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Dominate No More

Dominate No More

Sav'ell Smalls

January 29, 2018


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Ever since Pete Carroll took over as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, the 12th man has been accustomed to winning. Five seasons with ten or more wins, Four divisional titles, two NFC championships, two super bowl appearances, and the only Lombardi trophy in franchise history. It was a...

I’m So Glad

I’m So Glad

Peter Kubiniec

January 29, 2018


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A beloved feature of Garfield sports games is the performance of the thundering marching band. Basketball and football games are punctuated throughout by blasts of traditional and modernized music played by more than 120 members of the historic, renowned marching band. Win or lose, as players leave the...

Bittersweet Loss

Bittersweet Loss

Tsion Belgu

January 9, 2018


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For the past two years, Garfield’s football team has been showing incredible progress and great strength. The hard work of our football team this year, lead them to the State Semi-Finals, which hasn’t been done since 1956. Although the football team’s remarkable journey came to an end against...

On Impact

On Impact

John Volk

January 9, 2018


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Everything seemed to be going normally for Garfield junior Malini Williams during an April soccer game earlier this year. The sun was out but the air stung, a typical spring day in Seattle. As always she provided a watchful eye from her goalkeeper position, scanning the field routinely to make sure her...

Got to Get the Green

Got to Get the Green

Sav'ell Smalls

January 9, 2018


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Selling boxes of fruit, t-shirts, Sounders tickets and more are just a few of the many ways Garfield student athletes have to do to be able to afford basic necessities to play their respective sport. With no funding in place for Garfield athletics, fundraisers by teams have become the norm. Finishing...

Ula Jones

January 9, 2018


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Rituals in sports tend to be confusing, humorous, and very esoteric activities that are often shared among teammates for the sake of team unity and energization if not repetition alone. In fact, this worldwide trend is ubiquitous enough to rear its head among Garfield students as well. Throughout the...

Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls

October 25, 2017


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Antwan Brown Jr At the age of six, Antwan Brown Jr was introduced to the game of football by his cousin. Instantly, he fell in love with the hitting that comes with the game. After a prolific little league career, he’s worked hard to make a smooth transition from playing with kids his own age,...

7 Steps to a Better Student Section

Claire Boudour and Josh Chestnut

October 25, 2017


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If there’s one thing Garfield has, it’s school spirit. This much is obvious on Homecoming and Purple and White, but what about on game days?  We’re seriously lacking when it comes to supporting our teams and it’s time to step up the game.  If we all follow these steps, our student section will...

Athletes as Activists

Athletes as Activists

Carlin Bills

October 23, 2017


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This past year, a member of the Garfield Community was forced to move his family to a new home because of death threats connected to protests he was a part of. It started a little over one year ago, when the Garfield High School Football team was under the lense of national press after kneeling before...

Game Plan

Game Plan

John Volk

October 23, 2017


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When picturing Garfield athletics, a few images always seem to come to mind. Purple helmets pressed together in the huddle. A basketball player throwing down a monster dunk as Rainier Beach looks on in disbelief. The basketball district champion banners spilling over the purple padding that lines...

I Can’t, I’m Injured

I Can’t, I’m Injured

Josh Chestnut

May 22, 2017


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If there is one thing that athletes can agree on, it’s that injuries are the absolute worst. As an athlete myself, I’ve been forced to cope with a fractured spine, broken foot, concussion, and many other injuries throughout my soccer career. Over my time on the sidelines, I’ve recognized that injuries...

In a League of His Own

In a League of His Own

Sydney Santos and Flora Taagen

May 22, 2017


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Garfield’s head basketball coach and athletic director Ed Haskins was offered and accepted a position as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington State University earlier this month. Haskins’ recent departure has left behind a nearly decade-long legacy that has dramatically affected Garfield’s...

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