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The Devilish rouse behind TikTok

Rebecca Bodden, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2020

If you asked friends today for a list of apps they use quite frequently, they might say Twitter, Instagram, YouTube maybe even Facebook and of course Tiktok.  Since 2018, Tiktok (formerly known as has been skyrocketing in popularity. The 60 second video sharing app has taken over the nation a...

How we watch now

Watching movies and shows on Netflix has always been a social activity for teenagers. But shelter-in-place has changed how people consume media together — and how creators release media — possibly forever.

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

April 30, 2020

Two students are getting ready to watch a movie. They’ve both been busy with schoolwork, so it’s a relief to finally be able to wind down. But before they can start, they begin to count down, “Three, two, one!” Both click play at zero, trying to make sure they’re in-sync. For the first time...

MCHS to host viewing of documentary “LIKE”

The McHenry Downtown Theater is hosting

Kyla Henige, News Editor

February 13, 2020

MCHS is sponsoring two showings of the IndieFlix movie “LIKE” on February 17, at 12 and 2 pm at the McHenry Downtown Theatre.  The documentary is about how social media affects the lives of both students and adults, and how it impacts a person’s overall health and brain technology. “LIKE...

YouTuber v. YouTuber

On the heels of last year's fight, YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul will face off on another boxing match on November 9

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

KSI’s first-ever genuine boxing match was against Joe Weller. They are both British YouTubers, and KSI won the match effortlessly. Because of this, Joe Weller has stopped uploading to the video site, and he had his reputation and dignity taken away from him.  After the fight was over, KSI called out the...

Star power

Star power

Stacy Correra, Staff Writing

October 7, 2019

It was late at night and Bailey Musnicki was sitting in her room, bored out of her mind. She took out her phone, opened up the TikTok app, and mindlessly scrolled through some videos. Suddenly, an idea popped in her head! She headed off to the fabric store and returned with the necessary materials. She...