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January 16, 2019


Cheerleader Jackie Wieser goes to All-State

Senior Jackie Wieser was selected to be part of the All-State cheerleading squad.  The All-State Cheerleading team is a selected squad of only 32 cheerleaders from schools that are all across the state. Over 200 girls tryout for the squad every year. The tryouts are in October. After tryouts, the judges determine who the 32

Meet the 2018-2019 Tulip Court

Olivia Vander Leest: Queen Olivia Vander Leest is the daughter of Kris and Wayne Vander Leest. She has an older brother Landon(19) and a younger sister Demrie(15). Olivia plans to attend either the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa to study secondary art education. “I wanted to have the opportunity to represent

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

Carter Briggs and Jacob Nedder on Pella Boys Swimming 2018-2019

The boys’ swim season has started, and Pella has two participants, senior Carter Briggs and junior Jacob Nedder. These boys take part in the NCMP (Newton, Colfax Mingo, and Pella) Boy’s Swim Team. Briggs has been swimming for six years, while his teammate Nedder has been swimming for eight.  According to Nedder and Briggs, swimming

Paloma Soria takes students to Quiz Bowl

Since its inception four years ago, Spanish teacher Paloma Soria has been bringing Spanish language students to the Spanish Quiz Bowl. However, since this is Soria’s last year teaching at Pella High, this year’s Spanish bowl was her last. The Spanish Quiz Bowl happens every year at Central College. “It is a state competition about

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

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

Q and A with Lindsey Blommers

Q. What have been the high points of your season? A. Some high points from the season are that this is my senior year so it’s been fun to be a leader this year and have a team that looks up to me. This is the first year NCMP girls’ have beaten Linn-Mar ever in

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

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