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Georgia Youth Flip the Narrative

A staggering turnout of young Georgia voters take the wheel of the state’s recent elections.
Lizzie Carroll, Staff January 19, 2021

Georgia has held a crucial position in the United States’ political scale. For the past few months, young voters have played a major role in tipping this scale.  Voter outreach via social media has...

Letter From The Editor

Téa Fortune , Editor In Chief October 29, 2020

In 2020 our world as we knew it changed. We found ourselves fighting two different pandemics, one including the racial injustice occurring within the United States and the other being COVID-19. Both have...

Celebrating Black Excellence

A new mural for Garfield.
Benjamin Thomas February 3, 2020
"We’re very reactionary. We go from reacting to one tragedy to the next, and we rarely have time to create visions for ourselves and where we want to go. The Black future is an opportunity for people to engage in a conversation about what tomorrow looks like in an ideal world."

Swole

Sam Treat February 3, 2020

This article is meant to be a resource for anyone-- whether they are a weight room novice, or a bulked-up giant (like me). The workout below is compiled of exercises obtained from a variety of sources....

Ava Fimmano’s Prints

Ava Fimmano sells inventive T-shirt prints to Garfield students.
November 6, 2019

Garfield sophomore Ava Fimmano has turned her interest in graphic design into a t-shirt printing business. She sells pre-printed t-shirts with her art for $7 and sells them at a discounted rate ($5) if...

You Failed Us

You Failed Us

Guest Writer Azure Savage November 6, 2019
Inside the author's head.
A New Legacy

A New Legacy

Get to know Garfield's new performing arts department.

Choir This year, Blake Saunders has transitioned from a full time choir and vocal jazz teacher at Washington Middle School to splitting his time here at Garfield and at Washington. Though few would...

The Foot-Z Crew

A new tap group brings a generational twist.
Annabelle Frockt November 6, 2019

Director and founder of The Foot-Z Crew, Cipher Goings (2019 Garfield Alum), describes the group as a place where “[we] mix our ‘Gen-Z’ flare with tap dancing.” Housed out of Northwest Tap Connection,...

Exploring Fringe Theater in the Central District

On the Ground with the People Who Make Fringe Tick.
Ben Thomas November 6, 2019

Fringe. Off-Off-Broadway. Free theater. It doesn’t matter what name you choose, it doesn’t matter what preconceived notions you dragged in with you; all that matters is when you walked away you were...

The Calling Of Psychology

The Calling Of Psychology

Hailey Gray November 19, 2018

TW: Discusses societal stigmas surrounding mental illness. Recently, talk of an AP Psychology class has floated among our classrooms and hallways. Several students have advocated for the creation of...

Captains Connor Zhang (front) and John Volk looking at the swim team's bright future.

Winter Sports Spotlight

Learn more about Garfield’s winter sports.
Ava Klubberud November 19, 2018

Boys Swim and Dive: Following an amazing run for the Lady Bullfrogs, the Garfield boys swim and dive team is ready for their turn. Captain and senior Connor Zhang cannot wait for his final season...

Photo by Ben Mefford

Freshletes

Age is nothing but a number.
Ben Mefford October 18, 2018

Ioan Street Although he joined cross country  just to get fit for his first high school soccer season, Ioan Street has a new found love for running. When he came to his first practice, everyone...

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