The Garfield Messenger

Senior Wills 2020

July 7, 2020

A Molly Alford (Cal Poly SLO) Selma & Molly Link: Selma, I leave you my brother, impart your wisdom as you see fit. Molly, you are one of few with our name at GHS. Make it one to remember. Rose, Jake, and Ivan: I leave you the responsibility to uphold the Berkie Bunch. Try not to be too product...

Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave

February 3, 2020

Rant: I do not like finals. Sometimes they are hard, and that is not very fun. I hope that there are no more finals. That would be more fun. F-word finals. All my homies hate finals. -ST To be honest, I don’t have a strong opinion in regards to finals. Being a senior, I have just accepted th...

Womens Swim Recap

Matt Lord

February 3, 2020

The Garfield womens swim team ended last season with astounding results. “This is honestly the best season we’ve had since I’ve been coaching here for the girls team, in terms of overall team community and team performance,” said David Johnson, who has been coaching the team since 2010. “We plac...

Where is Everybody?

Where is Everybody?

Annabelle Frockt

February 3, 2020

After my first day of freshman year, I went home and sobbed for half an hour straight. I was so mentally exhausted that the thought of repeating that day over and over for the next four years literally brought me to tears.  For many students, this feeling of burnout and exhaustion only increases a...

Celebrating Black Excellence

Benjamin Thomas

February 3, 2020

"We’re very reactionary. We go from reacting to one tragedy to the next, and we rarely have time to create visions for ourselves and where we want to go. The Black future is an opportunity for people to engage in a conversation about what tomorrow looks like in an ideal world."

Letter From The Messenger

Corinna Singer, Writer

February 3, 2020

This is a potentially triggering topic. Mental health resources are listed on pages 10 and 11. The Messenger was planning on publishing an article on locker room culture at Garfield. As reporting continued, we became increasingly doubtful that we could cover this story in a respons...

Garfield’s Civil Rights Trip

Dominic Sullivan, Writer

February 3, 2020

When Garfield faculty began to plan a trip for students out to Washington D.C, Selma, and Montgomery, their main goal was to connect some of the Garfield community to the civil rights movement. People interested in the trip had to complete an application that included short answer questions, a teacher...

Swole

Sam Treat

February 3, 2020

This article is meant to be a resource for anyone-- whether they are a weight room novice, or a bulked-up giant (like me). The workout below is compiled of exercises obtained from a variety of sources. Many of these exercises come from Men’s or Women’s Health, GQ, or FitnessAI, which are all gre...

It’s Not All In Your Head

Grace Chinowsky and Tova Gaster

February 3, 2020

It’s getting to the time of year when getting out of bed can feel like an impossible task.  The ‘winter blues’: a slow and steady loss of energy and motivation as the days get darker and colder. Officially diagnosed in more severe cases as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD), the winter month...

Building a More Equitable Seattle

Building a More Equitable Seattle

Dominic Sullivan, Writer

January 10, 2020

“THE AMOUNT OF TIME I’VE BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE SHIFT IN OUR CLIENT BASE,” BECKER SAID. "A LOT OF OUR CLIENTS THAT USED TO BE OUR NEIGHBORS ARE NOW TRAVELING TO US, NO LONGER AN EASY WALK AWAY."

Festivities and Fails

Devon Ling-Efird and Grace Chinowsky

January 8, 2020

Wintertime is a season full of tradition and culture, whether it be a time to celebrate your faith or spend time with family and friends. In this years’ Messenger Holiday Page, we reached out to the Garfield student body to capture the traditions that are not always represented. Unfortunatel...

Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave

January 8, 2020

Rant: (Read in spoken word) Snow days? More like *pause* NO days, Coming in for extra *snap* summer days. Two inches of snow, and now I know I have to come in *snap snap* On summer break.  Thank you. Basically, if you didn’t understand my poem, I don’t like snow snow days....

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