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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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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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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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Zoom Unexpectedly Shoots to Stardom

Kendrick Groman, Staff Writer | November 12, 2020

With 42.8% market share, Zoom is unequivocally America’s leading web conferencing platform. But was it always this way?   It’s no secret that the pandemic has put a massive strain on millions of businesses around the world – regardless of size. Zoom Video Communications, a $130 billion multinational software company, has had the opposite experience.  Zoom was launched on April 21,...

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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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