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the Washington state Fair event center’s evergreen Hall was gutted by fire in the early morning hours of april 14, according to a press release. the Washington state spring Fair concluded the previous night at 8 p.m. no one was injured in the fire. “I think we can learn the importance of fire safety,” Washington state Fair Public Relations counsel Karen J. laFlamme said. “We do not know exactly what caused the fire, chances are it could be related to the water heater but it just reminds us of the importance, even in your own home if you have a water heater, do

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not have things stacked up against it. Know the importance of how fast a fire can spread because it spread rapidly.” “that building was built in the 1920s so it was really like an old barn,” laFlamme said. the south end of evergreen Hall housed the Fair Farm, a petting farm during spring Fair. the animals were in the building at the time of the fire. “We saved 49 animals and we lost one. We felt very fortunate that it was not the reverse numbers,” laFlamme said. In addition to the evergreen Hall, sales lunch, a food concessionaire housed in the northwest corner of evergreen Hall, was destroyed.

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culture of this school is positive and I am excited to be understands who we are, where we are going and it is a a part of it,” Fredericks said. “I have worked at several very easy transition,” smith said. Fredericks also expects a smooth transition. uyallup school District officials announced different schools and in several different districts and I “Philosophically my beliefs about leadership are in have seen what is out there. I knew when I got here, when administrative positions for the 2014-2015 school line with the culture of this school. our culture is run by I walked into the building I felt warmth and welcoming.” year monday, march 24. Fredericks went on to explain some of the emotions he relationships, positive relationships, I think that is at the PHs principal Jason smith will be moved to the position core of my goal. It is a mindset of always wanting to be of Rogers High school principal and PHs assistant has felt since the decision was made. better, of coming along side people instead of kicking “I have been feeling overwhelmed in good and principal eric Hogan will also become RHs assistant them to the curb,” Fredericks said. “It is challenging ways. overwhelmed by the principal. more powerful to help someone find their fact Dr. yeomans would trust a second-year “the opportunity (to be principal of Rogers) came “mR. FReDeRIcKs way. my values really align with the culture administrator, overwhelmed by anD I see tHIngs up and I thought about the amazing years V e R y s I m I l a R . F o R of this school so none of that has to change.” the responsibility, overwhelmed I have had at Puyallup High school and I steps are being taken to ensure a by the challenges faced in a B o u t a y e a R a n D thought that accepting a new challenge for a H a l F W e H aV e successful changeover. juggling learning and still being me going to a different building and starting Been WoRKIng “I meet with Dr. yeomans mostly just in my current job while we are togetHeR. over, professionally and personally, will be to pick his brain as he has secondary transitioning,” Fredericks said. something that I would like to do,” smith said. experience and mrs. thiel and I have been “I am sad as mr. smith and I are PHs assistant principal eric Fredericks has making a plan for 30 days out, 60 days out, very close.” J a s o n s m I t H been promoted to principal of PHs taking PRIncIPa l one year, five year to ensure we are prepared Despite being overwhelmed, smith’s place. for anything,” Fredericks said. Fredericks explained the other assistant principal maija thiel will remain smith expects collaboration in the future between the feelings he has towards the change. at PHs in her current position. Joining the PHs “I cannot state strongly enough how two schools as the administrations are coming from one staff next year as assistant principal is Willie important this school is to me. I do not take place. stewart Jr, current RHs assistant principal. the “I am looking forward to working with mr. Fredericks on for granted the responsibility of leading. While third assistant principal position is unfilled at smItH it is overwhelming, it is also very excited. I am curriculum planning, planning of two large public high this time. schools together, we are looking to do some collaborative very humbled,” Fredericks said. “I know that Willie stewart Jr. is the assistant this transition has been made easier by Fredericks and things. I would not be surprised if there were some fun principal at Rogers, he is going to be coming to Puyallup. things happening next year between the two schools,” Before he was there he was at Ballou Jr. High and lakes smith’s similar leadership ideas. “mr. Fredericks and I see things very similar. For smith said. High school. He has a wealth of secondary knowledge smith looks back on his time at PHs and is very excited to become a Viking,” smith said. “mrs. about a year and a half we have been working together. fondly. He understands the vision of Puyallup High school, he thiel is returning and she is amazing.” “the last eight years have been Fredericks enjoys the amazing. the students, staff atmosphere of PHs and and community here in the looks forward to being a valley have opened their arms part of it. and hearts to me. I am very “I knew that the grateful,” smith said.

