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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guide to Thrift Shopping

The first time can be intimidating, but really, most high school students have done it. Thrift shopping, that is. Clothes are often unorganized, messy, and falling off their hangers. Shelves are lined with antiques that look like they’d break in half in you touched them. Books and board games seem to be older than an

Not Just a Fad Diet

If you think of a basic home cooked meal, what do you think of? Does your mind go straight to an all veggie course or do you imagine pork chops, corn, applesauce and mashed potatoes? When the typical Iowan thinks of food, they don’t immediately imagine a vegetarian meal. The facts about people who eat

Ebeling Awarded with Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Pella Community’s superintendent, Greg Ebeling, was named the Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. Each year, each state names a state superintendent of the year. Ebeling was nominated by his peers as the Iowa Superintendent of the Year for 2018. In late summer/early fall, he went through an application and

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