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A Slippery Slope

Al Feigin December 15, 2023

Ski season is incoming and hopes for fresh powder and endless runs are rapidly increasing, but if the last few years tell us anything, you may be in for a lack of snow, rising prices, and lines that seem...

A Merry and Bright Market

Meredith Johnson (she/her), Staff December 15, 2023

For the first time, from November 24 to December 24, the new Seattle Christmas Market at Seattle Center will be open. The market is inspired by traditional German Christmas markets and hosts over 60 vendors...

Gettin Dramatic

Gettin’ Dramatic

Lily Porter (she/her) December 15, 2023

Many clubs and programs suffered during the pandemic, and some are still recovering. Theater, however, is running at full strength. The fall play ended last month and Theater is now working on The Revolting...

Dawgs that Compost

Havana Hakala, Staff December 15, 2023

Some scientists believe that only 12 years are left until climate change is irreversible, so Garfield students formed the Green Team to improve our school’s carbon emissions. Sophomore Xintong He, club...

Adult Insecurities

Kennedy Greenfelder (She/Her), Managing Editor December 15, 2023

Talk of violence in schools is at the forefront of media and a cornerstone of many political campaigns in America today. Conversations within the school and the media often revolve around the student experience,...

Log Off

Log Off

Sela Harrison (she/her) December 15, 2023

The dopamine rush that accompanies a perfectly tailored set of 12-second video clips is likely a familiar feeling. Short-form content has reigned supreme for several years and has only virally expanded...

Turnover (Not the Dessert)

Teachers, administration, social workers, an athletic director, an orchestra director, 504, and testing coordinators: all positions at Garfield that have had an increasing number of staffing changes, leaving...

Looking Back on 2023

Looking Back on 2023

January:  2023 just started and the star Ellen Pompeo quit acting on Grey’s Anatomy. Doja dressed up in her bejeweled red bodysuit while Noah Schnapp came out on social media. February:  The...

In The Cut With My Twin

In The Cut With My Twin

Keegan Averill December 15, 2023

In The United States just three percent of babies are born with a twin, but here at Garfield there’s a substantial amount walking the halls. To discover the depths of twin connection The Messenger set...

More Than a Baller

More Than a Baller

Joelle Rudolf (she/they) December 15, 2023

Katie Fiso needs no introduction at Garfield. A girls’ basketball living legend, she was instrumental in the last two of the team’s three consecutive state championship titles. She puts tremendous...

Map of current Israel-Palestine region and surrounding areas

Israel – Palestine

On October 7, 2023, Palestinian Hamas militants launched an attack on southern Israel, killing over 1,200 Israelis and taking over 240 hostage, according to Israeli officials. Israel responded with an...

The Dawgs Dynasty

The Dawgs Dynasty

Luc Robbins (he/him) and Felix Allor December 15, 2023

Key Games 1-17 @ Eastside Catholic - Ranked as the top team in the state at the start of the season, TheCrusaders will be a difficult team to beat this season, which was shown in the first matchup. TheCrusaders...

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