The Garfield Messenger

Native-American History Month Seattle

Native-American History Month Seattle

Tova Gaster

November 27, 2019

This is a graphically-heavy piece. For the full experience, read this article in the flipbook at garfieldmessenger.org Urban Native Education Alliance (currently based at North Seattle College) Interview with UNEA cofounder Sarah Sense-Wilson: “We are a grassroots volunteer-based 501c3 nonprofit...

Acorn Overlord

Acorn Overlord

Nat Beaumon

November 27, 2019

The College Board plays a huge role here at Garfield as the educational organization behind AP classes, AP testing, and the SAT. But is it purely a force for good? The answer is a bit more complicated. Garfield undeniably has an “AP Culture,” a fact that was agreed upon by all the Garfield faculty...

Jazz Up Jackson Street

Matt Lord

November 27, 2019

On October 10th, student and alumni musicians of Garfield High School and Washington Middle School came together at Seattle City Hall to engage with the community in a benefit concert named Jazz Up Jackson Street. Over $45,000 were raised to go towards making Central District school music programs more...

The Counseling Divide

The Counseling  Divide

Dominic Sullivan, Staff

November 27, 2019

Earlier this year, news broke that at least fifty people had been a part of a ring of college admissions cheating, ranging from falsified varsity sport records all the way to fraudulent SAT and ACT tests. While this was a shock to everyone, what isn’t a shock is that the most privileged in our nation,...

The Problem With Personal Statements

Corinna Singer, Staff

November 27, 2019

Why are students fixated on trauma in their college apps?

News Briefs

Irya Bland

November 27, 2019

Seattle Sounders Monumental Win Seattle Sounders fans came from across the state to watch them play against Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final. On Sunday November 10, over 69,000 fans attended the match at CenturyLink Field, which is more than the amount of fans that attend a typical Seahawks game. W...

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Molly Chapin

November 27, 2019

With your first steps off the streets of Columbia City and into Ark Lodge Cinemas, you will be engulfed by the smell of perfectly buttery popcorn, and the sense that there’s something special about this theater. The old historical building that houses the cinema, which has been a staple of the Columbia...

Noises Off

Noises Off

Khassim Diakhate

November 27, 2019

Every fall, the Garfield theater department puts on a play for the community, and this year's show, Noises Off, has been entertaining audiences with its compelling plot and hilarious gags. This year is excitingly different, with this being the first show with Isiah Anderson as the new theater director....

Top Dawg: Posy Vogt

Top Dawg: Posy Vogt

Irya Bland

November 27, 2019

Posy Vogt’s extraordinary skill and the supportive welcoming, welcoming nature of the team is what keeps her coming back to cross-country every year. A senior on the varsity team, Vogt initially joined the summer before her freshman year after her sister, a former Garfield runner, encouraged her to...

Winter Sports Preview

Audrey Abrahams and Liam Hyde

November 27, 2019

Wrestling: Garfield’s Wrestling team has been doing pre-season practices since the beginning of the year and, according to team leader Mia Carlson, Garfield wrestlers are fired up for the super exciting season ahead of them. Carlson started wrestling during her freshman year at Garfield and ...

Letter to Denise Juneau

Editors of the Garfield Messenger

November 27, 2019

Dear Superintendent Juneau, In the past months, you have made it your mission to make the district more equitable by ending the Highly Capable Cohort (HCC). We know from firsthand experience that the HCC program has its flaws, and we appreciate that you want to make it equitable for all. However,...

The Garfield BowlDogs

The Garfield BowlDogs

Téa Fortune

November 27, 2019

Some know bowling as a game played with friends and family Friday night or over the weekend, but for others, it’s played during the week as a competitive sport. This year, for the first time ever, Garfield will have a women’s bowling team called the Garfield BowlDogs. The Garfield BowlDogs will be j...

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