Category: Life

My Skin Care Journey

So I struggled a lot with my skin and it just seemed as if no matter what I did, my skin would always react to everything. I went to the dermatologist and the product she gave me to try didn’t help either. I finally found a combination of products that work for me recently and […]

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 […]

Disney Live Action Movies

By Tucker De Jong Disney has been releasing “live action” versions of their famous movies from the 90’s. But even though they make a lot of money, does anyone really like them? Some say yes, but I say no. The only reason I would go to one is if I like the original. And that’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snow, Snow, and even more snow

I am fairly new to the freezing cold temperatures. I lived in Alabama for the majority of my life and let me tell you the coldest it got was MAYBE 45 degrees. I also did live in Kansas where I did have some exposure to the cold weather but nothing compared to the weather conditions […]

Pete Buttigieg Speaks at Tamory Hall

Credit to Luci Laidlaw Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg came to Pella and spoke at Tamory Hall on Monday, January 20. He first presented his ideas to the crowd and then spent the majority of the time answering questions from the audience members. Some of the main topics he covered were related to gun laws and […]

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 […]