The Viking Vanguard

2016 senior gift discussed

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

June 8, 2016

At the end of every year, the senior class donates their remaining funds towards a gift that will be left for the following years. The senior class officers decides what the gift will be, however this decision will not be made...

Freshman 15 preventable by healthy eating

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

June 8, 2016

Most students have heard of the issue of weight gain in college that is commonly known as “Freshman 15.” This weight gain is not predetermined and can be avoided in part by making healthier life choices, according to school...

‘Batman v Superman’ battle; audience loses

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2016

Sometimes when a movie is created and executed poorly, reviewers liken the movie to watching a train wreck. In the case of “Batman v Superman,” a better metaphor would be watching a pile of garbage that is sitting on a train...

School evaluated by admin

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2016

In the past three years, PHS has seen a change in its administrative team every year. Seniors graduating this year have not had the same high school principal for their duration at the school. Superintendent Timothy Yeomans...

Eating disorders, perceptions plague men as well as women

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2016

Eating disorders and body image issues (such as found in a body dysmorphic disorder) tend to be seen as female-based disorders. These kinds of disorders, however, are not exclusive to females. Dr. Marc Aversa describes the...

Student selected as delegate

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2016

It is often unlikely that a high school student would become a political delegate for a political party and yet one student at PHS has done just that. Senior Joel Gage has become one of two Republican delegates for his precinct,...

Tolo glows with success

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2016

In the past two years, the Tolo dance has been canceled each year. In the past, the leadership teacher has canceled it due to low ticket sales. This was not the case this year as Tolo was held Friday, Feb. 19. Over 500 tickets...

Portfolio due date approaching

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2016

The portfolio, the dreaded portfolio, is almost due. In about a month, seniors will have to have their entire Culminating Project completed and ready for Senior Boards. That means, if you have not completed any of the portfolio,...

Marvel’s Jessica Jones impresses staffer

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

December 1, 2015

Gwen Roberts “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is an outstanding show. It is a violently unique addition to Netflix’s recently produced run of TV shows that include “Marvel’s Daredevil.” As the name implies, “Jessica Jones...