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Getting Crafty

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres
The many rewards of creative projects.
November 19, 2020

From knitters to painters to jewelry makers, Garfield’s student body is full of creative students who find time to practice their unique skills. As a creative outlet, crafting has become an important...

Mess Playlist – In your room

Art By Molly Chapin
November 19, 2020

Messenger gives you some tunes to listen to in your room, while the weather is cold and the boredom is high. Take some time to vibe out and release some weight off your shoulders. Full playlist on Spotify...

The Changing Film and TV Industry Amidst The Pandemic

by Kien-Binh Vo
How the film and TV industry has changed and adapted to the pandemic life.
November 19, 2020

Over the past several months,  the entertainment and movie industry has adapted to the restrictions brought on by the pandemic across the nation. The big releases and in-person experiences known to generate...

Borat 2: The Sequel We Didn’t Need but Got Anyway

Art By Molly Chapin
Reviewing the new Borat movie.
November 19, 2020

This review contains Spoilers for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. CW: Anti Semitism, Islamophobia, Romaphobia, Political Extremism Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the sequel to Sasha Baron Cohen’s irreverent...

Photo Focus

Left: Picture of Maxine Embry, taken by Maxine Embry; 
Right: Picture of Kaelin Silas, taken by Kaelin Silas
Close-ups on Garfield student photographers.
November 17, 2020

Whatever the occasion may be; senior portraits, family photos, or a cute Instagram post. Everyone wants their photos to be high quality and professional looking. To fill this market, many young photographers...

Clubs in the Time of Corona

Art by Kien-Binh Vo
School clubs are facing the challenge of membership and attendance as a result of online school.
October 29, 2020

Everyone feels uneasy about starting the school year remotely, especially new students and freshmen who haven’t had the chance to connect with their peers yet. But Garfield’s diverse array of clubs...

Hubie Halloween: the Return of the Sandman

Reviewing Adam Sandler's latest Halloween flick.
October 29, 2020

Hubie Halloween, a Netflix original released earlier this month, is Adam Sandler’s latest blockbuster comedy, and is the first movie he’s acted in after starring in Uncut Gems, the critically acclaimed...

Performing for the Camera

Art By Molly Chapin
Checking in with the Garfield Theater program during online school.
October 29, 2020

Enormous velvet curtains swing open to reveal a stunning scene as silence fills the room. Actors in elaborate costumes sing and dance their way across the stage. Lights flash, music booms, and wonder alights...

Questions Arise at Garfield

Art by Molly Chapin
From closed door corruption to the evil incarnate. This shocking new investigative piece explores it all and more.
October 29, 2020

Mystery, intrigue, danger, and confusion. All far from the realm of my previous newspaper topic. All far from what I thought could be happening at any school, let alone my own.  Two weeks ago I came...

The Brief History of Memes

Collage made by author, images sourced from Google
Or as my mom would say it, ME-ME's.
October 29, 2020

Memes. Pictures with short captions, or an idea that is bound to make someone laugh, no matter how stupid it is, or a concept on the internet, or maybe it could be a song. Using memes is the most popular...

Spooky Scary Social Distancing

By Nhu Tat
How traditional Halloween activities are changing because of COVID-19.
October 29, 2020

This year, trick or treaters are expected to wear a different kind of mask. According to Gov. Jay Inslee, COVID-19 cases in Washington are continuing to rise. Despite the virus, businesses and families...

Reimagining Music Class

Art by Molly Chapin
How Garfield's music department is changing its curriculum to adapt to the pandemic.
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made every teacher’s job harder, but Garfield’s music department in particular has had to make drastic changes to adapt to online learning. The core performance and rehearsal aspects of...

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