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

Summer isnt summer until a proper playlist has been put together. Thankfully, weve done the work for you.

The songs of summer

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor May 23, 2022

Summer is finally here for MCHS, and music is one of the most important parts of summer, from long rides with the windows down, to a picnic with someone you love.  Here’s a playlist to help fuel...

Students perform at the Battle of the Bands on May 14 in the Upper Campus Main Gym.

Gallery: Battle of the Bands

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager May 20, 2022

Battle of the bands was held on Friday, May 13, in the Upper Campus gym. Standalone, NyghtStryke, Shipwrecked, Weeping Woods and the notorious Staff Infection performed and competed for a recording session...

Art installation Circular Dimensions x Microscape by Cristopher Cichocki is seen at the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 17, 2022, in Indio, California.

Opinion: It’s time to question Coachella’s charm

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinion Editor May 9, 2022

Loud music fills the crowd members' ears as they gaze up through the blinding lights at the artist they paid to see. Sweat, and too many people out in the California sun. $500 spent in order to see a 90...

MCHS students perform during the first night of pops concerts — the final choir concerts of the year and before graduation — on May 4 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring choir concerts

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondent May 6, 2022

This week, MCHS's choirs held their final performances of the year at the Upper Campus during the annual pops concert. Students performed popular songs of their choosing as solos and duets. On Wednesday,...

MCHSs choirs combined with choirs from Harrison, Parkland, and MMS for a concert on Mar. 3 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Gallery: Choir concert

Nikki Sisson, Marking Director March 7, 2022

On March 3, all choirs from the Upper and Freshmen Campus alongside eighth grade choirs from Parkland and McHenry Middle School performed at a concert in the main gym of the Freshmen Campus. This included...

Megan Foxs engagement ring, given to her by her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly, reportedly has thorns on the bands so it would hurt to take off — which is only one part of their engagement that feels strange.

Commentary: Controversial couple

Bee Myers, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

As people complete  their daily routine of scrolling on their Instagram feed, they all one way or another came across a post by Machine Gun Kelly — and possibly a video of him finally proposing to Megan...

Dogpatch released their most recent single Slug​ //Mushroom earlier this summer.

Tune Into This: Dogpatch

Alayna Majkrzak, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 3, 2022

Anger is a common human emotion. It is something that every person can relate to. While many artists delve into the emotion, tearing it apart to the core to find the root of a problem, Dogpatch, an ever...

Candles, flowers and letters are placed at a memorial outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park on Nov. 7 in Houston.

Opinion: Astroworld tragedy was preventable

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Standing in the crowd with music blasting, everyone in the crowd had fun enjoying the music until tragedy strikes. Screaming began with people begging for help, everyone fearing for their lives, wondering...

Tune In To This: Bears in Trees

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor December 2, 2021

Whether it’s the transition from being a child to a teenager or a teenager to an adult, everyone experiences growing pains. This is what the indie rock band, Bears in Trees seeks to explore by using...

When Taylor Swift announced her intention to rerecord Red and reassert her ownership over her music, many knew that the rerelease would be one of the biggest releases of the year.

Review: “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

On Friday Nov. 12 Taylor Swift released the long-awaited rerecording of her 2012 album “Red.” The new album, entitled “Red (Taylor’s Version),” features 30 songs, nine of which are songs that...

Jesse Andrews published The Haters, about three misfit musicians who ditch jazz camp to tour with their slapped-together band, was published b Amulet Books in 2016.

Review: “The Haters”

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

A bassist, drummer, and lead-singer/guitar player — all of them with a vendetta against being told what to do with their lives and with their music. These three misfit, rookie musicians meet at a jazz...

Choir director Derek Galvicius accompanies and conducts MCHSs Concert Choir as they perform their first and last concert of the year in the West Campus auditorium on May 6.

Band and choirs perform final concerts of year

Emma Westermeier, Staff Member May 10, 2021

On May 5 and 6 Surround Sound, Cadet Choir, and Concert Choirs closed out the year with their last performances in the auditorium. The last band concert will follow on May 11, featuring the Freshman, Concert,...

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