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Stories from McHenry High School
Essay: Defending democracy
Opinions

Ciara Duncan | November 24, 2020

America is a democracy. Its citizens enjoy free thought, free will, and a free country. That’s what makes the U.S. great; people are allowed to believe what they want to believe. That is, of course, until…

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Lifting spirits one care package at a time
Coronavirus

Jared Bysiek | May 13, 2020

A senior stares at their Chromebook, heaving a heavy sigh. These last few months are important to them, with events like prom, and the jump from high school life into their future. But due to the current…

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Essential
Coronavirus

Stacy Correra | April 16, 2020

An MCHS student lets out a shaky breath as she pulls her ponytail through the opening in the back of her uniform hat. As she pulls a blue latex glove over her freshly-washed, frail fingers, she closes…

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Fresh ink
Features

Stacy Correra | March 5, 2020

An MCHS student anxiously waits in the chair at their local tattoo parlor. They had made this appointment ages ago, and today was finally the day — their 18th birthday. The artist shows the student the…

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West Campus senior helps save brother’s life
Features

Oliver Simpson | January 22, 2020

David Darcy, a senior at West Campus, woke up on Thursday morning with an intense migraine thinking it was the flu. Little did he know that a few hours later, he would be in the emergency room fighting…

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Battling student homelessness
Features

Michelene Havard | December 19, 2019

A homeless MCHS student sleeps on a friend’s couch. The student wraps themself in a warm knitted blanket, tirelessly finishing their “homework” while their friend’s family dozes off into the night.

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Taking one for the team
Sports

Oliver Simpson | December 19, 2019

In an instant, the match is over and a varsity wrestler feels the referee hoist his hand into the air. Beneath him, his defeated opponent tries to catch his breath, but all this wrestler can think of is…

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Seeing color
Features

Ciara Duncan | December 16, 2019

High school is tough enough, but being the only minority in the classroom makes it even harder. It’s something many students of color are aware of, but stay silent about. Meanwhile, white students may…

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