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Garfield’s Civil Rights Trip

Dominic Sullivan, Writer

February 3, 2020

When Garfield faculty began to plan a trip for students out to Washington D.C, Selma, and Montgomery, their main goal was to connect some of the Garfield community to the civil rights movement. People interested in the trip had to complete an application that included short answer questions, a teacher...

Commute Complications

Annabelle Frockt

December 18, 2019

On November 5th, Washington voters passed Initiative 976 — a ballot measure which cut car tab fees to a flat $30 per car. However, the alluring $30 car tabs may have unintended consequences for a group that has no control over their imple- mentation: high school students. The initiative...

Native-American History Month Seattle

Native-American History Month Seattle

Tova Gaster

November 27, 2019

This is a graphically-heavy piece. For the full experience, read this article in the flipbook at garfieldmessenger.org Urban Native Education Alliance (currently based at North Seattle College) Interview with UNEA cofounder Sarah Sense-Wilson: “We are a grassroots volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit...

News Briefs

Irya Bland

November 27, 2019

Seattle Sounders Monumental Win Seattle Sounders fans came from across the state to watch them play against Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final. On Sunday November 10, over 69,000 fans attended the match at CenturyLink Field, which is more than the amount of fans that attend a typical Seahawks game. W...

City Council Elections Comic: District 3

Wynsome Burke

November 26, 2019

Doorway Doomsday

Doorway Doomsday

Nat Beaumon

November 6, 2019

This September, many students were alarmed to find that the doors on the east side of Garfield had been blocked off. These concerns were elevated when Mr. Howard announced at the first assembly of the year that anyone who went through the doors would be given Saturday school. This has left many wondering...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Téa Fortune

November 6, 2019

Imagine being able to take courses in American Sign Language, vector calculus, and organic chemistry before graduating from high school. For many juniors and seniors at Garfield, these exotic classes have become part of their daily routine. This path is called Running Start, a program which allows juniors...

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Forbidden Fruity Fatal Fog

Irya Bland

November 6, 2019

Within the last few months, it seems like vaping has taken over every news platform. Every day there is another story about a teen in the hospital or a vaping product in the process of being banned. However, this isn’t the first time vaping or e-cigarettes has been in the news. Vaping first became...

Diversifying the Great Outdoors

Diversifying the Great Outdoors

Devon Ling-Efird

November 6, 2019

“how do we make POST more inclusive to people who’ve never been camping before or feel uncomfortable within the POST atmosphere?”

News Briefs

Liam Hyde

November 5, 2019

Hearthstone player banned for supporting Hong Kong Protests On October 6th, Ng Wai Chung, a professional gamer known as Blitzchung, competed in a live match of the online card game Hearthstone while wearing a mask in support of the Hong Kong protests.  After the game, as Blitzchung was being intervie...

News Briefs

Ke'Von Avery

June 25, 2019

California synagogue shooting On April 27th 2019, a neighborhood synagogue in San Diego was threatened by nineteen year old gunman named John Earnest. The synagogue where this event took place is the Chabad of Poway. On that tragic Saturday afternoon, a sixty seven year old churchgoing woman was murder...

Wa Na Wari House

Wa Na Wari House

Delphi Drake-Mudede

June 25, 2019

For many living and working in the Central District, it feels as if there are new apartment complexes and overpriced grocery stores being built every day. As gentrification progresses, there are fewer and fewer spaces available for Black people and their stories in the once redlined neighborhood. Artists...

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