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Spring Sprouts

Cipher Goings and Flora Taagen
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

HOW TO  Starting a garden can seem overwhelming and confusing, but finding the perfect space to use makes everything else easier. “Space is a very big issue [but] it’s very easy to make a bed for your plants. Making beds for your plants allows you to water easily and just simplify the entire...

Dreadheads in the Lobby

By Jamaica Aytch
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

We’ve all pulled out our phones, put our heads down, or shied away from the person on the corner that will say those dreaded words:  “Aye man, you wanna buy my mixtape?”  For most people it’s hard to compare these individuals to those living in luxury at the top of the charts. Chance the Rapper...

Black Dot Creative Collective

Julia Lin
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Black Dot Creative Collective is a local business that preserves the integrity of this infamous intersection by providing support and opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs of color. It’s located right next to Earls Cuts and Styles, a barber shop that has been around for over twenty years. The first...

The Sunken Place

Jessica Morales
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though we’re much more accustomed to watching horror movies in which the main characters are convinced their dolls are haunted, or that their children are possessed, comedian Jordan Peele, shows us a different type of horror than we’re used to seeing on the big screen. Written and directed by Peele...

If the Shoe Fits

By Jamaica Aytch
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone wears them; to run, jump, lounge, make a statement, or simply to show off. Whether it’s the newest pair of Jordans or a beat up pair of Converse, shoes convey something about the wearer. To these three Garfield students, the shoes they wear play a big role in how they express themselves in...

Awarding Assault

Sydney Santos
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For those who weren’t totally distracted on Oscar night by the Steve Harvey situation of the award season, you may have noticed that 2016 Best Actress winner Brie Larson neglected to clap after announcing Casey Affleck’s Oscar for Best Actor in his film Manchester By the Sea. The reasoning behind...

Dye-versity in Running

Ester Chein
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For many reluctant runners on the West Coast, The Color Run transforms exercising into enjoyment. But the Color Run is not the first to implement the idea of splattering colors on participants. A long-standing tradition know as the Holi Indian Festival, celebrated by Hindus annually in March, celebrates...

You Can’t Stop the Beat

You Can’t Stop the Beat

Cipher Goings
March 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment

If you like to create your own music and beats, the new Music Production class is the place for you.This year Garfield has received a sponsorship from Microsoft to fund this new elective, creating a space where students can receive the knowledge and the tools needed to express their creativity through...

Viva Vera

Viva Vera

By Susana Davidson
March 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment

The Vera Project - a non profit music venue, screenprinting studio, art gallery, recording studio and audio training facility - has set itself a complex task: provide a safe space to foster creativity, that also caters to people of all ages. Despite the obstacles it faces, mainly a lack of funding, Vera...

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Hannah Tacke
March 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Arts & Entertainment

Deep within the heart of Seattle stands Native-owned and operated flagship retail store Eighth Generation -- a company that defies categorization. Located in the historic Pike Place Market, the store seeks to provide a platform in which local Native artists can showcase their creations, while emphasizing...

13th

Delphi Drake-Mudede
March 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In 2016, Netflix dropped an eye-opening documentary about the history of mass Incarceration in the US. The film includes shocking facts beginning with the statistic that  America currently only makes up 5% of the world’s total population, but 25% of the world’s inmates. The Netflix documentary...

Bulldog Love

Bulldog Love

Alex Fairy
March 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Valentine’s Day has been commercialized as the most romantic day of the year. It’s the one day you’re told to celebrate with those you love (and show them with lots of chocolate and cards). This Valentine’s Day, we decided to ask couples at Garfield what Valentine’s Day means to them, and what...

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