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Above: According to leadership adviser Jamie Mooring, the food drive collected an estimated 8,000 items. In past years, the food drive has donated to the Puyallup Food Bank but this year are giving the food to the PHS food pantry, which will benefit PHS students and families. you could have a classroom ‘flocked’ with plastic pink flamingos,” Leadership The second annual Canned Madness adviser Jamie Mooring said. “They would food drive continues the March Madness be put in the classroom and the teacher theme that has helped encourage could not get the flamingos out until that competition and runs roughly along class brought in 20 cans and then they the same timeline as the actual March got to get rid of their flamingos. We tried Madness event. all kinds of strategies and it was never According to leadership adviser Jamie effective, we could not Mooring, the school has get kids to buy in and we often had difficulties “ S T U D E N T S E I T H E R could not get teachers BROUGHT IN FOOD with getting students to to buy in. Chris came DONATIONS OR donate. up with the idea last Different tactics M O N E Y T H A T W O U L D year to bring the March DIRECTLY GO TO have been tried to get Madness theme to PHS P U R C H A S I N G M O R E [and] for whatever students excited about FOOD.” the food drive. However, reason that brought the they were often not very buy in.” successful. Senior Chris Helle is One year DECA did the one who came up NICK O’NEILL the food drive and had with the idea of the food STAFF a ‘flocking’ competition drive having the theme to encourage people to of March Madness. donate. “Before I got [to PHS] you never heard “If you brought in 20 cans to DECA anything about the food drive. I figured B Y

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E DI TOR-I N- CH I E F........................M A DDY LUC A S M A NAGING EDITOR...............PATRICK FA IRBA NKS ....................................................SAMI LYNN OPINION EDITOR..........................JAYCEE HOUSE FEATURES EDITOR.......................... EMILY BAKER FOCUS EDITOR.............................KAMI MILLER A&E EDITOR..................................KYLE SMITH SPORTS EDITOR.............................SERENA FINK NEWS EDITOR...........................LYDIA JOHNSON AD MANAGER...............................JAYCEE HOUSE CIRCULATION MANAGER..................... TIA LUTHY SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR........................SAMI LYNN PHOTO EDITOR............................BAILEY PLUMB GR A PH IC S E DI TOR ................. S AVA N N A H JA R R E T T PHOTOGRAPHERS.........................SEAN FRIEBEL ................................................EMMA MILLER WEB MANAGER................................K YLE SMITH REPORTERS..................................ABBY DOVRE ...............................................GABE CARROLL ADVISER.............................SANDRA COYER, MJE

It is known many of our peers face similar struggles We constantly hear it—eat well and exercise to stay healthy. Many still seem to ignore this mantra and continue where may not be practical to create a healthy meal within to eat those potato chips or sit on the couch and binge- certain time constraints or they feel too swamped with schoolwork to find time for exercise. watch their favorite television show—or maybe both. Running through the drive-through after sports practice As teenagers, a healthy lifestyle may be hard to achieve. How many times have you gone to Taco Bell this week? is a much easier task than going home and creating a meal Sometimes we do not see how lifestyle choices now may to follow the food pyramid. After a six-and-a-half-hour school day and four more affect us in five, 10, even 20 years down the road. hours of homework, very few have the Teenagers are stuck in a place where we energy to complete a workout. are becoming adults but still want to have “TEENAGERS While this is understood, we also know the stress-free life of our childhood. We ARE STUCK IN A having a healthy lifestyle and making may want to be healthy but the thought of P L A C E W H E R E W E those choices are beneficial to anyone who our choices being applicable years in the ARE BECOMING makes them. future can be a frightening one. Five days out of the week, many students Our bodies are growing and these A D U L T S B U T S T I L L WA N T TO H AV E fall to the mercy of what school offers them choices can help us—or they can break us. THE STRESSto maintain a healthy life. We encourage We can get lost in schoolwork and forget F R E E L I F E O F O U R you to check out pages six and seven in to exercise, which could lead to the abuse CHILDHOOD” this issue where our staff has explained of the convenience of fast foods that may OUR VIEW the benefits of healthy options our school not be healthy for our bodies. offers, along with other suggestions to Students may feel the pressure of preserving a fit lifestyle amidst the stress of schoolwork and other activities weighing them down, making them feel as though they cannot school life. In addition, we suggest you find a personal plan which sacrifice any time to exercise. Sometimes we come to a point in our life where we works for you to produce the lifestyle healthiest for you, must choose between conveniences or we must sacrifice whether it be a workout plan, an eating plan or both. Whether the choice to be more fit is made for health to make healthier choices. These choices can begin a long reasons or as a way to boost confidence, anyone who makes debate over what is more rewarding in the end. As a staff, we understand the struggles of balancing a the choice deserves to feel and be as healthy as possible. Although it may just be a small step, that one step can school and social life while still allowing ourselves to make healthy choices. Our staff often stays late after school to create the track to success. Taking the opportunity can lead produce an issue of the Vanguard and will take advantage to other positive choices in the future, decisions that will leave you fit and living a healthy lifestyle. of fast food due to its convenience.

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Editorial Cartoon: “I drew this graphic in half-an-hour in sunny San Diego on a Friday night at Journalism Nationals. The prompt I was given said, “your school is going to cut the journalism department in favor of reading and math classes that will better support students in standardized testing.” I read the three articles I was given, annotated for half-an-hour and then drew birds because I like them. I thought of how I could incorporate them into my cartoon and soon found myself inspired by journalism and what it represents in my life. I ended up incorporating the birds with freedom of speech and all the fundamental parts of being a journalism student, which are not only important to me but important to my staff to keep these rights given through journalism,” Savannah Jarrett, graphics editor, said.

