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The Student News Site of McLean High School

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Members of the TeensForFoodBanks club posed during their November event. The club is currently accepting applications for leadership roles.
McLean TeensForFoodBanks fight against Fairfax County food insecurity
Sakura Mogami, Reporter • April 10, 2024

According to the Northern Virginia Magazine, in 2023, nearly 32% of those residing in Northern Virginia...

Senior astronomy club member Ishaan Gurazada views the eclipse through a mounted telescope. Professional telescopes require extensive configuration to locate the sun.
McLean hosts solar eclipse viewing event
Aaron Stark and Ryan Kang April 10, 2024

Months before the solar eclipse on Monday, April 9, the astronomy club and their sponsor, Jeffery Brocketti,...

Students spectate as McLeans Quiz Bowl team plays a match against teacher volunteers. Students interested in Quiz Bowl can participate in Trivia Night on April 12.
Taking on the teachers
Allison Deutsch, News Editor • April 5, 2024

McLean’s Quiz Bowl state champions won 255-190 against a group of teacher volunteers today during Highlander...

The McLean scholastic quiz bowl team celebrates after winning the state tournament. They hope to carry their victorious momentum into the national tournament over Memorial Day weekend.
McLean quiz bowl to advance to nationals
Lauren Wood, Sports Editor • March 22, 2024

After securing the title of state champions, McLean’s scholastic quiz bowl team hopes to carry their...

AP English Language teacher Valerie Puiatti walks her class through the agenda. Puiatti was hired midway through the year to replace AP English Language teacher Bridget Donoghue.
McLean in the thick of teacher hiring
Aaron Stark, Managing Editor • March 22, 2024

Amid a nationwide teacher shortage, McLean High School has no problem finding new hires. In February,...

Seniors Rafik Hanna and Nathan Bass host the March TheatreMcLean No Shame. The event gives theater students a chance to express themselves artistically without judgement.
TheatreMcLean holds March No Shame
Philip Rotondo, Editor-In-Chief • March 22, 2024

Tonight, TheatreMcLean held its most recent No Shame, a varsity show event where theater students share...

Nije dances to Me Too by Meghan Trainor. He references the choreography from the game Just Dance.
Zachariah Njie: Cafeteria Choreographer
Ryan Kang, Features Editor • March 15, 2024

As the energetic music begins to play, the cafeteria turns towards junior Zachariah Njie. He turns the cafeteria into his own stage, and presents his powerful dance moves full of his passion for dance. “When...

Embryos to deservingly enjoy personhood status
Embryos to deservingly enjoy personhood status
Aileen Wu, Reporter • March 23, 2024

On Feb. 16, the Alabama Supreme Court decided that embryos held in a cryopreservation tank were legally equivalent to living children. Since then, multiple infertility clinics in Alabama have halted IVF...

Junior midfielder Mikel Molina dribbles through the defense as the offense spreads out around him.
McLean dominates Fairfax in 7-0 obliteration
Tanner Coerr, Editor-in-Chief • April 5, 2024
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Found Heaven, Conan Grays third studio album, was released on April 5, 2024.
Conan Gray’s new album brings listeners to musical heaven
JJ Steeg, Reporter • April 8, 2024
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Fashion Frenzy Episode 2: Red Carpet Edition
Fashion Frenzy Episode 2: Red Carpet Edition
Gabriela Herrera and Isabella Yawata April 4, 2024

In this episode, Isa and Ella discuss and rate outfits seen on the red carpet at the recent Oscars event. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6WL0BMFnvVFoXMKfQ8Fs0v?si=qCL4HKYeTQK9sEZm3iTPMQ

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