The Garfield Messenger

The end of AP?

Delphi Drake, Writer, Garfield Messenger

October 26, 2017


Filed under News

At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, a three AP cap was put into place by the Garfield administration. It’s purpose was to help students avoid extra stress and help eliminate the educational gap. A student has the option to waive the AP cap by having their counselor and parent sign a statement agr...

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Delphi Drake

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the spirit of Halloween and trick-or-treating, we have found some of the best small business candy stores in Seattle. Whether you are looking for  a classic throwback, a gift for a friend, or something new and unusual, one of these places will have the right treat for you. We ranked these stores...

Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Antwan Brown Jr At the age of six, Antwan Brown Jr was introduced to the game of football by his cousin. Instantly, he fell in love with the hitting that comes with the game. After a prolific little league career, he’s worked hard to make a smooth transition from playing with kids his own age,...

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

Patrick Walsh and Susana Davidson. Art by Ana Matsubara

October 25, 2017


Filed under Features

In 2017, with new projects like Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy,” Brockhampton’s “Saturation II,” and countless others, music has grown as a communication of identity. Artists have stopped adhering to the classic masculine mold of the traditional hip hop artist and have introduc...

History for Woke Folks

History for Woke Folks

Hailey Gray

October 25, 2017


Filed under News

New to the diverse GHS Curriculum is an Ethnic Studies class, taught by the well acclaimed and adored Jesse Hagopian. Ethnic Studies teaches students about the history of oppressed and exploited groups, specifically people of color. The class overall encompasses the discussion of race, gender, sexuality,...

In the Club

In the Club

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Garfield Interfaith Club: Thursdays Sam Patz and Falisha Samuels (Co-Presidents), Milena Haile (Vice President), and Tsion Belgu (Treasurer)   Hoping to bring to light the oppression different religious groups face in Washington state, the newly formed Garfield Interfaith club serves a...

7 Steps to a Better Student Section

Claire Boudour and Josh Chestnut

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

If there’s one thing Garfield has, it’s school spirit. This much is obvious on Homecoming and Purple and White, but what about on game days?  We’re seriously lacking when it comes to supporting our teams and it’s time to step up the game.  If we all follow these steps, our student section will...

Seattle Faced with Earth-Shattering Risk

Seattle Faced with Earth-Shattering Risk

Ula Jones

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

In recent years, scientists and engineers have been able to predict seismic activity based on geologic data and information. Today, the consensus is that the Northwest coast is overdue for a catastrophic “Mega-quake”, or a natural disaster more intense than the devastating Haitian earthquake of 2010. Ea...

Athletes as Activists

Athletes as Activists

Carlin Bills

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past year, a member of the Garfield Community was forced to move his family to a new home because of death threats connected to protests he was a part of. It started a little over one year ago, when the Garfield High School Football team was under the lense of national press after kneeling before...

Game Plan

Game Plan

John Volk

October 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

When picturing Garfield athletics, a few images always seem to come to mind. Purple helmets pressed together in the huddle. A basketball player throwing down a monster dunk as Rainier Beach looks on in disbelief. The basketball district champion banners spilling over the purple padding that lines...

Who Told You to Go That Hard?

Who Told You to Go That Hard?

Abby Cooper-Drake

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The bleacher banisters are bracing themselves against the pulsing crowd of students. Faces are painted, paw print tattoos adhered, and purple beads adorn every neck. The senior section begins frantically waving their hands in the air, screaming “Eighteen! Eighteen!” Like dominoes, the underclassmen...

Mayor Mania

Mayor Mania

Lily Laesch

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

After a tumultuous election season riddled with scandal and slim margins, Seattle is gearing up to vote. Come November 7th, the city will elect its first female mayor since 1928. Following August’s primary election, the incredibly diverse field of candidates was narrowed to two: lawyer Jenny Dur...

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