The Garfield Messenger

TeenTix Takeover

Art by Molly Chapin

Sophie Reichert

November 16, 2018

“People need art. Teens need art.” This is the message the organization TeenTix seeks to send, as summed up by Senior Isabel Schmidt, president of The New Guard youth board. Founded in 2004 by Seattle Center and 10 partnership organizations on the Seattle Center Campus, TeenTix now has over ...

An Artistic Opportunity

An Artistic Opportunity

Molly Chapin

October 18, 2018

The Naramore Art Show takes place in April and May every year, in the community gallery of the Seattle Art Museum. It showcases around 200 exceptional works of art and photography from the Middle and High schoolers of Seattle Public Schools. The show began in 1985, and was named for legendary Seattle...

The Hate U Give Review

Art by Arlo Van Liew

Simone Cielos

October 18, 2018

TW: Mentions of violence In the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr, Carter’s life is split into two worlds- her home, and her school. After witnessing the fatal police shooting of her childhood friend Khalil, her worlds collide. Finding herself stuck between the police and Garden Heights’...

Garfield Students Jam On

Garfield Students Jam On

Sara Javkhlan

October 18, 2018

Many people have heard of Garfield’s award winning symphonic orchestra and jazz bands. It is lesser known that some of the talented musicians in school ensembles also play in their own student-led music groups where they perform covers and produce original music. One such group is The Unaccompanied...

Fall Show Preview

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Sara Javkhlan

October 18, 2018

When you think of Shakespeare, you probably think back to the time in your freshman year when you had to study and perform Romeo and Juliet in your language arts class. Most would agree that it was a tragic play that was tedious and boresome at times. That is not the case for The Comedy of Errors, the...

Far Trekking Music Teachers

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Camryn Soo

October 18, 2018

After 41 long hours on the road, Garfield’s new Band Director Tomisha Price-Brock arrived in Seattle from Atlanta, Georgia, roughly three weeks into the school year. As Price-Brock adjusted to cold rainy weather, she began to settle into to the region. Garfield’s Jazz teacher Clarence Acox, ...

Student Submissions

Student Submissions

Various Authors

October 18, 2018

The Day I Couldn’t Fly By Josephine Nguyen Josephine is a senior at GHS with a physical disability. She has run track in the past, loves writing and is hoping to start playing lacrosse soon. It was the summer of my junior year of high school, and I was going to be a senior in the fall. During...

A Look Inside GSA

Photo by Tea Fortune

Tea Fortune

May 22, 2018

The gay straight alliance also known as GSA is a group of people inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community that meet every Wednesday during lunch to talk about LGBTQ+ topics, issues, and have bagels. “GSA is all about the political aspects of the LGBTQ+ community” Sam Sheckler said, a GSA officer...

Senior Advice

Senior Advice

Your favorite seniors, Josh and Syd

May 21, 2018

Photos by Toby Tran After four slappin’ years of high school, we are ready to pass the torch of knowledge to the future: you. As varsity captains of Garfield teams and editors of the Messenger, we have experienced and lived through every possible scenario that could occur: failed tests, skipped...

Doughnut Worry, Be Happy

Doughnut Worry, Be Happy

Sara Javkhlan

May 21, 2018

Maple bars, raspberry doughnut holes, apple fritters, and mochi doughnuts. If any of these sound delicious, lucky for Garfield students and staff, there is a new doughnut shop opening up just several blocks away from Garfield. Raised Doughnuts is an innovative yet simplistic shop which has been widely...

Student Submissions.

Student Submissions.

Various Authors

May 21, 2018

Showcasing the talent of Garfield students.

Student Art @ the SAM

Student Art @ the SAM

Sara Javkhlan

April 25, 2018

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...

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