The Poolesville Pulse

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...

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...

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...

MCPS offers vouchers to juniors taking SAT/ACT

Kanika Mehra, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Magnet Houses, News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life

As part of Maryland’s 2013 College and Career Ready Standards (CCRR) initiative, MCPS has implemented a standardized testing voucher system for all 11th grade students this year, covering the cost for one ACT or SAT exam. ...

Winter spirit week brings around customary and new PHS traditions

Adey Harris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018

Filed under Fashion, Poolesville News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life, Style

To usher in the winter sports season, PHS held the annual winter spirit week. From December 11th through 15th, both students and teachers dressed according to the a different theme each day. Monday was Get Up and Go Day, where...

New Red Cross club takes over blood drive

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018

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

Students of PHS came out on December 1, 2017, to donate blood to the American Red Cross, donating a total of 30 pints, equating to 90 lives potentially saved. The blood drive, hosted by the PHS American Red Cross club, was held...

Swift draws criticism from older crowd on ‘garbage’ music

Naomi Cocker, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

Filed under Music, Recent Posts, Student Life

Taylor Swift has been a celebrity since the mid 2000s, when many of us were very young. She has been a part of our pop culture since Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana. I’m sure many Gen Xs and even Baby Boomers can relate...

Fall fashion combines old favorites and new trends

Racheal Ssentongo, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Filed under Fashion, Recent Posts, Student Life, Style

This fall season has brought several new and old fashion trends together. Trends such as burgundy colors, knee high boots, and flannels have repaid a visit this season, combined with the new emerging suede shoes, booties, cropped...

Second annual health fair shines light on suicide epidemic

Andrea Rentel, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

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

PHS’s annual Suicide Awareness Health Fair was brought back this year in October. The PHS booster club teamed up with the boys basketball team during lunch to set up a tailgate at school. A crowd quickly formed as studen...

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