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CNN Sues the White House

Mariah Perez, Staff

November 28, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News

President Donald Trump has a history of disliking and disagreeing with journalists and the media. This issue reached a new height Nov. 13 when CNN reporter Jim Acosta was denied entrance into the White House press room. This came about after an incident in which Press Secretary Sarah Sanders accused Ac...

Deadly Ricin Powder Found in Letters sent to U.S. Officials

Gracie Little, Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News

Two letters addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson were intercepted Oct. 2, along with a suspicious letter addressed to President Donald Trump. All three were laced with ricin. After being discovered, all U.S. Postal Service letters sent to ...

Parent Protester on Puyallup High School Campus

Spoja, Sophia, Staff

November 21, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Uncategorized

Parent Lisa Emmett walked in front of Puyallup High School Nov. 21 with a sign that read: “PHS Loves Bullies” on the front,  “Words Scar! Rumors Hurt! BULLIES KILL!”on the back. Emmett said she was at PHS to shine a light on what she says is all the unchecked fighting, harassment and...

Kavanaugh VS Ford

Sophia Spoja, Parker Rosdahl, Staff, Staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News

Who is Brett Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh served as a federal judge since 2006. His nominee was sent the to Senate July 10 and his induction was confirmed Oct. 6  before the Senate Judiciary Committee as a Supreme Court Justice. He went to Georgetown Preparatory and Yale Law School. Who is Dr...

Tsunami hits Indonesia

Sophia Spoja, Staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi Sept. 28, followed by a deadly tsunami. The official death toll has hit 1,753 people and authorities have just confirmed that there could be more than 5,000 people missing from the island. Mass graves have been dug all over the island. ...

Police investigate hostage situation

Police investigate hostage situation

Sophia Spoja, Staff

September 23, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Photo, Showcase

Early Afternoon of Sept. 23 in Oakbrook, WA, Police Units, SWAT Units and K-9 Units from different counties were lined down the block outside of Oak Ridge Apartments off of 83 Street.  Lakewood Police had responded to a call at 7 A.M. regarding a Domestic Violence situation that had escalated into a fu...

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 ...

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