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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

How Anxiety Affected My Life

Andrea Melnik, News Editor // Published April 18, 2023

I was not a real person. In that stretch in time, the fact that I had a solid body was not proof enough that I was real. This statement was a defining aspect of many periods in my life. Dissociated...

Relearning to Love Writing

Margo Hermann, Digital Media Editor // Published April 13, 2023
I just loved my story and writing it brought me joy. I knew my work was not perfect, but when I had to stop, it still stung.

Sickness Evokes Forward Passion, Student Expression

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor // Published April 13, 2023
On Jan. 5, 2022, I got sick with COVID. The 10th of the same month, I yelled downstairs to my mom.   “Hey, do you still have that old guitar?”  
Graphic by Ezruh Hacker.

Editorial: Awards Fuel Passion

Published April 13, 2023
As adolescents, awards are essential to motivate us toward continuing our passions and set the curve got out careers and hobbies. Additionally, the gratifications we receive help boost our confidence in these passions.

Past Year Illuminates Change, Reflection

Ezruh Hacker, Staff // Published January 28, 2023
Although self-reflection is a difficult task for many people, it is the first and possibly most important step of building a better world for yourself.  

Advanced Classes Present Opportunities

Katelyn Ervin, Co-Editor in Chief // Published January 28, 2023
I couldn’t expect myself to ace every test. I needed to try my hardest and make sure I was in the right headspace to take the test

Alumni Assembly Bringing Back Connections

Katelyn Ervin and Riley Newell // Published December 16, 2022
Every year, Puyallup High School hosts an Alumni Assembly to honor the former students from both 25 and 50 years ago. Though the assembly has been postponed for the past two years, this year it brings us together in a new way, a way in which connecting with these former Vikings feels refreshing, normal. 

Childhood Memory Presents Grownup Realization

Adriana Martinez, Staff // Published December 16, 2022
I knew that when he brought that idea up, I knew he would succeed. He is the best mechanic I know, and I knew he would do great things in the business world and being able to open his own business he could do it. With his humor and his hard work, plus his cliental bases, his shop will be awesome.  

Experience Provides Educational Opportunities

Laci Doman, Features Editor // Published December 15, 2022
The end of the second half is coming to an end.   The ball approaches me.  My head drops. 

Yadda Yadda Yadda: “Who Inspires You and Why?”

Addison Pyun, Staff // Published December 14, 2022
We asked students and teachers "Who inspires you and why?"
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