The Garfield Messenger

The Purple and White Gala

The Purple and White Gala

Tsion Belgu

March 27, 2018

Garfield High School’s PTSA is hosting their annual Purple and White Gala on March 31st from 6-10 PM. This annual auction event, will be held at the Washington Hall in the Central District, and aims to raise $200,000 for students and the Garfield community. The main goal for this year’s auction...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Sara Javkhlan

March 23, 2018

Potential NHL Team in Seattle Back in February, a private group formally filed an application with the NHL for an expansion team in Seattle. If approved, Seattle could see its first professional ice hockey team in nearly a century. The application reportedly had a $10 million application fee. Seattle...

History of the Central District

History of the Central District

Hailey Gray and Amari Garret

March 8, 2018

History of Redlining by Hailey Gray The Central District (C.D.) has a history rooted deeply in a plethora of cultures and social classes. Throughout the years, the C.D. has been home to Jewish Americans in the early 1900s, Japanese Americans around the 1930s, Black and African Americans people in...

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money

John Volk

January 29, 2018

Black bow ties and flowing gowns crowd together in a fancy hotel conference room downtown. Men and women hold martini glasses in one hand and a paddle in the other. From the front of the room a man reads off the next item up for auction and the paddles shoot into the air, bids climbing higher and higher...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Claire Boudour

January 29, 2018

Washington State Legislature Considers Conversion Therapy Ban A new bill has been introduced in the Washington State House of Representatives that would prevent licensed healthcare providers from performing conversion therapy on any minors in Washington State. Conversion therapy is any program that inten...

ASBeat

ASBeat

Sav'ell Smalls

January 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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