The Poolesville Pulse

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...

New single-family home construction in Poolesville poses potential harms to the environment

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Over the past decade, small town Poolesville, Maryland has seen enormous growth in new developments and the construction of single-family homes, which pose a threat to the surrounding environment. Since 2010, the number of d...

Redeveloping Lakeforest Mall could bring sustainable urban practices to Gaithersburg

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Lakeforest Mall, located in Gaithersburg, experienced a steady decline in attendance, leading to the property being sold in 2018 to U.S. Bank in hopes of redeveloping it into a new, environmentally sustainable shopping area. ...

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...

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