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Grace Frazee works on her most recent art piece during class. She is using an exacto knife to cut out lines where she will later place red string.

Amazing Grace

Jessica Opsahl-Ong , Managing Editor February 19, 2020

Grace Frazee always gets ideas at the worst times. When she’s trying to do her homework, go to sleep or listen to her therapist, she’ll get artistic inspiration for another piece and have to write...

App Waze is used by people around the world, Including McLean

Best Navigation apps

Andy Chung , Reporter February 18, 2020

Millions of drivers around the world rely on navigation apps like google maps to commute to work or go places that they are not familiar with. With so many choices, what is really the best navigation app...

Your Weekly Bachelor Recap

Erica Bass and Emily Friedman February 14, 2020

Want weekly recaps, Bachelor quizzes, or in-depth episode analysis? You've found the right spot! Bookmark this page and come back for frequent additions of all things Bachelor. Only the best for America's...

Seniors Sophia Belevedere and Kadijat Oyediran dance and sing to the song Sweet Caroline at Karaoke night. This is one of many performances of night, which included renditions of Billionare by Bruno Mars and Oops I did it again by Taylor Swift.

Karaoke night comes to McLean High School

Thomas Lohman, Reporter February 4, 2020

As seniors, Sophia Belvedere, Kadijat Oyediran, and Sarah Solis finished their rendition of "Sweet Caroline" clapping and laughter filled the lecture hall, as the audience relished in the light-hearted...

Han leads the cello section of Philharmonic Orchestra in a school concert during his junior year. This year, he will play the Haydn  Concerto in C Major as his senior solo.

Han-dling musical success

Ally Liu, Copy Editor February 3, 2020

Senior Steve Han started playing cello after he heard his cousin playing it at a family reunion.  “It might sound weird if I just say a natural connection, but that’s what I felt. More than...

A classic karaagedon (soy sauce marinated fried chicken) sits on top and a classic mix katsudon (combination of chicken and shrimp) sits at the bottom. The cup contains barley tea.

Bury yourself in Donburi

Ally Liu, Copy Editor February 2, 2020

When thinking of Tysons II (Tysons Galleria), images of glass chandeliers, expensive brands, and snobby rich people may come to mind. While that may or may not be true, I found a unique dining experience...

The album cover for Rare is a visual representation of how Gomez has grown since the release of Revival.

Selena Gomez’s Rare is one in a million

Grace Gould, Online Editor January 29, 2020

Over four years ago Selena Gomez released her last album Revival, where she showed how she had outgrown her Disney days. Since the release of that album she has been generally missing from the music industry,...

McLean Highlander Newsmagazine Caption this Comic Competition

January 17, 2020

The Highlander is having a comic caption competition. Create a creative and clever caption for the comic pictured above and submit it to this form by February 7th to get a chance to win a prize and...

The cover of High School Musical; the Musical; the Series showcases Matt Cornett, Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, and Sofia Wylie. (Photo from

The next generation’s High School Musical

Katie Romhilt, Features Editor January 13, 2020

With the introduction of Disney + to the world, a new series was introduced, High School Musical the Musical the Series. This show, tailored to draw parallels between the original High School and modern...

BACHELOR PREMIER- Bachelor fan intently watches the exciting new premier of Peters season. To learn more about the show, visit their instagram @bachelorabc.

Pilot Peter Weber successfully lands his role as the Bachelor

Emily Friedman, Reporter January 12, 2020

The season premiere of The Bachelor was an episode full of turbulence, with lots of drama. Before the actual episode began, there were flash forwards of the excitement the season was to include.  “I...

The March sisters stand together on a beach. Actors Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, and Eliza Scanlen are pictured. Photo obtained via Sony Pictures and Columbia Picture.

“Little Women” makes a big impact

Kara Murri January 11, 2020

It’s a familiar coming-of-age story about four sisters during Civil War-era America. As they grow up, they fight, laugh, and cry together through difficulties both large and small. With the friendship...

This is the soft-serve matcha-vanilla ice cream swirl. It has just the right sweetness and matcha flavor.

Maiking a statement

Ally Liu, Copy Editor January 11, 2020

Whether it’s ending a summer night out or livening up a depressing winter, Matcha Cafe Maiko has got your back.  I went to the kiosk in Tysons Corner Mall. On the Wednesday that I visited, there...

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