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Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave

February 3, 2020

Rant: I do not like finals. Sometimes they are hard, and that is not very fun. I hope that there are no more finals. That would be more fun. F-word finals. All my homies hate finals. -ST To be honest, I don’t have a strong opinion in regards to finals. Being a senior, I have just accepted th...

Rant and Rave

Rant and Rave

January 8, 2020

Rant: (Read in spoken word) Snow days? More like *pause* NO days, Coming in for extra *snap* summer days. Two inches of snow, and now I know I have to come in *snap snap* On summer break.  Thank you. Basically, if you didn’t understand my poem, I don’t like snow snow days....

The Counseling Divide

Art By Sophia 

Dominic Sullivan, Staff

November 27, 2019

Earlier this year, news broke that at least fifty people had been a part of a ring of college admissions cheating, ranging from falsified varsity sport records all the way to fraudulent SAT and ACT tests. While this was a shock to everyone, what isn’t a shock is that the most privileged in our nation,...

The Problem With Personal Statements

Corinna Singer, Staff

November 27, 2019

Why are students fixated on trauma in their college apps?

Letter to Denise Juneau

Editors of the Garfield Messenger

November 27, 2019

Dear Superintendent Juneau, In the past months, you have made it your mission to make the district more equitable by ending the Highly Capable Cohort (HCC). We know from firsthand experience that the HCC program has its flaws, and we appreciate that you want to make it equitable for all. However,...

Polarized Politics

By Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Sam Treat

November 6, 2019

Garfield’s political climate is more polarized than ever. Compromise, bipartisanship, and unity have been replaced by identity politics, polarization, and discord. Politics have become binary; we view people as either with us or against us, with no room in the middle. This attitude undermines our school...

Worthless Walkouts

Corinna Singer

November 6, 2019

Garfield students are tired of walkouts. I don’t blame them. Our walkouts are rising in frequency and diminishing in passion. They have transformed into self-congratulatory parades which fail to get anything done. Take the recent Climate Change March: there was a clear goal of fighting global warming...

Rant and Rave

November 1, 2019

Rant: The Chinese government watches all your TikToks. Can I prove it? No. But you can’t disprove it either, and deep down you know I’m right: your biggest fan is some dude wearing a well-pressed black suit, stylish pitch-black sunglasses, and a badge like he’s from Men in Black. He also has a r...

Time to Panic Means Time to Act

Tova Gaster

April 23, 2019

More than 15,000 students all over the world marched out of schools on March 15th because our lives are in jeopardy due to climate change. Images of teenagers and young children taking to the streets poured in from over 120 countries, signs in hand imploring elected officials to take action before it’s...

Post-New Zealand Massacre

Post-New Zealand Massacre

Milena S. Haile

April 23, 2019

On March 15th, a terrorist entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand murdering 50 civilians and injuring 50 others. 34 people are hospitalized and 12 are in critical condition making this New Zealand’s largest massacre since 1943. Images spread over the world of affected families mourning and ...

Editorial: We Stand With Our Teachers

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Julia Lin, John Volk, and Delphi Drake-Mudede

October 18, 2018

On the morning of September 28th, hundreds of students filed into the Garfield High School gymnasium. Some held signs, some took pictures, and some had no idea why they were there. Teachers held binders with their names on them, hoping to organize their disoriented pupils amidst the chaos. “We real...



Susana Davidson and Hailey Gray

May 22, 2018

Type. Click. Post. In a society fueled by technology, it’s no surprise as to why social media has grown in popularity during the 21st century. Aside from its traditional use of communication, sharing posts, photos and crafting witty tweets, social media has become a platform for online activism. Used...

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