Senior Profiles

Elsie Thoreson Elsie Thoreson has participated in track all through high school. Her highlights of track throughout high school were...
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Staying Fit in Quarantine

So we are all in quarantine right now and a lot of us don’t really know what to do. Most...
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Social Distancing Affecting Climate Change

Social Distancing Affecting Climate Change

Schools are closing, workers are asked to stay home, and concerts and sporting events are put on hold to help...
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My Skin Care Journey

My Skin Care Journey

So I struggled a lot with my skin and it just seemed as if no matter what I did, my...
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Staying Close from Afar

Staying Close from Afar

During this weird time in all of our lives where it feels like we’re doing a whole lot of everything...
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The Dutch at the Well

The Dutch at the Well

Pella High is no stranger to excellence on the basketball court; this year was no exception. The Dutch made it...
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State Wrestling 2020

State Wrestling 2020

Pella High School has sent at least one wrestler to the state tournament consecutively for many years. This year was...
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Courtney Thompson the Solo Senior

Q-Since this is your 4th year playing with the Lady Dutch, which year was your favorite year to play? A-I think this has been my favorite season to play. Our team this year is very very close and that makes it very fun, but also the girls on this team work very hard and push […]

Disney Live Action Movies

By Tucker De Jong Disney has been releasing “live action” versions of their famous movies from the 90’s. But even though they make a lot of money, does anyone really like them? Some say yes, but I say no. The only reason I would go to one is if I like the original. And that’s […]

Valentine’s Day with your favorite couples

With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, couples are making plans to go out with their loved ones. Our school is filled with couples.  Some have been dating for a long time; some have been dating for a short time. Either way, Valentine’s Day is a special day to show someone how much you […]

Experiencing the Caucus

Having recently turned 18, I was super excited to caucus for the first time. I’m glad I got the opportunity before leaving for college because Iowa is a particularly important state when it comes to caucusing. Because Iowa is the first to caucus, the results tend to set the tone for the rest of the […]

Snow, Snow, and even more snow

I am fairly new to the freezing cold temperatures. I lived in Alabama for the majority of my life and let me tell you the coldest it got was MAYBE 45 degrees. I also did live in Kansas where I did have some exposure to the cold weather but nothing compared to the weather conditions […]

GRWM for Winter Formal

You may think that ALL high school girls take 5 hours to get ready, especially for a dance. However, every girl is different. In these videos, you will see the difference of how senior Cassidy Reed and freshman Tatum Tierney get ready for Winter Formal.

Pete Buttigieg Speaks at Tamory Hall

Credit to Luci Laidlaw Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg came to Pella and spoke at Tamory Hall on Monday, January 20. He first presented his ideas to the crowd and then spent the majority of the time answering questions from the audience members. Some of the main topics he covered were related to gun laws and […]

A Healthy Dose of Nostalgia

Jetpack Joyride Jetpack Joyride, the iconic obstacle-dodging game, was released in 2011. In Jetpack Joyride, you play as a squarish, bearded man whose soul purpose is to dodge a barrage of obstacles and lasers and to collect coins. Who is this man, and why is he on the run? Nobody knows. However, if you are […]

Staff Ed: The End of an Era

As the decade comes to a close, we’re thinking over the past ten years that have shaped who we are, filled us with defining memories, given us our values and passions, and have taught us invaluable lessons. For most high schoolers, this decade is really all we remember. As humans, we tend to fixate on […]

Zoe’s Farewell

Senior Zoe Card has been a member of the Pelladium Staff since freshman year. Card has mainly focused on the operation and management of the Pelladium website. She will be moving on from her role during the spring semester this year, as she continues on to new ventures, as an Iowa House Legislative Page. Card […]