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The new Wegmans, located in Tysons, sells a variety of pre-made foods in a warm atmosphere.

Highlanders weigh in on Wegmans

Michelle Cheng, A&E Editor January 26, 2021

After months of construction in the Capital One Center in Tysons, the new Wegmans is finally complete. This grocery store is 80,000 square feet and has unique features such as indoor dining and a variety...

THE SURREAL UNREAL - Virtual performer Hatsune Miku holds a concert in New York City as a part of her international tour. Miku comes to life with 3D graphics and computer-generated voice

AI artists on the rise

Stella Keum, Fact-Checker January 15, 2021

From the 14 performers that were selected to represent each country participating in the Asian-pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), one contestant and the representative of Japan, Hatsune Miku, holds a unique...

The Bridgertons-The show is centered around the Bridgertons, an affluent and well respected family.  They quickly become embroiled in scandal as the show progresses.

Netflix original Bridgerton shines bright

Grace Gould, Online Features Editor January 13, 2021

Netflix has once again gifted watchers a binge-worthy series, this time in the form of a captivating period piece. Released on Dec. 25, 2020, the new drama series Bridgerton has become an instant success,...

Jack seeks to cement himself in the rap game with his first studio album. With a little work, he could become a big star.(Atlantic Records)

Jack Harlow debuts Thats What They All Say

Noah Barnes, Reporter December 18, 2020

A year ago, you wouldn’t bat an eyelash at the mention of the name Jack Harlow. Now, he is on course to become one of the hottest rappers in the game. With his emergence upon the scene through his smash...

Movies like The Grinch have plot and character similarities with many other classic holiday films. This led many to think   why this is. Image obtained via creative commons license.

Clichés and stereotypes in holiday movies

Noah Barnes and Paarth Soni December 17, 2020

Holiday spirit is in the air with the Christmas season fast approaching. A widespread tradition for many households is watching a classic Christmas film. “I like to spend my time [during] the holidays...

Swift’s ninth studio album is a major success (Republic Records)

Evermore: The Perfect Album

Ana Paula Ibarraran, Opinions Editor December 16, 2020

On Dec. 10, Taylor Swift announced the release of evermore, her ninth studio album and what she referred to as her previous album folklore’s “sister record.” Evermore came unexpectedly not only...

McLean holds first virtual art show

McLean holds first virtual art show

Marina Qu, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2020

McLean’s National Art Honors Society (NAHS) organized its first virtual art show of the year. Without physical space in online school, NAHS leaders resolved to create a virtual reality gallery via ArtSteps.  The...

Virtual Rehearsals — Seniors Chloe Lahr and Ben Cudmore rehearse for Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom using special software. Both of TheatreMcLean’s fall plays will premiere in November.

TheatreMcLean hits the screen

Dalia Fishman November 5, 2020

With innovative virtual plays coming to computer screens this November, TheatreMcLean perfectly encapsulates the idea of theater constantly evolving. They will be performing two shows—Cards of Fate...

Among Us is among us

Among Us is among us

Josh Bass and Addie Brown October 30, 2020

  You’re the imposter. Your job: sabotage and kill all the crewmates on board. At the same time, everyone else is teaming up to reveal your true identity to save the integrity of their mission. Released...

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: worth the long wait

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: worth the long wait

Paarth Soni and Andrew Christofferson October 30, 2020
Borat sequel lives up to the hype
The Trial of the Chicago 7 review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 review

Dalia Fishman , Online A&E editor October 29, 2020

With ever so prevalent themes, Aaron Sorkin’s compelling dialogue, and outstanding acting, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is easily one of the best films of 2020. The movie takes place in the 1960s, and...

RAY OF CHANGE - Disney released the trailer and promotional poster for its upcoming film, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the spunky Southeast Asian warrior princess, Raya, and her companion, Tuk Tuk. Raya being the first SEA protagonist of a Disney film is evidence of the world getting closer to a future where all races are represented in media. (Image obtained via Wikimedia Commons)

Raya becomes Disney’s next warrior princess

Mackenzie Chen, Copy Editor October 25, 2020

“Thrilling” is the best way to describe Disney’s trailer for its upcoming movie,“Raya and the Last Dragon.” On Oct. 21, the company released a sneak peek of the excitement that would come next...

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