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Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Tova Gaster

November 6, 2019

First, your chest tightens. Then, your lungs starts to wheeze. Suddenly, you can’t draw a breath. Now, run three miles.  For many athletes at Garfield, asthma and other respiratory illnesses are a day-to-day reality of playing a sport. While asthma is often seen as a relatively minor illness, ...

Top Dawg

Top Dawg

Liam Hyde

November 6, 2019

Claire Becker has spent all four years of her high school career with the Varsity Volleydawgs, and is looking to end it at the top of her game.  Becker started playing at Hamilton International Middle School in 6th grade and has been playing at the varsity level ever since.  Through all the intens...

The Dawg Pound

The Dawg Pound

Grace Chinowsky

November 6, 2019

If you see a spirited pack of Garfield students waving signs and screaming at your next sports game, chances are, you have the Dawg Pound to thank. The new club, formally named the Garfield Team Support Club, aims to bring spirit to the high school athletics scene. Lampton Enochs, one of the club’s...

Polarized Politics

Polarized Politics

Sam Treat

November 6, 2019

Garfield’s political climate is more polarized than ever. Compromise, bipartisanship, and unity have been replaced by identity politics, polarization, and discord. Politics have become binary; we view people as either with us or against us, with no room in the middle. This attitude undermines our school...

Worthless Walkouts

Corinna Singer

November 6, 2019

Garfield students are tired of walkouts. I don’t blame them. Our walkouts are rising in frequency and diminishing in passion. They have transformed into self-congratulatory parades which fail to get anything done. Take the recent Climate Change March: there was a clear goal of fighting global warming...

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Dominic Sullivan

November 6, 2019

TOLERATING, THAT’S THE WORD I DON’T LIKE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTING, IT MEANS something is bothering you and you are just gonna let it happen.

Freshletes

Matt Lord

November 6, 2019

Photos by Jefferson Ashby Shay Camplin Women's Swim For Shay Camplin, swimming is second nature. She started swimming in the first grade, and she has stuck with the sport ever since. At first, swimming was hard for Camplin. “In my younger years, I wanted to quit almost every time I tried it...

Doorway Doomsday

Doorway Doomsday

Nat Beaumon

November 6, 2019

This September, many students were alarmed to find that the doors on the east side of Garfield had been blocked off. These concerns were elevated when Mr. Howard announced at the first assembly of the year that anyone who went through the doors would be given Saturday school. This has left many wondering...

At the CORE

At the CORE

November 6, 2019

Having people of color be more involved allows for more conversations to be had.

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

Simone Cielos

November 6, 2019

The HCC program, along with other advanced learning programs, has been deeply ingrained into the Seattle Public Schools. Garfield’s status as an HCC magnet school has only made these programs more prominent to us. Inevitably the same question arises with each passing school year: What if these programs...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Téa Fortune

November 6, 2019

Imagine being able to take courses in American Sign Language, vector calculus, and organic chemistry before graduating from high school. For many juniors and seniors at Garfield, these exotic classes have become part of their daily routine. This path is called Running Start, a program which allows juniors...

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Irya Bland

November 6, 2019

Within the last few months, it seems like vaping has taken over every news platform. Every day there is another story about a teen in the hospital or a vaping product in the process of being banned. However, this isn’t the first time vaping or e-cigarettes has been in the news. Vaping first became...

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