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Forward March

Millan Philipose

April 23, 2019

On January 18th, the Garfield Band program was thrown off its beat. Forced to leave due to a family emergency, former Band Director Tomisha Price-Brock became the second Garfield band leader to resign in under twelve months. While administrators scrambled to secure a long-term substitute, band members we...

Student Submissions

Josephine Nguyen

April 23, 2019

It was my first day of school, I was nervous and excited at the same time! When my alarm went off, I turned it off and got out of bed. I did my usual morning routine for school, and then I chose my outfit for the first day. My outfit was this beautiful, red dress that had spaghetti straps. Since it was ...

Black in Business

Hailey Gray and Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2019

“She came to town and was asking for a place to get some good food...they would say ‘of course, you got to try Ezell’s,” said Lewis Rudd, owner of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “She called up on a Saturday and she wanted to have Ezell’s chicken delivered to her hotel downtown.” At the time, Ezell...

Time to Panic Means Time to Act

Tova Gaster

April 23, 2019

More than 15,000 students all over the world marched out of schools on March 15th because our lives are in jeopardy due to climate change. Images of teenagers and young children taking to the streets poured in from over 120 countries, signs in hand imploring elected officials to take action before it’s...

Post-New Zealand Massacre

Post-New Zealand Massacre

Milena S. Haile

April 23, 2019

On March 15th, a terrorist entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand murdering 50 civilians and injuring 50 others. 34 people are hospitalized and 12 are in critical condition making this New Zealand’s largest massacre since 1943. Images spread over the world of affected families mourning and ...

Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Téa Fortune

April 23, 2019

When you walk down the hallways, there is a cut out corner that is hard to ignore. This is the Garfield greenhouse: a relaxed and clean atmosphere for students to experience a new shade of nature and grow their green thumbs. Built in 2007, the greenhouse has been incorporated into Garfield’s culture and h...

Budget Cuts

Sophie Reichert and Izzy Lamola

April 18, 2019

A few weeks ago, questions about the proposed Garfield budget began to spread around school. Is my teacher getting cut? Why are they doing this? What will next year at Garfield look like? The Garfield budget is determined by the BLT (Building Leadership Team), a group of people who help Mr. Howard c...

A New Science Pathway

A New Science Pathway

Camryn Soo

April 18, 2019

Starting next year, Garfield High School, along with many other schools throughout the district, is implementing a new three-year science track. One of the biggest changes students will see will be the combining of chemistry and physics classes. Following this new track, first-year students will take o...

Educating the Masses

Educating the Masses

Simone Cielos

April 18, 2019

On March 14th, in front of all Seattle Public school health teachers, Garfield’s own Sexual Assault Awareness Club, better known as SAAC, presented what could be the new standard for consent education and awareness in our schools. In recent months the club has been cultivating and practicing a pr...

International News Briefs

Valerie Barreto

April 18, 2019

Europe Bans Single-Use Straws The European Union has voted to ban single-use plastic straws as part of its effort to decrease water pollution and the deterioration of marine environments. The decision comes after China moved to ban all its processing of imported plastic back in April of 2018. As co...

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Devon Ling-Efird

April 18, 2019

To most people, a selfie is just a casual photo: a quick Snapchat reply or another post to your Finsta. For Lucy Berliant, a senior at Garfield, her “selfies” are best described as works of art. Combining creativity, Photoshop, and commitment, Berliant creates unique and beautiful self-portraits. “I take almost all...

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Devon Ling-Efird

April 2, 2019

Ahoy! Sporting tricorne hats, fearsome bandannas, and the skull and crossbones, the Garfield Bulldogs swashbuckled their way to victory at this year’s Orca Bowl. Over twenty high schools compete in this regional marine science bee, but only one team brings home the victory plaque. This year, the state...

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