The Garfield Messenger

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Bless the Rains Down in Africa Town

Hailey Gray

October 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Residents on their morning coffee runs, drivers on their route to school, and nearby business owners have gawked and wondered why Earls Cuts and Styles is now covered in fresh red, green, and black paint, with the words “IMAGINE AFRICA TOWN” neatly pasted on top. Africa Town, a new Black com...

Teaching for Black Lives.

Teaching for Black Lives.

Sav'ell Smalls

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

Jesse Hagopian is one of Garfield’s most beloved teachers. Students have raved about his ethnic studies class, calling it one of the best classes they’ve taken. Now, after publishing his second book, he hopes to be able to impact people beyond his classroom. For years, Hagopian has been extremely...

Counselor Shuffle

Counselor Shuffle

Tova Gaster

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

In a chaotic start to the school year, many students found themselves with their counselor assignment suddenly changed, disrupting years of supportive relationships many students had developed. All 10, 11th, and 12th grade students in the Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) track were switched to Mr. Courtney...

Student Advisory Board

Student Advisory Board

Millan Philipose

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

Starting this fall, students from across Seattle will have a new way to voice their opinions about our city’s public education system. The newly-established Student Advisory Board to the Superintendent (SAB) will include at least one student from every high school in the Seattle Public Schools. Although...

After School Enrichment

After School Enrichment

Sophie Reichert

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

F or several weeks, talk of an after school detention program has floated around Garfield, as students feared being penalized for a simple tardy after lunch. Contrary to the murmurs around school, Rob Jones, Youth Services Liaison at Garfield, paints the program in a more positive light. “Administration...

News Flash

News Flash

Tea Fortune

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

Safety At Garfield On October 10th, an email was sent out by Principal Howard to parents regarding an incident that happened recently at Garfield. A student saw online information that appeared to be a threat. Although they suspected that it might have been a joke, they informed administration, who...

Get to Know: Cypress Price

Get to Know: Cypress Price

Jaya Duckworth

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

At age 15, most of us are far from camera-ready. But that’s not the case for sophomore Cypress Price, who has spent the last year of her life strutting down runways and working photo shoots. Price was discovered during ninth grade while volunteering at a freelance modeling gig with her mom. “A...

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