The Epitaph

The Garlick Press: Unemployment among conservationalists

By Kira Garlick

May 4, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The school year is ending quickly, and as a second semester senior, I am looking forward to my college experience. In my free time, I’ve been researching my major, environmental science. Within the schools I have applied for, the programs are wonderful, with plenty of opportunities for internships an...

The Garlick Press: Does ‘flexible’ vegetarianism have a lasting impact?

By Kira Garlick

April 11, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

It has long been known that climate change is happening, and that our everyday consumption of fuels and products contribute to the rising temperatures. But what people don’t usually think of straight away is how diet can affect the environment. Yes, I am talking about vegetarianism. I have been a vegetari...

The Garlick Press: Greener student driving

March 13, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The student parking lot is always packed in the morning, with different types of vehicles: trucks, Mini Coopers and family SUVs. For families who are planning on getting a new car for their driving student, an electric car for simple commutes sounds ideal. One problem, however, is where to charge. T...

Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

Garlick Press: Bay Area Superfund sites need super attention

By Kira Garlick

February 4, 2018


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

A weekend ago, I hiked with a friend at Fremont Older, both of us looking to enjoy the fresh air and find an escape from our schoolwork. As we finally ascended the lookout called Hunter’s Point, I could see Silicon Valley below. Moffett Field, Levi Stadium, the giant flying saucer of the new Apple...

The Garlick Press: Plants in the classroom

By Kira Garlick

December 4, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, The Garlick Press

It is another day in the classroom, and I’m finding myself gazing through the window, only half-listening to the lesson I should be paying attention to. Why can’t we have class outside? I have thought about this many times, though the class doesn’t necessarily leave the room to get a good fill o...

The Garlick Press: New food waste bins

By Kira Garlick

November 8, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

T he City of Sunnyvale has implemented a new way for homes to become more green; food recycling bins after approving the idea last fall. These new bins with bright yellow lids are for organic food waste, including banana peels, egg shells and seafood waste. This is taking a giant step towa...

The Garlick Press: Politics and Puerto Rico

By Kira Garlick

October 11, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The biggest natural disaster is always around the corner, and now it has hit Puerto Rico. In shambles, the territory is scrambling to get back on its feet after the 4.4 magnitude earthquake. Where is our President in this time of need? Nowhere. Hurricane Maria’s category 4 storm was reporte...

The Garlick Press: Natural disaster prevention is better than procrastination

By Kira Garlick

September 20, 2017


Filed under Kira Garlick, Opinion, The Garlick Press

The storm has already broken and now all of us are left to clean up the damage. Hurricane Harvey in Houston, and the small but mighty Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys have hit with lasting impacts. Hurricane Harvey was only a Category 1 storm when it began, but grew into a Category 4 storm as w...

The Garlick Press: Trump polluting the news

The Garlick Press: Trump polluting the news

By Kira Garlick

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

It seems like the news has centered around President Trump’s recent policies, some of which concern the environment. This is leaving many conservationists, including me, wondering what exactly is going to happen as our beautiful outdoors is left vulnerable to small budget cuts. Throughout his campaig...

The Garlick Press: Teens with Autism

The Garlick Press: Teens with Autism

By Kira Garlick

May 4, 2017


Filed under The Garlick Press

Imagine walking into a grocery store, but with superpowers. You can hear every wheel of multiple shopping carts, the swish of plastic bags and the shuffling of feet all at the same decibel. It can get crowded in your mind, and your senses begin to jumble. This is only one point of view from a mind wi...

The Garlick Press: Boring is brilliant

By Kira Garlick

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

It happened again. The weekend has arrived, and I have no plans for Sunday. I have finished all my homework and went on a bike ride, but there is no avoiding the inevitable hum-drum of the late afternoon. Even though I plan to keep myself occupied by hanging out with friends, it always seems to p...

The Garlick Press: Owning Nothing

The Garlick Press: Owning Nothing

By Kira Garlick

March 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

A year ago, I hit rock bottom. Every day came with a depressing haze and thousands of roller-coasting hate comments playing whack-a-mole in my brain. I felt depressed, overwhelmed and lost. My room was filled with familiar trinkets close to my heart. Boxes and containers filled with art supplies, jewelry and ...