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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

When Elon Musk took over Twitter in October, he instituted a new subscription that allowed users to buy a verified blue check. But Musks attempts at champion free speech on the platform have only made a bigger mess.

Opinion: Twitter is in a big mess now that Elon Musk is in charge

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

Twitter has been one of the biggest social media platforms in the world for the past 15 years. Now that Elon Musk is taking control, a lot seems to be changing. Twitter used to be a platform on which every...

True crime can make for good TV, and it’s no wonder shows like Netflix’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” attracts viewers with its gruesome tale. Put defending these killers and idolizing their murders misses the point of these shows.

Opinion: Idolizing serial killers is wrong

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor November 10, 2022

Tweet after tweet, TikTok after TikTok, images of serial killers circle the internet. Captions range from how attractive Ted Bundy was to claiming Jeffery Dahmer was just misunderstood. All have one thing...

On April 25, Telsa CEO Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for around $44, causing many to wonder how the platform would change — and whether such a deal is ethical.

Opinion: Elon Musk buying Twitter could do more harm than good

Bri Quast, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

“Free speech is the bedrock of functioning democracy,” billionaire Elon Musk tweeted on Monday, April 25, the day Twitter announced his ownership of it, “and Twitter is the digital town square where...

Social media has made speaking one’s mind easier than ever. But to make a real difference, activists must do more than retweet, post, or rant on their favorite social media platform.

Opinion: Social media activism is not enough

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

When any fatal shooting or tragic natural disaster happens, many turn to social media to share their opinion and spread awareness. They believe that liking and resharing infographics or pictures is a sustainable...

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