FCPS revises grading policies

Siddarth Shankar, News Editor

November 22, 2016

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  A new school year has brought changes in FCPS’s grading policies. The revisions are meant to better reflect grading trends across the nation, with a goal of reducing the impact of a single low score on a student...

DEA and Discovery Education visit McLean

Carlyn Kranking, Sanskriti Neupane, Young In Seo, Aisha Singh, and Christine Cheon

November 22, 2016

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Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education came to McLean High School during Red Ribbon Week to launch an educational initiative titled Operation Prevention. Due to the increase in opio...

McLean hosts Veterans Day ceremony

Jackson Payne, Sports reporter

November 11, 2016

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Each Veteran's Day, McLean High School observes and honors the service of past and present United States military personnel by hosting a special ceremony along with American Legion Post 270 at the school's memorial garden near the front entrance. This year, the service focused on the sacrifices made by our troops to serve and defend our rights to be "free to express...

DECA Strives to emerge victorious in the Upcoming Competition

Rebeka Rafi, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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Sponsor Debbie Fargo is preparing her (Distributive Education Clubs of America) DECA students for a local competition in Hayfield on Nov. 7. “In competitions the students do simulated role plays and presentations and online simu...

Best Buddies club builds friendships

Faisal Al-gailani, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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Participants of Best Buddies hang out and play with students in the special education program. Usually meets once a month on Thursdays after school to build friendships and have fun. During these events, members play games...

McMUNC II arrives on October 21 and 22

Jeremy Siegel, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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The Model United Nations club will be hosting its own conference, McMUNC II, on Oct. 21 and 22. It will be led and has been organized by seniors Fatima Shahbaz and Alex Brunner, co-Secretary-Generals of the club. “McMUNC II i...

Creative community in the spotlight

Anya Chen, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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Creative students who want to showcase their work can now submit art and/or writing for a chance to be featured in The Tartan literary magazine. “We need work and writing that students are proud of and want to put out ther...

U.S High School Diplomats provides students with international relations experience

Alex Brunner, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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Have you ever dreamed of Japan? Wanted to stay at one of America’s most prestigious universities? Or wanted to make over 80 new friends from all around the world? Look no further than High School Diplomats. Who 40 America...

Science Olympiad has high hopes for the upcoming season

Faris Bouzid, Reporter

November 2, 2016

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McLean science Science Olympiad club is on a rocket ship that is aiming high, in terms of its goals for this coming competition season. Science Olympiad is a nationwide club in which students compete against others in their spe...

Dogs at lunch relieve student stress

October 25, 2016

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Today in all lunches students were given the opportunity to go visit dogs in the hallway near the cafeteria. The dog day was organized and implemented through Therapy Dogs International, a volunteer institution that provides dogs...

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