The Garfield Messenger

Remembering D’Vonne Pickett

Commemorating a beloved member of the CD community.
Finian Guinney and Jessica Onochie November 4, 2022

On Wednesday, October 19th, 31-year-old D’vonne Pickett Jr, a small business owner in the Central District, was tragically killed. He was the owner of The Postman, a shipping and mailing center just...

A Quarter Down, Three to Go

Everything that happened in the first quarter.
Chelsea Li and Ali Merz November 4, 2022

Teacher Strike: The year started off strong, despite being delayed an extra week, as teachers went on strike in protest of decisions made by Seattle Public Schools. Their demands included more resources...

Art By Fiona Real

From the Ground Up

Things are looking up in the world of politics… no like literally.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff November 4, 2022

Up, up, and away! This, and much more is what can be said for the future of politics and policy in space. The economization of space by companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX has raised hopes as well...

Defamation of the Acorn Association

Is the intent of the AP exams for the students, or for the money?
Jada Johnson November 4, 2022

AP exam registrations are due today, November 4, 2022, by 5pm for Seattle Public School students in either yearlong or first semester AP courses. Students can register for the exams at

Midterms Aren’t Mid!

Just because the election isn’t presidential, doesn’t mean it isn't influential
Leo Carlin and S. Avalon Leonard October 21, 2022

The 2022 midterm election is almost upon us which means many among Garfield’s senior class are preparing to vote in their first election. This November 8th, Washington voters will cast their ballots...

Art by Ava Fimmano


Addressing the elephant in Washington’s government.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff May 1, 2022

The recent passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, along with Governor Greg Abbot’s order for the Texas Department of Family and Protective...

By Ava Fimmano

Culture, Awareness, and Activism

A look at the Ukrainian population in Seattle.
Ellie Wakefield, Staff April 1, 2022

Ukraine has been dominating the news cycle in the past few weeks; in news headlines, protests, and political debates. People are researching Ukrainian history to better understand its previous and present...

By Judas Knox

Journey to Justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s path to becoming a Supreme Court nominee.
Amritha Dewan March 1, 2022

On February 25th, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The nomination put in motion a historic confirmation process for the first...

The Great Mask Debate

The Great Mask Debate

The many masks of Garfield.
Peja Harding January 31, 2022

A fashion accessory most did not expect to become a staple in their closets was the mask. Although a known object amongst medical professionals and highly polluted populations, the mask was not expected...

Temperature Check

Temperature Check

The climate change news you’re sick of reading about.
Mairead Averill January 31, 2022

There’s nothing as surreal as watching the seemingly far-off effects of climate change descend on your hometown. Climate change is no longer an event happening across the world; a horrific but disconnected...

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

Franklin's fight against Omicron.
Maile Quenzer January 31, 2022

The battle for student safety is constant, and during a pandemic it is especially difficult to maintain. The topic of how best to insure student safety in schools has become a hot button issue with the...

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