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Freshletes

Matt Lord

November 6, 2019

Photos by Jefferson Ashby Shay Camplin Women's Swim For Shay Camplin, swimming is second nature. She started swimming in the first grade, and she has stuck with the sport ever since. At first, swimming was hard for Camplin. “In my younger years, I wanted to quit almost every time I tried it...

Doorway Doomsday

By Sam Boyar

Nat Beaumon

November 6, 2019

This September, many students were alarmed to find that the doors on the east side of Garfield had been blocked off. These concerns were elevated when Mr. Howard announced at the first assembly of the year that anyone who went through the doors would be given Saturday school. This has left many wondering...

At the CORE

By Devon Ling-Effird

November 6, 2019

Having people of color be more involved allows for more conversations to be had.

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

By Simone Cielos

Simone Cielos

November 6, 2019

The HCC program, along with other advanced learning programs, has been deeply ingrained into the Seattle Public Schools. Garfield’s status as an HCC magnet school has only made these programs more prominent to us. Inevitably the same question arises with each passing school year: What if these programs...

Under Pressure

By Caroline Ashby

Téa Fortune

November 6, 2019

Imagine being able to take courses in American Sign Language, vector calculus, and organic chemistry before graduating from high school. For many juniors and seniors at Garfield, these exotic classes have become part of their daily routine. This path is called Running Start, a program which allows juniors...

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

By Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Irya Bland

November 6, 2019

Within the last few months, it seems like vaping has taken over every news platform. Every day there is another story about a teen in the hospital or a vaping product in the process of being banned. However, this isn’t the first time vaping or e-cigarettes has been in the news. Vaping first became...

Diversifying the Great Outdoors

By Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Devon Ling-Efird

November 6, 2019

“how do we make POST more inclusive to people who’ve never been camping before or feel uncomfortable within the POST atmosphere?”

News Briefs

Liam Hyde

November 5, 2019

Hearthstone player banned for supporting Hong Kong Protests On October 6th, Ng Wai Chung, a professional gamer known as Blitzchung, competed in a live match of the online card game Hearthstone while wearing a mask in support of the Hong Kong protests.  After the game, as Blitzchung was being intervie...

Top Dawg

Liam Hyde

November 5, 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 intense wor...

Rant and Rave

November 1, 2019

Rant: The Chinese government watches all your TikToks. Can I prove it? No. But you can’t disprove it either, and deep down you know I’m right: your biggest fan is some dude wearing a well-pressed black suit, stylish pitch-black sunglasses, and a badge like he’s from Men in Black. He also has a r...

Student Submissions

November 1, 2019

Killer Clowns At School By Tyshawna Slack '23 One day in sixth grade, I was playing outside with my classmates and all of a sudden, we heard the blaring sound of rusty chainsaws. We continued to play but then we looked towards the school and you wouldn’t believe what we saw. We saw three clow...

Meet Hollis Hovey

Meet Hollis Hovey

Molly Chapin

June 25, 2019

For Garfield junior Hollis Hovey, being in the spotlight was never the goal. Nonetheless, his music has skyrocketed him to success. Hovey, who didn’t start making his own music until just last year, now has upwards of 10,300 monthly listeners on Spotify, under the artist name Silloh. Having released...

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