Author: Amy Blanton

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 […]

Paloma Soria takes students to Quiz Bowl

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 […]

What to do if you’re stranded on the highway during a winter storm

The best way to prevent being stranded on the road is to listen to weather advisories. If experts recommend staying in, stay in. The best way to stay safe is to prevent dangerous situations from the get-go. However, this is not always possible, and the weather can be unpredictable. Here are five tips to help […]

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 […]

Little Talks with Lily: Quitting jobs are sometimes necessary

Before I quit my job, I was working between 20 and 30 hours a week. That averaged out to about three or four days a week of five-hour shifts, along with a couple of six or seven-hour shifts on the weekends. It wasn’t so bad at first.  I was making money, and I had more […]

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 […]