The Poolesville Pulse

Applying to college costs too much

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under College, Current Events, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

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...

Hunting should be for allowed for sport

Grace Bodmer, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

Hunting at Poolesville High School is a fairly common activity to encounter.  Hunting animals like deer and ducks is a sport that many take pride in through having their game mounted, eating it, or selling it for a profit.  As...

Hunting should not be for sport

Megan Kelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

Here in Poolesville, hunting is an extremely popular activity among local students and members of the community. However, as a non-native, the practice is foreign to me. I don’t see the joy or value at getting up at 4 am, dressing...

Should hunting be for sport?

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, Student Life

Staff writers Megan Kelly and Grace Bodmer discuss whether hunting should or should not be for sport.  

How do social media challenges affect the world?

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Archive, Current Events, News, Opinion, Recent Posts

Social media has become nearly all-enveloping within the personal sphere of the modern individual. While not as major as other aspects of the web, social media challenges have grown in prevalence. These challenges have the potential...

Humanities Program implements new mentor program for Freshmen

Leeah Derenoncourt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Magnet Houses, MoCo News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life

The Humanities mentor program was a program started by Sophomores Kennedy Robinson and Alison Wang. Implemented in the 2018-2019 school year, the purpose of this program was to provide resources and support for Humanities fres...

MCPS cracks down on anti-bullying policy in lieu of Damascus High School hazing incident

Anusha Chinthalapale, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Fall Sports, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports

On October 31, 2018, news sources reported a hazing incident involving the junior varsity football team at Damascus High School. As of one day ago, the five boys in question are facing second degree rape charges, and are looking...

Tech companies cut ties with social media network Gab in response to Pittsburgh Shooting

Skylar Chan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Technology

The Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue shooting on October 27 drew attention towards shooter Robert Bowers’ social media account on Gab, who posted immediately before the attack, “Screw your optics, I’m going in.” Bowers’...

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