Viking Call

Upper Merion High's Student Newspaper



Freaky Folklore From Around the World

They tell you to be careful of urban legends, like BigFoot or the Loch Nessmonster, in which naive children gather around a campfire and hear about creaturesbeyond their imagination. Suddenly, the group becomes quiet and suspenseful, until thestoryteller suddenly makes…


Haunted Holidays

The gentle unease of spooky aesthetics rises as Halloween approaches. The precisebeginnings of this holiday are veiled in a layer of mystery, though historians generallybelieve that it began as a combination of Catholic traditions honoring the deceased andCeltic harvest celebrations….

Who was Wangari Maathai?

March is known as Women’s History Month. This month is dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Many famous women in history contributed to society, such as Amelia Earhart, Diana (Princess of Wales),…

How to Fix Your Feminist Girlfriend

Does your girlfriend insist on splitting the bill? Does she refuse to cook dinner when you come home from work?  Are you worried that her plans of going to college and pursuing a career may not be a joke? If…

What Are The NAACP Awards?

The NAACP Awards was first founded on August 13, 1967. These awards were meant to uplift and promote African American diversity, along with showing movements that fell behind civil rights and social justice. One quote from the NAACP website that…

Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” This quote was said by Martin Luther King Jr, who was a prominent Baptist minister who advocated for the use of nonviolent…

Promoting Progressive Conversations This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it is traditional that families gather and spend time together. This season, while it is one of joy and celebration, it is also a time of awkward and difficult confrontations with families of different political ideologies….

Cultural Diversity During the Holiday Season

Cultural Diversity is an important conversation that must garner more attention, as it’s too often that hate crimes are committed because members of one group felt offended by the culture of another group. It happens constantly, regardless of the attacker’s…


The Controversy Behind Thanksgiving

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is always held on the fourth Thursday of November each year, with the idea in mind that it is a time to give thanks and to be grateful with your family. But do you know the…

Diversity Featured

Encouraging Diversity in Media

In September, Disney released a sneak peek of their live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid, starring actress and singer Halle Bailey. The 90-second promotion showed a visually and musically promising project, yet there was mass controversy over Disney’s choice to…