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Understanding the Sawant Recall Petition

Art By Molly Chapin
Annonymous donations, bulding occupations, and more.
November 19, 2020

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant currently faces charges that could potentially lead to her removal from office. A recall petition organized by Capitol Hill residents was approved in September...

Election Overview

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
A look back at this year's national and local elections.
November 19, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3rd, millions of Americans cast their ballots in a historic election which set the record for most votes ever recorded for a presidential race. At the time of writing this, Joe Biden...

Health on Hold

Art By Nhu Tat
A look into the Teen Health Center's coronavirus relocation.
November 19, 2020

As online school continues, students are adjusting to the loss of many Garfield opportunities, one being the Teen Health Center, whose services have shifted to other virtual and physical locations. Coronavirus...

The TikTok and WeChat Ban

Art by Nhu Tat
Updates on the apps and their controversies.
November 19, 2020

Ah, yes. TikTok. It's arguably the most popular social media app right now, where you mostly see teenagers flail their arms and dance hopelessly for views. The platform combines YouTube and Vine, enabling...

Updates in King County

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
King County’s COVID-19 plan.
November 19, 2020

In hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, the Safe Start plan was implemented on May 5th by Governor Jay Inslee to reduce daily social interactions. Essential activities and businesses remain open such...

Outcry over Superintendent

Art by Molly Chapin
The work for racial equity in SPS.
November 19, 2020

Students, community members, and local NAACP chapters have called for the termination of Seattle Public Schools superintendent Denise Juneau’s contract, which faces a renewal vote in December. In a press...

News Briefs

Art By Molly Chapin
November 19, 2020

  COVID-19 Vaccine For months, the world has awaited a vaccine that could return some semblance of normalcy. As of right now, there are over 52 candidate vaccines from around the world in trial...

Digital Activism

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
The difference between productive and performative.
October 29, 2020

Amid the many social justice issues of 2020, people are finding new ways to advocate for the causes they believe in while protecting themselves and others from the coronavirus.  One method of socially-distanced...

Turning Up the Heat

By Molly Chapin
The 2020 Wildfire Season.
October 29, 2020

So far, 2020 has broken a lot of records, and unfortunately, the West Coast wildfire season is no exception. Cities in Washington, Oregon, and California experienced apocalyptic-like conditions in the...

Sustainability during the Pandemic

Art By Molly Chapin
Staying aware of our footprint even when it seems unimportant.
October 29, 2020

Over the course of the pandemic, we have been told to wear disposable masks, wear reusable masks, social distance, stay home, socialize for our own health, frequently clean the surfaces in our house, not...

Remote Instruction

Art by Nhu Tat
Teachers face unique challenges adapting to online school.
October 29, 2020

Teachers are the backbones of society. They mold students’ minds and lead them to success. As the 2020-2021 school year starts virtually, lots of things remain still up in the air as everyone works to...

2020 Presidential Election

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
An in depth overview of the issues.
October 29, 2020

As future and first-time voters, it’s imperative to be educated about the process and impacts of the election. This guide addresses each presidential candidate’s stance on 12 different topics that...

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