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Garfield’s New Homelessness Policy

Garfield’s New Homelessness Policy

Izzy Lamola

November 19, 2018


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On October 23rd, 2018, Seattle Public Schools district staff received an email from the Mckinney Vento assistance program declaring that all students and families experiencing homelessness must re-register every year. The Mckinney Vento program, as defined on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction...

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Millan Philipose

November 19, 2018


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This September, two of Garfield’s most difficult junior-year classes were combined into the school’s first ever AP humanities block. Proposed and taught by Garfield teacher Nathan Simoneaux, the new block combines AP United States History and AP English Language in a two-period class. This allows...

The Calling Of Psychology

The Calling Of Psychology

Hailey Gray

November 19, 2018


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TW: Discusses societal stigmas surrounding mental illness. Recently, talk of an AP Psychology class has floated among our classrooms and hallways. Several students have advocated for the creation of AP Psych in order to ignite more discussions centered around the mind, human behavior, and mental health....

Get to Know: Nat Beaumon

Get to Know:  Nat Beaumon

Grady Canty

November 16, 2018


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Most kids take a language class at some point in high school. But for Nathan Beaumon, a Garfield sophomore, language is more than just a class in school—it’s his niche. For the past eleven years, Beaumon has studied the Mandarin language at Washington International School. Recently, Beaumon’s...

World News

World News

Milena S. Haile

November 16, 2018


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Yemen: Yemen, a small country in the Middle East bordering the Red Sea has been in a civil war, for the past three years. It has been labeled as “the worst humanitarian crisis in 2018. As the conflict enters its fourth year, more than 22 million people, three quarters of the population, need humanitarian...

Teaching for Black Lives.

Teaching for Black Lives.

Sav'ell Smalls

October 18, 2018


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Jesse Hagopian is one of Garfield’s most beloved teachers. Students have raved about his ethnic studies class, calling it one of the best classes they’ve taken. Now, after publishing his second book, he hopes to be able to impact people beyond his classroom. For years, Hagopian has been extremely...

Counselor Shuffle

Counselor Shuffle

Tova Gaster

October 18, 2018


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In a chaotic start to the school year, many students found themselves with their counselor assignment suddenly changed, disrupting years of supportive relationships many students had developed. All 10, 11th, and 12th grade students in the Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) track were switched to Mr. Courtney...

Student Advisory Board

Student Advisory Board

Millan Philipose

October 18, 2018


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Starting this fall, students from across Seattle will have a new way to voice their opinions about our city’s public education system. The newly-established Student Advisory Board to the Superintendent (SAB) will include at least one student from every high school in the Seattle Public Schools. Although...

After School Enrichment

After School Enrichment

Sophie Reichert

October 18, 2018


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F or several weeks, talk of an after school detention program has floated around Garfield, as students feared being penalized for a simple tardy after lunch. Contrary to the murmurs around school, Rob Jones, Youth Services Liaison at Garfield, paints the program in a more positive light. “Administration...

News Flash

News Flash

Tea Fortune

October 18, 2018


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Safety At Garfield On October 10th, an email was sent out by Principal Howard to parents regarding an incident that happened recently at Garfield. A student saw online information that appeared to be a threat. Although they suspected that it might have been a joke, they informed administration, who...

Get to Know: Cypress Price

Get to Know: Cypress Price

Jaya Duckworth

October 18, 2018


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At age 15, most of us are far from camera-ready. But that’s not the case for sophomore Cypress Price, who has spent the last year of her life strutting down runways and working photo shoots. Price was discovered during ninth grade while volunteering at a freelance modeling gig with her mom. “A...

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...

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