• Put Subject Tests to rest

    Put Subject Tests to rest

    Jessie Friedman, Reporter

    May 31, 2017

    As the June SAT Subject Test date approaches, McLean students are scrambling to study for these bothersome standardized tests. Subject Tests are standardized tests administered by The College Board that test a student’s knowledge of a specific subject on the high school level. Many colleges recommen...

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  • Ryan Zimmerman visits McLean for Phones Down, Home Run press conference

    Ryan Zimmerman visits McLean for Phones Down, Home Run press conference

    Maren Kranking and Julia McElligott

    May 17, 2017

      On May 10, McLean High School hosted the Phones Down, Home Run press conference on the practice softball field. The initiative is aimed towards raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The decision to hold this event at McLean was influenced by the results of an activity held...

    Julia McElligott

  • Art classes draw chalk animals for Earth Day

    Art classes draw chalk animals for Earth Day

    Carlyn Kranking, Editor-in-Chief

    May 15, 2017

                  Art students brought color to McLean’s rock entrance on April 26 as they drew dozens of animals on the ground with chalk. The project was meant to call attention to the importance of conservation in the wake of Earth Day. ...

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  • McLean hires new head football coach

    McLean hires new head football coach

    Jackson Payne, Sports reporter

    May 15, 2017

    Following a pair of 1-9 campaigns, McLean varsity football head coach Shaun Blair has taken a position on the defensive coaching staff at Westfield High School, the two time defending Virginia state champion. Blair's departure left an important vacancy in the athletics department at McLean, one that...

    Homecoming hire- former McLean quarterback and Madison assistant coach John Scholla is introduced to the football program as the new head coach on May 11. (Photo courtesy of McLean Athletics Instagram)

  • NEHS announces “Love” writing contest winners

    NEHS announces “Love” writing contest winners

    Carlyn Kranking, Editor-in-Chief

    May 8, 2017

    In honor of Valentine's Day, McLean's chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) held a writing contest, accepting submissions of poems and short stories centered around the theme, "Love." Honor society members read through all the submissions and picked two winning poems and one winning short...

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News

Ryan Zimmerman visits McLean for Phones Down, Home Run press conference

Ryan Zimmerman visits McLean for Phones Down, Home Run press conference

Maren Kranking and Julia McElligott

  On May 10, McLean High School hosted the Phones Down, Home Run press conference on the practice softball field. The initiative is aimed towards raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The decis...

May 17, 2017No Comments

Art classes draw chalk animals for Earth Day

Art classes draw chalk animals for Earth Day

Carlyn Kranking, Editor-in-Chief

              Art students brought color to McLean’s rock entrance on April 26 as they drew dozens of animals on the ground with chalk. The project was meant to...

May 15, 2017No Comments

Red recycling bins make debut at McLean

Red recycling bins make debut at McLean

Jiwon Kim, Reporter

Earlier this month, students at McLean saw a couple new recycling bins make an appearance, including one next to the rock entrance, sporting a different color than the traditional blue. Initial reactions of the red recycling...

April 19, 2017No Comments

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Sports

Girls Soccer Crashes out of Conference Playoffs

Girls Soccer Crashes out of Conference Playoffs

Jack Stenzel, Reporter

McLean varsity girls soccer lost in the first round of playoffs on Monday night. It took 80 minutes and 2 overtimes to decide a winner at Washington- Lee High School War Memorial Stadium. It was a pretty idle game through...

May 18, 2017No Comments

  • The rise of the Big Baller Brand May 17, 2017
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Features

Highlanders find jobs for Summer 2017

Highlanders find jobs for Summer 2017

Ed Walters

While many see Summer as an opportunity to relax and unwind following the long a grueling school year, many students look to stay busy by getting Summer jobs. When someone thinks of a Summer job, they...

May 22, 2017No Comments

NEHS announces “Love” writing contest winners

NEHS announces “Love” writing contest winners

May 8, 2017

Muslim women persevere through adversity

Muslim women persevere through adversity

April 19, 2017

Seniors: college decision tips for the indecisive student

Seniors: college decision tips for the indecisive student

April 19, 2017

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