The Poolesville Pulse

Redeveloping Lakeforest Mall could bring sustainable urban practices to Gaithersburg

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Lakeforest Mall, located in Gaithersburg, experienced a steady decline in attendance, leading to the property being sold in 2018 to U.S. Bank in hopes of redeveloping it into a new, environmentally sustainable shopping area. ...

Texas pageant royalty at Poolesville High School

Pauline Mnev, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Former 2017 Miss Preteen Texas, Emily McNeal, moved to Poolesville to start her sophomore year of highschool and is now hoping to become pageant royalty again as Miss Maryland in her new hometown. McNeal was the Queen of the...

Sleep – how big of an issue is it in high schools?

Oliver Sojka, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

*Opinions expressed in this article represent the views of the editorial board and not necessarily that of the school population or administration. Sleep deprivation represents - and has represented - one of the biggest growin...

New yoga class offers new stress relief methods at PHS

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

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...

We don’t care about the news anymore

Paulina Mnev, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

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...

Student athletes should not be required to take gym class

Kenna Krueger, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

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...

Homework Free weekends are effective

Rachel Ryan, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

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...

Hunting should not be for sport

Megan Kelly, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Here in Poolesville, hunting is an extremely popular activity among local students and members of the community. However, as a non-native, the practice is foreign to me. I don’t see the joy or value at getting up at 4 am, dressing...

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