The Garfield Messenger

By Sophia Chrysanthakopoulos

Polarized Politics

The problems with Garfield's political climate.
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 Compromise, bipartisanship, and unity have been replaced by identity politics, polarization, and discord.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...

Worthless Walkouts

Enough with the Instagram posts. It’s time to get serious.
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...

Rant and Rave

Tiktok Edition.
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...

Time to Panic Means Time to Act

What comes next after the Climate Strike?
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...

Post-New Zealand Massacre

Post-New Zealand Massacre

How this country admirably reacted to a tragedy.
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...

Photo by Jefferson Ashby

Editorial: We Stand With Our Teachers

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...

#Activism

#Activism

The importance of social media as a tool for student politics.

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...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Various Authors April 23, 2018

Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed by student submissions do not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of The Garfield Messenger. To the boy who thinks that I’m a scaredy cat Poem by Isabel...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Showcasing the talent of Garfield students.
Various Authors March 27, 2018

Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed by student submissions do not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of The Garfield Messenger. African (American) Poem by Milena S. Haile, ‘019 Please...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Various Authors March 8, 2018

An Interview with Mr. Acox By Zuberi Wilson, BSU Treasurer How long have you been teaching at Garfield? “A very long time. Let’s just say that I did have your father as a student” What has...

Open Letters

Open Letters

Various Authors March 8, 2018

Dear Garfield, My name is Khabirah Weddington, I am seventeen, and I am currently a junior at Garfield. I’m originally from Kansas City, Missouri but moved to the Central District at a young age....

Art by Ariel Cook

Black Excellence

Denaijah Kennedy-Smith March 8, 2018

Although the 400-year span of slavery ended in the late 1800s, African Americans have still faced systems of oppression in their everyday lives by institutionalized racism. Ruby Bridges was a young girl...

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