Highline College

Friday, August 07, 2020

Campus

Highline honors students for excellence in and out of the classroom

Highline honored 53 students at this year’s Legacy Awards, where students were recognized for their hard work in and out of the classroom.

Legacy awards represent recognition to students who’ve made a legacy as scholars and leaders in the Highline community, the ceremony held live through Zoom.

Santos elected new president of student government

Jarmaine Santos officially won the election for the 2020-2021 Highline ASHC president.

The Associated Students of Highline College (ASHC) is Highline’s student government.

Tutors also learning during corona shutdown

Tutoring during quarantine has been different for tutors than previous quarters at Highline.

Highline’s Spring Quarter 2020 has been completely virtual. Tutors operate within a fixed schedule on Zoom in order to accommodate students during quarantine.

Bookstore copes with coronavirus changes

The campus bookstore is only available for online ordering, creating a much different school environment than students are used to.

Interim Bookstore manager Flint Thornton said that currently the bookstore has five permanent full-time employees and three part-time hourly. Pre-COVID, the store was open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with up to 25 student employees.

Summer class explores health care careers

Students can now apply to the Healthcare Exploration for Youth program which will be held at Highline this summer.

Student leadership jobs available for fall

Two student leadership organizations want to hire more than two dozen student workers for the coming school year.

Scholarship application deadline coming up

The Highline Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for Highline students.

Application deadline is May 10. Some 30 different scholarships are available. Some scholarships offer multiple awards within one scholarship.

Some campus services close during coronavirus quarantine

Since the campus is closed, so are many of the services that require people to be on campus with face-to-face interaction.

Many campus services remain open online

Many virtual services are available for Highline students while the campus is closed.

Math Resource Center helps students survive

Tutors at the Math Resource Center help students solve unfamiliar math equations and succeed in their classes.

Between 20 and 25 math tutors do their best at providing students the help they need to ace complicated classes.

If a student is fighting with a tricky problem or concept, the tutors will go out of their way to make sure it’s understood by going over a work-along example, then assist the next student.