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Get Psyched for Psych!

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
Garfield's new class is three years, and two petitions, in the making.
January 21, 2021
Three years, two petitions, and one finalized class—establishing Garfield’s psychology elective has been an odyssey that most of the signees, including Class 2020 Secretary Linda Phan, the class’ loudest advocate, didn’t get to see. However, the product is well worth the wait.

A Tale of Two Holidays

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
Thanksgiving and Christmas have impacted COVID differently.
January 21, 2021

Where the lack of COVID-19 case increase following Thanksgiving gave hope for similar following of health recommendations and rules, recent data from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has...

Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine

By Nhu Tat
The science and timing of the Pfizer and Moderna treatments.
January 21, 2021

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines such as the ModernaTX and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are finally available to the American public. According to the Washington State Department of Health, 522,550 doses of the vaccine...

Brainy Bulldogs Get the Bronze

Teammates Bill Yu, Gautham Anant, Kai Vennemann, and Rylee Bundesmann
The Garfield Math Club placed third in state competition.
January 21, 2021

On December 2nd, 2020, 28 members of Garfield’s math club competed in the state-wide competition Math is Cool, placing 3rd overall in state. The event was over three hours long, containing a mental...

News Briefs

Art by Kien-Binh Vo
Disneyland becomes a mass vaccination site for Californians, Washington state students push for school reopening, and the Biden/Harris inauguration makes history.
January 21, 2021

  Unexpected Disneyland Transformation  Famously known as “The happiest place on earth,” Disneyland has become a major vaccination site in Orange County, California, since opening up on...

Georgia Youth Flip the Narrative

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
A staggering turnout of young Georgia voters take the wheel of the state’s recent elections.
January 19, 2021

Georgia has held a crucial position in the United States’ political scale. For the past few months, young voters have played a major role in tipping this scale.  Voter outreach via social media has...

Ethnic Studies: Coming To A Classroom Near You

Art by Molly Chapin
How a team of teachers are bringing Ethnic Studies into more subjects.
December 10, 2020

This year, a team of educators at Garfield High School is organizing the Ethnic Studies Professional Learning Community (PLC), which aims to incorporate Ethnic Studies and anti-racist education into the...

Recycle Recycle Recycle

Art by Molly Chapin
Recycling specialists urge Seattle residents to use their resources wisely.
December 10, 2020

After running your recycling bin up to the curb in your slippers every other week, you don’t think much about where it goes, or how much of it goes where you expect. Seattle has recently been improving...

Grads on a Gap

Jefferson Ashby bouldering in Gold Bar, Washington.
Garfield graduates opt for gap years, not online learning.
December 10, 2020

Instead of attending college through their computers this year, the Garfield class of 2020  is taking the year off to work, play, and spend time with family. “It was a bit of a last-minute decision,”...

News Briefs

Art by Nhu Tat
December 10, 2020

Scotland Becomes First Country to Offer Free Period Products On November 24th, Scotland became the first country to offer free period products in a bill passed in unanimous support from the Scottish...

America’s Top Minority

Art by Kien-Binh Vo
The recent decision at a Washington school district adds to the history of Asian injustice.
December 10, 2020

This past month, North Thurston Public Schools district in Washington made the controversial decision to remove Asian students from the 'students of color' label, instead grouping Asian and white students...

Spending: It’s the True Holiday Spirit

Art by Molly Chapin
A deep dive into consumer spending and the profit-oriented holiday season.
December 8, 2020

The holiday season brings joy to all who celebrate, but can also bring on financial pressures. Black Friday, Cyber Week, and the overall commercialization of the holiday season plays a large role in the...

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