The Garfield Messenger

Womens Swim Recap

Matt Lord

February 3, 2020

The Garfield womens swim team ended last season with astounding results. “This is honestly the best season we’ve had since I’ve been coaching here for the girls team, in terms of overall team community and team performance,” said David Johnson, who has been coaching the team since 2010. “We plac...

Letter From The Messenger

Corinna Singer, Writer

February 3, 2020

This is a potentially triggering topic. Mental health resources are listed on pages 10 and 11. The Messenger was planning on publishing an article on locker room culture at Garfield. As reporting continued, we became increasingly doubtful that we could cover this story in a respons...

Esports Takes the World By Storm

Benjamin Thomas

December 20, 2019

On August 25th the European team OG won $35 million and became the first repeat winners of the Dota 2 International Championship by beating Team Liquid, the 2017 champions, in a 3-1. In every respect, esports has been growing at a breakneck pace. This year, the esports industry earned over $1 billion...

Top Dawg: Posy Vogt

Top Dawg: Posy Vogt

Irya Bland

November 27, 2019

Posy Vogt’s extraordinary skill and the supportive welcoming, welcoming nature of the team is what keeps her coming back to cross-country every year. A senior on the varsity team, Vogt initially joined the summer before her freshman year after her sister, a former Garfield runner, encouraged her to...

Winter Sports Preview

Audrey Abrahams and Liam Hyde

November 27, 2019

Wrestling: Garfield’s Wrestling team has been doing pre-season practices since the beginning of the year and, according to team leader Mia Carlson, Garfield wrestlers are fired up for the super exciting season ahead of them. Carlson started wrestling during her freshman year at Garfield and ...

The Garfield BowlDogs

The Garfield BowlDogs

Téa Fortune

November 27, 2019

Some know bowling as a game played with friends and family Friday night or over the weekend, but for others, it’s played during the week as a competitive sport. This year, for the first time ever, Garfield will have a women’s bowling team called the Garfield BowlDogs. The Garfield BowlDogs will be j...

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Bad Respiration, Big Aspirations

Tova Gaster

November 6, 2019

First, your chest tightens. Then, your lungs starts to wheeze. Suddenly, you can’t draw a breath. Now, run three miles.  For many athletes at Garfield, asthma and other respiratory illnesses are a day-to-day reality of playing a sport. While asthma is often seen as a relatively minor illness, ...

Top Dawg

Top Dawg

Liam Hyde

November 6, 2019

Claire Becker has spent all four years of her high school career with the Varsity Volleydawgs, and is looking to end it at the top of her game.  Becker started playing at Hamilton International Middle School in 6th grade and has been playing at the varsity level ever since.  Through all the intens...

The Dawg Pound

The Dawg Pound

Grace Chinowsky

November 6, 2019

If you see a spirited pack of Garfield students waving signs and screaming at your next sports game, chances are, you have the Dawg Pound to thank. The new club, formally named the Garfield Team Support Club, aims to bring spirit to the high school athletics scene. Lampton Enochs, one of the club’s...

Freshletes

Matt Lord

November 6, 2019

Photos by Jefferson Ashby Shay Camplin Women's Swim For Shay Camplin, swimming is second nature. She started swimming in the first grade, and she has stuck with the sport ever since. At first, swimming was hard for Camplin. “In my younger years, I wanted to quit almost every time I tried it...

Top Dawg

Liam Hyde

November 5, 2019

Claire Becker has spent all four years of her high school career with the Varsity Volleydawgs, and is looking to end it at the top of her game.  Becker started playing at Hamilton International Middle School in 6th grade and has been playing at the varsity level ever since. Through all the intense wor...

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....

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