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February 19, 2019

Chaplin’s Resignation

Chaplin’s Resignation

On January 15th the Board of Education accepted Michelle Chaplin’s resignation, ending her time at Pella High. To show their...
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5 fun activities for single people this Valentine’s Day

5 fun activities for single people this Valentine’s Day

Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a real bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. 2019 is the year...
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Sophomores Speak Out: Video Game Addiction

Sophomores Speak Out: Video Game Addiction

Sophomore English student Nicholas Lyle enjoys playing video games in his free time, but also believes that video games can...
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Sophomores Speak Out: Teen Suicide

Sophomores Speak Out: Teen Suicide

Sophomore student Aiden Huckstep's Sophomores Speak Out podcast for Ms. Raymond's class was regarding teen suicide. The semester project was...
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Sophomores Speak Out: Plastic Pollution

Sophomores Speak Out: Plastic Pollution

Sophomore English student Julia Smart considers herself an environmental enthusiast, and was presented with the semester project to film a...
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Pella Speech Team to host 2019 district large group competition

Pella Speech Team to host 2019 district large group competition

On January 19,  Pella Community’s Speech Club will be hosting the district large group competition of 2019 at Pella Community...
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Coffee Drink Recommendations

Coffee Drink Recommendations

Christmas Cocoa- In this drink, you can really taste the cocoa in it; it’s super rich. It has a very...
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Chaplin’s Resignation

On January 15th the Board of Education accepted Michelle Chaplin’s resignation, ending her time at Pella High. To show their concern for the choir program, students and parents took it upon themselves to attend the school board meeting that addressed Chaplin’s decision to leave the school after the school year. One student concerned with this

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Sophomores Speak Out: Video Game Addiction

Sophomore English student Nicholas Lyle enjoys playing video games in his free time, but also believes that video games can become a problem when played excessively. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up

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Sophomores Speak Out: Teen Suicide

Sophomore student Aiden Huckstep’s Sophomores Speak Out podcast for Ms. Raymond’s class was regarding teen suicide. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up your point. Huckstep knows the importance of understanding the causes

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Sophomores Speak Out: Plastic Pollution

Sophomore English student Julia Smart considers herself an environmental enthusiast, and was presented with the semester project to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, and using statistics to back up your point. Smart decided that for her Sophomores Speak Out project, she

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Entertainment

Coffee Drink Recommendations

Christmas Cocoa– In this drink, you can really taste the cocoa in it; it’s super rich. It has a very strong chocolate flavor. There’s a bitter-sweet nip when you take a sip. It’s like drinking a brownie. So if you are a huge chocolate lover, this drink would be great for you. Also if you

Entertainment

Little Talks With Lily: Winter

As I approach the halfway point of my junior year, I find myself realizing something alarming. No, not that I am totally in over my head as far as classes go; I knew that from day one of junior year. The alarming thing that I’ve begun to realize is that it has become socially acceptable

People

Cheerleader Jackie Wieser goes to All-State

Senior Jackie Wieser was selected to be part of the All-State cheerleading squad.  The All-State Cheerleading team is a selected squad of only 32 cheerleaders from schools that are all across the state. Over 200 girls tryout for the squad every year. The tryouts are in October. After tryouts, the judges determine who the 32

Entertainment

Pella Student Vlogs

Josie Lickteig and Dawtrinay Hodge have been documenting their memories throughout their high school life in two different ways. Lickteig shows her experiences through GoPro videos with an aesthetic feel, while Hodge documents her school day with friends and activities. Currently, Lickteig has 70 subscribers and has 12 videos on her channel. She shares videos

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News

Meet the 2018-2019 Tulip Court

Olivia Vander Leest: Queen Olivia Vander Leest is the daughter of Kris and Wayne Vander Leest. She has an older brother Landon(19) and a younger sister Demrie(15). Olivia plans to attend either the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa to study secondary art education. “I wanted to have the opportunity to represent

Entertainment

Children Gifts of the Ages

1952 Mr. Potato Head was created by George Lerner.  It was the first toy advertised on television, and more than a million were sold in a year.  The original toy cost 98 cents and came with hands, feet, ears, two mouths, two pairs of eyes, four noses, three hats, eyeglasses, a pipe, and pieces of

Life

GoFundMe Funds Fraud

If you saw someone drop a $20 bill in front of you, would you tell them? Many people would say, “no.” That is economic greed. When someone sees a lot of dollar signs in their bank account, they automatically feel happy. Money can’t buy you happiness, but this couple thought it would. Mark D’Amico, Kate

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