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

People living in McHenry County have struggled with addiction during the opioid epidemic. Some say chains like Walgreens and CVS have made the problem even worse.

At the center of ‘the drug triangle’

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 18, 2023

It takes a village to combat an epidemic, and McHenry County is no stranger to that.  Like much of the United States, McHenry County is grappling with the effects of opioid use. In 2022 alone, the...

Freshman Jazmine Argueta dons her mask while working on an assignment during AIM on Feb. 7 in room 413 at the Freshmen Campus. Starting today, Students are not required to wear masks in the building for the first time since the spring of 2020.

Masks recommended, no longer required at MCHS

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 7, 2022

As of Feb. 7, masks are optional at Illinois schools, including the Upper and Freshman Campuses. An email from District 156 Superintendent Ryan McTague states, “On Friday, a court ruling in Springfield...

Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention made at-home COVID tests free for for all households in the U.S. To order one, people can visit COVIDtests.gov.

Biden Administration begins distributing free, at-home COVID-19 tests to Americans

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 28, 2022

As of Jan. 18, Americans are able to have free, at-home COVID-19 tests delivered directly to their homes.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that Americans use at-home...

MCHS teachers received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in February, and their second in March during mass vaccination days at Woodstock North High School.

Take your shot

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor May 5, 2021

Teachers lined up and down the Woodstock North High School gym on February 12 awaiting their first COVID vaccine, nerves flying high as they inched closer to the front. “Nervous doesn't quite describe...

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