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  • ABC News reporter speaks to AP Government classes

    ABC News reporter speaks to AP Government classes

    Siddarth Shankar, Editor-in-Chief

    December 6, 2017

    On a usual day, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl is asking the questions—to press secretaries, presidents of the United States and foreign dignitaries. Karl took on a new role on Dec. 5 when he visited McLean and answered 25 questions from AP Government students. READ MORE »»

    ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl speaks to AP Government students on Dec. 5. Karl answered 25 questions from students. (Photo by Sam Gollob)

  • McLean MUN wins big

    McLean MUN wins big

    Emma Johnson, Reporter

    November 26, 2017

    On Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 McLean's Model UN team competed at William and Mary's High School Model UN Conference (WMHSMUN) and won the Best Large School Award. "McLean MUN achieved an incredible success over the weekend earning over eight gavels (50 percent of our positions placed first) and in doing...

    McLean MUN pictured after their win. Photo courtesy of Asia Kurtalic.

  • Volume of Smoke comes to a close

    Volume of Smoke comes to a close

    Maren Kranking, Features & Design Editor

    November 19, 2017

    This past weekend, TheatreMcLean showed Volume of Smoke, its first production of the year. The show centers on the devastating fire that burned down a Richmond theater in 1811. “The play is a series of monologues describing first-hand encounters of people who were in the fire, responsible for the...

    photo courtesy of TheatreMcLean

  • McLean Gets “Ruff”

    McLean Gets “Ruff”

    Ben Davis, Reporter

    November 13, 2017

    "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 their time in the courtyard by the library being pet and held by students. Tracy...

    Todero wears his birthday hat to celebrate his birthday.

    Ben Davis

  • Remembering our Veterans

    Remembering our Veterans

    Anna Brykczynski, Reporter

    November 10, 2017

    A day before Veterans Day, over 50 students filed into the lower gym bleachers to honor the men and women of the United States military. Any students who were interested in commemorating America's armed forces were welcome to attend, and had been given notice of the ceremony over the PA seconds befo...

ABC News reporter speaks to AP Government classes

Siddarth Shankar, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017No Comments

On a usual day, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl is asking the questions—to press secretaries, presidents of the United States and foreign dignitaries. Karl took on a new role on Dec. 5 when he visited McLean and answered 25 questions from AP Government students.

Manafort’s indictment could prove fatal to Trump Administration

Jake Keating, Reporter

November 29, 2017No Comments

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, making false and misleading statements, and others. The indictments were not a shock to many, as Special Inv...

Highlander Newsmagazine wins a Pacemaker Award

Jessie Friedman, Website Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017No Comments

The Highlander Newsmagazine was presented with the Pacemaker Award on Nov. 18 at the National Journalism Convention in Dallas. According to the National Scholastic Press Association, entries for the award are judged by teams...

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Boys varsity basketball makes a valiant effort against Marshall

Alexandria Meuret, Reporter

December 8, 2017No Comments

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the boys varsity basketball team went up against Marshall at home. With their second game being a win, they were ready for another.   “Everyone on the team is very optimistic about this season. Th...

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Turkey – a holiday comic

November 22, 2017No Comments

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Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

Highlanders celebrate Halloween in style

October 31, 2017

Rocking and rolling through life

October 30, 2017

A night to remember

A night to remember

October 30, 2017

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