Category: People

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. […]

Pella Spring Sports Highlights

Nick Dejong breaks school shot put record. Throwing 60’5’’ on April 4th Senior Nick Dejong passed the previous record of 58’5’’ held by Garret Jansen in 2015 and qualified for the Drake Relays. Caroline McMartin breaks school 3000m race record Junior Caroline McMartin crushed Tess Roorda’s previous 3000m race record of 10:47.58 by running 10:39.62. […]

Girls Soccer Season

The Lady Dutch Soccer team has been vigorously training this season in hopes to make it to the State Tournament. The varsity team is coached by Mark Howard and consists of five seniors. According to Howard, these seniors provide great leadership for the team, especially Josie Lickteig and Grace Held. “Grace Held is an obvious […]

Soccer Connects the World

There are so many different sports prevalent in our world today. Some are only found in certain countries, but others are found all across the world. But out of all of the world’s sports, soccer is the most popular worldwide and can be found in nearly every country. This international pervasiveness has connected two Pella […]

Q&A with Boys’ Tennis Number 2: Jack Edwards

Jack is a sophomore, and he has been on the Pella Boys’ Tennis for two years. This year he’s on varsity. Q: What are your goals for tennis? A: My personal goals are obviously to make it to individual state with Carter Briggs for doubles, and then as a team, to make it to team […]

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 […]

Student Abroad: Luci Laidlaw’s Journey to England

Many of my spring breaks consist of relaxing at home, but this year was much different. This year, I had the privilege of having a wonderful traveling experience in England, my dad’s home country. My dad is the soccer coach at Central College, and once every four years, he gets to take a trip to […]

Pella High apprentices signed last Wednesday

If you’re looking to be a welder, a chef, a nurse, or an engineering assistant, you can now be part of a program that will give you all the training and experience necessary to start working and making a living straight out of high school. “Apprenticeship is earn while you learn,” said principal Eric Nelson […]

What is the Mueller Report? and Why it’s Important

The Muller Report has been all over the web recently, but many people don’t know what the Mueller Report actually is and why it’s important. What is the Mueller Report? The Mueller Report is the report assembled by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on whether or not there was collusion between the President of the United […]

No-nonsense Podcast with Gunner Reed and Matthew Dekoning

This is the first No-nonsense podcast, the first attempt at trying to make a podcast funny and “informational.” The hosts’ are Gunner Reed and Matthew Dekoning and they take the time to share their stories and reflect on past decisions.