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Seattle’s Fight for Ethnic Studies

Sydney Santos
April 7, 2017
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A diverse group of students, teachers, and parents attended the Seattle Public School board meeting on March 15th to advocate for a district-wide integration of non-Eurocentric curriculums, particularly in history departments. These curriculums, better known as ethnic studies, aim to provide an education...

Upstander of the issue

Quinn Sullivan
April 7, 2017
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An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Sophomore Chardonnay Beaver is an active leader at Garfield and involved in her own programs to make a difference. Here is what Chardonnay has to say and a few among many reasons that she is an Upstander: What leadership roles do you hold in...

No More Peace

Delphi Drake-Mudede
April 7, 2017
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Dozens of protesters gathered in the rain as The Umoja PEACE center faced eviction, and the long-time Central District icon was boarded up by contractors. The center is an institution devoted to empowering Seattle’s black population. Omari Tahir-Garrett has been a Central District resident for over...

No Child Left Behind

Susana Davidson and Cipher Goings
April 7, 2017
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Edmond S. Meany Middle School, which closed in 2009 to make way for Nova Alternative High School and the world school program, will be reopening in the September of 2017. Their incoming faculty are working hard to combat claims of reduced racial pluralism within their student body. This is due to...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings
March 29, 2017
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You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield community. Before...

Novel Knowledge

Lily Laesch
March 29, 2017
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From classic texts to contemporary stories, students often lack excitement when it comes to in-class reading. As hard as it can be to motivate, these books have the potential to make an impact on students. For that reason, Garfield teachers have been working to expand the curriculum in terms of race,...

Upstander of the Issue

Upstander  of the Issue

Quinn Sullvan
March 14, 2017
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What is the Five Girl Powers Project? My mom and a group of other girls and women created this website that has stories, videos, and activities where you can try to create your own girl positive power culture. They are resources that people can access and use on their own. What are the five pow...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings
March 14, 2017
Filed under Features

You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield comm...

Upstander of the Issue

Quinn Sullivan
March 13, 2017
Filed under Articles, Features

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Senior Hannah Phelps is working with elementary school students to educate them about aquaponics and develop a working system within their school. Here is what Hannah has to say, and one among many reasons that she is an Upstander:   ...

Hidden in the Walls

Hidden in the Walls

Josh Chestnut
March 13, 2017
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In Seattle, a total of 8% of registered voters voted for Donald Trump in November of 2016. In comparison to the large cities in the U.S. this number is incredibly low, effectively creating an environment dominated by liberals. This same environment can be found within the historic purple and white covered...

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

Claire Boudour
February 8, 2017
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According to Garfield Social Studies teacher and track coach John Leslie, “A super important book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That was the book that kind of exploded my head when I was about 17 and it got me actually interested in history and gave me a broader understanding...

Meet Otieno Terry

Meet Otieno Terry

Julia Lin
February 8, 2017
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Photo by Ruby Seiwerath Otieno Terry graduated from Garfield in 2011. As a young, local musician, Otieno shared insight on his path through Garfield and into the music industry. What did you do after you graduated? After I graduated I went to school for a little while. I was a busser at a r...

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