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From the Ashes

The iridescent emerald insect seems harmless, almost beautiful, but looks can be deceiving. These creatures are wreaking havoc across the United States and in our very own community. Emerald Ash Borers are native to China, where they burrow into trees to lay their eggs. The larvae hatch inside the tree, then burrow into the center

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,

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

Apple slows down their phones. What’s the real problem?

On December 28, Apple released a statement about the intentional slowdown of iPhone 6, 6 plus, 6s, 6s plus, and SE with the 10.2.1 update. “With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown. While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may

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

Net Neutrality Repealed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

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

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

Gifted and Talented Projects

The Gifted and Talented Program is a service offered to students who are not challenged by the standard curriculum. It’s intention is to provide new opportunities to students. During the student’s sophomore, junior, and senior year, he or she can decide between either doing an independent study project or attending leadership seminars. These independent study

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