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

Though Mr. McHenry is a tradition for senior boys like this years winner, KJ Keyfauver, the event should be opened to non-male students as well.

Opinion: Mr. McHenry needs to be more inclusive

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor April 14, 2023

The admiration for the Mr. McHenry pageant is well deserved, but the event unnecessarily and intentionally excludes many non-male students.  Mr. McHenry is a satirical pageant that MCHS hosts each...

Activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling which overurns the landmark abortion Roe v. Wade case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager June 24, 2022

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly half a century of protected, federal abortion rights. This means that it will be up to the states to...

Speakers tell stories about their own experiences during a Title IX presentation during held on May 3 in the Upper Campus Auditorium.

MCHS celebrates 50 years of Title IX

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

On March 2, McHenry's Activism Club held a Title IX presentation to honor 50 years of the law in the auditorium. The presentation highlighted MCHS alumni Rose Adams, Veronica Bierman Rogers, Judy Walsh...

Students and activists rally outside the DePaul University Loop campus, in Chicago, on May 3, 2022, in reaction to the leaked draft decision by the Supreme Court that showed the courts intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Leaked Supreme Court drafts show plans to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director May 5, 2022

Justice Samuel Alito Jr. 's draft opinion on Roe v. Wade was leaked through the news site Politico on Monday night. The draft revealed that five of the nine justices want to overturn Roe and enforce stricter...

The publishing industry has not historically supported literature written by women. In the wake of Womens History Month, its important to honor the contribuions of women in this creative field.

Review: Four books by written by women to read this Women’s History Month

Alayna Majkrzak, Opinions Editor April 5, 2022

March was women's history month. Here are some quality books written by women who are people of color, queer, or made a difference in the world of writing. All of these authors are talented and influential...

Women and girls feel as though its necessary to protect themselves while unaccompanied in public spaces, even turning to using their keys or other every day objects as protection.

Opinion: Women shouldn’t have to fear for their safety

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

A young woman walks through the parking lot after school, alone and afraid. Her keys are clenched tightly in her fist as she studies the area around her. As she approaches her car, she checks to be sure...

Popularized on the TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentines Day honors friendships between women more than romantic relationships and become an affirming alternative to Valentines Day.

A day for the girls

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In a month characterized by sentimental Instagram posts, the corniest romance movies, and the loneliest of the lonely eating too many heart shaped chocolates, comes a holiday the ladies get to look forward...

Using the F word

Using the “F” word

Maggie Morris, Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

In modern day society, the “F” word is uttered daily. Feminism, when used with its negative connotation, has been denounced in public.  In reality, feminism is needed to advance the values of equality...

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