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Black in Business

Hailey Gray and Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2019


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“She came to town and was asking for a place to get some good food...they would say ‘of course, you got to try Ezell’s,” said Lewis Rudd, owner of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “She called up on a Saturday and she wanted to have Ezell’s chicken delivered to her hotel downtown.” At the time, Ezell...

Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Téa Fortune

April 23, 2019


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When you walk down the hallways, there is a cut out corner that is hard to ignore. This is the Garfield greenhouse: a relaxed and clean atmosphere for students to experience a new shade of nature and grow their green thumbs. Built in 2007, the greenhouse has been incorporated into Garfield’s culture and h...

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Devon Ling-Efird

April 18, 2019


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To most people, a selfie is just a casual photo: a quick Snapchat reply or another post to your Finsta. For Lucy Berliant, a senior at Garfield, her “selfies” are best described as works of art. Combining creativity, Photoshop, and commitment, Berliant creates unique and beautiful self-portraits. “I take almost all...

Next Year’s Budget Cuts

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


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Last week, members of Garfield’s Building Leadership Team (BLT), figured out the budgeting for the next school year. This team is built up of various teachers, staff members, and student representatives, including our principal Mr. Howard. With Lincoln High School opening in the 2019-2020 school year, i...

#UnfilteredTruth Movement

Milena Haile

April 1, 2019


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Garfield’s very own alumna Allani Seals and past Y-Scholars mentor Theresa Hardy have started their own movement to tackle racism in the classroom. “The #unfilteredtruth movement was started by Trailblazer black and brown students to give them a space to talk about their oppressions within educat...

23rd and Union

23rd and Union

Izzy Lamola and Milena Haile

February 1, 2019


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23rd and Union is a corner with some of the richest and most deeply-rooted history in Seattle. But things are changing. Everybody is scrambling for a spot in the Central District. Whether it’s developers, 30-year locals, or people searching for new apartments, pieces of the CD are being snatched up...

Are We Safe?

Are We Safe?

Sav'ell Smalls

February 1, 2019


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On January 4th, 2019, an article titled, “I’m A Seattle Teacher: School Safety isn’t taken seriously enough,” was published in the Seattle Times. The author? Garfield’s own Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, known by students as Mr.NK. In this article, NK expresses his frustrations with the way the district...

Painting the World

Ke'Von

January 31, 2019


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The murals of Garfield tell the inspiring stories of marginalized communities all the way from the thriving towns developed by the indigenous people of this land to the various alum that became huge moguls in music, art, activism and so much more. We see the masterpiece every time we walk through the...

Volunteering for a Better Seattle

Molly Chapin

November 19, 2018


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For the last 40 years, dedicated volunteers have been gathering at the Broadway Campus of Seattle Central College to help tutor people who are learning english or trying to strengthen their academic skills before applying for college level courses. By design, the tutoring program specifically serves...

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Tsion Belgu

November 19, 2018


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One word you would use to describe Garfield? Active, there’s a lot going on at this school all the time, we have some really amazing programing happening. We also acknowledge a lot of the issues that happen in our society, and the students are really active in their communities talking about the issues...

GHS Thrift Shop

GHS Thrift Shop

Camryn Soo

November 19, 2018


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This fall, Garfield students can save their wallets and support their peers by donating clothes to the GHS thrift shop. Organized by the class of 2021’s Vice President Maxine Embry and Senator Claire Balcom, Garfield has a trendy and practical way for students to buy inexpensive clothes, especially...

The Club Beat

The Club Beat

Tea Fortune

October 18, 2018


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PROJECT PENGYOU Meets in room 221 every other Tuesday. Culture is something that everyone can take part in. Project PengYou is a club that holds meetings in which members discuss Asian culture in America and beyond. Project PengYou also wants students to gain a sense of community within Garfield. “My...

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