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Hidden in the Walls

Hidden in the Walls

Josh Chestnut

March 13, 2017


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In Seattle, a total of 8% of registered voters voted for Donald Trump in November of 2016. In comparison to the large cities in the U.S. this number is incredibly low, effectively creating an environment dominated by liberals. This same environment can be found within the historic purple and white covered...

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

Claire Boudour

February 8, 2017


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According to Garfield Social Studies teacher and track coach John Leslie, “A super important book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That was the book that kind of exploded my head when I was about 17 and it got me actually interested in history and gave me a broader understanding...

Meet Otieno Terry

Meet Otieno Terry

Julia Lin

February 8, 2017


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Photo by Ruby Seiwerath Otieno Terry graduated from Garfield in 2011. As a young, local musician, Otieno shared insight on his path through Garfield and into the music industry. What did you do after you graduated? After I graduated I went to school for a little while. I was a busser at a r...

Do you Know Your Snow?

Do you Know Your Snow?

Charlotte Gong

February 3, 2017


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A blizzard of sparkling snow crystals dance through the brisk air. You stick out your tongue out to catch a few flakes. Cars are idle and blanketed in white. People walk through the streets in warm coats carrying sleds, and snowmen line yards and sidewalks. After a long day, you go inside from the cold...

How to give back this Holiday Season

Flora Taagen and Julia Lin

February 2, 2017


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Homeless Shelters As easy as it is to get wrapped up in the endless hot cocoa and candy canes of the holidays, it’s important to focus on the bigger theme of the season: giving back. During the cold winter months the number of homeless enlisting in shelters, seeking hot meals and communal environments,...

“Knowledge is Power”

Ann Shan

January 24, 2017


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The first of its kind at Garfield, a luncheon last Monday the 16th featured a presentation by two women from SpaceX who talked about their experiences in the STEM field. Hosted by Garfield’s own Girls Who Code and Women in Technology clubs, the event lasted through lunch and fifth period with an attend...

A “How-To” On Allyship

January 24, 2017


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1. TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK (or just stay in the back) As an ally, sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between when to speak and when to stay silent. Silence is only violence when you are passive. It’s important to create space for marginalized people to voice their feelings and opinions, and as an...

Upstander of the issue

Quinn Sullivan

January 24, 2017


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An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Junior Jaya Duckworth recently wrote an article on multi-racialism that was published in the Seattle Globalist. She is also an advocate for social justice and equality. Here is one among many reasons that Jaya is an Upstander: Why did you...

The Multiracial Student Union

Charlotte Gong

January 17, 2017


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The Multiracial Student Union may be new to Garfield this year, but it is already fast tracking progress on many social issues within the Garfield community: and beyond. At Garfield, it can be hard to choose which of the vast array of clubs to make time for each day. For many students, the Multi...

New Directions

Esther Chien

January 3, 2017


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Ever since its founding in 1985, the Garfield Orchestra has brought much prestige and honor to Garfield High School. In 1997, twelve years after the program’s beginning, the orchestra claimed second place at the internationally renowned Vienna Youth and Music Festival. After placing multiple times in...

Get To Know

Get To Know

Alex Ferry, Writer

December 16, 2016


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In the past few months, Bulldogs have been buzzing around with black and yellow bracelets, that say “Save The Bees.” The masterminds behind this environmental movement at Garfield is thanks to sophomores Freya Wiedemann, and Gisele fox. “We started selling bracelets at the beginning of November,...

Look Back At It

Peter Kubiniec, Ruby Seiwerath, and Freya Wiedemann

December 13, 2016


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Garfield has changed a lot since its doors opened in 1920. Sometimes in our modern era we forget to reflect on times past and how the students, curriculum, and culture of our school has changed. With this in mind, here’s our recreation of three photos from the 1940 Garfield yearbook, featuring some of you...

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