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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
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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...

Bathrooms Without Borders

Alex Ferry
May 5, 2017
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For years now, student activists have struggled to implement gender neutral bathrooms at Garfield. However, now that it is officially Seattle Public School law, Garfield will finally construct their own. “It seems like each year a different obstacle has gotten in the way,” said Teen Health Center...

Be the Change

Be the Change

Jamaica Aytch
May 2, 2017
Filed under Articles, News

In the past decade, Garfield has undergone massive renovations, changes in administration, and noticeable population changes in the community.  Through this, Garfield has continued to progress and grow into the complex community that is garfield.  And in and functioning community there must be a leadi...

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...

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