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Last First Day

When senior Kaleb Lyons looked at the building of Pella Community High School, he felt déjàvu. This year is to be his last before heading to a new adventure. “Coming back to school felt monotonous,” said Lyons. “I’ve already done this three different times.” Lyons is only one of the 175 students in the senior


PHS Student Summer Plans 2017

School is almost over which means that summer is upon us! Summer break is a time to relax after a long year of school. We asked PHS students what they were going to be doing this summer. Check the video out here:


2017 State Track Meet

On May 18, 19, and 20, the Lady Dutch Track team received the honor of state runner up for the second year in a row. Twenty four members of the team competed. According to Coach Dak Rasmussen, the coaches worked hard to keep the girls on their toes for state. “We don’t wanna work them


Pella Pets

We all love our pets. They’re cute and funny and only sometimes do they rip into our shoes. Here are some of the pets both students and teachers decided they wanted to share with the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this video of cute pets owned by those near you.


Girls Tennis State

On May 18, the Girls’ Tennis Varsity Team competed at regionals to see who would advance to state. Juniors Bronwyn Metcalf and Cecily Johnson qualified for states in doubles. Junior Lily Roozeboom and sophomore Brooke Jorgenson qualified in singles for state. Individual state will be one June 1 and 2. The meet to qualify for


Senior Profile

Name: Samantha Boetger Activities I’ve been involved in: Yearbook (4 years), Newspaper (Senior year) Future plans: My future plans are to attend DMACC in Ankeny for two years and get my associates degree, then transfer to the University of Iowa and major in something in journalism. While living in Ankeny, I plan both go to

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Carnaby Club Performed Their 50th Show

On April 28 and 30, the Pella High drama department, band department, and orchestra put on the Carnaby Club in the East gym. It originally began as a collaboration effort between the vocal and band departments. However, in recent years, it has become a collaboration between the orchestra, band, and drama departments. Students who are


5 Things Every College Dorm Room Needs

I have compiled a list of five of the most important dorm room items. These items provide college students with the ability to make their lives easier. The list is not ranked in any specific order. Coffee Maker: Whether it be drip coffee, espresso, or a Keurig, college students need coffee. Not only do they


In the Mind of Gabi

Wanderlust; what is this word? The word that’s so often seen in people’s Instagram biographies or maybe tattooed on people’s forearms with cute little stars surrounding it. It’s not just a basic word that girls use to seem mystical. To put it simply, this word describes people who feel as though they are stuck where


Senior Bellara Huang plans trip to Russia

Senior Bellara Huang has been learning Russian during her time in high school. She took classes at Bryn Mawr college during the summers after her freshman and sophomore years. The summer of her junior year, Huang took advanced Russian at Columbia University. “I became interested in Russian through music. Growing up, I have always enjoyed


Real Talk with Sammy

Here we finally are, the last day of my senior year. Finally wrapping our heads around the fact that we can almost sleep all day if we please or stay up late and do whatever teenagers do during the late hours of the night. The summer that lies ahead of me has been impatiently anticipated.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Coming into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. It’s a sequel, so of course it’s not going to be as good as the original, but it’s a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The first one was so good, even if the second one doesn’t quite compare, it too


Athlete Interview: Tyson Wassenaar

What sports have you all played during your four years of high school? I have played basketball, football, and track all four years. I also played tennis as a freshman. Which sport have you enjoyed playing the most? I really enjoy track the most. It is really comforting to be in the ring by myself.


Seniors’ Advice for the Underclassmen

We are going to be really honest… high school wasn’t that bad. Wasn’t great, but not too shabby. Let’s put it this way, we will not be too sad when we graduate. We did make a lot of friends along the way, and we did learn a few things here and there. Yes, high school


Without the Quill

Creative Writing is a junior and senior English elective class, where students explore many genres throughout the semester, including spoken word, flash fiction, poetry, narrative, short story, and even the graphic novel. As students have pushed and developed their writing skills, they have increased their ability to impact a reader. Whether through laughter, tears, or

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