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Resolving Resolutions

Resolving Resolutions

Breaking the Cycle of Failed New Year's Ambitions.
Chelsea Li, Staff January 23, 2023

The term “New Year resolutions” was only coined in 1813, but the origins of the tradition trace back to the ancient Babylonians, who made vows to plant successful crops and pay off their debts. In...

King of Soccer, Queen of Punk

Ali Merz, Jada Johnson, and DeLilah Corbett January 23, 2023

Pelé Edson Arantes Nascimento has been named one of the greatest athletes of all time, and many call him the greatest soccer player of all time. During the peak of his career, he garnered international...

Tis The Season

Three holidays celebrated by Garfield students during the winter season.
Asmaa Bah, Kennedy Greenfelder, and Jada Johnson December 9, 2022

St. Lucia: Dec. 13 Darkness surrounds the room where girls wear white dresses, a red ribbon tied around their waists, and a candle-lit wreath on their heads. Boys are adorned with a long cone-shaped...

At Your Service

Community service opportunities in Seattle.
Michelle Tong and Jessica Onochie, Staff December 5, 2022

Whether you’re an eager freshman trying to get ahead on community service hours or a stressed senior trying to squeeze them in, now is the right time to do it! Below are three organizations currently...

Dawgs From Abroad

Kennedy Greenfelder, Mia Andreeva, and Griffin Crabs November 4, 2022

A surge of international students have joined Garfield this year as we rise back from Covid. In addition to diversifying our student body, these students bring interesting stories and a new perspective...

Dawgs Who Design

Garfield students take the fashion world by storm.
Maile Quenzer November 4, 2022

With the internet being more accessible than ever, the teens of today have a unique capability to see styles from all areas of the globe. But the world of youth fashion doesn’t just end with outfit experimentation;...

Cherry Street Thai

Cherry Street Thai

Everything you need to know about our neighborhood Thai restaurant.
Eden Huschle, Staff March 1, 2022

Meet Anne and Jenny Keopanya, the mother-daughter duo who run Cherry Street Thai, an affordable Garfield favorite located on the corner of Cherry and MLK. Anne took over running the preexisting Thai food...

Black Excellence Features

Black Excellence Features

February 28, 2022

Kiana Q: What activities are you involved in? Kiana: Okay, so in Capitol Hill there’s this organization, they basically provide opportunities for queer youth and specifically BIPOC queer youth,...

Black Hair Student Submissions

February 28, 2022

Malachiah - he/him Q:What does your hair mean to you? What does it represent? A: Hair to me represents beauty. Q: What do you think that your hair shows the rest of the world? A: I think my...

Art by Nia Dozier

The Significance of Black Hair

February 28, 2022

Hair is a centerpiece of Black culture; it’s a symbol of identity, of resistance, creative expression and freedom. It is woven deep into Black culture and therefore rooted in the history of America. The...

Art by Nia Dozier

Meet Local Black Hair Stylists

February 28, 2022

Vasuda Salon: Jessica and Emmett Henely are prominent in the Seattle Black hair scene. The two partners run the Vasuda Hair Salon. They’ve been in the hair business for 35+ years with Jessica as a business...

Activism

Activism

February 28, 2022

Black in Power Michelle Sarju serves as the District 5 Director for the Seattle School Board. Sarju won the general election on November 2, 2021, with 85% of the vote. The 34-year Central District...

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