Yankee Tavern will give you conspiracy fill
By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter
A visit to the Renton Civic Theatre to get you a look inside the Yankee Tavern, and slog through conspiracy theories.
This play, running through Oct. 7 was written by Steven Dietz.
It's set in a condemned New York bar, in 2006, five years after Sept. 11, 2001.
The play features a man who owns the bar, his fiancé, and her father.
"At its base it's a relationship drama between the engaged couple, and her dad," said Anthony Pallozzi, director of the play.
"It's also a comedy and people need a good laugh, and a good think," he said.
Dietz has written more than 30 plays, and his works have been translated into 10 languages.
"He did so much research into what was going on. Everything he pulls is focused, and to the point. It's all of the conspiracies that were being talked about in the time after 9/11," Pallozzi said.
Since there were so many different conspiracies circulating, Steven Dietz uses this uncertainty to keep the audience guessing.
"It deals with trust, not only between the three main characters, but also between the people and the government and how easily that can be broken," Pallozzi said.
Yankee Tavern is a political play, that plants seeds of doubt and makes people wonder, Palozzi said.
"With all the fake news coming from both sides we're having to really research and dig to find the truth," he said.
Performances will be on Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 6, and 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $17 for students and seniors, and $22 for adults.
The address is 507 S. 3rd St., Renton.
Visit rentoncivictheatre.org for additional information and tickets.
The man who put the yodel in Yahoo is coming to Kent this weekend.
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An alert Highline staff member and local public safety officers helped stop a potential suicide on campus last week.
While a staff member was working, he noticed a suspicious male wandering the East Lot around 6:25 a.m. May 25. The staff worker called Highline Public Safety who responded to find the individual running around with a rope in his hands, looking for a place to possibly hang himself.
This prompted Public Safety to contact Des Moines Police and South King County Fire and Rescue. By the time first responders came to the scene, the distraught man climbed into a tree near Building 99, ready to use the rope on himself.
First responders talked to the man, successfully convincing him to come down from the tree. After the turmoil settled the individual was transported to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.
Sgt. George Curtis of Public Safety said this was the first time he has encountered someone attempting to endanger their own life on campus.
Staff member passes out
Public Safety said the actions of the staff member who reported the incident is an excellent example of how “see something, say something” could potentially save a life. A staff member was reported to have passed out in Building 4 at 8:10 a.m. The person was sitting in their chair when they lost consciousness, then fell out, hitting their head on the ground. Public Safety arrived but the staff member refused any medical treatment.
Late night fast food runs a no-no
A suspicious car was spotted on campus at 1:35 a.m. on May 28 by a Public Safety officer. The car was occupied by two students and parked between buildings 29 and 22.
The two students had gone to Jack in the Box and decided to eat the fast food on campus.
They were told by the officer to leave because campus was closed.
Learn all about Safe Zones
Allies of the LGBTQIA community along with faculty and staff will be hosting a Safe Zones training program, next month.
Safe Zones is a program identifying individuals in the school community who are safe and supportive allies of LGTBQIA students and faculty.
The Safe Zones training is put on by Highline’s Multicultural Affairs organization.
The program is about learning more about the queer community and to build skills to use on the Highline campus and out in other communities.
The LGBTQIA Taskforce has been working on creating a basic curriculum for the Safe Zones training that not only provides information that may seem basic or simple.
Anyone is welcome to the Safe Zones training.
The training will be June 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Writing Center, Building 26 room 319i.
Annual Vicom Portfolio Show is next week
Highline is hosting its annual portfolio show next week.
Design students will show off their work and achievements on June 5 - 6.
The show is in Building 8, Mt. Olympus room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
Faculty awards nominations due
The annual vote for Highline’s Outstanding Faculty Awards has been extended June 5.
The Highline College Foundation provides two
$1,500 awards to be presented to Highline College’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year.
Nominations can be made by any student, staff member, faculty member or administrator of Highline. A person may make only one nomination for each award.
Further detainominations need to consist of written statements from both the nominator and then a second reference that gives specific emphasis to the nominee’s contribution to education at Highline.
Nominations need to be submitted to the Selection Committee in the Office of Instruction, Mailstop 9-2, by 5 p.m. on June 5.