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Dear Dawgs

Garfield's own advice column.
Peja Harding and Layth Stauffer January 31, 2022

Dawgs word of the day: Witty (adjective)- showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor.   Dear Dawgs,  I am seventeen years old and I STILL don't have my license. It's not...

Sporty Scholars

Sporty Scholars

Committed athletes explain how to navigate the college recruitment process.
Zac Meyer January 31, 2022

As we march on through the school year, the senior class begins to shift its focus to what the future holds. For many, the answer is college, and for an even more select few, it’s collegiate athletics....

Mod Mania

A deep dive into the desire to get body modifications.
Tess Wahl January 31, 2022

From ear piercings to tattooed eyeballs, body modifications encompass a wide range of different procedures. As a research paper from Bradley University put it, “body modifications allow our physical...

Documenting Dawgs

Garfield when nobody’s watching.
Taylor Gale and Layth Stauffer January 31, 2022

Garfield’s hallways are known to be buzzing with students traveling from class to class during passing periods. Yet throughout the day, the constant chatter slowly trickles into a calm state as the day...

A Dreadfully Fun Bout of Metroid Mania

A Dreadfully Fun Bout of Metroid Mania

A thrilling conclusion to the action packed decade-spanning Metroid saga.
Riley Perteet-Cantu January 31, 2022

Metroid Dread is the exhilarating, blaster-filled rush of a final installment of the Metroid series. With delectable pieces of lore sprinkled throughout the environment, it will surely keep fans digging...

The Great Mask Debate

The Great Mask Debate

The many masks of Garfield.
Peja Harding January 31, 2022

A fashion accessory most did not expect to become a staple in their closets was the mask. Although a known object amongst medical professionals and highly polluted populations, the mask was not expected...

Trends That Caused a Racquet

Trends That Caused a Racquet

How tennis fashion has evolved over the years.
Mika Ichikawa January 31, 2022

Tennis - the international sport that draws a variety of people and styles to the court -  is arguably one of the only sports where competitors can truly express themselves through their uniform. With...

Worth the Watch: Encanto

Worth the Watch: Encanto

Is Encanto as enchanting as Disney markets it to be?
Michelle Tong January 31, 2022

The world of Encanto infuses Disney magic into a plot that is grounded in family values, complex navigation of family dynamics, and the crushing weight of being good enough. Encanto boasts a family of...

Temperature Check

Temperature Check

The climate change news you’re sick of reading about.
Mairead Averill January 31, 2022

There’s nothing as surreal as watching the seemingly far-off effects of climate change descend on your hometown. Climate change is no longer an event happening across the world; a horrific but disconnected...

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

Franklin's fight against Omicron.
Maile Quenzer January 31, 2022

The battle for student safety is constant, and during a pandemic it is especially difficult to maintain. The topic of how best to insure student safety in schools has become a hot button issue with the...

A Brief History of 400 23rd Ave

A Brief History of 400 23rd Ave

Broken treaties, blocks gone missing, 88 million dollars in fees.
Lucy Gaines January 31, 2022

If you are a Garfield student sitting in advisory right now, look around you. Look out the window at the field and imagine the native rainforests that once grew there. Look downtown towards the water and...

Reject Tradition, Embrace Modernity

Reject Tradition, Embrace Modernity

How one of Japan’s most ancient sports is adapting to modern times.
Layth Stauffer January 31, 2022

As a 2,000 year old sport often watched by the Japanese Imperial family, you would think sumo wrestling would be highly respected and fairly popular. Unfortunately, the West has long since made a mockery...

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