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Coco Exceeds Expectations

Coco Exceeds Expectations

Ula Jones

January 29, 2018

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

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Delphi Drake

October 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

Making it Personal

Making it Personal

Ann Shan

May 22, 2017

The college application can reduce four years of the high school experience to a GPA and an activities list, but through their writing, students can showcase the individual behind the numbers. The first 2016-2017 Common App personal statement prompt asked students to share “a background, identity,...

Spring Sprouts

Spring Sprouts

Cipher Goings and Flora Taagen

April 7, 2017

HOW TO  Starting a garden can seem overwhelming and confusing, but finding the perfect space to use makes everything else easier. “Space is a very big issue [but] it’s very easy to make a bed for your plants. Making beds for your plants allows you to water easily and just simplify the entire...

Dreadheads in the Lobby

Dreadheads in the Lobby

By Jamaica Aytch

April 7, 2017

We’ve all pulled out our phones, put our heads down, or shied away from the person on the corner that will say those dreaded words:  “Aye man, you wanna buy my mixtape?”  For most people it’s hard to compare these individuals to those living in luxury at the top of the charts. Chance the Rapper...

Black Dot Creative Collective

Black Dot Creative Collective

Julia Lin

March 29, 2017

Black Dot Creative Collective is a local business that preserves the integrity of this infamous intersection by providing support and opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs of color. It’s located right next to Earls Cuts and Styles, a barber shop that has been around for over twenty years. The first...

The Sunken Place

The Sunken Place

Jessica Morales

March 29, 2017

Though we’re much more accustomed to watching horror movies in which the main characters are convinced their dolls are haunted, or that their children are possessed, comedian Jordan Peele, shows us a different type of horror than we’re used to seeing on the big screen. Written and directed by Peele...

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