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Amtrak Train Derails Near Seattle

Amtrak Train Derails Near Seattle

Haley Keizur, Chief

January 24, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

Train enthusiasts, passengers and crew members hopped on an Amtrak the morning of Monday, Dec. 18 to commemorate a new route from Seattle to Portland. The track had been recently constructed in hopes of shortening the time it took to travel southbound. Around 7:30 a.m., the Amtrak passenger train,...

Sunich Explains RTI Week

Sunich Explains RTI Week

Andrew Flury, Staff

January 8, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

The week of Jan. 9-12 features an assembly, a half day and a Love Week lesson--but it is also PHS’s first attempt at a Response To Intervention (RTI) Week. Principal Dave Sunich explains the thought process behind RTI. “RTI is based on the understanding that not every kid in the school is goin...

‘Person of the Year’ announced

‘Person of the Year’ announced

Megan Lynn, News

December 15, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

It all started with one act of courage.    The #metoo movement was a widespread movement all across social media. Started by the people now known as “The Silence Breakers,” the movement has grown far beyond just social media. Time magazine named “The Silence Breakers” as the...

Winter Wishes Grants Gifts

Winter Wishes Grants Gifts

Haley Keizur, Chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, News, Showcase

As we close out the week leading up to winter break, holiday cheer fills the hallways and Santa’s elves, in the form of leadership kids, race door-to-door, delivering food, treats ...

Republicans Pass New Tax Bill

Andrew Flury, Staff

December 9, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, News

The new Republican tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed the House of Representatives with a 227-207 vote Nov. 9. It passed through the Senate Dec. 2. The reform means different things for different people but here are the most important aspects of the bill, according to the Ways and Means Committee...

All-Girls Robotics Team Takes On World Championship Competition

Megan Joyce Jamora, Freelancer

November 30, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, News

In a world of innovation, technology and science, men seem to be at the forefront of it all. An all-female robotics team from Bellevue defied expectations when they won third place in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship this past April in Houston, Tex...

Daffodil Princess Crowned

Daffodil Princess Crowned

Haley Keizur, Chief

October 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Micaela Nomakchteinsky was taken from a simple court member, to a royal princess. Along with eight other girls, she competed for the title of Puyallup’s 2018 Daffodil Princess. This included completing a pre-show interview, reciting a speech on her take on this y...

Shifting Technology Initiative Begins

Shifting Technology Initiative Begins

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, News, Showcase

A teacher greets students as they file into the classroom, laptops under their arms. They take their seats, some in the front, some in the back.  The teacher uses her tablet to pull up a PowerPoint on the flat screen mounted to the wall. While students answer the problems on the board, the teacher...

Anderson Island Park Expansion Preserves Shoreline

Anderson Island Park Expansion Preserves Shoreline

Emily Van Bergeyk, Web Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, News

On Dec. 27, Forterra, a nonprofit land conservation organization, aided the Anderson Island Parks District in securing a new acquisition for Jacobs Point Park. According to Forterra’s conservation director, Jordan Rash, the 17.6-acre parcel expands the park to 100 acres, making it the largest prot...

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