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Ava Fimmano’s Prints

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 bring your own shirt. Fimmano sells shirts through her instagram account @avafimmano.   Fimmano came up with the idea to start printing an...

You Failed Us

You Failed Us

Guest Writer Azure Savage

November 6, 2019

Inside the author's head.

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Tova Gaster

November 6, 2019

First, your chest tightens. Then, your lungs starts to wheeze. Suddenly, you can’t draw a breath. Now, run three miles.  For many athletes at Garfield, asthma and other respiratory illnesses are a day-to-day reality of playing a sport. While asthma is often seen as a relatively minor illness, ...

A New Legacy

A New Legacy

Kai Craig, Annabelle Frockt, and Caroline Ashby

November 6, 2019

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 be willing to sacrifice their days teaching middle schoolers, Saunders finds great joy in it.  ...

The Foot-Z Crew

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, Foot-Z fuses tap and hip hop together to create dance videos that they post to Youtube and Instagram. According...

Top Dawg

Top Dawg

Liam Hyde

November 6, 2019

Claire Becker has spent all four years of her high school career with the Varsity Volleydawgs, and is looking to end it at the top of her game.  Becker started playing at Hamilton International Middle School in 6th grade and has been playing at the varsity level ever since.  Through all the intens...

The Dawg Pound

The Dawg Pound

Grace Chinowsky

November 6, 2019

If you see a spirited pack of Garfield students waving signs and screaming at your next sports game, chances are, you have the Dawg Pound to thank. The new club, formally named the Garfield Team Support Club, aims to bring spirit to the high school athletics scene. Lampton Enochs, one of the club’s...

Exploring Fringe Theater in the Central District

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 sure that what you saw was weird and awesome. Experimental and innovative theater, whether the medium...

Polarized Politics

Polarized Politics

Sam Treat

November 6, 2019

Garfield’s political climate is more polarized than ever. Compromise, bipartisanship, and unity have been replaced by identity politics, polarization, and discord. Politics have become binary; we view people as either with us or against us, with no room in the middle. This attitude undermines our school...

Worthless Walkouts

Corinna Singer

November 6, 2019

Garfield students are tired of walkouts. I don’t blame them. Our walkouts are rising in frequency and diminishing in passion. They have transformed into self-congratulatory parades which fail to get anything done. Take the recent Climate Change March: there was a clear goal of fighting global warming...

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Dominic Sullivan

November 6, 2019

TOLERATING, THAT’S THE WORD I DON’T LIKE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTING, IT MEANS something is bothering you and you are just gonna let it happen.

Freshletes

Matt Lord

November 6, 2019

Photos by Jefferson Ashby Shay Camplin Women's Swim For Shay Camplin, swimming is second nature. She started swimming in the first grade, and she has stuck with the sport ever since. At first, swimming was hard for Camplin. “In my younger years, I wanted to quit almost every time I tried it...

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