The Highlander

McLean students get ready for their PSAT and SAT for the in school testing day. Many students have studied countless hours for this test.
Preparation for In School PSAT and SAT
Kaan Kocabal and Andy Chung October 12, 2021

As seniors get ready to finalize their college applications, McLean High School and Fairfax county added...

Aleena Gul, founder of the Combating Misinformation Lab, speaks with Glenn Kessler in front of an audience in the Lecture Hall.
Glenn Kessler visits McLean High School
Akash Balenalli, Website- • October 11, 2021

Glenn Kessler, editor and chief writer for The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” visited McLean...

Student-run games at lunch help bring hype to Homecoming Week
Student-run games at lunch help bring hype to Homecoming Week
Omar Kayali October 2, 2021

Throughout all of Homecoming Week, various events have been taking place to help build hype for the Homecoming...

Football players act as chairs for an intense game of musical chairs between the classes.
Homecoming pep rally hits the field
Ivy Olson and Sandra Cheng October 2, 2021

McLean hosted the first pep rally since 2019. This year, because of the pandemic, the rally took place...

STILL IN SESSION - McLean is still hosting football games and dances to raise morale and boost school spirit. Despite COVID procedures, students can still have fun at events, where they can hang out with friends and enjoy what McLean has to offer.
McLean’s COVID precautions during games and dances
Mackenzie Chen, Online Managing Editor • October 1, 2021

For many McLean students, returning to in-person school means uncertainty in coming back to an environment...

Students roast marshmallows at the beginning of the night.
Annual bonfire sparks fun night
Liz Nedelescu, Reporter • September 30, 2021

As the fall season continues, McLean students are taking advantage of the warm weather, participating...

Jordan Coopersmith cares for his bees. He wears a suit to protect himself, as well as smoke to calm the bees.
Buzzed for bees
Noah Barnes and James Murray September 13, 2021

Over lockdown, many people took up interesting new hobbies to pass the time. None more interesting than senior Jordan Coopersmith, who took up beekeeping, and now has a colony of bees in his backyard.  “With...

Lacking Logo - In a recent HandsUp survey, The Football Teams simplistic yellow W was voted as the second worst logo in the NFL, only behind the Cleveland Browns.
Washington Football Team searches for new name
Conaire Horgan, Reporter • October 20, 2021
The cover of Drakes new album. The surreal, emoji-based artwork was created by British visual artist Damien Hirst.
Certified Lover Boy is a certified hit
Philip Rotondo, Online A&E Editor • September 22, 2021
Desert Deployment — Three Afghan children stand atop a military vehicle in Kabul. The decade-long war against terror has affected the lives of many innocent civilians. (Photo obtained via Creative Commons)
The Afghanistan retreat: America’s biggest blunder
Josh Bass, Editor-in-Chief • August 29, 2021

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