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Artist Alumni of GHS

Artist Alumni of GHS

Arlo Van Liew

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

Ava Klubberud

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Next month, celebrities, creators, technicians, and many more from across the globe will gather together in the City of Angels to celebrate the many films and projects from this past year. The Academy Awards, no matter the prestige or credibility, remains a source of controversy and outcry due to its r...

23rd and Union

23rd and Union

Izzy Lamola and Milena Haile

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features

23rd and Union is a corner with some of the richest and most deeply-rooted history in Seattle. But things are changing. Everybody is scrambling for a spot in the Central District. Whether it’s developers, 30-year locals, or people searching for new apartments, pieces of the CD are being snatched up...

Are We Safe?

Are We Safe?

Sav'ell Smalls

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features

On January 4th, 2019, an article titled, “I’m A Seattle Teacher: School Safety isn’t taken seriously enough,” was published in the Seattle Times. The author? Garfield’s own Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, known by students as Mr.NK. In this article, NK expresses his frustrations with the way the district...

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Mena Bova

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports

Watching the Garfield varsity womens basketball team play is like watching a force of nature.

Painting the World

Ke'Von

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features

The murals of Garfield tell the inspiring stories of marginalized communities all the way from the thriving towns developed by the indigenous people of this land to the various alum that became huge moguls in music, art, activism and so much more. We see the masterpiece every time we walk through the...

Sorry, You’re Stuck

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

On January 8th a notice was sent out from the PTSA of GHS regarding the counselors and selecting classes for next semester. “The Counseling Office is NOT accepting change requests for 2nd semester,” the first line of the notice reads. The notice goes on to explain that students get to choose their...

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Sara Javkhlan

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

It’s almost time to start choosing classes for the next school year and you may find yourself wondering what classes to take. Perhaps you should consider taking astronomy, a brand new science class that would cover all things space-related —the solar system, stars, black holes— you name it. Let’s...

A Bathroom for All

A Bathroom for All

Simone Cielos

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Across the hall from the band room, the bathroom which had previously been assigned “Girls Only”, has been converted to an all-inclusive restroom with a bright blue sign titled “All Gender Bathroom”. Its abrupt arrival has startled many Garfield students. The reactions vary in and out of the...

Shutdown Showdown

Shutdown Showdown

Jaya Duckworth

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

35 days and counting, we are currently in the longest government shutdown in United States history. The U.S. entered into a partial government shutdown on December 22nd when Congress and President Trump failed to reach a budget agreement. Since then, Trump has refused to compromise on his demand for...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Hailey Gray

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Los Angeles Teacher Strike On January 14th, 2019, Los Angeles public school teachers organized one of the biggest school strikes in our nation. Gathering over 30,000 people, many individuals in the Los Angeles area went on strike for various reasons: increased teacher salaries, smaller classroom sizes,...

Get to Know: Jamya Jones

Get to Know: Jamya Jones

Molly Chapin

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Stage fright can afflict even the most confident people, especially when competition is involved, and for sophomore Jamya Jones it was no different. But in spite of her fears, she made it onto American Idol. In August of 2018, Jones auditioned for the upcoming season of the renowned television talent...

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