The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

2022-2023 Staff

Andrea Melnik
News Editor

Andrea Melnik

Junior Andrea Melnik has been in Viking Student Media since sophomore year and hopes to improve individually and help the overall program. Melnik hopes to gain more experience in the class this year; for example, being news editor...

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Miahrese Terlaje

Junior Miahrese Terlaje is taking Video Productions to establish advancements in the film association. Her favorite media projects are ones involved in the community and touch on important topics that are rarely voiced. When she...

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Jason Ordonez

Junior Jason Ordonez is taking this course to have an overall better sense with a camera and gain more confidence when interviewing. His favorite media projects are ones where he is behind the camera, such as taking b-roll for...

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JoAnn Laning

Junior JoAnn Laning is taking this course because she plans on furthering her career in film after high school. Her favorite media projects involve interviews and informational videos. When she's not at school she can be found...

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Roman Howry

Senior Roman Howry enjoys the process of filming and the work that goes into media arts. Howry’s favorite types of projects to work on include, movie and entertainment. Howry likes to produce content that entertains and makes...

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Alden Goins

Junior Alden Goins takes video production because he is passionate about videography and he likes working with all kinds of equipment. Goins likes a lot of solo projects like Viks on the Street and shooting b-roll. He usually...

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Kayla Fullerton

Senior Kayla Fullerton is taking this class because she wanted to continue to learn about video production. Her favorite media projects to work on are video projects, such as gathering B-roll. She prefers to be behind the camera...

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Nick Brooks

Nick Brooks is a senior taking this course because he has an attraction to video recording. In his spare time he likes to read, create music and hang out with my friends.

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Isaac Avary

Isaac Avary is a senior at Puyallup High School and is taking video production because he wants to learn more about media and how video production works. His favorite media projects to work on are interviews/Vox pops because he...

Kevin Zelaya
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Kevin Zelaya

Sophomore Kevin Zelaya is in Newspaper Production because he loves sharing ideas and stories. One of his favorites media projects is taking photos, which he is really passionate about, and he enjoy going to places to capture a...

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Brandon Santos-Mejia

Sophomore Brandon Santos-Mejia’s favorite media projects are graphic layout designs. When out of school he spends his time usually sleeping, resting taking the day off or playing soccer.

Ashton Roberts
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Ashton Roberts

Junior Ashton Roberts is in Newspaper Production because he thought it would be a fun class to take. His favorite media projects to work on are ones about his school. When he is not at school he can be found at the gym.

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Addison Pyun

Sophomore Addison Pyun is taking this course because she wants to put her ideas out into the world and tell everyone's story who needs to be told. Her favorite media projects to work on are stories that involve creativity and...

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Adriana Martinez

Senior Adriana Martinez is a writer for the newspaper. She decided to take this course as a way to express her thoughts and creative writing. Martinez believes this class will be an amazing experience to connect and work with...

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Ezruh Hacker

Sophomore Ezruh Hacker is taking this course because he's always been curious about journalism and thought it may give him a chance to get out and learn to communicate with people better. His favorite type of media projects to...

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Robert Faulkner

Senior Robert Faulkner chose to take this course because he wanted to help put out information students need to know, want to know and should know. Faulkner enjoys covering sports. When he’s not working on journalism, Faulkner...

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Ella Drengson

Junior Ella Drengson is taking this class because she loves making videos. Her favorite projects include filming and telling stories through video because she thinks it brings the community together. In her free time she is most...

Daniel Aponte
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Daniel Aponte

Junior Daniel Aponte is taking the video production course to help with overall filming and editing skills so that he can become a videographer. His favorite media project to work on is his podcast, The Inside Scoo...

Tallan Haueter
Staff

Tallan Haueter

Tallan Haueter is a sophomore at PHS and a member of the print team of the Viking Vanguard. He wants to tell stories about interesting problems and challenges that face PHS and its students and staff. His other interests are music...

Makayla Hall
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Makayla Hall

Makayla Hall is a Junior at Puyallup High School in the Viking Student Media program. She likes spending time with friends and is on the swim team. She also enjoys doing photography in her free time.

Multimedia Editor

Anju Wagner

Senior Anju Wagner has been a part of the Viking Student Media for the past three years. She is passionate about broadcast and loves anchoring for the school’s news channel. When Wagner isn't at school, you can find her out...

Maddy Weaver
Sports Editor

Maddy Weaver

Junior Maddy Weaver is taking this course because she found a passion for sports journalism and telling people’s stories. Her favorite media project to work on is On The Sidelines, the sports section of the news broadcast show....

Grant Huson
Co-Features Editor

Grant Huson

Sophomore Grant Huson is in his first year of journalism. Huson enjoys sharing other's stories that may not otherwise be heard. When he isn't writing, Huson can be found playing the piano, guitar, and the steel drums.

Katelyn Ervin
Co-Editor In Chief

Katelyn Ervin

Junior Katelyn Ervin, co-editor in chief, is taking this course to make your voice heard. Ervin enjoys writing feature and news stories because of the interesting elements of feature stories and the priority of keeping you informed...

Laci Doman
Co-Features Editor

Laci Doman

Senior Laci Doman is the Features editor for the Viking Student Media. She is taking this course because she enjoys telling the stories of people who may otherwise go unheard. Her favorite media projects are taking photos and...

Ethan Barker
A&E/Opinion Editor

Ethan Barker

Ethan Barker is a first-year newspaper student and the Opinion/A&E editor who joined because journalism has always interested him. He enjoys working on reviews and Focus stories for the paper, and can often be found reading,...

Digital Media Editor

Margo Hermann

Margo Hermann is a sophomore at Puyallup High School who joined Viking Student Media to learn more about writing and media production. Margo enjoys telling stories about people and art in her community. In her free time, she likes...

Riley Newell
Co-Editor In Chief

Riley Newell

Senior Riley Newell hopes to pursue a career in communications/journalism. She is a second-year writer for the Viking Student Media. She was a part of the 2021-22 National Scholastic Press Association Honor Roll and is now the...