The Garfield Messenger

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...

News Briefs

Josh Chestnut

February 7, 2017

Transgender Bathroom Repeal in WA The issue surrounding the use of public and private bathrooms continues in Washington state. The beginning of 2017 was met with a group called I Just Want Privacy, filing a ballot initiative in order to repeal the previous bathroom rule installed by the Human Rights...

Purple Haze, Purple Reign

Purple Haze, Purple Reign

Emma Cooper

February 7, 2017

After an undefeated regular season, the Garfield boys’ ultimate Frisbee team has accepted a bid to Nationals, an invitational for the top sixteen Frisbee teams in the nation. This is the inaugural year of Nationals, which replaced the former regional tournament system. “We heard about this tournament...

A Winter Sports Wonderland

A Winter Sports Wonderland

Sydney Santos and Julia Lin

February 7, 2017

WRESTLING- For the boys and girls of the wrestling team, winter means discarding warm layers, whipping out singlets, and taking the world on one match at a time. But following the loss of thirteen ‘016 wrestlers this season, the team needed fresh talent. According to junior captain Rogan Zangari,...

Say Hello to the NCAA

Say Hello to the NCAA

Esther Chien

February 7, 2017

Garfield has an illustrious history of college bound athletes going to top schools, with even more being dispatched from the class of ‘17. Applying to colleges is not an easy task, but for athletes aspiring to be recruited, there’s even more work to be done. Official visits, meetings with coaches,...

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...

Kris Kringle’s Jingles

Sydney Santos

February 3, 2017

Tired of torturing yourself with that scratchy old CD of prehistoric Christmas music that your great-grandparents listened to? Is Mariah Carey haunting your dreams, saying that the only thing she wants for Christmas is you? Feeling uncontrollably emotional every time you hear Rudolph being bullied? Don’t...

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...

Do you Know Your Snow?

Do you Know Your Snow?

Charlotte Gong

February 3, 2017

A blizzard of sparkling snow crystals dance through the brisk air. You stick out your tongue out to catch a few flakes. Cars are idle and blanketed in white. People walk through the streets in warm coats carrying sleds, and snowmen line yards and sidewalks. After a long day, you go inside from the cold...

How to give back this Holiday Season

Flora Taagen and Julia Lin

February 2, 2017

Homeless Shelters As easy as it is to get wrapped up in the endless hot cocoa and candy canes of the holidays, it’s important to focus on the bigger theme of the season: giving back. During the cold winter months the number of homeless enlisting in shelters, seeking hot meals and communal environments,...

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...

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