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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

Sonic sequel takes another ring, worth watching

Katie Keller, Opinion Editor // Published April 28, 2022

“Pop quiz, hotshot. You just picked a fight with a poorly disguised hedgehog.” Lovable video game hedgehog Sonic returned to the big screen April 8 in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, two years after the first...

Newest Batman Takes Flight

Aly Ely, A&E Editor // Published April 5, 2022
This is a Batman movie that’s aware of its own place within pop culture, it does display the comic book character’s lore, only to portray it in a way that’s both substantial and daring. This script was set up for the hero to question his history as well as confront his purpose
No way home poised to continue shattering records

“No way home” poised to continue shattering records

Alison Ely, A&E Editor // Published January 27, 2022
Altogether, the movie was by far one of the best depictions of the loved Marvel comic. The pacing and plot were both exceptional, making you engaged throughout the movie. The darker PG- 13 rated material pushes Holland to burning, emotional places. His eyes flicker with the difficult moral decisions. This is what I liked most about the movie, as Holland is an amazing actor. He’s able to get the audience to either cry or laugh with him, making me thoroughly enjoy watching the character development. Another part that was my favorite was action sequences which felt more real than the previous films.
Ghostbusters Afterlife tops charts

Ghostbuster’s “Afterlife” tops charts

Gianna D'Amato, Photo Editor // 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 Zacks Pizza Review

Local Gems: Fat Zack’s Pizza Review

Anju Wagner, A&E Editor // 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

Tyson Sellers, Staff // Published November 12, 2021

“Halloween Kills,” based off previous 2018 film “Halloween,” is one of my top five Halloween movies. This is especially for those who are intrigued by menacing slasher filled...

Coldplay album release excels

Alison Ely, A&E Editor // Published November 10, 2021

After Coldplay’s popular song “Yellow” was released several years ago, it became well known in pop culture. Hopelessly romantic and full of wonder, Coldplay begins to stay relevant and one of...

The Return of Violet Evergarden: The Movie

Alison Ely, Entertainment & Art Editor // Published October 28, 2021

Violet Evergarden: The Movie was finally released Oct.13  on Netflix after a three-month delay. The original anime series was a hit, making many people love the main character Violet (Yui Ishikawa).   The...

Venom exceeds expectations

Gianna D'Amato, Photo & Graphics Editor // Published October 27, 2021

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is a newly-released live action rendition of the popular Marvel Comics most commonly associated with Spider Man. The movie overall was enjoyable and incredibly humorous.  The...

Dear Evan Hansen: A Letter to Mental Health

Katie Keller, Opinion Editor // Published October 21, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen, Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why. Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, which has run on Broadway since July 2015, hit theaters with a movie adaptation,...

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