The Poolesville Pulse

Seniors commit to colleges in light of COVID-19 effects

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way through the United States, college campuses started shutting down, implementing remote learning and sending their students home for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, this happened to coincide with ...

MCPS and Poolesville graduation ceremonies move online

Jason Sladic, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced that they would hold an online graduation ceremony. This ceremony will be held in addition to an in-person ceremony at a later date when social dis...

Midnight Players plan virtual performance during self-isolation

Daniel Tuan, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

While students and families are staying home during quarantine, that didn’t deter the Midnight Players from performing this spring. The Midnight Players were originally planning on performing “Matilda” before postponing...

COVID-19 affects SMOB election for candidates and students

Dora Kreitzer, Editor

June 9, 2020

After the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election was pushed back from Apr. 22nd to May 20th, Richard Montgomery junior Nick Asante was voted as the 43rd SMOB for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This year’s candidate...

Coronavirus pandemic forces colleges to reconsider fall semester plans

Lizzie Phelps, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has shuttered colleges and universities across the world, forcing a sudden change to online instruction at most institutions. The hope was for this to be a stop-gap measure until things reopen in ...

Stress Baking: A Yummy Alternative to Worrying

Kendall Griffith, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic upon us, and uncertainty infiltrating every facet of life, there is common thing that it appears everyone is partaking in: a delicious phenomenon known as “anxiety baking,” a term that entered the popular...

Lack of barber shops leads to rise in DIY haircuts

AJ Poore, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Governor Hogan’s closure of all nonessential businesses on Mar. 23 included the closure of all barber shops and beauty salons. Despite recommendations of barbers and hairstylists, people across the state have changed their gr...

Religion in the time of COVID-19

Mandy Hsu, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Since Governor Larry Hogan enacted the stay-at-home order, most Maryland residents have been asked to remain under self-imposed quarantine, save for the essential employees and cases of emergencies. This order also includes religi...

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