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Meet Hollis Hovey

Meet Hollis Hovey

Molly Chapin

June 25, 2019

For Garfield junior Hollis Hovey, being in the spotlight was never the goal. Nonetheless, his music has skyrocketed him to success. Hovey, who didn’t start making his own music until just last year, now has upwards of 10,300 monthly listeners on Spotify, under the artist name Silloh. Having released...

Ramadan Mubarak

Milena S. Haile

June 25, 2019

As one of the five pillars of Islam (faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage), Ramadan is a vital component of the Muslim faith. Occurring on the ninth month of the lunar calendar, it falls on various dates throughout various months. Ramadan consists of 30 days of fasting, in which no food or liquid...

Meet Your Teachers

Téa Fortune

June 25, 2019

  TSANG This year was Mr. Raymond Tsang’s first year teaching physics and chemistry at Garfield. He recently moved from California to Seattle, not knowing a lot about the districts in Washington. He applied through Seattle Public Schools and Garfield was the first school to offer him a p...

Dealing with Addiction

Simone Cielos

June 25, 2019

Content has mentions of drug abuse and drug addiction These students chose to share something that many decide to ignore and for that The Messenger is deeply thankful. The interviewees will remain anonymous. It is of utmost importance that students, teachers, administration, and anyone else reading...

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Tova Gaster

June 25, 2019

While you’re sitting in marketing or physics, there are students a block away analyzing the Twilight Zone, learning to farm, and taking an entire class on Studio Ghibli films. These are only a few of the alternative education options available at The Nova Project. Standing just across the street from...

News Briefs

Ke'Von Avery

June 25, 2019

California synagogue shooting On April 27th 2019, a neighborhood synagogue in San Diego was threatened by nineteen year old gunman named John Earnest. The synagogue where this event took place is the Chabad of Poway. On that tragic Saturday afternoon, a sixty seven year old churchgoing woman was murder...

Wa Na Wari House

Wa Na Wari House

Delphi Drake-Mudede

June 25, 2019

For many living and working in the Central District, it feels as if there are new apartment complexes and overpriced grocery stores being built every day. As gentrification progresses, there are fewer and fewer spaces available for Black people and their stories in the once redlined neighborhood. Artists...

Soar

Nicole Wang

April 25, 2019

Build an armor around your heart, Cause even in the best days, There will always be a darkness lingering in the shadows. Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they are, The quicker and harder they fall. Don’t let your emotions take over your logic, Your past actions may never be outlived D...

Reading Between the Sidelines

Reading Between the Sidelines

Molly Chapin

April 23, 2019

At first glance it may seem like an unlikely coincidence that two of the men’s soccer team coaches here at Garfield are also librarians. If you ask new coaches Tyson Manzin and Gabe Rapier, however,  it turns out that coaching and librarianship may have more things in common than first meets the eye....

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both the teachers and Team Draco flew through their first three games, blowing out oppone...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby

April 23, 2019

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). He began his climbing career only a few years ago. “Over one summer...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud

April 23, 2019

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At Garfield, the womens track and field team has some of the strongest student athletes in t...

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