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Alex Ferry

March 27, 2017

Most freshmen come into GHS pretty lost in the sauce, just trying to find their place. However, freshman Ezra Angelou-Lysaker has his path laid out for him. He has moved about nine times throughout his life, but he’s finally settled down, and were happy he chose to be a bulldog because he has...

A Citizen’s Duty

A Citizen’s Duty

Charlotte Gong

March 14, 2017

In our current political climate, it’s easy to feel like the country is turning upside down and that the gap between Americans is wider than ever. In response to many of the actions of the current administration, people are taking to the streets. The day after Inauguration Day, more than four million...

The Athletic Body Image

The Athletic Body Image

Sydney Santos

March 14, 2017

It isn’t new information that people suffer from body images established by modern culture. From comparing stomach rolls to envying thigh gaps, idolizing a certain appearance has become a societal habit. But as any good health class teaches, having unhealthy body image goals can create a dangerous...

Upstander of the Issue

Upstander  of the Issue

Quinn Sullvan

March 14, 2017

What is the Five Girl Powers Project? My mom and a group of other girls and women created this website that has stories, videos, and activities where you can try to create your own girl positive power culture. They are resources that people can access and use on their own. What are the five pow...

You Can’t Stop the Beat

You Can’t Stop the Beat

Cipher Goings

March 14, 2017

If you like to create your own music and beats, the new Music Production class is the place for you.This year Garfield has received a sponsorship from Microsoft to fund this new elective, creating a space where students can receive the knowledge and the tools needed to express their creativity through...

Viva Vera

Viva Vera

By Susana Davidson

March 14, 2017

The Vera Project - a non profit music venue, screenprinting studio, art gallery, recording studio and audio training facility - has set itself a complex task: provide a safe space to foster creativity, that also caters to people of all ages. Despite the obstacles it faces, mainly a lack of funding, Vera...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings

March 14, 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 Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield comm...

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Inspired Natives, Not Native Inspired

Hannah Tacke

March 14, 2017

Deep within the heart of Seattle stands Native-owned and operated flagship retail store Eighth Generation -- a company that defies categorization. Located in the historic Pike Place Market, the store seeks to provide a platform in which local Native artists can showcase their creations, while emphasizing...

13th

Delphi Drake-Mudede

March 14, 2017

In 2016, Netflix dropped an eye-opening documentary about the history of mass Incarceration in the US. The film includes shocking facts beginning with the statistic that  America currently only makes up 5% of the world’s total population, but 25% of the world’s inmates. The Netflix documentary...

Bulldog Love

Bulldog Love

Alex Fairy

March 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day has been commercialized as the most romantic day of the year. It’s the one day you’re told to celebrate with those you love (and show them with lots of chocolate and cards). This Valentine’s Day, we decided to ask couples at Garfield what Valentine’s Day means to them, and what...

Anticipating the Academy Awards

Lily Laesh

March 13, 2017

As the pinnacle of awards season rapidly approaches, we must mentally prepare ourselves for questionable red carpet choices, shocking results and, as always, unnecessarily drawn out acceptance speeches. Thousands of gamblers are getting ready as well, abandoning their usual horseraces and sports games...

Upstander of the Issue

Quinn Sullivan

March 13, 2017

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Senior Hannah Phelps is working with elementary school students to educate them about aquaponics and develop a working system within their school. Here is what Hannah has to say, and one among many reasons that she is an Upstander:   ...

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