Category: Opinion

Saying Goodbye to PHS

Allow me to set the scene for you. Over a week ago, I was given the assignment to write a column on my high school experience for the Pelladium. I had class time everyday for the last week to complete, or even start, writing. And yet, I am laying in my bed at 12 a.m. […]

Maggie Leach with Operation Share the Load

At the age of nine, Maggie Leach’s family lived in an extended stay without a washer or dryer while their house was built. They had to use a laundromat for six weeks and met many families that were less fortunate than theirs.  These families would sometimes have to choose between food or clean clothes. “What […]

Captain Marvel Review

I’ll be honest: I didn’t originally plan to go see Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, this is a pretty dead season for movies, so when I wanted to escape the stresses of junior year for an hour or two I opted to see Captain Marvel rather than Wonder Park or Dumbo. I was neither disappointed nor impressed. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Podcast: Sara Bennet and Rebecca Bonham on Halloween

Seniors, Becca Bonham and Sara Bennet, talk about their unpopular opinions on the topic of Halloween.

Lily and Zandra’s Podcast: Inside the Mind of Jake Paul

Jake Paul has been making videos for as long as he can remember; usually involving some form of wild antics such as pranks on his friends. He is well known for promoting his merch, whether it be for tour or his t-shirts. Some argue he goes too far in his advertising, especially for his young […]

Venom Movie Review

Venom is an action-filled, suspenseful movie. It is playing at Pella Cinemas until Thursday, October 25.  Personally, I have never really enjoyed movies that were like this. I usually enjoy romance, comedy, and horror movies. However, Venom was a really great movie with lots of plot twists, leaving you on your toes the whole time. […]

Why Pella High should offer free ACT Prep

If you’re a junior or senior, most likely you’ve already taken the ACT. I have taken it twice now, and have received the same results both times. The thing is I don’t know how I got the same score both times I took it. My first time I studied just a little bit and did […]