Author: Amy Blanton

Lily gets baked

Baking is one of those things that seems pretty daunting at first. But in my experience, baking is totally doable. Why bake? Well, the primary reason is to eat! There’s nothing more satisfying that sampling your creations. Also, home-baked goods are an excellent way to impress family, friends, and everyone else in your life. I […]

Experiencing the Caucus

Having recently turned 18, I was super excited to caucus for the first time. I’m glad I got the opportunity before leaving for college because Iowa is a particularly important state when it comes to caucusing. Because Iowa is the first to caucus, the results tend to set the tone for the rest of the […]

A Healthy Dose of Nostalgia

Jetpack Joyride Jetpack Joyride, the iconic obstacle-dodging game, was released in 2011. In Jetpack Joyride, you play as a squarish, bearded man whose soul purpose is to dodge a barrage of obstacles and lasers and to collect coins. Who is this man, and why is he on the run? Nobody knows. However, if you are […]

Trio & One

Trio & One is Pella’s hottest new band, coming right out of Pella High and featuring seniors Grayson Parisee on keyboard and trumpet, Jack Stratton on bass,  Jake Schulte on vocals, and junior Issac Piersma on drums.  The band was first dreamed up by Piersma and Stratton after they had the opportunity to play in […]

Guide to Fall Fashion

As hot girl summer comes to a close, Christian girl Autumn begins. I don’t know a single thing about fashion, but I do know about comfort, and during autumn, comfort is the name of the game. So let’s get cozy with the top three items of autumn. Fuzzy Socks I’m not really sure when, but […]

Avengers: Endgame Review

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 of self-love, so if you’re single this Valentine’s day, here are five snazzy things to do. 1. Take a nap It’s no secret that today’s teenagers are chronically sleep deprived. I’d put a statistic here, […]

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 […]