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October 19, 2018

Why Pella High Should Offer Free ACT Prep

Why Pella High Should Offer Free ACT Prep

If you’re a junior or senior, most likely you’ve already taken the ACT. I have taken it twice now, and...
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Pella High set to perform the Sound of Music

Pella High set to perform the Sound of Music

This year’s musical at Pella High, directed by choir director Michelle Chaplin, is The Sound of Music. The movie adaption...
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Girls Cross Country pushes through their season

Girls Cross Country pushes through their season

Even though the cross country team has put in a lot of effort through two-a-days in the summer and everyday...
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Trending apps

Trending apps

New apps and social media are being created everyday. These are just a few of the highly popular apps that...
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Five Great Places to Online Shop

Five Great Places to Online Shop

  Nowadays, most shopping is done online. In fact, last year 79 percent of people shopped online. Websites like Amazon...
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Zoe Card Goes to the Global Youth Institute

Zoe Card Goes to the Global Youth Institute

Every October, about 200 students from all around the world gather at the World Food Prize Headquarters for a three-day...
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Pella High backpack ban explained

Pella High backpack ban explained

Recently at Pella High School, a no backpack has been put in place. Students will no longer be allowed to...
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Opinion

Why Pella High Should Offer Free ACT Prep

If you’re a junior or senior, most likely you’ve already taken the ACT. I have taken it twice now, and have received the same results both times. The thing is I don’t know how I got the same score both times I took it. My first time I studied just a little bit and did

Sports

Photos by Pella XC Coaching Staff

Girls Cross Country pushes through their season

Even though the cross country team has put in a lot of effort through two-a-days in the summer and everyday practice, the season took a little longer to get started this year this fall. “We haven’t gotten as much racing experience lately with the weather,” said junior Ellie Roorda. With a couple rained out practices,

Entertainment

Trending apps

New apps and social media are being created everyday. These are just a few of the highly popular apps that have been trending so far this year. VSCO VSCO has been one of the biggest trending apps this fall. It’s a photography app where you upload or take photos while adding filters and using other

Entertainment

Five Great Places to Online Shop

  Nowadays, most shopping is done online. In fact, last year 79 percent of people shopped online. Websites like Amazon make shopping online easy and cheap. As rad as Amazon is, it’s always fun to mix it up. Here are six lesser-known online shopping destinations.   Store Dog Dog Store Dog Dog hosts a selection

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News

Pella High backpack ban explained

Recently at Pella High School, a no backpack has been put in place. Students will no longer be allowed to bring backpacks into classrooms and are required to put it in their locker, in the morning before classes start. Schools across the nation have started to implement this rule, and many have started to question

People

Emily Holterhaus on 2018 volleyball

Q: How does it feel to be one of the senior leaders? A: “I’m a captain for the varsity volleyball team.  The captains and I have to talk to officials before games. A responsibility of mine is to make sure the rest of the team knows where to be and what time. I have leadership

Clubs/Organizations

The Marching Dutch Rise Above

This year’s band show, titled “Rise Above,” is a concept show that is different from any show the Marching Dutch has done. The 168 member band has been practicing since July in the midday heat and every day, two weeks leading up to the beginning of this school year.  With a dancing soloist, percussion break,

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People

Pella High Homecoming King and Queen 2018

This year’s Homecoming King and Queen are seniors Luigi Lopez and Hanna Blom. Both Luigi and Hanna are heavily involved in the fine arts at Pella High. This year also marks the fourth year in a row that band kids have dominated the court. “I think band is such a great activity, because it really

Clubs/Organizations

New Pella High Apprenticeship Programs

High school is a crucial time for developing career choices and skills that will carry with students through the rest of their working lives. Many students will go onto college, but that’s not always the case. For some students, entering the workforce right out of high school suits their interests, and for others, it can

Opinion

Happy Accidents with Zandra Spiker

When I say that I run social media pages for sexual violence, people usually say “ohhh,” and pretend like it doesn’t sound crazy. Some people choose to use me as “an interesting or obscure hobby” on Human Bingo. It isn’t what people would expect a sophomore in high school to do, especially not willingly, but

Life

Pella High Student questions what student rights entail

On February 24, 1969, in the landmark case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, it was decided that students do not surrender their constitutional rights at school. But what does this mean for students today? Obviously, certain rules apply at school. While you are permitted to express your opinion according to your freedom

News

Pella High teachers turn to early retirement

Three people who have taught and impacted the students of Pella High School have decided to accept the early retirement package that has been offered to the Pella district and start a new chapter in their lives. Teachers, such as Matt Schulte, aren’t the only ones who have made the decision of retiring, Principal Eric

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