The Viking Vanguard

Counselors continue to be available to students


April 2, 2020

Are you in need of a PHS counselor? The counseling staff is available for any academic questions, social or emotional concerns or help with connecting with community resources. To reach a counselor, contact them by voicemail, email or through Schoology. Counselors will respond within two bus...

Gov. Jay Inslee extends stay home order through May 4

Meiko Johnson, Mananging editor

April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Insee announced today the extension of the “stay home, stay safe” order until May 4. This is due, Inslee said, to the steady continuation of coronavirus-related cases and deaths in Washington state. “The percentage of cases is going up at an increasing rate. We will not accept unneces...

Australian Wildfire Update

Alana Wood, Staff

February 18, 2020

The Australian fire season started in early December and has been one of the most damaging on record, akin to the 2009 "Black Saturday Fires" that killed over 170 people. This current fire has burned more than 27 million acres across the continent. This has significantly harmed the ecosystem and scientists...

New Tobacco Law and Its Effects

Alana Wood, Staff

February 18, 2020

The age to purchase tobacco products raised from 18-21 Jan. 1 across the state of Washington. Washington is one of 15 states that will enact this bill. Other states include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon,...

The Kurds

Katie Abegglen, staff

January 13, 2020

As of  October 2019, American troops began to withdraw from Syrian, Hungarian and Kurdish territory and completely back out of the region’s conflict. By withdrawing, they give Turkey and their allies open access to Kurdish territory and invasions have ensued. The Kurdish strife towards a nation...

Black Friday in a Nutshell

January 13, 2020

        Black Friday in years past was hectic but this year something changed with the 165 million shoppers this year.          Shoppers have taken a new approach with shopping on this holiday and the chaos seeme...

Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly

Sydney Carey, staff

January 13, 2020

The Veteran Assembly to honor and remember veterans was held Nov. 6 in the auditorium. The assembly was produced by Vice Principal Lisa Rowan and Spanish teacher Jason Gregory with help from the ASL club, orchestra and choir.  Rowan was one of the people in charge of the assembly’s content. Rowan tried to m...

Twitter Bans Political Ads, What About Facebook?

Andi Wiegand, staff

January 13, 2020

  While the multiple media outlets swarm with news of political campaigns, Twitter has opted out of the trend with their new political ad ban policy, cutting out any politically-affiliated ads on the social media site.  “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very e...

Greta Rejects Climate Award

Alana Wood, staff

January 10, 2020

Greta Thuneberg, a 16-year-old activist rejected a climate award presented to her Oct. 30 by the Nordic Council. Thunberg is known for her climate activism and rose fame when she sat outside of Swedish parliament in 2018 on a school strike against climate change.  Every year the Nordic Council ...

Johnson and Johnson Recalls Baby Powder

Valerie Fowler, staff

January 10, 2020

Johnson & Johnson, a company that produces everything from Band-Aids to baby products, faced lawsuits from about 15,500 people in the U.S. Oct. 18 and recalled about 33,000 bottles of its baby powder after federal regulators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they found trace amounts o...