FCPS approves 2017-18 school year calendar

Siddarth Shankar, News Editor

December 16, 2016

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The Fairfax County School Board approved Fairfax County Public Schools’s operating calendar for the 2017-2018 school year on Dec. 1. The new calendar includes a start of school before Labor Day, a decision which has proved contr...

Japan is not shaken

Kyuree Kim, Reporter

December 16, 2016

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Heartbreaking earthquakes and tsunami have been inflicting damage upon a lot of nations, thus threatening their safety. They have been causing enormous impact especially in Japan where groundbreaking, massive earthquake hit Tohoku...

National English Honor Society judges scary story contest

Carlyn Kranking, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2016

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Read 'Teeth,' junior Annie Przypyszny's winning story, here.

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Voters reject meals tax

Voters reject meals tax

November 22, 2016

Astronomy class encourages experiential learning

Melanie Pincus, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2016

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Two years ago, the observatory in the cafeteria courtyard was in disuse. The large telescope inside the dome needed major repairs, and the inside of the building was disorganized. “We had to resurface the mirrors, we wanted...

FCPS revises grading policies

Siddarth Shankar, News Editor

November 22, 2016

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  A new school year has brought changes in FCPS’s grading policies. The revisions are meant to better reflect grading trends across the nation, with a goal of reducing the impact of a single low score on a student...

DEA and Discovery Education visit McLean

Carlyn Kranking, Sanskriti Neupane, Young In Seo, Aisha Singh, and Christine Cheon

November 22, 2016

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Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education came to McLean High School during Red Ribbon Week to launch an educational initiative titled Operation Prevention. Due to the increase in opio...

McLean hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Jackson Payne, Sports reporter

November 11, 2016

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Each Veteran's Day, McLean High School observes and honors the service of past and present United States military personnel by hosting a special ceremony along with American Legion Post 270 at the school's memorial garden near the front entrance. This year, the service focused on the sacrifices made by our troops to serve and defend our rights to be "free to express...

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