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Ready Player One Movie Review

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan as the main character, Wade Watts. The plot (without spoilers) is about Wade in the year 2045.   His avatar in a virtual reality world called the Oasis is called Parzival. The creator, who has died 5 years previous to the present day in

What has been done since the Parkland Massacre?

Two months have passed since Parkland’s horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, students from the school and around the country have come together to demand change from our lawmakers and the NRA. The March for our Lives team orchestrated a nationwide movement studded with top hit celebrities. But on the

Essential Oils Article

There has been some discussion on whether Essential Oils are good for you or not. There are several people that believe that they are not good for you, but they can help you feel healthy and relaxed. You can use oils in different ways such as applying them onto your skin, diffusing them, or put

The Price of Politics

I love politics! Current and future voting members of America need to keep track of it. However, I feel like our society focuses on much on politics, making us forget one very important thing: we are all people. Politicians love to split people into groups: minorities, majorities, Republicans, Democrats, etc, etc… Politics also loves to

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,

Little Talks With Lily

There’s a moment in writing a column for a student news publication in which you think to yourself, ‘Man, is anyone even going to read this?’ The answer, of course, is yes. We do an editing circle, plus anything written for the newspaper or web has to be approved by our instructor. Somehow, however, that

Feminism

In 1919, women gained the right to vote, ending their struggle for voting equality. Women finally had a right to have a say in their government, a move that was seen by many as the first step to acknowledging women as equals in society. Our society progressed by leaps and bounds since then, but our

And the Oscar Goes To…

With 24 different Oscar categories and 64 total movies up for Oscars, it’s nearly impossible to see every one of them. Of the nominations for Best Picture, I saw Lady Bird, Call Me by Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. All of these movies are rated R, so if you aren’t seventeen, make

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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