The Student Newspaper of Highline College


Choosing the right computer science degree or certificate

Highline offers more than 30 different computer science programs, including certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. With so many options, it can be confusing to decide which program is right for you.

Many students who plan to transfer from Highline to a four-year university opt for an associate degree. Highline offers an associate of science and an associate of arts, both with an emphasis in computer science.

Melchizedek Belihu is an associate of science student aiming for a career in software development. He chose the AS track to transfer his credits to improve his job prospects.

New student president promises to listen

Nestor Reyes-Garcia said he wants every student’s voice to be recognized and wants them to know that the student government is here for them.

Garcia was recently elected as next year’s president of the Associated Students of Highline College.

Garcia grew up in Beacon Hill, Seattle for the majority of his life.

“I was born in Mexico,” he said. “Within less than a year our family relocated to Seattle, where I’ve never left. I think I’ve lived in Seattle for so long I’d say I’m from the city.”

Open house seeking eligible bachelors

Highline is hosting an open house to help inform students about their options in continuing their education.

The Bachelor of Applied Science Program’s open house is happening Thursday, May 26, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. and will be a hybrid event, meaning it will be both in person and online via zoom.

“All seven of our BAS programs will be represented at the open house,” said Dr. Tanya Powers, associate dean for bachelor of applied science and workforce pathways.


Highline golfers come up short at championships

Four Highline golfers aimed for season bests, but played below expectations at the championships.

Last weekend in Yakima, the Bellevue Lady Bulldogs claimed the NWAC team title with an overall score of 478.


Renton Civic Theatre plans to let down its ‘Hair’

Renton Civic Theatre will turn back to the clock to the age of flower power with its new production of Hair.

The groundbreaking 1968 musical created the genre of rock musicals and created quite a stir when it reached Broadway in 1969. It featured nudity, drug use, environmentalism and pacifism at a time when such things were new and uncertain.

The play was written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, with music by Galt MacDermot.

Free Guy is better than it has a right to be

Free Guy is a bit of a surprise, as I thought I was going to hate it, but it turned out to be quite an enjoyable film.

The film is about Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an NPC (non player character) in a Grand Theft Auto-style video game called Free City. After randomly falling in love with a player in the game named Millie (Jodie Comer), Guy deviates away from his normally standard life, and starts to gain sentience and consequently realize that something is strange about his world.

News Briefs

College to observe Memorial Day

Highline will observe Memorial Day with the laying of a wreath at the Veterans Memorial Plaza near Building 6 on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m.

To honor veterans, Highline President Dr. John Mosby and college fiscal technician Darryl Stratford will lay the wreath as part of the Memorial Day observance. Dr. Mosby is the son of a U.S. Navy veteran and Stratford is a U.S. Army veteran.

Car prowls increase on campus

Highline Public Safety is urging people on campus to not leave valuables in their cars.

Car prowling and crime in the parking lots on campus has increased in recent weeks.
Your car is most vulnerable when valuables, like wallets or purses, are in plain sight, officials said.

Microsoft and Blue Origin Presenting at Highline

Explore the nanoverse and outer space at presentations by Highline’s STEM Community partners at an event next week.

Microsoft and Blue Origin, the Kent-based rocket development firm, will provide information about their organizations, along with discussing the opportunities they provide.

There will be informational tables set up and representatives available to answer questions.

Thunderword hiring for fall positions

The Thunderword, Highline’s weekly student newspaper, has several openings for Fall Quarter.

Cultural center to explore war and peace

The Inter-Cultural Center and Global Student Ambassadors are holding a Zoom meeting about war and peace in the world.

This meeting will be Thursday, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m.