Staffer comes to peace with image As you grow older and mature you everyone know that they are trying to think people would be more focused bulk up for their next wrestling match. Hear girls talking about their sports on personality over image. I sit in a position between borders team, the killer workout they just where magazines tell you to not care finished and how they “needed it.” Look, I have tried it all. The Paleo diet what others think and be who you want to be. Yet turn towards the back of the worked to an extent but was too meat same magazine and run into a summer heavy for me and needed some type of starch to it break up. slim-down exercise page Nutrisystem, small with a headline that packed meals that taste reads “be your perfect like plastic; not my favorite. you!” Turns out that if you are Who is to say that I am looking to lose weight, it not perfect the way I am? is a numbers game. Count I sit in class every day, calories and stick to it. self-conscious of the way Exercising is no fun but I can feel my stomach yes, it helps. I am no expert hanging over the hem of runner, in fact I do a move my jeans. SAMI LY NN Wearing sweaters and M A N A G I N G E D I T O R called the run walk. In no way am I capable of running trying to pull the sides miles straight. But once you together to conceal, not start it can be enjoyable, until I feel like feel and not let anyone know. Feeling uncomfortable when guys I am turning blue, fingers tingling and clearly taller than you weigh less and going to die. Sometimes as I run down the road I make a point to mention it and let

feel funny in my big T-shirt. But then I remember, who cares? I have figured out that what other people think does not matter. Blast your music, run down the street in your doughnut T-shirt, it does not matter. It is generally assumed that people who are bigger are self-conscious and those who are smaller are naturally comfortable and happy with their body. No matter what you look like or what body you have it is hard to be comfortable with who you are. Keep in mind that where you are going is up to you. If you are not happy with your body, change it. But letting others influence the image you have of yourself and obstruct the vision you want to have for your future does not help you be the person you want to be. Take charge of your life, the only flaws you have are the quirks that you criticize yourself for. No matter how cheesy this sounds, love who you are and others will love you.


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Whenever I am feeling down; my spirits are low, I remedy myself thinking of the heroic Habanero The slender curves of the chili pepper get me so hot I must shed my sweater Other sauces have nothing to show not even the gentle grace of the Jalapeño When lackluster food merely underwhelms me, Frank’s RedHot is the cureall for my apathy When I desire more from my bland burrito, I reach for my mustachioed friend, Tapatio Reserved for my nightmares, however has to be the ghastly ghost pepper! While others dream of capturing their love, I generously pour mine from the bottle Because when it comes to spicy The only choice is to go full throttle My pallet may be in pain My eyes begin to swell But this meal sure looks lame And with you, dear Hot Sauce, All is well

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Q: What is your favorite healthy snack to eat after school?

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y first thought after crossing the threshold of my plane to San Diego was that Bilbo Baggins would be extremely proud of me. Like J. R. R. Tolkien’s hobbit, I was packing my bags and leaving a steaming cup of tea behind me in order to embark on an incredible journey to a mystical land (Student Journalism Nationals) with an odd array of characters (other members of the journalism staff ) and a wise wizard to lead the way (Sandra Coyer). EMILY BAKER The first day of our trip was April 9. I woke FEATURES EDITOR up bleary-eyed and grumpy and arrived at the airport with a cup of coffee in my hand and an only slightly improved attitude. I was nervous. This was my first plane trip without my immediate family after all and I figured that with my tendency to get lost, it was not a good idea to leave them behind. I soon found out, however, that my staff was going to become my replacement family during the competition. The National High School Journalism Convention took place within the walls of a fancy labyrinth. Behind each door was a new challenge to meet, ranging from combating 50 other teenagers to get your morning Starbucks or participating in a write-off. There were hundreds of seminars and workshops to choose from and I attended many. Looking back, it seems strange that what I learned the most on this trip was about family. None of the seminars I attended were about working together as a staff; I picked lectures that focused on improving your writing. At the end of each day I would head back to the room I shared with three other girls. We bonded over our shared love for pizza with pineapple and watched an alarming amount of cooking shows. We told stories about relationships, cats, weird dreams and awkward moments. Every day I unlocked another lesson on relationships with my staff members and other human beings in general. My teachers were not expert journalists or psychologists and they did not put the information on a PowerPoint. Instead, I learned through simple gestures, late night giggling and celebratory hugs. The Viking Vanguard had a lot to celebrate about. This was not surprising: we have always had a lot to celebrate from the first day I joined the team. We celebrate birthdays, scholarships, first attempts, in-depth reporting and whoever shows up with a large box of doughnuts on days where we stay late to meet our deadline. We celebrate hilariously botched headlines, sleep deprivation and pressing random buttons on the scanner until it works correctly. This constant celebration in any weather (although usually rain), just might be the secret to why we get along so well. At the NSPA awards ceremony, Vanguard celebrated as our newspaper placed seventh in the nation for our category. There were only eight staff members there but we screamed and cheered so loudly that our size seemed to triple. At the JEA awards the next day (where individuals who had competed in writing, layout and photography competitions waited to find out if they had placed) Vanguardians quadrupled each time a member of our staff was called to the stage. Here was the amazing thing: Whenever someone’s named was called, it felt like the entire staff had won. We were and are such a close family that each victory was felt by everyone in equal measure. All of us were proud of what our friends had accomplished and there was no criticism on the people who had not received awards. We knew that every single staff member was superior even if the judges did not see it, so each time a Puyallup High School student’s name flashed on the screen it was a way of awarding all of us. The Vanguard staff does not refer to itself as a family lightly. I realized this on my flight home, assessing the tired smiles on everyone’s faces and the companionable silence that surrounded us. We were returning from our adventure victors and heroes. But, personally, we had been so from the start.

