The Poolesville Pulse

Democrats win the House of Representatives after a historic midterm election

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

December 30, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, News, Recent Posts

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...

The rise of hip-hop, the death of rock and roll

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

Filed under Arts, Music, News, Opinion, Pop Culture, Recent Posts

Within the world of music, the turn of the century served as a period of transition as hip-hop began to replace rock music as the new genre to be embraced by youth and saturate airwaves. As the genre of hip-hop and rap grows ...

New school year introduces first all-advanced Art class at PHS

Julia Pavlick, Staff Writer and Digital Designer

November 27, 2018

Filed under Arts, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Technology

Beginning this year at PHS, the art curriculum is offering their first all advanced art class, in which all students are AP Studio Art or Studio 2. In the past, when AP Studio Art was offered as a class, very few students...

English department introduces new AP Literature subsections

Varsha Iyer, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Filed under Global, Humanities, ISP, News, Poolesville News, School News, SMCS, Student Life

This year, the English department has established new AP Literature subsections as more focused classes centered around four topics: The Study of Plot Structures, African American Literature, Drama, or Literature & Big Ideas. ...

It’s a Wonderful Time for the Midnight Players

Pauline Mnev, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

Filed under News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

The Midnight Players are putting on their production of It’s a Wonderful Life starting November 29th through December 1st. Starring first-time actor, senior Luke Lightcap, as their lead in the play,  drama director Nathaniel...

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...

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