The Garfield Messenger

Garfield Bracket: What We Miss Most

You voted, now see the results.
Griffin Hintze and Zac Meyer April 9, 2021

This intense competition pitted everything from school lunches to school sports against each other. See the winner below.

Garfield Traditions Tier List

Garfield Traditions Tier List

Our rankings of the best to the worst Garfield traditions.
Griffin Hintze and Zac Meyer April 9, 2021

Traditions tier list: A: Purple and White - In school (and after school) activities are entertaining for everyone. Messenger March Madness - Best Garfield sporting event of the year.   B:...

Photo by Coach Witherspoon

Football Returns

Changed season excites, challenges players.
Adam Friesz March 19, 2021

After the cancellation of the fall sports season, a condensed football season consisting of five games and has started with a Garfield record of 1-1. The season comes along with safety measures to prevent...

Art by Izzy Wang

Mask Misrepresentation

All college athletes should be required to mask-up.
Autumn Henson, Staff March 18, 2021

Over a year after Washington State’s COVID-19 lockdown, WIAA high school athletics have resumed for the first season. Seattle Public Schools has taken on the safety recommendations of both Governor Inslee...

Art by Molly Chapin

Russell Wilson’s Future on the Fence

Rumors of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s trade stir up questions about the team’s future.
Lizzie Carroll March 18, 2021

2021 marks the end of the ninth year quarterback Russell Wilson has played on the Seattle Seahawks, and his ninth year playing football professionally. After leading the Seahawks to the Super Bowl two...

Art by Izzy Wang

Jumping Back in The Pool

Garfield’s women’s swim team adjusts to practice under pandemic restrictions.
Julia Wartman, Staff March 18, 2021

Garfield’s women's swim team have faced many obstacles in finding ways to allow practices to function over this season, but luckily have been able to settle into a routine adaptable to the restrictions...

Art by Kien-Binh Vo

Students Lack Exercise During Online Learning

Is this a problem we can work out?
Alwin Ma January 21, 2021

Being stuck inside for almost a year has been hard on everyone. Sitting on your couch doom scrolling on your phone every day gets pretty boring; you tend to lose interest in some things. With the concept...

By Howie Kussoy

March Madness Preview

Fans can confidently look forward to this year’s basketball tournament.
Zac Meyer January 21, 2021

Like many other sporting events in 2020, March Madness was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, after leagues such as the NBA, MLB, and NHL proved that holding a successful season was possible,...

Art by Molly Chapin

Social Justice and Sports

The role of sports in a consequential year for social justice.
Griffin Hintze January 21, 2021

When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem before an NFL game in 2016, he faced immense criticism and was forced out of the league shortly...

WIAA Updates

The new rules for WIAA COVID-19 guidelines.
Kien-Binh Vo, Staff January 19, 2021

On January 5, 2021, The Washington State Department of Health revised its COVID-19 guidance plan for reopening high school athletics. These revisions offer greater flexibility to schools in order to meet...

Art by Molly Chapin

Supersonics Return to Seattle

Why Seattle is at the top of the list for a new NBA team.
Oliver Hyman, Staff January 19, 2021

Seattle may be getting its first NBA team since 2008 in the near future. After 13 years, The Seattle Supersonics, or Sonics, may be returning to their home town because of renovations to the Climate...

Zack Bukovec looking good


Sports are an essential social outlet for class 2024 freshmen
Benjamin Thomas, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Zack Bukovec joined Garfield’s Cross Country team the summer before his freshman year in search of an excuse to get outside during quarantine (and, of course, to get “FAST”). During middle school...

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