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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 ...

Wrinkle in success

Wrinkle in success

Raquel Amato, Opinions

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Print Publication, Showcase

Disney released “A Wrinkle in Time” Feb. 26, which is based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle. When my mom told me that was the movie we were going to see, I was not especially looking forward to it; the previews made it look extra-childish and over-dramatized. The beginning of the movie moved fas...

Review on Annihilation

Review on Annihilation

Kate Lychik, Staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Showcase

Fantasy-thriller film “Annihilation,” would never have crossed my mind nor would I have thought to watch it if my brother had not dragged me to a theater unexpectedly. I usually try to avoid overly frightening movies. However after sitting curled up in my theater seat and clutching my coat around my...

Security Cameras Enforce Safety

Security Cameras Enforce Safety

Haley Keizur, Chief

March 21, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

Puyallup High School has recently installed new security cameras. They will increase the safety of the school and help security guards and administrators do their jobs, says security officer Jim Jenkins PHS is one of the last schools in the district to get an upgrade and they are not completely done....

PHS students participate in national walkout

PHS students participate in national walkout

Haley Keizur, Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under 2017-2018, News, Showcase

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