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From the Ground Up

Things are looking up in the world of politics… no like literally.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff November 4, 2022

Up, up, and away! This, and much more is what can be said for the future of politics and policy in space. The economization of space by companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX has raised hopes as well...

Photo courtesy of Dain Hudson

Facing the music

What punk was, is, and represents in Seattle’s culture.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff May 27, 2022

To say that Seattle would be Seattle without its prolific alternative scene, would be an oversight at best and at worst, simply false. The punk scene in the greater Seattle area has been the catalyst of...

Art by Ava Fimmano


Addressing the elephant in Washington’s government.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff May 1, 2022

The recent passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, along with Governor Greg Abbot’s order for the Texas Department of Family and Protective...

Setting The Standard

An exploration of standardized testing.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff April 1, 2022

 Content Warning: This article contains heavy discussions of racism, eugenics, and classism. “According to all evidence available, then, American intelligence is declining, and will proceed with...

Art by Ava Fimmano

What’s up with Wes Anderson?

The Messenger’s favorite mediocre media analyst spills on what makes Wes Anderson’s style so unique to him.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff November 30, 2021

Wes Anderson is an iconic director who has amassed notable recognition for a wide variety of films from serious commentaries on family and mortality such as Fantastic Mr. Fox to tempestuous action and...

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Fall Sports in Full Swing!

The first semi-normal sports season.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff October 29, 2021

The dogs have been let out of the pound and they are tearing up the Metro League. As the fall season comes to a close, let’s look at the stats that came from this first semi-normal season for the Bulldogs,...

By Lucy Gaines

Are We Falling for Fall Recipes?

The Messenger’s favorite mediocre foodie tries a few fall recipes pulled straight from #RecipeTok.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff October 20, 2021

As fall approaches and we say our goodbyes to summer, we are also left saying farewell to our summer foods. Gone are the days of lemonade and fresh salads, and upon us are the warm soups and hot beverages...

Photo by Lakelle Bridges

Defang Spang

Taking a deeper look at one of Garfield's veteran teachers
S. Avalon Leonard May 8, 2021

When you ask someone what they first think of when recalling their Garfield experience, they may have a couple different answers.  They might think of the many sports and clubs that Garfield exceeds...

Garfield Graffiti

A recent string of graffiti has left Garfield students and staff stumped.
S. Avalon Leonard and Julia Wartman April 9, 2021

On the morning of April 5th, faculty entered our beloved Garfield High School building for the first time in over a year to begin training for school re-opening, and were shocked to find a variety of messages...

Art by Izzy Wang

News Briefs

Band pods, space hurricanes, and a royal interivew.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff March 18, 2021

Wenatchee Washington Band Solution Possibly coming soon to a high school near you! The band kids are being put in captivity! There is a new proposal, fresh out of a Wenatchee Washington High School,...

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