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  • Big day for McLean’s future college athletes

    Big day for McLean’s future college athletes

    Emma Higbee, Reporter

    November 9, 2017

    Friends, family, coaches, and administrators gathered in the Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to support eight senior athletes as they took the next step in the college commitment process.   Members of McLean High School’s swimming, lacrosse, softball, soccer, and baseball teams signed letter...

    Photo by Gregory Miller

  • Virginia Governor Race Results

    Virginia Governor Race Results

    Jack Stenzel, Sports Editor

    November 7, 2017

    You might have seen the tents, flags, and lawn signs that bombarded The Rock yesterday. Such icons act as a precursor to the major ballots being cast inside McLean High School and other schools across the country for a variety of elections. Most prominent being the Virginia Governors Race, in large part...

    Photo obtained via Google Images under a Creative Commons license

  • Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

    Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

    Sabrina Vazquez, Photography Editor

    October 31, 2017

    It's that time of year again, when the hallways of McLean are filled with students and teachers in colorful and creative costumes. This year's Halloween was no exception, as students showed off their costumes. From pop culture references to spooky makeup and even breakfast foods, McLean had it all this...

    From left to right Junior Fatama Hossain, Senior Mikaley Bolden, Senior Havi Carrillo-Klein, and Junior Tryphena Koomson show their Halloween spirit.

  • J.E.B. Stuart High School renamed Justice High School

    J.E.B. Stuart High School renamed Justice High School

    Siddarth Shankar, Editor-in-Chief

    October 30, 2017

    The Fairfax County School Board voted 7-4 on Oct. 26 to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School to Justice High School. The name change will take effect in the 2019-20 school year. The final vote to rename J.E.B. Stuart, which is named after a Confederate general, took place after two years of community...

    J.E.B. Stuart High School on the day of community voting for the renaming, Sept. 16. (Photo by Maria McHugo)

  • First annual McLean bonfire proves to be a success

    First annual McLean bonfire proves to be a success

    Ed Walters, Sports Editor

    October 27, 2017

    Last night, Oct. 26, the first annual bonfire here at McLean took place. It was made out to be one of the keynote events in the week leading up to homecoming, which takes place on Oct. 28. The bonfire fell on the Thursday between the Powerpuff football game where the junior girls take on the senior girls...

    A new tradition - Highlanders sit around the fire on a crisp autumn night. Temperatures dipped into the 40s during the bonfire.

News

McLean Gets “Ruff”

McLean Gets “Ruff”

Ben Davis, Reporter

November 13, 2017No Comments

"Bow wow!" Therapy dogs took over McLean last week and students went wild fawning over the lovable animals. The dogs come to McLean at the end of each quarter to promote good mental health in McLean students. They spend...

Kathleen Murphy wins as our representative

Kathleen Murphy wins as our representative

Jessica Opsahl-Ong, Reporter

November 11, 2017No Comments

The local Virginia elections have passed, but their results can still impact the student at McLean. The representative chosen for District 34, Kathleen Murphy, is the democratic incumbent who took home 60.94% of this year...

First ever transgender state delegate wins in northern Virginia

First ever transgender state delegate wins in northern Virginia

Rustin Abedi, Managing Editor

November 10, 2017No Comments

This past week's state elections were a resounding success for the Democrats near the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump's 2016 election. Among the more surprising results  was about Danica Roem, the first openly...

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Sports

Boy’s basketball team looking stronger than ever

Boy’s basketball team looking stronger than ever

Jake Keating, Reporter

November 17, 2017No Comments

Winter sports just finished their tryouts, and of all the sports, boy's basketball is looking greatly improved. An almost brand new roster and perennial coach Michael O'Brian look to secure a winning season this year. "I...

  • College basketball update: from the ACC to the PAC-12 November 17, 2017
  • Big day for McLean’s future college athletes November 9, 2017
  • McLean/Langley varsity football recap November 9, 2017
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Features

Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

Sabrina Vazquez, Photography Editor

October 31, 2017No Comments

It's that time of year again, when the hallways of McLean are filled with students and teachers in colorful and creative costumes. This year's Halloween was no exception, as students showed off their costumes....

Rocking and rolling through life

October 30, 2017

A night to remember

October 30, 2017

NEHS announces horror writing contest winners

NEHS announces horror writing contest winners

October 26, 2017

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