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Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

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

Top Dawg

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

The Dawg Pound

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...

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...

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...

Reading Between the Sidelines

Reading Between the Sidelines

Molly Chapin

April 23, 2019

At first glance it may seem like an unlikely coincidence that two of the men’s soccer team coaches here at Garfield are also librarians. If you ask new coaches Tyson Manzin and Gabe Rapier, however,  it turns out that coaching and librarianship may have more things in common than first meets the eye....

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both the teachers and Team Draco flew through their first three games, blowing out oppone...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby

April 23, 2019

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). He began his climbing career only a few years ago. “Over one summer...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud

April 23, 2019

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At Garfield, the womens track and field team has some of the strongest student athletes in t...

Freshletes: Spring Edition

Sam Treat

April 23, 2019

Annika Harding (Womens Tennis) Annika Harding is looking to take the tennis court by storm. As one of the only freshmen on the womens varsity tennis team, she is looking to help bring the girls program lots of success. Harding describes the program as very inclusive, and gives credit to tennis veteran...

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Devon Ling-Efird

April 2, 2019

Ahoy! Sporting tricorne hats, fearsome bandannas, and the skull and crossbones, the Garfield Bulldogs swashbuckled their way to victory at this year’s Orca Bowl. Over twenty high schools compete in this regional marine science bee, but only one team brings home the victory plaque. This year, the state...

Lacrosse Across Garfield

Simone Cielos

April 2, 2019

Purple flashes down the field, lacrosse sticks in hand, players feet pouding the turf. For the first time in Garfield history, the lax ladies are an official spring sport. Many students are gearing up and getting ready for a thrilling season ahead. For the past couple of years, the lacrosse team has...

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