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Doorway Doomsday

Doorway Doomsday

Nat Beaumon

November 6, 2019

This September, many students were alarmed to find that the doors on the east side of Garfield had been blocked off. These concerns were elevated when Mr. Howard announced at the first assembly of the year that anyone who went through the doors would be given Saturday school. This has left many wondering...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Téa Fortune

November 6, 2019

Imagine being able to take courses in American Sign Language, vector calculus, and organic chemistry before graduating from high school. For many juniors and seniors at Garfield, these exotic classes have become part of their daily routine. This path is called Running Start, a program which allows juniors...

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Irya Bland

November 6, 2019

Within the last few months, it seems like vaping has taken over every news platform. Every day there is another story about a teen in the hospital or a vaping product in the process of being banned. However, this isn’t the first time vaping or e-cigarettes has been in the news. Vaping first became...

Diversifying the Great Outdoors

Diversifying the Great Outdoors

Devon Ling-Efird

November 6, 2019

“how do we make POST more inclusive to people who’ve never been camping before or feel uncomfortable within the POST atmosphere?”

News Briefs

Liam Hyde

November 5, 2019

Hearthstone player banned for supporting Hong Kong Protests On October 6th, Ng Wai Chung, a professional gamer known as Blitzchung, competed in a live match of the online card game Hearthstone while wearing a mask in support of the Hong Kong protests.  After the game, as Blitzchung was being intervie...

News Briefs

Ke'Von Avery

June 25, 2019

California synagogue shooting On April 27th 2019, a neighborhood synagogue in San Diego was threatened by nineteen year old gunman named John Earnest. The synagogue where this event took place is the Chabad of Poway. On that tragic Saturday afternoon, a sixty seven year old churchgoing woman was murder...

Wa Na Wari House

Wa Na Wari House

Delphi Drake-Mudede

June 25, 2019

For many living and working in the Central District, it feels as if there are new apartment complexes and overpriced grocery stores being built every day. As gentrification progresses, there are fewer and fewer spaces available for Black people and their stories in the once redlined neighborhood. Artists...

Budget Cuts

Sophie Reichert and Izzy Lamola

April 18, 2019

A few weeks ago, questions about the proposed Garfield budget began to spread around school. Is my teacher getting cut? Why are they doing this? What will next year at Garfield look like? The Garfield budget is determined by the BLT (Building Leadership Team), a group of people who help Mr. Howard c...

A New Science Pathway

A New Science Pathway

Camryn Soo

April 18, 2019

Starting next year, Garfield High School, along with many other schools throughout the district, is implementing a new three-year science track. One of the biggest changes students will see will be the combining of chemistry and physics classes. Following this new track, first-year students will take o...

Educating the Masses

Educating the Masses

Simone Cielos

April 18, 2019

On March 14th, in front of all Seattle Public school health teachers, Garfield’s own Sexual Assault Awareness Club, better known as SAAC, presented what could be the new standard for consent education and awareness in our schools. In recent months the club has been cultivating and practicing a pr...

International News Briefs

Valerie Barreto

April 18, 2019

Europe Bans Single-Use Straws The European Union has voted to ban single-use plastic straws as part of its effort to decrease water pollution and the deterioration of marine environments. The decision comes after China moved to ban all its processing of imported plastic back in April of 2018. As co...

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

Camryn Soo

April 1, 2019

"I always say to myself it’s like the heart of the building,” said Mr. Manzin, Garfield’s High School’s librarian. The school library  is a central place in the building the community can access resources. But with recent Seattle School District budget plans for next year, it is unclear if Ga...

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