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Nothing Stops Music—Even the Coronavirus

Kristina Markarian sits in front of her baby grand piano in her music studio next to her home in McLean.

People: McLean Student to Study Russian on U.S. Department of State Scholarship

Alexander Joel, a rising high school senior at The Potomac School in McLean, was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) full-merit scholarship to study the Russian language in Moscow, Russia for five weeks.

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Making Life Easier for Adults With Developmental Disabilities

The Narang Foundation donates $10K to Langley Residential Support Services.

"We feel strongly that every person, no matter their challenges, deserves the opportunity to thrive, and have a support system behind them," said RJ Narang of McLean.

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People: ‘Happy Birthday Dear Lucille’

The “Roarin’ Twenties” were just getting started when McLean resident Lucille Quinn was born.

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Area College Students Prepare for an Unusual Fall

As a new round of high school seniors are moving on to college in the fall and continuing students get back to campus, it’s unclear how college campuses will look due to new precautions to ease the spread of COVID-19 and how it could affect college students’ experience.

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Drive Through Diplomas: ‘Just Like Going to McDonald’s’

Area schools, students celebrate graduation differently this year.

When COVID-19 interrupted the school year nationwide, and forced large gatherings to be cancelled, schools, families, and graduating seniors wondered how they’d still be able to celebrate the milestone without a traditional ceremony.

Finding New Ways to Celebrate in Vienna and McLean

Area high school graduates miss the opportunity to say bye to school, friends.

The end of the school year in high school is filled with spirit weeks, prom, and for seniors, a graduation ceremony. So, when COVID-19 caused in-person classes to stop and postponed or cancelled events like prom and graduation, many students didn’t get the opportunity to finish out the year with the typical celebrations and traditions.

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College Students Prevail Despite Coronavirus Impacts

McLean, Vienna area college students reflect on how the health crisis affects their lives, studies.

Part one in a series. The coronavirus pandemic forced in-person education to come to a halt in March across the country. College students not only had in-person courses moved online, but many had to travel back home for the remainder of the semester, and faced a number of new difficulties.

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Final Weeks of College in Quarantine

McLean college senior, Volunteer EMT reflects on life in pandemic time.

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'Fair Winds and Following Seas'

Presentation and drive-by parade held for Commander Franco Neto, United States Navy, Retired.

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