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Play On!

Play On!

Julia Reguera

February 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

Garfield alum Gabe Rapier is working relentlessly to bring the unique culture of futsal to the United States, starting here in the Central District. Futsal, which originated between Uruguay and Brazil in the 1930’s resembles street soccer but has a heavier ball, only five players per side, and is played...

Pinning Down the Basics

Pinning Down the Basics

Ann Shan

February 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

There is not a wrestler out there who would tell you that wrestling is a comfortable sport. It is both physically intense and mentally exhausting; warm ups begin with a mile run, and can take an hour or more. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Garfield’s wrestlers this year are motivated and full...

Alternative Athletics

Alternative Athletics

Elena Orlando

February 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

"My deadlift single is around 24o pounds.”  Known for her integral position in the midfield of Garfield’s girls soccer team, Junior Carlin Bills’ newest sporting venture involves a stylish singlet and a new viewpoint of competition. “I’ve never played an individual sport before, so I really...

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball

Emma Cooper

February 10, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

  Garfield boys take a break on the bench. Photo by Toby Tran On Friday night, January 27th, Nathan Hale visited Garfield for a girls varsity and a boys varsity game.  GIRLS - Final Score: Garfield 84, Hale 33 Garfield was clearly the more dominant team of the two. By the end of the fir...

A Shift in the Spotlight

Esther Chien

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Among the numerous dilemmas Hollywood is notorious for, its issue of having not diverse casts is one that has been under much public scrutiny. In the early stages of its establishment, Hollywood would hire Caucasian actors to play people of color, frequently seen wearing blackface and yellowface to compensate...

Haute Dogs

By Sydney Santos and Cipher Goings

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Extreme Lumberjack Have too many flannels but sad you can’t find a way to wear them all at once? Cipher was brave enough to try, and succeeded! He is able to pull off this look by covering his body in nothing but flannels head to ankles. Pro tip: tie the flannels at the sleeves so they hav...

Finals First Aid

Alex Ferry

February 8, 2017


Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment

Study Buddies For all of you social butterflies, studying with a group of friends may not be beneficial. Otherwise, studying with other people gives you the opportunity to use more than just your knowledge. If you need to put together a study guide, or figure out the answers to a review packet, the mo...

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

Claire Boudour

February 8, 2017


Filed under Articles, Features

According to Garfield Social Studies teacher and track coach John Leslie, “A super important book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That was the book that kind of exploded my head when I was about 17 and it got me actually interested in history and gave me a broader understanding...

Garfield Throws its First Snowball

Flora Taagen

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Striving to become a more welcoming place for all its students, Garfield has made numerous steps to increase inclusivity. From a push for gender neutral bathrooms and graduation gown colors, Garfield is working hard to make the school environment more embracing of the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently...

Lawrence’s Art Migrates to Seattle

Lawrence’s Art Migrates to Seattle

Sydney Santos

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Starting January 21st, paintings by the acclaimed African-American artist Jacob Lawrence will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum to commemorate the artist’s 100th birthday. This exhibit also marks first time in two decades that the collection has been presented on the West Coast. The work being...

Meet Otieno Terry

Meet Otieno Terry

Julia Lin

February 8, 2017


Filed under Features

Photo by Ruby Seiwerath Otieno Terry graduated from Garfield in 2011. As a young, local musician, Otieno shared insight on his path through Garfield and into the music industry. What did you do after you graduated? After I graduated I went to school for a little while. I was a busser at a r...

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole

Guest Writer Gabriel True

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The presidential election hit hard, and the failure of Washington State’s carbon tax really packed the punch. At a critical point in international efforts to combat global warming, we have deepened our problems. Initiative 732 proposed the first carbon tax in our nation’s history. However, this...

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