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The Garlick Press: Plants in the classroom

The Garlick Press: Plants in the classroom

By Kira Garlick

December 4, 2017


Filed under 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

The Garlick Press: New food waste bins

By Kira Garlick

November 8, 2017


Filed under 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 toward ...

The Garlick Press: Politics and Puerto Rico

By Kira Garlick

October 11, 2017


Filed under 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 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 3, 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, Showcase, 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 ...

The Garlick Press: Teens must play too

The Garlick Press: Teens must play too

By Kira Garlick

February 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

O ne of the best and worst parts about family vacation is seeing family members, especially younger relatives. As an older child, it is automatically your job to entertain the toddlers and leave the adults alone. Even if you want to discuss the controversy of inauguration day and other political is...

The Garlick Press: The curse of affluenza

The Garlick Press: The curse of affluenza

December 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

My favorite thing in the world is the banana slug. Bright yellow decomposers, these mollusks grow to be as big as your foot and will numb your tongue if you lick them. They reside in a paradise I fell in love with as a small child: Humboldt County. Humboldt has overcast skies and freezing beaches, ...

The Garlick Press: Can we get rid of our plastic forks?

The Garlick Press: Can we get rid of our plastic forks?

By Kira Garlick

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

The cafeteria is bustling with students hanging out during lunch. After coming out of the doors with their food, people stop by the condiments table to get forks and spoons. Unfortunately, some forks never get used. Why? They are littered, tossed on the floor. Students are sometimes in a rush...

The Garlick Press: Should the Epitaph go paperless?

The Garlick Press: Should the Epitaph go paperless?

By Kira Garlick

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, The Garlick Press

T he decay is almost sad at this point—beautifully colored newspapers turned into giant crusty slabs. With the growing age of the internet and online journals, it seems redundant to actually print something. Only so many people have access to the paper in person, when everyone can look someth...

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