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West Campus's new extension, called the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry, opened March 22 to students and staff.

Gallery: Center for Science, Technology, and Industry opens

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director March 23, 2021

Two years ago, MCHS announced that West Campus would be adding a new wing onto the north side of the building to house the math, science, and technology courses. The new wing has been under construction...

Though he has played a variety of roles throughout his tenure at MCHS, college prep instructor Kris Hokinson has made a powerful impact on his students.

Hele mai ho’ohiwahiwa

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

Many students go through their day at school with teachers who  aren’t as enthusiastic and don’t try to make connections with each individual student. But student who take college prep instructor...

Starting next school year, East Campus will become a freshmen-only campus. Though many have questioned the idea, there are many benefits to the idea that will benefit both students and the district.

Opinion: The benefits of a freshmen center

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director January 6, 2021

Why would a freshman campus be beneficial? What’s the point? These are all questions that come to mind when thinking about the changes for the upcoming school year as East Campus transitions to a freshman...

Signs provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health hang on bulletin boards throughout West Campus. Now that students will not be returning to hybrid, only teachers, staff, and administrators will see them.

District 156 dashboard reports COVID cases

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor October 30, 2020

Six people at MCHS have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a dashboard created by District 156 administration. This dashboard is used to keep the community updated on the McHenry Country metrics...

Hilary Agnello poses with the McHenry High School Warriors logo. Agnello is the Varsity volleyball coach, a math interventionist, and a teacher on special assignment.

Like broccoli

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 23, 2020

The morning is chilly and brisk, and as the leaves start to change color, the reality of autumn sets in. Hillary Agnello puts her car in park and strides up to the front door of a truant student’s house....

Construction workers smooth concrete floors for the first floor of the new extension at West Campus on April 10. Construction remains on schedule despite school being closed for the remainder of the school year.

Construction continues without delay

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

With construction and trade still being deemed essential, the COVID-19 pandemic has not delayed the construction of the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry, the new extension at West Campus. It...

In the process of re-establishing itself in the community, the Hidden Pearl coffee shop partnered with West Campus to serve students and staff. Since it disappeared in December, many have wondered when it will return.

Hidden Pearl opens downtown, plans return to West Campus

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

Hidden Pearl’s absence at West Campus has lasted longer than students and staff anticipated. However, they have reopened their shop on Green Street, which has taken over a lot of their time. “Right...

Though construction broke ground in September, the structure that will make up West Campus's new wing began taking shape at the beginning of second semester.

West’s new wing one-third complete

Kyla Henige, News Editor February 6, 2020

As the school year reaches its final stride, East and West campus is one step closer to finishing construction for the campus change occurring in the 2021-22 school year. The construction at the west...

School parking lots are known to be hazardous, but is West Campus construction making a difficult parking situation even more difficult?

Opinion: West’s needlessly hazardous parking lot

Alayna Trimingham, Opinions Editor November 13, 2019

A high school sophomore has only been driving for less than a year. The student gets in their car and heads to school. The line of cars is long, as usual, and a single police officer is directing all...

Natallia Anderson serves a student at the Hidden Pearl, a local coffee shop that has teamed up with West Campus to serve drinks during the first few class periods of each school day.

A hidden treasure

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer October 18, 2019

On weekday mornings, Natallia Anderson works her shifts at the Hidden Pearl coffee shop. She smells the strong roasted coffee, and warm hot chocolate, but focuses on her job—talking through a wide grin...

Curtis Menke, former Student Council Advisor and lover of school spirit, sits with his beloved Spirit Barrel.

Let’s hear it for the spirit

Gianna Matassa, Editor - West Campus May 1, 2019

 Spirit rallies and pep assemblies have always been the heart and soul of school spirit from middle school all the way through high school. But what do you do when the spirit rallies and pep assemblies...

New counselor Stephanie Doczi with her new baby Christian.

Counselor juggles new job, new baby

Delaney Kiernan, Staff Writer - West Campus May 1, 2019

A warm inviting atmosphere is present as her room is approached. The room smells like vanilla and a warm ivory color coats the walls. Paintings of colorful succulents fill the walls. A bowl of pink Starbursts...

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