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Softball Sisters

Softball Sisters

Ava Klubberud

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Playing on the same team as your sister may seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but for the Hughes and the Simpson sisters it could not be better. Miquela and Gabbi Hughes have been playing together since little league. “It is fun. We fight but it never gets in the way of playing,” Miquela...

Garfield Boxing

Garfield Boxing

Azure Savage

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Walking in, you see punching bags and other workout equipment. A welcoming atmosphere hangs in the air as people are preparing for a workout. Although they are a hidden gem, free boxing classes are available to all Garfield students who are interested. Classes run every Monday through Thursday, from...

Young & Ballin’

Young & Ballin’

Sav'ell Smalls

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Possessing one of the richest histories of athletics in Washington State history, some pretty phenomenal athletes have come through Garfield High School. Brandon Roy, Deandre Coleman, Joyce Walker, the list goes on and on. Garfield’s network of impressive alumni have helped Garfield attain such a rich...

Student Art @ the SAM

Student Art @ the SAM

Sara Javkhlan

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Student artists spend hours creating masterpieces intended to share the way they experience the world through their own unique perspective. For students in Seattle Public Schools, and especially students of Garfield, there is one special occasion for them to display their well-crafted pieces at one of...

Meet the Musical

Meet the Musical

John Volk

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you thought it was a joke when you heard this year’s musical was called Urinetown, that’s exactly what you should have thought. Set in the not too distant future after a twenty year drought has caused a water crisis that could only be stabilized by regulating urination, Urinetown truly is, at...

Bringing Home the Gold!

Bringing Home the Gold!

Hailey Gray

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lights! Camera! Action! The theatre and other performing arts programs at Garfield thrive in their ability to put on fresh and entertaining productions year round. However, at a sports dominated school, these creative programs are often masked by the shadows of the basketball courts and football fields....

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Various Authors

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed by student submissions do not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of The Garfield Messenger. To the boy who thinks that I’m a scaredy cat Poem by Isabel Yueh, ‘021 So, you think that I’m not brave enough? That when that man, a complete stranger m...

What’s Up With SAAC

What’s Up With SAAC

Tea Fortune

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

The Sexual Assault Awareness Club, or SAAC, which was created at the beginning of this school year, is a group of students at Garfield who discuss how to make Garfield and Garfield-affiliated events a safe place to talk about sexual assault. SAAC meets officially every Thursday in room 232, where all...

Meet the Pen

Meet the Pen

Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Garfield High School is full of talented musicians, athletes, scholars- you name it. Many of our students possess a wicked talent, and The Pen is just one of the many opportunities here at Garfield where writers and artists can showcase their work. The Pen is Garfield’s literary and arts magazine...

Praise Perez.

Carlin Bills

April 20, 2018


Filed under Features

As soon as you step into room 236, a vibrant yet comforting energy envelopes you. Colorful student posters, the ones with admirable yet meager attempts at art, line the wall and students can always be heard passionately singing along to a Shakira song. This unique environment is typical of a class taught...

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Sophie Reichert

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Vacations, hiking trips, out of school sports games: all thing that now cannot be excused with a pre-planned absence form at Garfield. Many students have noticed this change as their attempts to excuse absences are hindered by the recently-enacted policy. “We started having the pre-planned attendance...

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

Patrick Walsh

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Ted Howard has a new boss. On April 4th, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously in favor of Denise Juneau, making her Seattle’s first Native American superintendent. The decision came after a two month search, in which Juneau bested 67 other candidates. When Juneau takes the reins July 2018 from...

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