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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

Juniors: What to Know Before Your Senior Year

Maddy Weaver, Co-Editor // Published May 3, 2024

Juniors, senior year is rolling around the corner, and it's rolling faster than some may realize. With that in mind, nobody ever wants to be left in the dark on valuable information, so here are some things...

Seniors: A Final Checklist for Graduation

Sienna Hanson, Sports Editor // Published May 3, 2024

Often times, senior year is filled with Xello lessons, transcripts, career exploration and decision-making skills. A number of school experts share their advice for pairing a successful graduation with...

Sophomores: Financial Literacy Joins Courseload

Dylan Sandstrom, Web Editor // Published May 3, 2024

A new graduation requirement impacting the Class of 2026 and beyond begins to affect course scheduling starting next school year.  A semester-long Financial Literacy course is open to juniors and seniors...

Campaign Connects Community

Reagan Jones, Opinion Editor // Published March 15, 2024

From a small hashtag to a full campaign with events and activities that help the community, Julie Door’s “Love my Puyallup” campaign has brought the people of Puyallup closer together and gives a...

Key Club Provides Key Services

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor // Published March 15, 2024

Throughout the year, you’ll probably notice events like the Food Drive or the upcoming Book Drive. Key Club, advised by English teacher Brody Howe, plays a large role in making these events happen.  “I...

Freshmen Share Hope for Upcoming Year

Grant Huson, Co-Chief // Published February 7, 2024

As the second semester comes to a halt, a fresh new start begins for all students across the district.   Freshman Allydiana Bays shares her experience in 9th grade and her hopes for high school and...

The Story Behind the Legacy

Maddy Weaver, Co-Chief // Published February 7, 2024

Hope. Noun: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.   Verb: wanting something to happen or be the case.   Neither of these definitions provide a clear understanding...

Alumna Shares Struggle, Resilience

Katelyn Ervin, News and Features Editor // Published February 7, 2024

Alumna Victoria Cartwright often volunteers at local hospitals and elementary schools to educate and raise funds for childhood cancer, more specifically, medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer Cartwright...

Alumna Shares Perspective

Katelyn Ervin, News and Features Editor // Published December 20, 2023

Lauren Adler is a former Viking who graduated in 2007.   Now a Puyallup councilwoman-elect, Adler reflects on her time at Puyallup High School and shares a peak into life before social media was a...

Puyallup Traditions Change Over Time

Reagan Jones, Photo Editor // Published December 20, 2023

From the Alumni Assembly to Homecoming and the Lip Dub, PHS has many traditions that connect the students and community together. The one distinguishing feature is how these traditions have changed and...

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