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Senior Sarah Malik sings a traditional song during the stage performances.
McLean hosts International Night
Minsong Ha, Sarah Soltani, and Odile de Vachon March 14, 2023

  March 10 marked the annual holding of McLean’s International Night, an evening event...

After a breach in e-hallpass, McLean High School swapped to paper passes.
Security breach leads to change in hall passes
Madeleine Stigall and Dania Reza March 3, 2023

E-hallpass, a controversial subject to the McLean student population, has recently been shut down due...

FCPS has spent the past few months asking for community input in order to draft a new calendrer for the 2023-2024 school year. The final draft was approved on Feb. 10.
FCPS drafts new school year calendar
Alexa Sribar and Natalie Vu February 10, 2023
Quiz Bowl team holding up the Liberty District Champion banner.
Highlander Quiz Bowl team making strides, led by captain Noah Chin
Zachary Ammar, Reporter • January 27, 2023

Quiz Bowl is an intense trivial competition between two teams over who knows the most knowledge from...

Parts of the set were constructed directly in the Black Box. If the show was moved to the auditorium the whole set would have to be moved to the stage along with it.
Ceiling collapse nearly derails upcoming play
Tara Pandey, Features Editor • January 26, 2023

On Jan. 13, the Black Box, where TheatreMcLean was planning on putting on their next musical, Claudio...

Fliers of the new AP African American studies course can be found around classrooms in McLean.
AP African American History offered next year at McLean
Elise Walker and Ingrid Shumway January 25, 2023

As controversy spreads around the country about Florida governor Ron De Santis banning AP African American...

Executive leaders and committee heads of McDance-a-Thon reveal how much money the club raised over the year to close out the night.
McDance-a-Thon hosts charity dance
Haley Riggins, Reporter • March 20, 2023

On Saturday, March 18th, music, laughter, and excitement rang from McLean’s lower gym as all the hard work the members and student leaders of McDance-a-Thon have put into raising money for Children’s...

Public school students in Fairfax Countys unified school district are often subjected to higher quality rigorous education with more course options than in other areas where charter and voucher funding has decimated public schools.
Charter schools don't belong in Virginia
Zakareya Hamed, Opinions Editor • March 20, 2023

This staff editorial represents the opinion of the majority of The Highlander editorial board.  This year, legislators in Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates introduced bills to establish new...

The McLean Highlanders varsity baseball team celebrated after their win over Gonzaga, triumphing by a score of 8-7.
Varsity baseball begins season with upset win
Conaire Horgan, Online Sports Editor • March 18, 2023
Netflixs recent hit show Outer Banks follows the story of a group of teenagers searching for treasure.
OBX season three raised the stakes and lowered the ratings
Sabrina Boughanem, Features Editor • March 9, 2023
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