The Lady Pirates varsity volleyball team won against the Renton team on October 29th. With the score being 3-0 (Highline 3-0 Renton), everyone had fun and the crowd was roaring the whole time.
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.
Reflecting back on the Pirates’ football season, they started off very rough. Losing their first three games to Ingraham, Clatskanie, and Washington High school.
The UPRISE Conference is a day where all Pacific Islanders UNITE as ONE to be POWERFUL together. This year’s conference was held at Highline College on October 26th, hosting high schools from Tacoma, Federal Way, Tukwila, Burien, Des Moines, and more. The theme for this year’s Pacific Islander Conference is ATANIJO, meaning “Launching the canoe as one.”
October 24th, was senior night for Highline’s football team. A victory in this game is all they need to make it to the playoffs. Feeling determined and focused, the Pirates got ready for game day.
These past two weeks the DECA store at Highline has been closed due to not having required ASB paperwork that’s related to budgets, that is not completed or signed off. And they will keep us posted until further notice.
Last week on October 30, the Highline Cheer Team learned that they no longer had a coach. The girls arrived to practice at Olympic at 5:30 in the morning like usual, but their coach was not the one waiting for them. Our Athletic Director Lori Box was waiting for the girls to arrive to let them know the news.
How would you feel having to go to a different school to practice? And have practice start later? I know some of you may be wondering where winter sports will take place this year since our current gyms at the new school are too small to practice in. Winter sports consists of girls and boys wrestling, boys and girls basketball, boys swim and dive, girls gymnastics.
Paradox Interactive, the developer of the critically acclaimed Cities: Skylines game, take their city management gameplay to the red planet with Surviving Mars. The game revolves around building and managing self-sustaining colonies on Mars while surviving its harsh environments.
I decided to start interviewing students around the Highline Campus and ask them a few questions about themselves. I met an ELL student whom I wanted to get to know better because he had an interesting story. This person wanted to stay anonymous because of personal reasons.
This year Key Club’s Multicultural event happened to fall on the same day as Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Dia de Los Muertos starts on November 1 and ends on November 2, it is a two day Mexican holiday where people pray and remember their loved ones who have passed away.
Oskar Kurpisz, a sophomore playing golf for Highline High School. Playing golf just clicked for Oskar, “I started playing golf because my uncle played and I went out to play with him, ever since that day I was hooked.”
Chelsea Vorng, a senior on the swim team, has been participating on the swim team since her freshman year. She says, “I started doing swim because my older sister was on the team during her senior year and my parents thought it’d help me make more friends in high school.”
Five-hundred-twenty seven years ago an explorer sailed the great Atlantic aboard the Niña with promises of unimaginable wealth for the Kingdom of Spain. On October 14th, Christopher Columbus opened a Pandora’s Box when he was the second European to step foot on the Americas, a land which was inhabited by around ten million people with their own unique lifestyles.
Halloween is just around the corner and there are plenty of pop up Halloween costume stores opening; Halloween is the time for people to dress up and have fun, but problems arise when the costumes represent harmful stereotypes of others, dressing up as Indigenous peoples and black face are just a few examples of racist and discriminating costumes.
Highline High School has begun the very first Asian Student Union Club. This is the first Asian centered club in the entire history of Highline High School. Since the Asian community is growing in the school, students thought of having a support group and a safe place for students who identify as Asian.
Highline High School has a lot of clubs. The one that shines out the most is Key Club. Mr.Salvatori is the advisor of the club, there are other roles that are being fulfilled by students. Yennhi Nguyen as the President of the club, Penelope Phan as Vice President, Ashlee Stacy as the Secretary of the group, Michelle Cao as our Treasurer, Helen Te as an Editor, Marissa Paule as a Public Relation and Yuan Granil as our Webmaster.
Synergy has replaced Illuminate and there has already been some difficulties with the new system. Student and parent access was supposed to go live on October 7, but students did not receive the activation email until the morning of October 8.
The Chicano Club started from something very different. At first, Valeria and I had decided to join the Latino Club. from the first time we stepped into Latino Club there were a lot of new people and old members. They started saying they were going to make elections for president with my friends were telling me to run for since they said that anybody either new or not could run for.
Mini camp had been postponed on Friday on October 4th, during the day at Highline's Memorial Stadium the field was vandalized.
Homecoming game is the game that everyone has been anticipating to go to. Full of great performances from the cheer, drill, band and the football team. This night was one to remember due to the delay of the game because of lightning strikes.
Highline High School's familiar logo may be bidding us a farewell after all these years. The well-known logo and mascot will be receiving a new makeover to reflect the diversity here at Highline.
As each and every day brings us closer to the upcoming 2020 elections, impeachment efforts against Donald John Trump escalate to a level that hasn’t been seen since Watergate with Richard Nixon. But with all the false information from both parties flooding mainstream media, it’s hard to get somewhat unbiased information.
On Wednesday, October 2, Highline just had its first Open House since our move; staff and the principals visited families to come in, have dinner, and to inform them on current and upcoming events relating to the school.
The 96th annual Homecoming assembly was held in Olympics gym. It was divided into two assemblies. The first assembly was filled with mainly lowerclassmen while the second assembly was primarily upperclassmen. Both assemblies followed the same program, although there were a few things that were modified for the second assembly. This year there were a variety of performances ranging from singing, dancing and even magic.
A Halftime Show is an important part of every football game. Drill, Band and Cheer have put in a lot of effort throughout the past few weeks to practice for the game.
Jada Chase and Yvan Granil
Sports & Clubs Co-editor
Carlos Martinez and Britt Sloan
Keeping Up with Highline Co-editor
Gabriela Martinez Ruiz
Student Life Editor
B-Town Life Co-Editors
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