History seminar returns

By Stephen Springer - Staff Reporter

The unique ways the Civil War has been recorded and presented through the eyes of cartoonists is the topic for the next History Seminar on Oct. 11.

These artists, through caricatures and few, if any words, embodied and shaped the feelings of a young nation torn apart by war and will be the subject of The U.S. Civil War in Political Cartoons presented by history Professor Tim McMannon in Building 3, room 102, Wednesdays at 1:30-2:39 p.m.

Faculty, staff, students and the public alike are welcome to attend Highline's weekly History Seminars hosted by the History Department.

Yesterday's presentation by Tarisa Matsumoto-Maxfield, was The No-No Boys, a group of Americans with Asian heritage that resisted American internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, showing that patriotism can be the strength to say "no."

Much like other more well-known civil rights heroes, these men stood up to their government for what they knew to be right.

The fall seminar schedule is bringing a variety of different speakers as well as topics, upcoming topics and presenters include:

Oct. 18, Yarinid Velez-Hernandez will present Eugenics in Puerto Rico, 1920-1980s.

Oct. 25, Rachel Bledsaw will present Werewolves.

Nov. 1, Lonnie Somer will present Easter Island.

Nov. 8, Tanna Tan will present Mindfulness Buddhism.

Nov. 15, Teri Balkenende will present The Iliad.

Nov. 22, Thanksgiving break, no seminar.

Nov. 29, Jennifer Jones will present Marketing Apartheid.

Students who attend the entire series are eligible for the history credit, the first seminar was Oct. 4, but for those interested in gaining the one credit in History 190 or 191, a perfect 4.0 is still possible.

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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.

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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.

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