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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...

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...

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...

Breaking Fake News

Breaking Fake News

Kennedy Greenfelder, Imbie Jones, and Chelsea Li April 7, 2023

Candles Banned at Garfield After an incident this past October, Garfield plans to ban candles on campus starting April 10th. ”I am terrified of candles after that!” a student said. Students fear...

Going Viral

For the first time ever, viruses may be on the menu
Sylvester Gross-Hamburger, Staff Member March 29, 2023

When we think of viruses, “nutrient-packed” isn't exactly the first thing to come to mind, but despite circumventing the usual definitions for being “alive”, viruses hold lots of vital components...

3 Years Later…

Timeline of COVID-19.
Kennedy Greenfelder and Fiona Real March 24, 2023

Covid comes to America: There had been stories of a scary virus infecting people in Wuhan, China, but when the first case of the COVID-19 was reported in Washington January 10, 2020, the virus became...

Newest on the Bulldog block

Garfield superblock renovations bring a new look to our park.
Imbie Jones March 24, 2023

The Garfield Superblock (GSB) is a park and promenade improvement project that is set to begin construction early 2024. The Garfield Superbock coalition led by Robert Stephens Jr. and eight other members,...

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...

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