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
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
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
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
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
October is spooky month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Halloween, and on November first, Halloween is over and people move on. December should be Christmas month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Christmas, and afterwards, they move on. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t approve of
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
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
The boys’ swim season has started, and Pella has two participants, senior Carter Briggs and junior Jacob Nedder. These boys take part in the NCMP (Newton, Colfax Mingo, and Pella) Boy’s Swim Team. Briggs has been swimming for six years, while his teammate Nedder has been swimming for eight. According to Nedder and Briggs, swimming
Since its inception four years ago, Spanish teacher Paloma Soria has been bringing Spanish language students to the Spanish Quiz Bowl. However, since this is Soria’s last year teaching at Pella High, this year’s Spanish bowl was her last. The Spanish Quiz Bowl happens every year at Central College. “It is a state competition about
The Pella High English department tried three different types of La Croix sparkling water and gave it a new name. See Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Whittington, Mrs. Williams, Mr. Mastbergen, and Ms. Blanton try them out and react to the flavors. Youtube video below.
As the class of 2019 reach the legal age to vote, their political opinions start to make a difference. A poll was sent out asking if they are eligible and if they made their vote count for the 2018 midterm election. Here are the results.173 seniors were sent the Google Form, 45 replied.
Olivia Habinck, President of College and Young Democrats of Iowa (CYDI), was interviewed by reporter Zoe Card after 2018’s midterm elections. Habinck encourages everyone to learn more about their program by going to the link below. Q. How did you get involved with CYDI? A. I got involved with the Iowa Democrats around 2016 before
Due to the daunting popularity of the show, The Sound of Music is a difficult show to put on as a high school performance. However, the cast of the show handled this pressure and put on a quality musical. The vocals and acting made the play enjoyable for all audiences. From the adorable children in
In our current political environment, it has become difficult to distinguish the difference between ‘fake news’ and respectable journalism. Many politicians, such as President Trump, have presented media producers and journalists as enemies of the people whose main goal is to spread lies and deceit. However, according to American journalist Brian Ross, this simply isn’t