The Garfield Messenger

Editorial: A (Very Broad) Year of Reflection

2020 requires processing.
December 11, 2020

A bizarre, uncertain, and in many ways, hellish year will come to an end in a matter of weeks. Many have already begun to celebrate, eagerly shoving behind them the “2020 vision” that was promoted...

Annabelle Frockt

October 30, 2020

Annabelle is one of two News, Feature, and Opinion editors on The Messenger this year. She is a senior, and this is her second year on the paper. She hopes to publish lots of thought-provoking opinion...

Where is Everybody?

Where is Everybody?

What teachers really think of senioritis.
February 3, 2020

After my first day of freshman year, I went home and sobbed for half an hour straight. I was so mentally exhausted that the thought of repeating that day over and over for the next four years literally...

Commute Complications

Initiative 976 could have unintended effects for Garfield students.
December 18, 2019

On November 5th, Washington voters passed Initiative 976 — a ballot measure which cut car tab fees to a flat $30 per car. However, the alluring $30 car tabs may have unintended consequences for...

Changing Places

A look at Seattle Public Schools through the eyes of Garfield's international students.
November 26, 2019

Sebastian Sotelo Sebastian Sotelo lived in Mexico City for 16 years before moving to Seattle and starting his senior year at Garfield this September. In Mexico City, Sotelo had a private education, attending...

The Foot-Z Crew

A new tap group brings a generational twist.
November 6, 2019

Director and founder of The Foot-Z Crew, Cipher Goings (2019 Garfield Alum), describes the group as a place where “[we] mix our ‘Gen-Z’ flare with tap dancing.” Housed out of Northwest Tap Connection,...

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