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Meet the Musical

Meet the Musical

John Volk

April 25, 2018

If you thought it was a joke when you heard this year’s musical was called Urinetown, that’s exactly what you should have thought. Set in the not too distant future after a twenty year drought has caused a water crisis that could only be stabilized by regulating urination, Urinetown truly is, at...

Bringing Home the Gold!

Bringing Home the Gold!

Hailey Gray

April 24, 2018

Lights! Camera! Action! The theatre and other performing arts programs at Garfield thrive in their ability to put on fresh and entertaining productions year round. However, at a sports dominated school, these creative programs are often masked by the shadows of the basketball courts and football fields....

Spring into the Sun

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Tsion Belgu, Art by Arlo Van Liew

March 27, 2018

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

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

Art by Ariel Cook

Kevon Avery

March 27, 2018

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

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

By Jazz Klyne

March 8, 2018

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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

Art by Arlo Van-Liew

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

Art by Jefferson Ashby

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...

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