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“I LIKE ORANGES AND TANGERINES BECAUSE THEY REMIND ME O F M Y FAVO R I T E P L AC E TO VAC AT I O N : FLORIDA.”

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In celebration of the community, The Viking Vanguard chose to dedicate “Viktor Viking” awards to the best local eateries, voted on by staff.

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“The service is great and super-fast. The food is all delicious, especially the crab delight as an appetizer, sunny delight as a main course and coconut ice cream as desert – watch out, it is a bit pricey!”

“Ice cream, hotdogs and huge slices of pizza. What could be better?” -Sami Lynn

Best Teriyaki:

-Patrick Fairbanks

Wok & Teriyaki

Best Pizza:

“Their teriyaki is fantastic and their salad is the best. The lady who works there is friendly and makes great wonton soup.”

Trackside “Authentically Puyallup and delicious. Contrary to popular belief, they do deliver.”

-Savannah Jarrett

Best Breakfast:

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Mrs. Turner’s

Best Coffee:

“Mrs. Turner’s embodies the home town café attitude: good service, good food, good price and plenty of syrup for your pancakes.”

Central Perk “Central Perk is a darling and understated coffee shop in downtown Puyallup that provides the most quiet and calming place to study while still providing delicious coffee, smoothies and baked goods.”

-Abby Dovre

Best Doughnuts: Happy Donuts

-Emily Baker

“Their doughnuts are really cheap plus they are always fresh. The employees are friendly and often remember you from past visits to the shop.”

“Great coffee and treats on a budget without having to pay for the atmosphere or hipster clothing of the barista.” -Sami Lynn

-Maddy Lucas

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“Fun upbeat atmosphere; welcoming and unique.”

“Real burgers with delicious ingredients; fun atmosphere.”

-Kameran Miller

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a little bit more work. “Healthy food is not as high as most people think. I can buy a five pound bag of organic frozen green beans at Costco for eight Watchers. Mediterranean diet. Jenny Craig. Low carbs. Juicing. High Protein. P90X. $5.99. They are flash frozen and have very little processing Binge dieting. or additives. The five pound bag would be 30 servings, You have heard them all, maybe even tried some of them. You see them on commercials, making each serving just 20 cents,” said Lassen. “I can blaring loudly out the speakers. buy a can of green beans that have been processed People all across America are on diets and workout programs, just trying to lose a with additives for 89 cents per can few pounds to improve their health; striving for that perfect beach body. making it 22 cents per serving. In Bodies of the fittest people in America w How do these people achieve such this case, the healthier option is “NUTRITION greatness? In the eyes of most Americans, having a slim, healthy body is something actually cheaper but it requires a I S 8 0 P E R C E N T people strive for all their lives. little more work.” OF A HEALTHY Rick Green, a health coach in the Puyallup area gives helpful insight on how one Lassen prepares and purchases food for L I F E S T Y L E . . . can achieve such goals in our health. her class based on these healthy options. 10 PERCENT IS “Monitoring your nutrition on a daily basis is the most important thing you can “When planning for what we make GENETICS AND do along with exercise in moderation. Maintaining your cardiovascular system and in class I take several things into THE OTHER 10 good energy levels are very important. Nutrition is 80 percent of a healthy lifestyle,” consideration. I look at quality, PERCENT IS said Green. “Based on the other two things, 10 percent is genetics and the other 10 health, price, food trends and E XCE R SISE .” percent is exercise. Nutrition plays the largest part of a person’s stature, body shape curriculum. Everything we make is and the way they maintain their health and their weight.” from scratch so we do not have the RICK GREEN This may come as a shock to most people view healthy living to be someone that highly processed foods. I try and COMMUNITY constantly is working out and participating in physical activity. introduce students to a variety of There are a few key things to maintaining a healthy diet. foods for all of the color palates,” Health and fitness teacher Susan Krippaehne also gives a few pointers and tips on how to maintain said Lassen. a constant and normal eating habits. There are a few tricks to incorporating less empty “Make sure you eat breakfast, it does not have to be big but you need some fuel. It is a good thing calories and more healthy and fresh food in one’s to not just have a breakfast full of carbs but also add a little protein in there to balance it all out. diet. Breakfast is a very important meal yet a lot of teenagers tell me they leave it out. Your body really “Ahead of time, cut up some cucumbers, needs that fuel,” said Krippaehne. carrots or peel an orange. Just have a plate in your For some people a healthy diet may look far away in the tunnel of a daily diet. Many factors such refrigerator with that stuff already cut up and as cost and different family dynamics can affect the food decisions one makes on a daily basis; washed so then you can just reach in and grab maybe even more than on may realize. them. When you want that snack you just want Culinary teacher Janese Lassen attests to this truth as she has seen prices increase and others it fast. You have to stop and peel the orange around her choose what is most convenient rather than what is more nutritious. and with chips you just reach in. Make “For some, price may be a factor. However, there are healthy options available at all price points. I the healthy things more available,” think that many people go for quick and easy and do not necessarily look at the health side of what said Krippaehne. they are eating. Most foods that are quick and easy to prepare typically contain highly processed For the complete story ingredients with unhealthy additives and are high in sodium,” said Lassen. Lassen has found that buying fresh food in bulk can help with the high cost even though it takes go to

