The Poolesville Pulse

Do Prison Work Programs Reduce Recidivism?

Jeffrey Guan, Freelance Writer

February 6, 2020

Punishment or rehabilitation? One questions the purpose of American prisons as beyond the concrete walls lies the unequivocal truth that U.S. penal institutions need reform. America imprisons more of its population than many dev...

Disney Plus and Other Streaming Services Transform the Way Consumers Watch TV/Movies

Justin Hui, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Disney Plus just launched November of 2019 and millions of users have already flocked to the platform. It was the most Googled term of 2019 and has become the new go-to streaming service for many. Within the first day, Disney Pl...

What social media data leaks mean for the average user

Elijah Matlock, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

For people on the internet, the escapism of social media is a daily pleasure. One can find friends, connect with friends and share their day with the press of a finger. However, the importance of safely securing information whi...

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...

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