The McHenry Messenger

Essay: Defending democracy

Weeks after the 2020 election—and after Democratic candidate Joe Biden was announced the winner of the presidential race—political signs still adorn neighborhoods throughout McHenry.
Ciara Duncan, Features Editor November 24, 2020

America is a democracy. Its citizens enjoy free thought, free will, and a free country. That's what makes the U.S. great; people are allowed to believe what they want to believe. That is, of course, until...

Opinion: When politics divide, learn when to let go

With the current events of the 2020 election, places all over the country are split between their political views.
Alayna Trimingham, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Many people have trouble knowing when to say something and when to not say something, especially about politics. At the end of the day, it’s up to you. Are different political beliefs worth losing friends...

Opinion: Amy Coney Barrett isn’t for human rights

Though President Trump's nominated another woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Amy Coney Barrett does not live up to Ginsberg's legacy—and may do more harm than good from the bench.
Becky Arendarczyk, Art Director November 11, 2020

Human rights or just politics? It’s the debate American citizens found themselves in when President Donald J. Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s past shows that she has...

2020 Presidential race still uncertain

The course of the 2020 Presidential Election has been full of twists and turns, all leading to a close race between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Emma Snyder, News Editor November 5, 2020

Election night is over and it is still unclear as to who the 46th president of the United States will be. With votes being counted and key states left to win, it could be a week before Americans know the...

The Trump impeachment inquiry—what you need to know

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from Air Force One onSeptember 6 in Mandan, ND following an event with energy workers. The inquiry surrounding President Trump's impeachment has dominated the news cycle since a whistleblower's report became public in September.
Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

According to the United States Constitution, “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery,...

Using the “F” word

Using the
Maggie Morris, Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

In modern day society, the “F” word is uttered daily. Feminism, when used with its negative connotation, has been denounced in public.  In reality, feminism is needed to advance the values of equality...

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