The Poolesville Pulse

Heroes and villains take over Poolesville for Miss Poolesville

Nina Todd, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

The Miss Poolesville pageant, and its accompanying Mr. Poolesville, is a time honored tradition at PHS, starting with the first in 1999. The 2018 Miss Poolesville went off with a BANG! BOOM! POW! as the girls from the class of...

Veteran Midnight Players director resigns

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Filed under Arts, Current Events, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

Ever since the fall of 2014, the Midnight Players, PHS’s drama club, was directed by Nathaniel Gordon. However, Gordon has decided not to be a part of the Midnight Players for this year’s spring musical, causing a new director...

Hogan to appoint Education Inspection General to investigate claims of fraud

Ryan Chernosky, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

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

Amidst several allegations of corruption levied against regional school districts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has called for the implementation of a Education Inspection General with the function of oversight over the schools....

Amazon considering a second headquarters in Montgomery County

Catherine Gao, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

On Jan. 18, Amazon released its shortlist for potential sites of its second headquarters. Montgomery County, MD was included in the shortlist, as well as other major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles,...

Government shutdowns are terrible for the economy

Joe Dwyer, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

As 2018 begun, the United States government narrowly escaped a second government shutdown on Feb. 9th. Not two months have gone by this year, and the US government has nearly shut down twice over a budget resolution that was meant...

Female candidates dominate SMOB nominating convention

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

This year, a total of 16 students hailing from nine different high schools filed for candidacy to become the 2018-2019 Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB). The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues such...

North, South Korea unify for 2018 Winter Olympics

Vincent Chim, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Sports

Despite tensions between the split territories, North Korea and South Korea united as one to send athletic teams to Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympic Games. North Korea’s recent propagation of nuclear weapons and threats against...

Duckworth first senator to give birth in office

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, Recent Posts

Tammy Duckworth is a female, 49-year-old Democratic senator currently serving the state of Illinois. She’s about to accomplish something no other senator has ever done: give birth to a child while in office. As a retired U.S....

Former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sentenced to 275 years in prison

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

From Jan. 17-24, 2018, at the Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan, a hearing occured for USA Gymnastics’ former physician Lawrence G. Nassar, who was accused of sexual assault of over 250 women and girls in the...

Whistleblower files for Maryland senate race

Andrew Sojka, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

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

On Jan. 11th, 2018, the Federal Election Commission received Chelsea Manning’s filing for senator of the state of Maryland. Manning, a former military analyst who was widely recognized for leaking over 700,000 classified government...

Pop culture’s 2017 breakdown

Jocelyn Alvarez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Filed under News, Recent Posts, Style

Television was a big hit in 2017 with Riverdale, Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things 2 and the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones. Riverdale premiered in January, taking viewers back to 2006 with the...

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