The Garfield Messenger

The Unspoken Truths

Cipher Goings, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017

Coming soon to Garfield High School’s (GHS) library is an African-American history exhibit for two days on May 31st and June 1st. “The Unspoken Truths” traveling museum is a museum founded and ran by Delbert Richardson, a community scholar and second generational story teller. The museum will be...

Get to Know.

Esther Chien

May 22, 2017

Ms. Cohan Q: What do you do outside of school? A: I always sing in the car and I’m super talented. Q: What is one thing about you most students don’t know? A: I don’t like leaving tzxzdhe house. I hate crowds. I’m terrible at holding a conversation; it’s exhausting. Q: What was the most...

I Just Don’t Understand!

Cipher Goings

May 10, 2017

When developing one’s identity within a family dynamic, communication can be the basis of connection. Not being able to speak the language of the culture one’s family belongs to can consequently detach one from something they feel to be central to their being. Often times, second and third generation...

Did You Go To Church?

Jessica Morales

May 10, 2017

Before Spanish colonization and the introduction to Roman Catholicism in Mexico, most indigenous peoples believed in gods and goddesses, forces of nature, and human sacrifice. One of the first religious traces of conversion was after the Spanish conquered Tenochtitlan, now modern day Mexico. This dat...

Get To Know

Lily Laesch

April 7, 2017

You may have noticed a new face in the halls and out on the soccer field this year. Juan Fernando Gonzalez is a senior exchange student who hails from Cali, Colombia. He is attending Garfield for the entirety of this school year before he heads back to Colombia, where he will attend college next year. Gonzalez...

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole

Guest Writer Gabriel True

February 8, 2017

The presidential election hit hard, and the failure of Washington State’s carbon tax really packed the punch. At a critical point in international efforts to combat global warming, we have deepened our problems. Initiative 732 proposed the first carbon tax in our nation’s history. However, this...

Serving Up Justice

Kiki Manning

February 8, 2017

Got a traffic ticket? Instead of paying, teens have the chance to go through Garfield’s own peer led restorative justice program. Seattle Youth Traffic Court, founded in 2012, partners with Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle Police Department, and Seattle University School of Law to hold monthly hearings...

Womxn’s March On The World

By Claire Boudour and Charlotte Gong

February 8, 2017

People from all over the country traveled by bus, train, car, bike, and foot to gather in the streets - faced by the daunting Washington monument. Just the day before, President Donald Trump’s inauguration had been held in this very same place. But this was a new day. A roaring sea of pink flowed t...

Seattle Teen Internships

By Kiki Manning

February 3, 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, the new year brings application season for many summer programs and internships. Internships, whether paid or unpaid, are a great way to acquire new skills, explore different fields, and get involved in your community. Sure, you might have to give up your usual summer of sleeping...

Look Back At It

Kiki Manning

February 3, 2017

Emily McLaughlin graduated  from Garfield in 1995,  and now works in theatre while contiuing her work in visual art. What type of activities were you involved in at Garfield? I did writing for the Pen, and at one point I was also apart of the AIDS Education program. It was partnered with Planned...

Success in Unity

Quinn Sullivan and Josh Chestnut

February 2, 2017

Student athletes packed into the auditorium on Tuesday, December 6th, some eager to escape fourth period and others excited to celebrate new programs at Garfield. These programs, Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) and Student Leaders and Athletic Youth (SLAY), promote sexual assault prevention and the rejection...

America’s Worst Fear

America's Worst Fear

By Delphi Drake-Mudede

January 24, 2017

With each passing year, we see more large scale violence by way of gun or other weapon on campuses and in other public places. When looking at the reactions and consequences, it becomes difficult to ignore the reality that entire groups of people can be punished for the acts of a few. With the rise...

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