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Bowling Q/A with Matthew Dejong

Q.Have you enjoyed your season so far? A. I’ve enjoyed the season and the success of bowling this year. I loved working with the team and coaches this year as well. Q.When did you first become interested in bowling? A. I first became interested in bowling after I got diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which meant


The Price of Politics

I love politics! Current and future voting members of America need to keep track of it. However, I feel like our society focuses on much on politics, making us forget one very important thing: we are all people. Politicians love to split people into groups: minorities, majorities, Republicans, Democrats, etc, etc… Politics also loves to


2017-2018 Girls Basketball

The Pella Lady Dutch have an overall, 13-6 win this season. Their next game is on February 14th against the Grinnell Tigers who are at an overall 17-2 win 9 this season. According to senior, Kara Wichhart, The Pella Lady Dutch are improving together despite losing several starters from last year. Senior, Chloe Van Vliet,


Pelladium Chooses Feminism

It is not uncommon for the term feminism to be misinterpreted as being a movement only for women. Feminism means rights for all which includes: women, men, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Being a feminist doesn’t mean you have to be a woman. Equal rights includes everyone’s rights. Everyone can be a feminist,

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What Spring Break Should You Take?

What is your favorite season?  a) Spring           b) Summer           c) Fall           d) Winter 2. What is your favorite activity? a) Shopping           b) Surfing           c) Reading           d) Skiing     3. Do you like vacationing with friends? a) Yes     


Administration Requires Formal Dinner Before Prom

Regarded by some as the most important night of high school, prom has been featured in numerous coming of age movies like Carrie and Pretty in Pink. While Hollywood may romanticize the “magic” of prom, the event is valued among teenagers, and Pella High students are no exception. Every year, Pella High School hosts a


Little Talks With Lily

There’s a moment in writing a column for a student news publication in which you think to yourself, ‘Man, is anyone even going to read this?’ The answer, of course, is yes. We do an editing circle, plus anything written for the newspaper or web has to be approved by our instructor. Somehow, however, that


PHS Prepares for First Annual Showcase

Pella High’s choir, orchestra, Jazz 1, and Jazz 2 will host its first annual showcase. In the past, the choir department performed at Cabaret and the two jazz bands at Carnaby club. Now, the two are being combined. Principal Eric Nelson originally came up with the idea. ““It came about that being able to showcase

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In 1919, women gained the right to vote, ending their struggle for voting equality. Women finally had a right to have a say in their government, a move that was seen by many as the first step to acknowledging women as equals in society. Our society progressed by leaps and bounds since then, but our


Fortnite Review

3.7 million people play Fortnite, which is on all current generation consoles except the Nintendo Switch. Fortnite is a Battle Royale game, much like another popular game- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Fortnite is a game designed to be a Battle Royale game. What does that mean? Think of the Hunger Games, minus the story and just the


Where will Dreamers go?

DACA is a program that stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was a program organized by former President Barack Obama in 2012. This plan allows undocumented immigrants who came to the US under the age of 16, also known as Dreamers, to apply for protection from deportation. DACA allows them a temporary amnesty


Sexual Harassment

Within the last few months of 2017, the media exploded with new stories about Hollywood actresses speaking out about their experiences with sexual harassment in the film industry. Their actions have inspired women worldwide to shed light on a problem that has been kept in the dark for far too long. But what exactly is

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