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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

Mrs. Turners offers car cruise-ins every Friday. Photo by Isaac Avary.

Hometown Café Continues Legacy

Grant Huson, Co-Features Editor // Published May 3, 2023
For nearly 50 years, Mrs. Turner’s Hometown Cafe located in downtown Puyallup has been serving customers dishes that feel like home. The new owners, James and Starla Feldbush, share their experiences running the business. 
Kim Root (left) and Maggie Wall (right) share a moment together. Wall was an integral part of the Business and Marketing program at Puyallup High School. Photo courtesy of Jennifer West and Marlys Black.

Puyallup Teacher Leaves Legacy

Addison Pyun, Staff // Published April 7, 2023
Many students at PHS are aware of some of its retail outlets, such as The Viking Blend and snack shop in the atrium, but not many stop to see or wonder about one of its most historical and significant ones: The Wall.

Understanding Finances Important, Teachers Stress

Laci Doman, Co-Features Editor // Published March 17, 2023
As you go through high school and become an adult, knowing about finances and how to think about them is important. 

District Band Provides Experiences Outside of School

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor // Published March 7, 2023
The music that the group plays is varied, with a setlist including traditional Caribbean music, soundtracks from the movies, music written especially for the steel pan, and even music you might expect to hear on the Top 40 radio stations.
Shop Owner Shares Gratitude

Shop Owner Shares Gratitude

Grant Huson, Features Editor // Published March 6, 2023

Do you want somewhere to stop and try new food?   Want to enjoy ramen and spend time with your buddies?   My Lil’ Cube is a great place to relax and eat while hanging out with...

Alumni Reflect on Musical Experiences

Laci Doman, Features Editor // Published March 6, 2023

Graduating high school doesn’t mean you have to stop pursuing your musical passions.   2019 alumna Autumn Lyle is a senior graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland in the...

Band Provides Musical Outlet, Community

Band Provides Musical Outlet, Community

Katelyn Ervin, Co-Chief // Published March 6, 2023

If you’ve been looking to continue your music career in band, Eric Ryan, PHS band teacher, encourages you to do so, assuring you can find the room in your schedule.  “What’s unique about...

Changes Set to Come in New Year

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published January 28, 2023
The beginning of every year brings an opportunity for change. Many people set their yearly goals in early January and these goals go on to define the outcome of their year. But for some people at Puyallup High School, change is a more complicated concept. 

New Year Rings in, Providing Outlet for Predictions

Addison Pyun, Staff // Published January 28, 2023
With each passing year, people aspire to better themselves and the environment around them. They also theorize what the new year will bring and it’s become almost a tradition to do so. It can be tailored to your own niche interests or foreseen about a global event. It’s unfurled throughout social media, spread through word of mouth, and broadcast to the masses, but we rarely see it within our own community: New Year’s predictions. 

Vikings Reminisce on Past Year

Riley Newell, Co-Editor in Chief // Published January 28, 2023
As the new year continues, the need and want for growth has become apparent, but it is hard to accomplish that without first reflecting on past experiences. 
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