The Garfield Messenger

Signs of Change

Signs of Change

Lily Laesch and Julia Lin

January 31, 2017

Recently, throughout the city and the nation, there has been a push for creating a more welcoming environment for all. At Garfield, an evident sign of this is the movement to instate gender neutral bathrooms throughout the school. Garfield students and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) officers are working to m...

“Knowledge is Power”

Ann Shan

January 24, 2017

The first of its kind at Garfield, a luncheon last Monday the 16th featured a presentation by two women from SpaceX who talked about their experiences in the STEM field. Hosted by Garfield’s own Girls Who Code and Women in Technology clubs, the event lasted through lunch and fifth period with an attend...

A “How-To” On Allyship

January 24, 2017

1. TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK (or just stay in the back) As an ally, sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between when to speak and when to stay silent. Silence is only violence when you are passive. It’s important to create space for marginalized people to voice their feelings and opinions, and as an...

Upstander of the issue

Quinn Sullivan

January 24, 2017

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Junior Jaya Duckworth recently wrote an article on multi-racialism that was published in the Seattle Globalist. She is also an advocate for social justice and equality. Here is one among many reasons that Jaya is an Upstander: Why did you...

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...

The Multiracial Student Union

Charlotte Gong

January 17, 2017

The Multiracial Student Union may be new to Garfield this year, but it is already fast tracking progress on many social issues within the Garfield community: and beyond. At Garfield, it can be hard to choose which of the vast array of clubs to make time for each day. For many students, the Multi...

New Directions

Esther Chien

January 3, 2017

Ever since its founding in 1985, the Garfield Orchestra has brought much prestige and honor to Garfield High School. In 1997, twelve years after the program’s beginning, the orchestra claimed second place at the internationally renowned Vienna Youth and Music Festival. After placing multiple times in...

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