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Maryland high schools combine girls and boys tennis

Shivani Levine, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports, Spring Sports, Student Life

After decades of MCPS having girls tennis in the fall and boys tennis in the spring, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has decreed that school tennis seasons must be held at the same time that r...

Bob Ross inspired Fine Arts Friday takes over Falcon Foyer

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, Magnet Houses, News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

During lunch on Feb. 23, PHS had a Bob Ross Painting Contest organized by Art teacher Petke. Science teacher Mrs. Clowe, English teacher Mr. Foster, art teacher Shannon Heaton, band and chorus teacher Rogoza, art teacher Nora...

Love, Simon shows LGBT representation on the silver screen

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Student Life, Style, Technology

On March 16, 2018, Love, Simon was released and has grossed $11.5 million in the box office. It has also achieved a high score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie centers around high school senior, Simon Spier, played by actor...

Upsurge in gang activity leads to more resources for schools

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

Gang-related homicide has increased tenfold in Montgomery County over the past year. In response, the county has allocated more resources to combat the increase in gang violence. The State Attorney’s Office reported in the...

Thousands flood Washington, DC for A March For Our Lives

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

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

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018, to protest for stricter gun control laws. The event, March for Our Lives, was led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Town of Poolesville introduces Wellness Wednesdays

Andrea Rentel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

The Town of Poolesville has started a new initiative, Wellness Wednesdays, to help promote a healthy living for townspeople. The workshops and activities are scheduled to run once a month throughout the rest of 2018. They cover...

Heroes and villains take over Poolesville for Miss Poolesville

Nina Todd, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life, Style

The Miss Poolesville pageant, and its accompanying Mr. Poolesville, is a time honored tradition at PHS, starting with the first in 1999. The 2018 Miss Poolesville went off with a BANG! BOOM! POW! as the girls from the class of...

Veteran Midnight Players director resigns

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

Ever since the fall of 2014, the Midnight Players, PHS’s drama club, was directed by Nathaniel Gordon. However, Gordon has decided not to be a part of the Midnight Players for this year’s spring musical, causing a new director...

Hogan to appoint Education Inspection General to investigate claims of fraud

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

Amidst several allegations of corruption levied against regional school districts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has called for the implementation of a Education Inspection General with the function of oversight over the schools....

Amazon considering a second headquarters in Montgomery County

Catherine Gao, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

On Jan. 18, Amazon released its shortlist for potential sites of its second headquarters. Montgomery County, MD was included in the shortlist, as well as other major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles,...

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