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Pirates Are On Fire — Scoring Their Third 50-Point Game
September 23rd, 2022
Type your new text here. Rashad Carriere of the Eyes Wolverine Fumble before Taking it into the end zone.By Martin Barrett.Thursday night saw the Highline Pirates host the Evergreen Wolverines in another KingCo 2A matchup. The game was decided early, with the Pirates taking a 30-0 lead by the end of the 1st quarter. The final score was 58-0. The Pirates executed precisely what they had scripted as...
Rosh Hashanah: A Day for Reflection
September 23rd, 2022
Rabbi Moshe Wolff - Guest columnAs we approach the end of the summer and transition into the autumn months, the Jewish community prepares to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Hebrew calendar: Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year. Starting on Sunday, September 25th at sundown, the day marks the beginning of an entire month of festivals, garnering inspiration to start the year on a spiritual h...
Burien Named Washington State’s Newest Certified Creative District
September 23rd, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Annie McGrath, 206-575-1633Burien Named Washington State’s Newest Certified Creative DistrictBURIEN, WA – The ArtsWA Board of Commissioners has approved Burien as Washington’s newest Certified Creative District. Burien joins twelve other cities to earn this sought-after designation, recognizing the city as a hub for innovation, arts and culture, and creativity. ...
A Tangible Measure of Growth — Pirate JV Football Team Brings Home the Win
September 22nd, 2022
By Marin Barrett.A Tangible Measure Measure of Growth Highline Pirate football continues to drive towards excellence under Head Coach Deontae Cooper. In 2A class ball, they are 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 108 - 0. This clearly speaks to the current team. But what about the future of the program? Monday night marked another critical element to the Pirates becoming a perennial contender —...
The Growing Pains Of Planting With Community Sunny Gardens In Burien
September 21st, 2022
By Vicki Krage, Director of Operations at Sunrise Financial Services & Sunny Gardens Volunteer.Let's be honest. The fun part about gardening is picking out the plants and shopping for them. However, putting in the hard work of planning ahead of time makes all the difference; when it comes to our gardens, the better we plan, the better our plantings and harvests turn out.Each season that passes at ...
Easing Homelessness in Burien: Local Organization Takes Practical Approach
September 21st, 2022
Homelessness is an epidemic in Burien. The general consensus is that it’s a complicated problem requiring a multi-faceted response. Transform Burien, a non-profit headquartered at Burien’s old Sunnydale School, is working to be part of that response. “We want to help our neighbors in practical ways,” says one weekly volunteer. “We give them food and clothing, soap, sometimes a backpack. We get to ...
2022 Highline School District Bond 2022 Meeting Report
September 20th, 2022
September 15th School Bond 2022 Meeting ReportOn September 15th, 2022, the Highline School District held an information session at Tyee High School about the school bond measure on the November 8th ballot. There are two additional sessions to be held:Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.Evergreen High School Library, 830 SW 116th Street, SeattleThursday, September 22nd, 6:00-7:00 p.m.Pacific Mid...
Anthony Berg: Pirate Quarterback Coach and Offensive Coordinator
September 19th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.Anthony Berg is a coach for the "little guy." Growing up, Anthony loved the game of football because of his dad's love for the Washington Huskies. Berg grew up in Mukilteo and played quarterback at Kamiak High School. He went on to play for Saddleback Junior College before coming to the University of Washington as a "walk-on ." Though Berg made the team, he never expected to see ...
Kennedy Kentwood Game Recap - 9/19/2022
September 19th, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic Lancers visited the Kentwood Conquerors on Thursday, September 15; it was the first conference game of the season for both teams. Kennedy Catholic opened the season by splitting non-conference games with a 26-14 loss to Eastside Catholic and a 41-6 win over Highline. Kentwood opened with two non-conference losses to Lakes 50-23 and Peninsula 31-7. Based on the open...
City Council Special Meeting Summary: 09/12/2022
September 19th, 2022
Roll Call: All members present, but S. Moore (late)Agenda DiscussionGovernor Inslee’s is ending the Covid-19 state of emergency on Oct 31, which ends Burien’s eviction moratorium as written in the ordinance.Vote: Remove Eviction Moratorium Discussion from agenda – Passed unanimously      Public CommentKatie W. - A Registered Nurse representing the Transit Riders Union (TRU). The TRU has determined...
