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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...

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...

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