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To Ink or not to Ink

Tattoos: a vast topic. Are they acceptable? Where should they be on the body? What should they be of? These are all questions up for debate. These questions have influenced many people in multiple ways. In the state of Iowa, it is illegal for a minor under the age of 18 to get a tattoo

Donald Trump Op-Ed

Right off the bat I am going to be quite frank with all of you; I don’t like President Donald Trump. Now please hear me out here. I am not going to tell you that he’s “Not My President” or anything of that nature. I respect his position as the President of the United States.

A Penny For Your Thoughts

I love meat. I enjoy chicken, beef, turkey, ham, and even fish. I don’t even mind the school meat. However, there are those who can’t or don’t eat meat. In fact, according to a poll I did through google forms, out of 239 people, .08 % are vegans, 2.9% are vegetarians, and 2.1 % have

In the Mind of Gabi

Everyone can be self-conscious sometimes. It can feel like everyone stares or makes fun of certain attributes. Maybe it’s a big nose or an excessive overbite; they are features that can’t be changed. Or can they? According to data the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were 230,617 teen cosmetic procedures in 2011. Cosmetic surgery

A Penny for your Thoughts

Black clothes, pale skin, hard music. These things often intimidate many people, sometimes even scare them. The Gothic subculture in our country is often seen as satanic and unsympathetic, but is this how they really are? Most people are intimidated when it comes to Goths because of how intense their style is and the supernatural

In the Mind of Gabi

I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday. It is a time that I get to see my family and spend time with them. I mean, the music is so cheery, the movies bring people together, and don’t even get me started on the food! One of the best parts of Christmas as a child was

Not Our President? Response

“Trump is not my president.” “Love Trumps Hate.” “I’m still with her.” These are a few of many signs held by vigilant protesters in wake of a new president-elect. In cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and many more, millennials and others, younger and older, banded together in a mutual disagreement against the

Not Our President?

Two days ago, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th president of the United States. As it stands right now, he is merely the president elect as President Obama has until January 20 before his term ends. Though the above is true, the nation has come out in swarms to protest the results of

A Penny for your Thoughts

This year’s election is pretty scary. I understand; no one really wants either candidate to win. Trump seems a little excessive. He acts with so little forethought it’s terrifying to think of what he would do with the power of a U.S. president. Hillary isn’t very trustworthy; her name is connected to so many scandals.

Music Man Review

(This review was written after viewing the final dress rehearsal of The Music Man on Tuesday, Nov. 1.) Pella Community High performed The Music Man for it’s musical this year, and it was directed by Michelle Chaplin. Originally composed by Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson in 1957, The Music Man is set in the fictional

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