• Best Buddies Friendship Walk comes to D.C.

    Best Buddies Friendship Walk comes to D.C.

    Colin Edson, Editor-in-Chief

    October 17, 2017

    The Best Buddies Friendship Walk will be coming to D.C., at the National Mall, at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday. The walk is the number one walk in the United States that raises money and awareness for the to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Currently, it has raised just...

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  • Can McLean football have a late season turn around?

    Can McLean football have a late season turn around?

    Ben Davis, Reporter

    October 16, 2017

    When asked about McLean High school's football program, most don't bat an eye to the common replies given by ninth all the way through twelfth graders. Popular phrases include "we suck," or, "we are going to go 0-10 this year." But senior offensive tackle Khaled Abdelatey has a different opinion on what...

    Khaled Abdelatey played Against the Marshall Statesmen as number 56. Abdleatey has been playing football at McLean since his freshmen year. Photo courtesy of Kent Arnold.

  • “Fright Night” movie night held at McLean

    “Fright Night” movie night held at McLean

    Maren Kranking, Features & Design Editor

    October 14, 2017

    Last night, the McLean leadership class held its first “Fright Night.” Students, some wearing pajamas, gathered in the lower gym on the floor and bleachers to enjoy the showing of the horror movie “Lights Out” with various pillows, blankets, and snacks. “It was Friday the 13th, and since...

    Students enjoy a night with friends watching a scary movie.

    Maren Kranking

  • McLean media wins big at VHSL Championships

    McLean media wins big at VHSL Championships

    Siddarth Shankar, Editor-in-Chief

    October 13, 2017

    Fredericksburg, Va. — McLean's media teams, composed of The Highlander newsmagazine, The Clan yearbook, The Tartan literary magazine and broadcast channel WMHS News received numerous awards at the Virginia High School League Media Championships on Oct. 11.   Both The Highlander and The Clan were bestowed ...

    The Highlander editor-in-chief Colin Edson, managing editor Jackson Payne, A&E editor Conor Zeya and sports editor Ed Walters hold up many of McLean media's awards at the VHSL Media Championships on Oct. 11 in Fredericksburg. (Photo courtesy of Jackson Payne)

  • Chris Herren shares his struggles with substance abuse

    Chris Herren shares his struggles with substance abuse

    Imani McCormick, Managing Editor

    October 4, 2017

    Former NBA player Chris Herren gave a compelling speech on his experiences with drug addiction on Oct. 3 to McLean juniors and seniors. Before his speech and Q&A session, students previewed his story on the ESPN 30 for 30 feature film "Unguarded." Since 2011, Herren speaks at 250 schools each year to share how...

    On Oct. 3, former NBA player Chris Harren shares his account of battling substance abuse.

    Photo courtesy of Nick Corsi

News

Breast cancer awareness pink-out

Maria McHugo, News Editor

October 20, 2017No Comments

Friday October 20th, the halls of McLean are adorned with pink ribbons and t-shirts. Since 1985, the month of October has been established as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The McLean community involves itself annually in...

Homecoming spirit week themes

Homecoming spirit week themes

Jessie Friedman, Website Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2017No Comments

Next week is homecoming spirit week, the week that Highlanders can expect to see their peers roaming the hallways wearing creative outfits to show their Highlander pride. The themes are the following, so assemble your outfits! Monday...

SADD is making its presence known

Jake Keating, Reporter

October 15, 2017No Comments

Formerly known as the Students Against Drunk Driving, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is using this year's rise in school spirit as a platform to increase the safety of school events like homecoming and prom. "This...

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Sports

US Soccer should embrace the European youth academy system

US Soccer should embrace the European youth academy system

Josh Leong, Reporter

October 20, 2017No Comments

In the wake of the United States’ disastrous failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati wasted no time in declaring the need for a revolution. Simply put, the US doesn’t ha...

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Features

“No Shame” Variety Show is the best thing you’ve never heard of

“No Shame” Variety Show is the best thing you’ve never heard of

Jack Stenzel, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017No Comments

It's a pinch before seven o'clock on a Friday night. Outside McLean High School, a cool autumn breeze silences the darkness. Inside the school, the lights barely stay on and every now and then a few strangers...

Best Buddies Friendship Walk comes to D.C.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk comes to D.C.

October 17, 2017

Annual PSAT memes

Annual PSAT memes

October 15, 2017

Under the sea, Homecoming will be

Under the sea, Homecoming will be

October 6, 2017

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