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The Sound

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The Sound

The student news site of Gig Harbor High School

The Sound

Senior Year Expenses
Senior Year Expenses
Kylie Klipper, Journalist • May 22, 2024

Senior year has proven to be expensive. With graduation, prom, scholarship ceremonies, and grad parties fast approaching, the expenses for each...

Growing Up - The Evolution of Friendship
Growing Up - The Evolution of Friendship
Cassandra Garay, Journalist • May 21, 2024

Most kids start school in kindergarten, allowing them to be exposed to how academic life works, but with the basics of learning their primary...

Teacher Spotlight - Mrs. LeRoy
Teacher Spotlight - Mrs. LeRoy
Julia Clarke, Journalist • May 20, 2024

From Marine Biology to Field Ecology Mrs. Le Roy spends her day educating students about the world we live in. Even in such an ecologically diverse...

The Great Girls Golf goes to Leagues
The Great Girls Golf goes to Leagues
Hailey Gray, Journalist • May 15, 2024

The girl's golf team is the league champion for the second year in a row!! Having been undefeated throughout the season, they managed to shoot...

Senior Year Expenses
Senior Year Expenses
Kylie Klipper, Journalist • May 22, 2024

Senior year has proven to be expensive. With graduation, prom, scholarship ceremonies, and grad parties fast approaching, the expenses for each event have accumulated to create an unreasonable budget for...

Guardian of the Monarchs
Guardian of the Monarchs
May 21, 2024

Homero Gomez Gonzalez was a Mexican environmental activist, agricultural engineer, and politician in Ocampo, Michoacan, Mexico, who managed El Rosario Butterfly Reserve. Gomez had grown up in El Rosario, on the eastern side of Michoacan. He came from a logging family and was a logger before becoming an environmentalist and anti-logger, although he was...

Boys Baseball Heartbreaking loss to Mercer
Boys Baseball Heartbreaking loss to Mercer
May 20, 2024

Baseball is a sport filled with highs and lows. The Tides boys baseball faced an extreme high after an exhilarating win over the Capital Cougars, this win allowed the Tides to continue on into state playoffs. Continuing off into playoffs the Tides faced off against Mercer Island Islanders. This game had a lot on the line, especially for the seniors,...

Drama with Drake and Kendrick Lamar
Drama with Drake and Kendrick Lamar
May 16, 2024

For years, rap artists have competed against each other, trying to be the best rap artist of our generation. Over the past week, the long-term beef quickly turned into diss tracks with many accusations. The drama concerns Canadian rapper Drake and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar. A few other people involved are Metro Boomin, J. Cole, Rick Ross,...

Growing Up - The Evolution of Friendship
Growing Up - The Evolution of Friendship
Cassandra Garay, Journalist

Most kids start school in kindergarten, allowing them to be exposed to how academic life works, but with the basics of learning their primary colors and numbers. This is also a time where these children...

Teacher Spotlight - Mrs. LeRoy
Teacher Spotlight - Mrs. LeRoy
Julia Clarke, Journalist

From Marine Biology to Field Ecology Mrs. Le Roy spends her day educating students about the world we live in. Even in such an ecologically diverse area, many students here at Gig Harbor High School don’t...

Down to Dress
Down to Dress
Cassandra Garay, Journalist

The 2024 school year is coming to an end with just a couple weeks left for the seniors before they leave and graduate, never looking back. As the May and June months continue, senior events are happening,...

Current Fashion Trends
Current Fashion Trends
Ambrielle Reynolds, Journalist

Cold, wet, and stormy days are officially gone! Are you tired of wearing dark shades and being cold? Well, you're in luck! The warm, sunny, and clear skies are back and here to stay! Get ready to fill...

Whats up With Tipping Culture?
What's up With Tipping Culture?
Fia Powers-O'Keefe, Journalist

In recent years, our economy has gone through the ringer. A pandemic, various economic fluctuations, and severe inflation. During COVID, local businesses and other companies took a punch, setting them...

Photo credit: UhOhPhotography - September 22nd, 2023
Tides Football Training Camp at University of Idaho
Mason Hasslinger, Photographer • May 20, 2024

Many students are looking forward to the end of the year, and for our football team, that means going to their annual training camp in Moscow, Idaho. The Gig Harbor Tides football team plans on leaving just three days after school gets out to make the long trek across the state to the University of Idaho. I...

The Great Girls Golf goes to Leagues
The Great Girls Golf goes to Leagues
Hailey Gray, Journalist • May 15, 2024

The girl's golf team is the league champion for the second year in a row!! Having been undefeated throughout the season, they managed to shoot some of their best scores for an easy and dominating score of 422, which was a 48-stroke advantage against their main competitor, Capital. As a result of their...

A Look Into Our Softball Team
A Look Into Our Softball Team
Hallie Hunter, Journalist • May 9, 2024

The 2024 Tides softball team has had great success this season, with lots of big league wins against their competitors. The team has their final league game tomorrow night at Peninsula High School at 3:30. The team has had lots of success, specifically this week with an 18-4 win over North Thurston on...

State Parks
State Parks
Clara Reis, Journalist • May 22, 2024
There are so many state parks in the United States. Nearby, Washington and Oregon have some very pretty state parks. I asked some people about their favorite state parks, and Olivia McClements (10) said, "I love to go to Fort Flagler State Park in the
Favorite Places in Gig Harbor
Favorite Places in Gig Harbor
Clara Reis, Journalist • May 10, 2024
Here in Gig Harbor, there are many enjoyable and beautiful areas you can visit. Whether it is downtown or a trip to Fox Island, there are many great places to explore.

I asked Mary Kiah Sawyer (11) about her favorite spots in Gig Harbor, and she said,
New Music on the Rise
New Music on the Rise
May 6, 2024
Music is a universal language found throughout all of history and all of the world. Along with that, there is music in every genre and language
Spring Break
Spring Break
May 6, 2024
Spring break, the week-long recess from school, is often seen as the travel break. Along with every other break
Taylor Swifts New Album - The Tortured Poets Department
Taylor Swift's New Album - The Tortured Poets Department
May 3, 2024
On April 19, 2024, Taylor Swift dropped her 11th studio album, after a wildly successful year including the highest
Teacher Spotlight - Ms. Anderson
Teacher Spotlight - Ms. Anderson
April 30, 2024
Gig Harbor High School has many wonderful teachers, and one of them is Ms. Anderson, the resource teacher. She
1, 2, 3, 4, 5... SIX!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5... SIX!
GHHS Drama Department puts on a second musical this year
Reid Clevenger, Journalist • May 13, 2024

In a turn of events, the Gig Harbor High School drama department has decided to put together an extra production this year! “SIX the Musical” is a...

Artists interpretation of the memorial
A Memorial for Adrian Gunter
Grace McKee, Journalist • May 10, 2024

Shortly after Adrian Gunter's unexpected passing on January 21st, a GoFundMe was created by the McKee family to raise funds to create a memorial in his...

Farewell to Our Retiring Teachers
Farewell to Our Retiring Teachers
Madi Hale, Journalist • May 10, 2024

After a combined 72 years of dedication to countless Gig Harbor High School students, between Mr. Greetham and Ms. Janksi, it is time for them to close...

Woodwind Trio Wins State
Woodwind Trio Wins State
Maya Holmes, Editor • May 8, 2024

On Friday, April 26, 2024, ten very talented musicians from Gig Harbor High School - Henry Davis (11), Leah Everling (11), James McCourt (11), Aubrey Wade...