The Viking Vanguard

The Addams Family Play Astonishes Audience

Paige Taylor, Staff

January 8, 2020

For this year's Puyallup High School musical was the classic Addams Family. The dates for the performances were Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23.  The original director of the musical is filled with many jokes, laughter and a clever plotline.   This year's cast had around 30 actors with nine ...

PHS Rocks!

MJ Hampton, Staff

December 11, 2019

 PHS Rocks! is a science club that studies rocks, astronomy and geology. They meet in Portable 10 on the first Monday of every month and hopes to make some fun trips to places like the Ape Caves and Mt. St Helens. Kristin Gerhardt, geology teacher and club adviser had a few words to say in regar...

School Board Elections

Alana Wood, Staff

October 31, 2019

 When the new school board is elected Nov.5, current president Chris Ihrig will serve out his last term.  Ihrig had three children in the district. He was a father doing the best he could by his children in terms of their education, but with all three of his children having graduated, Ihrig feels&...

Social Media and the Impact on Teens

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

Just because it seems flawless online, doesn’t mean that it’s the whole story.  Perfect pictures don’t equal a perfect life. As the internet and social media become even more of a staple and a necessity in everyday life, teenagers grow a dependence on it. It becomes a crutch in their...


Valerie Fowler, Staff

October 1, 2019

FCCLA is a leadership and community service club advised by teacher Cassie Mueller that meets every Thursday in room 105 after school at 2:35 p.m.  “We find ways to help out in our community, in the school, or outside it. We find a need and a way to fill that need,” Mueller said.  ...

Another glimpse into back to school

Reagan Aho, Sydney Lewis, Jackson Roberts, Viking Student Media

September 19, 2019

Greek System Offers Influence

June 6, 2019

Modern culture projects certain stereotypes and images of the Greek system. Movies like “Animal House” and “House Bunny” have instilled the images of alcohol use and low academic success but for some recent alumni these images couldn’t be farther from the truth. Alumnus Kennedy Gilbert, me...

Senior finds voice in music

Senior finds voice in music

McKenna Zacher, Managing

June 6, 2019

When she was five, Joelle Joosten was asked to join a choir camp at her church. Although she was reluctant at first, Joosten says it was this experience that led her to remain in the young women’s choir at St. James Cathedral for the next 13 years of her life. But soon, she will be leaving it be...

Climate Change and the Response

McKenna Zacher and Natalie Eychaner

May 17, 2019

The Green New Deal Resolution proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey Feb. 7 has resurrected the debate around climate change. This increase of conversation has also sparked students worldwide to strike for action on climate change, including one in Tacoma March 15 at Wright Park....

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