The Highlander

About us

The Highlander is the student-run newsmagazine of McLean High School in McLean, Virginia. The magazine provides news coverage of school and community events for students, parents, teachers and residents of the wider McLean area, as well as opinions, features, profiles, and much more! Be sure to catch our print magazine and stay tuned as we update our website with the most recent happenings around MHS.

Website Editor-in-Chief
Jessie Friedman

Bryan Chung
Siddarth Shankar
Colin Edson

Managing Editors
Rustin Abedi
Imani McCormick
Jackson Payne

Photography Editor
Sabrina Vazquez

Advertising Manager
Rebeka Rafi

Design Editors
Maren Kranking
Dasha Makarishcheva

News Editors
Maria McHugo
Jeremy Siegel

Features Editors
Maren Kranking
Nick Monroy

A&E Editors
Justin Kim
Conor Zeya

Opinions Editors
Jessie Friedman
Alex Mandanas

Sports Editors
Jack Stenzel
Ed Walters

Julianne Akard
Carla Ballard
Ben Brooks
Anna Brykczynski
Anya Chen
Dana Collings
Ryan Dahlseid
Ben Davis
Pragya Dhungana
Sam Gollob
Rose Harris
Emma Higbee
Anna Grace Hopkins
Emma Johnson
Miranda Johnson
Haru Kato
Jake Keating
Jane Lee
Josh Leong
Rohan Mani
Julia McElligott
Alexandria Meuret
Sasha Meyman
Ross Oliver
Jessica Opsahl-Ong
Michael Redding
Haley Rose
Jude Sadeq
Tommy Schilder
Sean Senft


Lindsay B. Benedict


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