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What to Watch

Eva Hightower, Staff October 31, 2021

With the changing of seasons and dreary Seattle weather rolling in, now is the perfect time to cozy up and binge some shows. The range of new television shows spotlighted in the past weeks like  Squid...

Art by Lucy Gaines


Lucy Gaines, Staff October 31, 2021

Cheer holds a unique place in the sports community at Garfield. For as long as there have been sporting events, there has been an audience and enthusiasts to cheer them on. Since the first flip in 2006,...

Photos by Layth Stauffer

History Preserved in Our Halls

Gunvor Langhout and Layth Stauffer October 31, 2021

For the last decade, colorful murals have adorned Garfield's 1st floor; a chronicle of the events and local heroes that helped shape the Central District. In the decade since, the school and neighborhood...

Art by Taylor Gale

Fresh Faces

Taylor Gale, Staff October 31, 2021

Garfield's courses are constantly in flux, and with the yearly change of classes comes a change in teachers. From electives like theater to core classes like math, several new teachers have moved into...

Art by Erica Arnstein

Best of Boba

Ellen Taylor, Staff October 31, 2021

In Seattle, the bubble tea franchise has teenagers wrapped around its finger. Garfield students recommended three of their favorite boba places near the school and The Messenger tried their best-selling...

Graphic by Eva Hightower

Device Distribution Discord

Evelyn Bartlett, Staff October 31, 2021

At first, there were whispers of laptops for everybody, rumors that every student was getting a computer to take home instead of dealing with laptop carts. In the 2019-2020 school year, quarantine confined...

Art by Maile Quenzer

Ending the Gender Divide?

Maile Quenzer October 31, 2021

The sports world has gone through an array of changes in recent years. Co-ed teams, or teams that are open to athletes of all gender identities, are a fairly new development. As opposed to single-gendered...

Autumnal Traditions Around The World

Tess Wahl, Staff October 31, 2021

For Americans, fall is a cozy mix of leaf piles, cable-knit sweaters, and all things pumpkin-spice.  But PSLs and pinterest photoshoots aren't the only things that take place during this time of year....

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Garfield’s Most Mysterious Places

Riley Perteet-Cantu, Staff October 31, 2021

In the depths of Garfield High School, just beyond the view of the average student, there lie places only known to most through legend. Here are but a few of these places that have remained shrouded in...

Art by Nike Adejumobi

The Rise and Fall of Teen Dystopia

Peja Harding, Staff October 31, 2021

Pop culture of the mid 2010’s was a prime era for many high schoolers: the hold that the dystopian genre had on Gen Z was intense, for some, it was the turning point for their love of books and movies....

Nia Dozier

On The Right Track

Eden Huschle, Staff October 31, 2021

Seattle is home to three new light rail stations in the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate. The Northgate extension has been in the works for over a decade, now bringing riders from Northgate...

Art by Nike Adejumobi

Fame and Fortune

Mika Ichikawa, Staff October 31, 2021

At the collegiate level, it is not uncommon for student-athletes to feel tied to, or even owned by their school. According to the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), “Education is at the...

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