The Poolesville Pulse

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, Student Life

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...

Hunting should not be for sport

Megan Kelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Recent Posts, Student Life

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, Student Life

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, Student Life

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...

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