The student run newspaper of Poolesville High School

The Poolesville Pulse

The student run newspaper of Poolesville High School

The Poolesville Pulse

The student run newspaper of Poolesville High School

The Poolesville Pulse

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Girls basketball team takes on new fundraiser for cancer
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Wrestling team perseveres despite low turnout
Meet the Staff
Isabelle Stokes
Isabelle Stokes
Staff Writer

Isabelle is a Senior in the Humanities magnet. This is her first year working with The Poolesville Pulse. Outside of school, she is an active member of the Midnight Players’ Tech Crew. Her favorite book...

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Featured Falcon: Junior class SGA President Kelly Pan
Featured Falcon: Junior class SGA President Kelly Pan
Aaron Longbrake, Staff Writer • January 17, 2023

Kelly Pan is a junior in the humanities program and the 2024 class president. She has been leading the Student Government Association (SGA) fundraising...

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News
Ethical concerns surface as popularity of AI generated art abounds
Isabelle Stokes, Staff Writer • January 10, 2023
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News
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ explores Latino and Indigenous representation
Daniela Martinez, Staff Writer • January 10, 2023
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News
MCPS goes green with 84 electric buses, becomes the most electrified fleet in the United States
Allison Sweeney, Staff Writer • January 9, 2023
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News
Wes Moore elected first black governor of Maryland
Douglas Schwartz, Staff Writer • January 9, 2023
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Current Events
Rising opioid use amongst Montgomery County teenagers sparks conference
Aarsh Raja, Copy Editor • January 26, 2023
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Current Events
Dozens of Taylor Swift fans sue Ticketmaster for antitrust law violations
Shalini Pandey, Staff Writer • January 10, 2023
Current Events
Kevin McCarthy repeatedly loses bid for Speaker of the House
Isabelle Stokes and Belinda Adu January 6, 2023
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Current Events
Honey bee life spans dwindle to half
Belinda Adu, Staff Writer • January 3, 2023
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School News
Students take charge of organizing National English Honor Society
Esther Hong, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023
Featured Falcon: Global senior Erin Dower and her summer job at the National Aquarium
School News
Featured Falcon: Global senior Erin Dower and her summer job at the National Aquarium
Aaron Longbrake and Shalini Pandey January 18, 2023
Featured Falcon: Junior class SGA President Kelly Pan
School News
Featured Falcon: Junior class SGA President Kelly Pan
Aaron Longbrake, Staff Writer • January 17, 2023
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Midnight Players introduce new casting procedures
Sydney Rorke, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Theater director Mr. Billy Lewis implemented the removal of double casting and ensemble in the spring musical of “Into The Woods”. Before...

Essence Studios helps gather together the dance community in Poolesville
Essence Studios helps gather together the dance community in Poolesville
Sara Shibu, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

From Poolesville High student to dance studio owner, Miss Claire Jones expands on her dance journey from learning and performing to taking over...

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Fall play highlighted as first Shakespearean show in over two decades
Olivia Singleton, Staff Writer • January 4, 2023

The PHS Midnight Players rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream combined sophistication and humor, creating a show enjoyable for all ages....

Magnet programs warrant some criticism
Ishani Biswas, Staff Writer • February 1, 2023

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board...

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TikTok killed the radio star?
Kevin Hsu, Staff Writer • January 4, 2023

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board...

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Diversity in 2022 midterms calls for increased representation in politics
Ishani Biswas, Staff Writer • December 21, 2022

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board...

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Poolesville students participate on Upper Montgomery Lightning hockey team
Aaron Longbrake, Staff Writer • January 11, 2023

With six schools participating on one team, including the most Poolesville students ever, the Upper Montgomery...

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Bocce Team aims for another positive season
Olivia Robbins, Staff Writer • January 9, 2023

As the bocce team enters its third year, the team looks to continue its positive learning environment...

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Basketball interest grows, laying foundations for future success
Ian Rodriguez, Staff Writer • January 9, 2023

The junior varsity basketball team saw increased interest this year with 40 new players trying out --...

Blockchain technology has the potential to counteract cybercrime
Declan O'Brien, Staff Writer • January 5, 2023

With cybercrime on the rise, blockchain technology could be the solution we need. A blockchain is a decentralized,...

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NASA’s DART spacecraft crashes into asteroid Dimorphos, smashing frontier for planetary defense
Belinda Adu, Staff Writer • November 18, 2022

To test out the asteroid deflection technique of kinetic impaction and to strengthen planetary defense,...

Technology and art: how Alicja Kwade is selling her DNA as NFTs
Aarsh Raja, Staff Writer • June 2, 2022

Multimedia artist Alicja Kwade released her piece “SELBSTPORTRAIT” on April 28th which contains her...