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Students Lack Exercise During Online Learning

Art by Kien-Binh Vo
Is this a problem we can work out?
January 21, 2021

Being stuck inside for almost a year has been hard on everyone. Sitting on your couch doom scrolling on your phone every day gets pretty boring; you tend to lose interest in some things. With the concept...

March Madness Preview

By Howie Kussoy
Fans can confidently look forward to this year’s basketball tournament.
January 21, 2021

Like many other sporting events in 2020, March Madness was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, after leagues such as the NBA, MLB, and NHL proved that holding a successful season was possible,...

Social Justice and Sports

Art by Molly Chapin
The role of sports in a consequential year for social justice.
January 21, 2021

When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016, he faced immense criticism and was forced out of the league shortly...

WIAA Updates

The new rules for WIAA COVID-19 guidelines.
January 19, 2021

On January 5, 2021, The Washington State Department of Health revised its COVID-19 guidance plan for reopening high school athletics. These revisions offer greater flexibility to schools in order to meet...

Supersonics Return to Seattle

Art by Molly Chapin
Why Seattle is at the top of the list for a new NBA team.
January 19, 2021

Seattle may be getting its first NBA team since 2008 in the near future. After 13 years, The Seattle Supersonics, or Sonics, may be returning to their home town because of renovations to the Climate...

Freshletes

Zack Bukovec looking good
Sports are an essential social outlet for class 2024 freshmen
December 10, 2020

Zack Bukovec joined Garfield’s Cross Country team the summer before his freshman year in search of an excuse to get outside during quarantine (and, of course, to get “FAST”). During middle school...

NBA Draft Recap

Photo By Nathaniel Butler
The winners, the losers, and maybe inbetweens
December 10, 2020

After a compelling NBA season with a six month wait, the NBA draft finally took place on November 18th. Teams looked to re-tool, rebuild, and add key pieces for the upcoming season on December 22nd. With...

Snow at a Distance

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
How local ski resorts have summited the slippery slopes of the pandemic
December 10, 2020

For many snow lovers, the ski slopes are a place of escape from the constant bustle of daily life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these periods of respite are especially important for the physical and mental...

What is Considered a Sport?

Art by Nhu Tat
Sports might not be what you think they are
December 10, 2020

Whether it’s watching twenty-two people tackling each other for a ball or watching eight people sprint towards the finish line, people all over the world enjoy watching sports for the competition. A...

Best Sports Moments of 2020

Art by Nhu Tat
A walk through memory lane.
December 10, 2020

This year, the sports world has been drastically changed by COVID-19. Professional sports have been delayed and attending games has been restricted. Despite these difficulties, sports events continue to...

Releasing the Kraken

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
An overview of Seattle’s new hockey team.
December 10, 2020

In late 2018, the NHL announced the addition of a 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken. Since then, progress has been gradual, but the moment fans have been waiting for may not be far away. Before the...

Volleyball Preview

Art By Molly Chapin
A look into Garfield High School's Volleyball Team.
November 19, 2020

With so many aspects of school sports this year unknown, teams are left unsure if they will even have a season. Traditionally, Garfield Volleyball has been a fall sport, but this year their season is...

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