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

The McHenry Messenger

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 4: Sunflower by Rex Orange County

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 4: “Sunflower” by Rex Orange County

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 13, 2023

The McHenry Messenger is getting ready for winter break. As we prep to celebrate the holidays, I asked The Messenger staff to provide a song that reminds them of something very familiar: themselves....

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 3: “Movin Out (Anthony’s Song) by Billy Joel”

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 3: “Movin Out (Anthony’s Song) by Billy Joel”

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 17, 2023

For this round's take on the Messenger Mixtape, I asked staff to recommend music that reminds me of their family just in time for Thanksgiving. Though they gave great examples, I couldn't shake a song...

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 2: “Valerie” by Amy Whinehouse

Messenger Mixtape Volume 2, Track 2: “Valerie” by Amy Whinehouse

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 9, 2023

The second volume of The Messenger Mixtape is now on its second track. This week, I asked the staff of The Messenger what their favorite song with a name as the title was and our social media manager,...

Messenger Mixtape Track 12: I Know The End by Phoebe Bridgers

Messenger Mixtape Track 12: “I Know The End” by Phoebe Bridgers

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 16, 2023

As the year comes to a close, so does The Mchenry Messenger. As seniors graduate and move on to their lives after high school, it felt right to have a specific theme for this final track on the mixtape...

Messenger Mixtape Track 11: “Waterfalls” by TLC

Messenger Mixtape Track 11: “Waterfalls” by TLC

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2023

So far the songs on the Messenger Mixtape have been very diverse. With that being said, we have yet to have a true, straight up R&B song on the playlist. That is until Lydia Lawrence, business...

Messenger Mixtape Track 10: “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd

Messenger Mixtape Track 10: “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 6, 2023

Submitted by features editor Alayna Majkrzak, “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd, while obviously a pop culture staple regardless, has seen some recent resurface due to its popularity on...

Messenger Mixtape Track 09: Blind by Korn

Messenger Mixtape Track 09: “Blind” by Korn

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 28, 2023

Nu-metal of the 2000’s has seen a resurgence recently and along with it, the newest addition to the Messenger Mixtape, submitted by yours truly, “Blind” by Korn has seen a resurgence. Released...

Messenger Mixtape Track 06: Hey Lover! by Wabie

Messenger Mixtape Track 06: “Hey Lover!” by Wabie

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 23, 2023

The Messenger staff is back into the swing of things for the second semester and along with that comes new music for us to write to. This week, opinions editor Freedom Tomasello submitted “Hey Lover!”...

Messenger Mixtape Track 05: “In The Light” by Led Zeppelin

Messenger Mixtape Track 05: “In The Light” by Led Zeppelin

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 17, 2023

The Messenger is back to work after winter break, and that means the tunes are back on! The Messenger Mixtape’s newest addition is psych rock “In The Light” by Led Zeppelin, submitted by yours...

Messenger Mixtape Track 04: Skeleton by The Front Bottoms

Messenger Mixtape Track 04: “Skeleton” by The Front Bottoms

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 21, 2022

Off of their 2013 album “Talon of the Hawk,” “Skeleton” by alternative band The Front Bottoms is a loud, angst filled tirade about how unrequited love can chew at and hollow someone out,...

Messenger Mixtape, Track 03: Cashout by Fugazi

Messenger Mixtape, Track 03: “Cashout” by Fugazi

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 14, 2022

“Cashout” by Fugazi, off of their 2001 album “The Argument” is a post-hardcore rock song submitted by Dane Erbach, the advisor of The McHenry Messenger. The song is dark, brooding, and...

Messenger Mixtape, Track 02: “When Ur Gone” by 916frosty

Messenger Mixtape, Track 02: “When Ur Gone” by 916frosty

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 8, 2022

 “When Ur Gone”, a 2021 single by 916frosty, is a wonderfully upbeat and nostalgic song. Submitted by staff writer and business director Lydia Lawrence, the song features a slightly distorted,...

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