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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

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Winter Tolo Perseveres Through Trouble

Reagan Jones, Opinion Editor // Published February 5, 2024

PHS held its annual winter event Jan. 19 bringing together students for the Winter Tolo. But many students do not know the time and energy that goes into planning these events.   Leadership...

Students, Staff Provide Collegiate Perspective

Dylan Sandstrom, Web Editor // Published February 5, 2024

As students enter February, it’s one month closer to graduation. But there is uncertainty about what future college brings to students and whether it suits the goals that they set for themselves.   History...

Painted senior spots in the main student lot after school.

Student Car Stolen, Parking Safety Examined

Sienna Hanson, Sports Editor // Published November 17, 2023

It’s the end of the school day, and junior Devon Hogue returns to the parking lot after class. When he reaches his spot, however, he is met by empty air. His truck has vanished. Hogue’s first thought...

Marijuana Bill Impacts Students, Community

Katelyn Ervin, News and Features Editor // Published November 17, 2023

Washington State passed Bill 5536 and RCW 69.50 recently, enacting that no person under 21 can manufacture, distribute or possess cannabis. RCW 69.50 includes the consequences of committing such a crime:...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor // Published October 13, 2023
Near the end of last school year, it was announced that the Library Science building would close before the start of the 2023-2024 school year due to the deteriorating condition of the facility. But what is the long-term plan?   

Staff Remains Positive On Library Despite Setbacks

Anthony Geiter, Opinion Editor // Published October 13, 2023

Since 1962, the library has provided a space to find books, study and sit during lunch, before school and after school.   Now, the new location of the library fulfils many of the purposes...

Science Teachers Open Up About Closure Struggles

Maddy Weaver, Editor-in-Chief // Published October 13, 2023
AP Environmental Science teacher Katie Coats and AP Chemistry teacher Christyna Paris share the struggles they’ve been forced to overcome over the last several months and what they hope for in the near future.   

PHS Ceramics Class Closes with Building

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published October 13, 2023

One substantial change since the closing of the Library-Science Building has been the end of the Ceramics class. The new art room lacks running water, a necessity when working with ceramics and several...

A school bus outside Puyallup High School.

Bell Schedule Impacts Buses

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor // Published October 13, 2023

As students across the district settle into the school year, Puyallup High School students are working to adapt to the norm. Along with the closure of a building, the Puyallup School District updated bell...

Anti-Transgender Legislation Has Widespread Impact

Andrea Melnik, News Editor // Published June 16, 2023

After he gets out of high school, senior Kenneth Hudson, a trans man, plans to seek gender-affirming care, specifically top surgery. However, because that care is being banned across the country,...

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