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Japanese Fashion Designers

Japanese Fashion Designers

Celebrating their influence and legacy.
Maile Quenzer and George Martin May 26, 2023

Fashion in America as we know it today is an amalgamation of styles and influences from cultures all around the world. One country that has produced some of the most influential fashion designers in history...

Hammer Time

Hammer Time

Garfield's Matilda the Musical opens in one week, and preparations are in full swing.
Mairead Averill May 26, 2023

Garfield Theatre is kicking into high gear for its biggest show of the year, Matilda the Musical. Since January, Garfield Theatre’s various departments have been hard at work constructing the world of...


Fostering community for AAPI students at Garfield.

On Friday, May 26th, Garfield’s Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) will host AAPI Fest in the Garfield gym. The affinity event for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) identifying students...

Scandalous Sports

How have sports’ biggest cheaters been caught for their mischievous tactics?
Jordana King, writer May 1, 2023

People love sports. Athletes dedicate their entire lives to their craft. So why are sports scandals as common as they appear to be? Whether it’s conspiring with outsiders or lying to referees, cheating...

An Easy Intro Into E-sports

What were the most popular eSports in 2022?
Lea Shaw, Staff April 28, 2023

E-sports can be traced all the way back to when Atari held the first major tournament in 1980, gathering 10,000 players. Now the industry is booming with 29.8 million viewers in 2022, and an estimated...

Seattle Sports Update

Seattle Sports Update

Checking in on Seattle’s three major sport teams
Jeremy Cogswell April 28, 2023

Kraken Playoffs   In only their second season, the Seattle Kraken are competing in the Stanley Cup playoffs. After a disappointing inaugural season, the Kraken have had the greatest improvement...

Garfield Bathrooms

Use at your own risk
Lea Shaw, Nikhil Choudhury, and Ali Merz April 7, 2023

Everyone has had awkward or disturbing interactions in the Garfield bathrooms, but some are true horror stories: “I spoke out into the abyss” Picture it. Another day, just trying to do my business,...

Hitting the Big Screen

The most anticipated upcoming movie sequels.
Jordana King April 7, 2023

Fast and Furious XI- Initially, Fast and Furious X was set to be the last of the series. To fans' surprise, a follow up movie was announced last week. Dominic Toretto will venture on a quest through time...

Cookie Clash

Cookie Clash

Ranking the Top 5 Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies.
Nikhil Choudhury March 24, 2023

With Girl Scout Cookie season now upon us, the age-old debate over the best cookie has been reignited once again. Some swear by Samoas, with their caramelly crunch and hints of coconut, while others stand...

The Epidemic of Food Deserts

The percentage of food deserts is on the rise in Seattle.
Amirah Melvin, Staff March 23, 2023

The epidemic of food deserts has grown tremendously in King County and unincorporated cities. For those unaware of what food deserts are, here is a brief definition: a neighborhood, in which it is particularly...

Your health on your terms

The many services of Garfield's Teen Health Center.
March 10, 2023

Medical care, nutritional services and mental health counseling are just a few things the teen health center provides! The Garfield Teen Health Center (GTHC) is located on the first floor of Garfield to...

Tragedy in Turkey

Earthquake strikes the Turkey Syrian border
Unity Jirkovsky-Gual March 10, 2023

On Monday February 6, 2023, the first of two quakes struck the southeast corner of the Turkey/Syrian border followed by aftershocks on February 20 and 27. With the current death toll at 50,000 and over...

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