The Garfield Messenger

Soar

Nicole Wang

April 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Build an armor around your heart, Cause even in the best days, There will always be a darkness lingering in the shadows. Don’t get your hopes up. The higher they are, The quicker and harder they fall. Don’t let your emotions take over your logic, Your past actions may never be outlived D...

Reading Between the Sidelines

Reading Between the Sidelines

Molly Chapin

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

At first glance it may seem like an unlikely coincidence that two of the men’s soccer team coaches here at Garfield are also librarians. If you ask new coaches Tyson Manzin and Gabe Rapier, however,  it turns out that coaching and librarianship may have more things in common than first meets the eye....

A March Miracle

A March Miracle

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

On Friday, March 22nd, Team Draco rolled to a 20-17 victory over You Got Schooled in the championship game of Garfield’s annual March Madness tournament, ending a week of thrilling three-on-three basketball. Both the teachers and Team Draco flew through their first three games, blowing out oppone...

Boulders and Bridles

Jefferson Ashby

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Sam Halmrast Sophomore Sam Halmrast competes in a vertical world of neon plastic. Halmrast competes for the Stone Gardens climbing team and was a finalist at divisionals in 2018 (with climbers from Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). He began his climbing career only a few years ago. “Over one summer...

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!

Ava Klubberud

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Speeding down the track, relay teams skillfully pass their baton to one another while still trying to come out on top. Unlike other individual track events, the relay relies on effective teamwork for success. At Garfield, the womens track and field team has some of the strongest student athletes in t...

Freshletes: Spring Edition

Sam Treat

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Annika Harding (Womens Tennis) Annika Harding is looking to take the tennis court by storm. As one of the only freshmen on the womens varsity tennis team, she is looking to help bring the girls program lots of success. Harding describes the program as very inclusive, and gives credit to tennis veteran...

All About US

Jaya Duckworth

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us was released last December, the song “I got 5 on it” was tainted forever. The ominous remix of this classic song in the trailer is a perfect example of what the movie does best: seamlessly blends pop culture with hair-raising suspense and a warped sense of reality...

They’ve Got the Beat

Mena Bova

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you walk into Room 118, you’ll be transported into a mini-world within Garfield. In one corner, students listen to music and analyze the lyrics; in another, students huddle together over computers, taking their headphones off just long enough to discuss a possible change before turning their attenti...

Forward March

Millan Philipose

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On January 18th, the Garfield Band program was thrown off its beat. Forced to leave due to a family emergency, former Band Director Tomisha Price-Brock became the second Garfield band leader to resign in under twelve months. While administrators scrambled to secure a long-term substitute, band members we...

Student Submissions

Josephine Nguyen

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It was my first day of school, I was nervous and excited at the same time! When my alarm went off, I turned it off and got out of bed. I did my usual morning routine for school, and then I chose my outfit for the first day. My outfit was this beautiful, red dress that had spaghetti straps. Since it was ...

Black in Business

Hailey Gray and Sara Javkhlan

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features

“She came to town and was asking for a place to get some good food...they would say ‘of course, you got to try Ezell’s,” said Lewis Rudd, owner of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “She called up on a Saturday and she wanted to have Ezell’s chicken delivered to her hotel downtown.” At the time, Ezell...

Time to Panic Means Time to Act

Tova Gaster

April 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

More than 15,000 students all over the world marched out of schools on March 15th because our lives are in jeopardy due to climate change. Images of teenagers and young children taking to the streets poured in from over 120 countries, signs in hand imploring elected officials to take action before it’s...

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