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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

Students March to Sparks to Celebrate MLK, Jr.
Students March to Sparks to Celebrate MLK, Jr.
Milana Sharipova, Staff // Published January 27, 2022
“It's really easy in a predominantly white environment for us to get comfortable and feel like everything's okay, but in speaking with and listening to our historically marginalized students, there’s some work to do at PHS to make sure that every student feels welcome and safe,” Ridenour said. “And I really hope that our student body recognizes that this is an opportunity to learn and grow as a community and better ourselves and is open to that message of growth.” 
PHS Suffers Loss
PHS Suffers Loss
Published January 27, 2022
Grad Requirments
Senior Info for Graduation
Published January 27, 2022
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“No way home” poised to continue shattering records
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.

Local Gems: Fat Zack’s Pizza Review

Local Gems: Fat Zack’s Pizza Review

Published December 16, 2021

 “Thank you for all your support. We wouldn’t have been able to grow this much without the love and support of everyone who eats our pizza and we’re grateful for you,” Zach John said. 

Halloween Kills Tops Charts

Published November 12, 2021

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Cheer Preps For State
A Message From a Senior Viking
Girls swim wraps up season with ninth place at State Meet, new school record

Girls swim wraps up season with ninth place at State Meet, new school record

Published November 14, 2021

Student athletes share perspectives

Student athletes share perspectives

Published November 10, 2021

There are so many different traditions schools hold, but what is one of the biggest at Puyallup High School?   Game days.   But who are the players behind their scores? Who are they really? What are their goals? How do they plan to reach those goals? 

PHS Student-Athletes and COVID-19

Published November 10, 2021

PHS Athletic Director Kelly Susee says COVID-19 has tripled the work for school’s athletics. “There’s just so many…guidelines that the Department of Health has given us that we need to implement…to make sure that our athletes are safe…It’s for student-athletes but it’s also for fans,” Susee said

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ADHD on the Developing Brain
A Message From a Senior Viking
Getting Back Into to the Holidays
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Local Gems: Pink Chandelier; gift shop and soon to be café

Local Gems: Pink Chandelier; gift shop and soon to be café

Published January 27, 2022

“We’re actually building a little day café, so you’ll be able to come down and have coffee, tea, and pastries,” Wilson said. “We’re hoping that our grand opening will be the first weekend of spring... We will have a grand reopening, a ribbon cutting that first weekend of spring”. 

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Published December 17, 2021

“So, being inclusive helps us all to live in a better and more beautiful world. And personally, I just believe that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and dignity. Everyone deserves to live their truth, to live as the full expression of themselves with the only caveat being that you are not harming someone else,” Boyd said. “I think the more we learn in general, the better we collectively become.” 

Getting Into the Thankful Spirit

Getting Into the Thankful Spirit

Published December 17, 2021

“I’m thankful for my teachers…for working so hard to ensure that we have a pleasant learning experience. I’m also thankful for my friends and family because they push me to be better.” said Shantanu Adekar, a junior. 

Student Features: What song are you listening to?

Student Features: What song are you listening to?

Published December 16, 2021

"Necromancer by Joy Again"- Ryan Moyer

Behind the Scenes on PHS’s Annual Winter Wishes

Behind the Scenes on PHS’s Annual Winter Wishes

Published December 16, 2021

“We [leadership] put in work for two months before we try to make it [winter wishes] all happen and it’s all worth it.” said Huetten. "I feel like it makes students feel important and like, somebody’s looking out for them, and somebody notices they need that boost of happiness."

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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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VNN Nov. 4, 2021
Camille Rivard, Multimedia Editor // Published December 3, 2021

VNN Nov. 1, 2021
Camille Rivard, Multimedia Editor // Published December 3, 2021

The Helm Nov. 4, 2021
Camille Rivard, Multimedia Editor // Published December 3, 2021

VNN Nov. 1, 2021

Published December 3, 2021

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