The Viking Vanguard

School evaluated by admin

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2016


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In the past three years, PHS has seen a change in its administrative team every year. Seniors graduating this year have not had the same high school principal for their duration at the school. Superintendent Timothy Yeomans describes why some principals would decide to leave the school that they are...

Campus security enhanced in spring

Keionna Newton, Freelancer

April 27, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Focus

School safety is one of the top priorities of the security guards here at PHS.  According to security personnel Jim Jenkins, the increase in the number of students not following school campus rules has made safety a bigger concern. “The number of students leaving campus usually increases in ...

Eating disorders, perceptions plague men as well as women

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2016


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Eating disorders and body image issues (such as found in a body dysmorphic disorder) tend to be seen as female-based disorders. These kinds of disorders, however, are not exclusive to females. Dr. Marc Aversa describes the basics of normal growth for teenage males. “Growth and development...

Suppression Causes Damage

Shayla Jones, Staff

March 24, 2016


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Rows of glossy magazine covers, lined up in grocery store shelves, some adorned with pictures of tan, muscled men. A nurse takes care of patients with practiced ease. He does not believe he could be doing anything else. The comment “so you are a murse” not affecting him the way it used to. With...

Social media limits interaction

Keionna Newton

January 28, 2016


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Perhaps it is ironic, the idea that social media may only be serving to inhibit the social interaction people have with others in their daily lives. Psychology and APUSH teacher Willie Walker states that social media is beginning to put considerable restraints on the face-to-face social interaction...

Use of social media continues to prevail

Sierra Barrow, Staffer

January 26, 2016


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Social media amongst today’s students has increasingly become more prominent and important to teens everywhere. PHS counselor Michael Sanchez offers his reasoning as to why social media is increasingly important in today’s age. “I think there is a desire to be connected with people. We were...

Girls challenge masculine sports stereotypes

Shayla Jones, Staff

December 18, 2015


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“You hit like a girl.” “You run like a girl.” “You throw like a girl.” These are just a few of the statements girls may be confronted with when playing sports. Junior and Lacrosse player Katie Batchelder encountered a few of these in a high school gym. “In PE I have heard people...

Defining what it means to be a woman in society today

Keionna Newton, Staff

December 17, 2015


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“Men, their rights and nothing more; Women, their rights and nothing less:” this was a famous quote from suffragist Susan B. Anthony during the Progressive Era. Though women’s roles in society were arguably more limited in the past than they are now, women still believe that they are not treated...

Students reach out to suffering community

Students reach out to suffering community

Kyle Smith, Editor In Chief

October 21, 2015


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Wildfires are devastating but communities they affect are not left without hope, several groups have gotten to work rebuilding scorched communities and helping hurting people. Red Cross turned Lake Roosevelt and Tonasket High School into safe houses for residence in the areas of Okanogan, as well as ...

Community college considered

June 9, 2015


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For students that want to obtain a college degree after high school, two main options come to mind: attend a four-year college or university or attend a community college and transfer to a four-year college after completing an associate’s degree. Among high school students, many see community college...

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