Best of the Viking Shield

Selected articles from the Viking Shield, the Rainier Beach High School newspaper.

MLK Assembly

MLK Assembly

On Thursday January 15, 2016 Rainier Beach had an assembly which mourned the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the late Hamza Warsame. The assembly celebrated the 87th birthday of Dr. King and also mourned Hamza Warsame a kid whose death was proclaimed an accident. The assembly started off great it started off with […]

Fighting the good fight against sickle-cell anemia

Fighting the good fight against sickle-cell anemia

To me, a hero is someone who is involved in the community for the better. My community hero is an amazing woman named Foxy Davis. Foxy Davis is a Sickle cell survivor who has helped many in their efforts to be heard and understood. Foxy is one of the leaders in the Sickle Cell Task […]

Viking girls basketball team finishes historic season

Viking girls basketball team finishes historic season

Historical and amazing season for RBHS Girls basketball team. Rainier Beach high school is known for the amazing boys’ basketball program we have and is always praised because of it. Our girls’ team on the other hand never had the luxury of being praised and looked at as a solid team for years. This year […]

Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea claims eighth WIAA state title ring

Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea claims eighth WIAA state title ring

Throughout the season, the Rainier Beach Vikings were hailed second-best to Garfield. This isn’t common for Rainer Beach. The Vikings rarely have to prove to people who they are. Their name and history usually did the talking. This season, things weren’t the same. The Vikings started the season ranked No. 2 and having to fight […]

A Sickled History

A Sickled History

Many people may be wondering “what is Sickle Cell?” Sickle Cell is a genetic blood disease that affects about 70,000 Americans. It originated in Africa and spread with the migration of the people. Sickle Cell is not contagious in anyway it is strictly a genetic disease, meaning that someone in your family has to have […]

When Did Bullying become Cool?

When Did Bullying become Cool?

When did bullying become cool in the eyes of a human being? Why do we truly put people down to feel good about ourselves? When did talking about someone’s race, weight, disability spark fun in the eyes of our own. That girl you and your friends made fun of yesterday she had these things called […]

Corner Greeters

Corner Greeters

You may have noticed some Rainier Beach High School students involved in the “corner greeter” program.  Our students getting involved with this community program are Oumunique, Mariam, Jeremiah C, Jeremiah W, Alexx, Daniel, and Yobachinia. This program has been going on since June 2015. It focuses in on areas with youth violence and changes it with creative […]

How do you run from something that chases you?

How do you run from something that chases you?

How do you run from something that chases you? You can hide and peek around bushes You’ll always be in fear Always trembling in thought about the “What If?” When you lay down in the dark You can’t sleep because your mind is still awake Running in thought about the “What If?” While your body […]

Essence of Success Conference

Essence of Success Conference

Essence of success was a conference for aspiring African American students at UW. Students from all over the state came together to see UW and understand its values for students of color. It made sense to have Rainier Beach was in attendance! The Vikings attended and made sure to let everyone one knows they were […]

Environmental Leadership Summit

Environmental Leadership Summit

  On Friday December 4th, 2015, three Rainier Beach students attended an environmental leadership summit at Seattle Chamber of Commerce Suite and talked about ways to improve our planet and how we can make is a more sustainable place for the future. The three students that went were Shina Williams, Justin Gabriel, and Zion Thomas. […]