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Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls

October 25, 2017


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Antwan Brown Jr At the age of six, Antwan Brown Jr was introduced to the game of football by his cousin. Instantly, he fell in love with the hitting that comes with the game. After a prolific little league career, he’s worked hard to make a smooth transition from playing with kids his own age,...

7 Steps to a Better Student Section

Claire Boudour and Josh Chestnut

October 25, 2017


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If there’s one thing Garfield has, it’s school spirit. This much is obvious on Homecoming and Purple and White, but what about on game days?  We’re seriously lacking when it comes to supporting our teams and it’s time to step up the game.  If we all follow these steps, our student section will...

Athletes as Activists

Athletes as Activists

Carlin Bills

October 23, 2017


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This past year, a member of the Garfield Community was forced to move his family to a new home because of death threats connected to protests he was a part of. It started a little over one year ago, when the Garfield High School Football team was under the lense of national press after kneeling before...

Game Plan

Game Plan

John Volk

October 23, 2017


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When picturing Garfield athletics, a few images always seem to come to mind. Purple helmets pressed together in the huddle. A basketball player throwing down a monster dunk as Rainier Beach looks on in disbelief. The basketball district champion banners spilling over the purple padding that lines...

I Can’t, I’m Injured

I Can’t, I’m Injured

Josh Chestnut

May 22, 2017


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If there is one thing that athletes can agree on, it’s that injuries are the absolute worst. As an athlete myself, I’ve been forced to cope with a fractured spine, broken foot, concussion, and many other injuries throughout my soccer career. Over my time on the sidelines, I’ve recognized that injuries...

In a League of His Own

In a League of His Own

Sydney Santos and Flora Taagen

May 22, 2017


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Garfield’s head basketball coach and athletic director Ed Haskins was offered and accepted a position as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington State University earlier this month. Haskins’ recent departure has left behind a nearly decade-long legacy that has dramatically affected Garfield’s...

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Esther Chien

April 7, 2017


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Envision the best collegiate football player you know. There’s a good chance his fame is attributed to how aggressive he is, praised for his merciless attitude. While this mentality suits the field, it can translate onto college campuses. A case study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania...

On to the Next

On to the Next

Josh Chestnut

April 7, 2017


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In the middle of Northern California sits Feather River College, in the little town of Quincy. With a population of barely over 5,000 people in the city and being over 600 miles from Seattle, this school seems like an unlikely option for a Garfield student to attend. But oddly enough, a group of students...

March Madness Recap

March Madness Recap

Alex Ferry

April 7, 2017


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From what began as just a fun tournament and the majority of Messenger’s funds, Garfield’s March Madness has been slowly rising as one of the highlights of the year. The competition has been growing without a doubt, but it’s the smack talk and bragging rights that made this year one for the books. For...

Bad Reality

Bad Reality

Josh Chestnut

March 29, 2017


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Each year, a group of peers buy two large pizzas and gather at a friend’s house in hopes of drafting the perfect team. Each member is equipped with a soda in hand and a computer on their lap. The members log in to espn.com, and switch off making picks on the draft simulator program, acting like a general...

The Next Genderation

The Next Genderation

Susana Davidson

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

From the  moment you are born you have existed in a world of binary gender. Baby boys are greeted with swaths of blue balloons, trucks and toys to prepare them for the aggressive masculinity they will have to endure in later life. Girls on the other hand, are expected to have an affinity for pink, Barbie...

The Athletic Body Image

The Athletic Body Image

Sydney Santos

March 14, 2017


Filed under Articles, Sports

It isn’t new information that people suffer from body images established by modern culture. From comparing stomach rolls to envying thigh gaps, idolizing a certain appearance has become a societal habit. But as any good health class teaches, having unhealthy body image goals can create a dangerous...

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