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Many students are feeling a little extra anxious returning to school after spending th last year hiding behind a camera.

Behind the mute button

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director April 22, 2021

It is March of 2020. A student sits in class, writing down some notes, when it’s announced that classes will be cancelled for two weeks. The student is so relieved, but then they find out it’s not...

Organized by Heidie Dunn, an English teacher at East Campus, MCHS's version of

Putting on a show

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor March 25, 2021

A student hits the play button on a video for their English assignment. Their own teachers who are now characters in the classic “Romeo and Juliet” are performing the play for their students. Although...

Counselor Sarah Sadler works at her computer in her office in West Campus. She and  counseling intern Jenna McLaughlin have launched a workshop series to offer support to students with anxiety.

Weekly anxiety workshops meet on Zoom

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Among all of the chaos of the pandemic, remote learning and the hybrid schedule, the importance of mental health often gets lost. West Campus counselor Sarah Sadler and counseling intern Jenna McLaughlin...

West Campus science teacher Mr. Ryan Ellison walks his students through an equation on a whiteboard in his home. Some MCHS teachers work from home part time or full time, and some prefer to teach in their classrooms.

Teaching from home

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor December 18, 2020

The teachers of McHenry High School are no longer sitting behind a desk and grading papers everyday. Instead they hop on a Zoom call and teach students from their homes. Teachers are faced with many difficulties...

Point-Counterpoint: Remaining Remote

Point-Counterpoint: Remaining Remote

November 17, 2020

On October 9, District 156 announced that the school would pivot to their hybrid learning plan in November. As the news made its way through the school community, many students expressed excitement about...

Neither students nor teachers were ready for an entirely remote school year, and everyone is still scrambling to make it work.

Con: Remote learning doesn’t work for most students

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor November 17, 2020

High school is a time of getting to be with your friends, experience different things, and do hands-on experiments and learn about things that will help you post secondary school. But what happens when...

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