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Spring into the Sun

Spring into the Sun

Tsion Belgu, Art by Arlo Van Liew

March 27, 2018


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Hiking at Rattlesnake Ridge - Open 24 hours - Rattlesnake Ridge, Washington 98045 - Free - Located south of North Bend, with a beautiful view of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Chester Morse Lake, and Rattlesnake Lake. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - Whole month of April (AVOID WEEKENDS) - 311 W Kincaid St,...

Figuring History at the SAM

Figuring History at the SAM

Azure Savage

March 27, 2018


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Art is Black. Figuring History, an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, is showcasing black artists and black art. This exhibit explores who is included in art history and who is forgotten. It prompts viewers to consider questions such as, “who is represented in history?” and “who authors history?” In...

Black Gives Back

Black Gives Back

Kevon Avery

March 27, 2018


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The film Black Panther was a milestone in the representation of African and Black communities everywhere, ultimately delivering the powerful message that black actors can succeed in the entertainment industry. Prior to this film’s release, there were barely any black films that truly resonated with...

Student Writing

Student Writing

Various Authors

March 8, 2018


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Untitled by Jamaica Aytch 1 through 43 hung my ancestors from trees Then came 44 that’s the change that we need Brothers in the White House? Brother that’s the right house But then came 45 how we supposed to succeed? See my uncle got locked up just for selling some weed Now the uncle down...

Student Art

Student Art

March 8, 2018


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Coco Exceeds Expectations

Coco Exceeds Expectations

Ula Jones

January 29, 2018


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Pixar’s 19th film, Coco, premiered in the U.S. on November 22nd against a backdrop of racially and culturally sensitive politics. Told from the perspective of a young Mexican boy who wants nothing more than to be a guitarist despite his family’s abhorrence of music, Coco travels from a small, quintessential...

Personality Quiz

Personality Quiz

Carlin Bills

January 10, 2018


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Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Delphi Drake

October 26, 2017


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In the spirit of Halloween and trick-or-treating, we have found some of the best small business candy stores in Seattle. Whether you are looking for  a classic throwback, a gift for a friend, or something new and unusual, one of these places will have the right treat for you. We ranked these stores...

In the Club

In the Club

October 25, 2017


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Garfield Interfaith Club: Thursdays Sam Patz and Falisha Samuels (Co-Presidents), Milena Haile (Vice President), and Tsion Belgu (Treasurer)   Hoping to bring to light the oppression different religious groups face in Washington state, the newly formed Garfield Interfaith club serves a...

Fall Show Preview

Fall Show Preview

Tsion Belgu

October 23, 2017


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Each year a group of Garfield thespians produce the Fall Show, which is a production with student-led casting, directing, actors, and crew. These students are a part of Garfield’s popular theater club and are advised by Stewart Hawk, who has been the theatre teacher at Garfield for 12 years. The...

The Unspoken Truths

The Unspoken Truths

Cipher Goings

May 24, 2017


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Coming soon to Garfield High School’s (GHS) library is an African-American history exhibit for two days on May 31st and June 1st. “The Unspoken Truths” traveling museum is a museum founded and ran by Delbert Richardson, a community scholar and second generational story teller. The museum will be...

Composing to Let Go

Composing to Let Go

Jasmine Fernandez

May 22, 2017


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For many, pinpointing defining moments of childhood memories is a difficult task. However, this process comes easy for Garfield freshman Tony McCahill. For him, one memory that clearly stands out is his mom signing him up for piano lessons at the early age of four. While the incident took place years...

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