The Viking Vanguard

Minimum Wage Impacts Students

Aly McGinnes, Staff

December 15, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News

The minimum wage in Washington State will be increasing by $4.03 and students at Puyallup High School are questioning whether the minimum wage increase is really necessary considering the consequences which may come along with it. Although there may be consequences, some students believe that the increase...

School Safe Spaces

Shayla Jones, Coverage Editor

October 21, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News

In light of recent events dealing with issues of school safety in the Puyallup School District, questions may arise as to what plans are in place to protect PHS from a similar fate. Principal Dave Sunich lists off some of the measures that are being taken to protect students and staff alike. “Things...

Core 24 Challenges Sophomores

Core 24 Challenges Sophomores

Emily Van Bergeyk

October 5, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News

Current sophomores are the first class to be affected by a new state-mandated 24-credit requirement system. The so-called "Core 24" took effect last year. Counselor Michael Sanchez explains the reasoning behind introducing these requirements. "What OSPI [the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction] ...

Worksite Learning Offers Seniors, Juniors High School Credit


September 28, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News, Uncategorized

Do you have an after school job? Did you know you could earn high school credit for that job? Juniors and seniors who are working can enroll in work-site learning and have their job get them one step closer to graduation. If you are interested, pick up a packet in the Career Center or visit the...

Vanguard News Network

September 14, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News, Video, Viking Student Media

Anchors Olivia Bolin and Sierra Barrow bring you the news you need to get through your week.

Tim Jorgenson Honors Twin Towers

Haley Keizur, Social Media Editor

September 11, 2016

Filed under 2016-2017, News

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists struck the U.S., leaving the World Trade Center in rubble and the country in chaos. In hopes of honoring what was lost, Tim Jorgenson, former Puyallup High School student, built replicas of the towers for display in his front yard. Jorgenson started by ma...

Puyallup School District Bus Barn catches fire

Jaxon Owens, Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2016

Filed under News

The Puyallup School Distrcit went up in flames this afternoon, details of how it started have not been reported but check the link below for continuous updates.

Facilities explained

Facilities explained

Suzy Stone, Print Editor

June 28, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, News, Showcase

Black bands have recently appeared on the north entrance doors of the main building. Para-educator Peggy Haskey explains the reason the bands are on the door. “[The bands] are to assist a student that is not able to use the handles that are on the doors. It is a low-tech way to make the entry...

Yadder crowned Mr. Puyallup

Jessie Galan, Viking Student Media

June 22, 2016

Filed under 2015-2016, News, Video, Viking Student Media

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