The Poolesville Pulse

Seniors commit to colleges in light of COVID-19 effects

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way through the United States, college campuses started shutting down, implementing remote learning and sending their students home for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, this happened to coincide with ...

Coronavirus pandemic forces colleges to reconsider fall semester plans

Lizzie Phelps, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has shuttered colleges and universities across the world, forcing a sudden change to online instruction at most institutions. The hope was for this to be a stop-gap measure until things reopen in ...

ACT will soon allow students to retake specific sections of the exam

Justin Hui, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Beginning next September, students who take the ACT will have the option of retaking individual sections of the exam for an improved score rather than having to retake the entire test. The goal of this change is to provide st...

Applying to college costs too much

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

From AP and SAT tests to application fees, applying to college involves a hefty amount of money, usually paid out of pocket. However, these steep costs can discourage students from applying to certain schools. Before application...

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