The Poolesville Pulse

The Christmas Creep Strikes Again

Esha Manoj, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

All around me there are explosions of red, green, and jolly big laughs that make me want to scream. When I visited Hallmark before school started, I tripped over a holiday themed game hidden in a corner of the display. Now I’m...

Why we should erase the stigma of teenagers trick-or-treating

Grace Carter, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Starting last year, the town of Chesapeake, Virginia, received heat and judgement from media outlets and citizens alike for setting an age limit on who is allowed to trick-or-treat. The age limit, which was previously 12, was se...

Why middle school education matters in a high school setting

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

With so much emphasis on future college education, most students, parents and even teachers seem to glance over the idea that middle school education has a large impact in the grand scheme of education. Yet, the skills learned in midd...

Students’ silent struggle with overcrowding exposed

Esha Manoj, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

For all four years that I have studied at this school, I have never truly felt comfortable on the bus. I have needed to stand, sit squished with three other people, sit in the aisle, and have even been kicked out of a bus due to...

Falcon Independent Time mandates improvements for student wellness

Grace Carter, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The idea to incorporate Falcon Independent Time (FIT) was introduced during the 2018-2019 school year by the student Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) representative; the primary focus of FIT is to decrease the stress of st...

Montgomery County should continue to encourage vaccinations; here’s why

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Vaccinations are important because they impact a student’s immunity to diseases that would otherwise hinder their performance in a school setting. While the topic has more recently been controversial, on Sept. 24th, 2019, Montgomery...

Polarization, social media, and teenagers

Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

*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

*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

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...

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