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

Garcia is a senior at the Upper Campus who has learned to rely only on herself — but who is willing to fight for the people she loves.

Humans of McHenry: Angie Garcia

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

"I would say there's a new challenge every day. Family life, personal life. challenge every single day. I would say [I overcome] those challenges. A childhood memory that shaped me was I got into a car...

People may have all kinds of reasons for sharing their traumas on social media. For example, it might help them process the trauma or find support. Still, the habit can be unhealthy and lead to unexpected consequences.

Opinion: Stop making trauma trendy

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

A student makes a post on TikTok laughing about their failing grades, while another student views the video wondering why it has so many likes and people joking in the comments. Is this just a coping mechanism...

As people have come forward to share their trauma, many immediately blame the victim. But it is never the victims fault that they survived an assault — and society should start placing the blame on the perpetrator of the crime instead.

Opinion: It is never the victim’s fault

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

“What were you wearing?” “You shouldn’t have had that much to drink.” “Obviously they asked for it.” “Men can’t be assaulted.” This is what many survivors, especially of sexual assault,...

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