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Issue 3 Backpage

Simone Cielos December 12, 2020

Editorial: A (Very Broad) Year of Reflection

2020 requires processing.
Grace Chinowsky and Annabelle Frockt 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...

Art by Molly Chapin

Rant and…Rant

Gripes about the holiday season.
Autumn Henson and Matt Lord 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...

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres

Time Loops and Tribulations

Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.
Nat Beaumon, Staff December 10, 2020
Palm Springs puts the "lonely" back in The Lonely Island.
Zack Bukovec looking good

Freshletes

Sports are an essential social outlet for class 2024 freshmen
Benjamin Thomas, Staff Writer 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...

Art By Kien-Binh Vo

Mess’s Guide to Winter-time

Chilling times calls for comforting measures
Izzy Lamola and Kien-Binh Vo 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...

Art by Molly Chapin

Ethnic Studies: Coming To A Classroom Near You

How a team of teachers are bringing Ethnic Studies into more subjects.
Audrey Abrahams 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...

Photo By Nathaniel Butler

NBA Draft Recap

The winners, the losers, and maybe inbetweens
Zac Meyer 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...

Art by Ria Maisano-Torres

Snow at a Distance

How local ski resorts have summited the slippery slopes of the pandemic
Autumn Henson, Staff 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...

Art by Nhu Tat

The Races To The Hottest Consoles

How to get the new and hard to find gaming consoles this holiday season.
Oliver Hyman, Staff 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...

Art by Molly Chapin

Recycle Recycle Recycle

Recycling specialists urge Seattle residents to use their resources wisely.
Lizzie Carroll, Staff 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...

Jefferson Ashby bouldering in Gold Bar, Washington.

Grads on a Gap

Garfield graduates opt for gap years, not online learning.
Rylee Bundesmann, Staff 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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