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

One of the biggest titles of the summer, Stranger Things opened its fourth season with nearly 300 million viewers  its opening weekend.

Groovy Movies: Summer recap

Kennedy Tetour, Staff Writer August 29, 2022

This past summer was one of the biggest and most anticipated summers for film. With both new and familiar titles hitting the silver screen, it got pretty overwhelming to pick what to watch. Here are...

Inventing Anna tells the story of one of Americas biggest frauds, Anna Delvey.

Review: A flawless fraud

Beth Brackmann, Freshman Correspondant April 18, 2022

“Inventing Anna” has been on Netflix’s “Top Ten”  for weeks, also rising to the number one spot of The Nielsen’s  “Top Ten Streaming” this show has brought new people into the world of...

“The House,” an animated film on Netflix, is an eerie and mysterious tale of an old house and the many people who have lived in it.

Groovy Movies: I hate this house

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 17, 2022

Eerie corridors, scary dark corners, lost memories and untold stories are all things that come together to make “The House” a home.  “The House” was released on Netflix in January of this year....

Appearing seemingly out of nowhere, “Squid Game” became an instant success, amassing over 132 million views in the shows first 23 days, shattering the record set by “Bridgerton.”

Review: Let the games begin

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

When red light, green light and tug-of-war becomes a life or death matter, it is no longer fun and games. When everything’s on the line, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for the number one spot and...

Summer is right around the corner, which means that boredom is as well. These are our picks of movies to fend off that boredom for the first few days of summer break.

Groovy Movies: Countdown to summer

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director May 21, 2021

With the school year coming to a close and summer break just around the corner, MCHS students are mere days away from months of daytime movie watching bliss. These top four films will keep viewers entertained...

Social media can connect people together, but it can also tear people apart. In addition to bullying and aggression, social media can sow doubt, anxiety, and low-self esteem if users choose to spread negativity instead of positivity.

Opinion: Spread positivity on social media, not shame

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director April 29, 2021

Social media is one of the best ways to show creativity and interact with friends and family. While that is the intention, it can be more harmful than good.  As kids gain access at a younger age every...

Its not always easy to find what youre looking for on Netflix, which makes it easy to miss movies like Okja, a powerful and quirky film that comments on animal cruelty, the environment, and the issues with capitalism.

Review: 10 hidden gems to discover on Netflix

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

When scrolling through Netflix, it feels like there are endless titles to explore. But, finding an actually enjoyable movie sometimes requires some in depth searching. And why do that when you can go back...

The third installment of the To All The Boys series features poor relationship examples and cliché romance, but could be a good film to watch solely for its subplots and interesting visuals.

Groovy Movies: To all the bad movies I’ve watched before

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 10, 2021

My hatred for actor Noah Centineo may be astronomical, but I think we need to talk about the new “To All the Boys” movie. I have officially seen all of these movies, and they’re stuck in a sort of...

My Hero Acadamia, a show about a school full of students with extraordinary powers — and tops this list of anime shows to watch.

Review: 10 anime shows to keep your energy up this winter

MJ Smit, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Bored at home? Don’t know what to watch while sitting on the couch eating your snacks? Want anime to consume your life to where you never stop watching it and you end up buying merch and posters of anime...

Get Santa is a wonderful and funny holiday film for all viewers to enjoy this Christmas season.

“Get Santa”

December 19, 2020

If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of “Get Santa”. This movie wasn’t even on my list of movies I was planning to review, but after giving it half of my attention for 1 hour and 42...

Bright colors, upbeat music, and an exciting plot helps to makeThe Willoughbys unique and exciting for all viewers.

“The Willoughbys”

December 16, 2020

“The Willoughbys” Came out in April of this year and features a very impressive cast, including Alessia Cara, Terry Cruz, and Maya Rudolf to name a few. The production was led by Kris Pearn, who is...

Paramount Pictures 1954 movie White Christmas Features a star studded cast and musical numbers that will warm viewers hearts.

“White Christmas”

December 15, 2020

Considering the fact that "White Christmas" came out in 1954 and is absolutely a classic, I’m hoping that everyone has seen it by now. The movie is set just after the ending of World War II and tells...

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