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Signs of Change

Signs of Change

The Fight for Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Lily Laesch and Julia Lin January 31, 2017

Recently, throughout the city and the nation, there has been a push for creating a more welcoming environment for all. At Garfield, an evident sign of this is the movement to instate gender neutral bathrooms...

“Knowledge is Power”

SpaceX visits Garfield.
Ann Shan January 24, 2017

The first of its kind at Garfield, a luncheon last Monday the 16th featured a presentation by two women from SpaceX who talked about their experiences in the STEM field. Hosted by Garfield’s own Girls...

A “How-To” On Allyship

A guide for the privileged.
January 24, 2017

1. TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK (or just stay in the back) As an ally, sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between when to speak and when to stay silent. Silence is only violence when you are passive. It’s...

Upstander of the issue

Jaya Duckworth
Quinn Sullivan January 24, 2017

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Junior Jaya Duckworth recently wrote an article on multi-racialism that was published in the Seattle Globalist. She is also an advocate for social...

America's Worst Fear

America’s Worst Fear

The true dangers of Islamophobia.
By Delphi Drake-Mudede January 24, 2017

With each passing year, we see more large scale violence by way of gun or other weapon on campuses and in other public places. When looking at the reactions and consequences, it becomes difficult to ignore...

The Multiracial Student Union

Social change through just one club.
Charlotte Gong January 17, 2017

The Multiracial Student Union may be new to Garfield this year, but it is already fast tracking progress on many social issues within the Garfield community: and beyond. At Garfield, it can be hard...

New Directions

The legacy and future of the Garfield orchestra.
Esther Chien January 3, 2017

Ever since its founding in 1985, the Garfield Orchestra has brought much prestige and honor to Garfield High School. In 1997, twelve years after the program’s beginning, the orchestra claimed second...

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