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Top Dawgs

Carlin Bills

December 6, 2017


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Lily Baumgart: While many high school seniors are spend- ing hours writing and rewriting their personal statements, fellow senior Lily Baumgart is spending her time getting ready for her book release this May. She has been writing since she was a young kid, starting o with short storie...

Saying Another Goodbye

Saying Another Goodbye

Tsion Belgu

December 6, 2017


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As the bell rings for lunch, students disperse and go eat where they please, and one of those places happens to be Lotus. Lotus Thai Cuisine is a Thai restaurant located on E Cherry Street, right behind Garfield’s Playfield. Walking down the halls of Garfield you can sometimes smell the...

Analyzing Alice

Analyzing Alice

Ula Jones

December 6, 2017


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In light of recent violence in America, many facilities around the country are looking into alternate responses to security threats. One of the most popular plans is a program called ALICE, which is inherently more complicated and situational than a traditional lockdown. Currently, Seatt...

Election Wrap Up

December 6, 2017


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Durkan is Seattle’s Next Mayor Former U.S attorney Jenny Durkan beat out urban planner Cary Moon in the Seattle mayoral election to become the city’s first female mayor since 1926. Durkan led by 61% of the vote in Tuesday night returns. Moon did not immediately concede, as she be...

In The News

Lily Laesch

December 6, 2017


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Sutherland Springs Church Shooting On Sunday November 5th, a shooter opened re at First Baptist Church, a small community church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty six people were killed and twenty others suffered non-fatal injuries. The gun- man was Devin Kelley, who was prohibited from ...

The end of AP?

Delphi Drake, Writer, Garfield Messenger

October 26, 2017


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At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, a three AP cap was put into place by the Garfield administration. It’s purpose was to help students avoid extra stress and help eliminate the educational gap. A student has the option to waive the AP cap by having their counselor and parent sign a statement agr...

History for Woke Folks

History for Woke Folks

Hailey Gray

October 25, 2017


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New to the diverse GHS Curriculum is an Ethnic Studies class, taught by the well acclaimed and adored Jesse Hagopian. Ethnic Studies teaches students about the history of oppressed and exploited groups, specifically people of color. The class overall encompasses the discussion of race, gender, sexuality,...

Seattle Faced with Earth-Shattering Risk

Seattle Faced with Earth-Shattering Risk

Ula Jones

October 23, 2017


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In recent years, scientists and engineers have been able to predict seismic activity based on geologic data and information. Today, the consensus is that the Northwest coast is overdue for a catastrophic “Mega-quake”, or a natural disaster more intense than the devastating Haitian earthquake of 2010. Ea...

Mayor Mania

Mayor Mania

Lily Laesch

October 23, 2017


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After a tumultuous election season riddled with scandal and slim margins, Seattle is gearing up to vote. Come November 7th, the city will elect its first female mayor since 1928. Following August’s primary election, the incredibly diverse field of candidates was narrowed to two: lawyer Jenny Dur...

Counseling Crash Course

Counseling Crash Course

October 23, 2017


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In a school filled with about 2000 students, getting the right resources for every student can be difficult. These difficulties range from kids that get enrolled/unenrolled from Garfield, seniors having top priority, and course changes. We all have this big question on how classes are generated and...

Goodbye Red Apple

Goodbye Red Apple

Kevon Avery, Writer, Garfield Messenger=

October 23, 2017


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For those who grew up in the Central District, it's easy to recognize a huge staple like the Red Apple on 23rd and Jackson, but it's extremely hard to let go. It’s been a little over a year since the Red Apple rumor began to swirl around and unfortunately that rumor has now become a reality.   Now...

Cap It All Off!

Cap It All Off!

Esther Chien

May 31, 2017


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The idea of “One Garfield”, as represented by identical gowns and caps in color at graduation, has been discussed for a while, but the issue became increasingly controversial in recent years. Last year, former class of 2016 ASG vice president Hannah Farrell and other members of ASG strongly advocated...

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