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New Student Store coming Fall 2024

Changes Coming to SHS

Arianna Armiger, News Editor May 29, 2024

Murals Principal Jake Tyrrell explains the inspiration behind the addition of student-painted murals, stating “there are lots of white walls, but so many student ideas.” This idea started with filling...

Track and Field are celebrated during the morning State parade surrounded by their coaches, the student body and the SHS band playing in celebration.

Track & Field, Tennis and Baseball at State

Rebecca Pyun, Sports Editor May 29, 2024

June/State Brief The Steilacoom Track & Field team had multiple athletes qualify for Leagues and Districts, where they fought for a spot at State. 19 of those athletes qualified and competed at...

Coach Matt Robles connects with the 2022 Steilacoom team during a timeout. In this game against Lakes High School during the McCrossin tournament, Steilacoom ended up winning the game. Robles will now coach the Lakes Lancers this fall in a full-circle moment.

Boys Basketball Head Coach and Math Teacher Matt Robles is Parting Ways from SHS

Rebecca Pyun, Sports Editor May 7, 2024

The SHS student body and basketball team was recently shocked with the news that Matt Robles, math teacher and the SHS boys basketball head coach, will be leaving Steilacoom after this school year. Before...

Sophomore Lincoln Chaney (center) hears the announcement that his piece was chosen as the Congressional Art Competition winner. Chaney stood up to receive the award and then sat back down in disbelief, ultimately going up to the podium to accept and share a few words about how his piece depicts Joy for him.

SHS Sophomore Lincoln Chaney wins Congressional Art Competition

Lindsay Webster, Adviser April 22, 2024

“You have to look inside to really see the real person and their joys in life,” said SHS sophomore Lincoln Chaney after winning the annual Congressional Art Competition for his piece, “Chameleon.”...

Tulips take over Western Washington

Tulips take over Western Washington

Disaiya Turner, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

Tulips are known as the spring flower for their meaning of rebirth and renewal, and for being some of the first flowers to bloom in spring. It is also known by gardeners in Western Washington that the...

SHS Eco Club tries this new hydroponic growing set-up thanks to a grant that connects students to modern and efficient means of producing nutritious food.

Eco Club Diversifies SHS Ecosystems

Noelle Reger, Editor-In-Chief April 16, 2024

The eight-year-old club, Eco Club, previously called Environmental Stewardship Club, is rolling out a plan to build up SHS’ ecosystem. The group of students, guided by SHS science teachers Noble Hauser...

Seniors McKenna Novak, Anna Gentile from Life Christian Academy, WAVA sophomore Asher Weideman, juniors Luke Kelly, Grayson Riddle, sophomores Mara Fanony, Makenna Kelpman from Life Christian Academy, seniors Raquel Rohrer, Yuti Thakor, Alli McGhinnis, sophomores Maya Reber-Avila, Tavian Dabney, Sterling Officer, SHS math teacher Kathleen Eastman and sophomore Cameron Dennis stop to take a group photo while climbing one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China. Photo Submitted by: McKenna Novak

SHS Students Visit China

McKenna Novak, Opinion Editor April 16, 2024

The Chinese government funded an 11 day trip for 24 students from Lincoln High School and Steilacoom High School which included visiting the Great Wall of China, learning Tai-Chi, performing on China Central...

Women Lead at SHS

Women Lead at SHS

Noelle Reger and Issy Pancho March 27, 2024

Serina Su “I have strengthened my mindset and learned how to challenge these biases by using my voice. I will not be staying silent to a clear issue being presented to me.” Senior Serina Su has upheld...

Tyrrell Listens to Students

Noelle Reger, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2024

The Sentinel Sound has written various articles critiquing certain policies, practices and procedures of SHS. While last year’s administration once tried censoring the newspaper, the new administration...

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