Students gather for food, friends and horror
By Keanu Camacho - Staff Reporter
If you are passionate about the heebie-jeebies, Highline has a group of people ready to share all things creepy with you.
The Horror Movie Club meets twice weekly to explore, experience and learn about the horror community. And two years of blood, guts and suspense have done nothing to frighten away its members.
Horror Movie Club has been growing over the past year. Members are focused on creating an environment for people to have a good time and a place to get away from the Student Union and classes.
It's a place to kick back, watch movies, talk to friends and revel in the macabre.
And the club is looking to increase its body count.
Members want more students to attend the events to experience the different genres of horror films and learn about the horror industry.
The inspiration for creating Horror Movie Club came from the founder's experience with Cinema Movie Club.
Horror Movie Club founder Jonathan Williams was watching Scary Movie 4 at a Cinema Movie Club meeting when the inspiration hit him: Why not conjure up a Horror Movie Club?
The idea came because he was specifically into horror films and wanted to create a community of fellow devotees. Cinema in general was fine. He was looking for something more specific.
The club began with around 25-30 members and continues to grow, he said.
For Williams, it is more than just watching horror movies. It's a place where devotees can hang out with friends and meet new people.
It's also a place for people to just sit back, relax and enjoy a community devoted to all things scary.
Williams said the key component of Horror Movie Club is its people. The group strives to make everyone feel welcome. Members treat you like family. And the positive outcome within the club makes people want to stay and participate.
People make connections with others to develop more friendships and bond with each other, he said.
"We try our best to be a family that is inclusive of everybody," Williams said.
And despite the on-edge nature of the genre, the purpose of the club is to take away stress.
"Horror movies take your mind away from a lot because you're trying to focus on the jump-scares," Williams said.
Meeting days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in Building 10, room 201.
Student Election continues
Voting for either candidate in the upcoming election can occur online between midnight on May 15 until 11:59 p.m. on May 16.
You can vote at elections. highline.edu.
You can also vote in person as well. Polling booths will be set up at the library entrance, Building 6 entry plaza, and at the Student Union in Building 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Election results will be post- ed on Friday at noon in Center for Leadership and Service.
Prepare for graduation
Graduating students are en- couraged to attend Grad Fair where they can accomplish many of the tasks needed to prepare for Commencement.
At the Grad Fair, students can purchase commencement regalia, pick up cap & gown orders from online orders, join the Alumni Association, check in for Commencement, visit a cap decorating station, buy a class ring, get professional graduation photos taken, and celebrate with fellow graduating classmates.
You can join the celebration at Building 8, 1st floor, Mt. Constance/Olympus on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Memorial Day Celebration
To celebrate Memorial Day, Veterans Services has arranged for the American Veterans bugler to play as a wreath is laid at the Veterans Memorial Plaza. Following the honor, Lourdes E. 'Alfie' Alvarado-Ramos, cur- rent president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs will give a speech inside Building 2.
Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided to everyone that attends.
This event will take place in the Veterans Memorial Plaza & Building 2 on May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Spring College Transfer Fair
If you are planning to transfer to a 4 year college or university in the future, be sure to attend this free college fair.
Located in Building 8 first floor, come visit with admissions representatives from approximately 30 4 year colleges and universities.
The fair is the perfect place to explore colleges and new options.
Learn about the transfer process and deadlines, admissions requirements, scholarships, majors offered and more.
This event will take place on May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
can now do so. Running start and international students not eligible.
Drop-In Refugee Simulation Event
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) will facilitate a simulation event called "Passages." Passages is an educational tool designed by the United Nations organization to create a better understanding of the problems that refugees encounter during their plight.
The simulation takes about 15 minutes to complete. This will take place on May 15 from noon till 2 p.m. in Building 29,room116.