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Senior Wills 2020

July 7, 2020

A Molly Alford (Cal Poly SLO) Selma & Molly Link: Selma, I leave you my brother, impart your wisdom as you see fit. Molly, you are one of few with our name at GHS. Make it one to remember. Rose, Jake, and Ivan: I leave you the responsibility to uphold the Berkie Bunch. Try not to be too product...

Where is Everybody?

Where is Everybody?

Annabelle Frockt

February 3, 2020

After my first day of freshman year, I went home and sobbed for half an hour straight. I was so mentally exhausted that the thought of repeating that day over and over for the next four years literally brought me to tears.  For many students, this feeling of burnout and exhaustion only increases a...

It’s Not All In Your Head

Grace Chinowsky and Tova Gaster

February 3, 2020

It’s getting to the time of year when getting out of bed can feel like an impossible task.  The ‘winter blues’: a slow and steady loss of energy and motivation as the days get darker and colder. Officially diagnosed in more severe cases as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD), the winter month...

Building a More Equitable Seattle

Building a More Equitable Seattle

Dominic Sullivan, Writer

January 10, 2020

“THE AMOUNT OF TIME I’VE BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE SHIFT IN OUR CLIENT BASE,” BECKER SAID. "A LOT OF OUR CLIENTS THAT USED TO BE OUR NEIGHBORS ARE NOW TRAVELING TO US, NO LONGER AN EASY WALK AWAY."

Esports Takes the World By Storm

Benjamin Thomas

December 20, 2019

On August 25th the European team OG won $35 million and became the first repeat winners of the Dota 2 International Championship by beating Team Liquid, the 2017 champions, in a 3-1. In every respect, esports has been growing at a breakneck pace. This year, the esports industry earned over $1 billion...

Acorn Overlord

Art by Caroline Ashby

Nat Beaumon

November 27, 2019

The College Board plays a huge role here at Garfield as the educational organization behind AP classes, AP testing, and the SAT. But is it purely a force for good? The answer is a bit more complicated. Garfield undeniably has an “AP Culture,” a fact that was agreed upon by all the Garfield faculty...

The Great Spodie Divide

Sam Treat

November 26, 2019

It’s Friday, and school just got out. You’re a Garfield High School student. You meet up with your friends in the courtyard. You agree on splitting an Uber, and you all pile into a blue Toyota Camry bound for Seward Park. Once dropped off at your destination, you hurry to the Seward Park Amphitheater....

Changing Places

Grace Chinowsky and Annabelle Frockt

November 26, 2019

Sebastian Sotelo Sebastian Sotelo lived in Mexico City for 16 years before moving to Seattle and starting his senior year at Garfield this September. In Mexico City, Sotelo had a private education, attending two American schools over the course of eleven years. Before coming to Seattle permanently, he ...

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

By Dominic Sullivan

Dominic Sullivan

November 6, 2019

TOLERATING, THAT’S THE WORD I DON’T LIKE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTING, IT MEANS something is bothering you and you are just gonna let it happen.

At the CORE

By Devon Ling-Effird

November 6, 2019

Having people of color be more involved allows for more conversations to be had.

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

By Simone Cielos

Simone Cielos

November 6, 2019

The HCC program, along with other advanced learning programs, has been deeply ingrained into the Seattle Public Schools. Garfield’s status as an HCC magnet school has only made these programs more prominent to us. Inevitably the same question arises with each passing school year: What if these programs...

Ramadan Mubarak

Milena S. Haile

June 25, 2019

As one of the five pillars of Islam (faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage), Ramadan is a vital component of the Muslim faith. Occurring on the ninth month of the lunar calendar, it falls on various dates throughout various months. Ramadan consists of 30 days of fasting, in which no food or liquid...

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