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Physical education proves worthy activities that interest them so that they are more likely to continue doing that activity, Physical Education classes can offer a according to Health and Fitness teacher convenient way to get fit without spending Scott Campbell. “That is really why we offer that many your own free time at the gym. Students looking to get physically fit different classes; because not all people enjoy exercising in the need to keep in mind the same way,” Campbell wide range of activities said. “Probably the most available to them, so that “PROBABLY THE they can select the best M O S T I M P O R T A N T important thing with exercise is, in order to fitness plan for them. THING WITH maintain it and continue Athletic director Lisa EXCERSISE IS doing it on a daily basis, Muzinieks explains that IN ORDER TO there is no one way to M A I N T A I N I T A N D you need to enjoy the become fit and that doing C O N T I N U E D O I N G activity that you are doing. I do think that it is really only one activity will not IT ON A DAILY important what PE class lead to a well-rounded the student signs up for. work out plan. SCOTT CAMPBELL STAFF Ideally, that they are going “You cannot allow to get into a class that yourself to be boxed into thinking that there is only one right way meets their needs and their specific interest of doing something. If that were the case in those types of exercise.” Exercise can also improve your academics there would only be one way to coach an Olympic champion, only one way to coach as well, as is explained by Rick Wells, a football team, there would only be one Director of Health, Fitness and Athletics for kind of exercise you should do,” Muzinieks the Puyallup School District. “There are a ton of studies that show that said. “[Physical fitness] is not about, 'I am only going to run,' it is about, 'I am going to people who are fit and active do better in run but I am going to run in different ways, school. The fitness element is huge; fitness I am still going to stretch. I am still going extends to other [parts] of life other than just to do core work.' That is what it means to school work. You live longer, feel better and be physically fit. The physical fitness test your mental aptitude is better. Whether it is is not just one test, it is five or six tests. So work, play, leisure time or social life. Being you cannot say that there is only one way fit and healthy has an impact on all areas of to do something. There is no one way to do life,” Wells said. No one class is better suited to getting anything in life.” People looking to get fit should pick students physically fit, instead the amount B Y K Y L E S M I T H A & E E D I T O R

of effort put into the class is what determines success in becoming fit. “There are 24 hours in a day, everybody has time to exercise. You only need to do 30 minutes, five times a week. It is about making it a priority in your life, it has nothing to do with what classes you are taking. I do not think you can say that any one class is better than another, what determines whether or not you improve your physical fitness while you are taking a PE class is what your attitude is and what effort you are putting into your class,” Muzinieks said. “It does not matter if you are taking swimming or team sports or aerobics or weight training. If you do not try you are not going to improve and your fitness level will not improve.”

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Every day at the Puyallup School District Central Kitchen a staff of about a dozen cooks and bakers prepare on average 11,000 meals to be sent out to the schools in the district for the students and staff.

