The Viking Vanguard

Online School Takes Toll

One staffer shares how their experience with mental health is impacting their education.
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

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?

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

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

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

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...

Lack of diversity still evident in Academy Awards

April 1, 2020

The Academy Awards, or more widely known as the Oscars, are yet again being criticized due to their lack of diversity. The Academy has again managed to ignore major achievements by women and by people...

Is Science Still Fiction?

February 5, 2020

Have you ever stopped to consider that maybe you are wrong?  Of course you have, you are human. Humans make mistakes.  Have you ever stopped to consider that science is more human than...

My Self Care

February 5, 2020

   Recently, I have found myself in an unhealthy and self-degrading time in my life, pushing me to partake in a little bit of self-care.          I’ve...

How’s Your Sleep Game

February 5, 2020

If teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep, then I just came up eight hours short.  When it comes to sleep, I, like many others my age, see sleep as an optional thing; it’s something you do if...

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