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Dumplings Not Displacement

The fight against Sound Transit's proposed Chinatown Station.
Leo Carlin, Staff March 10, 2023

In the early spring of 2022, Sound Transit, Seattle’s public transport authority, released plans to extend the Link Light Rail system by building a new route from Ballard to West Seattle. These plans...

Art by S. Avalon Leonard

Athletes under attack

The toxic culture around sports injury.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff January 20, 2023

The discussion around athletes and injury is one that occurs time and time again. And I want to know: why are athletes continuing to push themselves to the point of severe injury? Some may say that it...

Art by Lillian Small and Leo Carlin

Music Monopoly Master

Ticketmaster’s monopoly enables it to have awful service - and get away with it.
Leo Carlin, Staff December 9, 2022

Taylor Swift announced her upcoming concert tour, the Eras Tour, on November 1, including a concert in Seattle at Lumen Field. Fans all across the U.S. rushed to buy tickets from Ticketmaster –the platform...

Defamation of the Acorn Association

Is the intent of the AP exams for the students, or for the money?
Jada Johnson November 4, 2022

AP exam registrations are due today, November 4, 2022, by 5pm for Seattle Public School students in either yearlong or first semester AP courses. Students can register for the exams at

The Nightmare Before Homecoming

Six scary movies to watch before Halloween.
Michelle Tong, Jada Johnson, and Asmaa Bah October 21, 2022

The Silence of The Lambs (1991) Hailed as a cult-classic, Silence of the Lambs certainly lives up to its iconicity. Although the word horror should be replaced with thriller in the genre, the movie...

To be or not to BeReal

A deep dive into the “real” of BeReal.
Mia Andreeva October 21, 2022

BeReal: the latest and hottest app on the market. Known for its unfiltered posts, BeReal sends out a notification a day, letting everyone know that it is time to take a photo within the span of two minutes....

By Nike Adejumobi

Vacation or Voluntourism?

The problem with your service trip.
Jackie Le, Staff April 1, 2022

At the beginning of the school year, I walked from my video production class to enter the gymnasium, shuffling alongside curious classmates into the club fair.  One of the clubs advertising at the...

Setting The Standard

An exploration of standardized testing.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff April 1, 2022

 Content Warning: This article contains heavy discussions of racism, eugenics, and classism. “According to all evidence available, then, American intelligence is declining, and will proceed with...

Dear Dawgs

November 22, 2021

Dear Dawgs, I like this boy who I’ve been super close with for a long time. He found a girlfriend and not going to lie, I wasn’t too happy about it because we were always flirting with each other....

Dear Dawgs

Garfield’s very own advice column
October 31, 2021

Dear Dawgs, My boyfriend calls me all the time, but when I'm in school he doesn't even acknowledge me! He only talks to his friends and always ditches me. He never invites me to hangout with his friends...

By Evelyn Bartlett

Tucked Away Treasures

Where to go and why to stay.
Evelyn Bartlett, Staff October 20, 2021

There are over 800 Cafes in the Seattle area, and over 200 of those are Starbucks. However, there are still hundreds of cafes that are hidden away behind trees and tucked into different streets. So I searched...

By Lucy Gaines

Are We Falling for Fall Recipes?

The Messenger’s favorite mediocre foodie tries a few fall recipes pulled straight from #RecipeTok.
S. Avalon Leonard, Staff October 20, 2021

As fall approaches and we say our goodbyes to summer, we are also left saying farewell to our summer foods. Gone are the days of lemonade and fresh salads, and upon us are the warm soups and hot beverages...

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