Category: People

2010’s Language Trends

Language is constantly evolving and changing. Throughout the past decade, we’ve seen new words, the return of very old words, and words that don’t seem to have any meaning. Here’s a look at the five biggest language trends in the past decade. Selfie  This word needs no explanation, as since its 2013 induction into Webster’s […]

Happy Accidents with Zandra Spiker: The End of an Era

As we approach the end of the 10’s era, I find myself reminiscing on everything that has happened since 2010 began. Although I was alive for the majority of the 2000s, it isn’t really the same when a majority of your memories are watching Dora and retold stories from your family.  At the beginning of […]

Movements of the 2010s Era

2012: The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado and Washington The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington is significant due to the pressure it has put on the government for the reformation of the system. Marijuana usage has a highly unbalanced racial incarceration rate. Some see legalization as a step towards fixing the racial disparities […]

Show Choir Combo

This year’s show choir has had some major changes. A new director, a new choreographer, and a new routine. On top of all of that, there is a new combo director. Mr. Place, one of the three band department directors, has volunteered to lead the 11 student musicians that play behind the show choirs as […]

Trio & One

Trio & One is Pella’s hottest new band, coming right out of Pella High and featuring seniors Grayson Parisee on keyboard and trumpet, Jack Stratton on bass,  Jake Schulte on vocals, and junior Issac Piersma on drums.  The band was first dreamed up by Piersma and Stratton after they had the opportunity to play in […]

Student-Athletes plan their futures

Mason Huerter Q: Do you plan to continue playing football in college? A: I am pursuing playing football in college but have not officially decided yet. If I don’t play football, I will either attend UNI for construction management or go straight into the workforce and take online courses and get a 4-year degree that […]

All-State Q and A With Sam Burrows

Q: What is All-State? A: The All-State Music Festival is an event organized by the Iowa High School Music Association. People who are passionate about music may participate in performing with other skilled high school musicians during the event if they qualify by an audition process, and most of those who audition do so for […]

Podcast with Joseph Beukelman About World Food Prize Global Youth Institute.

Senior Joseph Beukelman recaps his experience at the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. Beukelman’s essay was over Syria and the country’s dietary diseases.

Behind the Scenes of Almost, Maine

Our newest YouTube video on the Fall play at Pella High: Almost, Maine. Uses interviews talking to the cast about what they have learned and the experience they had. as well as clips from the dress rehearsal to convey the message of Almost, Maine. 

2019 Pella Girls’ Cross Country: High Hopes

The Cross Country season is coming to an end, with only a few meets left.  Soon these girls will be done with their season. With five new freshman girls, the team size was increased and many new bonds were made.  “Cross Country this year has been the most enjoyable thing about highschool for me. I’ve […]