The Highlander

GOING THE EXTRA MILE — Like many of her fellow rising seniors, Doris Zhang takes preparing for the SAT very seriously. In addition to the elimination of SAT subject tests, several colleges have gone test-optional, leaving some students worried that their time and money might have gone to waste.
The class of 2022 gets ready for college
Aleena Gul, Ariana Elahi, Grace Gould, and Hanna Boughanem June 2, 2021

As the class of 2021 graduates from McLean, the class of 2022 is now transitioning into the college admissions...

McLean staff and educators sat alongside the Senior Class Council on a makeshift stage on McLean
McLean hosts annual Convocation ceremony
Kyle Hawley, Managing Editor • May 27, 2021

McLean seniors gathered for the last time on the grounds of McLean High School to commemorate the end...

Pandemic Prom
Pandemic Prom
Heran Essayas, Addie Brown, and Michelle Cheng May 21, 2021

McLean students had somewhat of a return to normalcy on May 15 when McLean put on an official prom. The...

Sophomore Max Blacksten the day after he won the MCC board seat.
Max Blacksten elected MCC representative
Max Irish, Reporter • May 20, 2021

Every year, the McLean Community Center holds elections for two youth seats on their governing board....

Prom 2021 coming up this Saturday
Prom 2021 coming up this Saturday
Valerie Paredes and Dalia Fishman May 13, 2021

McLean High School’s 2021 Prom is happening. The dance will take place outside of McLean High School...

The number of students who returned to in-person learning stands at nearly 41%, with freshmen returning in the highest numbers to school and seniors in the least. “Four days a week is different from hybrid learning because there are [more students] in four days a week, so it gives me the opportunity to see people who aren
Students come back four days in-person
Josh Bass and Polina Zubarev April 29, 2021

While McLean’s halls have been open to students since early March, full four day weeks of in-person...

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COVID-safe summer activities to try
June 7, 2021

Even though vaccine rates in the United States are high, stopping the potential spread of COVID-19 this summer should still be a key concern for Americans. However, that doesn’t mean people have to spend...

YouTubers U-Too can watch!
YouTubers U-Too can watch!
Makda Bekele June 8, 2021
COOL COLLECTION — Junior Brigham Devore poses with some of his Air Jordan sneaker collection. "[I] Worked hard to get these, it was a good drop for me," Devore said.
Sneaker Culture
June 6, 2021
FULL CIRCLE - The team rejoices after the final penalty kick. In Spring of 2018, McLean played in the district finals at Yorktown, only to have lost in the penalty kick portion. Three years later, they reversed the curse of the Yorktown field.
Girl's soccer wins district championship
Maya Amman and Arnav Gupta June 11, 2021
Cartoon by Jayne Ogilvie-Russell
Execute the death penalty
Saisha Dani, Opinions Editor • May 19, 2021

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