The Viking Vanguard

Teen Communication with Parents

Sami Lynn, Reporter

March 26, 2013

According to a recent poll through the YMCA on teen communication, teens are twice as likely to say they prefer spending time with their friends over time with their parents. Teens throughout this poll agree that talking to parents can often be an awkward and uncomfortable situation. As teens grown...

Best Ways to Study

Tia Luthy, Reporter

February 22, 2013

Cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Instagram have all become major distractions when it comes to students’ studying habits. With the start of second semester; practicing good studying techniques can help ensure success in the future. A survey from Psych Central shows that a lot of students...

Fight the flu

Samantha Lynn, Reporter

February 22, 2013

The flu season started early this year, resulting with influenza-like symptoms in more than 29 states in America. “In retrospect, we had thought the flu was no big deal since the immunizations were available and most people were getting them,” Leonora Eide, a local pharmacist technician said. “B...

Uncovering school costs

Abby Dovre, Reporter

December 20, 2012

The cost of running a school is a mystery not known to many students at PHS. According to Laura Marcoe, Director of Accounting and Purchasing at the Puyallup School District,salaries take the biggest chunk of the budget. “Salaries and benefits of teachers make approximately 85 percent of the...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

November 21, 2012

Global warming has been a controversial topic world-wide. Scientists, teachers and politicians have long been sharing the evidence provided that the world is heating up. Popular politician, Al Gore, stated that ever since 1938, scientists have been seeing a gradual increase on Earth’s climate change....

Caffeinated drinks affect students

September 28, 2012

Many students and staff drink them, but how many understand the addiction they are exposing their bodies to? According to an article in the Journal of School Nursing (TJSN) October 2010, caffeine is a stimulant that affects the body, jolting the central nervous system. Fast food, vending machines...

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