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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...

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...

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