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Nicole Wang April 25, 2019

Build an armor around your heart, Cause even in the best days, There will always be a darkness lingering in the shadows. Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they are, The quicker and harder they...

Reading Between the Sidelines

Reading Between the Sidelines

Molly Chapin April 23, 2019

At first glance it may seem like an unlikely coincidence that two of the men’s soccer team coaches here at Garfield are also librarians. If you ask new coaches Tyson Manzin and Gabe Rapier, however, ...

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth April 23, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby April 23, 2019

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska,...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud April 23, 2019

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At...

Freshletes: Spring Edition

Sam Treat April 23, 2019

Annika Harding (Womens Tennis) Annika Harding is looking to take the tennis court by storm. As one of the only freshmen on the womens varsity tennis team, she is looking to help bring the girls program...

All About US

Jaya Duckworth April 23, 2019

When the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us was released last December, the song “I got 5 on it” was tainted forever. The ominous remix of this classic song in the trailer is a perfect example of what...

They’ve Got the Beat

Mena Bova April 23, 2019

If you walk into Room 118, you’ll be transported into a mini-world within Garfield. In one corner, students listen to music and analyze the lyrics; in another, students huddle together over computers,...

Forward March

Millan Philipose April 23, 2019

On January 18th, the Garfield Band program was thrown off its beat. Forced to leave due to a family emergency, former Band Director Tomisha Price-Brock became the second Garfield band leader to resign...

Student Submissions

Josephine Nguyen April 23, 2019

It was my first day of school, I was nervous and excited at the same time! When my alarm went off, I turned it off and got out of bed. I did my usual morning routine for school, and then I chose my outfit...

Black in Business

Hailey Gray and Sara Javkhlan April 23, 2019

“She came to town and was asking for a place to get some good food...they would say ‘of course, you got to try Ezell’s,” said Lewis Rudd, owner of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “She called...

Time to Panic Means Time to Act

Tova Gaster April 23, 2019

More than 15,000 students all over the world marched out of schools on March 15th because our lives are in jeopardy due to climate change. Images of teenagers and young children taking to the streets poured...

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