The Garfield Messenger

Budget Cuts

Sophie Reichert and Izzy Lamola

April 18, 2019


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A few weeks ago, questions about the proposed Garfield budget began to spread around school. Is my teacher getting cut? Why are they doing this? What will next year at Garfield look like? The Garfield budget is determined by the BLT (Building Leadership Team), a group of people who help Mr. Howard c...

A New Science Pathway

A New Science Pathway

Camryn Soo

April 18, 2019


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Starting next year, Garfield High School, along with many other schools throughout the district, is implementing a new three-year science track. One of the biggest changes students will see will be the combining of chemistry and physics classes. Following this new track, first-year students will take o...

Educating the Masses

Educating the Masses

Simone Cielos

April 18, 2019


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On March 14th, in front of all Seattle Public school health teachers, Garfield’s own Sexual Assault Awareness Club, better known as SAAC, presented what could be the new standard for consent education and awareness in our schools. In recent months the club has been cultivating and practicing a pr...

International News Briefs

Valerie Barreto

April 18, 2019


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Europe Bans Single-Use Straws The European Union has voted to ban single-use plastic straws as part of its effort to decrease water pollution and the deterioration of marine environments. The decision comes after China moved to ban all its processing of imported plastic back in April of 2018. As co...

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

SPS Librarians Facing Odds

Camryn Soo

April 1, 2019


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"I always say to myself it’s like the heart of the building,” said Mr. Manzin, Garfield’s High School’s librarian. The school library  is a central place in the building the community can access resources. But with recent Seattle School District budget plans for next year, it is unclear if Ga...

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Is There Really Lead in the Water?

Ava Klubberud

April 1, 2019


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In February, Garfield bathroom walls were posted with signs warning students not to drink from the sinks, inciting a schoolwide panic over the safety of their drinking water. Despite fears, all drinking sources, such as fountains, are meeting standards. The reason that classroom and bathroom sinks ar...

No Phones Allowed

No Phones Allowed

Millan Philipose

April 1, 2019


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On February 25th, 2019, Garfield High School launched an unprecedented crackdown on student cell phone use. Though a cell phone ban has technically been on the books for years, Garfield administration made the decision to step up enforcement by conducting spot-checks in classrooms and in hallways. ...

International News Briefing

International News Briefing

Izzy Lamola

April 1, 2019


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Muslim Internment Camps The Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of Uighurs, a group of Turkish peoples and other ethnic groups who are majority Muslim, in hidden camps in the Xinjiang region of China. These camps are being called “re-education camps” by the Chinese government who have d...

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Snow Days Lead to Snow Delays

Mena Bova

April 1, 2019


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By the time Seattle Public Schools students get out this year, the Fourth of July will be only a week away. Earlier this year, students throughout Washington State enjoyed almost a week off of school due to a record snowfall. The snow days arrived right before Seattle Public Schools’ mid-winter br...

Sorry, You’re Stuck

January 31, 2019


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On January 8th a notice was sent out from the PTSA of GHS regarding the counselors and selecting classes for next semester. “The Counseling Office is NOT accepting change requests for 2nd semester,” the first line of the notice reads. The notice goes on to explain that students get to choose their...

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Sara Javkhlan

January 31, 2019


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It’s almost time to start choosing classes for the next school year and you may find yourself wondering what classes to take. Perhaps you should consider taking astronomy, a brand new science class that would cover all things space-related —the solar system, stars, black holes— you name it. Let’s...

A Bathroom for All

A Bathroom for All

Simone Cielos

January 31, 2019


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Across the hall from the band room, the bathroom which had previously been assigned “Girls Only”, has been converted to an all-inclusive restroom with a bright blue sign titled “All Gender Bathroom”. Its abrupt arrival has startled many Garfield students. The reactions vary in and out of the...

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