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

Bad behavior throughout the Upper Campus has forced security and administration to take unpopular measures, like closing bathrooms. But should all students be punished because of the bad behavior of a few?

Opinion: Bad behavior of a few shouldn’t trigger consequences for all

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor April 24, 2023

Since the beginning of the school year, bad behavior in bathrooms has continued to plague the campus. Students across McHenry High School face the consequences of closed bathrooms and lost privileges....

When students at MCHS hear racist comments, many ignore it — or, worse laugh at it. When students are approached about their behavior, their quick response is, “I didn’t know.” It’s time MCHS does better at confronting and taking responsibility for this behavior.

Opinion: It’s time to confront racism at MCHS

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director April 20, 2023

Would you call out your friend if they were being racist?  Obviously your first answer should be yes, but it doesn’t appear to be that easy to execute anymore at MCHS, if it was ever easy to begin...

A security desk has been positioned outside of the third floor bathroom to discourage fighting, vaping and other disruptive behavior, according to Upper Campus security.

Third floor bathroom reopens with new security desk

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

The third-floor bathroom at the Upper Campus reopened last week with a security desk moved in front of the entrance. According to administration, the bathrooms were shut down at the beginning of February...

MCHS tested the fountains at the Upper Campus over spring break and found the water safe to drink and free of E. coli and coliform bacteria. This follows a scare in March when AP Environmental Science students testing the water found evidence of fecal material in their samples.

Drinking water deemed ‘satisfactory’ for coliform bacteria

Evanel Gonzalez, Contributing Writer April 10, 2023

After testing MCHS’s drinking water, official results show the samples were deemed ‘satisfactory’ for coliform bacteria and that the school’s drinking water did not have significant amounts of...

Police tape hangs from a sign post outside Richneck Elementary School following a shooting on Jan. 7, 2023, in Newport News, Virginia. A 6-year-old student was taken into custody after reportedly shooting a teacher during an altercation in a classroom at Richneck Elementary School on Friday. The teacher, a woman in her 30s, suffered “life-threatening” injuries and remains in critical condition.

Opinion: When will enough be enough?

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor January 25, 2023

Not even a week into the new year, the United States hit a new low where six-year-olds are now threats in school settings. In Virginia, Richneck Elementary teacher Abigail Zwerner had been teaching...

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