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Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Does it Live Up to Its Hype?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Does it Live Up to Its Hype?

Jayne Ogilvie-Russell, Cartoonist April 11, 2020

Animal Crossing has always been a very formulaic series. From Wild World to New Leaf, the game has changed very little, save from a few new bugs and fish and a flashy gimmick that changes with each iteration....

Six TV shows to binge watch while social distancing

Six TV shows to binge watch while social distancing

Saisha Dani and Lia Vincenzo March 17, 2020

TV SHOWS TO BINGE WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING by Saisha Dani

Five books to read to distract from the boredoms of social distancing

Five books to read to distract from the boredoms of social distancing

Shruthi Manimaran March 17, 2020

5 Books to Read to Help Distract You From Being Bored by Shruthi Manimaran

BTS Releases Chart Topping Album

BTS Releases Chart Topping Album

Noah Barnes, Reporter March 14, 2020

The Korean pop sensation BTS have released their 18th studio album to the public, debuting at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band can't seem to be beat, outselling several major artists in the...

Parasite Creates Reaction

Parasite Creates Reaction

March 12, 2020

Parasite is the latest concoction prepared by Korean director Bong Joon-Ho. The film provides a unique social commentary by telling the story of an impoverished Kim family and the wealthy Park family....

Art students pose for a picture at the art show set up. The show will take place on Thursday.

Preparing for the Art Show

Ally Liu, Copy Editor March 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Mar. 3, McLean art students volunteered at the McLean Community Center to hang up art pieces for the art show on Thursday.  “My teacher in my class was like, "Hey, we need help with...

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Harley Quinn: No longer the prey

Elizabeth Humphreys, A&E Editor February 27, 2020

Finally separated from her old life, Birds of Prey allows Harley Quinn to gain the characterization of a predator which she long needed. Formerly in love with a patient she once treated as a psychiatrist,...

Artists youre sleeping on in 2020

Artists you’re sleeping on in 2020

Elizabeth Humphreys, A&E Editor February 24, 2020

The world of artistry is certainly almost entirely about audience choice, of which music they are going to choose to continue listening to. Within these margins, however, it is evident that the public...

Junior, Sophia Powell prepares traditional American sugar cookies to give out during tomorrows International Fest. This is one of dozens of dishes that will be available to sample during tomorrows event.

A night of celebration

Thomas Lohman, Reporter February 20, 2020

Enjoying a Samosa, learning about Combatting Intolerance class, watching the hidden talents of Highlanders. These would all seem like good nights separately, but together they are slated to create...

This is the movie poster created for the sequel. It includes the new character apart of the love triangle.

To All the Boys: P.S. This Sequel Wasn’t Necessary

Swetha Manimaran, Reporter February 20, 2020

 "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" might have helped start Noah Centineo's career in the spotlight, but the sequel to this movie should be kept in the shadows. "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love...

 Mando walks away from a wreckage with his partner, The Child. (Image labeled for reuse)

The Mandalorian review: This is the way

Arnav Gupta, Reporter February 20, 2020

Season one was eventful for The Mandalorian, with suspenseful plot, developing characters, and plenty of cliffhangers. This show offers a new perspective to Star Wars, one that has never been seen...

TheatreMcLean celebrates their victory on stage at regionals

TheatreMcLean advances to VHSL States

Michelle Cheng, A&E Editor February 20, 2020

The audience erupts in applause as the one act comes to an end. TheatreMclean takes a bow as the stage lights dim, hoping that their performance was enough to carry them to the next round of the VHSL competition....

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