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News Briefs

News Briefs

Patrick Walsh

May 22, 2018


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Donald Glover’s America Donald Glover, otherwise known as Childish Gambino, has had a record breaking, culture defining month. The actor/rapper/singer/writer did double duty on SNL, hosting then performing two new songs. The next day he released the video for his song This Is America, which has rece...

Lime Time

Lime Time

Sophie Reichert

May 22, 2018


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Neon green bikes, toting the lime logo, are a common sight on Seattle streets as the weather begins to warm up. The California based bike-sharing company, Lime Bike, was founded in January of 2017 by Toby Sun and Brad Bao. The brand was one of the first to utilize a dockless system, allowing the bikes...

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Sophie Reichert

April 20, 2018


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Vacations, hiking trips, out of school sports games: all thing that now cannot be excused with a pre-planned absence form at Garfield. Many students have noticed this change as their attempts to excuse absences are hindered by the recently-enacted policy. “We started having the pre-planned attendance...

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

Patrick Walsh

April 20, 2018


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Ted Howard has a new boss. On April 4th, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously in favor of Denise Juneau, making her Seattle’s first Native American superintendent. The decision came after a two month search, in which Juneau bested 67 other candidates. When Juneau takes the reins July 2018 from...

The ComPROMise

The ComPROMise

Delphi Drake-Mudede

April 20, 2018


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After much consideration and discussion, a date for this years prom has been chosen by Garfield’s ASG and Senior class ASB. During the week before spring break, ASB and ASG clarified to Garfield staff and students that prom will be held on June 8th, despite rumors of alternative dates. According to...

The 24 Credit Effect

The 24 Credit Effect

Carlin Bills

April 20, 2018


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Seattle Public Schools is discussing a potential schedule change for the 2019-2020 school year in order to expand credit earning opportunities for students who need 24 credits to graduate as well as improve student learning and engagement at the high school level. Starting with the class of 2021, Washington...

Within Our Walls

Within Our Walls

Sophie Reichert, Tea Fortune, Delphie Drake-Mudede, and Hailey Grey

April 18, 2018


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“I just heard a loud boom in the hallways,” said Garfield alum and mother Gloria Fortune. “It sounded like the building was collapsing because the hallways in the building echo. I was scared so I ran to the main hallway where people were running and screaming ...There were gunshots in th...

Have We Made Any Progress?

Have We Made Any Progress?

Patrick Walsh

March 27, 2018


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The Purple and White Gala

The Purple and White Gala

Tsion Belgu

March 27, 2018


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Garfield High School’s PTSA is hosting their annual Purple and White Gala on March 31st from 6-10 PM. This annual auction event, will be held at the Washington Hall in the Central District, and aims to raise $200,000 for students and the Garfield community. The main goal for this year’s auction...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Sara Javkhlan

March 23, 2018


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Potential NHL Team in Seattle Back in February, a private group formally filed an application with the NHL for an expansion team in Seattle. If approved, Seattle could see its first professional ice hockey team in nearly a century. The application reportedly had a $10 million application fee. Seattle...

History of the Central District

History of the Central District

Hailey Gray and Amari Garret

March 8, 2018


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History of Redlining by Hailey Gray The Central District (C.D.) has a history rooted deeply in a plethora of cultures and social classes. Throughout the years, the C.D. has been home to Jewish Americans in the early 1900s, Japanese Americans around the 1930s, Black and African Americans people in...

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

John Volk

January 29, 2018


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Black bow ties and flowing gowns crowd together in a fancy hotel conference room downtown. Men and women hold martini glasses in one hand and a paddle in the other. From the front of the room a man reads off the next item up for auction and the paddles shoot into the air, bids climbing higher and higher...

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