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An Introduction to Medical Field

Leia Waggoner, Staff // Published November 17, 2023

As many CTE courses do, students interested in the medical field have an opportunity to gain hands-on training through courses aligned to industry. At Puyallup High School, four classes teach students...

Auto Tech Fosters Passion

Maddy Weaver and Evan Gibbs // Published November 17, 2023

Since Henry Ford produced the first car, more commonly known then as the automobile, the complexity that lays under the shiny hood of cars has captivated the eyes and imaginations of adults and kids alike.  Auto...

A Gateway to Photography

Reagan Jones, Photo Editor // Published November 17, 2023

Photography, like other CTE courses, is a hands-on learning experience that prepares students for their future outside of high school. In this class students learn how to use cameras, photoshop, and rules...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor // Published October 13, 2023
Near the end of last school year, it was announced that the Library Science building would close before the start of the 2023-2024 school year due to the deteriorating condition of the facility. But what is the long-term plan?   

Staff Remains Positive On Library Despite Setbacks

Anthony Geiter, Opinion Editor // Published October 13, 2023

Since 1962, the library has provided a space to find books, study and sit during lunch, before school and after school.   Now, the new location of the library fulfils many of the purposes...

Science Teachers Open Up About Closure Struggles

Maddy Weaver, Editor-in-Chief // Published October 13, 2023
AP Environmental Science teacher Katie Coats and AP Chemistry teacher Christyna Paris share the struggles they’ve been forced to overcome over the last several months and what they hope for in the near future.   

PHS Ceramics Class Closes with Building

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published October 13, 2023

One substantial change since the closing of the Library-Science Building has been the end of the Ceramics class. The new art room lacks running water, a necessity when working with ceramics and several...

Alumni Reflect on Musical Experiences

Laci Doman, Features Editor // Published March 6, 2023

Graduating high school doesn’t mean you have to stop pursuing your musical passions.   2019 alumna Autumn Lyle is a senior graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland in the...

Band Provides Musical Outlet, Community

Band Provides Musical Outlet, Community

Katelyn Ervin, Co-Chief // Published March 6, 2023

If you’ve been looking to continue your music career in band, Eric Ryan, PHS band teacher, encourages you to do so, assuring you can find the room in your schedule.  “What’s unique about...

Changes Set to Come in New Year

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published January 28, 2023
The beginning of every year brings an opportunity for change. Many people set their yearly goals in early January and these goals go on to define the outcome of their year. But for some people at Puyallup High School, change is a more complicated concept. 
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