The Garfield Messenger

Budget Cuts

Sophie Reichert and Izzy Lamola

April 18, 2019


Filed under News

A few weeks ago, questions about the proposed Garfield budget began to spread around school. Is my teacher getting cut? Why are they doing this? What will next year at Garfield look like? The Garfield budget is determined by the BLT (Building Leadership Team), a group of people who help Mr. Howard c...

A New Science Pathway

Camryn Soo

April 18, 2019


Filed under News

Starting next year, Garfield High School, along with many other schools throughout the district, is implementing a new three-year science track. One of the biggest changes students will see will be the combining of chemistry and physics classes. Following this new track, first-year students will take o...

Educating the Masses

Simone Cielos

April 18, 2019


Filed under News

On March 14th, in front of all Seattle Public school health teachers, Garfield’s own Sexual Assault Awareness Club, better known as SAAC, presented what could be the new standard for consent education and awareness in our schools. In recent months the club has been cultivating and practicing a pr...

International News Briefs

Valerie Barreto

April 18, 2019


Filed under News

Europe Bans Single-Use Straws The European Union has voted to ban single-use plastic straws as part of its effort to decrease water pollution and the deterioration of marine environments. The decision comes after China moved to ban all its processing of imported plastic back in April of 2018. As co...

Get to Know: Lucy Berliant

Devon Ling-Efird

April 18, 2019


Filed under Features

To most people, a selfie is just a casual photo: a quick Snapchat reply or another post to your Finsta. For Lucy Berliant, a senior at Garfield, her “selfies” are best described as works of art. Combining creativity, Photoshop, and commitment, Berliant creates unique and beautiful self-portraits. “I take almost all...

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Victory at the Orca Bowl

Devon Ling-Efird

April 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ahoy! Sporting tricorne hats, fearsome bandannas, and the skull and crossbones, the Garfield Bulldogs swashbuckled their way to victory at this year’s Orca Bowl. Over twenty high schools compete in this regional marine science bee, but only one team brings home the victory plaque. This year, the state...

Lacrosse Across Garfield

Simone Cielos

April 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Purple flashes down the field, lacrosse sticks in hand, players feet pouding the turf. For the first time in Garfield history, the lax ladies are an official spring sport. Many students are gearing up and getting ready for a thrilling season ahead. For the past couple of years, the lacrosse team has...

Iced Out

Iced Out

Ke'Von Avery

April 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

This past February, Seattle had a huge and semi-unexpected snow break. The entire city was buried in white, virtually shutting everything down— the roads, workplaces, and schools. Now for a lot of us, this snow break was a great time to catch up on sleep, binge-watch Netflix, read a good book, and han...

Spring Sports Preview

Sophie Reichert, Valerie Barreto, and Téa Fortune

April 2, 2019


Filed under Sports

Soccer With spring sports peaking through classroom windows like the sun does on a regular Friday, the men’s soccer team is ready to show out and win another championship for Garfield after taking home last year’s state title with a 2-1 victory over Roosevelt in the final. “Winning state was i...

Treat’s Eats

Treat’s Eats

Sam Treat

April 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fish Guys 411 23rd Ave S Fish Guys is located very conveniently, kitty-corner from the Starbucks on Jackson. While poké is not for everyone, those who do enjoy the raw fish dish will love Fish Guys. As you enter the restaurant (and fish market), the smell of the ocean greets your nostrils. The ...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Tova Gaster

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Trigger warning: mental illness, sexual assault The play Spring Awakening was banned on the first night of its original run in 1891. It was put on again, and banned again, in the 1960s. Then it was rebooted into a rock musical. Now, it’s coming to the Quincy Jones Auditorium. For this year’s musical, Ga...

Bathroom Juulers

Peter Kubiniec

April 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Characterized by a herd of jittery sophomores sporting Bape hoodies and a strong odor of Mango, Mint, or Cucumber, a wild pack of bathroom juulers can be easily identified.  Yet this new phenomenon is anything but innocent.  Urgent bathroom-goers can expect to be delayed by hoards of vaping underclassmen—often as ...

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