The Viking Vanguard

Music students earn Solo and Ensemble recognition

Megan Jamora, Staff

April 1, 2020

At the end of February, many PHS students were victorious after winning multiple categories at the Valley Region Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Each year, hundreds of band and orchestra students compete in the regional contest for a chance to go to the state-level competition annually held at Cen...

District Policy

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

March 3, 2020

What are the classroom rules set in place by the district?  Why are they there?  How does the staff and student body of PHS feel about them? At the district level, there are policies set in place intended to maintain control and order in the classroom. The school district polic...

Temperature Changes Impact Learning

Temperature Changes Impact Learning

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

A whoosh of humid air rushes through the open window.  The humming of the numerous fans fill the fifth period silence.  Sleepy eyes sprinkle the classroom. Lethargic movements become the pace of the room.   As the cold weather sets in, the differences between classroom te...

The Addams Family Play Astonishes Audience

Paige Taylor, Staff

January 8, 2020

For this year's Puyallup High School musical was the classic Addams Family. The dates for the performances were Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23.  The original director of the musical is filled with many jokes, laughter and a clever plotline.   This year's cast had around 30 actors with nine ...

PHS Rocks!

MJ Hampton, Staff

December 11, 2019

 PHS Rocks! is a science club that studies rocks, astronomy and geology. They meet in Portable 10 on the first Monday of every month and hopes to make some fun trips to places like the Ape Caves and Mt. St Helens. Kristin Gerhardt, geology teacher and club adviser had a few words to say in regar...

School Board Elections

Alana Wood, Staff

October 31, 2019

 When the new school board is elected Nov.5, current president Chris Ihrig will serve out his last term.  Ihrig had three children in the district. He was a father doing the best he could by his children in terms of their education, but with all three of his children having graduated, Ihrig feels&...

Social Media and the Impact on Teens

Christina Rhoades, Features Editor

October 31, 2019

Just because it seems flawless online, doesn’t mean that it’s the whole story.  Perfect pictures don’t equal a perfect life. As the internet and social media become even more of a staple and a necessity in everyday life, teenagers grow a dependence on it. It becomes a crutch in their...


Valerie Fowler, Staff

October 1, 2019

FCCLA is a leadership and community service club advised by teacher Cassie Mueller that meets every Thursday in room 105 after school at 2:35 p.m.  “We find ways to help out in our community, in the school, or outside it. We find a need and a way to fill that need,” Mueller said.  ...

Another glimpse into back to school

Reagan Aho, Sydney Lewis, Jackson Roberts, Viking Student Media

September 19, 2019