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Sav'ell Smalls

January 29, 2018


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Movie Month Every week during one month a movie will be shown. How much will a movie cost? Movies during movie month will cost 2 or 3 dollars. Where will the money go to? The money will go towards the rest of the events for the class of 2018. Is there a set month? Still waiting for a date...

An Overview of Net Neutrality

An Overview of Net Neutrality

Ula Jones

January 29, 2018


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On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed one of the year’s most publicized and controversial votes in its effort to overturn several lasting regulations imposed on Internet Service Providers, or ISPs. Now, there’s a chance cable companies will be able to exploit certain...

Get Ready for Eight

Get Ready for Eight

Delphi Drake-Mudede

January 9, 2018


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Recently, the Seattle public school district has decided that there will be a major change in coming to Seattle Public High Schools in the coming years. An email, sent on November 21st by Garfield’s academic dean, Kris McBride, stated that Garfield will be piloting a new schedule in the 2018-19 school...

Homeless in Highschool

Homeless in Highschool

Patrick Walsh

January 9, 2018


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According to a new study by The Seattle Atlas for Student Homelessness, 1 in 13 Garfield students are homeless. The district wide study found that Garfield, a leader in Basketball and Robotics, also leads in its homeless population, with 136 homeless students enrolled. In the past four years, that number...

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...

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