The Poolesville Pulse

Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins Opening Excites Town

Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

After two years of planning, getting permits and building, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins opened on Fisher Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Luis Group-Management operates other Dunkin’ Donuts and Jersey Mike’s loca...

Montgomery County Brings Driver’s Ed to All Students

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Learning to drive is a milestone for many teenagers, but the expenses can be difficult, especially for low-income families. Greg’s Driving School can range from $350 to $400, and I Drive Smart from $335 to $635. The current ...

LGBTQ+ Curricula Coming to Maryland Schools

Bailee Benna, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will soon require all Maryland schools to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and more (LGBTQ+) civil rights in different types of classes. The change came after a push fr...

MCPS Swaps Vending Machine Companies

Lizzie Phelps, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

There’s something new in the halls of PHS: brand-new, bright-green vending machines with new snacks and credit card readers. They come from an Annapolis-based company called VendNatural, specializing in healthy vending. The oldest ...

MCPS declares removal of JSTOR

Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

In late Sept. 2019, it was announced that JSTOR would no longer be available beginning Oct. 2019. JSTOR is a database that contains a wide variety of digitized scholarly articles. “I was frustrated and kind of scared beca...

Montgomery County should continue to encourage vaccinations; here’s why

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Vaccinations are important because they impact a student’s immunity to diseases that would otherwise hinder their performance in a school setting. While the topic has more recently been controversial, on Sept. 24th, 2019, Montgomery...

Superintendent Smith’s Visit to Town Commissioner Forum fails to move forward Capital Improvements agenda.

Angela Wang, Editor

April 26, 2019

On January 22, 2018, Superintendent of schools Dr. Jack Smith paid a visit to a packed Poolesville Town Commissioner meeting hall to discuss and answer questions on Poolesville’s status in the new Capital Improvements Plan. ...

Food Waste in Montgomery County: A Threat to Our Air

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

More than one third of the food produced in the United States is wasted, and ends up in places like Gude Landfill. Gude is a waste disposal facility located just North of Rockville, only a mile away from Montgomery College. W...

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