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International News Briefing

International News Briefing

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019

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

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

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The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

The Oscars are No Stranger to Controversy

Ava Klubberud

February 1, 2019

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

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

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...

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Mena Bova

January 31, 2019

Watching the Garfield varsity womens basketball team play is like watching a force of nature.

Painting the World

Ke'Von

January 31, 2019

The murals of Garfield tell the inspiring stories of marginalized communities all the way from the thriving towns developed by the indigenous people of this land to the various alum that became huge moguls in music, art, activism and so much more. We see the masterpiece every time we walk through the...

Sorry, You’re Stuck

January 31, 2019

On January 8th a notice was sent out from the PTSA of GHS regarding the counselors and selecting classes for next semester. “The Counseling Office is NOT accepting change requests for 2nd semester,” the first line of the notice reads. The notice goes on to explain that students get to choose their...

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Sara Javkhlan

January 31, 2019

It’s almost time to start choosing classes for the next school year and you may find yourself wondering what classes to take. Perhaps you should consider taking astronomy, a brand new science class that would cover all things space-related —the solar system, stars, black holes— you name it. Let’s...

A Bathroom for All

A Bathroom for All

Simone Cielos

January 31, 2019

Across the hall from the band room, the bathroom which had previously been assigned “Girls Only”, has been converted to an all-inclusive restroom with a bright blue sign titled “All Gender Bathroom”. Its abrupt arrival has startled many Garfield students. The reactions vary in and out of the...

Shutdown Showdown

Shutdown Showdown

Jaya Duckworth

January 31, 2019

35 days and counting, we are currently in the longest government shutdown in United States history. The U.S. entered into a partial government shutdown on December 22nd when Congress and President Trump failed to reach a budget agreement. Since then, Trump has refused to compromise on his demand for...

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