Pirates Right The Ship In Last Night's Game vs. Interlake Saints
September 16th, 2022
Highline vs. Interlake Sept 15, 2022 One minute and 25 seconds into the game, Running Back Jamaine Matthews scored a touchdown in a 16-yard run. It was Matthews's first of 3 touchdowns and a total of 4 Pirate touchdowns in the first quarter. With a 27-0 lead over the visiting Interlake Saints at the end of the first 12 minutes, it was clear that Coach Deontae Cooper had his team back in stride aft...
To The Highline School Board: Comments About Covid Vaccinations
September 16th, 2022
By Stuart Jenner.Back to school means lots of information coming at parents. One big topic is obviously health, including Covid. Recently at the school board meeting, there was a citizen comment about Covid vaccinations and possible complications. (The comments also covered masks, but I want to focus here just on Covid vaccinations).  Those comments were included here.I did some checking, and ther...
Welcome to Burien — New Rabbi, Moshe Wolff!
September 15th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.Burien has a new family in town, Rabbi Moshe and Devorah Wolff, who, along with their three children, moved into our city just a few weeks ago. They have been appointed to establish a new Chabad center to service the cities of Burien to Federal Way.The word “Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for the three intellectual faculties of chochmah-wisdom, binah-comprehension, and da’at-knowled...
Highline School Board Summary: 9/7/2022
September 14th, 2022
Highline School Board Summary: 9/7/2022  Summary is based on Meeting AgendaBoard Recording Link Board Meeting RecordingRoll Call:  - 3  Directors & Superintendent were present,  Director Howell had an excused absence, and Director Garcia Participated RemotelyScheduled Communications:Wendy Butzerin (Title IX Changes)Patricia Bailey (Title IX) James Payne (Board Policies) Katie Kresly (Safe Spaces -...
Recap of Battle For Burien
September 14th, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic Lancer football team put a pretty good whipping on the Highline Pirates last Friday night, with the final score of 41-6. The Battle for Burien was highly anticipated by both teams. Highline, the team with the most to prove, allowed the game to slip away and get out of hand. Kennedy Catholic, the much more seasoned and experienced team, forced multiple turnovers and...
Friends In the Garden – A Three-Part Series
September 13th, 2022
By Marie Jones.                 One of the wonderful things about gardening is meeting friends who share your love of the same hobby. I am blessed to have several friends that enjoy gardening, and I'd like to introduce three of them to you over the next few weeks.Today I'll start with Annie, who's had a love for gardening since she was a young girl. Her early interest came by way of her dad, who p...
Delicious Summer Recipe: Sweet and Snappy Zucchini Relish (small batch)
September 13th, 2022
Sweet and Snappy Zucchini Relish - (Small Batch)By Deb Wolf Zucchini is a type of squash from the Cucurbita family. Though it is mainly used as a vegetable, it may come as a surprise that it is classified as a fruit. Its seeds are generally inside/within, unlike a vegetable that produces a seed stalk.Its seminal habitat was from central America up through central Mexico, etc. It seems to have been...
JT Jackson: Highline Pirate Receivers Coach
September 12th, 2022
What is it like to lose the state championship game? JT Jackson knows that feeling. As a senior at O'Dea, he helped the team make it to the year's final contest, only to lose to Bellevue High School. "It is heartbreaking," said Coach Jackson. And yet, for Jackson, the opportunity to play for a storied program changed his life. "I experienced a quality of coaching from men who became mentors and li...
Kennedy Continues Dominance of Burien Football
September 10th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.The Lancer line dominated the first Battle for Burien game. On both sides, they owned the blocks. They opened holes for the run game on offense and gave their QB Payton Faker time to find receivers downfield. On defense, the Lancers forced three turnovers on downs in the first half alone, shutting down the Pirate run game and keeping the fleet Pirate receivers off balance.The Pir...
HIGHLINE SCHOOL BOARD TESTIMONY—9/7/22—TITLE IX REVISIONS
September 10th, 2022
By Gem of the Sound Reporter.Good evening school board directors. I am here to ask you to lobby for the postponement of the revision of Title IX. These changes expand the definition of discrimination based on sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Please use all the influence you have to enlist WSSDA and OSPI to petition the Department of Education to postpone the adoption of the p...