The Poolesville Pulse

Seniors celebrate their last year in spite of COVID-19
Committed athletes continue to prepare for next level
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5 movies every senior should watch before graduation

Kendall Griffith, Staff Writer | June 9, 2020

Graduation is an integral part of growing up. It’s arguably one of the biggest milestones in life and a defining transition from dependence to independence.  But with the coronavirus, comes many casualties of senior activities from Prom to the last pep rally, but graduation is hitting the hardest. It’s a famous ceremony, where the hard work you’ve done for the last 13 years of school has finally...

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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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Committed athletes continue to prepare for next level

Colin Miller, Staff Writer | June 9, 2020

For most student athletes in the class of 2020, their athletic careers are over. However, for a select few, their careers are just beginning as they move on to the next level, college sports.  With the spring season being cancelled, many of the athletes were unable to finish their high school sports careers and have had to find other ways to prepare for college in isolation. Luke Trythall, a Global...

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Emily Emmons, Staff Writer | June 9, 2020

Over the years, Poolesville High School has had many successful graduates go on to pursue their passions and dreams; they demonstrate that the ordinary can become extraordinary. One such student, Irvin Smith, who graduated in 1985, not only became a professional football player, but after spending 10 years playing football for the World League and the Canadian Football league and becoming a two-time...

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Senior athletes lose final spring season due to  COVID-19

Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer | June 9, 2020

While Montgomery County spring sports’ seasons officially started Feb. 29 with tryouts, schools closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and will not open for the remainder of the school year. Teams were selected and were able to practice for two weeks, but no official games were played in the 2020 spring sports season. For the spring athletes who are seniors, the cancellation of all spring...

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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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