The Poolesville Pulse

Polarization, social media, and teenagers

Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Filed under Current Events, Editorials, Government and Politics, Opinion, Recent Posts

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. In late October of 2010, comedians and talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephe...

Sleep – how big of an issue is it in high schools?

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Recent Posts, Student Life

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. Sleep deprivation represents - and has represented - one of the biggest growin...

We don’t care about the news anymore

Paulina Mnev, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Pop Culture, Recent Posts, Student Life, Technology

I think everyone would be more likely to read this opinion piece if it was just 240 characters or less. I also think it’s pretty ironic that we are Tweeting out a news story about Twitter promoting short attention spans regarding...

The best thing to be is yourself

Skylar Chan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts

We occasionally hear “be yourself”-- but what does it really mean? And is it good advice? In order to figure out what being yourself means, you first have to know who your self is. There are elements of our personality that a...

Student athletes should not be required to take gym class

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

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

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, Opinion, Recent Posts

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...

Hunting should be allowed for sport

Grace Bodmer, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, 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, Student Life

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...

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