The Viking Vanguard

Technology: the craving, the cure

Sky Kim, Staff

June 20, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Uncategorized

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...

Freshmen encouraged to get involved

Mason Giustino, AaLeiyah Bell, Viking Student Media

June 20, 2018


Filed under Features

DECA Competes Nationally

DECA Competes Nationally

Natalie Eychaner, A&E

May 30, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Legacy, Showcase

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...

Student Talent On Display

Student Talent On Display

Andrew Flury, Staff

May 29, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Uncategorized

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...

Washington Universities

Andrew Flury, Staff

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Washington State is home to a wide variety of colleges, ranging from large public universities to small liberal art schools. Here is a look at the most famous colleges and their locations in Washington. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1036384861364944897...

Impact of Black History Month Explored

Impact of Black History Month Explored

Andrew Flury, Staff

March 5, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Focus, Uncategorized

In honor of Black History Month, The Viking Vanguard examines different aspects of African-American culture and the way it has shaped the Puyallup School District. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, African-American students constitute 3.8 percent of the Puyallup Schoo...

Background of Black History Month

Natalie Eychaner, Features Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features

Black History Month is celebrated in many ways around the world-- but do you think about why it is celebrated or how it was started? Starting in 1926, Black History Month has evolved from the second week in February to the whole month. Looking into its past reveals a long history of pushing for African-...

Administrator, security experience racism

Jaime Goldberg, Staff

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

As African-American men, Tim Harris and Daralin Lawson say they have had to deal with racism in their life. Harris grew up in Washington State and says there were instances of conflict based on his race, some of them more subtle. “My experiences in school have been what I would call ‘passive...

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