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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...

On January 5, students learned of new rules that will impact when they are permitted to be in the halls during school days. The changes will be in place for two weeks pending further consideration.
McLean pilots new attendance and behavioral rules
Philip Rotondo and Nyla Marcott January 7, 2023

On Thursday, Jan. 5, McLean students received information on rules that will be in place for two weeks...

After the meeting, attendees continued smaller conversations about McLean and FCPS as a whole.
FCPS superintendent meets with Committee on Raising Student Voices
Omar Kayali, Website Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2022

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid came to McLean High School on Nov. 16 to meet with students from...

People gather in front of Washington-Liberty High School before the vigil begins.
Washington-Liberty holds vigil in remembrance of student killed in car crash
Tanner Coerr, Managing Editor • November 13, 2022

Just after midnight on Friday, Nov. 11, Washington-Liberty High School student Braylon Meade was killed...

Common app website students use to apply to colleges.
Early Action/Decision deadline nears as students begin submitting applications
Zachary Ammar, Reporter • October 30, 2022

As seniors apply to schools, the deadline for many early action and early decision schools approaches...

Senior Ava Farivar works on her AP Econ homework for her online AP Econ class.
The Online Era — The rise of virtual learning
Madelyn Frederick and Sandra Cheng January 24, 2023

In an age of increasing digital education, more students are opting to take some of their classes online, attracted by the convenience and lightened rigor. With long hours spent playing sports or working...

On Jan. 23, members of the state Senate debated different education bills at the Higher Education subcommittee. The full General Assembly met at noon.
Book bans should be banned
Saehee Perez, Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2023

The recent efforts to ban books in Virginia schools show a bleak future. Last school year, two books with LGBTQIA+ characters, Lawn Boy and Gender Queer, were temporarily removed from FCPS’ library,...

Boys varsity basketball completes season sweep of Langley
Ty Goss and Omar Kayali January 26, 2023
The annual Oscars presents awards to films, production casts and actors that
Oscars announce 2023 nominations
Dalia Fishman, Reporter • February 2, 2023
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