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Breaking the Silence

Esther Chien
April 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

Envision the best collegiate football player you know. There’s a good chance his fame is attributed to how aggressive he is, praised for his merciless attitude. While this mentality suits the field, it can translate onto college campuses. A case study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania...

On to the Next

Josh Chestnut
April 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

In the middle of Northern California sits Feather River College, in the little town of Quincy. With a population of barely over 5,000 people in the city and being over 600 miles from Seattle, this school seems like an unlikely option for a Garfield student to attend. But oddly enough, a group of students...

March Madness Recap

Alex Ferry
April 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

From what began as just a fun tournament and the majority of Messenger’s funds, Garfield’s March Madness has been slowly rising as one of the highlights of the year. The competition has been growing without a doubt, but it’s the smack talk and bragging rights that made this year one for the books. For...

Spring Sprouts

Cipher Goings and Flora Taagen
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

HOW TO  Starting a garden can seem overwhelming and confusing, but finding the perfect space to use makes everything else easier. “Space is a very big issue [but] it’s very easy to make a bed for your plants. Making beds for your plants allows you to water easily and just simplify the entire...

Dreadheads in the Lobby

By Jamaica Aytch
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

We’ve all pulled out our phones, put our heads down, or shied away from the person on the corner that will say those dreaded words:  “Aye man, you wanna buy my mixtape?”  For most people it’s hard to compare these individuals to those living in luxury at the top of the charts. Chance the Rapper...

APPartheid

April 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Last year I remember we were learning about world religions so we watched a bunch of videos about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and everyone that was interviewed as a historian or academic was white and a male, and when I brought it up to [the teacher] , he just ignored me.” -Jaya...

Seattle’s Fight for Ethnic Studies

Sydney Santos
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

A diverse group of students, teachers, and parents attended the Seattle Public School board meeting on March 15th to advocate for a district-wide integration of non-Eurocentric curriculums, particularly in history departments. These curriculums, better known as ethnic studies, aim to provide an education...

Upstander of the issue

Quinn Sullivan
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Sophomore Chardonnay Beaver is an active leader at Garfield and involved in her own programs to make a difference. Here is what Chardonnay has to say and a few among many reasons that she is an Upstander: What leadership roles do you hold in...

No More Peace

Delphi Drake-Mudede
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

Dozens of protesters gathered in the rain as The Umoja PEACE center faced eviction, and the long-time Central District icon was boarded up by contractors. The center is an institution devoted to empowering Seattle’s black population. Omari Tahir-Garrett has been a Central District resident for over...

No Child Left Behind

Susana Davidson and Cipher Goings
April 7, 2017
Filed under Features

Edmond S. Meany Middle School, which closed in 2009 to make way for Nova Alternative High School and the world school program, will be reopening in the September of 2017. Their incoming faculty are working hard to combat claims of reduced racial pluralism within their student body. This is due to...

Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated

Ann Shan
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

On Monday, President Trump signed the repeal of an Internet regulation that had been passed last October after Congress voted to repeal the regulation late March in a party line vote. The law would have required Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Verizon or CenturyLink, to receive consent before...

Educate to Counter Hate

Jasmine Fernandez
April 7, 2017
Filed under News

As April begins to settle, losing a grip on reality in the midst of cherry blossoms, rising temperatures, and the countdown ‘til summer becomes an effortless task. But in spite of the joys that accompany spring, an increasing violence against transgender people throughout the nation has inflicted...

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