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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Tova Gaster

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Trigger warning: mental illness, sexual assault The play Spring Awakening was banned on the first night of its original run in 1891. It was put on again, and banned again, in the 1960s. Then it was rebooted into a rock musical. Now, it’s coming to the Quincy Jones Auditorium. For this year’s musical, Ga...

Bathroom Juulers

Peter Kubiniec

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Characterized by a herd of jittery sophomores sporting Bape hoodies and a strong odor of Mango, Mint, or Cucumber, a wild pack of bathroom juulers can be easily identified.  Yet this new phenomenon is anything but innocent.  Urgent bathroom-goers can expect to be delayed by hoards of vaping underclassmen—often as ...

You Don’t Even Know Me

Hawi Kadir

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

You see me in class, Of course, you notice me because I’m the main one talking. I play past the rules I’m young I’m pretty I’m African American So, of course you Think I don’t care about my grades. I’m black so of course you think I’m stupid EXCLUSIVE. My grades are the random, P...

Next Year’s Budget Cuts

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Last week, members of Garfield’s Building Leadership Team (BLT), figured out the budgeting for the next school year. This team is built up of various teachers, staff members, and student representatives, including our principal Mr. Howard. With Lincoln High School opening in the 2019-2020 school year, i...

#UnfilteredTruth Movement

Milena Haile

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features

Garfield’s very own alumna Allani Seals and past Y-Scholars mentor Theresa Hardy have started their own movement to tackle racism in the classroom. “The #unfilteredtruth movement was started by Trailblazer black and brown students to give them a space to talk about their oppressions within educat...

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

Camryn Soo

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

"I always say to myself it’s like the heart of the building,” said Mr. Manzin, Garfield’s High School’s librarian. The school library  is a central place in the building the community can access resources. But with recent Seattle School District budget plans for next year, it is unclear if Ga...

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Ava Klubberud

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

In February, Garfield bathroom walls were posted with signs warning students not to drink from the sinks, inciting a schoolwide panic over the safety of their drinking water. Despite fears, all drinking sources, such as fountains, are meeting standards. The reason that classroom and bathroom sinks ar...

No Phones Allowed

No Phones Allowed

Millan Philipose

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

On February 25th, 2019, Garfield High School launched an unprecedented crackdown on student cell phone use. Though a cell phone ban has technically been on the books for years, Garfield administration made the decision to step up enforcement by conducting spot-checks in classrooms and in hallways. ...

International News Briefing

International News Briefing

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

Muslim Internment Camps The Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, a group of Turkish peoples and other ethnic groups who are majority Muslim, in hidden camps in the Xinjiang region of China. These camps are being called “re-education camps” by the Chinese government who have d...

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Mena Bova

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

By the time Seattle Public Schools students get out this year, the Fourth of July will be only a week away. Earlier this year, students throughout Washington State enjoyed almost a week off of school due to a record snowfall. The snow days arrived right before Seattle Public Schools’ mid-winter br...

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