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A Tell All With Mr. Barash

It is often said that in a trio one person is always left out, which explains why duosare considered to be stronger. However, if duos supposedly work, then why is it that theschool play is continuously outshined by the yearly…

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A Recap of Hoco Week

Homecoming week was such a blast It was filled with fun activities and themes. This schoolyear, we had Tunesday Tuesday, Barbie Day, Jerzday Thursday, and then Friday was Blue andGold Day. Many people participated, including myself. On Tunesday, loads of…

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Vegetables and our Digestive Health

Brussels sprouts, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, sweet peppers, spicy peppers, green peas, beats, celery, artichokes, kale, and squash.  These are only a few of the estimated 20,000 vegetables that exist on our planet. …

Midsummer & a Mattress

Art by Iz Lee and Sofia Lydecker


Most little kids tend to fantasize about their teenage years, daydreaming about the future as if it’ll be the same as any coming-of-age movie revolving around young love, and adventure. Myself included. A much younger version of me wholeheartedly believed…

Club Shoutout: Sign Language Club

We’re all familiar with the most common languages that most schools offer, like French and Spanish, but what about a language that’s just as important, but not spoken? Sign language, a form of communication that utilizes everything but a person’s…

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Student’s Savior: Karlheinz Brandenburg

Scouring through Netflix as one does when bored during the weekend I came across an informational show called History 101. As of October of this year, this program has two seasons, both of which cover topics that are random yet…

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Men’s History Month

Last month we celebrated, what some might consider, the worst time of the year: Women’s History Month. Whatever excuses these feminists may have, it’s quite literally, the single most pointless celebration of the year. Sure you’ve gone through centuries of…