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Rant & Rave

Art By Molly Chapin
Camera Etiquette
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...

Understanding the Sawant Recall Petition

Art By Molly Chapin
Annonymous donations, bulding occupations, and more.
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...

Getting Crafty

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres
The many rewards of creative projects.
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...

Volleyball Preview

Art By Molly Chapin
A look into Garfield High School's Volleyball Team.
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...

Election Overview

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
A look back at this year's national and local elections.
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...

Mess Playlist – In your room

Art By Molly Chapin
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...

Put Your Blood to Work!

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres
An overview of Bloodworks Northwest's current programs.
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,...

Health on Hold

Art By Nhu Tat
A look into the Teen Health Center's coronavirus relocation.
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...

The Changing Film and TV Industry Amidst The Pandemic

by Kien-Binh Vo
How the film and TV industry has changed and adapted to the pandemic life.
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...

Track, Football, Basketball, and… Esports?

Art By Molly Chapin
How the Future of Esports is Just Getting Started at Garfield
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...

Lucky Seven for Los Angeles

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
Los Angeles Dodgers win the 2020 World Series after 32 year dip in their record.
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...

The TikTok and WeChat Ban

Art by Nhu Tat
Updates on the apps and their controversies.
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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