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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

Students at MCHS have lots of inexpensive lunch options, but some students are still unable to afford lunch each day, causing students to be more focused on their hunger than their studies.

Opinion: Students still deserve free lunch

Emily Ostrander, Contributing Writer December 7, 2022

A student leaves math class and is heading to lunch. The student begins to think, I wish I could afford lunch. I'm really hungry. The student finds a table at lunch, sits down and goes on their phone the...

If education is a universal human right, and if limited access to food makes learning difficult, then schools should feed their students free of charge to make sure that all students can learn at the best of their abilities.

Opinion: School lunch should be free

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor November 12, 2019

When parents send their children to school, they expect the school to provide them with the basics — a desk, a classroom, a well-qualified teacher, a safe learning environment. The most basic element...

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