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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

FFA National Convention

On October 25, over 67,000 FFA members arrived in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th FFA National Convention. The National Convention is where students from all 50 states come together and compete and learn more about agriculture. Ten recipients from Pella High School represented the Pella chapter. They went to many workshops to learn more about

Sociology Experiments

Over the course the Homecoming, people may have noticed people screaming in the lunchroom or eating ice cream with their hand. These strange social occurrences observed throughout the high school were a part of the Sociology course. The Sociology course here at Pella High School has multiple Sociological experiments throughout the year. The first one

Five things to know before applying to college

Being a senior is rough. On top of taking an advanced course load, you need to worry about applications to colleges and scholarships. If you haven’t gone through this process before, it can all seem very daunting and scary. Here are 5 tips to help you apply to college. The early bird gets the worm.

Zoe Card on Business Horizons Summer Camp

Sophomore Zoe Card was awarded a scholarship from the Des Moines Register to attend the Business Horizons Camp at Central College last summer. Zoe wrote many drafts of an application essay to send to the Des Moines Register in order to considered for the scholarship. The article that Card wrote about was how she would

How SMART Lunch is Helping Students

It seems ridiculous to say that giving students less time for education and more time to socialize at school will give them a better education. However, studies show that this is exactly what will happen. As you become older, you get fewer and fewer breaks throughout the school day. Schools across the United States are

Smart Spaces Can Improve Academics

It is hard to ignore the massive renovations that Pella High has been through the past few years. Through the construction, Pella High School has been transformed to something more reminiscent of a college campus. Students can use their free time and extended lunch hour to study, eat or relax in designated spaces. In addition

5 Ways to Recycle Your Pelladium

Every year, more than 24 billion newspapers are printed in America. For every edition of the Pelladium you read, a few hundred copies are printed. Paper waste makes up almost 16% of landfills – that’s about 26 million tons, for those of you that still aren’t getting the picture. Many people will tell you that

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