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...

The publishing industry has not historically supported literature written by women. In the wake of Womens History Month, its important to honor the contribuions of women in this creative field.

Review: Four books by written by women to read this Women’s History Month

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor April 5, 2022

March was women's history month. Here are some quality books written by women who are people of color, queer, or made a difference in the world of writing. All of these authors are talented and influential...

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...

Studio Ghibli films often have a bright and fun look to them that fits with adventurous stories and adorable characters.

Review: Five Studio Ghibli movies to take you away from reality

MJ Smit, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

Studio Ghibli is an amazing Japanese animation film studio and is currently placed in Koganei, Tokyo. It’s well known for its animated movies including some short films, commercials, and one television...

Sometimes, the best romantic comedies arent from this decade, but from the not-so-distant past. Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You show that not much has changed about romance in the past 20 years.

Review: Five romantic comedies to stream this Valentine’s Day

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

“The Kissing Booth” has become a staple for Valentine’s Day movies, but there are so many amazing romance movies out there that seem to be forgotten this time of year. If “Kissing Booth” is your...

WandaVision, which features classic Marvel characters and connects pieces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, creates a mysterious vintage atmosphere that will hook in viewers from episode one.

Review: What’s going on in Westview?

Kennedy Tetour, Artistic Director February 10, 2021

Do you ever think to yourself, “Man, I sure do wonder what happened after the events of Avengers Endgame. Too bad there isn’t a very confusing show to fill me in on the ongoings of the MCU post blip.”...

Winter break during a global pandemic can only mean one thing: Down time. Here are twelve movies you can watch each day during break to keep yourself sane and happy during the holidays.

Groovy Movies: 12 days of movies

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 14, 2020

There may still be a global pandemic keeping us inside and cooped up, but that’s no reason to let it dampen our spirits! This list of 12 festive and fun movies will keep your spirits up this holiday...

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