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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

PHS Students Work Towards Helping the Environment

Published May 13, 2022

Natural resources are being used at a faster rate than they can recover and landfills are being filled at an increasing rate. The current system of production, consumption and disposal has become unsustainable,...

Spring Break Plans for Students

Daniela Anaya, Staff // Published April 5, 2022

With Spring Break approaching, where are people going and how are they taking a break from school after the first full year of COVID-19?   Spring Break takes place on the second week of April...

New water filler stations to be installed around campus, gym

Makayla Hall & Elliott Gross, Assistant Photo & Staff // Published March 31, 2022

For many high school students, drinking fountains and water bottle refill stations are convenient and important ways to stay hydrated.   Due to COVID-19, drinking fountains were decommissioned and...

Mask Mandate Being Lifted

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published March 9, 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee announced back in February that the statewide mask mandate for indoor facilities and schools would be lifted March 12.  PHS will follow the governors lead and lift the mask mandate...

Club Members Bond Over Fashion

Milana Sharipova, Staff Member // Published February 25, 2022

If you have a love for clothes, consider joining the Fashion Club, which meets in room 223 every Tuesday for one hour after school.  Senior Emily Cady is the Fashion Club president and says that because...

Club Goal to Affect Environment

Milana Sharipova, Staff Member // Published February 25, 2022

Students looking for ways to get involved at school may want to consider joining the Gardening Club, which meets in room 223, every first and third Wednesday of the month for one hour after school.  Senior...

Class Provides Artistic Outlet

Logan Rausch, Staff Member // Published February 25, 2022

When one thinks about Advanced Placement classes, one generally may associate them with intensive schedules and a strict focus, but that's not necessarily the case for all AP classes.  Senior Erewyn...

Students March to Sparks to Celebrate MLK, Jr.

Students March to Sparks to Celebrate MLK, Jr.

Milana Sharipova, Staff // Published January 27, 2022
“It's really easy in a predominantly white environment for us to get comfortable and feel like everything's okay, but in speaking with and listening to our historically marginalized students, there’s some work to do at PHS to make sure that every student feels welcome and safe,” Ridenour said. “And I really hope that our student body recognizes that this is an opportunity to learn and grow as a community and better ourselves and is open to that message of growth.” 
DECA donates Birthday Boxes to Puyallup Food Bank

DECA donates ‘Birthday Boxes’ to Puyallup Food Bank

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published January 27, 2022
“Our DECA chapter decided to make these boxes because during COVID-19 there was a lot of families that were impacted financially, especially like the last two years, there was a lot of just surviving off the basic needs and we believe that everybody deserves more than the basic necessities of life. We all deserve happiness, so we wanted to provide something more than the basic necessities,” Poulin said.  
PHS Suffers Loss

PHS Suffers Loss

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published January 27, 2022
Long-time teacher Michelle Heeb passed away Monday Jan. 10 at Tacoma General Hospital. 
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