The Poolesville Pulse

New yoga class offers new stress relief methods at PHS

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

Filed under Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Sports

This school year, a new Physical Education class was offered to the students of Poolesville High School. The class is Yoga; a drastically different class from the other traditional PE classes like Net Sports, Team Sports, and We...

Student-Created Art Takes Over the Falcon Foyer

Hannah Fedorov, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

Filed under Arts, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS,) one of a number of honor societies at Poolesville High School, hosted an annual art auction during the last two weeks of December before winter break. The NAHS, is sponsored by art teach...

Democrats win the House of Representatives after a historic midterm election

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

December 30, 2018

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

The 2018 midterm election, held November 6th, marked a significant milestone for the changing demographics within the US. This “night of firsts” broke barriers within US politics, including the election of the first musli...

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...

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