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Beth Watts, PHS Librarian Q & A

Beth Watts, PHS Librarian Q & A

Gracie Lucas and Emily Van Bergeyk

November 30, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Features

Q:  Why did you become a librarian?        A: “I was an English teacher for 20 years up at Edgemont Junior high and then part time librarian.”   Q: What inspired you to become a librarian? A: “I love books and I love reading and I love you...

Music Man Marches Into PHS

McKenna Zacher and Nobi Johnson, Sports Editor, Staff

November 16, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Features

The lights begin to dim. The conductor raises his baton, motioning for the start of the brassy overture, overlaid with the murmurs of an excited audience. Soon, a handful of actors make their way onto the stage, signaling the end of the overture and the beginning of the musical. The audienc...

Oh the Places You Can Go – Pike Place Market

Megan Lynn, News Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Photo, Uncategorized

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] One of the most well-known places in the Puget Sound area is Pike Place Market. From the fish throwing to the scenic views of the Sound, Pikes Place has a lot to offer. Pike is a daily farmers market and is known for...

Do Color-Coded Notes Work?

Do Color-Coded Notes Work?

Andrew Flury, Features Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Anyone who has taken a class with AP Psychology and Government teacher Matt White no doubt remembers the neurons hanging from the ceiling, the jokes and dreaded color-coded notes. Sophomores and seniors alike have pushed through pages of notebooks, cycling through a rainbow of pens to finish t...

Oh the Places You Can Go: Bradley Lake Park

Megan Lynn, News Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Features

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="20"] Bradley Lake Park, located at 531 31th Ave SE, is a great place to go running, walking or even roller-skating. The park consists of a paved trail that continuously loops around the lake, creating a runner's heaven. ...

Oh the Places You Can Go: Washington State Fair

Oh the Places You Can Go: Washington State Fair

Megan Lynn, News Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features

" order_by="filename" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] The Washington State Fair is a must do when you are in Puyallup.  Not only is the Fair an annual fall event, it is also open during the spring.  The Fair was open until Sunday, Sept. 23, 2017 and also i...

Teacher uncovers mental health

Teacher uncovers mental health

Raquel Amato, Op-Ed/A&E Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Focus, Print Publication, Showcase

Keeping yourself mentally well is a key factor in maintaining a healthy body. Health teacher Brian Grout talks about some ways to keep yourself mentally healthy throughout school and your personal life. One of the things Grout goes over is ways to deal with losses. No matter what the loss is, whether...

Foreign Exchange Students Experience America

Natalie Eychaner, Features Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features

This school year, students from seven different countries came to America to attend Puyallup High School. Although they say leaving their families behind was hard, they say they are excited to be here. “I did not want to learn English by reading books and studying in my high school so I decided...

Physical Struggles

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Putting physical health on the backburner and dealing with a lack of sleep, having poor nutrition and not consistently exercising are experiences not uncommon to today’s teenagers. Medical services manager at Comprehensive Life Resources Allison Kendziora, explains why it is common for teens to fo...

Mr. Cockle’s Guest Teacher Adapts to Puyallup

Mr. Cockle’s Guest Teacher Adapts to Puyallup

Andrew Flury, Features Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Print Publication, Showcase

Jordan Cockle’s classroom is a splash of color, sound and energy and its newest member might be overlooked. Cockle’s guest teacher, Park Young Ill, is an educational observant and physical education teacher from South Korea. Young arrived in the United States one month ago hailing from th...

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