Football season has finally arrived at Highline High School. With many of his returning football players scratching to get back on the field, Coach Coop, first year head coach of the Pirates, has kicked off the 2019 spring practices.
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.
On May 23, I went to a senior meeting. They talked about the upcoming prom and ticket sales.
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.
With prom coming up soon, some seniors at Highline High School decided to continue the tradition of creating a Facebook page where girls can post their prom dress. The Facebook group page is titled “HHS Prom Attire 2019”.
To all the incoming freshmen there's some things you need to know. Let's be honest, it can be really hard to like freshmen sometimes.
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.
The Burien farmers' market was recently opened on May 2, it's put on every Thursday from 11am to 6 pm and will remain open until October 31.
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?
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.
On Friday, May 3 Highline had it’s long awaited Solidarity Days. The event went off without a hitch, with each part of the day going accordingly. Now, several days after, Highline wanted to have some feedback from the students themselves regarding Solidarity Days.
The week of May 6 through May 10 was Teacher Appreciation Week. The Pirate's Anchor staff went out during lunches to interview Highline students and teachers.
On April 25, Highline had its annual ASB Candidate Assembly. This year, all candidates ran unopposed.
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.
This year, the Pirate’s Anchor was awarded an Excel Grant by the Highline Schools Foundation. The Highline Schools Foundation was founded in 1999 to support students and staff of Highline School District.
In my last few months at Highline High School, I have been reflecting on my team here at Highline. One of the greatest privileges I had was to be a part of the HHS football team for four years.
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.
On Saturday, I went to a small burger joint called The Little Chicken Burger on 8th Ave off 152nd and it was surprisingly good. If you want a good burger for a good price I would honestly tell you to go to The Little Chicken Burger.
Friday, May 3, Highline High School had its first of hopefully many Solidarity Days. A whole day was set aside for this event.
What’s going to happen to the sports teams next year at the Olympic site? Where are the athletes going to practice? Where will games be held? I went to ask Mrs. Box about what’s going to happen over the next 2 years at Olympic. When I went to Mrs. Box she gave me the following information.
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.
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.
On April 18th College Access Now (CAN) took fifteen students from Highline High School to visit Western Washington University. I was one of the lucky students who turned in their permission slip on time before the spots were quickly claimed.
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.
With Head Football Coach Mark Cross and Offensive Line Coach Kevin Hernandez leaving Highline coaching this school year, many were questioning who was going to take the position of head coach next year. It was announced on Monday, April 15 that former UW player Deontae Cooper would be the new head football coach for next year.
The Highline Pirates baseball faced off against the Evergreen Wolverines at a night game on April 8. Highline took off taking a quick 0-15 lead in the first inning.