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Get To Know

Lily Laesch

April 7, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

You may have noticed a new face in the halls and out on the soccer field this year. Juan Fernando Gonzalez is a senior exchange student who hails from Cali, Colombia. He is attending Garfield for the entirety of this school year before he heads back to Colombia, where he will attend college next year. Gonzalez...

Small Changes, Big Effects

Claire Boudour

March 29, 2017


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As a response to high stress levels, mental health concerns, and increasing requests to drop classes at the semester or quarter, Garfield has instituted a new Advanced Placement (AP) policy for the 2017-2018 school year. When registering for next year’s classes, students were asked to limit their...

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Jasmine Fernandez

March 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, News

It’s not merely an improvement or renovation, nor is it as simple as a statistic or demographic. It is a real process that continues to flourish in many neighborhoods, seeping into the lives of individuals and drastically altering communities to conform to “middle-class taste.” In the Central District...

News Briefs

Hannah Tacke

March 27, 2017


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The Che Taylor Decision After over a year of deliberation and reviewing evidence, inquest jury and County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided that no charges will be filed against Seattle police officers responsible for the fatal shooting of Che Taylor last February. The jury found that the two white...

Get To Know

Alex Ferry

March 27, 2017


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Most freshmen come into GHS pretty lost in the sauce, just trying to find their place. However, freshman Ezra Angelou-Lysaker has his path laid out for him. He has moved about nine times throughout his life, but he’s finally settled down, and were happy he chose to be a bulldog because he has...

A Growing Issue

A Growing Issue

Claire Boudour

March 13, 2017


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Human trafficking is a worldwide illegal industry, in which people are sold for domestic agricultural, and industrial labor as well as sex work, that creates up to 150 billion dollars in revenue every year.  In recent years, King County, especially Seattle, has become a hub of sex trafficking. Many...

A Long Season

A Long Season

Jessica Morales

March 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, News

In the throes of winter here in Seattle, it can be hard to catch a glimpse of blue skies and sunshine. While the gray rainy days may leave some with the urge to head over to their local coffee shop with a friend, others can become socially isolated and depressed due to changes in weather. According...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Julia Reguera

March 3, 2017


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Cats! Declaw or Nah?  While declawing feline nails may seem like a easy way to keep a pet from ruining furniture, most people do not understand the painful effects it has on cats. Because cat nails include part of the last bone in their toes, certain declawing surgeries resemble cutting off a fing...

Get To Know

Get To Know

Alex Ferry

March 3, 2017


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Andres Godinez moved to Seattle last year, and is known as the new kid from Chicago and his skills on the lacrosse field. Being the humble guy he is, most are unaware of his unique skills in aviation. “I started flying planes in early July,” Godinez said. “Right now it’s really on and off...

News Briefs

Josh Chestnut

February 7, 2017


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Transgender Bathroom Repeal in WA The issue surrounding the use of public and private bathrooms continues in Washington state. The beginning of 2017 was met with a group called I Just Want Privacy, filing a ballot initiative in order to repeal the previous bathroom rule installed by the Human Rights...

Signs of Change

Signs of Change

Lily Laesch and Julia Lin

January 31, 2017


Filed under Articles, News

Recently, throughout the city and the nation, there has been a push for creating a more welcoming environment for all. At Garfield, an evident sign of this is the movement to instate gender neutral bathrooms throughout the school. Garfield students and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) officers are working to m...

America’s Worst Fear

America’s Worst Fear

By Delphi Drake-Mudede

January 24, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

With each passing year, we see more large scale violence by way of gun or other weapon on campuses and in other public places. When looking at the reactions and consequences, it becomes difficult to ignore the reality that entire groups of people can be punished for the acts of a few. With the rise...

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