Category: Entertainment

Staying Close from Afar

During this weird time in all of our lives where it feels like we’re doing a whole lot of everything and a whole lot of nothing simultaneously, it is important to maintain our connections with others throughout social distancing and quarantine. Not only does this include platonic and romantic connections, but familial connections as well. […]

Podcast Recommendations

I’m allowed to wear earbuds at work, which has managed to turn me into a real podcast fiend in a relatively short length of time. Of course, there are probably thousands of podcasts, not all of which I have sampled. However, I feel that I have at least some knowledge of what’s out there. So […]

A step-by-step guide to baking a cake

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 […]

Valentine’s Day with your favorite couples

With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, couples are making plans to go out with their loved ones. Our school is filled with couples.  Some have been dating for a long time; some have been dating for a short time. Either way, Valentine’s Day is a special day to show someone how much you […]

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 […]

Sleep, Who Needs it?

Sleep, the elusive activity that seems unattainable to the high school student. According to Mayo Clinic, the average teen gets only 7 hours of sleep, roughly 3 hours less than the recommended amount. Experts believe that this lack of sleep is due to excessive technological use, social attitudes and activities, and a hectic high school […]

Happy Accidents with Zandra Spiker: The End of an Era

As we approach the end of the 10’s era, I find myself reminiscing on everything that has happened since 2010 began. Although I was alive for the majority of the 2000s, it isn’t really the same when a majority of your memories are watching Dora and retold stories from your family.  At the beginning of […]

Movements of the 2010s Era

2012: The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado and Washington The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington is significant due to the pressure it has put on the government for the reformation of the system. Marijuana usage has a highly unbalanced racial incarceration rate. Some see legalization as a step towards fixing the racial disparities […]

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 […]

Values of our Generation

Gen Z, Millennials, Boomers, we’ve all heard of them, but with the decade coming to an end, the Gen Z kids are all growing into adults, this includes high schoolers at PHS. Learning what to truly care about is becoming a priority. Being described as realistic, unique, ethical and fiscally responsible, the later generations are […]