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Media Transitions from Newspaper to Social Media

Media Transitions from Newspaper to Social Media

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Showcase

In an era where adults and teens immediately head to Twitter when a tragedy happens and go to Google when they want to search for information, one can reflect on how media has changed over the decades. As technology has improved, newspaper distribution has declined. Millennials through baby-boomers...

Looking Back At My Young Teen Years

Looking Back At My Young Teen Years

Bailee Doman, Multimedia Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under 2016-2017, Features

With the new year comes a feeling of trying to better yourself, while also looking back at the past year. Well, I go little further back in time. Back into my young preteen/teenage years. They are the years we all look back on and cringe. Our hair was bizarre, we said and did strange things and we...

Key Club Betters Puyallup Commmunity One Act of Kindess at a Time

Breanna Kivlen, Staff
December 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features

Since 1925, the Key Club at Puyallup High School has dedicated time and service hours aimed at creating awareness and advocating for the community. The club describes its mission statement as follows: "Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities...

Winter Weather Affects New Drivers

Winter Weather Affects New Drivers

Aly McGinnes
November 29, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features

With winter fast approaching, rainy and stormy weather is making its approach to Western Washington, affecting the roads and the safety of those who drive. Officer John Berg has been a part of the police force for 22 years and has seen many accidents, many of them being caused by people not knowing...

Drama Department Wraps Up “Our Town”

Drama Department Wraps Up “Our Town”

Emily Van Bergeyk, Web Editor
November 23, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Showcase

  A single lamp burns in the center of the stark stage. Its bright glow illuminates the simple props: bare wooden tables, chairs and trellises standing alone on the clean-swept boards. The excited murmur of the audience subsides as a lone figure steps onstage to remove the lamp, signaling the...

Ernst Enjoys Anime

Ernst Enjoys Anime

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Uncategorized

Junior Caleb Ernst is not just an AP student and tennis player but also a fan of anime. From Attack on Titan to Tokyo Ghoul, Ernst finds interest in many types of anime. If you are not familiar with the term, it is the abbreviation for animation and references all forms of animation in Japan. In ...

Courneya Expresses Love for Harry Potter

Courneya Expresses Love for Harry Potter

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Uncategorized

“Wingardium Leviosa.” “Lumos.” “Expecto Patronum.” Since its book release in 1997, the Harry Potter franchise has been casting a spell over its fans, one of whom being junior Lisa Courneya. Courneya enjoys the stories for a variety of reasons but mostly because of how unique they...

Sheets Discusses Star Wars

Sheets Discusses Star Wars

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Uncategorized

Since its debut in 1977, Star Wars has been a national phenomenon. Everyone has got to know Star Wars because it is part of America’s culture, at least according to junior Nathan Sheets. “I really like Star Wars. I like how you can have lightsaber fights after you watch the movie and how there...

Stephenson Obsesses Over Swift

Stephenson Obsesses Over Swift

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under 2016-2017, Features, Uncategorized

As warm tears stream down your face and screams erupt from the fans that fill the stadium, you wrap your arms around one of your favorite singers. This was the experience geometry teacher Emily Stephenson had when saw Taylor Swift in concert in 2011. Stephenson has been a fan of Swift since the release...

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