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You Don’t Even Know Me

Hawi Kadir

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You see me in class, Of course, you notice me because I’m the main one talking. I play past the rules I’m young I’m pretty I’m African American So, of course you Think I don’t care about my grades. I’m black so of course you think I’m stupid EXCLUSIVE. My grades are the random, P...

Next Year’s Budget Cuts

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


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Last week, members of Garfield’s Building Leadership Team (BLT), figured out the budgeting for the next school year. This team is built up of various teachers, staff members, and student representatives, including our principal Mr. Howard. With Lincoln High School opening in the 2019-2020 school year, i...

#UnfilteredTruth Movement

Milena Haile

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Garfield’s very own alumna Allani Seals and past Y-Scholars mentor Theresa Hardy have started their own movement to tackle racism in the classroom. “The #unfilteredtruth movement was started by Trailblazer black and brown students to give them a space to talk about their oppressions within educat...

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

Camryn Soo

April 1, 2019


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"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...

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Ava Klubberud

April 1, 2019


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In February, Garfield bathroom walls were posted with signs warning students not to drink from the sinks, inciting a schoolwide panic over the safety of their drinking water. Despite fears, all drinking sources, such as fountains, are meeting standards. The reason that classroom and bathroom sinks ar...

No Phones Allowed

No Phones Allowed

Millan Philipose

April 1, 2019


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On February 25th, 2019, Garfield High School launched an unprecedented crackdown on student cell phone use. Though a cell phone ban has technically been on the books for years, Garfield administration made the decision to step up enforcement by conducting spot-checks in classrooms and in hallways. ...

International News Briefing

International News Briefing

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


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Muslim Internment Camps The Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, a group of Turkish peoples and other ethnic groups who are majority Muslim, in hidden camps in the Xinjiang region of China. These camps are being called “re-education camps” by the Chinese government who have d...

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Mena Bova

April 1, 2019


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By the time Seattle Public Schools students get out this year, the Fourth of July will be only a week away. Earlier this year, students throughout Washington State enjoyed almost a week off of school due to a record snowfall. The snow days arrived right before Seattle Public Schools’ mid-winter br...

Artist Alumni of GHS

Artist Alumni of GHS

Arlo Van Liew

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

Ava Klubberud

February 1, 2019


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Next month, celebrities, creators, technicians, and many more from across the globe will gather together in the City of Angels to celebrate the many films and projects from this past year. The Academy Awards, no matter the prestige or credibility, remains a source of controversy and outcry due to its r...

23rd and Union

23rd and Union

Izzy Lamola and Milena Haile

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features

23rd and Union is a corner with some of the richest and most deeply-rooted history in Seattle. But things are changing. Everybody is scrambling for a spot in the Central District. Whether it’s developers, 30-year locals, or people searching for new apartments, pieces of the CD are being snatched up...

Are We Safe?

Are We Safe?

Sav'ell Smalls

February 1, 2019


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On January 4th, 2019, an article titled, “I’m A Seattle Teacher: School Safety isn’t taken seriously enough,” was published in the Seattle Times. The author? Garfield’s own Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, known by students as Mr.NK. In this article, NK expresses his frustrations with the way the district...

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