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An Alternative Education

An examination of The Seattle Skills Center
Al Feigin November 27, 2023

Seattle Public Schools has a student skills center that prepares kids to go straight out of high school into careers such as firefighting, emergency response, nursing, or careers in the maritime field....

A New Look into the Associated Student Body

A retrospective on the student government elections and an examination of ASB’s functions.
Violet Pody and Luc Robbins November 17, 2023

During the 2023 Garfield student body elections, poor outreach led to a low voter turnout and a high number of candidates who ran unopposed. A deeper look into ASB and its relationship to the leadership...

Not Just Tacos

Not Just Tacos

Latinx food in the Garfield area
Seán Kelleher and Tasman Nunn October 12, 2023

Golden Wheat Bakery Golden Wheat Bakery is a business located close to home, right on E Cherry Street and 29th. They offer dine-in, delivery, and take-out services with a delicious assortment of food...

More Than a Business

More Than a Business

Chronicling Seattle’s Asian History through Food
Tia Lam (she/her), Kelan Sato (he/him), and Leo Carlin October 12, 2023

Introduction:  Seattle’s Asian American restaurants offer much more than just their products and yummy food. Many of them carry a long legacy of resilience through times of racism, Japanese Internment...

We go to Higo

We go to Higo

A deep dive into KOBO at Higo.
Kelan Sato (he/him) October 12, 2023

Seattle’s Japantown has a vibrant and storied history, and nothing else tells the story of this history better than the businesses of the Japanese Community. One of the most notable businesses is Higo,...

Your health on your terms

The many services of Garfield's Teen Health Center.
March 10, 2023

Medical care, nutritional services and mental health counseling are just a few things the teen health center provides! The Garfield Teen Health Center (GTHC) is located on the first floor of Garfield to...

A Lesson In Luxury

A inside look into Seattle’s Private Schools
Lucy Gaines and Mia Andreeva March 10, 2023

About 1 in every 5 Seattle students are enrolled in private school, according to a 2020 report by the Seattle Times. As Seattle Public Schools project a deficit of $190 million dollars in funding, and...

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 (she/her), 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...

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