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I Can’t, I’m Injured

Josh Chestnut
May 22, 2017
Filed under Sports

If there is one thing that athletes can agree on, it’s that injuries are the absolute worst. As an athlete myself, I’ve been forced to cope with a fractured spine, broken foot, concussion, and many other injuries throughout my soccer career. Over my time on the sidelines, I’ve recognized that injuries...

In a League of His Own

Sydney Santos and Flora Taagen
May 22, 2017
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Garfield’s head basketball coach and athletic director Ed Haskins was offered and accepted a position as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington State University earlier this month. Haskins’ recent departure has left behind a nearly decade-long legacy that has dramatically affected Garfield’s...

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...

Bad Reality

Josh Chestnut
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Each year, a group of peers buy two large pizzas and gather at a friend’s house in hopes of drafting the perfect team. Each member is equipped with a soda in hand and a computer on their lap. The members log in to espn.com, and switch off making picks on the draft simulator program, acting like a general...

The Next Genderation

Susana Davidson
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

From the  moment you are born you have existed in a world of binary gender. Baby boys are greeted with swaths of blue balloons, trucks and toys to prepare them for the aggressive masculinity they will have to endure in later life. Girls on the other hand, are expected to have an affinity for pink, Barbie...

The Athletic Body Image

The Athletic Body Image

Sydney Santos
March 14, 2017
Filed under Articles, Sports

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...

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Bella Rowland-Reid
March 12, 2017
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If you had a television or Nintendo system growing up, chances are you wanted to be a Pokémon trainer at one point or another. For competitive Pokémon players around the world, and in Seattle, this childhood dream has become reality. The sport of competitive Pokémon where players battle characters...

She’s a Shooting Star

Ester Chien
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Most freshmen are shy when surrounded by upperclassmen on a varsity team, but that doens’t come as a  challenge for Sah’Cari Davis. Most of her stats are already higher than the national average, (2.0 steals per game and 1.4 assists per game) and that’s just for playing a few months since the...

Play On!

Play On!

Julia Reguera
February 27, 2017
Filed under Articles, Sports

Garfield alum Gabe Rapier is working relentlessly to bring the unique culture of futsal to the United States, starting here in the Central District. Futsal, which originated between Uruguay and Brazil in the 1930’s resembles street soccer but has a heavier ball, only five players per side, and is played...

Pinning Down the Basics

Pinning Down the Basics

Ann Shan
February 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

There is not a wrestler out there who would tell you that wrestling is a comfortable sport. It is both physically intense and mentally exhausting; warm ups begin with a mile run, and can take an hour or more. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Garfield’s wrestlers this year are motivated and full...

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