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Where have most PHS students gone to college?
Marina Karapanos, Staff Writer • June 7, 2021
Poolesville High School has been ranked by Niche - a ranking and review website with information on K-12 schools,
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Off the couch and back to the big screen
Brenna Girard, Staff Writer • June 6, 2021
Regal and AMC movie theaters have finally reopened with iconic snacks and safety guidelines. Locations such as
Free College is Essential for an Equitable Society
Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer • June 5, 2021
Postsecondary education is one of the most heavily guarded privileges in the U.S. only afforded to those who
MCPS finds unique ways to honor senior athletes in unprecedented times
MCPS finds unique ways to honor senior athletes in unprecedented times
Colin Miller, Staff Writer • June 2, 2021


Throughout the 2020-21 school year, MCPS athletics faced multiple challenges, not only with running sports seasons, but also finding ways
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European Super League Fails to Launch
Jack Forcey, Staff Writer • May 22, 2021
The international soccer community was thrown into turmoil on April 18, 2021 with the formation of the multi-billion
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Gas prices rising with summer heat
Charlotte Vogel, Staff Writer • May 17, 2021
Maryland’s gas price average reached $2.84 within the first week of May, as prices are expected to jump over
Local Environmental Groups Debate the Place of Solar Energy in the Agricultural Reserve as County Council Passes Amendments to ZTA 20-01
Charlotte Vogel, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021
Amendments to ZTA 20-01 were voted for on Feb. 23 by the Montgomery County Council in an effort to introduce
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Bridgerton Marries Fact and Fiction with Racially Diverse Cast
Lucy Mao, Staff Writer • April 19, 2021
Set in London high society during the Regency era, Bridgerton
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Unique 2021 PHS Post-Prom organized by PTSA
Caroline Culqui, Staff Writer • May 23, 2021
Poolesville has been accommodating to the conditions of the pandemic by planning and hosting a safe, post-prom event for its upperclassmen. Certain
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The girls basketball team gathers for a non-traditional winter rec league season.
Girls basketball team resurrects winter season in rec league
Colin Miller, Staff Writer • May 20, 2021
This past December, MCPS made the decision to cancel all winter sports for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.
Students and teachers face a new AP format after dealing with a year of online school
Julia Lyons, Staff Writer • May 19, 2021
For PHS students, AP exams begin on May 18 and will last until June 11. While the College Board has been able
Senior Spotlight Week 3
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May 1, 2021
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Spotify unveils new payola practice, draws reaction from industry and consumers
Joann Cho, Staff Writer • May 21, 2021

Last November, Spotify unveiled in a blog post what many considered to be a form of payola, a term used to describe the now illegal practice...

Anti-Racist Book Clubs: How the Literary Community is Reflecting on the Black Lives Matter Movement
Joann Cho, Staff Writer • April 14, 2021

The Black Lives Matter protests of last summer ignited a conversation-- about our relationship with police, our criminal justice system, and...

Pandemic Lowers Movie Theater Availability and Revenue
Caroline Culqui, Staff Writer • March 31, 2021

Due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters have suffered substantially lower box office revenues in 2020,...

Cancel Culture: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Taylan Bynum, Staff Writer • January 27, 2021
In the first episode of her new podcast series, Staff Writer Taylan Bynum takes a look at cancel culture: its purpose, what perpetuates it, and its long-term impacts. Featuring student opinions from Maire Brennan and Jessica Williamson.
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Democracy isn’t Dead; it Never Existed in the First Place
Sophia Bass, Staff Writer • January 4, 2021
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Student Gatherings and Celebrations Create Large Safety Risks Due to COVID-19
Dora Kreitzer, Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2020
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The football team runs a play in preparation for their competitions in the abbreviated fall sports season.
Athletes and coaches gear up for return to fall sports
Colin Miller, Staff Writer • April 6, 2021
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Major Soccer Leagues Spark Intense Controversy over Fake Crowd Noises
Ava Checkan, Staff Writer • April 1, 2021
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Fantasy Football Teams Lose Top Players in Season Plagued by COVID and Injuries
Colin Miller, Staff Writer • January 25, 2021
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Spotify unveils new payola practice, draws reaction from industry and consumers
Joann Cho, Staff Writer • May 21, 2021
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Major Soccer Leagues Spark Intense Controversy over Fake Crowd Noises
Ava Checkan, Staff Writer • April 1, 2021
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PHS Technology Educators Cultivate Interest In STEM With New Online Toolkit
Thomas Moon, Staff Writer • December 17, 2020
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