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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

As the U.S. Supreme Court opens oral arguments Monday on whether to strike down affirmative action, UC’s long struggle to bring diversity to its 10 campuses offers lessons on race-neutral admission practices.

Opinion: Affirmative action should stay in place

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 28, 2022

The nation's most selective colleges receive hundreds of thousands of applications yearly. Competition is cutthroat, and the odds of getting in are low for everyone. For minorities, however, affirmative...

The voting age in the United States is 18 and, though many believe it should be lowered to 17 or even 16, teenagers under the current voting age arent mature or informed enough to be trusted with this civic responsibility.

Opinion: The legal voting age should not be lowered

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

A student is playing on their phone and receives a text reminding them that election day is coming up. They delete the message, not being that interested in politics and knowing that most of their age...

Mark Curran, the longest-serving sheriff of Lake County, is a Republican running for a spot on the Illinois Supreme Court during the 2022 midterm elections.

Meet Mark Curran, the Republican running for Illinois Supreme Court

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor November 2, 2022

Mark Curran is a Republican running for Illinois Supreme Court against Democrat Elizabeth Rochford. he talks of his time as a sheriff, his qualifications, and faith ahead of the Nov. 8 Election. Read...

Allena Barbato, currently a Lake Villa trustee, is a Democrat running to represent Illinoiss 32rd state senate district.

Meet Allena Barbato, the Democrat candidate running for District 32 State Senator

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director October 31, 2022

Allena Barbato is an elected Lake Villa trustee in her fifth year. She is the Democratic candidate running for 32nd District State Senator against current Sen. Craig Wilcox. Read our interview with...

Dan Brady, who is running for Illinois Secretary of State, has been a Republicaion state representative in Springfield since 2001.

Meet Dan Brady, the Republican running for Illinois Secretary of State

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor October 28, 2022

State representative Dan Brady is a Republican running for Illinois Secretary of State against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias to fill current retiring secretary of state Jesse White. Dan Brady has been...

Craig Wilcox is Illinois district 32’s Republican State Senator running for reelection on Nov. 8. A veteran, Wilcox has served on a number of different congressional committees.

Meet Craig Wilcox, the Republican candidate running for District 32’s State Senator

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director October 27, 2022

Craig Wilcox is District 32’s current Republican state senator. He is running for the midterm reelection on Nov. 8 against Allena Barbato, the Democratic party candidate. We will post our interview...

Judge Elizabeth Rochford, a Democrat running for a seat on state Supreme Court, has been a Lake County Circuit Court Judge for a decade.

Meet Elizabeth Rochford, the Democrat running for Illinois Supreme Court

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor October 26, 2022

Judge Elizabeth Rochford is a Democrat running for Illinois Supreme Court against Republican Mark Curran. She  talks of her qualifications, experiences, and policies she has already put in place ahead...

Brad Schneider, who represents the 10th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a Democrat running for re-election in in this falls midterm.

Meet Brad Schneider, the Democrat running to represent Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor October 25, 2022

Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10) will be up for reelection against Joe Severino (R-10) in the Nov. 8 midterm election. He has represented Illinois’ 10th District, which includes Wonder Lake, in...

Bill Foster, Democratic congressman for Illinoiss 11th congressional district, has represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2008. Because of redistricting, his district will now include McHenry and other parts of McHenry County.

Meet Bill Foster, the Democrat running to represent Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

Congressman Bill Foster (D-11) will be up for reelection against Catalina Lauf (R-11) in the Nov. 8 midterm election. He has represented Illinois’s 11th District, which now includes McHenry, in the...

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020, in Windsor, England. Barbados, which has long prided itself on being the most English of Britains former colonies in the Caribbean, announced it will be taking steps to drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and to become a republic by next year, when it marks its 55th anniversary of independence from British rule.

Britain’s longest ruling monarch dead at 96

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

After a statement posted on Sept. 8 that Queen Elizabeth II had been hospitalized due to doctors' concern for her health, the palace officially announced her death at age 96. The royal family announced...

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence May 16, 2022

 The McHenry Messenger · The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion (Episode Four)   Part news, part commentary, The Scraps is a podcast that spotlights past pitches that weren’t...

Journalists gather as bodies are exhumed from a mass-grave in the grounds of the St. Andrew and Pyervozvannoho All Saints church in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv on April 13, 2022.

Opinion: Putin is a war criminal

Bri Quast, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Bodies with gunshots to their heads, and white ties bounding their wrists behind their backs are strewn across the streets of Bucha. Cars with bullet holes sit abandoned by civilians, some of them with...

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