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Much More Than Sumo

The Wild World of Japanese Pro Wrestling
Sylvester Gross-Hamburger, Staff Member May 29, 2023

As American martial arts undergo a crisis, with UFC spiraling under the concussed reputation of Dana White’s PowerSlap and growing infighting within major wrestling promotions like WWE/F, a new scene...

Japanese Fashion Designers

Japanese Fashion Designers

Celebrating their influence and legacy.
Maile Quenzer and George Martin May 26, 2023

Fashion in America as we know it today is an amalgamation of styles and influences from cultures all around the world. One country that has produced some of the most influential fashion designers in history...

Hammer Time

Hammer Time

Garfield's Matilda the Musical opens in one week, and preparations are in full swing.
Mairead Averill May 26, 2023

Garfield Theatre is kicking into high gear for its biggest show of the year, Matilda the Musical. Since January, Garfield Theatre’s various departments have been hard at work constructing the world of...

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The Conclusion of COVID (?)

The COVID-19 public health emergency has expired. So now what?
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff May 26, 2023

On January 31, 2020 the Department of Health and Human services declared that COVID-19 presented a public health emergency. Since then, the declaration has been renewed 13 times. But on May 5, the CDC...

AAPI Allstar Athletes

A highlight of exceptional AAPI athletes.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual and Jeremy Cogswell May 26, 2023

Interview with Katie Fiso and Zoe Ozretich:  Q: What sport do you play and how long have you played it?  Zoe: I have been playing soccer since I was in first grade. They kind of just gather up...


Fostering community for AAPI students at Garfield.

On Friday, May 26th, Garfield’s Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) will host AAPI Fest in the Garfield gym. The affinity event for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identifying students...

Scandalous Sports

How have sports’ biggest cheaters been caught for their mischievous tactics?
Jordana King, writer May 1, 2023

People love sports. Athletes dedicate their entire lives to their craft. So why are sports scandals as common as they appear to be? Whether it’s conspiring with outsiders or lying to referees, cheating...

More Locks on the Dog Pound

A talk with security about Garfield’s new safety measures
Sylvester Gross-Hamburger, Staff Member April 29, 2023

The years since Covid have been rough for Garfield and Seattle Schools, but the district’s recent changes to security are hoping to fix that. Isaac Yescas is a new member of Garfield’s security staff...

Spring Serves

Boys volleyball becomes the newest spring sport.
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual April 28, 2023

Introducing the most recent addition to spring club sports! Inspired by watching the girls volleyball practice and Erik Shoji play for America, a group of athletes banded together to start the Boys’...

Cinematic Sensations

Cinematic Sensations

The most anticipated movie releases still to come this year.
Nikhil Choudhury April 28, 2023

2023 has been filled with exciting releases from Cocaine Bear to The Super Mario Bros, but we have yet to see some of the best movies that 2023 has to offer. As we move deeper into the year the world of...


Freshman athletes that are making their impact this spring.
Imbie Jones April 28, 2023

  The transition to highschool sports is already hard enough, so just imagine being a freshman on varsity! The pace, strength, IQ, and knowledge of varsity athletes is something most younger players...

Jazz Washing Away

Jazz Washing Away

Washington Middle School jazz band may be leaving classrooms.
Olivia Thompson April 28, 2023

In the upcoming school year, students at Washington Middle School are at risk of losing their distinguished jazz band, as well as features of their music programs. Due to Seattle Public Schools budget...

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