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November 12, 2018


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.  

Journalists Brian Ross speaks at annual Iowa High School Press Association

In our current political environment, it has become difficult to distinguish the difference between ‘fake news’ and respectable journalism. Many politicians, such as President Trump, have presented media producers and journalists as enemies of the people whose main goal is to spread lies and deceit. However, according to American journalist Brian Ross, this simply isn’t

Will the youth turn up to the midterm election?

Only 50% of the youth that were eligible to vote, voted in the 2016 general election. This year, the midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, November 6, and there have been promises made by youth organizations that they are ready to go to the polls and support whichever candidate supports their future. One major

Tulip Time Court Nominees 2019

Kaylin Vos  Nominee Bio I’m involved in AcaPella show choir, marching band, the school musical, All-State singers, and National Honor Society. Outside of school, I love to sing, read, travel, and make art (bad art, but still art!). How are you preparing for the competition or coronation?   The biggest challenge of the competition for

Blood Drive at Pella High

Blood Drive This year on November 8, Pella High is hosting the first of two blood drives this year with LifeServe Blood Center. LifeServe serves most of Iowa, including our own Pella Regional Hospital, as well as 120 other hospitals. Typically 60-70 students, staff, and other Pella residents sign up for the blood drive. To

Iowa’s Mental Health Crisis

In recent years, mental health has been a growing concern for both adolescents and adults. As of 2018, Iowa is the second worst state for mental health treatment and care. Iowa consistently ranks in the bottom five in all mental health categories, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Governor Kim Reynolds’ Stance Governor

#MeToo Today

The #MeToo Movement The #MeToo movement was started back in 2006 by Tarana Burke. The goal was to give a voice to people of color (POC) that have been affected by sexual violence. In less than six months after the movement started, the hashtag was trending and the conversation started to roll. Their goals have

Trending apps

New apps and social media are being created everyday. These are just a few of the highly popular apps that have been trending so far this year. VSCO VSCO has been one of the biggest trending apps this fall. It’s a photography app where you upload or take photos while adding filters and using other

Pella High backpack ban explained

Recently at Pella High School, a no backpack has been put in place. Students will no longer be allowed to bring backpacks into classrooms and are required to put it in their locker, in the morning before classes start. Schools across the nation have started to implement this rule, and many have started to question

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