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.

Latest Headlines

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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Student Life
Giovanny Tinoco and Faye Yang

On March 6, 2019, Juniors across the district gather at their schools for their annual SAT testing. The length of the test is three hours and 50 minutes. The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges as a factor for determining admission.

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Mayor Jimmy Matta, Responds to Letters Distributed Around Burien
Shannon Dowdy

On January 28, there was a letter that was posted at several businesses that was distributed by the so-called New Black Panther Party (the actual Black Panther Party said that there is no affiliation and this group may not even exist.) That stated that they are a militant modern day expression of black power and that encourages violence against many different groups of people and that they are afraid of changes due to increased immigration and go on to say how they want to replace the members of the Burien City Council that voted to have Burien become a sanctuary city.

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Gabriela Martinez
Sports & Clubs Editor

Evaya McAfee-Coe
Keeping Up with Highline Editor

Jaden Gaalema
Student Life Editor

Raymond Mercado
B-Town Life Editor

Faye Yang
Photo Editor

Shannon Dowdy

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