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Students broke their fast a speech by school board member-at-large Abrar Omeish spoke to students. Over 100 people attended.
Muslim Student Associations host historic dinner
Omar Kayali, Online Opinions Editor • April 29, 2022

With the holy Muslim month of Ramadan coming to a close, the Muslim Student Associations (MSAs) of...

Planned demonstrations and publicity failed to convince the school board to reject Michelle Reid, a highly qualified candidate, or postpone the approval date. Amidst a year of tumultuous high-profile political fights in Fairfax County Public Schools, Dr. Reid will likely face stiff resistance from vocal student groups in one of the countrys largest and wealthiest school districts. Adding to the challenge is size; the superintendent is now leading a new district nearly 9 times as large as her previous one.
Michelle Reid approved as superintendent among student demonstrations
Akash Balenalli, Website Editor-in-chief • April 14, 2022

The Pride Liberation Project, a liberal student-led grassroots group, voiced stark opposition to Fairfax...

SHOWING ITS AGE — The aging school building requires frequent repairs, many of which are temporary fixes to deeper problems. McLean is currently undergoing a four-year roof renovation process while awaiting funds for a full renovation, which may not come until 2050.
Building infrastructure worsens as renovation remains far in future
Nyla Marcott, News Editor • March 30, 2022

Pools of water in the bathrooms, a roof leaking from multiple locations and an aging heating system...

McDance-a-Thon executives Atticus Gore, Gianna Russo, Sydney Gleason, Bella DeMarco and Maya Amman share important updates about the dance before it begins.
McDance-a-Thon hosts annual fundraising dance
Isabella DiPatri and Josephine Phillips March 26, 2022

McDance-a-Thon members gathered in the school gym today to celebrate the end of their annual fundraiser,...

2021 senior assassin participant Gavin Meaney eliminates an unexpecting Matthias Daniel during a lacrosse game. For the 2022 game, school grounds will be off limits. Many participants used the art of surprise when attempting to eliminate their targets.
2022 Senior Assassin ready to kick off
Josh Bass and Tanner Coerr March 26, 2022

As senior class of 2022 nears the end of their school year, the "Senior Assassin" annual tradition is...

McDance-a-Thon executives Bella DeMarco, Maya Amman, Amelia Badipour, Sydney Gleason and Gianna Russo raise money for Childrens National Hospital at a bake sale in front of CVS. The club does several fundraisers throughout the year to work toward their goal before the dance on March 26.
McDance-a-Thon club prepares to dance for change on March 26
Ivy Olson, Reporter • March 24, 2022

Each year, McDance-a-Thon pushes the limits to increase funds raised for patients at the Children’s...

SENIORS SIGN OFF - Counselor Jennifer Fernandez graduated from high school in 2012. However, her experiences, her lessons learned, and her wonderful memories parallel many of the current experiences of the senior class of 2022.
Seniors then and now
Mackenzie Chen, Valerie Paredes, and Layla Zaidi May 12, 2022

The senior year is a rite of passage for every high schooler as they transition into college. No matter when students have graduated, they have often experienced the same pride and sadness at leaving the...

Junior Chris Morabito slides into 3rd base right before the ball catches him.
McLean baseball defeat Washington-Liberty to end off season
Andy Chung, Kaan Kocabal, and Noah Barnes May 13, 2022
Hollywoods newest competitor presents a wide selection of titles at any time for any genre. Streaming platforms are taking center stage for their flexible design, especially compared to movie theaters.
Hollywood’s growing competitor: Netflix
Melissa Allegretti, Reporter • April 30, 2022
Languages spoken in the hallways, such as Korean, are not an option in the World Languages department. Several students feel unaccommodated by the selection of language courses at the school.
McLean should expand language offerings
Melissa Allegretti, Reporter • April 2, 2022

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