“It’s DEVASTATING.” All year long, student-athletes have been waiting for spring sports to happen. All the tennis matches, track meets, softball, baseball, and soccer games all ending before the whole season even started. As you may know, the governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee, has announced that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year due to the pandemic. Meaning, no more school extracurricular activities happening.
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.
I know most of you are tired from being at home because there’s nothing to do and honestly we all feel the same. But there’s definitely a lot of things you could be doing right now to pastime and not be bored. Here is what a couple of Highline students are doing to keep busy during this quarantine.
Being a student during this time is hard enough when everything has been moved to online classes, but when you add on the pressure of being an essential worker things start to get stressful.
On March 13, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee closed all schools in Washington state until April 24.. Since that time, the Governor has decided to close all schools for the year. With all schools closed in Washington, students and teachers have switched to online school for their own safety.
It has been a month since we were last at school and most of us are already getting bored of our everyday stay at home routine. Well, here’s some ideas that you could incorporate into your weekly or even daily quarantine routine.
These past few weeks Bus 53 has not arrived to pick up Highline students at the PAC.This has been an ongoing problem at Highline. I personally take the bus and I have to be dropped off now due to not having enough buses to transport kids to school. Lately the after school bus, 88,only takes about 75% of the students back to the PAC and the rest have to wait until the bus comes back to pick them up.
Many of us did not celebrate Valentine’s Day with that one special someone. However, we spend it with our loved ones. On February 14th, 2020; Highline’s Asian Student Union and Foster’s Asian Student Association collaborated together for the 1st annual Asian Cultural Festival. This event was filled with many people from the Asian continent along with others around the world. It was a space that welcomed everyone, and educated everyone about the Asian culture.
Released on December 4th, 2019. 1917 takes the audience on a horrific and thrilling journey as the movie follows Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Blake(Dean-Charles Chapman) on their mission to prevent a massacre in the midst of a war ravaged France. Sam Mendes (director and writer) focused on the realistic depiction of World War I and intense action.
This year's junior class officers are planning prom and they created a survey asking the junior and senior class which theme they like the best. The theme options were Floral, Great Gatsby, Greek, Out of this world (Space), and Under the Stars.
On Wednesday, February 5, all tenth grade students went on a field trip to many different career sites. The sites were:UW college of the Environment, UW School of Medicine, UW School of Law, King County Wastewater Treatment Center, Ignite - Microsoft visitor’s center, Bloodworks Northwest, Starbucks support center, Renton Tech, Port of Seattle.
Winter sports here at Highline are coming to an end, which means that spring sports are nearing a start. Basketball is at the end of their season and with that comes off-season workouts. This year over in White Center there is a basketball team starting up called, Evergreen Select.
Every seventy three seconds an American is sexually assaulted. From the age of twelve and above you are at a high risk to be assaulted in the U.S.
This is an interview with Ms.Peteri Faletogo.Advisor of the Women’s Empowerment Club going into depth about the importance of jiu jitsu and information on the upcoming field trip.
The regular season for winter sports has come to an end, and it is now time for post-season events. The Highline girls and boys wrestling team headed to their sub-regional tournament this past weekend.
The life of a drill team member consists of waking up at 4:30am three times a week in order to get to practice on time. The Highline drill team has always had a history of practicing before school at 5:30am and the current 2019-2020 has continued to practice before school.
Starting second semester, Ms.Morgan is going gradeless in her AP Literature classes. This is the first time we are seeing a change like this since the UW English 131 class where one full year counts towards a single grade. It was said this new system is supported by our Co-Principals.
This year the Super Bowl took place in Miami, Florida. Where the Kansas City team played the San Francisco 49ers. The teams faced each other with a record of (15-4). Kansas City ultimately ended up beating the 49ers, 31-20.
With the new site under construction, it is only appropriate that Highline would update its logo to reflect the massive change that the school will be going through. Through community suggestions and surveys, the school was able to commission several logo prototypes.
As we all know, the first semester ended. Most of us struggled this semester because of the move to a new school site. We wanted to interview a couple of teachers to ask them about how their first semester went, what their goals are for second semester and what they expect from their students at Highline during second semester.
Mr. Salvatori, a math teacher here at Highline High School, has been teaching for fourteen years. He loves his job because he gets to work with students.
One of the biggest events this year is being hosted by Highline High School’s Asian Student Union together with Foster High School’s Asian Student Association; the Asian Cultural Festival will be held at our very own school on Friday 14th from 4PM - 6PM. The event will have food, performances, and games.
At the beginning of my senior year, I was looking for a part-time job to earn some earn some money; luckily I learned about Team Read.
Here at Highline High School we have a program dedicated to helping boys grow into becoming men of integrity in society. Becoming a Man is a program that not only helps them become men but gives them a sense of direction that they may not have had before.
Teachers don't get the appreciation that they deserve. We wanted to acknowledge one of the teachers at Highline High School that make school a better place for students. Mr. Ruby teaches AP World History, Civics, and AVID. Mr.Ruby has been at Highline High School for four years but he's been with the district for six years.
On Thursday, January 09, 2020 the girl’s second wrestling 2A SPSL meet was hosted by Highline at Highline High School. Teams from Eatonville, White River, Henry Foss, Renton, Linbergh, Orting, Fife, Steilacoom and Highline wrestled to be the best.
This school year has been filled with a lot of moving and with new stuff. One of those being are the new coaches for both boys and girls basketball. Focusing on our girls basketball, our new coaches are Michelle Montgomery (Varsity Coach) and Kelsey Abrejera (Junior Varsity Coach).
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