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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

The Hall Pass | UAW strike, boating accident, and golf sectionals

The Hall Pass | UAW strike, boating accident, and golf sectionals

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

 The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national and global headlines you need to hear in span of a single passing period. To listen to the podcast, press the play button above, or...

McHenry Riverside Shoppes have opened for business for local, small businesses to utilize.

McHenry’s Riverwalk Shoppes are open for business

Olivia Smith, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

In an effort to increase retail in downtown McHenry, the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes opened for business as of July 21, 2023.  Located next to the Riverwalk on Boone Creek, the Shoppes serve as a link...

Despite a state law that says A student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a disciplinary consequence, students at MCHS continue to receive tickets from the McHenry Police Department for their behavior in school.

Still fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2023

Walking through the halls, a McHenry High School student notices fighting near the bathrooms. In response, a school resource officer nearby issues adjudication citations, or tickets, to the students. All...

Clements is a sophomore at the Upper Campus who was shaped by her siblings and her friends growing up.

Humans of McHenry: Ava Clements

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

"If I was an only child like I don't think I would have grew up the same way I did have. I have a very younger brother who's about to go into sixth grade. And then my oldest brother is in the Marines....

The Warrior Room at the Upper Campus sits empty waiting for the next school board meeting. Five local candidates are running to fill the three seats open during this years April election.

Meet the District 156 Board of Education candidates

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 29, 2023

Three seats in District 156's School Board will be up for grabs in the local elections this April 4. Five candidates, including three incumbents and a former member, are on the ballot.  The seven-member...

Mr. McHenry contestants walk with their chaperones during the spring spirit rally on March 23. The Mr. McHenry pageant will take place later that day in the Upper Campus auditorium.

NHS hosts annual Mr. McHenry pageant

Marcos Lagunas, Freshman Correspondant March 23, 2023

On Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., six senior students will be competing to find out who Mr. McHenry is. The event will have four different sections, including sportswear, talent, formal wear and a Q&A...

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

December 9, 2022

Teenagers in every suburb say their town is boring. For many, surviving their small town — with their lack of adequate shopping or recreation or cute coffee shops — is a kind of rite of passage. Suffice...

Community members, including students from MCHS, paint a mural in downtown McHenry on Saturday—the first public mural in the towns history.

Community paints mural in downtown McHenry

Lilyona Kribley, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022

The McHenry community came together to paint a mural with painter Maurico Ramirez on the side of the McHenry Clock Company on Green Street on Saturday. This is McHenry’s first ever mural, named “#McHenryStrong.”...

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

Boxes of prepared food wait to be distributed during the McHenry Public Librarys Grab N Go food program, which takes place each Tuesday and Thursday.

McHenry Public library offers community Grab ‘N’ Go suppers

Savannah Drost, Contributing Writer April 28, 2022

Every Tuesday and Thursday the McHenry Public Library offers Grab 'N' Go after school suppers to feed the McHenry community. Children 18 and younger may receive a meal and an activity at the twice-weekly...

A team of architects and students have already worked together to begin designs for the 12-by-12 and 12-by-16 retail shop units planned for the Miller Point project in downtown McHenry.

MCHS announces community renovation project at Miller Point

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 8, 2022

In the spring of 2023, MCHS construction students are set to build ten tiny commerce shops at Miller Point in downtown McHenry. Engineering, graphics, and business students are involved in “The McHenry...

Bathrooms at the Upper Campus have been closed on and off due to vandalism, but this isnt the only place in on campus — and in the community — where vandalism has become a problem.

Opinion: Vandalism has become its own pandemic

Kyla Henige, News Editor November 19, 2021

Recently, there have been multiple cases of vandalism around McHenry by immature students giving MCHS a bad rep. A majority of it is coming from the schools, but it is also being done in businesses and...

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