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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

Junior Reflects on Lunar New Year Experiences

Andrea Melnik, News Editor // Published January 28, 2023
The Lunar New Year started Sunday, Jan. 22 this year and in the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.  
Black Puyallup sign made by BSU members. Photo by Katelyn Ervin.

Black Students Union Hosts Assembly

Katelyn Ervin, Co-Editor in Chief // Published January 27, 2023
In an effort to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Black Student Union held an assembly Jan. 13.

Sewage Issue Under Library Science Building Fixed

Andrea Melnik, News Editor // Published January 17, 2023

After Winter Break ended, PHS staff noticed a sewer smell in the Library Science building. The district maintenance team was scheduled to fix the pipes last weekend and the issue has been resolved. According...

Image by Ashton Roberts

Winter Wonderland Ball Returns

Ezruh Hacker, Staff // Published December 13, 2022
The Winter Wonderland Ball was a formal event hosted at the Tacoma Convention Center Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

DECA Competes at Area

Ashton Roberts, Staff // Published November 29, 2022

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) fall conference gave students an opportunity to see what business is like and provides educational benefits.  Business and Marketing teacher Kimberlie...

Native American Student Union Provides Safe Space

Native American Student Union Provides Safe Space

Andrea Melnik, Staff // Published November 16, 2022

Updated December 20, 2022: Added names of all NASU officers Puyallup High School was founded in 1890 and opened 1910 on Puyallup tribal land, but this is the first year Native American students have...

DECA Fall Conference Gives Students Business Experience

Ashton Roberts , Staff // Published November 16, 2022

The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) fall conference gave students an opportunity to see what business is like and provides educational benefits.  Business and Marketing teacher Kimberlie...

Midterm Elections Loom, Puyallup proposes Levy

Emma Pedro, Staff // Published November 8, 2022

Many Puyallup voters have questions about what the proposals on their ballot this November will mean going forward. This includes the Capital Levy proposed by the Puyallup School District this year, which...

Student Representatives Join School Board

Published October 31, 2022

In order to increase student voice, the Puyallup School District will now have student representatives on the school board. The addition of Student Representatives to the school board was approved by...

Who are the new teachers at PHS this year?

Who are the new teachers at PHS this year?

Addison Pyun, Staff // Published October 25, 2022

Spanish I and II (9th-12th grade): Tyler Merrell New to PHS this year is Spanish I and II teacher Tyler Merrell. Merrell came to PHS after teaching at Stahl Junior High. According to Merrell, his...

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