Pirate's Anchor

The Pirate's Anchor is Highline High School's student run newspaper. Our purpose is to inform the students of Highline High School what is happening on their school campus and in the Burien community and evoke student opinion. The Pirate's Anchor offers four sections of news: B-Town Life, Sports & Clubs, Student Life, and Keeping Up With Highline.

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Track and Field Goes to State
Andrea Talamantes

Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25, athletes from 2A, 3A, and 4A schools from around the state came together for the 2019 Washington State track. This year five students from Highline high school qualified for the state meet: Makenna Cowan qualified in the 1600 meter, 800 meter, and 4x4 relay, Jessica Bedolla qualified in the 800 meter and the 4x4 relay, Yesenia Bedolla qualified in the 300 meter hurdles and the 4x4 relay, and Dru Roberts qualified in the 4x4 relay and Kyle Gran qualified in the 110 meter hurdles.

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HHS Alumni and Community Day
Evaya McAfee-Coe

Over the weekend on Saturday, May 18, Highline alumni bid one last farewell to the old Highline High School building that they knew and loved at the HHS Alumni & Community Day. The alumni were given a map of the current school and were encouraged to explore different relics and old Highline mementos.

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Keeping Up with Highline
Diem Nguyen

Prom is a giant figure in popular culture, an event not to be missed. There really is no philosophical or complex point behind it, it’s simply a fun and memorable celebration for the end of high school. But within the fuss of who to ask, how much to spend, and what to wear, is prom truly worth it?

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Life of an Office TA
Giovanny Tinoco

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “office”? I think of maybe something boring, as I am sure many of us do. But here at HHS things are so different because the life in the office is better than you think.

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Ribbon Cutting at the Temporary Highline High School Site
Andrea Talamantes

Des Moines-- It is official, Highline High School’s temporary home for two years is open and ready for staff and students. The ribbon cutting of the Olympic Site, now Highline High School, was attended by a handful of current and incoming students, elected officials from Des Moines city council, the Burien and Des Moines Chief Police, Highline School Board members, and Highline staff and administrators.

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Sports & Clubs
Angel Haney

On April 25th, 2019 the NFL held its annual draft. The draft is where all 32 National Football League teams come together to select eligible collegiate athletes.  For someone to be eligible for the NFL draft they would have to be out of high school for at least three years. These collegiate athletes are from colleges around the world.  

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Broken Hearted in Mexico
Giovanny Tinoco

Everyone loves vacations! This is especially true where we are leaving to other places; far away from our daily tasks and stress. In my case, my favorite place to visit is my home, in Mexico, where my family and my friends are always waiting for me.

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What We Know About Solidarity Day
Jaden Gaalema

Coming this Friday, May 3, a new event has been planned for Highline students, Solidarity Day. This particular day has been set aside in hopes of contributing to Highline’s desire to create a culture the students can rally behind and offer support to students who feel they need more reassurance that the school stands with them.

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Opinion/Review: Burien's First Annual Bidi Bidi Bom Bash
Andrea Talamantes

During the week of spring break the King County Library System (KCLS) hosted four Selena themed events called “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Bash”. Selena is an important figure to Mexican-American and Latinx people because of her cultural and musical influence. I attended two of those four events, which were the Baila Esta Cumbia Dance and the Selena-Inspired Pop Up Market.

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Arlene Avendano
Sports & Clubs Editor

To Be Announced
Keeping Up with Highline Editor

Gabriela Martinez Ruiz
Student Life Editor

Cole Pedersen & Dante Van
B-Town Life Co-Editors

Andrea Talamantes-Gallegos
Social Media Coordinator

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