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...

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...

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...

Library brings new offerings to shelves

Jeffrey Guan, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Magnet Houses, News, Recent Posts, School News, Style

Each year, the Poolesville High School library operates on a $13,000 budget to fill its shelves based on the current academic needs and interests of students. Ms. Michelle Hunsicker-Blair, media specialist at PHS, closely adheres...

New grocery store scheduled to open in Poolesville

Nikita Kleyner, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Food, MoCo News, News, Poolesville News, Recent Posts

After the closing of Selby’s in 2012, Poolesville is getting a new grocery store, slated to open in fall of 2018. After years of Poolesville residents fighting for a new grocery store, the efforts are finally being granted....

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...

Golden Globes blackout launches #TimesUp movement

Dora Kreitzer, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Filed under Current Events, Fashion, Recent Posts, Style

At the 75th Golden Globes, held on Jan. 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, the red carpet was filled with celebrities, many of whom were dressed in black. As a part of the recently formed #TimesUp movement, many attendees wore black to...

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...

Stranger Things 2: things get stranger

Michelle Zheng, Beat Leader; Writer

November 17, 2017

Filed under Arts, Recent Posts

After over a year of waiting, Netflix original series “Stranger Things” is back for a second season. The series received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its first season, and devoted fans were excitedly anticipating th...

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