The Student Newspaper of Highline College


Flirting with Venus

A young crescent moon appears to wave toward Venus in the evening sky recently over Poverty Bay in Des Moines. Unfortunately, such glorious if chilly evenings will be replaced by rain through this weekend, with highs in the mid-50s.


Women’s basketball begins with tough season openers

The Highline women’s basketball team tipped off its season this past weekend at the Tacoma Classic Tournament, losing two games.

In the Lady T-Birds’ first game last Friday, they fell to Shoreline 66-52. Highline lost to Everett on Saturday, 56-45.

In the spring the team finished with a 5-3 record. Three games were cancelled due to a positive COVID test at the start of season and the NWAC called off the championships.

Highline men’s basketball team loses home opener to hot shooting Shoreline

The Highline men’s basketball team opened its season with a 94-71 loss to Shoreline last Friday in the Pavilion.

The T-Birds trailed throughout the first half, going into the break down 41-29. The team made a push to start the second half, taking a one point lead with 14:49 in the second half, but ultimately it was not enough.

“We turned the ball over early and failed to execute some very basic nuances to our defensive scheme. That led to the early lead,” said Head Coach Che Dawson.


These three movies were so good they couldn’t be contained on the big screen

Many films have left their mark in the pop culture landscape, but very few have done so well to have a TV show continue their stories.

The first example, is a blockbuster of a film called Stargate (1994), directed by Roland Emmerich, most well known for directing Independence Day (1996) and the infamous American adaptation of Godzilla, Godzilla (1998).

Highline professor climbs higher along with her literary heroine

A Highline professor has just published her third novel in a series that she said tries to address the issues of young women breaking into roles that men have traditionally held.

Jamie McGillen, who teaches in the English Department, has just released In the Heart of Paradise, the third book in the Rainier Series, which follows the adventures of 19-year-old Anna Gallagher, a young woman with mountaineering dreams but who faces the pressures to marry well and soon.

The series is set in the late 1800s after the Great Seattle Fire.