The Garfield Messenger

The end of AP?

Delphi Drake, Writer, Garfield Messenger October 26, 2017

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....

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Quest For The Best: Candyshops

Delphi Drake October 26, 2017

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...

Age is Nothing but a Number

Sav'ell Smalls October 25, 2017

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...

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

Masculinity in Hip-Hop: Taking the Mask off

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...

Art by Ariel Cook

History for Woke Folks

Hailey Gray October 25, 2017

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,...

Art by Arlo Van-Liew

In the Club

October 25, 2017

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...

7 Steps to a Better Student Section

Claire Boudour and Josh Chestnut October 25, 2017

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...

Art by Arlo VanLiew

Seattle Faced with Earth-Shattering Risk

Ula Jones October 23, 2017

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...

Art by Toby Tran

Athletes as Activists

Carlin Bills October 23, 2017

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...

Art by Freya Wiedemann

Game Plan

John Volk October 23, 2017

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...

Art by Abby Cooper-Drake

Who Told You to Go That Hard?

Abby Cooper-Drake October 23, 2017

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...

Mayor Mania

Mayor Mania

Lily Laesch October 23, 2017

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...

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