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FFA National Convention

On October 25, over 67,000 FFA members arrived in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th FFA National Convention. The National Convention is where students from all 50 states come together and compete and learn more about agriculture. Ten recipients from Pella High School represented the Pella chapter. They went to many workshops to learn more about

Life

Sociology Experiments

Over the course the Homecoming, people may have noticed people screaming in the lunchroom or eating ice cream with their hand. These strange social occurrences observed throughout the high school were a part of the Sociology course. The Sociology course here at Pella High School has multiple Sociological experiments throughout the year. The first one

Entertainment

James and the Giant Peach Press Release

Pella Community High School presents James and The Giant Peach, the musical version of the children’s book by Roald Dahl. The director, Suzanne Jones, legally gained the license to perform this musical. James and The Giant Peach stars freshman Connor Gauley as “James,” junior Andelyn Sunderman as “Ladahlord,” and seniors Natalie and Caroline Henry as

Reviews

Spooky Movie Review: Hush

In the past year, I have started to slowly build up my scary movie resumé. As I have watched more and more horror films, I have realized that I really, really hate being scared. So, naturally, I decided it would be a top notch idea to write a review on a scary movie for the

Life

Five things to know before applying to college

Being a senior is rough. On top of taking an advanced course load, you need to worry about applications to colleges and scholarships. If you haven’t gone through this process before, it can all seem very daunting and scary. Here are 5 tips to help you apply to college. The early bird gets the worm.

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Entertainment

The Return of It

Twenty-seven years ago, the first sign of It appeared on the big screen from the pages of Stephen King’s novel. In 1990, It was broadcasted for families to see as a TV Mini-Series. This later was put together to make one movie, which aired on November 18, 1990. The videos were directed by Tommy Lee

Clubs/Organizations

Q & A with Levi Dugger

The Marching Dutch performs their show “Pinball Wizard” in Ankeny at the Mid-Iowa Band Championship and the IHSMA State Contest in Pella on October 14. Junior Levi Dugger is a drum major for the Pella marching band. Reporter Tessa Vander Molen interviewed Dugger about his role as drum major and the Marching Dutch’s show. Q.

Entertainment

5 Wacky Conspiracy Theories

5. The Reptilian Elite – We’ve all heard of the top 1% of wealthy Americans, but did you know that they are all evil reptile aliens. From Barack Obama to Queen Elizabeth, everyone is secretly related by reptilian blood from space. This theory was developed by David Icke, a former BBC radio and television host.

Sports

Volleyball

The 2017 volleyball season has started for Pella High School. The team had eight seniors graduate last year, but has many returning players. There are a total of four seniors and five juniors, all returning varsity players. “It always takes a while to build chemistry on the volleyball court. This team is really unified off

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Life

Zoe Card on Business Horizons Summer Camp

Sophomore Zoe Card was awarded a scholarship from the Des Moines Register to attend the Business Horizons Camp at Central College last summer. Zoe wrote many drafts of an application essay to send to the Des Moines Register in order to considered for the scholarship. The article that Card wrote about was how she would

Clubs/Organizations

The Marching Dutch: Pinball Wizard

The Marching Dutch season is underway at Pella High School with their show Pinball Wizard. The band started preparing for the show during their official band camp which started on August 7. Students who are in the Marching Dutch continue preparation by showing up to the school at 7:30 a.m. for morning rehearsal. The band

Reviews

Pelladium Movie Review: Annabelle Creation

Annabelle Creation is the prequel to The Annabelle series. Going into the theater, I was excited to view this film. I had enjoyed the first film in the series and I hoped the prequel would lead well into the first movie. Personally, I wasn’t very satisfied. Before you read on, there are spoilers ahead. If

Life

How SMART Lunch is Helping Students

It seems ridiculous to say that giving students less time for education and more time to socialize at school will give them a better education. However, studies show that this is exactly what will happen. As you become older, you get fewer and fewer breaks throughout the school day. Schools across the United States are

Sports

Cross Country Trip to Oregon

On July 28, a select few members from the girls’ cross country team travelled across the country to Tillamook, Oregon on their annual running trip. Over the course of eleven days, the team ran approximately 50 miles on the track, the beach, and the mountainside. “My favorite part was probably when we went swimming in

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