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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...

Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Téa Fortune

April 23, 2019

When you walk down the hallways, there is a cut out corner that is hard to ignore. This is the Garfield greenhouse: a relaxed and clean atmosphere for students to experience a new shade of nature and grow their green thumbs. Built in 2007, the greenhouse has been incorporated into Garfield’s culture and h...

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Devon Ling-Efird

April 18, 2019

To most people, a selfie is just a casual photo: a quick Snapchat reply or another post to your Finsta. For Lucy Berliant, a senior at Garfield, her “selfies” are best described as works of art. Combining creativity, Photoshop, and commitment, Berliant creates unique and beautiful self-portraits. “I take almost all...

Next Year’s Budget Cuts

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019

Last week, members of Garfield’s Building Leadership Team (BLT), figured out the budgeting for the next school year. This team is built up of various teachers, staff members, and student representatives, including our principal Mr. Howard. With Lincoln High School opening in the 2019-2020 school year, i...

#UnfilteredTruth Movement

Milena Haile

April 1, 2019

Garfield’s very own alumna Allani Seals and past Y-Scholars mentor Theresa Hardy have started their own movement to tackle racism in the classroom. “The #unfilteredtruth movement was started by Trailblazer black and brown students to give them a space to talk about their oppressions within educat...

23rd and Union

23rd and Union

Izzy Lamola and Milena Haile

February 1, 2019

23rd and Union is a corner with some of the richest and most deeply-rooted history in Seattle. But things are changing. Everybody is scrambling for a spot in the Central District. Whether it’s developers, 30-year locals, or people searching for new apartments, pieces of the CD are being snatched up...

Are We Safe?

Are We Safe?

Sav'ell Smalls

February 1, 2019

On January 4th, 2019, an article titled, “I’m A Seattle Teacher: School Safety isn’t taken seriously enough,” was published in the Seattle Times. The author? Garfield’s own Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, known by students as Mr.NK. In this article, NK expresses his frustrations with the way the district...

Painting the World

Ke'Von

January 31, 2019

The murals of Garfield tell the inspiring stories of marginalized communities all the way from the thriving towns developed by the indigenous people of this land to the various alum that became huge moguls in music, art, activism and so much more. We see the masterpiece every time we walk through the...

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