The Poolesville Pulse

Boys’ and Girls’ Swim Teams Victorious at State Championships

Rachel Tievy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As the winter swim season came to a close, Poolesville proved to be triumphant as both the girls and boys swim teams won the Maryland 1A/2A/3A swim championships on Feb. 22. The 2020 championship win was the boys’ ninth state...

Europe Trip Cancelled Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Earlier this school year, some of our students were still preparing for their Spring Break Europe trip. On the trip, partnered with Education First Tours, they would have been able to explore the culture and landmarks of Italy ...

Amid Claims of Abuse, Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In an interview with the media, the representatives of the organization called the bankruptcy filing the “only viable choice” for the Boy Sc...

Daylight Savings Time May Become Permanent

Connor Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

In March Americans move their clocks forward an hour for daylight savings time, later in the year we set them back an hour in November. This may change if the state legislature passes a bill which would make daylight savings tim...

Facial Recognition Looks to Make its Way Onto College Campuses

Daniel Tuan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

From security cameras to our phones, facial recognition is becoming more commonplace in today’s society. However, with new technology comes concerns about security and privacy. With universities looking to implement facial, gr...

Mars rover: name, mission and the future

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Recently, the Mars rover contest had officially come to an end and a consensus was made on the name for the new rover. Through 28,000 submissions, 155 semifinalists were reviewed by 4,700 judges, bearing nine finalists. Out of ...

Schools should require students to take Financial Literacy classes

Imaan Shanavas, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Every individual needs to know how to do taxes, budget, and bank, maybe even more so than they need to know about the Ottoman empire or Marco Polo’s travels. So why aren’t financial literacy courses required in high school...

Will Coronavirus Crown the Winner of the 2020 Election?

Jack Rosenberg, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

On January 21, the CDC confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. By Super Tuesday, seven weeks later, the US had 80 cases. In the process of two months, the national dialogue shifted from election intrigue to...

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