several protests in McHenry County, all of them peaceful.

No justice, no peace

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor June 4, 2020

A McHenry teenager lays a blank poster board on their table, thinking of the right words to say in a situation where there are no words that can express how they feel. Today, they make a picket sign to...

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