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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

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Outside Stress Influences Perceptions of the World

Valerie Fowler, Managing Editor // Published December 17, 2021
“So, being inclusive helps us all to live in a better and more beautiful world. And personally, I just believe that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and dignity. Everyone deserves to live their truth, to live as the full expression of themselves with the only caveat being that you are not harming someone else,” Boyd said. “I think the more we learn in general, the better we collectively become.” 
Effects of School Stress on Students

Effects of School Stress on Students

Andrea Melnik, Staff // Published December 3, 2021
“I am a huge supporter of going to therapy. I do, once a week, and I think it's important for people to know that I do that, because they always look at me and they're like, ‘Oh, you're a counselor, why do you need therapy?’ I think everybody can benefit from therapy, [where you] learn certain tools that can help with your emotions; we don't always know how to deal with their emotions effectively, because it's not something that's just taught.” Wiest said. 
How to be an Ally

How to be an Ally

Katie Keller, Opinion Editor // Published November 17, 2021
People can identify in a plethora of ways, but many of these identities fall under the umbrella labeled as LGBTQ+. This community incorporates many people, all of whom have at least one thing in common: they differ from their peers, whether in terms of gender, sexuality or both. But no matter how a person identifies, they are still human.
Sexual Harassment Needs to be Reported

Sexual Harassment Needs to be Reported

Andi Weigand, Editor-in-Chief // Published November 16, 2021

Side comments. Inappropriate jokes. A text sent with suggestive language. Students engage in conversations day in, and day out, but how much of that conversation could verge on sexual harassment?  There...

This Is Not Okay

Anna VanderLinda, Staff // Published November 16, 2021

How often do you think incidents of racism happens at school?   Perhaps you’ve experienced it or know someone that has experienced it; but what about experiencing it every...

A Good Book Sumners Hidden Gem

“A Good Book” Sumner’s Hidden Gem

Andi Wiegand, Features Editor // Published June 11, 2021

Nestled in the heart of downtown Sumner lives A Good Book.  Hidden amongst a strip of cafes and consignment shops, this gem is the beating heart of the bookworm community that spreads in the miles...

A Tale of Two Students

Christina Rhoades, Print Editor // Published February 1, 2021

The blip of the Teams meeting. The instructions to enter breakout rooms.  And the push by your teacher to turn on your camera.  All staples of online learning. As the first semester...

Climate Change and the Response

McKenna Zacher and Natalie Eychaner // Published 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...

Student Expression Explored

Student Expression Explored

McKenna Zacher, Natalie Eychaner, Parker Rosdahl, and Blaise McMacken // Published December 18, 2018

The music you listen on the way to school, the graphic on your shirt, the photographs on the wall. Expression is everywhere. It surrounds us and shapes our culture. But what would happen if it was...

Daffodil Tradition Continues

Daffodil Tradition Continues

McKenna Zacher, Managing // Published October 25, 2018

Another year, another Daffodil selection night. This year, eight senior girls and their escorts took the stage, doing a walk down to the stage called the “promenade,”  giving one-minute speeches...

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