The Garfield Messenger

Bad Reality

Bad Reality

Josh Chestnut

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

Each year, a group of peers buy two large pizzas and gather at a friend’s house in hopes of drafting the perfect team. Each member is equipped with a soda in hand and a computer on their lap. The members log in to espn.com, and switch off making picks on the draft simulator program, acting like a general...

The Next Genderation

The Next Genderation

Susana Davidson

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

From the  moment you are born you have existed in a world of binary gender. Baby boys are greeted with swaths of blue balloons, trucks and toys to prepare them for the aggressive masculinity they will have to endure in later life. Girls on the other hand, are expected to have an affinity for pink, Barbie...

Black Dot Creative Collective

Black Dot Creative Collective

Julia Lin

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Black Dot Creative Collective is a local business that preserves the integrity of this infamous intersection by providing support and opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs of color. It’s located right next to Earls Cuts and Styles, a barber shop that has been around for over twenty years. The first...

The Sunken Place

The Sunken Place

Jessica Morales

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though we’re much more accustomed to watching horror movies in which the main characters are convinced their dolls are haunted, or that their children are possessed, comedian Jordan Peele, shows us a different type of horror than we’re used to seeing on the big screen. Written and directed by Peele...

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

By Jamaica Aytch

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone wears them; to run, jump, lounge, make a statement, or simply to show off. Whether it’s the newest pair of Jordans or a beat up pair of Converse, shoes convey something about the wearer. To these three Garfield students, the shoes they wear play a big role in how they express themselves in...

Awarding Assault

Awarding Assault

Sydney Santos

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For those who weren’t totally distracted on Oscar night by the Steve Harvey situation of the award season, you may have noticed that 2016 Best Actress winner Brie Larson neglected to clap after announcing Casey Affleck’s Oscar for Best Actor in his film Manchester By the Sea. The reasoning behind...

Dye-versity in Running

Dye-versity in Running

Ester Chein

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For many reluctant runners on the West Coast, The Color Run transforms exercising into enjoyment. But the Color Run is not the first to implement the idea of splattering colors on participants. A long-standing tradition know as the Holi Indian Festival, celebrated by Hindus annually in March, celebrates...

The Hunt is Over!

Cipher Goings

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features

You may have noticed the absence of a booming presence among the halls and wondered who the new figure is in office 222. In Mr. Westering’s absence, Vice principal Katrina Hunt has filled the shoes of Westering with her vibrant personality, great work ethic, and strong leadership in the Garfield community. Before...

Novel Knowledge

Lily Laesch

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features

From classic texts to contemporary stories, students often lack excitement when it comes to in-class reading. As hard as it can be to motivate, these books have the potential to make an impact on students. For that reason, Garfield teachers have been working to expand the curriculum in terms of race,...

Small Changes, Big Effects

Claire Boudour

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

As a response to high stress levels, mental health concerns, and increasing requests to drop classes at the semester or quarter, Garfield has instituted a new Advanced Placement (AP) policy for the 2017-2018 school year. When registering for next year’s classes, students were asked to limit their...

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Do I Not Belong Anymore?

Jasmine Fernandez

March 27, 2017


Filed under Articles, News

It’s not merely an improvement or renovation, nor is it as simple as a statistic or demographic. It is a real process that continues to flourish in many neighborhoods, seeping into the lives of individuals and drastically altering communities to conform to “middle-class taste.” In the Central District...

News Briefs

Hannah Tacke

March 27, 2017


Filed under News

The Che Taylor Decision After over a year of deliberation and reviewing evidence, inquest jury and County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided that no charges will be filed against Seattle police officers responsible for the fatal shooting of Che Taylor last February. The jury found that the two white...

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