Allow me to set the scene for you. Over a week ago, I was given the assignment to write a column on my high school experience for the Pelladium. I had class time everyday for the last week to complete, or even start, writing. And yet, I am laying in my bed at 12 a.m.
“Have you seen Game of Thrones?” has passed through the lips of countless superfans in the past month. For those who haven’t seen the uber-popular HBO series, this can get annoying really fast. Maybe it’s for this reason some people steer away from watching the show and refuse to watch. Well, I am here to
Even though Endgame has been out for awhile, it is still definitely worth seeing. To say that Endgame was a rollercoaster would be an understatement. One minute I was laughing, the next I was crying. I wish I could watch it for the first time again. A lot of my thoughts on the movie would
Nick Dejong breaks school shot put record. Throwing 60’5’’ on April 4th Senior Nick Dejong passed the previous record of 58’5’’ held by Garret Jansen in 2015 and qualified for the Drake Relays. Caroline McMartin breaks school 3000m race record Junior Caroline McMartin crushed Tess Roorda’s previous 3000m race record of 10:47.58 by running 10:39.62.
The Lady Dutch Soccer team has been vigorously training this season in hopes to make it to the State Tournament. The varsity team is coached by Mark Howard and consists of five seniors. According to Howard, these seniors provide great leadership for the team, especially Josie Lickteig and Grace Held. “Grace Held is an obvious
by: MacKenzie Van Haaften With the ever-growing festival, Tulip Time, fast approaching, groups and organizations are starting to prepare for the large event. One of these being AcaPella, the varsity show choir at Pella Community High School. AcaPella is now performing their show, Never Give Up, at The Tulip Toren on the Saturday of Tulip
There are so many different sports prevalent in our world today. Some are only found in certain countries, but others are found all across the world. But out of all of the world’s sports, soccer is the most popular worldwide and can be found in nearly every country. This international pervasiveness has connected two Pella
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
Jack is a sophomore, and he has been on the Pella Boys’ Tennis for two years. This year he’s on varsity. Q: What are your goals for tennis? A: My personal goals are obviously to make it to individual state with Carter Briggs for doubles, and then as a team, to make it to team
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
Many of my spring breaks consist of relaxing at home, but this year was much different. This year, I had the privilege of having a wonderful traveling experience in England, my dad’s home country. My dad is the soccer coach at Central College, and once every four years, he gets to take a trip to
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
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.
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.
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