The Garfield Messenger

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Dribbling Their Way to the Dome

Mena Bova

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports

Watching the Garfield varsity womens basketball team play is like watching a force of nature.

Painting the World

Ke'Von

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features

The murals of Garfield tell the inspiring stories of marginalized communities all the way from the thriving towns developed by the indigenous people of this land to the various alum that became huge moguls in music, art, activism and so much more. We see the masterpiece every time we walk through the...

Sorry, You’re Stuck

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

On January 8th a notice was sent out from the PTSA of GHS regarding the counselors and selecting classes for next semester. “The Counseling Office is NOT accepting change requests for 2nd semester,” the first line of the notice reads. The notice goes on to explain that students get to choose their...

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Sara Javkhlan

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

It’s almost time to start choosing classes for the next school year and you may find yourself wondering what classes to take. Perhaps you should consider taking astronomy, a brand new science class that would cover all things space-related —the solar system, stars, black holes— you name it. Let’s...

A Bathroom for All

A Bathroom for All

Simone Cielos

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Across the hall from the band room, the bathroom which had previously been assigned “Girls Only”, has been converted to an all-inclusive restroom with a bright blue sign titled “All Gender Bathroom”. Its abrupt arrival has startled many Garfield students. The reactions vary in and out of the...

Shutdown Showdown

Shutdown Showdown

Jaya Duckworth

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

35 days and counting, we are currently in the longest government shutdown in United States history. The U.S. entered into a partial government shutdown on December 22nd when Congress and President Trump failed to reach a budget agreement. Since then, Trump has refused to compromise on his demand for...

News Briefs

News Briefs

Hailey Gray

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Los Angeles Teacher Strike On January 14th, 2019, Los Angeles public school teachers organized one of the biggest school strikes in our nation. Gathering over 30,000 people, many individuals in the Los Angeles area went on strike for various reasons: increased teacher salaries, smaller classroom sizes,...

Get to Know: Jamya Jones

Get to Know: Jamya Jones

Molly Chapin

January 31, 2019


Filed under News

Stage fright can afflict even the most confident people, especially when competition is involved, and for sophomore Jamya Jones it was no different. But in spite of her fears, she made it onto American Idol. In August of 2018, Jones auditioned for the upcoming season of the renowned television talent...

Jeffy’s Photo Tricks

Jeffy’s Photo Tricks

Jefferson Ashby

December 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Here are two photo tricks to easily improve your shots.                                   1. Macro lens -You will need: A camera with interchangeable lenses -Something s...

Volunteering for a Better Seattle

Molly Chapin

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

For the last 40 years, dedicated volunteers have been gathering at the Broadway Campus of Seattle Central College to help tutor people who are learning english or trying to strengthen their academic skills before applying for college level courses. By design, the tutoring program specifically serves...

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Tsion Belgu

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

One word you would use to describe Garfield? Active, there’s a lot going on at this school all the time, we have some really amazing programing happening. We also acknowledge a lot of the issues that happen in our society, and the students are really active in their communities talking about the issues...

GHS Thrift Shop

GHS Thrift Shop

Camryn Soo

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

This fall, Garfield students can save their wallets and support their peers by donating clothes to the GHS thrift shop. Organized by the class of 2021’s Vice President Maxine Embry and Senator Claire Balcom, Garfield has a trendy and practical way for students to buy inexpensive clothes, especially...

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