children who are more susceptible,” Osborn said. Robin Osborn, the Nutrition and Logistics Supervisor The Central Kitchen is also regulated by USDA and at the Central Kitchen, helps explain the work and organization put in to produce meals for around 50 OSPI. “The USDA and OSPI tell us how to plan a meal,” percent of the district. “We do a lot of the cooking here at the Central Osborn said. The main factors of a meal are the components. Kitchen,” Osborn said. “They do some cooking at the “Everything that is offered to every student has to secondary schools but they also receive some of the have certain components—so much meat, so much food straight from the vendors.” bread, so many fruits and vegetables,” Osborn said. However, this is not common throughout districts. “We in Puyallup are lucky because we have a Central “If you go through the lunch line you are offered five Kitchen so we can get a lot of foods raw and can then components no matter where you go and you can process them ourselves, whereas a lot of schools have decline two of them. You have to take three for it to to buy things already made,” Osborn said. “They do count as a meal—one of which has to be a fruit or vegetable, which is new this year.” not have the luxury of having New regulations come into place almost the kitchen and the labor “IF THERE ARE yearly. structure in place like we do.” KIDS THAT “With the Michele Obama regulations, The Central Kitchen WANT TO BE ON everything that we have to offer has to have at currently buys from three THE TASTING least 50 percent whole grain. That was phased food vendors: US Foods, COMMITTEE, in over the last couple of years,” Osborn said. Cisco and FSA. THAT WOULD BE “Requiring every student’s meal to have at “Different from other VERY HELPFUL. least a half-cup of fruit or vegetable was school districts we do what is IT IS ALWAYS new last year. Some things already have that called a bid process. We have HELPFUL TO included. The chili has meat and beans and a whole list of foods that we H A V E I N P U T F R O M the beans count as a vegetable.” want to buy and we send that ST U DE N TS....” Each meal is different and has a different list out to different vendors combination of components. so then they all come back ROBIN OSBORN “As an example if you were to get a with different prices. So who COMMUNITY hamburger, the bun counts as two breads, the we buy from changes every meat counts as two meats, so there are two six months based on the prices,” Osborn said. “It is more work but we get better of the five components already. If you wanted to take milk, that would be a third component but your meal pricing.” Price is only one of the many parts to large equation still would not count because you do not have a fruit of putting a meal together for the students and or vegetable yet. So you would have to have another thing—for example, with hamburgers we offer baked staff. “We want to make sure that the food fries, that counts as a vegetable,” Osborn said. There are also regulations for the salad bar and types that we provide for the students is of milk. wholesome,” Osborn said. “The salad bar always has to have certain things—it In addition to being wholesome, the is a color thing as far as fruits and vegetables go. You Central Kitchen have to have so many of each color category,” Osborn also falls said. “We also have to offer two different kinds of milk, under countless if you are going to have a flavored milk, it has to be fat free.” regulations. These are only a few of the requirements. “We also come under “The regulations that they put on are pretty intense,” stricter rules as far as the Health Department goes Osborn said. “There is a lot of detail about it. The than standard restaurant challenge is selling you what you want to buy for a low kitchens because we are enough price that you will pay for it but that it is still schools and we have edible. It is a big huge calculation. We have software that we input and then all the recipes are put in that small software.” The software also provides students, staff and parents with information about the meals. “Because of the software that we have, all the calories and nutrients for everything that we sell is online,” Osborn said. “You can just click the menu on the district menu and see all that information.” This information can be helpful for students who have dietary needs or are working to eat healthier. “There are standard things that we always carry everyday everywhere,” Osborn said. “Then we have what we call pace changers, like nachos, or chicken burgers as an example of pace changers.”

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Many students have stories about the first time so now you are going to have to have an electrical plug they tried the water from Eagle Tears, including senior in for it. Which actually makes the water colder and definitely nicer to drink,” Anderson said. “With that In the hall next to the library lies a strange and Jacob Watkins. “My sophomore year I remember coming back from includes a lot more money or a power plug in just to mysterious contraption known as Eagle Tears. Eagle Tears is a drinking fountain that produces a really long run with some of my friends,” Watkins have that work. So that is where you would come up water so cold it may have been pumped from the said. “A few of them said, ‘Hey, Jacob, we need to get with a dollar figure and the needed amount for the Antarctic ocean. Its cold waters make it the water some Eagle Tears’. [After trying it] I got wide eyed and more expensive piece of equipment to make that fountain of choice for many students. Eagle Tears said, ‘Oh my goodness that is incredible.’ That is how work.” Another factor in the water’s temperature is where I found out about it, I almost want to water is about 14 degrees Celsius “I KNOW THAT say that it started in cross-country that fountain is located, relative to the water source. colder than the other fountains PEOPLE COME FROM “Say there was a school who had a number of drinking either that or some of my friends just at the school. ALL AROUND THE heard about it. It was really popular fountains without the refrigeration component to it, T h e legend of Eagle SCHOOL TO GO on the cross-country team because my theory would be that if there was a water fountain Tears water is TO THAT WATER it is nice to get a cold drink of water that seemed to have a bit colder water than other so powerful FOU N TA I N.” water. My guess would be that would be the closest after a long run.” that it Several water fountains actually water fountain to the water source comes up into the draws in have a refrigeration unit connected building,” Anderson said. “If that was the first water students ANGELA REED to it, Eagle Tears being one, resulting fountain that came up closest to the water source from the AP CHEMISTRY TEACHER in its cold water according to Phillip coming into the building, that could possibly be colder farthest water than one farthest away from where that water Anderson, Maintenance Director. reaches source came into the building. So then “I believe in most of of school. Pre-AP and “I BELIEVE IN MOST you would have a little time for heat AP chemistry teacher the water fountains you OF THE WATER gain or water temperature gain away Angela Reed recounts her have a refrigeration-based experience with Eagle component that actually cools F O U N T A I N S Y O U H A V E from that main water source.” A REFRIGERATIONthe water. So the water would Tears magnetic powers. BASED COMPONENT “I know that people come in from the building THAT ACTUALLY come from all around source, it will go through COOL S T H E WAT E R .” the school to go to a refrigeration coil. It will that water fountain. I work and get colder due to a have been here eight refrigeration process which years and they have will come out as nice chilled PHILLIP ANDERSON done that since I water to the person getting a MAINTENENCE DIRECTOR have been here,” drink,” Anderson said. “I do Reed said. “I not know the exact answer to used to teach that but I may add that at some point that fountain may math on the have had an issue or a problem and it was potentially third floor and replaced and the replacement would have come with people would a newer refrigeration based component in it. [Which leave my room would] make it a bit cooler if it comes out to the person and go all the getting drink.” Custodian Irina Russu confirmed that Eagle Tears way down to the library to get water actually does have a refrigeration unit attached to it. and come back up. Hey, whatever Not all of the schools water fountains have these units it takes to drink water and not due to their cost. “You are going to have to have power for that system, energy drinks.”

