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

State Rep. Justin Slaughter celebrates after the chamber passed changes to the controversial criminal justice law known as the SAFE-T Act at the Illinois Capitol building on Dec. 1.

Controversial SAFE-T Act now in effect, portion ruled unconstitutional

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director January 19, 2023

On Feb. 22, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the SAFE-T Act into law at Chicago State University. Parts went into effect on Jan. 1, and many have questioned the clarity and adequacy of this law. This...

Donald Trump has done a laundry list of bad things throughout his political career and should not be considered for reelection in 2024.

Opinion: We don’t want bigotry on the ballot

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor January 19, 2023

Article after article springs up surrounding one person, Donald Trump. Even in the years following his presidency, more articles are being published about him, not because of his accomplishments in office...

Though some teenagers might not be informed enough to vote, the right should not be denied to those young people who work hard to stay in the know.

Opinion: The legal voting age should be lowered

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 20, 2022

This year there has been a debate on whether or not the voting age should be lowered to 16, which would allow students as young as sophomores to be able to vote in small local elections, or even presidential...

Voters cast their election on Nov. 8 in a school cafeteria in Des Moines. In McHenry County, officials judged the midterm election to be conducted freely and fairly.

Midterms in McHenry County free, fair and secure

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections took place on Nov. 8 across the United States and were one of the most crucial elections in history for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Midterm elections this...

The voting age in the United States is 18 and, though many believe it should be lowered to 17 or even 16, teenagers under the current voting age arent mature or informed enough to be trusted with this civic responsibility.

Opinion: The legal voting age should not be lowered

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

A student is playing on their phone and receives a text reminding them that election day is coming up. They delete the message, not being that interested in politics and knowing that most of their age...

This year, the staff of the McHenry Messenger reached out to as many candidates on the ballot as we possibly could, and we have gotten to know each race. Here are our endorsements.

Midterm elections candidate endorsements 2022

Editorial Board November 7, 2022

Though the president isn’t on the ballot, this year’s midterm elections are crucial; casting a vote this Nov. 8 is more important than ever. With issues like gun control, abortion and the economy...

MCHS Activism club is hosting a drive in order to bring easy access to voter registration for eligable students

Activism Club hosts voter registration drive for students

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

McHenry High School’s activism club is hosting a voter registration drive at Upper Campus on Feb. 1 and 2 during AIM. The drive is open to all students and teachers who will be at least 18 years old...

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