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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

Student section cheering at PHS homecoming game.

A Message From a Senior Viking

Ally Larkin, Sports Editor // Published December 16, 2021
Wherever the Viks travelled... we were right behind, ready to cheer them on. Friends would carpool away games and show up early to set up decorations for home games.  Our high school football games brought us together. We wanted to show up to have a blast, to represent Puyallup with an incredible school spirit. It was so special to be able to see our community—Viking's past, present and future—come together to cheer for the success of their peers, creating memories I will never forget. 
Getting Back Into to the Holidays

Getting Back Into to the Holidays

Alison Ely & Riley Newell, A&E Editor & Staff // Published December 16, 2021
The smell of hot chocolate and elaborately decorated Christmas cookies are one of the many memories that are cherished and missed. This year being able to finally go back to our version of Holiday traditions shows how joyful the season really should be.  
Social, emotional struggles plague pandemic

Social, emotional struggles plague pandemic

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published December 16, 2021
There are many misconceptions when it comes to mental health. When most people think of mental health their mind automatically goes to teenagers, why is that? Maybe it’s because we are so stressed out with everything we must do. We have the stress of worrying about our future, there is so much pressure for us to already know what and how we want to spend the rest of our lives, it’s kind of insane. If you're like me you stress over time, time in the day, week, month, year. I always feel like no matter what I do I will never have enough time. 

We Are Your Voice- October Editorial

Published November 16, 2021

The Viking Vanguard is a student-run publication.  Our writers, our editors, are just like you.  We are you.  We attend the same classes, walk the same hallways, have the same friends....

Fall Fest

Riley Newell, News Editor // Published November 3, 2021

Although there isn’t a dance this fall, and it’s been two years since students have gotten to celebrate, PHS continues to keep their Viking pride alive.   My freshman year I had the opportunity...

Room 162

Katie Keller, Opinion Editor // Published May 20, 2021

We all want to belong somewhere. It’s how we are as humans. My place is one that most students at Puyallup High School rarely discuss, if they even know about it: Room 162. That classroom is where...

New beginnings

Katie Keller, Staff // Published March 1, 2021

Second semester. At the very least, there’s two feelings one can have toward second semester. On one hand, there’s excitement. Schedules have been rearranged, so you’ll get to see new faces in...

Repetitive Resolutions Offer Hope for New Year

Michaela Ely, Webmaster // Published February 26, 2021

For the past few years, my New Year’s resolution has not changed at all, mainly due to the necessity of me achieving it.  For most of life, my weight has been a huge issue, between me getting...

Female Figures Offer Power

Michaela Ely, Webmaster // Published February 26, 2021

Throughout the history of pop culture, men have primarily dominated the target audience for several films, genres of music and video games.  However, just because men are the target audience does...

Season’s Stressings

Katie Keller, Staff // Published December 29, 2020

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year!" Said someone who’s clearly out of touch with reality. Let me paint you a picture. Once upon a time, the holidays used to be about spending time...

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