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March 24, 2019

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The Price of Politics

I love politics! Current and future voting members of America need to keep track of it. However, I feel like our society focuses on much on politics, making us forget one very important thing: we are all people. Politicians love to split people into groups: minorities, majorities, Republicans, Democrats, etc, etc… Politics also loves to

What Spring Break Should You Take?

What is your favorite season?  a) Spring           b) Summer           c) Fall           d) Winter 2. What is your favorite activity? a) Shopping           b) Surfing           c) Reading           d) Skiing     3. Do you like vacationing with friends? a) Yes     

Pella Speech Groups Selected for Allstate Competition

On February 3, the Pella High Speech team traveled to Lin Mar High School in Marion Iowa to compete at Large Group State Speech. The team received 7 straight Division I ratings, 3 overall Division I ratings, and 5 Division II ratings. Out of the 15 entries, 5 groups moved on, making 33 All-Staters. The

Fortnite Review

3.7 million people play Fortnite, which is on all current generation consoles except the Nintendo Switch. Fortnite is a Battle Royale game, much like another popular game- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Fortnite is a game designed to be a Battle Royale game. What does that mean? Think of the Hunger Games, minus the story and just the

And the Oscar Goes To…

With 24 different Oscar categories and 64 total movies up for Oscars, it’s nearly impossible to see every one of them. Of the nominations for Best Picture, I saw Lady Bird, Call Me by Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. All of these movies are rated R, so if you aren’t seventeen, make

Which Grade is Actually “The Worst”?

Which grade is actually the worst: a question that has plagued high schoolers since the inception of high school itself. According to the students of Pella High, the sophomores are. Why? According to a junior, “They’re loud and when I have classes with them, I notice they’re often disrespectful to the teacher and don’t work

Trends That Sum Up 2017

1.Dabbing The dance trend that everyone does to annoy someone else. 2.Rubbing Foundation in with anything other than a Beauty Blender. 2018 might bring out all the acne and rashes in all of us. 3.Charcoal everything We get it, you’ve been naughty for Christmas, but please don’t ruin everything we use for all of us.

Guide to Thrift Shopping

The first time can be intimidating, but really, most high school students have done it. Thrift shopping, that is. Clothes are often unorganized, messy, and falling off their hangers. Shelves are lined with antiques that look like they’d break in half in you touched them. Books and board games seem to be older than an

James and the Giant Peach Review

There was certainly a controversy when Speech teachers Suzanne Jones and Ashlee Whittington made the risky decision to tackle a musical instead of their traditional play. I’m not lying when I say that I was very nervous about how the musical was going to pan out. I am happy to say that their risk paid

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