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New Softball Coach

New Softball Coach

The Pella High School softball team has recruited a new coach for this season. Guidance Counselor Teresa Thompson will take
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Pella Shooting Team

Pella Shooting Team

Shooting season has started at Pella High, and the sky is getting cloudy from all the gun smoke. The team
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Meeting your heroes: Little Talk With Lily

Meeting your heroes: Little Talk With Lily

“Never meet your heroes.” That’s what we’re told anyway. I wasn’t sure why until I met one of my own
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“This is America” Highlights Flaw in American Politics

“This is America” Highlights Flaw in American Politics

Donald Glover, better known as “Childish Gambino,” has taken a break from his self-proclaimed retirement from music to release a
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Card and Paulius Compete in State World Food Prize

Card and Paulius Compete in State World Food Prize

The World Food Prize, which occurs on April 30, is a competition that takes place every year in Des Moines
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Staff Goodbye to Veteran Seniors of Pelladium

Staff Goodbye to Veteran Seniors of Pelladium

With graduation coming up, the Pelladium staff is saying goodbye to two longtime staff members, Harley Atchison and Ally Pronina.
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Top 5 Movies of This Summer

Top 5 Movies of This Summer

This summer is full of movies to be seen, especially spin-offs. Last summer produced a masterpiece original Baby Driver; hopefully
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Sports

New Softball Coach

The Pella High School softball team has recruited a new coach for this season. Guidance Counselor Teresa Thompson will take on the task of coaching the team. Thompson played softball in high school and college, as well as being an assistant coach at Central College. “I love the sport, and I want to help the

Sports

Pella Shooting Team

Shooting season has started at Pella High, and the sky is getting cloudy from all the gun smoke. The team has received fifteen State Champion titles, and multiple students have achieved All-State titles. The Pella Shooting Club has three main events that shooters participate in. The events include skeet, trap, and sporting clays. The team

Entertainment

Meeting your heroes: Little Talk With Lily

“Never meet your heroes.” That’s what we’re told anyway. I wasn’t sure why until I met one of my own heroes. I met the hero in question, David Sedaris, at a reading in Kansas City. David Sedaris writes primarily autobiographical stories, some of which are humorous, some of which are sad, and some of which

Entertainment

“This is America” Highlights Flaw in American Politics

Donald Glover, better known as “Childish Gambino,” has taken a break from his self-proclaimed retirement from music to release a single and music video entitled “This is America.” The video highlights many points of modern American culture, including dance trends and samples of prominent contemporary rappers. It also features the uglier parts of American culture,

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Entertainment

Top 5 Movies of This Summer

This summer is full of movies to be seen, especially spin-offs. Last summer produced a masterpiece original Baby Driver; hopefully this summer, we’ll have some greats like that. Here is a countdown with the top 5 movies you should give a watch. Ocean’s 8 Ocean’s 8 is a spin-off of the Ocean’s series of movies.

Clubs/Organizations

Showcase article correction

The Pelladium wishes to correct a mistake in our February 27 Issue. Concert and select choir will not be a part of the showcase as reported in the Pelladium. PHS’s two show choirs, AcaPella and Bravo, will perform in the showcase with Jazz 1, Jazz 2, percussion ensembles, and band, orchestra, and choir solos and

People

Exclusive Interview with Catharine Found

Courtney Paxton had an exclusive interview with Catharine Found, the sister of Caroline Found whose story is told in the movie Miracle Season. This movie is about a seventeen year old girl, Caroline, who died in a deadly moped accident in the beginning of her volleyball season. Caroline’s teammates have to work through their grief

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Clubs/Organizations

PHS FFA members competing at State

Pella High FFA members will travel to Iowa State University in Ames to attend the 90th Annual State FFA Convention on April 23 and 24. The convention includes the following competitions: public speaking, running FFA meetings, reciting the paragraph long FFA creed from memory, Ag broadcasting, and many more. FFA members who are not competing

News

From the Ashes

The iridescent emerald insect seems harmless, almost beautiful, but looks can be deceiving. These creatures are wreaking havoc across the United States and in our very own community. Emerald Ash Borers are native to China, where they burrow into trees to lay their eggs. The larvae hatch inside the tree, then burrow into the center

Music

Pella in Jazz Champs

Pella’s Jazz I traveled to Ames to compete in the annual All-State Jazz Championships on Thursday, April 5. At Jazz Champs, the band performed in the afternoon at 3:45 for the competition’s judges. Their afternoon performance determined whether or not the band would advance to the finale later that night. According to trumpet player Grayson

Entertainment

Ready Player One Movie Review

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan as the main character, Wade Watts. The plot (without spoilers) is about Wade in the year 2045.   His avatar in a virtual reality world called the Oasis is called Parzival. The creator, who has died 5 years previous to the present day in

Life

Grant Stegman

What has been done since the Parkland Massacre?

Two months have passed since Parkland’s horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, students from the school and around the country have come together to demand change from our lawmakers and the NRA. The March for our Lives team orchestrated a nationwide movement studded with top hit celebrities. But on the

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