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Sophia Bass, Staff Writer | January 4, 2021

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the writer and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. Democracy is a sacred tool amongst the American people; one that not only fortifies the nation’s government and acts as the backbone for our political structure, but one that provides freedom of expression and opinion to those within the United States. Democracy...

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Dora Kreitzer, Editor-in-Chief | December 1, 2020

Despites rising COVID-19 cases across the country and specifically in Montgomery County, high school students are continuing to gather in large groups for events and holidays. Because schools were unable to host Homecoming dances due to the Coronavirus, students across the county celebrated their own “Focos,” or fake Homecomings. They dressed up, gathered their friends, and then took and posted...

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Less Bonding, More Learning in Virtual Extracurriculars

Brenna Girard, Staff Writer | November 12, 2020

Taking to a virtual format due to COVID-19, extracurricular activities struggle with developing close-knit communities, but capitalize on opportunities for learning experiences.  As a part of their Fall Recovery Plan, Montgomery County Public Schools continue the ban of in-person classes and extracurriculars. PHS currently has 61 listed clubs, only five of which have not explicitly proven virtual...

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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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Thomas Moon, Staff Writer | December 17, 2020

Using new online tools, Project Lead The Way and technology education teachers at PHS are guiding students through the hands-on and projected oriented curriculums in distance learning which have been used to spark students' interest in STEM fields since the non-profit organization’s foundation. These tools attempt to mirror the resources which students and teachers would normally have access to in...

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Apple unveils the iPhone 12:

Kendrick Groman, Staff Writer | December 14, 2020

Being a teenager is not an easy task; you’re expected to gracefully transition into the adult world of stress and responsibility, while conversely not losing sight of the child you once were. Apple’s immensely successful take on the smartphone – the iPhone – was at a similar crossroads. The iPhone turned 13 last June, and nobody knew what to expect. Would Apple shock the world with an unexpected or controversial design? Would they reboot the series – start from scratch? Or was everybody setting their hopes a little too high?

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