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Volunteering for a Better Seattle

Seattle Central tutoring volunteers work with dedicated ABE and ESL students.
Molly Chapin November 19, 2018

For the last 40 years, dedicated volunteers have been gathering at the Broadway Campus of Seattle Central College to help tutor people who are learning english or trying to strengthen their academic skills...

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Meet our newest math teacher.
Tsion Belgu November 19, 2018

One word you would use to describe Garfield? Active, there’s a lot going on at this school all the time, we have some really amazing programing happening. We also acknowledge a lot of the issues that...

Art by Ariel Cook

GHS Thrift Shop

Bulldogs Poppin’ Tags.
Camryn Soo November 19, 2018

This fall, Garfield students can save their wallets and support their peers by donating clothes to the GHS thrift shop. Organized by the class of 2021’s Vice President Maxine Embry and Senator Claire...

LGBTQ Athletes

Gays and sports? It’s more likely than you think.
Arlo Van Liew November 19, 2018

Whether it’s bonding over a loved activity, or connecting over a similar identity, Garfield’s LGBTQ and sports communities love the sense of belonging that comes with these groups. Even though this...

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Garfield’s New Homelessness Policy

Izzy Lamola November 19, 2018

On October 23rd, 2018, Seattle Public Schools district staff received an email from the Mckinney Vento assistance program declaring that all students and families experiencing homelessness must re-register...

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

New junior year AP course pilots the “blocked” humanities model.
Millan Philipose November 19, 2018

This September, two of Garfield’s most difficult junior-year classes were combined into the school’s first ever AP humanities block. Proposed and taught by Garfield teacher Nathan Simoneaux, the new...

The Calling Of Psychology

The Calling Of Psychology

Hailey Gray November 19, 2018

TW: Discusses societal stigmas surrounding mental illness. Recently, talk of an AP Psychology class has floated among our classrooms and hallways. Several students have advocated for the creation of...

Photo by Angelina Tran

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Garfield golfers hit the links in style.
Sara Javkhlan November 19, 2018

It’s a pleasant fall afternoon on the Jefferson Golf Course, where a high school golf match commences. You may see your typical group of players decked out in sophisticated polos in their school colors....

Captains Connor Zhang (front) and John Volk looking at the swim team's bright future.

Winter Sports Spotlight

Learn more about Garfield’s winter sports.
Ava Klubberud November 19, 2018

Boys Swim and Dive: Following an amazing run for the Lady Bullfrogs, the Garfield boys swim and dive team is ready for their turn. Captain and senior Connor Zhang cannot wait for his final season...

Book Talks

Book Talks

Julia Lin November 16, 2018

For many high school students, after nine or more years in public schools, reading can become more of a chore than an enjoyable or educational experience. But reading can also be an escape and a chance...

Student Submissions

Student Submissions

Various November 16, 2018

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Photo by Ben Mefford

New Bullfrog in the Pond

Meet Valerie Barreto, speedy newcomer from Florida.
Tova Gaster November 16, 2018

In their matching purple swimsuits and swim caps, the members of the Garfield’s girls’ swim team may be difficult to distinguish. But when they’re in the water, one swimmer pulls ahead. Valerie...

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