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Memes find new meanings

Memes find new meanings

May 29, 2018

In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins described a meme as a “self-reproducing” cultural idea shared between organisms. Today, the word meme has transcended its...

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...

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Off Topic episode three: ‘Love on a Leash’

December 18, 2018

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships Review

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships Review

December 18, 2018

British alternative band The 1975 are back after a two and a half year gap with their third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. The first of two albums planned to...

Off topic episode one: ‘A Star is Born’

December 17, 2018

Creed II review

December 17, 2018

Creed ll is a movie which follows the story of Adonis Creed who going into the movie having only lost one fight. Adonis will fight Viktor Drago son of Ivan Drago. While Creed ll is...

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Why 2018 has been so long
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Why Die Hard is a Christmas movie

December 19, 2018

The holidays are a time for family, friends and taking time to be grateful for what you have. All of these things are represented in popular Christmas movies such as Elf,...

Weekly Artist Feature: Drew Whitney

Weekly Artist Feature: Drew Whitney

December 17, 2018

Exchange Students Adjust

December 17, 2018

Foreign exchange students have added to the diversity and culture here at Puyallup High School. Six seniors and two juniors joining PHS from Spain, France, Japan and Italy...

Fun Holiday activities around Washington

December 11, 2018

Seattle Center Winterfest If you’re looking for something fun to do over winter break, Winterfest has it all. You can go ice skating, watch a master ice sculptor or explore...

Weekly Artist Feature: Gabi Dunayski

November 29, 2018

Gabi Dunayski is a senior at PHS who is a student of Ms. Coleman's AP Art class. She exclusively works with acrylic paint throughout her works. "I describe my style as...

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