The Garfield Messenger

Volunteering for a Better Seattle

Molly Chapin

November 19, 2018


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For the last 40 years, dedicated volunteers have been gathering at the Broadway Campus of Seattle Central College to help tutor people who are learning english or trying to strengthen their academic skills before applying for college level courses. By design, the tutoring program specifically serves...

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Tsion Belgu

November 19, 2018


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One word you would use to describe Garfield? Active, there’s a lot going on at this school all the time, we have some really amazing programing happening. We also acknowledge a lot of the issues that happen in our society, and the students are really active in their communities talking about the issues...

GHS Thrift Shop

GHS Thrift Shop

Camryn Soo

November 19, 2018


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This fall, Garfield students can save their wallets and support their peers by donating clothes to the GHS thrift shop. Organized by the class of 2021’s Vice President Maxine Embry and Senator Claire Balcom, Garfield has a trendy and practical way for students to buy inexpensive clothes, especially...

The Club Beat

The Club Beat

Tea Fortune

October 18, 2018


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PROJECT PENGYOU Meets in room 221 every other Tuesday. Culture is something that everyone can take part in. Project PengYou is a club that holds meetings in which members discuss Asian culture in America and beyond. Project PengYou also wants students to gain a sense of community within Garfield. “My...

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Hailey Gray

October 18, 2018


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Residents on their morning coffee runs, drivers on their route to school, and nearby business owners have gawked and wondered why Earls Cuts and Styles is now covered in fresh red, green, and black paint, with the words “IMAGINE AFRICA TOWN” neatly pasted on top. Africa Town, a new Black com...

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...

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