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Memes find new meanings
Activism Goes Viral

Activism Goes Viral

April 6, 2018

To step into the public sphere in this day and age is to step into an ocean of technology. The American public is awash in smartphones, smartwatches, tablets; in blogs, posts, online forums. The tide of...

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

April 6, 2018

Two likes. Refresh. Eight likes. Refresh. 16 likes. Pause. Refresh. 27 likes. And so the process goes. Studies show that people can get addicted to social media in a similar way they can...

Impact of Black History Month Explored

Impact of Black History Month Explored

March 5, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, The Viking Vanguard examines different aspects of African-American culture and the way it has shaped the Puyallup School District. According to the Office of Superintendent...

Get involved in your community

December 21, 2017

Lights twinkle, presents overflow from beneath the crystalized pine tree, the scent of freshly-baked cookies wafts through the air. As metallic red wrapping paper is torn apart and beautifully-tied bows...

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Malibu Nights decent, disappointing
“A Simple Favor” Review

“A Simple Favor” Review

October 16, 2018

“A Simple Favor” is a splashy, thrilling and eccentric film that leaves the gates at 100 mph and refuses to slow down. It is the perfect blend of rom-com, mystery and psychological...

Searching Movie Review

Searching Movie Review

October 15, 2018

“Searching,” directed by Aneesh Chaganty, confirms all your fears of living in a world powered by social media. The story follows father David Kim and his daughter, Margot,...

Movie speaks to staffer

June 4, 2018

Coming out. Telling just one person the truth about who you are can be extremely scary. While watching the movie “Love, Simon” there were a lot of things that spoke to me. “Love,...

‘Infinity War’ wows

‘Infinity War’ wows

May 30, 2018

  Infinity War. Ten years, 19 films, countless characters — all building to one movie. Excitement has been building toward the April 27 release of “Avengers: Infinity...

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My daffodil experience
‘Love, Simon’ simplistic, yet poignant
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Ratliff joins staff

October 26, 2018

Nicole Ratliff is a new nursing teacher at PHS, as well as at Emerald Ridge High School. She went to Clover Park Technical Institute for nursing and has been a nurse for 27...

Shula new to PHS

October 26, 2018

  Michelle Shula is a sophomore and junior English teacher new to Puyallup High School this year. Like her sophomores she is making the transition to high school.   Shula...

How to prepare for the SAT or ACT

October 15, 2018

Velazquez shares about life

Velazquez shares about life

September 25, 2018

The World Language department at Puyallup High School has a new face. Jennifer Velazquez is the new Spanish II teacher, currently traveling between two rooms every day. Before...

Meet Puyallup’s New Counselor

Meet Puyallup’s New Counselor

September 25, 2018

Emily Williams is the newest counselor at PHS. Williams moved to the school after seven years of working at Glacier View Junior High School. Here she works with students...

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The student news site of Puyallup High School