The Viking Vanguard

Greek System Offers Influence

June 6, 2019

Modern culture projects certain stereotypes and images of the Greek system. Movies like “Animal House” and “House Bunny” have instilled the images of alcohol use and low academic success but for some recent alumni these images couldn’t be farther from the truth. Alumnus Kennedy Gilbert, me...

Senior finds voice in music

Senior finds voice in music

McKenna Zacher, Managing

June 6, 2019

When she was five, Joelle Joosten was asked to join a choir camp at her church. Although she was reluctant at first, Joosten says it was this experience that led her to remain in the young women’s choir at St. James Cathedral for the next 13 years of her life. But soon, she will be leaving it be...

Climate Change and the Response

McKenna Zacher and Natalie Eychaner

May 17, 2019

The Green New Deal Resolution proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey Feb. 7 has resurrected the debate around climate change. This increase of conversation has also sparked students worldwide to strike for action on climate change, including one in Tacoma March 15 at Wright Park....

Personality Profile: Victoria Cartwright

Claire Harkey, Legacy Graphics Editor

May 6, 2019

Sophomore Victoria Cartwright has been blind for six years. She wants to tell her story and help people understand how to interact with a blind person.     Legal blindness is a level of visual impairment defined by law to determine eligibility for disability benefits, according to All About Vision, an...

Seniors Paint Tiles

Mariah Perez, Staff

March 27, 2019

If you had been in the commons Feb. 22 you would have seen a group of students gathered to listen to music, hang out with friends and paint ceiling tiles. This gathering was part of a new tradition at PHS, started by the Leadership class. “We just started it last year. We were looking for a way ...

Days for Girls Interview

February 26, 2019

Why Die Hard is a Christmas movie

Mason Giustino, Executive Producer

December 19, 2018

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


Exchange Students Adjust

Natalie Eychaner, Sophia Spoja, Features, Staff

December 17, 2018

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...

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