The Viking Vanguard

Kassidy Hamilton Senior Photos

Paige Taylor, Staff

July 9, 2020

 When senior Kassidy Hamilton made the decision of where to have her senior photos taken, she says the choice was fairly easy. Hamilton chose a location that was one of her favorite places: her childhood farm. “Some of my senior pictures were taken on my farm where I’ve raised all my animals...

Math teachers share learning, Dr. Seuss style

Math teachers share learning, Dr. Seuss style


June 15, 2020

Math teachers Rachal Peart and Amanda Ryan showcase some of the many mathematical concepts but do so in a way that would make Dr. Seuss proud. 

Small businesses attempt to survive pandemic

Reagan Aho, Viking Student Media

June 8, 2020

Senior Ben Limric featured by Jostens Renaissance


May 19, 2020

Senior Ben Limric was invited to perform as part of Jostens Renaissance ongoing webinar series aimed at helping schools nationwide process the "new look" of graduations and senior celebrations. Limric performed a dedication medley to the Class of 2020. 

To the Class of 2020

Sydney Lewis, Viking Student Media

May 15, 2020

“Dear Class of 2020. This sucks. And even if you hated everything about high school. This still sucks. We lost our last sports seasons, our last choir, orchestra and band concerts. Our last theater productions. Our last days in the classroom. We left our school without saying goodbye. So...

Music students earn Solo and Ensemble recognition

Megan Jamora, Staff

April 1, 2020

At the end of February, many PHS students were victorious after winning multiple categories at the Valley Region Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Each year, hundreds of band and orchestra students compete in the regional contest for a chance to go to the state-level competition annually held at Cen...

District Policy

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

March 3, 2020

What are the classroom rules set in place by the district?  Why are they there?  How does the staff and student body of PHS feel about them? At the district level, there are policies set in place intended to maintain control and order in the classroom. The school district polic...

Temperature Changes Impact Learning

Temperature Changes Impact Learning

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

A whoosh of humid air rushes through the open window.  The humming of the numerous fans fill the fifth period silence.  Sleepy eyes sprinkle the classroom. Lethargic movements become the pace of the room.   As the cold weather sets in, the differences between classroom te...

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 ...