The Garfield Messenger

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence
April is sexual assault awareness month. What will you do to stay informed?
April 7, 2017

Envision the best collegiate football player you know. There’s a good chance his fame is attributed to how aggressive he is, praised for his merciless attitude. While this mentality suits the field,...

On to the Next

On to the Next
Bulldogs take their talents to Feather River.
April 7, 2017

In the middle of Northern California sits Feather River College, in the little town of Quincy. With a population of barely over 5,000 people in the city and being over 600 miles from Seattle, this school...

March Madness Recap

March Madness Recap
Players tell all.
April 7, 2017

From what began as just a fun tournament and the majority of Messenger’s funds, Garfield’s March Madness has been slowly rising as one of the highlights of the year. The competition has been growing...

Spring Sprouts

Spring Sprouts
How to get a green thumb this spring.
April 7, 2017

HOW TO  Starting a garden can seem overwhelming and confusing, but finding the perfect space to use makes everything else easier. “Space is a very big issue [but] it’s very easy to make a bed...

Dreadheads in the Lobby

Dreadheads in the Lobby
Rise of the independent rap artist.
April 7, 2017

We’ve all pulled out our phones, put our heads down, or shied away from the person on the corner that will say those dreaded words:  “Aye man, you wanna buy my mixtape?”  For most people it’s...

APPartheid

APPartheid
How Garfield’s classrooms exclude students of color.
April 7, 2017

“Last year I remember we were learning about world religions so we watched a bunch of videos about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and everyone that was interviewed as a historian or academic...

Seattle’s Fight for Ethnic Studies

How the community is combatting Eurocentric courses.
April 7, 2017

A diverse group of students, teachers, and parents attended the Seattle Public School board meeting on March 15th to advocate for a district-wide integration of non-Eurocentric curriculums, particularly...

Upstander of the issue

Meet Chardonnay Beaver.
April 7, 2017

An Upstander is someone who acts to make positive change. Sophomore Chardonnay Beaver is an active leader at Garfield and involved in her own programs to make a difference. Here is what Chardonnay has...

No More Peace

The eviction of Omari Tahir-Garett.
April 7, 2017

Dozens of protesters gathered in the rain as The Umoja PEACE center faced eviction, and the long-time Central District icon was boarded up by contractors. The center is an institution devoted to empowering...

No Child Left Behind

Meany Middle School reopens after eight years.
April 7, 2017

Edmond S. Meany Middle School, which closed in 2009 to make way for Nova Alternative High School and the world school program, will be reopening in the September of 2017. Their incoming faculty are...

Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated

Your Privacy Policy’s Been Updated
What a recent repeal of an Internet privacy regulation means.
April 7, 2017

On Monday, President Trump signed the repeal of an Internet regulation that had been passed last October after Congress voted to repeal the regulation late March in a party line vote. The law would have...

Educate to Counter Hate

Educate to Counter Hate
Recognizing transgender lives as human lives.
April 7, 2017

As April begins to settle, losing a grip on reality in the midst of cherry blossoms, rising temperatures, and the countdown ‘til summer becomes an effortless task. But in spite of the joys that accompany...

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