The Garfield Messenger

What Do We Say Now?

Art by Kien-Binh Vo
How teachers at Garfield handled discussion of the Capitol riots.
January 21, 2021

With the January 6th riots on the minds of every student and teacher the Thursday after it happened, teachers couldn’t just continue their curriculum as usual. The insurrection at the Capitol left many...

Mess’s Guide to Winter-time

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
Chilling times calls for comforting measures
December 10, 2020

As the coldness settles in, and the sun plays its yearly disappearing act, it's important to remind ourselves to take time for self-care. We can all use a little comfort while staying safe this season. The...

Spending: It’s the True Holiday Spirit

Art by Molly Chapin
A deep dive into consumer spending and the profit-oriented holiday season.
December 8, 2020

The holiday season brings joy to all who celebrate, but can also bring on financial pressures. Black Friday, Cyber Week, and the overall commercialization of the holiday season plays a large role in the...

Put Your Blood to Work!

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres
An overview of Bloodworks Northwest's current programs.
November 19, 2020

Founded as King County Blood Center in 1943, Bloodworks collected and dispensed blood to soldiers in Europe during World War II. Over the years, the organization expanded across Washington and Oregon,...

On-Task, Online

Art By Ria Maisano-Torres
How Garfield students are staying focused in online school.
October 29, 2020

Nothing about this year has been normal, and school is no exception. Amidst endless technology issues, lack of motivation, and feelings of isolation, Garfield students have a lot going against them when...

The New Princess of the Castle

Art By Molly Chapin
Princess Shareef is coronated as Garfield's new interim principal.
October 28, 2020

How is our proud Garfield community going to grow this year? Will virtual learning disconnect the students, educators, and administrators completely? As we say goodbye to former Principal Howard, Garfield...

Navigating Test Optional

Art By Kien-Binh Vo
How the lack of test score requirements are affecting college applications this year.
October 13, 2020

For high school seniors, the college application process can be one of the most stressful times in high school, and with the complications the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this year, many aspects of the...

Senior Wills 2020

July 7, 2020

A Molly Alford (Cal Poly SLO) Selma & Molly Link: Selma, I leave you my brother, impart your wisdom as you see fit. Molly, you are one of few with our name at GHS. Make it one to remember. Rose,...

Where is Everybody?

Where is Everybody?
What teachers really think of senioritis.
February 3, 2020

After my first day of freshman year, I went home and sobbed for half an hour straight. I was so mentally exhausted that the thought of repeating that day over and over for the next four years literally...

It’s Not All In Your Head

February 3, 2020

It’s getting to the time of year when getting out of bed can feel like an impossible task.  The ‘winter blues’: a slow and steady loss of energy and motivation as the days get darker and colder....

Building a More Equitable Seattle

Building a More Equitable Seattle
How Byrd Barr Place embodies the challenges of a changing Central District.
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."

Esports Takes the World By Storm

New sports, new opportunities, new challenges.
December 20, 2019

On August 25th the European team OG won $35 million and became the first repeat winners of the Dota 2 International Championship by beating Team Liquid, the 2017 champions, in a 3-1. In every respect,...

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