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New Coach, Same Approach.

New Coach, Same Approach.

Sav'ell Smalls

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

In all sports, confidence is a major key to success. So when the reigning 3A girls basketball runners-up were looking for a new coach, they knew the man for the job was right at home. “I’m definitely ready for this task,” said new Garfield girls’ basketball coach Marvin Hall. “All the things...

Brandon Roy’s Seattle Saga

Brandon Roy’s Seattle Saga

Jaya Duckworth

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Garfield has been a basketball school for as long as anyone in Seattle can remember. After narrowly losing the state championship to Nathan Hale in 2017, the boys team was hungry for another shot at a state ring. Lucky for them, Brandon Roy, former NBA all-star, ex-head coach at Nathan Hale, and Garfield...

Get to Know: Nat Beaumon

Get to Know:  Nat Beaumon

Grady Canty

November 16, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Marching to Their Own Beat

Marching to Their Own Beat

Mena Bova

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Known for playing lively renditions of songs such as Humble, Gold Digger, and Turn Down for What, the marching band is renowned Garfield institution. The band’s spirit and contemporary songs help to bring the mood up at assemblies, basketball games, football games and more. However, due to Tony Sodano,...

TeenTix Takeover

TeenTix Takeover

Sophie Reichert

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“People need art. Teens need art.” This is the message the organization TeenTix seeks to send, as summed up by Senior Isabel Schmidt, president of The New Guard youth board. Founded in 2004 by Seattle Center and 10 partnership organizations on the Seattle Center Campus, TeenTix now has over ...

An Artistic Opportunity

An Artistic Opportunity

Molly Chapin

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Naramore Art Show takes place in April and May every year, in the community gallery of the Seattle Art Museum. It showcases around 200 exceptional works of art and photography from the Middle and High schoolers of Seattle Public Schools. The show began in 1985, and was named for legendary Seattle...

Freshletes

Freshletes

Ben Mefford

October 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Ioan Street Although he joined cross country  just to get fit for his first high school soccer season, Ioan Street has a new found love for running. When he came to his first practice, everyone was shockingly tall. With captains’ practices everyday for two weeks before the first day of school, he b...

The Hate U Give Review

The Hate U Give Review

Simone Cielos

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

TW: Mentions of violence In the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr, Carter’s life is split into two worlds- her home, and her school. After witnessing the fatal police shooting of her childhood friend Khalil, her worlds collide. Finding herself stuck between the police and Garden Heights’...

Garfield Students Jam On

Garfield Students Jam On

Sara Javkhlan

October 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Many people have heard of Garfield’s award winning symphonic orchestra and jazz bands. It is lesser known that some of the talented musicians in school ensembles also play in their own student-led music groups where they perform covers and produce original music. One such group is The Unaccompanied...

Cheer Steps Up

Cheer Steps Up

Milena S. Haile

October 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s the homecoming assembly, Garfield’s biggest hype men, the cheerleaders, are dancing, stepping, and performing one of their most famous cheers, Y-E-L-L. Suddenly, the cheerleaders crowd in one place and raise one of the girls high into the air. Another one follows on the right side and they both...

The Drive Towards Playoffs

The Drive Towards Playoffs

Izzy Lamola

October 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

As playoff season is coming up, the stress to be the best is affecting players all around Garfield. This school has a legacy for being successful in sports. The athletes will push themselves to succeed and continue said legacy, despite all the other stressors that get in their way. The girls swim...

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