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Addressing the elephant in Washington’s government.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff May 1, 2022

The recent passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, along with Governor Greg Abbot’s order for the Texas Department of Family and Protective...

By Ava Fimmano

Culture, Awareness, and Activism

A look at the Ukrainian population in Seattle.
Ellie Wakefield, Staff April 1, 2022

Ukraine has been dominating the news cycle in the past few weeks; in news headlines, protests, and political debates. People are researching Ukrainian history to better understand its previous and present...

By Judas Knox

Journey to Justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s path to becoming a Supreme Court nominee.
Amritha Dewan March 2, 2022

On February 25th, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The nomination put in motion a historic confirmation process for the first...

The Great Mask Debate

The Great Mask Debate

The many masks of Garfield.
Peja Harding February 1, 2022

A fashion accessory most did not expect to become a staple in their closets was the mask. Although a known object amongst medical professionals and highly polluted populations, the mask was not expected...

Temperature Check

Temperature Check

The climate change news you’re sick of reading about.
Mairead Averill February 1, 2022

There’s nothing as surreal as watching the seemingly far-off effects of climate change descend on your hometown. Climate change is no longer an event happening across the world; a horrific but disconnected...

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

Franklin's fight against Omicron.
Maile Quenzer February 1, 2022

The battle for student safety is constant, and during a pandemic it is especially difficult to maintain. The topic of how best to insure student safety in schools has become a hot button issue with the...

A New Age of Astronomy

A New Age of Astronomy

Everything you need to know about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Ben Fleishman January 31, 2022

The Hubble Space Telescope has long been at the forefront of astronomy, having been used to observe distant galaxies, stars, nebulae, and other distant objects. However, it is more than thirty years old...

Good News Stories From Around the World

Good News Stories From Around the World

Butterflies, geckos, and space travel!
Amritha Dewan January 31, 2022

During a time of unprecedented turmoil and loss, it can be difficult to look past the tragic stories we see on our phones and televisions every day. While this is overwhelming and often disheartening,...

Meme Stocks’ Meteoric Rise

Garfield student investors debate their newfound popularity.
Adam Friesz January 31, 2022

Garfield student investors are wise beyond their years. Armed with the experience of a volatile pandemic-age market and familial and internet-era wealths of knowledge these young entrepreneurs have continually...

Art by Ava Fimmano

The Issue with AP Language Arts

The College Board’s influence in AP Language Arts classes needs to be changed.
Riley Perteet-Cantu, Staff November 24, 2021

The clock is ticking. Your first paragraph doesn’t line up with the thesis statement well enough, but it doesn’t matter: time’s up. Your essay is shipped out to be poked and prodded by essay analyzers...

Where’s my Counselor?

A peek into the offices of Garfield counseling.
Michelle Tong, Staff November 22, 2021

By definition, a school guidance counselor is a person who gives advice about school, college, and academics. But what does that mean to the Garfield community specifically? Daniel Lee and Kenneth Courtney,...

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