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Popular music and books can often end up in a cycle of being the same thing as one another. The media presented here have broken away from these trends

Little Joy “Little Joy” – 2008

Easy-going and light, the sole album of “Little Joy” begins with a disjointed and staccato plucky guitar riff. The album as a whole has a sweet and happy tone. The album moves on to songs with less movement and more sustained melodies with longer notes but still manages to have a positive overall tone. It all sounds very loose; almost lazy but not quite disorganized. In “Keep Me in Mind,” lead vocalist Rodrigo Amarante sounds slightly flat and reminiscent of the Strokes; an homage to the fact that drummer Fabrizio Moretti was a member of that alternative rock band. One of my favorite things about this album is that each song has its own unique trait that sets it apart from the rest, be it the fuzz and distortion that is a trademark of lo-fi music, a verse in Portuguese or the enjoyable subtle presence of a cowbell.

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Kishi Bashi “151a” – 2012

Poppy with a touch of orchestral instrumentation, Kishi Bashi is unique. “151a” sounds kind of… sparkly. He utilizes lots of chimes, layered vocals and looped violin bites to create a busy melodies. Every part each song is thought out and individual. Each part comes together and meshes into a bright patchwork of violins, soothing falsetto and soft murmurs. The result of this are songs that are equally likeable and like nothing I have heard before. Kishi Bashi is more than loopers and shiny noise; he delivers his lyrics with a grace that would make it possible for him to mutter the phonebook and I would still enjoy it. Besides that, the lyrics themselves are beautifully written and vaguely existential. He repeats the chorus of “I am the Antichrist to You” several times—“Who are you? Who am I to you?/ I am the antichrist to you/ fallen from the sky with grace/ into your arms race.”

“Leviathan” by Scott Westerfeld

The National “High Violet” – 2010

“High Violet” is one of my favorite albums because of lead singer Matt Berninger’s voice, which has the quality of enveloping the listener in a blanket of noise. Berninger’s somber baritone and the depressingly beautiful lyrics work together to create a feel that can be interpreted as either hopelessly sad or hugely inspiring. Berninger sings at a volume that could be defined as “an inside voice.” Each word is slightly held back and drawn out to better let them sink in.The lyrics are often heavy with melodramatic imagery—“Sorrow’s my body on the waves/ Sorrow’s a girl inside my cake/ I live in a city sorrow built,” Berninger mumbles in “Sorrow.” Although not technically in a minor key, “High Violet” and the majority of The National’s discography has a ring of sadness to it. It is not debatable that the National cannot put out explicitly positive music (the Dallas Observer has an article entitled “The National Can’t Write Happy Songs”) but the instrumental backing is enough to masquerade their melancholic songs as almost happy.

“Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is that one friend you have who is the complete opposite of you. Oliver is brash, offensive and sometimes painful to read in her refusal to deliver any sentences, plot twists and themes nicely. Nevertheless, Oliver’s observations and sly humor is addicting, so much so that I found it impossible to put this book down. The story surrounds a single day in extremely popular Samantha Kingston’s life. She lives like the stereotypical mean girls of every high school do: parties, drinking, various illegal activities, bullying the outcasts and obsessing over drama. Oliver leaves little out and blatantly describes every inch of Samantha’s immoral but realistic life. “Before I Fall” has a dramatic twist: Samantha dies… And wakes up the next day only to find that she is stuck reliving the day of her death. “Before I Fall” is one of those books that reveals gritty and bitter truths about the world and the people who inhabit it: You never really know people until it is too late. Oliver’s strength has always been the amount of realism she puts into her books, even though they all have fantasy and science fiction elements. The reason you like Samantha Kingston is because she is believable; she is the girl you have always admired yet despised. And because of her rawness, she captivates you in the deep exploration of what it means to die and consequently what it means to live.

