The Poolesville Pulse

Paul Ryan Opts Not to Run for Reelection

Andrew Sokja, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, announced on April 11, 2018 that he would not be running for reelection in the November primaries. In a statement made by Brenda Buck, counselor to Speaker Ryan, s...

Maryland high schools combine girls and boys tennis

Shivani Levine, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Fall Sports, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports, Spring Sports, Student Life

After decades of MCPS having girls tennis in the fall and boys tennis in the spring, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has decreed that school tennis seasons must be held at the same time that r...

Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria have Ignited an International Debate

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Alleged chemical attacks from the Assad government left 70 dead in the Syrian city of Douma on the night of Apr. 7. Pro-government forces had bombarded the city of Douma for days, hoping to force out rebel groups still situated...

Russia Navigates Through the Syrian Quagmire

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war has cast an international spotlight upon their recent actions. By propping up Bashar-Al Assad’s Regime, Russia seeks to stabilize the region and expand their influence to count...

Bob Ross inspired Fine Arts Friday takes over Falcon Foyer

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, Magnet Houses, News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

During lunch on Feb. 23, PHS had a Bob Ross Painting Contest organized by Art teacher Petke. Science teacher Mrs. Clowe, English teacher Mr. Foster, art teacher Shannon Heaton, band and chorus teacher Rogoza, art teacher Nora...

Love, Simon shows LGBT representation on the silver screen

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Student Life, Style, Technology

On March 16, 2018, Love, Simon was released and has grossed $11.5 million in the box office. It has also achieved a high score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie centers around high school senior, Simon Spier, played by actor...

Jeffrey Guan

April 19, 2018

Filed under Recent Posts

Jeffrey is a sophomore and this is his first year writing for the Pulse. He runs cross country and plays lacrosse. Jeff hopes to continue his writing career throughout his life.

Upsurge in gang activity leads to more resources for schools

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News

Gang-related homicide has increased tenfold in Montgomery County over the past year. In response, the county has allocated more resources to combat the increase in gang violence. The State Attorney’s Office reported in the...

Thousands flood Washington, DC for A March For Our Lives

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, News, Recent Posts, Student Life

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018, to protest for stricter gun control laws. The event, March for Our Lives, was led by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Town of Poolesville introduces Wellness Wednesdays

Andrea Rentel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

The Town of Poolesville has started a new initiative, Wellness Wednesdays, to help promote a healthy living for townspeople. The workshops and activities are scheduled to run once a month throughout the rest of 2018. They cover...

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