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UNICEF Club leadership participates in a blue-out for Childrens Day. The blue-out happened to coincide with the final day the club was accepting donations for their donation drive.
McLean UNICEF Club holds donation drive
Philip Rotondo and Haley Riggins November 23, 2021

McLean’s UNICEF club held a winter clothing donation drive for Afghan refugees this week. Following...

Senior Einmon Tha gets her blood drawn in the dance room on November 15th. “I decided to donate blood because I heard about this through [the] leadership [class], since we had to advertise and help people sign up,” Tha said. “I just thought it was a really great way to give back.”
McLean hosts blood drive
Emily Friedman and Andy Chung November 16, 2021

Blood. Needles pierced through McLean student’s skin as they watched a pint of their own blood drain...

Virginias gubernatorial election experienced higher voter turnout among rural Republicans.  Democrats on the other hand appeared more apathetic about voting, leading to McAuliffes loss.
Virginia swings back to red
Grace Gould, Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 3, 2021

On Wednesday morning, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe delivered a concession speech in the 2021...

Seniors and juniors gathered in the auditorium for a college session with a guest speaker from UVA. 28 percent of UVAs admitted students applied without testing.
Test-optional policy reduces student stress
Natalie Vu , Online News Editor • October 26, 2021

After spending half of their sophomore and entire junior year online, the McLean class of 2022 has returned...

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 underway 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...

Over 100 students gathered in the lecture hall for the Investment Club Meeting. They discussed the importance of personal finance.
McLean financial clubs host joint meeting
Peter Shumway, Reporter • October 30, 2021

A meeting hosted earlier this month by the Financial Market Analysis Organization (FMAO), Investment Club and McCrypto Club attracted over 100 people in the Lecture Hall during Highlander Time October...

Each Cheerleader was given a Paper Plate Award by their respective captains, besides the standard Athletic Participation certificate. This is a way to highlight each ones qualities within their team.
Cheer awards night wraps up season
Sandra Cheng and Melissa Allegretti November 18, 2021
The Color Guard practices in the parking lot. The team was rehearsing the opener of the show.
Mclean Winter Guard kicks off
Valerie Paredes, Reporter • November 23, 2021
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