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Students eat lunch in the cafeteria. Desks are spaced six feet apart to ensure social distancing.
Students return to school
Michelle Cheng and Elizabeth Humphreys March 4, 2021

This week was the first week of in-person learning opportunities for seniors and freshmen. As students...

Junior Michaela Aka reacts to Governor Northam
Northam urges implementing summer school
Andy Chung and Dalia Fishman February 17, 2021

With education inhibited by virtual learning and more students falling behind this year, Governor...

Scheduling school —Superintendent Scott Brabrand presents his finalized return-to-school plan to the FCPS school board on Feb. 2. As the scheduled dates approach, Brabrand and the school board are working to ensure the safest return-to-school possible.
School board approves return to school
Heran Essayas, Editor-in-Chief • February 10, 2021

As COVID-19 cases decrease in Fairfax County, FCPS prepares to return students for in-person instruction....

A FINAL DECISION - In an eleven-to-one vote, the school board decided to implement Option B. The decision follows two years of community debate, and is set to take effect next school year.
Boundary changes to be implemented next school year
Hanna Boughanem, Reporter • February 7, 2021

After nearly two years of deliberation, the Fairfax County school board has finally determined how to...

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives convened on Wednesday to vote on a second set of articles of impeachment against President Trump. The resolution passed, meaning the articles will be given to the Senate, where the higher chamber will hold trial for the president.
House votes to impeach Trump a second time
Kyle Hawley, Managing Editor • January 13, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt a new set of articles...

McLean staff has been working on ensured distance learning with safety measures including separated desks, social distancing reminder signs, health checks before entering school and shielded front office desks.
COVID-19 cases on the rise
Khushi Rana and Ivy Olson January 12, 2021

Due to the period of heavy travel during Thanksgiving and Christmas, COVID-19 cases have been rising...

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A guide to the COVID-19 vaccines
Saisha Dani, Opinions Editor • January 23, 2021

"Netflix Logo" by theglobalpanorama is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
McLean students make Netflix wishlist
Omar Kayali, Reporter • February 25, 2021
Photo obtained via Netflix.
Malcolm and Marie Review
February 17, 2021
Interscope Records and AWGE
Whole Lotta Mediocrity
February 8, 2021
LEGAL BATTLE — A protestor stands outside the Minnesota Senate chamber, urging for the legalization of gay marriage. Gay marriage is major example of when legislators have taken an excessively long time to grant basic rights because of different political ideologies.
Human rights should not be political
Mackenzie Chen, Online Opinions Editor • February 26, 2021
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