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The Garfield BowlDogs

By Caroline Ashby

Téa Fortune

November 27, 2019

Some know bowling as a game played with friends and family Friday night or over the weekend, but for others, it’s played during the week as a competitive sport. This year, for the first time ever, Garfield will have a women’s bowling team called the Garfield BowlDogs. The Garfield BowlDogs will be j...

Open to Expression

By Wynsome Burke

Izzy Lamola and Ben Thomas

November 26, 2019

Drag spent decades relegated to the underground, but in our post-RuPaul and more queer-friendly world, drag has hit the mainstream. The side effect? Losing touch with the culture that makes Seattle’s drag scene unique. “The performers that ended up on RuPaul’s Drag Race from Seattle are all very...

The Soup Scoop

The Soup Scoop

Tova Gaster

November 26, 2019

RANCHO BRAVO Pozole is a Mexican soup which comes in red and green varieties. Both versions feature a hearty broth with stewed hominy and chunks of pork or chicken. I got Rancho Bravo’s pozole rojo, which came bright red and steaming with a side of corn tortillas. The heartiness and heat of pozo...

City Council Elections Comic: District 3

Wynsome Burke

November 26, 2019

The Great Spodie Divide

Sam Treat

November 26, 2019

It’s Friday, and school just got out. You’re a Garfield High School student. You meet up with your friends in the courtyard. You agree on splitting an Uber, and you all pile into a blue Toyota Camry bound for Seward Park. Once dropped off at your destination, you hurry to the Seward Park Amphitheater....

Changing Places

Grace Chinowsky and Annabelle Frockt

November 26, 2019

Sebastian Sotelo Sebastian Sotelo lived in Mexico City for 16 years before moving to Seattle and starting his senior year at Garfield this September. In Mexico City, Sotelo had a private education, attending two American schools over the course of eleven years. Before coming to Seattle permanently, he ...

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Art by Simone Cielos

Tova Gaster

November 6, 2019

First, your chest tightens. Then, your lungs starts to wheeze. Suddenly, you can’t draw a breath. Now, run three miles.  For many athletes at Garfield, asthma and other respiratory illnesses are a day-to-day reality of playing a sport. While asthma is often seen as a relatively minor illness, ...

Top Dawg

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Liam Hyde

November 6, 2019

Claire Becker has spent all four years of her high school career with the Varsity Volleydawgs, and is looking to end it at the top of her game.  Becker started playing at Hamilton International Middle School in 6th grade and has been playing at the varsity level ever since.  Through all the intens...

The Dawg Pound

Art by Grace Chinowsky

Grace Chinowsky

November 6, 2019

If you see a spirited pack of Garfield students waving signs and screaming at your next sports game, chances are, you have the Dawg Pound to thank. The new club, formally named the Garfield Team Support Club, aims to bring spirit to the high school athletics scene. Lampton Enochs, one of the club’s...

Polarized Politics

By Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Sam Treat

November 6, 2019

Garfield’s political climate is more polarized than ever. Compromise, bipartisanship, and unity have been replaced by identity politics, polarization, and discord. Politics have become binary; we view people as either with us or against us, with no room in the middle. This attitude undermines our school...

Worthless Walkouts

Corinna Singer

November 6, 2019

Garfield students are tired of walkouts. I don’t blame them. Our walkouts are rising in frequency and diminishing in passion. They have transformed into self-congratulatory parades which fail to get anything done. Take the recent Climate Change March: there was a clear goal of fighting global warming...

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

By Dominic Sullivan

Dominic Sullivan

November 6, 2019

TOLERATING, THAT’S THE WORD I DON’T LIKE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTING, IT MEANS something is bothering you and you are just gonna let it happen.

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