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Softball Sisters

Softball Sisters
Siblings make the softball team a family affair.
April 25, 2018

Playing on the same team as your sister may seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but for the Hughes and the Simpson sisters it could not be better. Miquela and Gabbi Hughes have been playing together...

Garfield Boxing

Garfield Boxing
Only a few steps away.
April 25, 2018

Walking in, you see punching bags and other workout equipment. A welcoming atmosphere hangs in the air as people are preparing for a workout. Although they are a hidden gem, free boxing classes are available...

Young & Ballin’

Young & Ballin'
Underclassmen athletes looking like vets
April 25, 2018

Possessing one of the richest histories of athletics in Washington State history, some pretty phenomenal athletes have come through Garfield High School. Brandon Roy, Deandre Coleman, Joyce Walker, the...

Student Art @ the SAM

Student Art @ the SAM
Garfield artists take on the SAM.
April 25, 2018

Student artists spend hours creating masterpieces intended to share the way they experience the world through their own unique perspective. For students in Seattle Public Schools, and especially students...

Meet the Musical

Meet the Musical
Garfield musical fans: urine for a treat.
April 25, 2018

If you thought it was a joke when you heard this year’s musical was called Urinetown, that’s exactly what you should have thought. Set in the not too distant future after a twenty year drought has...

Bringing Home the Gold!

Bringing Home the Gold!
GHS theatre awards from Regional & State Thespian Festival.
April 24, 2018

Lights! Camera! Action! The theatre and other performing arts programs at Garfield thrive in their ability to put on fresh and entertaining productions year round. However, at a sports dominated school,...

Writing Submissions

Writing Submissions
April 23, 2018

Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed by student submissions do not necessarily reflect the opinions or viewpoints of The Garfield Messenger. To the boy who thinks that I’m a scaredy cat Poem by Isabel...

What’s Up With SAAC

What's Up With SAAC
A look at Garfield’s sexual assault awareness club.
April 23, 2018

The Sexual Assault Awareness Club, or SAAC, which was created at the beginning of this school year, is a group of students at Garfield who discuss how to make Garfield and Garfield-affiliated events a...

Meet the Pen

Meet the Pen
Learn about this Garfield Institution.
April 23, 2018

Garfield High School is full of talented musicians, athletes, scholars- you name it. Many of our students possess a wicked talent, and The Pen is just one of the many opportunities here at Garfield where...

Praise Perez.

Get to know a beloved teacher.
April 20, 2018

As soon as you step into room 236, a vibrant yet comforting energy envelopes you. Colorful student posters, the ones with admirable yet meager attempts at art, line the wall and students can always be...

Attendance Policy Shake-Up

Attendance Policy Shake-Up
The recent policy defines an excused absence.
April 20, 2018

Vacations, hiking trips, out of school sports games: all thing that now cannot be excused with a pre-planned absence form at Garfield. Many students have noticed this change as their attempts to excuse...

A Super Interesting Superintendent.

A Super Interesting Superintendent.
Meet Denise Juneau, Seattle’s new superintendent.
April 20, 2018

Ted Howard has a new boss. On April 4th, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously in favor of Denise Juneau, making her Seattle’s first Native American superintendent. The decision came after a two...

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