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Cap It All Off!

Esther Chien
May 31, 2017
Filed under News

The idea of “One Garfield”, as represented by identical gowns and caps in color at graduation, has been discussed for a while, but the issue became increasingly controversial in recent years. Last year, former class of 2016 ASG vice president Hannah Farrell and other members of ASG strongly advocated...

News Briefs

Alex Ferry
May 31, 2017
Filed under News

So fire I got heatstroke On Monday, the temperature hit 83 degrees, which is the warmest Seattle has been since August 26. Seattleites are quite happy with this weather shift, especially because this has been the first dry week since September, for anyone keeping track. With the warm weather, people...

Get to Know

Alex Ferry
May 31, 2017
Filed under News

Garfield will be saying goodbye to many talented seniors this year, among them we have the incredible artist, Tuesday Smith. Art is something that can be practiced over and over just like any talent or sport, but some people have a natural talent that just can’t be taught. “I think I’ve always...

The Unspoken Truths

The Unspoken Truths

Cipher Goings
May 24, 2017
Filed under Archives, Articles, Arts & Entertainment

Coming soon to Garfield High School’s (GHS) library is an African-American history exhibit for two days on May 31st and June 1st. “The Unspoken Truths” traveling museum is a museum founded and ran by Delbert Richardson, a community scholar and second generational story teller. The museum will be...

I Can’t, I’m Injured

Josh Chestnut
May 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

If there is one thing that athletes can agree on, it’s that injuries are the absolute worst. As an athlete myself, I’ve been forced to cope with a fractured spine, broken foot, concussion, and many other injuries throughout my soccer career. Over my time on the sidelines, I’ve recognized that injuries...

In a League of His Own

Sydney Santos and Flora Taagen
May 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

Garfield’s head basketball coach and athletic director Ed Haskins was offered and accepted a position as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington State University earlier this month. Haskins’ recent departure has left behind a nearly decade-long legacy that has dramatically affected Garfield’s...

Composing to Let Go

Jasmine Fernandez
May 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For many, pinpointing defining moments of childhood memories is a difficult task. However, this process comes easy for Garfield freshman Tony McCahill. For him, one memory that clearly stands out is his mom signing him up for piano lessons at the early age of four. While the incident took place years...

Making it Personal

Ann Shan
May 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The college application can reduce four years of the high school experience to a GPA and an activities list, but through their writing, students can showcase the individual behind the numbers. The first 2016-2017 Common App personal statement prompt asked students to share “a background, identity,...

It’s Not Your Identity

Quinn Sullivan
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Why LGBTQ+ labels should be none of your concern.

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A Dangerous Portrayal

Lily Laesch
May 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When Selena Gomez’s passion project 13 Reasons Why hit Netflix at the end of March, it was an immediate and resounding success. Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher, the thirteen episode series is now regarded as the most popular Netflix show of all time. The plot revolves around Hannah Baker,...

Paths to Success

Paths to Success

Claire Boudour
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features

As the year comes to an end, Garfield’s senior class is rapidly approaching their graduation day. The end of their high school careers marks the beginning of a totally new life, which, for may students, involves college. “About seventy percent of our twelfth grade students move on after graduation...

From Another Mother

Delphi Drake-Mudede
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Adoption, an increasingly available option for people who are unable to conceive, prefer to adopt, or are single, can lead to identity dilemmas among adopted youth. This type of obstacle is especially common among people who are internationally or transracially adopted. The United States is currently...

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