The Garfield Messenger

A Musical Memoir

The illustrious history of the Garfield band.
Lakelle Bridges, Staff November 29, 2021

The history of the Garfield band is a story about dedication and commitment, but it’s also about struggles and uncertainty which needed to be overcome. It all began with Parker Cook, the music educator...

Photo by Owen Allen

Shredgar Evars

Learn about Garfield's skaters.
Taylor Gale, Staff November 28, 2021

The skateboard community at Garfield fosters the individuality and expression of the people that form it. Garfield’s skateboarders are lucky enough to go to the one school in all of Seattle that has...

Faculty Fashion Guide

Breaking down Garfield’s most stylish.
Peja Harding, Staff November 28, 2021

Amongst the many show-stopping student outfits walking through Garfield's halls five days a week, most turn a blind eye to the equally stellar faculty fits. While some teachers have signature outfits,...

Art by Lucy Gaines

2.0 or Bust

An insight on the 2.0 GPA policy and how it affects student-athletes.
Evelyn Bartlett, Staff November 28, 2021

There are many rules and regulations for playing sports in high school. ASB fees and attendance regulations both play a part in allowing a student-athlete to be eligible to participate. But there’s also...

Art by Judas Knox

Garfield Has Improv? Yes, and…….

A glimpse into the world of Improv around Seattle.
Ellen Taylor, Staff November 28, 2021

The arts program is a major part of Garfield culture, and the theater program is known across the city. However, not many people know of Improv Club, a hidden gem of the school which allows students to...

Art by Eva Hightower

Generational Table Tennis

Seattle's table tennis legacy.
Eva Hightower, Staff November 28, 2021

Table tennis, or ping pong, is a sport that's been played since 1890, and just like other sports, has world-level championships. In Seattle, there are several major table tennis locations including the...

Art by Nike Adejumobi

Messenger University

The mission for admission.
Layth Stauffer and Lucy Gaines November 28, 2021

Early Action: Typically Nov 1                    Early Action 2: Typically Nov 15 You apply earlier and hear back from the college earlier than you normally would. It doesn’t lock you...

Art by Audrey Abrahams

Space Oddity

Inside Garfield's Rocket Club.
Ellie Wakefield, Staff November 28, 2021

Rocketry is a relatively new club at Garfield, but it has already sparked interest in the community. Not only is it an opportunity to build and launch rockets--obviously tasks that are enticing enough--but...

Art by Mairead Averill

Leveling The Playing Field

The imbalance between public and private sports teams.
Zac Meyer, Staff November 28, 2021

High school sports have been a staple in American culture for as long as anyone can remember. From rural towns to big cities, high school sporting events bring communities together for a celebration of...

Art by Nia Dozier

“The book is always better”… or is it?

Books where the movie was better.
Amritha Dewan, Staff November 28, 2021

For years, the common stereotype has been that : “The book is always better than the movie.” Occasionally the opposite happens, and the quality of the movie ends up exceeding that of the book. Some...

Art by Tess Wahl

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

What it takes to be an athlete at Mount Baker Crew.
Tess Wahl, Staff November 28, 2021

Since 1985, Mount Baker Junior Crew (MBC) has motivated 8th-12th graders to challenge their physical and mental limits; teaching team camaraderie, dedication, and grit. Through bitter rain and wind, Baker...

Art by Erica Arnstein

Pawn to E4

High-spirited chess team with a storied past moves into the future.
Adam Friesz, Staff November 28, 2021

“Hey, do you want to play a tournament this weekend? We need another player,” asks George King, chess team captain, as the group’s lunch meeting starts and two members warm up by playing rapid-fire...

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