The Garfield Messenger

What’s Up With SAAC

What’s Up With SAAC

Tea Fortune

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

The Sexual Assault Awareness Club, or SAAC, which was created at the beginning of this school year, is a group of students at Garfield who discuss how to make Garfield and Garfield-affiliated events a safe place to talk about sexual assault. SAAC meets officially every Thursday in room 232, where all...

Meet the Pen

Meet the Pen

Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Garfield High School is full of talented musicians, athletes, scholars- you name it. Many of our students possess a wicked talent, and The Pen is just one of the many opportunities here at Garfield where writers and artists can showcase their work. The Pen is Garfield’s literary and arts magazine...

Praise Perez.

Carlin Bills

April 20, 2018


Filed under Features

As soon as you step into room 236, a vibrant yet comforting energy envelopes you. Colorful student posters, the ones with admirable yet meager attempts at art, line the wall and students can always be heard passionately singing along to a Shakira song. This unique environment is typical of a class taught...

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Sophie Reichert

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Vacations, hiking trips, out of school sports games: all thing that now cannot be excused with a pre-planned absence form at Garfield. Many students have noticed this change as their attempts to excuse absences are hindered by the recently-enacted policy. “We started having the pre-planned attendance...

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

Patrick Walsh

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Ted Howard has a new boss. On April 4th, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously in favor of Denise Juneau, making her Seattle’s first Native American superintendent. The decision came after a two month search, in which Juneau bested 67 other candidates. When Juneau takes the reins July 2018 from...

The ComPROMise

The ComPROMise

Delphi Drake-Mudede

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

After much consideration and discussion, a date for this years prom has been chosen by Garfield’s ASG and Senior class ASB. During the week before spring break, ASB and ASG clarified to Garfield staff and students that prom will be held on June 8th, despite rumors of alternative dates. According to...

The 24 Credit Effect

The 24 Credit Effect

Carlin Bills

April 20, 2018


Filed under News

Seattle Public Schools is discussing a potential schedule change for the 2019-2020 school year in order to expand credit earning opportunities for students who need 24 credits to graduate as well as improve student learning and engagement at the high school level. Starting with the class of 2021, Washington...

Within Our Walls

Within Our Walls

Sophie Reichert, Tea Fortune, Delphie Drake-Mudede, and Hailey Grey

April 18, 2018


Filed under News

“I just heard a loud boom in the hallways,” said Garfield alum and mother Gloria Fortune. “It sounded like the building was collapsing because the hallways in the building echo. I was scared so I ran to the main hallway where people were running and screaming ...There were gunshots in th...

Spring into the Sun

Spring into the Sun

Tsion Belgu, Art by Arlo Van Liew

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hiking at Rattlesnake Ridge - Open 24 hours - Rattlesnake Ridge, Washington 98045 - Free - Located south of North Bend, with a beautiful view of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Chester Morse Lake, and Rattlesnake Lake. Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - Whole month of April (AVOID WEEKENDS) - 311 W Kincaid St,...

Have We Made Any Progress?

Have We Made Any Progress?

Patrick Walsh

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

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The Purple and White Gala

The Purple and White Gala

Tsion Belgu

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

Garfield High School’s PTSA is hosting their annual Purple and White Gala on March 31st from 6-10 PM. This annual auction event, will be held at the Washington Hall in the Central District, and aims to raise $200,000 for students and the Garfield community. The main goal for this year’s auction...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions

Various Authors

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 check one box White Asian American Hispanic/Latino Pacific Islander Black/African American I...

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