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Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer | May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached new heights. As of May 10, 2020 there have been 4.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases across the world. The U.S. makes up 1.4 million of those cases. Somehow, the United States has become the country with the most coronavirus cases and coronavirus related deaths in the entire world. The next highest number of cases is Spain with 224,350 confirmed cases as of May...

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Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer | April 25, 2020

Every individual needs to know how to do taxes, budget, and bank, maybe even more so than they need to know about the Ottoman empire or Marco Polo’s travels. So why aren’t financial literacy courses required in high school? Despite almost every high school in Montgomery County offering a financial literacy class, most schools only manage to fill up one or two classes each year. According to Business...

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Poolesville Athletes Stay in Shape During Quarantine

Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer | May 16, 2020

COVID-19 has changed much of what was planned for the spring of 2020; Maryland public schools have been closed since March 14, gyms and pools have been closed since March 16 as per orders from governor Larry Hogan, and large gatherings have not been permitted in over two months. Athletically, MCPS announced that the high school spring sports seasons were officially cancelled as of April 29. Although...

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Colin Miller, Staff Writer | May 14, 2020

The 2020 NFL draft occurred from April 23 to April 25, and was the first draft to occur where all players and executives stayed within their respective homes. This was due to the risk of Covid-19 spreading throughout the NFL if the draft was held in its normal public format. Since all live sports have been cancelled, and most television shows are nearing the end of their seasons, the NFL draft was...

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Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer | April 28, 2020

As the winter swim season came to a close, Poolesville proved to be triumphant as both the girls and boys swim teams won the Maryland 1A/2A/3A swim championships on Feb. 22. The 2020 championship win was the boys’ ninth state title, and was the girls' seventh state title; both teams beat second place Damascus by more than 50 points. The boys finished with 374 points, winning by a margin of 115 points,...

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Daniel Tuan, Staff Writer | May 16, 2020

Despite the coronavirus disrupting companies around the globe, it didn’t stop popular phone company Apple from releasing a new iPhone. The updated iPhone SE was launched on April 24, 2020, with Apple releasing a commercial on YouTube that even reached #1 on YouTube's trending page.  The first iteration of the iPhone SE was launched in 2016, featuring an A9 processor (also in iPhone 6s and the...

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Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer | May 14, 2020

Due to the unprecedented quarantine following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of users on a streaming site called Zoom, from 10 million users in December to a recent 300 million users (and counting) in May. This website/desktop client allows users to easily access and use live streams as supplementary time for school classrooms and occupational meetings. However,...

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The student run newspaper of Poolesville High School
The student run newspaper of Poolesville High School