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Summer and fall registration are now open

Summer and fall quarter class registrations opened on May 18 for students that are currently enrolled, and as of May 22, summer and fall quarter registration has been opened for new and incoming students.

Tuition due dates for the summer and the fall quarter are June 12 and September 11, respectively. Make sure to check emails sent from the school to keep up with the registration and tuition dates and deadlines.

For more information on signing up for classes visit the Highline Dates and Deadlines webpage.

Earth Week tries to find ways to go green for the world's ongoing climate crisis

Highline is hosting Earth Week 2023 from April 17-22 with a weeklong series of events for students, faculty, and staff to take part in.

Faculty member Woody Moses said in an email that everyone is welcome, and by doing so, some students may find opportunities to improve their grade for a course at Highline.

“Bring your class! Bring yourself! Offer extra credit! We’ve got lots of great events! Come check them out!,” Moses said.

The events will consist of different hosts and various activities each day contributing to the message for that day. 

Highline’s Computer Science Club hosting Highline Hacks

Highline’s Computer Science Club will be hosting Highline Hacks, the club’s first hackathon of 2023.

The event will take place in Building 8 at Mt. Olympus on February 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Students can form groups of up to three people to solve coding prompts in any desired coding language. The prompts will vary in difficulty with the more difficult problems being worth more points.

Don’t miss out on this year’s poetry contest

Highline is hosting its 11th Annual Student Poetry Contest.

The deadline to submit your three poems and to register will be March 10 at 4 p.m.

Ten poems will be selected to earn a prize: the poem that makes first place will receive an award of $200; second place will receive $150; third place will receive $100; and seven poems will be chosen for an honorable mention prize and will receive $75.

Don’t miss out on receiving COVID-19 financial relief funds

Highline students that have expenses related to COVID-19 qualify for the COVID-19 financial relief fund for those that struggle to have enough money to pay off rent, food, tuition, books, or child care.

Each student who qualifies to receive money from this fund will receive a maximum of 1,000 dollars to cover their expenses and educational needs. Eligible students have received an email with the link to the application.

Federal Way King County Library will be hosting a live Jazz and Jam session

Libraries are well known for their quiet spaces and for study times, however on Tuesday, January 24, the Federal Way

Public library will be hosting a live Jazz and Jam session from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

People of all ages are welcome to join, they encourage you to bring your own instrument, voice, or to be part of the audience to experience a live Jazz session.

Winter quarter parking permits are available for purchase

Students at Highline may purchase Winter Quarter parking permits on campus or online.

Public safety said in a campus wide email that, for part-time students, permits will cost $29 while permits for full-time students will cost $46.

There will be a grand gathering on Mt. Olympus

Clubs are up and running here at Highline, and you can learn more at the Winter Clubs Fair.

Anyone interested in joining clubs may attend, and it will be taking place on Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 8 on the first floor conference rooms, Mt. Olympus and Mt. Constance.

Highline’s Arcturus is looking to recruit student editors

Highline students may join the class ENGL 290 – Editing: The Arcturus, as the requirements will change winter quarter.

Arcturus is Highline’s literary and art magazine run by students.

“[The Arcturus] showcases the written and visual talents of our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We are a student editorial team that brings a fresh concept to print each year in June,” the Arcturus website said. 

Local food banks provide support for the holiday season

Many families in the Highline community struggle with having food on their tables each and everyday. This can be especially true on holidays like Thanksgiving. However there are some local food banks to provide resources for these families this holiday season.

Last day to register for the Taste the World potluck is Nov. 11, 2022

The Global Student Ambassadors are hosting a potluck on November 16, outside of building 8 in the Mt. Conference room beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

The event will showcase a variety of traditional foods and drinks that are well suited for this time of the season. It is a way of highlighting different cultures’ traditional foods and drinks.

Register for the Black and Brown Male Summit before November 11

The Black and Brown Male Summit is happening November 19, but registration for the event must be completed by November 11. Register for the event here.

The Black and Brown Male Summit is an event hosted by Black and brown men in building 8, on the Highline campus. There, the presenters will do their best to empower young men of color by showing them that they are valued, giving them self-worth so that they may succeed both in and out of school.

Trick or Treat Path in the Marina District

The Community of Des Moines is holding a “Trick or Treat Path” for the kids in the area.

Taking place in Marina View Drive South and 7th Ave S., all businesses that have pumpkins painted on the windows will be participating.

Student technology orientation sessions available

Students can get help on how to use Highline’s technology resources in a series of free classes this week on campus.

The sessions will be held the first two weeks of the fall quarter from Monday through Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m., and 2 to 2:45 p.m. in Building 30 next to the help desk.

Survey asks students about equity

Highline wants students to fill out a survey about equity and the college’s mission.

The Equity First Strategic Planning Team is improving Highline’s mission, vision, and values statement.

The team currently has ideas but wants students to add what they think is missing.

Nordstrom scholarship now available

Highline Benefits Hub is offering a scholarship.

The partnership of United Way of King County and contributions from the Nordstrom Family have a scholarship that provides basic needs for students.

Twenty students across 10 colleges will receive up to $5,000 per year for their basic needs (not academic costs).

Highline gets summer Running Start funds

Highline’s Running Start students can receive funding for Summer Quarter classes.

Highline is offering up to 15 college credits to new and current Running Start students, along with those who are interested in enrolling in professional-technical classes.

The funding will cover all tuition as well as textbooks, fees, and supplies if the student is enrolling in professional-technical classes.

Summer tuition due date approaching

Tuition is due June 13 for Summer Quarter.

You may pay all your tuition by the due date, but Highline also offers other options for payment.

Students may use third-party payment called Nelnet, and you can also pay with a third-party voucher, such as SEIU, Boeing, DSHS/DVR.

Voting underway for new student government vice president

Highline students can now vote for next year’s 2022-2023 new student government vice president online or in-person.

For this election only one candidate is running, Mahad Dahir.
Dahir said he was diagnosed with autism at a young age and being a candidate for the student government will be his way of being a voice and leader for those with disabilities. He also said he wants to contribute to the diversity, leadership, resources, and being a voice for students at Highline.

Academic help centers open into finals week

Academic Success Centers at Highline will continue to be open for students in the Summer

For the current quarter, the Academic Success Centers will be open until Wednesday, June 15. Tutoring at the center is provided either in person or online.

For the Summer Quarter, the tutoring center will reopen on Wednesday, June 29.

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.