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Baseball wins KingCo for the first time in 17 years

The Vikings celebrate their first KingCo championship victory since 2001 following the team's 7-3 victory over Skyline High School on May 9, 2018.

Caden Frank, Reporter

May 18, 2018

When the Vikings slipped into the final slot of the KingCo playoffs, they had already reached the goal they set at the beginning of the year. Despite reaching their goal, senior Brandon Fothergill said there was still an urgency in him, knowing this was his last year performing in front of his friends, an...

Games worth getting: Samorost 3

Games worth getting: Samorost 3

Nathanael Martinez, Webmaster

May 14, 2018

Hello! I’m Nathanael Martinez and this is Games Worth Getting, a review column intended to share interesting mobile games that I feel are worth purchasing. Although I select each game primarily because of their presence on mobile, they may be available on other platforms. Now without further ado, he...

Games worth getting: Flower

Games worth getting: Flower

Nathanael Martinez, Webmaster

March 13, 2018

Welcome to the first ever installment of Games Worth Getting! I want to use this series as an opportunity to share video games that I think are worth buying. I know that most people don't want to spend money on digital entertainment–especially mobile games–but I hope I can at least explain why each ...

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

Editorial: Sick students should stay home

February 9, 2018

Being sick does not always equate to staying home from school. Students can be seen — or rather, heard — in their classes sniffling and sneezing all throughout the period. Even if ill students make sure to wash their hands consistently and cover their mouths when they sneeze, they still pose the threat...

Interim Principal reboards the Viking ship

Interim Principal reboards the Viking ship

Cami Brix, News Editor

February 9, 2018

From Mar. 9 to the end of the 2017-18 school year, former assistant principal John Loy will serve as interim principal. Loy will be stepping into the shoes of principal Vicki  Sherwood, who is retiring after 35 years. To make a smooth transition, Loy will be working alongside Sherwood and the admi...

Students hit the slopes

Students hit the slopes

Sam Goetze, Reporter

February 6, 2018

Blue skies, fresh powder and some good friends are the perfect ingredients for a day on the slopes. With the impressive amount of snow the Northwest has had this winter, many high school students are heading to the mountains to ski and snowboard. Whether someone is an instructor, a highly experience...

Awesome Possum Podcast Ep. 1: “This Old Dog”

Awesome Possum Podcast Ep. 1:

Kyle Bender and Christian Barlow

February 5, 2018

Hello! We, Christian and Kyle, are excited to announce the inaugural episode of our podcast, the Awesome Super Old Music Podcast of Old Super Awesome Music or ASOMPOSAM (pronounced “Awesome Possum,” of course). We don't always review old music, but we do think possums are pretty cool. In this first ...

Classroom turns courtroom for weeklong mock trial

Prosecuting attorney Jaeden Burdge cross-examines a witness as jurors Vanessa Pilat and Natalie Brown look on. During the trial, Burdge and the other prosecuting attorney for the class split the workload with Burdge taking on cross-examination and the closing statement while her partner shouldered the opening statement and direct examination.

Kaylea Agate, Reporter

February 1, 2018

The gavel raps sharply against the desk and the judges take their seats, signaling that court is now in session. A witness is called and takes the stand after being sworn in by the bailiff, and an attorney approaches to begin questioning. In room 913, the Pullman Trial is in full swing. From Jan...

Students develop physical, interpersonal skills

Students develop physical, interpersonal skills

Oliver Hopcroft and Sam Goetze

January 11, 2018

A small group of students sits clustered around a table. A shout of “Bingo!” rings out through the open door. Here, in room A104, students from the Functional Skills and Academics classroom work together in pairs with general education students, known as peer coaches, who volunteer their time. ...

Student and peer coach bond

Student and peer coach bond

Kaylea Agate, Reporter

January 11, 2018

In the library first period, the melodies of The Beatles’ “Let it Be” or Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” can be heard coming from the computer lab. The source of that sound can be traced to senior and peer coach Henry Vickers and junior Nick Hawley, singing along togethe...

Senior peer coach gains new perspective

Senior peer coach gains new perspective

Rachel Zaharia, Reporter

January 11, 2018

When senior Jacob Krieger began the school year with an empty period, he didn’t know what class to fill it with. After considering his options, Krieger decided to become a peer coach, and now he spends fifth period each day in the Functional Skills and Academics classroom, working with the students t...

Standing recognizes our growth

Jonah Austin, Reporter

January 9, 2018

When it was first published in the September issue of the children’s magazine “Youth’s Companion” as part of the National Public School Celebration of Columbus Day in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was supposed to instill the idea of nationalism in students. In the century since then, circums...

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