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Tragedy in Turkey

Earthquake strikes the Turkey Syrian border
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual March 10, 2023

On Monday February 6, 2023, the first of two quakes struck the southeast corner of the Turkey/Syrian border followed by aftershocks on February 20 and 27. With the current death toll at 50,000 and over...

A Lesson In Luxury

A inside look into Seattle’s Private Schools
Lucy Gaines and Mia Andreeva March 10, 2023

About 1 in every 5 Seattle students are enrolled in private school, according to a 2020 report by the Seattle Times. As Seattle Public Schools project a deficit of $190 million dollars in funding, and...

TikTokers on Trial

TikTokers on Trial

Tragic murder in Idaho leads to online “whodunit”
Imbie Jones and Havana Hakala January 24, 2023

 Just before noon on November 13, 2022, police were called to the residence of six college students on the grounds of an “unconscious person.” Thirty minutes later, backup was called after the discovery...

Art by Lillian Small and Leo Carlin

COP27 Breakdown

Loss and damage take center stage in this year’s UN climate conference.
Lea Shaw and Lillian Small December 9, 2022

This year COP27 was located in the Egyptian city Sharm el-Sheikh, hosting representatives from over 190 countries to deliberate on world climate policy. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

Art by Lillian Small and Leo Carlin

Music Monopoly Master

Ticketmaster’s monopoly enables it to have awful service - and get away with it.
Leo Carlin, Staff December 9, 2022

Taylor Swift announced her upcoming concert tour, the Eras Tour, on November 1, including a concert in Seattle at Lumen Field. Fans all across the U.S. rushed to buy tickets from Ticketmaster –the platform...

Art by Sydney Steinwinder

Colorblind in the Courtroom

The Supreme Court leans towards striking down affirmative action
Lillian Small December 5, 2022

On October 31,the Supreme Court heard cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina’s race-conscious admission policy. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) argued that the practice...

Art by Leo Carlin

Free Speech Absolutist

Leo Carlin, Staff December 5, 2022

On October 27 2022, Elon Musk officially completed a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. It marked the end of a highly publicized months-long saga that goes all the way back to April. Featuring numerous tweets,...

Remembering D’Vonne Pickett

Commemorating a beloved member of the CD community.
Finian Guinney and Jessica Onochie November 4, 2022

On Wednesday, October 19th, 31-year-old D’vonne Pickett Jr, a small business owner in the Central District, was tragically killed. He was the owner of The Postman, a shipping and mailing center just...

A Quarter Down, Three to Go

Everything that happened in the first quarter.
Chelsea Li and Ali Merz November 4, 2022

Teacher Strike: The year started off strong, despite being delayed an extra week, as teachers went on strike in protest of decisions made by Seattle Public Schools. Their demands included more resources...

Art By Fiona Real

From the Ground Up

Things are looking up in the world of politics… no like literally.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff November 4, 2022

Up, up, and away! This, and much more is what can be said for the future of politics and policy in space. The economization of space by companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX has raised hopes as well...

Defamation of the Acorn Association

Is the intent of the AP exams for the students, or for the money?
Jada Johnson November 4, 2022

AP exam registrations are due today, November 4, 2022, by 5pm for Seattle Public School students in either yearlong or first semester AP courses. Students can register for the exams at

Midterms Aren’t Mid!

Just because the election isn’t presidential, doesn’t mean it isn't influential
Leo Carlin and S. Avalon Leonard October 21, 2022

The 2022 midterm election is almost upon us which means many among Garfield’s senior class are preparing to vote in their first election. This November 8th, Washington voters will cast their ballots...

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