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Repetitive Resolutions Offer Hope for New Year

Michaela Ely, Webmaster // 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 // 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 // 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...

Harry Styles Breaking Gender Norms

Isabel Coggins // December 18, 2020

 Former One Direction band member Harry Styles is the first man to stand solo in December's issue of Vogue Magazine in 128 years. Styles made a big statement, wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue.  Over...

Online School Takes Toll

One staffer shares how their experience with mental health is impacting their education.
Katie Keller, Staff // November 15, 2020

Mental health has been something I’ve struggled with for a decent chunk of my life.  Since I was diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, I have never felt...

Working for the Weekend

Leo Quale, Op/Ed Editor // October 7, 2020

Have you ever felt you don’t know enough drug addicts or that you don’t get harassed by angry customers as often as you’d like? If you answer yes to either of these questions, working at a grocery...

What is a journalist?

Leo Quale, Opinion Editor // June 20, 2020

The term “journalist” refers to a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.  But it means more than that.  A journalist should...

Senior editor remembers his time on staff

Ben Schumock, Print Editor // June 20, 2020

As I look back at the last four years of high school, I realize how it’s had such a positive effect on me, especially the media program.  Back in freshman year, I decided that I was going to...

Freelancer looks back on her time as a VSM writer

Megan Jamora, Freelance // June 20, 2020

On the day that I started freelancing, I could not find the classroom.   When it was announced that there would be a meeting for interested freelancers for the Viking Vanguard, I was a wide-eyed...

Prioritizing time while transitioning to adulthood more challenging than expected

Maddie Guynup, Ad Manager // April 1, 2020

Transitioning to adulthood can be difficult but going through it myself I’ve learned a few things. Turning 16-years-old made a big impact on my growth, allowing me to get a job, license and a car.  Growing...

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