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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

PHS Students Work Towards Helping the Environment
Published May 13, 2022

Natural resources are being used at a faster rate than they can recover and landfills are being filled at an increasing rate. The current system of production, consumption...

Spring Break Plans for Students
Published April 5, 2022
Mask Mandate Being Lifted
Published March 9, 2022
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Newest Batman Takes Flight

Published April 5, 2022

This is a Batman movie that’s aware of its own place within pop culture, it does display the comic book character’s lore, only to portray it in a way that’s both substantial and daring. This script was set up for the hero to question his history as well as confront his purpose

“No way home” poised to continue shattering records

“No way home” poised to continue shattering records

Published January 27, 2022

Altogether, the movie was by far one of the best depictions of the loved Marvel comic. The pacing and plot were both exceptional, making you engaged throughout the movie. The darker PG- 13 rated material pushes Holland to burning, emotional places. His eyes flicker with the difficult moral decisions. This is what I liked most about the movie, as Holland is an amazing actor. He’s able to get the audience to either cry or laugh with him, making me thoroughly enjoy watching the character development. Another part that was my favorite was action sequences which felt more real than the previous films.

Ghostbuster’s “Afterlife” tops charts

Ghostbuster’s “Afterlife” tops charts

Published December 16, 2021

At the start of the movie, we meet Callie (Carrie Coon), a single mother trying to make ends meet. Her children Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), a kid genius and Phoebe’s older brother Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), who wanted to fit in with the crowd. Their mom moved them to a run down house that their absent grandfather used to own. While adjusting to living in a new environment, Phoebe discovered the basement of her estranged late grandfather, linking her and her family to the original Ghostbusters and their legacy. This discovery sets off a chain of events that lead to all hell breaking loose… literally. Now, it is their job to stop the forces of evil from escaping into the living world. There was a noticeable amount of comedy and a light hearted vibe despite the action-packed plot.

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Cheer team defends State title
Cheer Preps For State

Cheer Preps For State

Published January 27, 2022

“It’s nice that I’m a senior because I got to experience cheer my sophomore year, a completely normal season. I would say it definitely affected football, with wearing masks and just like having to be positive with all the changes and adapting guidelines, as well as taking COVID tests constantly and we don’t get live awards in our competitions which is kind of heart breaking because it’s the best part of competition, "Johnston said. 

A Message From a Senior Viking

A Message From a Senior Viking

Published December 16, 2021

Wherever the Viks travelled... we were right behind, ready to cheer them on. Friends would carpool away games and show up early to set up decorations for home games.  Our high school football games brought us together. We wanted to show up to have a blast, to represent Puyallup with an incredible school spirit. It was so special to be able to see our community—Viking's past, present and future—come together to cheer for the success of their peers, creating memories I will never forget. 

Lady Viks wrestlers place in Jaguar tournament

Published December 7, 2021

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Behind the Badge: two officers share their experiences

Behind the Badge: two officers share their experiences

Published June 14, 2022

While the public may only see the deep blue navy uniforms and the heavy vests loaded with different instruments, many do not see what happens when the flashing lights are...

Pride Month, a Time for the LGBTQ+ Community

Published June 7, 2022

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, 53 years ago, the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, New York City, was raided by police officers. Though activists had...

More than a Doodle: Artists Explore their Creations

Published June 7, 2022

For several local artists, students and teachers, art can provide many things, each piece having a special meaning and bringing something unique to their lives. Digital...

Theater family: Students Connect Onstage

Published June 7, 2022

A  bear, rabbit, piglet and donkey huddled around an owl who rattled on while everyone else drifted into sleep. However, the bear, lured by bees buzzing, wandered off...

Local Gems

Local Gems

Published April 28, 2022

  Have you been looking for a new place to hang out with your friends?  Maybe a new place to sit down and grab something to eat?  If you answered ‘yes’...

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Widmann reflects on high school experience

Published May 6, 2021

School dances provided opportunities, social experiences

Published May 6, 2021

Viking Knights, Ladies continues to be valuable experience

Published May 6, 2021

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The 2022 PHS Lipdub is here
The 2022 PHS Lipdub is here
Published September 23, 2022

    lipdub22.mp4 from Puyallup High School Renaissance on Vimeo.

'Who's Chasing Me' short film by video club
Published June 7, 2022

Last VNN Episode #55 June 6, 2022
Published June 6, 2022

The 2022 PHS Lipdub is here

‘Who’s Chasing Me’ short film by video club

Published June 7, 2022

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