Category: Guest Reporter

Never Give Up

by: MacKenzie Van Haaften With the ever-growing festival, Tulip Time, fast approaching, groups and organizations are starting to prepare for the large event. One of these being AcaPella, the varsity show choir at Pella Community High School. AcaPella is now performing their show, Never Give Up, at The Tulip Toren on the Saturday of Tulip […]

Pella High parking tickets investigated

Walk through the Pella High School parking lot nowadays and you’ll see little white slips of paper fluttering under windshield wipers left and right. Pella High has seen an uptick in the number of parking tickets distributed within the last two weeks. “There has been an increase in the number of tickets here recently, and […]

What Should MLK Day be About?

Martin Luther King Jr. defied the odds during his time. He had a dream for all the African Americans around the world for there to be a time when there was no racism. He was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement. King was assassinated in 1968, and the campaign for […]

Sophomores Speak Out: Video Game Addiction

Sophomore English student Nicholas Lyle enjoys playing video games in his free time, but also believes that video games can become a problem when played excessively. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up […]

Sophomores Speak Out: Teen Suicide

Sophomore student Aiden Huckstep’s Sophomores Speak Out podcast for Ms. Raymond’s class was regarding teen suicide. The semester project was to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, using statistics to back up your point. Huckstep knows the importance of understanding the causes […]

Sophomores Speak Out: Plastic Pollution

Sophomore English student Julia Smart considers herself an environmental enthusiast, and was presented with the semester project to film a video talking about an issue and connecting it to an essential question, two works from the semester, and using statistics to back up your point. Smart decided that for her Sophomores Speak Out project, she […]

Decious Shares Her Gift

Dancing around the kitchen, and singing at the top of her lungs as a young girl, Taylor Decious found a passion that she would follow throughout her middle school and high school career and possibly into the future. Decious grew up around music. She had always known her parents as singers, and her grandmother would […]

New Branches on the Grafting Tree

Soon-to-be Pella High freshman, Jonathan Burrows sat in the car on his way to Pella, his soon-to-be-home. A million questions were buzzing through his head, specifically about all the new opportunities to come. Burrows would soon learn that his grafting tree was about to add a new branch.   “I think with every move, it’s […]