The Garfield Messenger

Dealing with Addiction

Simone Cielos

June 25, 2019

Content has mentions of drug abuse and drug addiction These students chose to share something that many decide to ignore and for that The Messenger is deeply thankful. The interviewees will remain anonymous. It is of utmost importance that students, teachers, administration, and anyone else reading...

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Nova Transfers: Ex-Bulldogs Speak Out

Tova Gaster

June 25, 2019

While you’re sitting in marketing or physics, there are students a block away analyzing the Twilight Zone, learning to farm, and taking an entire class on Studio Ghibli films. These are only a few of the alternative education options available at The Nova Project. Standing just across the street from...

News Briefs

Ke'Von Avery

June 25, 2019

California synagogue shooting On April 27th 2019, a neighborhood synagogue in San Diego was threatened by nineteen year old gunman named John Earnest. The synagogue where this event took place is the Chabad of Poway. On that tragic Saturday afternoon, a sixty seven year old churchgoing woman was murder...

Wa Na Wari House

Wa Na Wari House

Delphi Drake-Mudede

June 25, 2019

For many living and working in the Central District, it feels as if there are new apartment complexes and overpriced grocery stores being built every day. As gentrification progresses, there are fewer and fewer spaces available for Black people and their stories in the once redlined neighborhood. Artists...

Soar

Nicole Wang

April 25, 2019

Build an armor around your heart, Cause even in the best days, There will always be a darkness lingering in the shadows. Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they are, The quicker and harder they fall. Don’t let your emotions take over your logic, Your past actions may never be outlived D...

Reading Between the Sidelines

Reading Between the Sidelines

Molly Chapin

April 23, 2019

At first glance it may seem like an unlikely coincidence that two of the men’s soccer team coaches here at Garfield are also librarians. If you ask new coaches Tyson Manzin and Gabe Rapier, however,  it turns out that coaching and librarianship may have more things in common than first meets the eye....

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both the teachers and Team Draco flew through their first three games, blowing out oppone...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby

April 23, 2019

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). He began his climbing career only a few years ago. “Over one summer...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud

April 23, 2019

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At Garfield, the womens track and field team has some of the strongest student athletes in t...

Freshletes: Spring Edition

Sam Treat

April 23, 2019

Annika Harding (Womens Tennis) Annika Harding is looking to take the tennis court by storm. As one of the only freshmen on the womens varsity tennis team, she is looking to help bring the girls program lots of success. Harding describes the program as very inclusive, and gives credit to tennis veteran...

All About US

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019

When the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us was released last December, the song “I got 5 on it” was tainted forever. The ominous remix of this classic song in the trailer is a perfect example of what the movie does best: seamlessly blends pop culture with hair-raising suspense and a warped sense of reality...

They’ve Got the Beat

Mena Bova

April 23, 2019

If you walk into Room 118, you’ll be transported into a mini-world within Garfield. In one corner, students listen to music and analyze the lyrics; in another, students huddle together over computers, taking their headphones off just long enough to discuss a possible change before turning their attenti...

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