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

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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Student Life
Jaden Gaalema

On February 21, 2019, Highline High School hosted its annual curriculum fair for its students. On this particular fair day, seniors, who do not participate in the fair, were given the opportunity to explore after high school options within several informational sessions.

Read More about 2019 Curriculum Fair
Student Life
Giovanny Tinoco

As everyone knows, Highline has a lot of Spanish speaking students, where the majority came from Mexico, like me. I am an 11th grade student from Highline, I visit Mexico for the all the last winters and summers to see my family and living a lot of unforgettable experiences with them, and remembering the beauty of my country.

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First Semester Wrap Up
Gabriela Martinez

Our last first semester at the old Highline High School building has come to an end. This year has had many highlights. So much has happened in just one semester it feels great to look back at the highlights after a week of stress.

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Winter Tolo Review
Britt Sloan and Gabriela Martinez

On December 8th 2018, Highline High School’s cafeteria doors opened up to the students for the last Winter Wonderland Tolo at our current building. It is fair to say that leadership worked tirelessly in the planning and promoting tolo.

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Key Club at HHS
Diem Nguyen

Key Club is an international, student- run organization at Highline High School that provides its members with opportunities for services in their community. Members of Key Club perform acts of services, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives.

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Editors

Jakob Vanderflute
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
Advisor

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