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The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

Ethan Barker

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor

Ethan Barker is the ACE (Arts, Culture, and Entertainment) Editor for the Viking Vanguard student newspaper at Puyallup High School. This year, which will be his second with the Vanguard and his junior year of high school, he hopes to improve his interviewing skills and work with the editorial team to investigate issues facing students. He consistently turns out reviews of blockbuster movies and shows, along with feature stories that focus on unique people and places. In addition to these, he enjoys playing guitar, swimming for PHS and his club team and reading the closest book he can get his hands on.

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Swimmer Overcomes Slump

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor
Published February 7, 2024
After the divisive reception of Season 1, can Halo redeem itself with season 2?

Halo Season 2: Weekly Reviews

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor
Published February 6, 2024
A look inside the windows of Valley Barber.

Puyallup Staple Serves Up Haircuts, Nostalgia

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor
Published December 19, 2023
Farm 12s lights shine on the outside portion of the building. “This was the VanLear bulb farm, the whole valley used to be bulb farms. This was bulb farm #12. And so thats where Krista got the inspiration from the name to be Farm 12 and honoring the heritage of the bulb farms and the bulb growth in the valley, Aaron Welch said.

Business Supports Community

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor
Published November 17, 2023
The Rat Utopia Experiment poses for a photo together.

Band Shares Music Inspirations

Ethan Barker, ACE Editor
Published November 17, 2023

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor
Published October 13, 2023
A school bus outside Puyallup High School.

Bell Schedule Impacts Buses

Ethan Barker, A&E Editor
Published October 13, 2023

Studio Holds Grunge Roots

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published June 9, 2023

Third Guardians Revisits Character’s Pasts

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published June 9, 2023
Guitar necks at the Warmoth building waiting to be delivered to customers. Photo by Ethan Barker.

Local Guitar Parts Company Jams On

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published June 9, 2023
Travis Calloway works with Kate Havice on a workout. I dont get sore as much anymore because Im working out, Im getting good recovery from softball,” Havice said.

Athletic Company Inspires Young Athletes

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published June 9, 2023

Foo Fighters Push Through Loss On New Record

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published June 9, 2023

Sickness Evokes Forward Passion, Student Expression

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published April 13, 2023
Memorial Library, established 1962. Photos by Grant Huson and Katelyn Ervin.

Library Science Building Closing (UPDATED)

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published April 7, 2023
A Clicker infected from The Last of Us. Graphic by Ezruh Hacker.

Last of Us Offers Emotional and Dark Storytelling

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published April 3, 2023

District Band Provides Experiences Outside of School

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published March 7, 2023

Newest Ant-Man stands among MCU middle ground

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published March 6, 2023

Batman: Arkham series still holds up today

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published March 6, 2023

A Note to Vanguard Readers Regarding Plagiarism

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published January 30, 2023

Matilda the Musical brings Dahl’s world to Netflix

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published January 27, 2023
Michelle Millman promotes breast cancer awareness.
“I do a lot of work for the American Cancer Society… that happened after I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in ’08 and breast cancer the following year, Millman said.

KIRO 7 News Anchor Discusses Career, Charity and More

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published January 27, 2023
Loak befriends a Tulkun midway through the new film Avatar: The Way of Water.

Web Exclusive: Avatar Sequel Dazzles 13 Years Later

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published January 18, 2023

Mock Trial offers experiences outside of the norm

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published December 16, 2022
Peter Billingsley as Ralph in A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)

A Christmas Story Christmas Review

Ethan Barker, Opinion/A&E Editor
Published December 16, 2022

Wakanda Is Forever

Ethan Barker, Staff
Published November 18, 2022

“Rings” gears up for finale

Ethan Barker, Staff
Published October 12, 2022

“Rings” remains in power

Ethan Barker, Staff
Published October 5, 2022
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