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I Just Don’t Understand!

Cipher Goings

May 10, 2017


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When developing one’s identity within a family dynamic, communication can be the basis of connection. Not being able to speak the language of the culture one’s family belongs to can consequently detach one from something they feel to be central to their being. Often times, second and third generation...

Did You Go To Church?

Jessica Morales

May 10, 2017


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Before Spanish colonization and the introduction to Roman Catholicism in Mexico, most indigenous peoples believed in gods and goddesses, forces of nature, and human sacrifice. One of the first religious traces of conversion was after the Spanish conquered Tenochtitlan, now modern day Mexico. This dat...

Paths to Success

Paths to Success

Claire Boudour

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features

As the year comes to an end, Garfield’s senior class is rapidly approaching their graduation day. The end of their high school careers marks the beginning of a totally new life, which, for may students, involves college. “About seventy percent of our twelfth grade students move on after graduation...

From Another Mother

Delphi Drake-Mudede

May 10, 2017


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Adoption, an increasingly available option for people who are unable to conceive, prefer to adopt, or are single, can lead to identity dilemmas among adopted youth. This type of obstacle is especially common among people who are internationally or transracially adopted. The United States is currently...

Bathrooms Without Borders

Bathrooms Without Borders

Alex Ferry

May 5, 2017


Filed under News

For years now, student activists have struggled to implement gender neutral bathrooms at Garfield. However, now that it is officially Seattle Public School law, Garfield will finally construct their own. “It seems like each year a different obstacle has gotten in the way,” said Teen Health Center...

Be the Change

Be the Change

Jamaica Aytch

May 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, News

In the past decade, Garfield has undergone massive renovations, changes in administration, and noticeable population changes in the community.  Through this, Garfield has continued to progress and grow into the complex community that is garfield.  And in and functioning community there must be a leadi...

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