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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Sleep, Who Needs it?

Sleep, the elusive activity that seems unattainable to the high school student. According to Mayo Clinic, the average teen gets only 7 hours of sleep, roughly 3 hours less than the recommended amount. Experts believe that this lack of sleep is due to excessive technological use, social attitudes and activities, and a hectic high school […]

Tulip Time Court Announcement: Q & A

Hanna Kendall: How did you feel when it was announced that you were Tulip Queen? I was so surprised when my name was announced! Once the shock went away, I just felt super thankful and honored that I was chosen. How did you prepare for the announcement? All the girls had to prepare a 3-minute […]

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 […]

Cultured Butter: the truth about senioritis

As I’ve been going through my senior year here at PHS, I’ve realized that senior year is very different from any other year of high school. Homework is assigned to be finished by a week or more later. Tests come up, and I need to do my own work to determine how to study. And […]

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 […]

Values of our Generation

Gen Z, Millennials, Boomers, we’ve all heard of them, but with the decade coming to an end, the Gen Z kids are all growing into adults, this includes high schoolers at PHS. Learning what to truly care about is becoming a priority. Being described as realistic, unique, ethical and fiscally responsible, the later generations are […]

NCMP boys swim team gets a new head coach

The Newton Colfax-Mingo Pella (NCMP) boys are beginning their season of high school swimming, and this year they have a new coach. Replacing Coach Sarah Patterson, who had been the head coach of the team for the past three years, Coach Steve Jones begins his first season as the NCMP head coach. Jones has had […]