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Knights of Columbus Raises Money for PHS Special Education Department

Pella High School’s special education department recently received 7,962 dollars from the Knights of Columbus. For special education departments in Pella, the Knights have been raising money for nineteen years. The check for $7,962 was presented to Lorri Grubb, Head of the Special Education Department, at the basketball game on December 8. “It was amazing to

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Freshman Kaelie DeHeer Raises Money for Service Dog

Freshman Kaelie DeHeer has been dreaming of a service dog for 5 years. Her family applied to go through the process of getting a dog 4 years ago with an organization, but saw little progress being made. Last summer, they choose to try again with a different company, Domesti Pups. They found out about this

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Christmas Abroad

In America, the holiday that is practiced by the majority of the citizens is Christmas. While American Christmas has its own traditions, many other cultures celebrate Christmas differently. While both America and many other countries are dominated by Christianity, there are obvious differences during the winter holiday. For example, Canada is known for having their

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Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon has been a very popular game since 1995. It started off as a video game designed for the Game Boy that was developed by Game Freak. Then later, it was released by Nintendo. Now, director Kazumasa Iwao has a new Pokémon game called Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. The game is beautifully designed with a masterful soundtrack and graphics; however, it has many flaws that prevent the game from being an overall, enjoyable experience. It suffers from lack of tutorial, framerate issues, terrible handheld graphics, no overworld map, and

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Which Grade is Actually “The Worst”?

Which grade is actually the worst: a question that has plagued high schoolers since the inception of high school itself. According to the students of Pella High, the sophomores are. Why? According to a junior, “They’re loud and when I have classes with them, I notice they’re often disrespectful to the teacher and don’t work

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Trends That Sum Up 2017

1.Dabbing The dance trend that everyone does to annoy someone else. 2.Rubbing Foundation in with anything other than a Beauty Blender. 2018 might bring out all the acne and rashes in all of us. 3.Charcoal everything We get it, you’ve been naughty for Christmas, but please don’t ruin everything we use for all of us.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

WARNING: SLIGHT SPOILERS After the announcement that the beloved classic films Star Wars was to be returning two years ago, fans have been ecstatic. After Rogue One, the hype had died down a bit. That excitement came back with the promise of the next movie in the series, The Last Jedi. With a diverse cast

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Net Neutrality Repealed

Ajit Pai, the head director of the Federal Communications Commision, put a motion in to deconstruct Net Neutrality, which was passed by the FCC on December 14th. During the Obama Administration, Net Neutrality was classified under the Title II of the Communications Act, which means that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, are unable to control

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Seniors, Dollar for Scholars is Here!

Dear Senior Students, Your future, whatever it may be, is coming quickly! Dollars For Scholars wants to help fund your future. Dollars For Scholars is a nonprofit national organization that provides scholarships for high school students who complete the application process and meet the necessary requirements. As for time commitment, the process as a whole

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Little Talks With Lily

Imagine you live in Pella and nobody in your family has a car. How do you get food? Perhaps you can walk to one of Pella’s three grocery stores: Walmart, Fareway, or Hy Vee. But it’s more likely that you are within walking distance of a fast food place. There are nine fast food places

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Where’s the Beef?

The average American consumes roughly 164 pounds of beef annually. It takes 34,636 gallons of water to grow those 164 pounds of beef for consumption. Your 164 pounds of beef require 679,616 BTU’s of energy, or enough to power a single lightbulb for around 380 years. Maybe the sustainability crisis lies in the burger sitting

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