The Garfield Messenger

No Child Left Behind

Susana Davidson and Cipher Goings

April 7, 2017


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Edmond S. Meany Middle School, which closed in 2009 to make way for Nova Alternative High School and the world school program, will be reopening in the September of 2017. Their incoming faculty are working hard to combat claims of reduced racial pluralism within their student body. This is due to...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings

March 29, 2017


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You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield community. Before...

Novel Knowledge

Lily Laesch

March 29, 2017


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From classic texts to contemporary stories, students often lack excitement when it comes to in-class reading. As hard as it can be to motivate, these books have the potential to make an impact on students. For that reason, Garfield teachers have been working to expand the curriculum in terms of race,...

Upstander of the Issue

Upstander  of the Issue

Quinn Sullvan

March 14, 2017


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What is the Five Girl Powers Project? My mom and a group of other girls and women created this website that has stories, videos, and activities where you can try to create your own girl positive power culture. They are resources that people can access and use on their own. What are the five pow...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings

March 14, 2017


Filed under Features

You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield comm...

Upstander of the Issue

Quinn Sullivan

March 13, 2017


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An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Senior Hannah Phelps is working with elementary school students to educate them about aquaponics and develop a working system within their school. Here is what Hannah has to say, and one among many reasons that she is an Upstander:   ...

Hidden in the Walls

Hidden in the Walls

Josh Chestnut

March 13, 2017


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In Seattle, a total of 8% of registered voters voted for Donald Trump in November of 2016. In comparison to the large cities in the U.S. this number is incredibly low, effectively creating an environment dominated by liberals. This same environment can be found within the historic purple and white covered...

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

A Look Inside a Teacher’s Library

Claire Boudour

February 8, 2017


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According to Garfield Social Studies teacher and track coach John Leslie, “A super important book is A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. That was the book that kind of exploded my head when I was about 17 and it got me actually interested in history and gave me a broader understanding...

Meet Otieno Terry

Meet Otieno Terry

Julia Lin

February 8, 2017


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Photo by Ruby Seiwerath Otieno Terry graduated from Garfield in 2011. As a young, local musician, Otieno shared insight on his path through Garfield and into the music industry. What did you do after you graduated? After I graduated I went to school for a little while. I was a busser at a r...

Do you Know Your Snow?

Do you Know Your Snow?

Charlotte Gong

February 3, 2017


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A blizzard of sparkling snow crystals dance through the brisk air. You stick out your tongue out to catch a few flakes. Cars are idle and blanketed in white. People walk through the streets in warm coats carrying sleds, and snowmen line yards and sidewalks. After a long day, you go inside from the cold...

How to give back this Holiday Season

Flora Taagen and Julia Lin

February 2, 2017


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Homeless Shelters As easy as it is to get wrapped up in the endless hot cocoa and candy canes of the holidays, it’s important to focus on the bigger theme of the season: giving back. During the cold winter months the number of homeless enlisting in shelters, seeking hot meals and communal environments,...

“Knowledge is Power”

Ann Shan

January 24, 2017


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The first of its kind at Garfield, a luncheon last Monday the 16th featured a presentation by two women from SpaceX who talked about their experiences in the STEM field. Hosted by Garfield’s own Girls Who Code and Women in Technology clubs, the event lasted through lunch and fifth period with an attend...

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