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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....

Commute Complications

Annabelle Frockt

December 18, 2019

On November 5th, Washington voters passed Initiative 976 — a ballot measure which cut car tab fees to a flat $30 per car. However, the alluring $30 car tabs may have unintended consequences for a group that has no control over their imple- mentation: high school students. The initiative...

Native-American History Month Seattle

Native-American History Month Seattle

Tova Gaster

November 27, 2019

This is a graphically-heavy piece. For the full experience, read this article in the flipbook at garfieldmessenger.org Urban Native Education Alliance (currently based at North Seattle College) Interview with UNEA cofounder Sarah Sense-Wilson: “We are a grassroots volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit...

Acorn Overlord

Acorn Overlord

Nat Beaumon

November 27, 2019

The College Board plays a huge role here at Garfield as the educational organization behind AP classes, AP testing, and the SAT. But is it purely a force for good? The answer is a bit more complicated. Garfield undeniably has an “AP Culture,” a fact that was agreed upon by all the Garfield faculty...

Jazz Up Jackson Street

Matt Lord

November 27, 2019

On October 10th, student and alumni musicians of Garfield High School and Washington Middle School came together at Seattle City Hall to engage with the community in a benefit concert named Jazz Up Jackson Street. Over $45,000 were raised to go towards making Central District school music programs more...

The Counseling Divide

The Counseling  Divide

Dominic Sullivan, Staff

November 27, 2019

Earlier this year, news broke that at least fifty people had been a part of a ring of college admissions cheating, ranging from falsified varsity sport records all the way to fraudulent SAT and ACT tests. While this was a shock to everyone, what isn’t a shock is that the most privileged in our nation,...

The Problem With Personal Statements

Corinna Singer, Staff

November 27, 2019

Why are students fixated on trauma in their college apps?

News Briefs

Irya Bland

November 27, 2019

Seattle Sounders Monumental Win Seattle Sounders fans came from across the state to watch them play against Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final. On Sunday November 10, over 69,000 fans attended the match at CenturyLink Field, which is more than the amount of fans that attend a typical Seahawks game. W...

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Molly Chapin

November 27, 2019

With your first steps off the streets of Columbia City and into Ark Lodge Cinemas, you will be engulfed by the smell of perfectly buttery popcorn, and the sense that there’s something special about this theater. The old historical building that houses the cinema, which has been a staple of the Columbia...

Noises Off

Noises Off

Khassim Diakhate

November 27, 2019

Every fall, the Garfield theater department puts on a play for the community, and this year's show, Noises Off, has been entertaining audiences with its compelling plot and hilarious gags. This year is excitingly different, with this being the first show with Isiah Anderson as the new theater director....

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