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Who Watches the ‘Watchmen’?

Who Watches the ‘Watchmen’?

Mason Giustino, Editor in Chief of Broadcast

January 31, 2019


Filed under 2018-2019, A&E, Showcase, Viking Student Media

I recently read Alan Moore’s graphic novel, Watchmen. I was thoroughly impressed and enthralled by the story and how relevant it still feels 30 years later. Knowing this, I had the same hopes for Zack Snyder’s film adaption of the novel which was released 10 years ago. Set in an alternate univer...

Student Expression Explored

Student Expression Explored

McKenna Zacher, Natalie Eychaner, Parker Rosdahl, and Blaise McMacken

December 18, 2018


Filed under 2018-2019, Focus, Showcase

The music you listen on the way to school, the graphic on your shirt, the photographs on the wall. Expression is everywhere. It surrounds us and shapes our culture. But what would happen if it was taken away? Should all forms of art be accepted or do some go too far? This a topic of recent d...

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

McKenna Zacher and Mason Giustino

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 wh...

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...

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