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Making Garfield classes more trauma-friendly.

Making Garfield classes more trauma-friendly.

Abby Cooper-Drake

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features

“I feel like my lungs are closing, like I’m in this tight space, and I start to sweat and shake.” It sounds like one of those night- mares you get during finals week, the kind that you can’t forget even when you wake up. But for senior Jane Smith (name changed for privacy), this was ...

Top Dawgs

Carlin Bills

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

Lily Baumgart: While many high school seniors are spend- ing hours writing and rewriting their personal statements, fellow senior Lily Baumgart is spending her time getting ready for her book release this May. She has been writing since she was a young kid, starting o with short storie...

Saying Another Goodbye

Saying Another Goodbye

Tsion Belgu

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

As the bell rings for lunch, students disperse and go eat where they please, and one of those places happens to be Lotus. Lotus Thai Cuisine is a Thai restaurant located on E Cherry Street, right behind Garfield’s Playfield. Walking down the halls of Garfield you can sometimes smell the...

Analyzing Alice

Analyzing Alice

Ula Jones

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

In light of recent violence in America, many facilities around the country are looking into alternate responses to security threats. One of the most popular plans is a program called ALICE, which is inherently more complicated and situational than a traditional lockdown. Currently, Seatt...

Election Wrap Up

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

Durkan is Seattle’s Next Mayor Former U.S attorney Jenny Durkan beat out urban planner Cary Moon in the Seattle mayoral election to become the city’s first female mayor since 1926. Durkan led by 61% of the vote in Tuesday night returns. Moon did not immediately concede, as she be...

In The News

Lily Laesch

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

Sutherland Springs Church Shooting On Sunday November 5th, a shooter opened re at First Baptist Church, a small community church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty six people were killed and twenty others suffered non-fatal injuries. The gun- man was Devin Kelley, who was prohibited from ...

The end of AP?

Delphi Drake, Writer, Garfield Messenger

October 26, 2017


Filed under News

At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, a three AP cap was put into place by the Garfield administration. It’s purpose was to help students avoid extra stress and help eliminate the educational gap. A student has the option to waive the AP cap by having their counselor and parent sign a statement agr...

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Delphi Drake

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the spirit of Halloween and trick-or-treating, we have found some of the best small business candy stores in Seattle. Whether you are looking for  a classic throwback, a gift for a friend, or something new and unusual, one of these places will have the right treat for you. We ranked these stores...

Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Antwan Brown Jr At the age of six, Antwan Brown Jr was introduced to the game of football by his cousin. Instantly, he fell in love with the hitting that comes with the game. After a prolific little league career, he’s worked hard to make a smooth transition from playing with kids his own age,...

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

Patrick Walsh and Susana Davidson. Art by Ana Matsubara

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features

In 2017, with new projects like Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy,” Brockhampton’s “Saturation II,” and countless others, music has grown as a communication of identity. Artists have stopped adhering to the classic masculine mold of the traditional hip hop artist and have introduc...

History for Woke Folks

History for Woke Folks

Hailey Gray

October 25, 2017


Filed under News

New to the diverse GHS Curriculum is an Ethnic Studies class, taught by the well acclaimed and adored Jesse Hagopian. Ethnic Studies teaches students about the history of oppressed and exploited groups, specifically people of color. The class overall encompasses the discussion of race, gender, sexuality,...

In the Club

In the Club

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Garfield Interfaith Club: Thursdays Sam Patz and Falisha Samuels (Co-Presidents), Milena Haile (Vice President), and Tsion Belgu (Treasurer)   Hoping to bring to light the oppression different religious groups face in Washington state, the newly formed Garfield Interfaith club serves a...

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