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A Tale of Two Students

Christina Rhoades, Print Editor // 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 // 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

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 // 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...

Memes find new meanings

Memes find new meanings

McKenna Zacher, Managing // May 29, 2018

In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins described a meme as a “self-reproducing” cultural idea shared between organisms. Today, the word meme has transcended its...

Activism Goes Viral

As generations enter the digital age, social media has become a tool for millenials to connect and advocate for social justice. The Viking Vanguard explores the positive and negative aspects of social media platforms.
Emily Van Bergeyk, Managing // April 6, 2018

To step into the public sphere in this day and age is to step into an ocean of technology. The American public is awash in smartphones, smartwatches, tablets; in blogs, posts, online forums. The tide of...

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

Haley Keizur, Chief // April 6, 2018

Two likes. Refresh. Eight likes. Refresh. 16 likes. Pause. Refresh. 27 likes. And so the process goes. Studies show that people can get addicted to social media in a similar way they can...

Impact of Black History Month Explored

Impact of Black History Month Explored

Andrew Flury, Staff // March 5, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, The Viking Vanguard examines different aspects of African-American culture and the way it has shaped the Puyallup School District. According to the Office of Superintendent...

Get involved in your community

Haley Keizur, Chief // December 21, 2017

Lights twinkle, presents overflow from beneath the crystalized pine tree, the scent of freshly-baked cookies wafts through the air. As metallic red wrapping paper is torn apart and beautifully-tied bows...

School shootings—Tragedy, Preparedness, an Uncertain Future

Emily Van Bergeyk, Managing // October 27, 2017

Las Vegas. Orlando. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook Elementary School. These names, forever ingrained in America’s memory, represent the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. And names...

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