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Koffee with Kenna: chai latte

Koffee with Kenna: chai latte

McKenna Zacher, Managing

December 13, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, A&E, Print Publication, Showcase

Koffee with Kenna is a series that explores the best places to get a specific drink throughout Puyallup. For the first installment, I went to four coffee places around town and ordered the same drink at each spot: a 16 oz Chai Latte. As the holidays are fast approaching, my favorite cozy drink has...

Mid90’s Film Review

Mid90’s Film Review

Mason Giustino, Executive Producer

December 4, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, A&E, Showcase

  Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s, follows Stevie, a 13-year-old boy living in Los Angeles who is navigating his way through the turmoil of his family and finding a new home in skating. The film opens to an empty hallway, suddenly cutting to Stevie being thrown against the wall by his...

Volleyball Pre-Season Update

Sophia Spoja, Parker Rosdahl, Staff,Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Showcase, Sports

The PHS Volleyball team is 2-2 to start off the season. The Vikings only lost one set to the defending two-time state winners, Auburn Riverside. Senior Carlie Strom had 16 digs, which is when a player digs an attack from the other team. Setter Adele Holland had 19 assists, which is when a player gets the...

My daffodil experience

My daffodil experience

Kyla Stout, Staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Opinion, Showcase

When you think about what makes a Daffodil Selection you think of the objects. The lights, the gowns, timed speeches, sparkling crowns, impromptu questions, flower bouquets, fake lashes, theater curtains, silly dancing, pressed tuxedos and high heels. But do you think of the people that made it ...

Police investigate hostage situation

Police investigate hostage situation

Sophia Spoja, Staff

September 23, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Photo, Showcase

Early Afternoon of Sept. 23 in Oakbrook, WA, Police Units, SWAT Units and K-9 Units from different counties were lined down the block outside of Oak Ridge Apartments off of 83 Street.  Lakewood Police had responded to a call at 7 A.M. regarding a Domestic Violence situation that had escalated into a fu...

Puyallup Educators Association Addresses School Board

Puyallup Educators Association Addresses School Board

Mason Giustino and McKenna Zacher

August 20, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, News, Showcase, Video, Viking Student Media

This morning, teachers, students and community members gathered at the Puyallup School District office for the school board meeting addressing the pay raise percentage and budget resolutions of the upcoming fiscal year. Karen McNamara, president of the Puyallup Educators Association, explained why ...

DECA Competes Nationally

DECA Competes Nationally

Natalie Eychaner, A&E

May 30, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Features, Legacy, Showcase

Puyallup High School has a long history of competing and succeeding at high levels. This year’s DECA students Carisa Steimle and Dharma Shah, both juniors, did not disappoint. Distributive Education Clubs of America, also known as DECA, is a club that teaches students business and marketing skills...

Memes find new meanings

Memes find new meanings

McKenna Zacher, Managing

May 29, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Focus, Showcase

In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins described a meme as a “self-reproducing” cultural idea shared between organisms. Today, the word meme has transcended its original definition, becoming a dominant impact on American society. Many encounter some sort of meme every s...

Colleges offer perspective at Future Fair

Colleges offer perspective at Future Fair

Ben Schumock, Staff

April 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At the Future Fair April 4, several college representatives had a lot to say about their college. PLU commented on their local ties to Puyallup and Pierce County. One unique aspect to their school is their global education. “We are the only school in the U.S to have students and professors ...

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

Social Media Influences Eating Disorders

Haley Keizur, Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, Focus, Showcase

Two likes. Refresh. Eight likes. Refresh. 16 likes. Pause. Refresh. 27 likes. And so the process goes. Studies show that people can get addicted to social media in a similar way they can get addicted to drugs or alcohol, as explained by Simon Sinek on Inside Quest; it triggers the release ...

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