The Viking Vanguard

Why Die Hard is a Christmas movie

Mason Giustino, Executive Producer

December 19, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, A&E, Features, Opinion

The holidays are a time for family, friends and taking time to be grateful for what you have. All of these things are represented in popular Christmas movies such as Elf, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and so on. But my favorite one by far is the one and only 1988 classic Die Hard. T...

Weekly Artist Feature: Drew Whitney

Weekly Artist Feature: Drew Whitney

Kyla Stout, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features, Photo

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Exchange Students Adjust

Natalie Eychaner, Sophia Spoja, Features, Staff

December 17, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features, Viking Student Media

Foreign exchange students have added to the diversity and culture here at Puyallup High School. Six seniors and two juniors joining PHS from Spain, France, Japan and Italy have left their home countries for a year to experience culture in America. Studying abroad also means leaving your family...

Fun Holiday activities around Washington

Mariah Perez, Staff

December 11, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features, Print Publication

Seattle Center Winterfest If you’re looking for something fun to do over winter break, Winterfest has it all. You can go ice skating, watch a master ice sculptor or explore various food and craft vendors. Many of the activities are free so this is perfect for those on a budget. Activities run un...

Weekly Artist Feature: Gabi Dunayski

Kyla Stout, Staff

November 29, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features, Uncategorized

Gabi Dunayski is a senior at PHS who is a student of Ms. Coleman's AP Art class. She exclusively works with acrylic paint throughout her works. "I describe my style as a mix of futuristic impressionism and abstract," Dunayski said. Her art is her way of journaling and is sometimes inspired by dreams...

Weekly Artist: Dyanna Rivera

Kyla Stout, Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

Dyanna Rivera is a junior at Puyallup High School and participates in AP Art. She works with graphite pencil, ink and has recently started to explore paints. "I really like design. I’ve been thinking about design as a possible career path, but I want to further explore art as a possible career in the...

Ratliff joins staff

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

Nicole Ratliff is a new nursing teacher at PHS, as well as at Emerald Ridge High School. She went to Clover Park Technical Institute for nursing and has been a nurse for 27 years and a teacher for five years. Ratliff has taken breaks in between to go back to assisted living. Ratliff  explained that her course help...

Shula new to PHS

Jacob Wyatt, Staff

October 26, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

  Michelle Shula is a sophomore and junior English teacher new to Puyallup High School this year. Like her sophomores she is making the transition to high school.   Shula attended Seattle Pacific University for her undergraduate degree and got her master’s degree through Grand C...

Velazquez shares about life

Velazquez shares about life

McKenna Zacher, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Features

The World Language department at Puyallup High School has a new face. Jennifer Velazquez is the new Spanish II teacher, currently traveling between two rooms every day. Before coming to PHS, Velazquez was a substitute teacher in the Franklin Pierce School District. While she began studying S...

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