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The Ferris Wheel is an all time favorite for visitors who come to the McLean Day fair annually.
Annual McLean Day features carnival rides, local performances and more
Minsong Ha, Alexandra Kofinis, and Liyat Amman May 23, 2023

On May 19th and 20th, the McLean Community Center held its annual McLean Day fair at Lewinsville Park....

Darby Jo presents his story, detailing the struggles he faced in order to find freedom.
UNICEF hosts North Korean refugee
Isabella DiPatri and Sarah Soltani May 20, 2023

On Wednesday, May 17, the UNICEF Club hosted Darby Jo, a North Korean writer and photographer, to speak...

Junior Iman Monday takes time to destress by playing with the therapy dogs between her classes.
McLean holds Laugh More, Stress Less Week amid the start of exams
Sarah Soltani, Online News Editor • April 29, 2023

In the week leading up to this year’s AP Exams, students were able to take part in Laugh More, Stress...

FCPS provides students with online tutoring
FCPS provides students with online tutoring
Liyat Amman, Reporter • April 13, 2023 is an online studying platform that is offered on every Schoology page. It provides a variety...

An Arab American Heritage Month display set up in the Blue hall in advance of April.
FCPS declares April as Arab American Heritage Month
Zakareya Hamed, Opinions Editor • April 12, 2023

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) recently issued a proclamation honoring April as Arab American Heritage...

The rock, which was originally painted for International Transgender Day of Visibility, was egged by an unknown party.
Rock vandalized after being painted for transgender visibility
Farah Eljazzar and Tanner Coerr April 11, 2023

McLean’s rock was the subject of an act of vandalism when eggs were thrown at it on the night of April...

One of the donation boxes set up by the varsity softball team for their feminine product drive. This box is in the red hallway near the rock side entrance. Contributions to the drive are highly encouraged and appreciated.
Varsity girls softball team runs feminine product drive
Alexa Sribar and Alexandra Kofinis May 25, 2023

When it comes to playing sports, it's essential to have the right equipment for maximal performance. For female athletes, menstrual hygiene is an additional concern, leading to the launch of a feminine...

The Highlander Internship program is not as beneficial for McLean seniors as it appears | Cartoon by Liz Nedelescu
HIP is not worth the fame
Haley Riggins, Reporter • May 10, 2023

McLean students spend endless hours buffing their resumes: sports practices, community service hours and club meetings; which dictate their lives,  all in hopes to set themselves up for a promising future.  By...

Kabasele Makes Strides
Kabasele Makes Strides
Sabrina Boughanem and Madelyn Frederick May 30, 2023
Yido Ramen and Sushi has become a magnet for both Japanese and Chinese cuisine, gathering customers from across the DMV area.
Yido Ramen and Sushi Review
Aileen Wu and Jessica Purevtugs May 27, 2023
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