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Appreciation or Appropriation?

Jessica Morales

December 2, 2016


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For a long time now, white American restaurants have made foods from various cultures much more accessible to a range of people from different ethnic backgrounds. Local Capitol Hill restaurant, Stateside, is well known for its Vietnamese cuisine, which head chef and owner, Eric Johnson sees as a blend...

Tribes on Turkey Traditions

Julia Lin

November 30, 2016


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Remember in elementary school when your class dressed up like pilgrims and reenacted the first Thanksgiving dinner? You painted a picture of unity and peace between the European pilgrims and Native Americans. However, many Native Americans say that this image of harmony is far from accurate. The Ma...

Creating Community in Classrooms

Creating Community in Classrooms

Julia Lin

November 9, 2016


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It’s no secret that, while Garfield is known throughout the city as being the “diverse” school, many classrooms in the school fail to demonstrate our varied demographics. Honors For All, a program that started this year, puts all freshman in honors humanities classes and aims to give all students...

Unsung Heroes

November 9, 2016


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What would you do if you walked into a classroom full of 20 to 30 high schoolers who you didn’t know and who certainly didn’t know you? Run? Scream? Cry? This daunting job is done nearly every day by hundreds of substitutes across the district. These men and women work tirelessly to make sure that...

Welcome to the THC

Cipher Goings

November 9, 2016


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“I think I got something from him Friday night,” said the concerned teenager. If you relate, the Teen Health Center may be the place for you. Filled to the brim with contraceptives and friendly wisdom from experienced adults, the THC (Teen Health Center) can provide for all of your adolescent needs. The...

How to Get a Free Fireman Suit

Sydney Santos

October 28, 2016


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Do you ever spend your first period with your eyes half-open and a small droplet of drool dangling from your mouth? Do you ever look out the window and wish you weren't learning for the thousandth time how to construct a thesis? Does the thought occasionally pass through your mind that school might be ...

Stack on Stacks

Stack on Stacks

Claire Boudour

October 28, 2016


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In today’s competitive high school environment, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the stress of college applications.  Colleges care about a lot more than grades these days. According to the University of Washington, the commonplace “holistic review” of applications wants students to show ...

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