“Airborn” by Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel’s “Airborn” is an old book. For 10 years it has sat quietly on bookshelves, entertaining readers with a captivating and mysterious world that is a strange clash of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy. I do not remember how many times I have read the series but I remember the day it was handed to me as if it was a family heirloom. My mother and sister cherished the Airborn series like no other and for good reason. “Airborn” has not become dated though the years. This might be because the universe is so loosely explained that Oppel never even reveals if the story

takes place on Earth or not. All the audience knows is that the story takes place in a world where primary transportation comes in the form of airships. Protagonist Matt is a 14-year-old boy who is extremely easy to get attached to. Whether this is because of his charming narration or believable thoughts and actions, I am not sure. The novel is strange; it almost feels like you are reading someone’s dream. Oppel throws everything from mythical flying creatures to angry pirates into a single book, then continues on a reckless yet fun and exciting journey in the following books. For me, “Airborn” is not just nostalgic because of its age. “Airborn” is reminiscent of the days when our childhood imagination had no limits. When airships

Peeking out from the overwhelming stacks of vampire novels and teenage romance, there lies a new fiction genre: Steampunk. It has not gotten popular or prevalent enough to make every steampunk novel boring or unoriginal sounding yet and, to top it off, the genre in itself has a pleasingly odd ring to it. This is especially true for Scott Westerfeld’s steampunk novel “Leviathan.” The novel takes place during World War One but not the war you are thinking of. Instead, this war is between the Clankers, people who rely heavily on machines, and the Darwinists, people who have managed to genetically alter animals into things like vehicles and weapons. The surprising thing about the “Leviathan” series is the amount of emotion Westerfeld manages to weave in while still maintaining an extremely detailed plot. The characters have heart. Becoming too plot-heavy is a common mistake for writers, but Westerfeld dances around it as if there was nothing to worry about in the first place. With the amount of mastery and charm Westerfeld so cleverly displays throughout the books, I suppose that such a well-practiced author really does not have anything to worry about. I look forward to his new book (coming fall 2014) and can not wait to see where his skills will bring readers next.

could take you to both secret islands and outer space. Oppel’s series is a whimsical masterpiece fit for any and all ages. Admittedly, I read it when I was a kid and might value it only because it reminds me of ‘the good old days.’ After rereading it recently, however, I am convinced that it is simply a beautiful novel. If you want something completely off kilter, well written and smile-inducing, read “Airborn.”


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ith the relay baton in hand, your muscles tense as you impatiently wait for the crack of the start gun firing. No thoughts. No words. You barely hear the crowd and teammates screaming encouragement at you. It is nothing but left foot, right foot. Heel to toe. You hand the gleaming baton to your teammate, adrenaline pumping. All you can say is “Go! Run! Keep running!” as you watch the baton move to the third person, the fourth and then finally across the finish line. For the girls 4x1 relay team, their April 12 race ended in victory. Sophomore Taylor Hansch, juniors Katie Hawley and McKenna Cardwell and senior Paige Wolter were overjoyed and ecstatic over their win, since they had only practiced once or twice together. “They put us in the slow heat because we had not run it before, they had to approximate what time we would do,” Cardwell said. “So I was not expecting a whole lot which made our first place really cool and exciting. We ended up finishing around 50 seconds.” Coach Jamie Smith was amazed by the girls’ performance. “They not only beat their heat but beat the times of everyone in the next two heats that were faster than them. They got that time without any competition. They blew it out of the water and beat the next team by a fraction of a second which in the 4x1 is a big deal,” Smith said. The relay team had their own uncertainties about the race from the start. “We were really worried about hand-offs and the fact that we had someone who had never run with us before on the team,” Hawley said. “I have been receiving from Paige all year long but I think the biggest difference was our first hand off from McKenna to Taylor because we had only practiced that and had never had that hand off in a real meet situation.” Individually, each team member was worried about their

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Senior Paige Wolter and junior Katie Hawley run the 4x1 relay at the meet against Rogers, April 24.

performance as a runner. Being on a relay team not only takes a group effort but individual effort as well. Wolter was third in the beginning usually determines how the rest of the race will go.” the hand off. Hawley shares her own anxieties about the “All I was really thinking about during the “THEY BLEW race. race was just ‘go fast.’ It is such a short race IT OUT OF THE “I run anchor, the fourth leg, so the hardest that you cannot really think about what you W A T E R A N D B E A T part is that you are the one who has to get the are doing; you just have to go for it,” Wolter THE NEXT TEAM baton cross the line. It is like, ‘I could be the said. “For my position the hardest thing is just to stay in your zone. I have to receive it in B Y A F R A C T I O N O F one that wins it or loses it for the team,’ which A SECON D...” is stressful but it is a fun spot to run,” Hawley my zone and hand off in the right zone, make said. sure your steps are right and you do not run Being second runner, Hansch believes that out of your lane.” JAMIE SMITH even though they won, there is still room for Cardwell was starting runner for the relay COACH improvement. team, adding extra pressure to start the race “I just wanted to try my best; we were in the slow lane off well. “I had not run it as that team before so I was really nervous so I did not think anything would come of the race. I could as to how that would work,” Cardwell said.”I was running first have worked on my form a little more, like keeping my arms leg so that was super nerve wracking too. How you perform at were they need to be. Our hand offs were great but they can

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