The Garfield Messenger

Volunteering for a Better Seattle

Molly Chapin

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

For the last 40 years, dedicated volunteers have been gathering at the Broadway Campus of Seattle Central College to help tutor people who are learning english or trying to strengthen their academic skills before applying for college level courses. By design, the tutoring program specifically serves...

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Get to Know Ms. Shirude

Tsion Belgu

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

One word you would use to describe Garfield? Active, there’s a lot going on at this school all the time, we have some really amazing programing happening. We also acknowledge a lot of the issues that happen in our society, and the students are really active in their communities talking about the issues...

GHS Thrift Shop

GHS Thrift Shop

Camryn Soo

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features

This fall, Garfield students can save their wallets and support their peers by donating clothes to the GHS thrift shop. Organized by the class of 2021’s Vice President Maxine Embry and Senator Claire Balcom, Garfield has a trendy and practical way for students to buy inexpensive clothes, especially...

LGBTQ Athletes

Arlo Van Liew

November 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Whether it’s bonding over a loved activity, or connecting over a similar identity, Garfield’s LGBTQ and sports communities love the sense of belonging that comes with these groups. Even though this is true, there is also the reality that some students who intersect these identities feel alienated,...

Garfield’s New Homelessness Policy

Garfield’s New Homelessness Policy

Izzy Lamola

November 19, 2018


Filed under News

On October 23rd, 2018, Seattle Public Schools district staff received an email from the Mckinney Vento assistance program declaring that all students and families experiencing homelessness must re-register every year. The Mckinney Vento program, as defined on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction...

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Millan Philipose

November 19, 2018


Filed under News

This September, two of Garfield’s most difficult junior-year classes were combined into the school’s first ever AP humanities block. Proposed and taught by Garfield teacher Nathan Simoneaux, the new block combines AP United States History and AP English Language in a two-period class. This allows...

The Calling Of Psychology

The Calling Of Psychology

Hailey Gray

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

TW: Discusses societal stigmas surrounding mental illness. Recently, talk of an AP Psychology class has floated among our classrooms and hallways. Several students have advocated for the creation of AP Psych in order to ignite more discussions centered around the mind, human behavior, and mental health....

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Sara Javkhlan

November 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

It’s a pleasant fall afternoon on the Jefferson Golf Course, where a high school golf match commences. You may see your typical group of players decked out in sophisticated polos in their school colors. Look to your right and you may see another group of players proudly sporting their goofy Hawaiian...

Winter Sports Spotlight

Winter Sports Spotlight

Ava Klubberud

November 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Boys Swim and Dive: Following an amazing run for the Lady Bullfrogs, the Garfield boys swim and dive team is ready for their turn. Captain and senior Connor Zhang cannot wait for his final season with his team. “I want to make [this season] as cool and as fun as I’ve had it these past thr...

Book Talks

Book Talks

Julia Lin

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For many high school students, after nine or more years in public schools, reading can become more of a chore than an enjoyable or educational experience. But reading can also be an escape and a chance to learn from a variety of different voices. Seattle is a city with an especially rich histo...

Student Submissions

Student Submissions

Various

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Photos by Hattie Sanders Art by Liam O'Leary ...

Volleyball

November 16, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

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