The Viking Vanguard


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.  ...

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....

Personality Profile: Victoria Cartwright

Claire Harkey, Legacy Graphics Editor

May 6, 2019

Sophomore Victoria Cartwright has been blind for six years. She wants to tell her story and help people understand how to interact with a blind person.     Legal blindness is a level of visual impairment defined by law to determine eligibility for disability benefits, according to All About Vision, an...

Seniors Paint Tiles

Mariah Perez, Staff

March 27, 2019

If you had been in the commons Feb. 22 you would have seen a group of students gathered to listen to music, hang out with friends and paint ceiling tiles. This gathering was part of a new tradition at PHS, started by the Leadership class. “We just started it last year. We were looking for a way ...

Days for Girls Interview

February 26, 2019

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