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Runners Jackson Coombes, Landon Moore, Luca Hinton and Liam Riley pose with their medals after setting a school record in the 4 by 800 meter relay race.
Indoor track succeeds at states
Kavi Shah, Reporter • March 3, 2024

On Feb. 26 and 27, the McLean indoor track team competed in the VHSL Class 6 Indoor Track and Field Championships....

Last year, McDance-a-Thons dance marathon was a huge success, and they revealed that they had donated over $61k for Childrens National Hospital.
McDance-a-Thon to host annual dance marathon
Olivia Wood, Online Sports Editor • March 3, 2024

McLean’s McDance-a-Thon club is hosting their annual seven hour dance marathon on Mar. 16 from 3 to...

McLeans Quizbowl team celebrated their victory in the 2024 VHSL Scholastic Bowl State Tournament on Feb 24. This victory was McLeans second state championship to date, marking a momentous triumph over three regional champion schools within McLeans population class.
Triumph in Trivia
Addie Harris, Features Editor • February 28, 2024

McLean’s quiz bowl team won the Virginia High School League (VHSL) state championship Scholastic Bowl...

GLC members from previous years gather outside the CVS in McLean to gather donated menstrual products. At this event, the members are able to pass out flyers and answer questions for community members.
Girls Leadership Committee promotes Menstrual Product Drive
Audrey Link, A&E Editor • February 23, 2024

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Girls Leadership Committee (GLC) will host a donation booth in front of the...

Marley DeRienzo, co-president of McLeans GSA, and Astra Smith show their support for the rally
GSAs hold anti-book ban rally at board meeting
JJ Steeg, Reporter • February 14, 2024

In recent years, the banning of books from school libraries has become a prominent topic of debate, with...

McLeans Korean Club participated in International Night by bringing many traditional food. For instance, the Club shared Korean traditional cookies and deep-fried traditional cookies to share with friends and family.
International Night exhibits cultural pride
Maria Saucedo Rozo, Features Editor • February 11, 2024

International Night is an annual event hosted by McLean’s International Club where students, friend,...

Chorus students perform across the school as part of the Singing Valentines program. Students bought Singing Valentines for others, and on Valentines Day they are serenaded.
Singing Valentines send lovely melodies
Madeleine Stigall, Editor-in-Chief • February 15, 2024

On Valentine’s Day every year, the McLean High School chorus traverses the school throughout the day, singing popular love songs to celebrate the holiday. This year, the tradition, dubbed 'Singing Valentines'...

The objectification of women in the media not only contributes to dangerous stereotypes that minimize the worth of women, but also carries harmful mental and physical consequences for younger generations.
Media’s sexualization of women is detrimental
Sarah Soltani and Isabella Yawata February 2, 2024

In the rapidly changing world of today’s media, the portrayal of women has come under intense scrutiny, revealing a persistent and troubling trend of over-sexualization. From advertisements to movies...

Runners Jackson Coombes, Landon Moore, Luca Hinton and Liam Riley pose with their medals after setting a school record in the 4 by 800 meter relay race.
Indoor track succeeds at states
Kavi Shah, Reporter • March 3, 2024
A&E
Warner Bros. released Dune: Part Two on March 1, 2024, after weeks of anticipation. The production boasted a $190 million budget.
Dune: Part Two redefines science fiction
Tanner Coerr, Editor-in-Chief • March 1, 2024
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Candid Conversations Episode 1: Beyond the Boat
Candid Conversations Episode 1: Beyond the Boat
Sarah Soltani and Isabella Yawata February 2, 2024

In this episode, hosts Sarah and Isabella are joined by McLean's Crew Club to discuss rowing, academics, and work-life balance.  

Valentines Day Trivia with Highlanders
Hamna Humanyou and Maria Saucedo Rozo

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