The Viking Vanguard

Reporter tackles Black Friday

Reporter tackles Black Friday

Jaycee House, Reporter

December 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Sickness hinders efficiency

Sickness hinders efficiency

Emily Baker, Reporter

December 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Waking up in the morning is a painful process. Sickness manages to make mornings even worse as nearly every part of your body feels heavy and aching as if you had slept with 50 pound weights for blankets. When you are in such a state going to school is the last thing you want to do. Getting out...

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

December 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Halloween is not a Treat for Student

Halloween is not a Treat for Student

Emily Baker, Reporter

November 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

People who passed my house this Halloween might have left rather offended. Although there was a large bowl of candy on the doorstep, there were also lights and laughter emanating from the house and I’m sure our apparent refusal to open the door was off-putting. However, I would like to start...

Student remembers friend

Student remembers friend

Katie Hawley, Guest

November 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I will never forget the summer of 2013, the summer between my sophomore and junior year.  The summer was filled with the bright happy moments of mission trips, bonfires, and endless friendship, but it was also filled with the harsh and painful loss of one of my best friends. Coming back from a mission...

Staffer Recommends Procrastination Tips, Tricks

Kyle Smith, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there, freaking out with only 30 minutes to get a whole project finished. We’ve all sat down knowing what we need to get done but not wanting to climb that mountain yet. The thing is, all of that is avoidable. I’ve reached a position where I avoid procrastination and I ...

The Secret Life of an American Teenager

The Secret Life of an American Teenager

Savannah Jarrett, Graphic Editor

October 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

‘Directioner’ Mania Stuns

‘Directioner’ Mania Stuns

Maddy Lucas, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The sight of flashing lights. The feeling of excitement. The sound of thousands of screaming people. Since tickets for this concert went on sale a year before, the anticipating crowd members had been waiting to see the British boy band of five called One Direction. Now, July 28 at the Key Arena...

Changes Enable Lazy Students

Sierra Tryon, Features Editor

October 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Education has never been an easy hurdle to overcome and it was never meant to be. Education has always been a balance of time and patience, all weighed by determination and the knowledge that one day the hard work and stress would pay off. Education isn’t a moment but instead a culminating experience. For...

Grammar frustrations

Sierra Tryon, Features Editor

April 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Every day I am irked by the endless slew of careless grammatical and spelling errors that splatter the pages I look at and the texts I read. I will complain about 'believe,' 'conscience' and every other word in which you forget 'i before e' and pointless abbreviations and most of all how it is not at...

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