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Art By Molly Chapin

Rant & Rave

November 20, 2020

Rant: It is 8:59 am. At this exact moment the day prior, I sat in this same spot. I spent yesterday staring at this screen during classes, and then staring at this screen during asynchronous time, and...

Art By Molly Chapin

Understanding the Sawant Recall Petition

Matt Lord November 19, 2020

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant currently faces charges that could potentially lead to her removal from office. A recall petition organized by Capitol Hill residents was approved in September...

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres

Getting Crafty

Audrey Abrahams, staff November 19, 2020

From knitters to painters to jewelry makers, Garfield’s student body is full of creative students who find time to practice their unique skills. As a creative outlet, crafting has become an important...

Art By Molly Chapin

Volleyball Preview

Rylee Bundesmann, Staff November 19, 2020

With so many aspects of school sports this year unknown, teams are left unsure if they will even have a season. Traditionally, Garfield Volleyball has been a fall sport, but this year their season is...

Art By Kien-Binh Vo

Election Overview

Izzy Lamola and Zac Meyer November 19, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3rd, millions of Americans cast their ballots in a historic election which set the record for most votes ever recorded for a presidential race. At the time of writing this, Joe Biden...

Art By Molly Chapin

Mess Playlist – In your room

Izzy Lamola, Staff November 19, 2020

Messenger gives you some tunes to listen to in your room, while the weather is cold and the boredom is high. Take some time to vibe out and release some weight off your shoulders. Full playlist on Spotify...

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres

Put Your Blood to Work!

Maya Shelton, Staff November 19, 2020

Founded as King County Blood Center in 1943, Bloodworks collected and dispensed blood to soldiers in Europe during World War II. Over the years, the organization expanded across Washington and Oregon,...

Art By Nhu Tat

Health on Hold

Nikita Landfield, Staff November 19, 2020

As online school continues, students are adjusting to the loss of many Garfield opportunities, one being the Teen Health Center, whose services have shifted to other virtual and physical locations. Coronavirus...

by Kien-Binh Vo

The Changing Film and TV Industry Amidst The Pandemic

Julia Wartman November 19, 2020

Over the past several months,  the entertainment and movie industry has adapted to the restrictions brought on by the pandemic across the nation. The big releases and in-person experiences known to generate...

Art By Molly Chapin

Track, Football, Basketball, and… Esports?

Oliver Hyman, Staff November 19, 2020

Garfield’s first video game club last year has transformed into a pioneer of Washington high school competitive esports. Esports have been generally overlooked by most institutions up to this point...

Art By Kien-Binh Vo

Lucky Seven for Los Angeles

Lizzie Carroll, Staff November 19, 2020

Pictures of fans in the form of cardboard cutouts at sports games in light of COVID restrictions are roaming around the Internet, boosting players’ morale during what feels like a lonely game. With a...

Art by Nhu Tat

The TikTok and WeChat Ban

Alwin Ma November 19, 2020

Ah, yes. TikTok. It's arguably the most popular social media app right now, where you mostly see teenagers flail their arms and dance hopelessly for views. The platform combines YouTube and Vine, enabling...

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