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The Morning Hustle

The Morning Hustle

Grady Canty-Swapp

October 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

When Seattle Public Schools changed the bell times once again in 2017 it changed the schedule Garfield had newly adopted just two years before. Following these schedule changes the football, volleyball, soccer and swim  teams all switched to morning practices. Our football, volleyball and soccer practices ...

Editorial: We Stand With Our Teachers

Editorial: We Stand With Our Teachers

Julia Lin, John Volk, and Delphi Drake-Mudede

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On the morning of September 28th, hundreds of students filed into the Garfield High School gymnasium. Some held signs, some took pictures, and some had no idea why they were there. Teachers held binders with their names on them, hoping to organize their disoriented pupils amidst the chaos. “We real...

The Club Beat

The Club Beat

Tea Fortune

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features

PROJECT PENGYOU Meets in room 221 every other Tuesday. Culture is something that everyone can take part in. Project PengYou is a club that holds meetings in which members discuss Asian culture in America and beyond. Project PengYou also wants students to gain a sense of community within Garfield. “My...

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Hailey Gray

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Residents on their morning coffee runs, drivers on their route to school, and nearby business owners have gawked and wondered why Earls Cuts and Styles is now covered in fresh red, green, and black paint, with the words “IMAGINE AFRICA TOWN” neatly pasted on top. Africa Town, a new Black com...

Teaching for Black Lives.

Teaching for Black Lives.

Sav'ell Smalls

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Why Are You Here?

Why Are You Here?

Ana Matsubara and Ruby Seiwerath

May 22, 2018


Filed under Features

I’m an honest to God Seattle Native. I was born at Swedish before they started taking over the world

News Briefs

News Briefs

Patrick Walsh

May 22, 2018


Filed under News

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...

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