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

Meet the Staff
Declan OBrien
Declan O'Brien
Staff Writer

Declan is a Senior in the Humanities program and this is his first year with The Pulse.  At Poolesville, he is on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, is a cofounder of the Food Club, and organizes...

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Golf team repeats state title
Golf team repeats state title
Cross Country wins 2A Regionals
Photo from ABC News
News
Biden Administration announces federal changes for marijuana
Sara Shibu, Staff Writer • November 17, 2022
News
Overtime losses bring boys and girls soccer seasons to an end
Charlie Matia, Jack Forcey, Olivia Robbins, Lindsay Chu, and Ian Rodriguez November 11, 2022
News
Taylor Swift announces first tour in four years
Isabelle Stokes, Douglas Schwartz, and Abigail Jerald November 4, 2022
News
Kanye West creates controversy, loses brand deals
Belinda Adu and Abigail Jerald October 31, 2022
Current Events
MCPS’s upcoming Antiracist Plan to be released by March 2023
Kaitlyn Schramm, Copy Editor • October 25, 2022
Current Events
US House Committee and VA Attorney General investigate Washington Commanders alleged financial misconduct
Parker Silverman, Staff Writer • May 26, 2022
Current Events
Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade in leaked majority opinion draft
Lasya Musty, Staff Writer • May 24, 2022
Kanye West’s social media antics: Why West was banned from performing at the 2022 Grammys
Current Events
Kanye West’s social media antics: Why West was banned from performing at the 2022 Grammys
Aarsh Raja, Staff Writer • May 10, 2022
School News
Debate leaders emerge in new school year
Esther Hong, Staff Writer • November 22, 2022
Poolesville High School modifies reassessment policies
School News
Poolesville High School modifies reassessment policies
Esther Hong, Staff Writer • October 21, 2022
Students struggle with new bell schedule
School News
Students struggle with new bell schedule
Olivia Robbins, Staff Writer • October 20, 2022
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 own DNA and is sold through Ethereum...

New Yayoi Kusama exhibition gains attention in DC
Kaitlyn Schramm, Staff Writer • May 24, 2022

One of DC’s top modern art museums, the Hirshhorn, recently debuted a new exhibition: “One with Eternity,” featuring top-selling contemporary...

Pop sensation Clairo speaks on burnout amid North American tour
Kaitlyn Schramm, Staff Writer • March 25, 2022

Famous bedroom pop artist Clairo is finally on tour again in North America from February through May 2022 following the release of her new album...

Why PHS should invest in a second microwave
Kevin Hsu, Staff Writer • November 30, 2022

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

Current Falcon Time schedules require extensions
Ishani Biswas, Staff Writer • November 29, 2022

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

Snoop Dogg Mints “Death Row Records” Music at Expense of Fans
Zavier Ahmad, Staff Writer • May 31, 2022

After buying “Death Row Records” from the “MNRK” music group, famous...

Featured Falcon: Volleyball player Saragha Surrendra raises breast cancer awareness
Featured Falcon: Volleyball player Saragha Surrendra raises breast cancer awareness
Aaron Longbrake, Kevin Hsu, Shalini Pandey, Sydney Rorke, and Allison Sweeney November 1, 2022

Saragha Surendra is a senior in SMCS making waves on the PHS Varsity Volleyball Team as an ambassador...

Physical Altercation Breaks Out at Gaithersburg and Northwest Football Game
Abigail Jerald, Isabelle Stokes, and Belinda Adu September 27, 2022

On the evening of Friday, September 16th, a physical altercation broke out between both teams at the...

Featured Falcon: Second fastest underclassman in the region Connor Kohne
Featured Falcon: Second fastest underclassman in the region Connor Kohne
Aaron Longbrake, Kevin Hsu, Shalini Pandey, Sydney Rorke, and Allison Sweeney September 16, 2022

Connor Kohne is a sophomore in ISP participating in cross country for the first time and is already one...

Image from Astronomy Magazine
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,...

Nannaria swiftae by Hennen D.A., Means J.C., Marek P.E. - https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/73485/zoom/fig/145/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=117049286
“Taylor Swift Millipede” shakes it off in the scientific community
Emma He, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

A newly discovered millipede species was promptly named Nannaria swiftae, or the Swift Twisted-Claw Millipede,...

Team 4099 at their recent competition; Kabir located bottom right, directly next to the robot.
Featured Falcon: Robotics' team mechanical lead Rehan Kabir
Sara Medwin, Kaitlyn Schramm, and Aarsh Raja April 4, 2022

The PHS Robotics team has recently begun competition season, representing Team 4099 for the FIRST Robotics...