The Poolesville Pulse

Iranian protesters attacked by government

Connor Dorsey, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

Iran has been engulfed in rolling protests since 2017, with protestors aiming to end tyrannical Iranian policies and remove dictator Ali Khamenei. The protests have led to the regime targeting political dissidents, arresting thousands...

Proposed Maryland polystyrene ban would be first statewide ban on foam containers

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, the Maryland State Delegation voted 97-38 in favor of a proposal to ban polystyrene food containers. On Jan. 18, 2019, Maryland House Bill 109 was first introduced ( The bill is aimed at reducing p...

School named for segregationist sparks review of all MCPS school names

Brandon Summers, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

On Feb. 5, 2019, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro sent a letter to Shebra Evans, the President of the Board of Education, and Jack Smith, the county’s superintendent, asking that Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School...

Polarization, social media, and teenagers

Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. In late October of 2010, comedians and talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephe...

Democrats win the House of Representatives after a historic midterm election

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

December 30, 2018

The 2018 midterm election, held November 6th, marked a significant milestone for the changing demographics within the US. This “night of firsts” broke barriers within US politics, including the election of the first musli...

Investigation into Trump’s tax returns incites controversy

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

President Donald Trump has capitalized off the image of a self-made billionaire. However, an October investigation by the New York Times suggests that the president has been gifted over $400 million, most of which has not been taxe...

Republicans favored to maintain Senate control after Midterm elections

Connor Dorsey, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

The battle for the US Senate is ramping up as the 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner. Fivethirtyeight election forecast show an 85% chance the GOP keeps the Senate and a 52.3% chance of adding to their majority.  ...

Poolesville students express differing opinions on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court

Kobey Davenport, Staff Writer

November 4, 2018

America has been in trapped in a political argument over the past few weeks following Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The argument was fueled even more by the sexual assault allegations brought forward by ...

Paul Ryan Opts Not to Run for Reelection

Andrew Sokja, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, announced on April 11, 2018 that he would not be running for reelection in the November primaries. In a statement made by Brenda Buck, counselor to Speaker Ryan, s...

Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria have Ignited an International Debate

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Alleged chemical attacks from the Assad government left 70 dead in the Syrian city of Douma on the night of Apr. 7. Pro-government forces had bombarded the city of Douma for days, hoping to force out rebel groups still situated...

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