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Canned Madness drives to success

Canned Madness drives to success

Keionna Newton, Freelancer

March 17, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News, Showcase

Canned Madness— oftentimes the instigator of excitement and competition between all first period classes at PHS. Leadership adviser Jamie Mooring explains some of the background surrounding Canned Madness. “We used to do Canned Madness around Thanksgiving but what we heard back from the food...

How students can get involved in politics

March 17, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

There are many ways to get involved in politics; one is by participating in the caucuses, a way to choose who should be the delegates to the party conventions. The Vice Chair of the Legislative District Democratic Organization of Puyallup Karen Edwards explains how the caucus can help you be involved...

Tolo glows with success

Kyle Smith, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

In the past two years, the Tolo dance has been canceled each year. In the past, the leadership teacher has canceled it due to low ticket sales. This was not the case this year as Tolo was held Friday, Feb. 19. Over 500 tickets were sold. Leadership and AP Junior English teacher Jamie Mooring describes...

Smoking, voting age discussed

March 3, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

Citizens can vote and purchase tobacco products at age 18. This may not be the case for long—some states have passed laws moving the smoking age to 21 and according to The New York Times, there is a campaign called Vote16USA, pushing to move the voting age to 16. The New York Times states that the...

Students compete in culinary competition

Bailee Doman, Multimedia Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

Junior Gwen Roberts and senior Alex Cornyn are heading to compete at a state ProStart cooking competition at Clover Park Technical College Feb 27. Culinary teacher Janese Lassen explains what ProStart is and how it helps direct students’ futures. “ProStart is a curriculum designed by the national...

Robotics club strive towards the championships

Keionna Newton, Staff

January 28, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

Robotics club—it is not about science. It is not about math. It is about strong work ethic, according to senior Running Start student and four-year club member Dakota Martinson. “You need hard work. That is what this club teaches. You need to contribute to the team if you are going to get anything...

Would You Eat It In a Gym?

Hailey Keizur, Staff

January 28, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

Senior Riley Voss hosts this Dr. Seuss inspired game at the 2016 Winter Sport's Assembly. Two students from each grade participated in this game. "There was nine or 10 blended items, all dyed green, kind of like Green Eggs and Ham. Each team member drank something and had to guess what it was. The t...

Study Strategies to Start The Year Anew

Jen Sethe, Staff

January 28, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

First semester is coming to an end and students are reflecting on how their grades, of course there are students who are already planning on how to improve in second semester. AVID and English teacher, Jordan Cockle, gives some tips he teaches his own students on improving the way you learn, based...

Cyberbullying prohibits face to face interaction

Bailee Doman, Staff

January 25, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, News

With the accessibility of the Internet, online bullying has also become more accessible as well. Senior Program Consultant for the Seattle Public Schools Mike Donlin explains what exactly bullying is and how it might be harmful. “Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior that involves an observed...

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