The Poolesville Pulse

Lack of barber shops leads to rise in DIY haircuts

AJ Poore, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Governor Hogan’s closure of all nonessential businesses on Mar. 23 included the closure of all barber shops and beauty salons. Despite recommendations of barbers and hairstylists, people across the state have changed their gr...

Religion in the time of COVID-19

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Since Governor Larry Hogan enacted the stay-at-home order, most Maryland residents have been asked to remain under self-imposed quarantine, save for the essential employees and cases of emergencies. This order also includes religi...

Staff take different approaches to at-home learning

Sophia Gavril, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Within the school system there is a myriad of staff working, oftentimes behind the scenes, to make schools run as smoothly as they do. From Building Services and Security to secretaries and counselors, these staff have different pers...

What other countries have done right that the U.S. has not in combating COVID-19

Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached new heights. As of May 10, 2020 there have been 4.1 million confirmed coronavirus cases across the world. The U.S. makes up 1.4 million of those cases. Somehow, the United States has become th...

Security on Zoom: How safe is user data?

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Due to the unprecedented quarantine following the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of users on a streaming site called Zoom, from 10 million users in December to a recent 300 million users (and...

The 2020 NFL draft goes virtual

Colin Miller, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

The 2020 NFL draft occurred from April 23 to April 25, and was the first draft to occur where all players and executives stayed within their respective homes. This was due to the risk of Covid-19 spreading throughout the NFL if...

Europe Trip Cancelled Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Earlier this school year, some of our students were still preparing for their Spring Break Europe trip. On the trip, partnered with Education First Tours, they would have been able to explore the culture and landmarks of Italy ...

Amid Claims of Abuse, Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In an interview with the media, the representatives of the organization called the bankruptcy filing the “only viable choice” for the Boy Sc...

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