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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."

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...

The Great Spodie Divide

Sam Treat

November 26, 2019

It’s Friday, and school just got out. You’re a Garfield High School student. You meet up with your friends in the courtyard. You agree on splitting an Uber, and you all pile into a blue Toyota Camry bound for Seward Park. Once dropped off at your destination, you hurry to the Seward Park Amphitheater....

Changing Places

Grace Chinowsky and Annabelle Frockt

November 26, 2019

Sebastian Sotelo Sebastian Sotelo lived in Mexico City for 16 years before moving to Seattle and starting his senior year at Garfield this September. In Mexico City, Sotelo had a private education, attending two American schools over the course of eleven years. Before coming to Seattle permanently, he ...

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Special Education Moves Towards Integration

Dominic Sullivan

November 6, 2019

TOLERATING, THAT’S THE WORD I DON’T LIKE. IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE ACCEPTING, IT MEANS something is bothering you and you are just gonna let it happen.

At the CORE

At the CORE

November 6, 2019

Having people of color be more involved allows for more conversations to be had.

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

Say Goodbye to the HCC?

Simone Cielos

November 6, 2019

The HCC program, along with other advanced learning programs, has been deeply ingrained into the Seattle Public Schools. Garfield’s status as an HCC magnet school has only made these programs more prominent to us. Inevitably the same question arises with each passing school year: What if these programs...

Ramadan Mubarak

Milena S. Haile

June 25, 2019

As one of the five pillars of Islam (faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage), Ramadan is a vital component of the Muslim faith. Occurring on the ninth month of the lunar calendar, it falls on various dates throughout various months. Ramadan consists of 30 days of fasting, in which no food or liquid...

Meet Your Teachers

Téa Fortune

June 25, 2019

  TSANG This year was Mr. Raymond Tsang’s first year teaching physics and chemistry at Garfield. He recently moved from California to Seattle, not knowing a lot about the districts in Washington. He applied through Seattle Public Schools and Garfield was the first school to offer him a p...

Dealing with Addiction

Simone Cielos

June 25, 2019

Content has mentions of drug abuse and drug addiction These students chose to share something that many decide to ignore and for that The Messenger is deeply thankful. The interviewees will remain anonymous. It is of utmost importance that students, teachers, administration, and anyone else reading...

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Tova Gaster

June 25, 2019

While you’re sitting in marketing or physics, there are students a block away analyzing the Twilight Zone, learning to farm, and taking an entire class on Studio Ghibli films. These are only a few of the alternative education options available at The Nova Project. Standing just across the street from...

Black in Business

Hailey Gray and Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2019

“She came to town and was asking for a place to get some good food...they would say ‘of course, you got to try Ezell’s,” said Lewis Rudd, owner of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “She called up on a Saturday and she wanted to have Ezell’s chicken delivered to her hotel downtown.” At the time, Ezell...

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