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7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about internships + how to get one this summer

7 things you (maybe) didn’t know about internships + how to get one this summer

From Advertiser the Port of Seattle: For high school student Bryanna Bui, two consecutive summer internships at Pier 69 and Sea-Tac airport improved her confidence through writing projects, event planning... [Read more]

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at their Thursday (April 12) meeting unanimously approved placing a resolution on its April 26th agenda objecting to a Highline School District proposal to change... [Read more]

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Earth Day is a time to enjoy the wonders of nature, and Saltwater State Park is providing a “Free... [Read more]

Make your health last as long as your life at Wesley Homes on Thurs., April 5

Make your health last as long as your life at Wesley Homes on Thurs., April 5

How can you live a healthy lifestyle in the real world? Joe Piscatella is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the practical science of healthy living. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on school boundaries

Tell Highline Public Schools what you think – take a short survey to let them know what you think of the proposed boundaries and feeder patterns, or attend one of their upcoming public... [Read more]

Nominations now open for Highline College’s next ‘Distinguished Alumnus’

Nominations now open for Highline College’s next ‘Distinguished Alumnus’

Nominations are now open for Highline College’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which honors former Highline students who have made notable achievements in their profession or community. The award’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: To the people... [Read more]

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

Here’s what to expect at Saturday’s ‘March For Our Lives Seattle’ student protest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander This Saturday, March 24, a coalition of students from throughout Washington State will... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last week provided the third two-minute public-comment segment of his ‘Briefing’ to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is responding to an FAA and... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ continues through March 24

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ continues through March 24

“Join Cinderella, Jack, his trusty pet, Milky White, Little Red Ridinghood, the Baker, and many more as they go into the woods on a journey of life, love and longing…” Come to the spring... [Read more]

Local Students earn cash, kudos in Highline College Poetry Contest

Local Students earn cash, kudos in Highline College Poetry Contest

“Accent” earned Yasmine Leland (pictured above) first place in Highline College’s 2018 Student Poetry Contest. Leland was one of 88 writers who submitted 187 poems during the contest, a prelude... [Read more]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan pledges to stand against gun violence with students

EDITOR’S NOTE: Katalia Alexander is a student at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. By Katalia Alexander On Thursday, March 8, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted “Town Hall: Students Stopping... [Read more]

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

A group of local high school students are organizing the Seattle branch of the nation-wide ‘March for Our Lives’ protest, which will take place on Saturday, March 24, on Capitol Hill. A coalition... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier student Abhijeet Sanga serves as Page to Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier student Abhijeet Sanga serves as Page to Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with Page Abhijeet Sanga, March, 1st, 2018. Abhijeet Sanga, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by... [Read more]

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

And the winner is… The Washington Poison Center announced this week that this year’s winner of the 2018 Annual Statewide Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest is Sharlene Le, a 10-year old... [Read more]

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Student filmmakers found a variety of ways to tell the story of “Transformation,” the theme of the 2018 Highline College Film Festival. Contest judges selected four winners, with two very different... [Read more]

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

How Highline Public Schools will respond if there’s a student walkout Mar. 14

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Highline Public Schools issued the following statement about how it will respond if students participate in a walkout. A national school walkout is scheduled for March 14 to “protest... [Read more]

Want to be a City Farmer? Highline College’s Ag Food Summit is Mar. 2-3

Want to be a City Farmer? Highline College’s Ag Food Summit is Mar. 2-3

Looking for advice on making the most out of a small urban garden? Or how to build a career in farming food in the city? Find experts, resources and hands-on workshops at the South King County Urban Agriculture... [Read more]

Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President gives update on shooting incident

Highline College Interim President Jeff Wagnitz sent out the following email to students this week, regarding last Friday’s (Feb. 16) suspected shooter incident. The incident began around 9 a.m.... [Read more]