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Figuring History at the SAM

Figuring History at the SAM

Azure Savage

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art is Black. Figuring History, an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, is showcasing black artists and black art. This exhibit explores who is included in art history and who is forgotten. It prompts viewers to consider questions such as, “who is represented in history?” and “who authors history?” In...

Black Gives Back

Black Gives Back

Kevon Avery

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The film Black Panther was a milestone in the representation of African and Black communities everywhere, ultimately delivering the powerful message that black actors can succeed in the entertainment industry. Prior to this film’s release, there were barely any black films that truly resonated with...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Sara Javkhlan, Photos by Peter Kubiniec

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Boys Soccer Despite a 4th place finish at the state tournament last year, the Garfield boys soccer team is still not satisfied. This season, they are eyeing redemption. “We want to win state this year. We definitely have have the team to do it,” said senior captain Peyton Menti. The soccer team...

Fast Break

Fast Break

John Volk

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Watching Dalayah Daniels play basketball is like watching someone play a video game with a cheat code. The six foot four inch wing forward towers above everyone on the court while utilizing her signature spin move to blaze past opponents to the hoop. In her first season at Garfield, Daniels led the Bulldogs...

History In The Making

History In The Making

Sav'ell Smalls

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Thirty one years. Thirty one long years filled with generations and generations of dawgs. Thirty one years since both Garfield boys and girls basketball went to the state championship in the same season. Yes, in the 1986-1987 season both teams won. But win, lose, or draw, on March 3rd, 2018 at the Tacoma...

Check Mate

Check Mate

John Volk

March 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

If you’re wondering what a chess article is doing in the sports section, Garfield Junior Roland Feng, the reigning Supernationals champion of chess, would like a word with you. “With chess, like any other sport, you have to train for it and you have to practice for it,” Feng said. “When you...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Sara Javkhlan

March 23, 2018


Filed under News

Potential NHL Team in Seattle Back in February, a private group formally filed an application with the NHL for an expansion team in Seattle. If approved, Seattle could see its first professional ice hockey team in nearly a century. The application reportedly had a $10 million application fee. Seattle...

A Robotics Rampage

A Robotics Rampage

Carlin Bills

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Ten-year-olds often spend their time playing tag at recess or trying to learn their multiplication tables. However, when Garfield sophomore Hazel Pearson was ten she was learning Scratch, a beginning programming language that is the same basic code students learn in the Intro to Computer Science class...

A Mid-March Miracle

A Mid-March Miracle

Patrick Walsh

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

  This Tuesday, Garfield basketball crowned a new champion.  In a captivating finale to March Madness, JVC ‘16 knocked out You Got Schooled with a score of 12 to 11. The historically dominant teachers team, You Got Schooled, went in with a plan. “We just have to stick with what we...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Various Authors

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

An Interview with Mr. Acox By Zuberi Wilson, BSU Treasurer How long have you been teaching at Garfield? “A very long time. Let’s just say that I did have your father as a student” What has been your experience as an African American affected by the Harlem Renaissance? “The legacy of the...

Open Letters

Open Letters

Various Authors

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Garfield, My name is Khabirah Weddington, I am seventeen, and I am currently a junior at Garfield. I’m originally from Kansas City, Missouri but moved to the Central District at a young age. I grew up in a very strong community of leaders who taught me to stand up for the things that are important...

Student Writing

Student Writing

Various Authors

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Untitled by Jamaica Aytch 1 through 43 hung my ancestors from trees Then came 44 that’s the change that we need Brothers in the White House? Brother that’s the right house But then came 45 how we supposed to succeed? See my uncle got locked up just for selling some weed Now the uncle down...

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