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The Garfield Debate Team Goes To The Biggest Debate Tournament Of Them All

Two members of the Garfield Debate Team qualified and participated in the Tournament of Champions early this April for the first time in Garfield history
Riley Perteet-Cantu May 8, 2021

Two members of the Garfield Debate Team made GHS history when they virtually competed in the biggest national high school policy debate tournament early this April. Their attendance being made possible...

Taliah Johnson, a GHS transgender athlete

Trans Women in Sports

States are pushing legislation restricting the rights of transgender women athletes.
Kai Vennemann, Staff May 7, 2021

In recent months, many states have pushed forth bills restricting the rights of transgender women to partake in high school and college women’s sports. One example of this is the “Mississippi Fairness...

Garfields softball team, photo courtesy of Ken Simpson

Softball Preview

A look into the Spring softball season and how the team creates an ideal environment.
Mika Ichikawa, Staff May 6, 2021

After Seattle Public Schools restarted athletics and adjusted the seasons during which teams could compete, a new group of Garfield sports teams began their spring season, including the softball team....

Art by Molly Chapin

2020-2021 Football Recap

Senior Finn Scully gives a rundown of the COVID-shortened 2021 season
Nat Beaumon May 6, 2021

Before the 2020-2021 football season even began, Garfield’s Bulldogs had already been through a lot. Midway through their off-season training in August, it was suddenly announced that the season would...

Garfield Bracket: What We Miss Most

You voted, now see the results.
Griffin Hintze and Zac Meyer April 9, 2021

This intense competition pitted everything from school lunches to school sports against each other. See the winner below.

Garfield Traditions Tier List

Garfield Traditions Tier List

Our rankings of the best to the worst Garfield traditions.
Griffin Hintze and Zac Meyer April 9, 2021

Traditions tier list: A: Purple and White - In school (and after school) activities are entertaining for everyone. Messenger March Madness - Best Garfield sporting event of the year.   B:...

Photo by Coach Witherspoon

Football Returns

Changed season excites, challenges players.
Adam Friesz March 19, 2021

After the cancellation of the fall sports season, a condensed football season consisting of five games and has started with a Garfield record of 1-1. The season comes along with safety measures to prevent...

Art by Izzy Wang

Mask Misrepresentation

All college athletes should be required to mask-up.
Autumn Henson, Staff March 18, 2021

Over a year after Washington State’s COVID-19 lockdown, WIAA high school athletics have resumed for the first season. Seattle Public Schools has taken on the safety recommendations of both Governor Inslee...

Art by Molly Chapin

Russell Wilson’s Future on the Fence

Rumors of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s trade stir up questions about the team’s future.
Lizzie Carroll March 18, 2021

2021 marks the end of the ninth year quarterback Russell Wilson has played on the Seattle Seahawks, and his ninth year playing football professionally. After leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl two...

Art by Izzy Wang

Jumping Back in The Pool

Garfield’s women’s swim team adjusts to practice under pandemic restrictions.
Julia Wartman, Staff March 18, 2021

Garfield’s women's swim team have faced many obstacles in finding ways to allow practices to function over this season, but luckily have been able to settle into a routine adaptable to the restrictions...

Art by Kien-Binh Vo

Students Lack Exercise During Online Learning

Is this a problem we can work out?
Alwin Ma 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...

By Howie Kussoy

March Madness Preview

Fans can confidently look forward to this year’s basketball tournament.
Zac Meyer 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,...

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