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April 20, 2019

Maggie Leach with Operation Share the Load

Maggie Leach with Operation Share the Load

At the age of nine, Maggie Leach’s family lived in an extended stay without a washer or dryer while their...
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Student Abroad: Luci Laidlaw’s Journey to England

Student Abroad: Luci Laidlaw’s Journey to England

Many of my spring breaks consist of relaxing at home, but this year was much different. This year, I had...
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2019 Student Showcase

2019 Student Showcase

Student showcase is an event held by Pella high school as an opportunity for students to show off their talents...
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Captain Marvel Review

Captain Marvel Review

I’ll be honest: I didn’t originally plan to go see Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, this is a pretty dead season for...
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Pella Jazz One competes at Jazz Champs

Pella Jazz One competes at Jazz Champs

The Pella Jazz One competed in the Iowa Jazz Championships recently on Tuesday, April 2. The event is held annually...
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Pella High parking tickets investigated

Pella High parking tickets investigated

Walk through the Pella High School parking lot nowadays and you’ll see little white slips of paper fluttering under windshield...
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Pella High apprentices signed last Wednesday

Pella High apprentices signed last Wednesday

If you’re looking to be a welder, a chef, a nurse, or an engineering assistant, you can now be part...
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Entertainment

Maggie Leach with Operation Share the Load

At the age of nine, Maggie Leach’s family lived in an extended stay without a washer or dryer while their house was built. They had to use a laundromat for six weeks and met many families that were less fortunate than theirs.  These families would sometimes have to choose between food or clean clothes. “What

Clubs/Organizations

2019 Student Showcase

Student showcase is an event held by Pella high school as an opportunity for students to show off their talents and skills. The performances are centered around the band, choir, and orchestra programs. They can either be solos, duets, or small and large group productions. The showcase is set to happen on Friday, April 26

Entertainment

Captain Marvel Review

I’ll be honest: I didn’t originally plan to go see Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, this is a pretty dead season for movies, so when I wanted to escape the stresses of junior year for an hour or two I opted to see Captain Marvel rather than Wonder Park or Dumbo. I was neither disappointed nor impressed.

Clubs/Organizations

Pella Jazz One competes at Jazz Champs

The Pella Jazz One competed in the Iowa Jazz Championships recently on Tuesday, April 2. The event is held annually on Iowa State’s campus. Sixty bands from the state qualify to compete every year based on class. Pella has done very well historically, celebrating 18 championship titles in the 40 years of the ensemble’s existence.

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Pella High parking tickets investigated

Walk through the Pella High School parking lot nowadays and you’ll see little white slips of paper fluttering under windshield wipers left and right. Pella High has seen an uptick in the number of parking tickets distributed within the last two weeks. “There has been an increase in the number of tickets here recently, and

News

Pella High apprentices signed last Wednesday

If you’re looking to be a welder, a chef, a nurse, or an engineering assistant, you can now be part of a program that will give you all the training and experience necessary to start working and making a living straight out of high school. “Apprenticeship is earn while you learn,” said principal Eric Nelson

Entertainment

Top Shelf Insta Campaign

Due to Top Shelf’s clever instagram campaign, Top Shelf is a very popular place right now for our Pella high students. Top Shelf serves protein/nutrition food, shakes, and teas. Their hours are from 6:30 am to 1 pm. They are great for post workouts because they help you restore your strength. They are nutritious and

Entertainment

What to do before you graduate

If you aren’t a senior, this article doesn’t really pertain to you, but if you are, listen up. Graduation is coming up soon. We already picked up our caps and gowns. If you are like me, you are just counting the days until we’re done. Here’s a list of things you might want to consider

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Entertainment

My take on Marie Kondo

There’s no way around it, my closet had become a disaster zone. It wasn’t so much that I had an unmanageable amount of clothes, it was more so the fact that I didn’t have any good way of managing them. Having recently watched the Netflix series Tidying up with Marie Kondo, I was feeling inspired.

Entertainment

The Prom Experience: Boys VS Girls

I started planning for prom months before April 6. First, I got my dress. Then I bought jewelry, found heels, planned out makeup and hair, and had my nails done. My prom date, on the other hand, bought his tux, and that was it. How about the day of prom? The following is a comparison

News

New York Times

What is the Mueller Report? and Why it’s Important

The Muller Report has been all over the web recently, but many people don’t know what the Mueller Report actually is and why it’s important. What is the Mueller Report? The Mueller Report is the report assembled by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on whether or not there was collusion between the President of the United

Life

No-nonsense Podcast with Gunner Reed and Matthew Dekoning

This is the first No-nonsense podcast, the first attempt at trying to make a podcast funny and “informational.” The hosts’ are Gunner Reed and Matthew Dekoning and they take the time to share their stories and reflect on past decisions.

People

Pella Boys Swimmer Profile: Carter Briggs

Pella High School has swimming as a winter sport just like basketball, bowling, and wrestling.  Senior Carter Briggs won districts and made it to state. Briggs was excited and proud that he got 1st place on the 100 breaststroke at the districts meet. He won with a time of 1:02.08, which is his best time.

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