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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched March 3rd alongside the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new video game console. Being the nerd I am, I went into Walmart at midnight to get my hands on the game and the new console. I am very glad I did because the console is now sold out everywhere.



The Pella FFA Chapter hosted sub-districts at Vermeer Company yesterday on the 20th of February. This convention was usually held at Pleasantville High School until Monty Collins, the head of FFA at Pleasantville, and others decided that it would be better to host it at Vermeer Corporation since they believed it was a better venue


Junk of the Month

Owner: Luke Schemm Model: 1989 Ford F-250 Nickname: “Greyhound” Luke took time with me to discuss the pro’s and con’s of his machine. Pro’s: It has a heater Perfect winter driver: has four wheel drive and it already has cosmetic damage. (What’s a little more going to hurt?) Truck came with good tires referenced as


Women’s March on Washington

What begun as a small Facebook post right after the elections, bloomed into a unifying protest that tackled issues like reproductive rights, civil rights, and immigration. Saturday, January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington marked a day in history that empowered women, not only in the United States but


Mr. Body Interview

Q: Can you describe your role as Mr. Body? A: The theme of the Acapella show choir this year is “What Happened to Mr. Body?”, so it’s like the board game “Clue.” In the old instruction booklet, it says that the dead person’s name is “Mr. Body,” so we decided that the show would be


Van Wyk and Vander Molen Eclipse 1,000 points

The third week of January 2017 was a historic one for both Pella High basketball programs as Ryan Van Wyk and Katie Vander Molen both scored their 1,000th point for each of their respective careers. Both Van Wyk and Vander Molen have been varsity players for all four years of high school and have been


2/21/2017 Tweets

Heather Kirkland @kirkadil3: People should learn the difference between “you’re” and “your” and “their”, “there”, and “they’re” in 2017 please and thanks. Sarah Killoren @KillorenSarah: Be the person you needed when you were younger. Paige Meyer @PaigeMeyer1: Bruises. Bruises. Bruises. It’s competition season. Bellara Huang @BellaraHuang: Noticing how a person laughs may just be the


Dollars for Scholars Accepting Applications

Pella Dollars For Scholars is accepting applications for scholarships. Applications will be accepted until February 28. The mission of Dollars For Scholars is to provide high school seniors with an opportunity for post-secondary education. “It’s great to be a part of a community organization whose sole purpose it to help students in the Pella school


Plus Sized Women

In the American fashion industry if someone is a pant size sixteen or higher, they are considered plus sized; more than half of American women fit this label. Yet according to Mariah Chase, the CEO of plus-size retailer Eloquii, the category of plus sized represents only about 17 percent to 18 percent of apparel sales.


Brains over Brawns

The world of men’s fashion is ever changing. Every year, men’s fashion adds another trend, whether it be a new style of shirt, a new shoe, or even a new accessory. But what about your body type and personality? What is “in” right now in the world of men’s fashion when it comes to body


Donald Trump Op-Ed

Right off the bat I am going to be quite frank with all of you; I don’t like President Donald Trump. Now please hear me out here. I am not going to tell you that he’s “Not My President” or anything of that nature. I respect his position as the President of the United States.


Modern Day Trends for Guys

Comb Over Hair with Shaved Sides – This look is one you can find on most celebrities and soccer players. The new look is of putting your hair pushed or combed over to one side, while making the sides super short. Guys are also going for the scruffy look to top the look off. Beanie


Delightful Des Moines Dates

Visit the Art Center in Des Moines – Walk around, take some pictures and then stroll around the rose garden. Romantic and has free admission! The Escape Chambers – Great for trust building and exercise. The Escape Chambers locks you in a scenario room, and you have to escape to win. Located in Des Moines,


A Penny For Your Thoughts

I love meat. I enjoy chicken, beef, turkey, ham, and even fish. I don’t even mind the school meat. However, there are those who can’t or don’t eat meat. In fact, according to a poll I did through google forms, out of 239 people, .08 % are vegans, 2.9% are vegetarians, and 2.1 % have