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Bad Reality

Bad Reality
A hatred for fantasy sports, explained.
March 29, 2017

Each year, a group of peers buy two large pizzas and gather at a friend’s house in hopes of drafting the perfect team. Each member is equipped with a soda in hand and a computer on their lap. The members...

The Next Genderation

The Next Genderation
The significance of identity in a binary world.
March 29, 2017

From the  moment you are born you have existed in a world of binary gender. Baby boys are greeted with swaths of blue balloons, trucks and toys to prepare them for the aggressive masculinity they will...

Black Dot Creative Collective

Black Dot Creative Collective
Harnessing the power of creativity and community.
March 29, 2017

Black Dot Creative Collective is a local business that preserves the integrity of this infamous intersection by providing support and opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs of color. It’s located right...

The Sunken Place

The Sunken Place
How Get Out proves racism is still alive and well.
March 29, 2017

Though we’re much more accustomed to watching horror movies in which the main characters are convinced their dolls are haunted, or that their children are possessed, comedian Jordan Peele, shows us a...

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits
A look into sneaker culture at Garfield.
March 29, 2017

Everyone wears them; to run, jump, lounge, make a statement, or simply to show off. Whether it’s the newest pair of Jordans or a beat up pair of Converse, shoes convey something about the wearer. To...

Awarding Assault

Awarding Assault
How Hollywood isn’t supporting women.
March 29, 2017

For those who weren’t totally distracted on Oscar night by the Steve Harvey situation of the award season, you may have noticed that 2016 Best Actress winner Brie Larson neglected to clap after announcing...

Dye-versity in Running

Dye-versity in Running
The controversy behind the Color Run.
March 29, 2017

For many reluctant runners on the West Coast, The Color Run transforms exercising into enjoyment. But the Color Run is not the first to implement the idea of splattering colors on participants. A long-standing...

The Hunt is Over!

The new Vice Principal has been found.
March 29, 2017

You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of...

Novel Knowledge

The importance of literary diversity.
March 29, 2017

From classic texts to contemporary stories, students often lack excitement when it comes to in-class reading. As hard as it can be to motivate, these books have the potential to make an impact on students....

Small Changes, Big Effects

The ins and outs of Garfield's new AP policy.
March 29, 2017

As a response to high stress levels, mental health concerns, and increasing requests to drop classes at the semester or quarter, Garfield has instituted a new Advanced Placement (AP) policy for the 2017-2018...

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Do I Not Belong Anymore?
Gentrification in your community.
March 27, 2017

It’s not merely an improvement or renovation, nor is it as simple as a statistic or demographic. It is a real process that continues to flourish in many neighborhoods, seeping into the lives of individuals...

News Briefs

March 27, 2017

The Che Taylor Decision After over a year of deliberation and reviewing evidence, inquest jury and County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided that no charges will be filed against Seattle police officers...

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