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Issue 3 Backpage

Issue 3 Backpage
December 12, 2020

Editorial: A (Very Broad) Year of Reflection

2020 requires processing.
December 11, 2020

A bizarre, uncertain, and in many ways, hellish year will come to an end in a matter of weeks. Many have already begun to celebrate, eagerly shoving behind them the “2020 vision” that was promoted...

Rant and…Rant

Art by Molly Chapin
Gripes about the holiday season.
December 11, 2020

My family is gathered around the television in my living room, deciding what holiday movie to watch as the rain pours against our windows. Our choice: The Polar Express. There is nothing at all wrong with...

Time Loops and Tribulations

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.
December 10, 2020
Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.

Freshletes

Zack Bukovec looking good
Sports are an essential social outlet for class 2024 freshmen
December 10, 2020

Zack Bukovec joined Garfield’s Cross Country team the summer before his freshman year in search of an excuse to get outside during quarantine (and, of course, to get “FAST”). During middle school...

Mess’s Guide to Winter-time

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
Chilling times calls for comforting measures
December 10, 2020

As the coldness settles in, and the sun plays its yearly disappearing act, it's important to remind ourselves to take time for self-care. We can all use a little comfort while staying safe this season. The...

Ethnic Studies: Coming To A Classroom Near You

Art by Molly Chapin
How a team of teachers are bringing Ethnic Studies into more subjects.
December 10, 2020

This year, a team of educators at Garfield High School is organizing the Ethnic Studies Professional Learning Community (PLC), which aims to incorporate Ethnic Studies and anti-racist education into the...

NBA Draft Recap

Photo By Nathaniel Butler
The winners, the losers, and maybe inbetweens
December 10, 2020

After a compelling NBA season with a six month wait, the NBA draft finally took place on November 18th. Teams looked to re-tool, rebuild, and add key pieces for the upcoming season on December 22nd. With...

Snow at a Distance

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres
How local ski resorts have summited the slippery slopes of the pandemic
December 10, 2020

For many snow lovers, the ski slopes are a place of escape from the constant bustle of daily life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these periods of respite are especially important for the physical and mental...

The Races To The Hottest Consoles

Art by Nhu Tat
How to get the new and hard to find gaming consoles this holiday season.
December 10, 2020

Newly-released gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X are selling out just in time for the holiday season. The long-awaited consoles have had their most successful releases...

Recycle Recycle Recycle

Art by Molly Chapin
Recycling specialists urge Seattle residents to use their resources wisely.
December 10, 2020

After running your recycling bin up to the curb in your slippers every other week, you don’t think much about where it goes, or how much of it goes where you expect. Seattle has recently been improving...

Grads on a Gap

Jefferson Ashby bouldering in Gold Bar, Washington.
Garfield graduates opt for gap years, not online learning.
December 10, 2020

Instead of attending college through their computers this year, the Garfield class of 2020  is taking the year off to work, play, and spend time with family. “It was a bit of a last-minute decision,”...

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