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Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated

Ann Shan
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

On Monday, President Trump signed the repeal of an Internet regulation that had been passed last October after Congress voted to repeal the regulation late March in a party line vote. The law would have required Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Verizon or CenturyLink, to receive consent before...

Educate to Counter Hate

Jasmine Fernandez
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

As April begins to settle, losing a grip on reality in the midst of cherry blossoms, rising temperatures, and the countdown ‘til summer becomes an effortless task. But in spite of the joys that accompany spring, an increasing violence against transgender people throughout the nation has inflicted...

From Activist to Politician

Jessica Morales
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

At the beginning of March, member of the newly established People’s Party, Nikkita Oliver announced that she would be running against Ed Murray for the position of Seattle mayor. According to Oliver’s website, the People’s Party is “a community-centered grassroots political party led by and...

News Briefs

Sydney Santos
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

Trumping Climate Change President Donald Trump released an executive order on March 28th that revoked six climate change and emission regulation laws created during the Obama administration, considerably changing the country’s views on environmental policy. The President argued that this move was...

Get To Know

Lily Laesch
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

You may have noticed a new face in the halls and out on the soccer field this year. Juan Fernando Gonzalez is a senior exchange student who hails from Cali, Colombia. He is attending Garfield for the entirety of this school year before he heads back to Colombia, where he will attend college next year. Gonzalez...

Small Changes, Big Effects

Claire Boudour
March 29, 2017
Filed under News

As a response to high stress levels, mental health concerns, and increasing requests to drop classes at the semester or quarter, Garfield has instituted a new Advanced Placement (AP) policy for the 2017-2018 school year. When registering for next year’s classes, students were asked to limit their...

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Jasmine Fernandez
March 27, 2017
Filed under Articles, News

It’s not merely an improvement or renovation, nor is it as simple as a statistic or demographic. It is a real process that continues to flourish in many neighborhoods, seeping into the lives of individuals and drastically altering communities to conform to “middle-class taste.” In the Central District...

News Briefs

Hannah Tacke
March 27, 2017
Filed under News

The Che Taylor Decision After over a year of deliberation and reviewing evidence, inquest jury and County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided that no charges will be filed against Seattle police officers responsible for the fatal shooting of Che Taylor last February. The jury found that the two white...

Get To Know

Alex Ferry
March 27, 2017
Filed under News

Most freshmen come into GHS pretty lost in the sauce, just trying to find their place. However, freshman Ezra Angelou-Lysaker has his path laid out for him. He has moved about nine times throughout his life, but he’s finally settled down, and were happy he chose to be a bulldog because he has...

A Growing Issue

A Growing Issue

Claire Boudour
March 13, 2017
Filed under News

Human trafficking is a worldwide illegal industry, in which people are sold for domestic agricultural, and industrial labor as well as sex work, that creates up to 150 billion dollars in revenue every year.  In recent years, King County, especially Seattle, has become a hub of sex trafficking. Many...

A Long Season

A Long Season

Jessica Morales
March 13, 2017
Filed under Articles, News

In the throes of winter here in Seattle, it can be hard to catch a glimpse of blue skies and sunshine. While the gray rainy days may leave some with the urge to head over to their local coffee shop with a friend, others can become socially isolated and depressed due to changes in weather. According...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Julia Reguera
March 3, 2017
Filed under News

Cats! Declaw or Nah?  While declawing feline nails may seem like a easy way to keep a pet from ruining furniture, most people do not understand the painful effects it has on cats. Because cat nails include part of the last bone in their toes, certain declawing surgeries resemble cutting off a fing...

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