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Teachers Strike for Raise

Teachers Strike for Raise

Mason Giustino and McKenna Zacher

September 6, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Video, Viking Student Media

Wednesday, on what was supposed to be the first day of school, teachers had their first day of striking in response to their pay raises. While teachers picketed outside of their respective schools, members of the district, the Puyallup Educators Association and a mediator began the bargaining process to...

Puyallup Educators Association Addresses School Board

Puyallup Educators Association Addresses School Board

Mason Giustino and McKenna Zacher

August 20, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Showcase, Video, Viking Student Media

This morning, teachers, students and community members gathered at the Puyallup School District office for the school board meeting addressing the pay raise percentage and budget resolutions of the upcoming fiscal year. Karen McNamara, president of the Puyallup Educators Association, explained why ...

Colleges offer perspective at Future Fair

Colleges offer perspective at Future Fair

Ben Schumock, Staff

April 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At the Future Fair April 4, several college representatives had a lot to say about their college. PLU commented on their local ties to Puyallup and Pierce County. One unique aspect to their school is their global education. “We are the only school in the U.S to have students and professors ...

Stephen Hawking passes away at 76

Megan Lynn, News Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

Dr. Stephen Hawking, best selling author and physicist, did not let his physical limitations hinder his abilities to change the universe around him. Hawking passed away at 76, March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England. He was able to widen the imagination of many people around the world and othe...

Teachers carrying guns survey results released

Lexis Holme, Multimedia Assistant Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Uncategorized

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Student Walkout Aims for Change

Andrew Flury, Staff

March 22, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Uncategorized

The effectiveness of marches, walkouts and protests is disputed but change seems on the horizon in the aftermath of PHS’s March for Our Lives. Following the song, speech and silence, students were encouraged by march organizer and senior Brooklyn Garrett to “go register and vote.” The organiz...

Security Cameras Enforce Safety

Security Cameras Enforce Safety

Haley Keizur, Chief

March 21, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

Puyallup High School has recently installed new security cameras. They will increase the safety of the school and help security guards and administrators do their jobs, says security officer Jim Jenkins PHS is one of the last schools in the district to get an upgrade and they are not completely done....

Pierce County Special Election Attracts Voters

Pierce County Special Election Attracts Voters

Andrew Flury, Staff

March 20, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News

People have been drawing attention to the Feb. 14 special election all around the Puyallup School District. The vote mainly concerns school and fire department funding, affecting cities from Eatonville to White River. The vote involving the Puyallup School District is the Proposition 1 Replacement E...

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