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If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

By Jamaica Aytch

March 29, 2017

Everyone wears them; to run, jump, lounge, make a statement, or simply to show off. Whether it’s the newest pair of Jordans or a beat up pair of Converse, shoes convey something about the wearer. To these three Garfield students, the shoes they wear play a big role in how they express themselves in...

Awarding Assault

Awarding Assault

Sydney Santos

March 29, 2017

For those who weren’t totally distracted on Oscar night by the Steve Harvey situation of the award season, you may have noticed that 2016 Best Actress winner Brie Larson neglected to clap after announcing Casey Affleck’s Oscar for Best Actor in his film Manchester By the Sea. The reasoning behind...

Dye-versity in Running

Dye-versity in Running

Ester Chein

March 29, 2017

For many reluctant runners on the West Coast, The Color Run transforms exercising into enjoyment. But the Color Run is not the first to implement the idea of splattering colors on participants. A long-standing tradition know as the Holi Indian Festival, celebrated by Hindus annually in March, celebrates...

You Can’t Stop the Beat

You Can’t Stop the Beat

Cipher Goings

March 14, 2017

If you like to create your own music and beats, the new Music Production class is the place for you.This year Garfield has received a sponsorship from Microsoft to fund this new elective, creating a space where students can receive the knowledge and the tools needed to express their creativity through...

Viva Vera

Viva Vera

By Susana Davidson

March 14, 2017

The Vera Project - a non profit music venue, screenprinting studio, art gallery, recording studio and audio training facility - has set itself a complex task: provide a safe space to foster creativity, that also caters to people of all ages. Despite the obstacles it faces, mainly a lack of funding, Vera...

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Hannah Tacke

March 14, 2017

Deep within the heart of Seattle stands Native-owned and operated flagship retail store Eighth Generation -- a company that defies categorization. Located in the historic Pike Place Market, the store seeks to provide a platform in which local Native artists can showcase their creations, while emphasizing...

13th

Delphi Drake-Mudede

March 14, 2017

In 2016, Netflix dropped an eye-opening documentary about the history of mass Incarceration in the US. The film includes shocking facts beginning with the statistic that  America currently only makes up 5% of the world’s total population, but 25% of the world’s inmates. The Netflix documentary...

Bulldog Love

Bulldog Love

Alex Fairy

March 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day has been commercialized as the most romantic day of the year. It’s the one day you’re told to celebrate with those you love (and show them with lots of chocolate and cards). This Valentine’s Day, we decided to ask couples at Garfield what Valentine’s Day means to them, and what...

Anticipating the Academy Awards

Lily Laesh

March 13, 2017

As the pinnacle of awards season rapidly approaches, we must mentally prepare ourselves for questionable red carpet choices, shocking results and, as always, unnecessarily drawn out acceptance speeches. Thousands of gamblers are getting ready as well, abandoning their usual horseraces and sports games...

A Shift in the Spotlight

Esther Chien

February 8, 2017

Among the numerous dilemmas Hollywood is notorious for, its issue of having not diverse casts is one that has been under much public scrutiny. In the early stages of its establishment, Hollywood would hire Caucasian actors to play people of color, frequently seen wearing blackface and yellowface to compensate...

Haute Dogs

By Sydney Santos and Cipher Goings

February 8, 2017

The Extreme Lumberjack Have too many flannels but sad you can’t find a way to wear them all at once? Cipher was brave enough to try, and succeeded! He is able to pull off this look by covering his body in nothing but flannels head to ankles. Pro tip: tie the flannels at the sleeves so they hav...

Finals First Aid

Alex Ferry

February 8, 2017

Study Buddies For all of you social butterflies, studying with a group of friends may not be beneficial. Otherwise, studying with other people gives you the opportunity to use more than just your knowledge. If you need to put together a study guide, or figure out the answers to a review packet, the mo...

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