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Garfield alum creates futsal organization.
February 27, 2017

Garfield alum Gabe Rapier is working relentlessly to bring the unique culture of futsal to the United States, starting here in the Central District. Futsal, which originated between Uruguay and Brazil...

Pinning Down the Basics

Pinning Down the Basics
A peek into high school wrestling.
February 13, 2017

There is not a wrestler out there who would tell you that wrestling is a comfortable sport. It is both physically intense and mentally exhausting; warm ups begin with a mile run, and can take an hour or...

Alternative Athletics

Alternative Athletics
A look outside of Garfield’s sports program.
February 13, 2017

"My deadlift single is around 24o pounds.”  Known for her integral position in the midfield of Garfield’s girls soccer team, Junior Carlin Bills’ newest sporting venture involves a stylish singlet...

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball

RECAP: Nathan Hale v. Garfield Basketball
A close look at the even closer games.
February 10, 2017

  Garfield boys take a break on the bench. Photo by Toby Tran On Friday night, January 27th, Nathan Hale visited Garfield for a girls varsity and a boys varsity game.  GIRLS - Final Score: Garfield...

A Shift in the Spotlight

Diversity issues in acting.
February 8, 2017

Among the numerous dilemmas Hollywood is notorious for, its issue of having not diverse casts is one that has been under much public scrutiny. In the early stages of its establishment, Hollywood would...

Haute Dogs

How to look hot when it’s cold outside.
February 8, 2017

The Extreme Lumberjack Have too many flannels but sad you can’t find a way to wear them all at once? Cipher was brave enough to try, and succeeded! He is able to pull off this look by covering...

Finals First Aid

How to take finals down like a boss.
February 8, 2017

Study Buddies For all of you social butterflies, studying with a group of friends may not be beneficial. Otherwise, studying with other people gives you the opportunity to use more than just your knowledge....

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library
Book recommendations from your favorite staff.
February 8, 2017

According to Garfield Social Studies teacher and track coach John Leslie, “A super important book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That was the book that kind of exploded...

Garfield Throws its First Snowball

Garfield welcomes ALL students to the dance floor.
February 8, 2017

Striving to become a more welcoming place for all its students, Garfield has made numerous steps to increase inclusivity. From a push for gender neutral bathrooms and graduation gown colors, Garfield is...

Lawrence’s Art Migrates to Seattle

Lawrence’s Art Migrates to Seattle
The Migration Series on exhibit at the SAM.
February 8, 2017

Starting January 21st, paintings by the acclaimed African-American artist Jacob Lawrence will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum to commemorate the artist’s 100th birthday. This exhibit also marks...

Meet Otieno Terry

Meet Otieno Terry
From bulldog to big time musician.
February 8, 2017

Photo by Ruby Seiwerath Otieno Terry graduated from Garfield in 2011. As a young, local musician, Otieno shared insight on his path through Garfield and into the music industry. What did you...

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole
New hope for carbon taxing.
February 8, 2017

The presidential election hit hard, and the failure of Washington State’s carbon tax really packed the punch. At a critical point in international efforts to combat global warming, we have deepened our...

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