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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...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Alex Ferry

May 31, 2017


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So fire I got heatstroke On Monday, the temperature hit 83 degrees, which is the warmest Seattle has been since August 26. Seattleites are quite happy with this weather shift, especially because this has been the first dry week since September, for anyone keeping track. With the warm weather, people...

Get to Know

Get to Know

Alex Ferry

May 31, 2017


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Garfield will be saying goodbye to many talented seniors this year, among them we have the incredible artist, Tuesday Smith. Art is something that can be practiced over and over just like any talent or sport, but some people have a natural talent that just can’t be taught. “I think I’ve always...

Bathrooms Without Borders

Bathrooms Without Borders

Alex Ferry

May 5, 2017


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For years now, student activists have struggled to implement gender neutral bathrooms at Garfield. However, now that it is officially Seattle Public School law, Garfield will finally construct their own. “It seems like each year a different obstacle has gotten in the way,” said Teen Health Center...

Be the Change

Be the Change

Jamaica Aytch

May 2, 2017


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In the past decade, Garfield has undergone massive renovations, changes in administration, and noticeable population changes in the community.  Through this, Garfield has continued to progress and grow into the complex community that is garfield.  And in and functioning community there must be a leadi...

Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated

Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated

Ann Shan

April 7, 2017


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On Monday, President Trump signed the repeal of an Internet regulation that had been passed last October after Congress voted to repeal the regulation late March in a party line vote. The law would have required Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Verizon or CenturyLink, to receive consent before...

Educate to Counter Hate

Educate to Counter Hate

Jasmine Fernandez

April 7, 2017


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As April begins to settle, losing a grip on reality in the midst of cherry blossoms, rising temperatures, and the countdown ‘til summer becomes an effortless task. But in spite of the joys that accompany spring, an increasing violence against transgender people throughout the nation has inflicted...

From Activist to Politician

Jessica Morales

April 7, 2017


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At the beginning of March, member of the newly established People’s Party, Nikkita Oliver announced that she would be running against Ed Murray for the position of Seattle mayor. According to Oliver’s website, the People’s Party is “a community-centered grassroots political party led by and...

News Briefs

Sydney Santos

April 7, 2017


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Trumping Climate Change President Donald Trump released an executive order on March 28th that revoked six climate change and emission regulation laws created during the Obama administration, considerably changing the country’s views on environmental policy. The President argued that this move was...

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