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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Valerie Fowler, Managing Editor // Published December 17, 2021
“So, being inclusive helps us all to live in a better and more beautiful world. And personally, I just believe that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and dignity. Everyone deserves to live their truth, to live as the full expression of themselves with the only caveat being that you are not harming someone else,” Boyd said. “I think the more we learn in general, the better we collectively become.” 
Getting Into the Thankful Spirit

Getting Into the Thankful Spirit

Tallan Haueter, Staff // Published December 17, 2021
“I’m thankful for my teachers…for working so hard to ensure that we have a pleasant learning experience. I’m also thankful for my friends and family because they push me to be better.” said Shantanu Adekar, a junior. 
Necromancer by Joy Again - Ryan Moyer

Student Features: What song are you listening to?

Ella Drengson, Staff // Published December 16, 2021
"Necromancer by Joy Again"- Ryan Moyer
Behind the Scenes on PHSs Annual Winter Wishes

Behind the Scenes on PHS’s Annual Winter Wishes

Anna VanderLinda, Staff // Published December 16, 2021
“We [leadership] put in work for two months before we try to make it [winter wishes] all happen and it’s all worth it.” said Huetten. "I feel like it makes students feel important and like, somebody’s looking out for them, and somebody notices they need that boost of happiness."
Effects of School Stress on Students

Effects of School Stress on Students

Andrea Melnik, Staff // Published December 3, 2021
“I am a huge supporter of going to therapy. I do, once a week, and I think it's important for people to know that I do that, because they always look at me and they're like, ‘Oh, you're a counselor, why do you need therapy?’ I think everybody can benefit from therapy, [where you] learn certain tools that can help with your emotions; we don't always know how to deal with their emotions effectively, because it's not something that's just taught.” Wiest said. 
How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally

Katie Keller, Opinion Editor // Published November 17, 2021
People can identify in a plethora of ways, but many of these identities fall under the umbrella labeled as LGBTQ+. This community incorporates many people, all of whom have at least one thing in common: they differ from their peers, whether in terms of gender, sexuality or both. But no matter how a person identifies, they are still human.

This Is Not Okay

Anna VanderLinda, Staff // Published November 16, 2021

How often do you think incidents of racism happens at school?   Perhaps you’ve experienced it or know someone that has experienced it; but what about experiencing it every...

New teachers share passions

Daniela Anaya, Staff // Published November 10, 2021

  Welcome our new staff at Puyallup High school, this is Akeson, Katie This is her first year teaching. The schools she attended as a student were East Valley High in Yakima, WA, Pacific Lutheran...

Washington State Fair Jobs in Pandemic

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published October 27, 2021

The Washington State Fair is an annual event for students in the Puyallup School District, but have you ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes?   Covid-19 has affected many events including...

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