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May 25, 2019

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Postseason Basketball Preview

As the regular season is winding down, both the Pella boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams are finishing strong. The girls have won seven out of eight including an impressive come from behind win against Dallas Center Grimes on Tuesday, February 5. The Lady Dutch’s postseason outlook looks great, sitting one game away from State.

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,

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

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

Pella Student Vlogs

Josie Lickteig and Dawtrinay Hodge have been documenting their memories throughout their high school life in two different ways. Lickteig shows her experiences through GoPro videos with an aesthetic feel, while Hodge documents her school day with friends and activities. Currently, Lickteig has 70 subscribers and has 12 videos on her channel. She shares videos

Happy Accidents with Zandra Spiker: Christmas Month

October is spooky month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Halloween, and on November first, Halloween is over and people move on. December should be Christmas month. Everyone spends the entire month looking forward to Christmas, and afterwards, they move on. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t approve of

GoFundMe Funds Fraud

If you saw someone drop a $20 bill in front of you, would you tell them? Many people would say, “no.” That is economic greed. When someone sees a lot of dollar signs in their bank account, they automatically feel happy. Money can’t buy you happiness, but this couple thought it would. Mark D’Amico, Kate

Did the Class of 2019 vote this midterm election?

As the class of 2019 reach the legal age to vote, their political opinions start to make a difference. A poll was sent out asking if they are eligible and if they made their vote count for the 2018 midterm election. Here are the results.173 seniors were sent the Google Form, 45 replied.  

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