The Viking Vanguard

Technology: the craving, the cure

Sky Kim, Staff

June 20, 2018

It is safe to say that the influence of technology on society is rapidly growing and it plays a big part in our daily lives; especially that of teenagers. When you go anywhere, you can easily see teens glued to their phones rather than talking to one another. This behavior can be defined as technology ad...

Movie speaks to staffer

Hannah Palmer, Multimedia

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, Simon” follows Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, through his coming-out journey and how he deals with diffe...

DECA Competes Nationally

 Ben Rodriguez, Carisa Steimle, Dharma Shah and Toren Herrick pose in front of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium at the national DECA competition in Atlanta, GA.

Natalie Eychaner, A&E

May 30, 2018

Puyallup High School has a long history of competing and succeeding at high levels. This year’s DECA students Carisa Steimle and Dharma Shah, both juniors, did not disappoint. Distributive Education Clubs of America, also known as DECA, is a club that teaches students business and marketing skills...

‘Infinity War’ wows

'Infinity War' wows

McKenna Zacher, Managing

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 War” for a long time and for good reason. Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) has weaved together a multitude of characters...

Married to Music: May Edition

Married to Music: May Edition

McKenna Zacher, Managing

May 30, 2018

Married to Music is a series that takes the wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and gives it a musical flair. Something Old: As the Washington sun has started to make appearances more and more, I have been searching for songs t...

Memes find new meanings

Memes find new meanings

McKenna Zacher, Managing

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 original definition, becoming a dominant impact on American society. Many encounter some sort of meme every s...

Fallin’ In Love With ‘One Kiss’

Fallin' In Love With 'One Kiss'

Megan Lynn, Chief

May 29, 2018

“One Kiss” by Calvin Harris featuring Dua Lipa is a must listen to for any electronic music lover. The Scottish DJ has returned to his original style of deep house, jazz music mixed in with techno, in this single. Harris utilizes an uplifting beat, one that you could tap your feet to, or in my ca...

Student Talent On Display

Student Talent On Display

Andrew Flury, Staff

May 29, 2018

From music to athletics to the alphabet soup of clubs--DECA, HOSA, FCCLA--PHS is full of passionate students with a wide range of skills. The Viking Varieties talent show, held March 22, exemplifies this. The talent show is a perennial feature at PHS, leadership teacher Jamie Mooring confirms. “[The...

Opportunities to Give Back to Community

Ana Myers, Staff

April 18, 2018

Johnson Heads into Track Season

Johnson Heads into Track Season

Ana Myers, Staff

April 13, 2018

Edgemont Junior High freshman Meiko Johnson is running and jumping his way to the Olympics in his future. Johnson is a member of the PHS track and field team, he runs hurdles and has been racing since fourth grade. According to Johnson, he has not always enjoyed track “I got into track in fourth...