The Viking Vanguard

A commentary: wisdom teeth

Sami Lynn, Print Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

BEFORE: Aug. 21, 3:27 a.m. I am currently sitting in the dark, with this Word document and the glow of the computer screen on my face. Tomorrow… excuse me, today I will be a different person. A part of me will be lost: my beloved wisdom teeth. I am a ball of fury. Most people are put to sleep...

Anxiety hinders performances

Lydia Johnson, Reporter

May 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For some people, it comes easy. For others it is a horrible experience. Sweaty palms. Hands shaking faster than a new massage chair. There is that urge to run to the bathroom, despite the fact that you were there only 10 minutes ago. Those butterflies in your belly caused you to skip breakfast and...

6 signs of spring

6 signs of spring

Savannah Jarrett, Graphics Editor

March 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Justin Bieber continues to disappoint

Lydia Johnson, Reporter

February 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Justin Bieber: you either love him or you hate him. I hate him. Maybe it is too strong of a word but I really do not care for him. It is not his music. I actually used to commend him for his success. He got famous because of YouTube and made it really big; that is quite impressive. What I...

Reporter tackles black friday

Jaycee House, Reporter

February 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Black Friday, the one day every year that it is socially acceptable to trample over your neighbors at the store, spend ridiculous amounts of money and, if you are extreme enough, camp out by the store until opening time. Originally Black Friday was supposed to be the Friday after Thanksgiving. But...

Teen tackles job, school

Sami Lynn, News and Social Media Editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Balancing a job and school sounds like a simple task.  In my case, I have it easy: traveling five minutes from home every Tuesday and Thursday to a quaint Farmers Insurance office. Having a job is rewarding. You hold responsibilities and get a taste of what a career will feel like, not to mention...

Unaffection for public displays of affection

Kameran Miller, Features Editor

January 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Pretend you do not see the couple wrapped in each other’s arms as if they are not going to see one another for the next five years. Do not make eye contact. Keep your head down. Let the shame of being single sink in. This has been another awkward encounter with public display of affection. We...

International travels inspire staffer

Sami Lynn, News Editor

January 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I have always dreamed of being able to live in a big city, live in a high-rise apartment and write stories while clutching a cup of coffee and looking out at city lights. I want to live the “posh” life of traveling every few months to explore new places and be inclined to learn more about different...

Breakup season approaches

Sami Lynn, News Editor

January 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The time has come, I admit it, school hallways terrify me. But now as months and months of waiting has taken place, those couples you see will disappear before your eyes in a magic trick I like to call breakup season. Oh how lovey-dovey a school hallway can be. Year after year I have waited in agony...

Community Forms Unity

Staff editorial

January 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. If you have not heard, you must have been living under a rock for the past week. Washingtonians are still celebrating the victory achieved in Seattle this past Sunday. The 12th Man flag flies high on buildings around the Puget Sound and blue and green ...

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