The Poolesville Pulse

Student athletes should not be required to take gym class

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under News, Opinion, Recent Posts, School News, Sports, Student Life

A long-time debate in the world of high school athletics is the question of whether or not student athletes should have to take gym as a required credit. While it’s difficult to decide what should count as a sport that replaces...

Horror television versus film

Samantha Stewart, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under News, Opinion, Pop Culture, Recent Posts, School News

Netflix originals have been steadily growing in popularity as people across the globe become infatuated with the vast amount of film and television the company has been producing. Recently, Netflix has had exceptional success withi...

Applying to college costs too much

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under College, Current Events, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

From AP and SAT tests to application fees, applying to college involves a hefty amount of money, usually paid out of pocket. However, these steep costs can discourage students from applying to certain schools. Before application...

Is going to art school worth it?

Izzy Guimaraes, Staff Writer and Digital Designer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Arts, College, Opinion, Recent Posts

Generally speaking, I’ve gotten a lot of support regarding my college plans, but sometimes after telling people my plan is to go to art school I get a response along the lines of “have fun couch-surfing.” Contrary to popular belief, att...

Hunting should be for allowed for sport

Grace Bodmer, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

Hunting at Poolesville High School is a fairly common activity to encounter.  Hunting animals like deer and ducks is a sport that many take pride in through having their game mounted, eating it, or selling it for a profit.  As...

Homework Free weekends are effective

Rachel Ryan, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts

Given the significant reduction of workload, these weekends fulfill the purpose of enabling students to focus on other events on the weekends. As a senior, I have been through the stress of attempting to balance an extracurric...

Hunting should not be for sport

Megan Kelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

Here in Poolesville, hunting is an extremely popular activity among local students and members of the community. However, as a non-native, the practice is foreign to me. I don’t see the joy or value at getting up at 4 am, dressing...

Homework Free Weekends fail to relieve stress

Kobey Davenport, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts

When entering Poolesville High School, we were told that we would have 3 hours of homework a night. While this might not always be the case, when factoring in doing notes for various classes this number becomes understandable. ...

Are Homework Free weekends effective?

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts

In recent years, PHS has implemented “Homework Free Weekends," during which teachers are not allowed to make work due on the following Monday. Typically these weekends will be instituted around times when students are particu...

Should hunting be for sport?

December 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Environmental, News, Opinion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, Student Life

Staff writers Megan Kelly and Grace Bodmer discuss whether hunting should or should not be for sport.  

How do social media challenges affect the world?

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Archive, Current Events, News, Opinion, Recent Posts

Social media has become nearly all-enveloping within the personal sphere of the modern individual. While not as major as other aspects of the web, social media challenges have grown in prevalence. These challenges have the potential...

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 ...

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