The Garfield Messenger

Why Are You Here?

Why Are You Here?

Ana Matsubara and Ruby Seiwerath

May 22, 2018


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I’m an honest to God Seattle Native. I was born at Swedish before they started taking over the world

Problematic Portable

Problematic Portable

Patrick Walsh

May 22, 2018


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Portables rarely cause controversy or fury. As a result, the district probably didn’t expect a rebellion when they announced that Garfield would get additional portables for the 2018-19 school year to accommodate the school’s growing population. Whatever their expectations, the District surely underestimated...

New Generation

New Generation

Tsion Belgu

May 22, 2018


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On the morning of June 18th, 2017 Charleena Lyles, a pregnant African-American woman with 3 kids was shot and killed by A Seattle Police officer. The news quickly spread with the feeling of devastation and disappointment in the choices made by police. In response, Janelle Gary and six other students...

Leland Adams

Leland Adams

May 22, 2018


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Leland Adams is a prime example of a bulldog who was able to pave his way to success. Even though success is defined in different ways, for many students being successful in high school means getting into the college they want. College is a common goal, but getting there is tough. It takes hard...

APart of the Class Culture

APart of the Class Culture

Kevon Avery

May 22, 2018


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Disclaimer: . This is a critique of the AP program here at Garfield. I understand that improvements are being made to the program, and while this may make you uncomfortable please acknowledge how students of color feel every day. Keep the conversation going to change the dynamic of the AP system.   It...

What’s Up With SAAC

What’s Up With SAAC

Tea Fortune

April 23, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

A Robotics Rampage

A Robotics Rampage

Carlin Bills

March 23, 2018


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Ten-year-olds often spend their time playing tag at recess or trying to learn their multiplication tables. However, when Garfield sophomore Hazel Pearson was ten she was learning Scratch, a beginning programming language that is the same basic code students learn in the Intro to Computer Science class...

Special Ed @ Garfield

Special Ed @ Garfield

Carlin Bills and Abby Cooper-Drake

January 29, 2018


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“She loves bracelets. She has an obsession with bracelets - she’ll put them on her nose or balance them on her head.” Senior Josie Barker said of her younger sister, Therese. This year is the first time they’ve gone to the same school together, and Barker said they used to hang out a lot, often...

Break on a Budget

Break on a Budget

Abby Cooper-Drake

January 10, 2018


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Can Teachers Hang?

Can Teachers Hang?

January 9, 2018


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Often seen scribbling sigma functions on the whiteboard, furiously typing on a keyboard, or grading papers with a red pen in hand; like students, Garfield teachers are plagued with the daily stresses of school and homework. However, when not confined between the dull, beige walls, sitting upon creaky...

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