Alexis i s a student at
Highline during the day. Until
recently, at night she took her Donuts
clothes off for money.
kinds of strippers: the girls who
do it for fun, the girls who doit
for drugs and the girls who it do
for money. Alexis didit for the The D e s Moines Police
weren't after donuts on m -
day morning. Instead, they and
when a stripperperforms on
stage, she doesn't use her real
the h t of Seattle bomb squad
chosen alias called a stage , Highline disarming what they
name. Alexis is this stripper's f d was a bomb.
stage name, and to protect her For almost two hours c p ,
cones and flashing lights
privacy it is the only wayshe is
referred to, even by the other blocked off the entire intersec-
tion of Pacific Highway and
employees at Deja Vu.
Akxis is not your stereotypi- Kent Des-Moines Road. Cars
sat idling, pedestrians were
cal stripper, and is apparentas
stopped OR the sidewalks and
she sits acmss the t b with her
bouncy blond hair in a ponytail
everybody held t ct breath.
. T h e only movenent w i ath
and a chubby cbeckcd, dipply .
2oo-fixk 0f-n DO- :
. ~ U W ~ dre'bonrbsqud, cllrt-
come from broken homes. I ..
'Ton't come from the typical :
'- eoOmish; i ea
. I t .seemed lk .
stripper family," said Akxis. - Barbour, ciwncroftk 24-hour ti
Apre#y, -y lookinggid,
Alexis speaks very articulately
Dunkin Donuts, cutivcd for .
about her experiences. She
ing routine u l n i
seems well educated and clear-
"Istarted because I
could... it was just for just
the police. ' .
B a r b o u r w a s ~ b y
for kicks," said Alexis, through
a mouth-full fiicd rice. "had
oftheshop."hesaid. W m d t
a full-time job during day."
I t was Alexis's 18th birthday
e. Ithought it was a bat-
when she and her 22-year-old
tery or something, but the cop .
thought it was a big k ,
friend dc e it would be fun to
get dressed up and go to the
fmt of the store sometime after
strip club to celebrate her
5 am, wasn'tthere when I
newfound adulthood, I t was
got h ,he said.
amateur night at the Deja Vu in Barbour remember
seeing any suspicious dumctus
went Southcenter .
around thestore that morning.
mall at theRaveandbought
Despitethe faa that the Midway
cute little matchingbrasand
area is notorious for crime, he is
thongs," said Alexis. "It's unbe-
not routinely bothered by it.
lievably fun to dress up in those
" h is the first time," he said.
cute little outfits."
"They don't c o w here... I
Alexis and her friend were
didn't thinkit would bt a bomb
both excited to perform. They
Photo illustration by k a Sokolova m n h f .
t u d cc "
were also IICWOUS. 'We did like
Despite the owner'slack of
two shots.oft q ia the park-
" " soon became mom than Alexis do it SCtiousIy," she said, "He Starting out - in the stripping . c n en l c lpolice evacuated
- o c r ,oa
jng lot'cause we were both so
had bargainedfor, "wm.(ama- offered to pay my p mts...
I for c i -"
necvous," she said. tcur night is a contest) and the and he said Icould stay there
"" "" " 7
see dancer page12 see bomb page 12 .
One night of rebellious fun manager&dme if1
rent fiec for a few days." "."
,- -- - ... - --
_ . .
2 campus life
Colloquy communicates Straight
As are not
is a kcy skill whenyou are look-
ing for a job.
Dr. John Stewart, from the Stuff Reporter
University of Washington De-
Scholarships Arcn't for
Crime Blotter partment of Speech Communi-
Straight A Students is a work-
for Feb. 7-14 sonal communicationfor Con- shopcomingup in February.
temporary Voices on Wednes- The workshop i s help to
day in Building 7. Highline students find money.
Potholes "Communication i s vital to Workingclosely with the
business organizations context,** foundation program, Women's
A Highline student was Programs' Krista Hall will be
said Dr. Stewart.
walking to her car in the east the on
Companies are looking for
l tlast 'Ibesday, 6, when
people who can communicate Wednesday, Feb. 28 and
she stepped in a pothole. T)re Wednesday, March 7 from 2-4
well withoh r , work in teams,
girl lost her balance and fell p.m. The workshop will also be
and express their ideas clearly.
on her left side, straining held Monday,
on March 12
Companiesneed a bridge e b
muscles in her leg and a . rm andMonday, March 19 from 4-6
tween their manufacturers and
p.m. A 1 sessions will meet in
their buyers, said Dr. Stewart.
ard Fisher does not a my Building 3, room 102.
They need someone who can
plansto fix the potbolc at this "The basic roleof the work-
communication well with the John Stewart
time. people buying their product or shop is to give students informa-
dealing with the company. Also,pple am becoming many jobs that require you to fl
tion about how to il out schol-
Lustandliquor "Interpersonal communica- more interested in expressing have these skills. For example, arships in a way that will make
don't. mix 1
tion i s not just with our fami- their individual identity. e - you nqcd communication for
I n you a better candidate for the
le , said Dr. Stewart.
i s" tity i s the waywe tieinto nursing, businesses, medicine, scholarship,'' Hall said.
I t is with everyone that you p c ~ ~ k .said D . Stewart.
'' r e tss
and d ni t . The cost of the workshop
interact with. Some p p l e believe that At the University of Wash- will be $10. The feecan be
Therearefowpiacesofmm- tbchnologyc8D~veallofour ingtonthmarcsomcnewpro- waiveddepending the
munication that are changing, pmbl&ns but others strongly grams tbat arc being developed student'sneeds, T h e y can
accordingto D. Stewart. di~Dr.sbrvrt'sdd. with alotofogpotkmiticsinthe
The waive the fee but the fee is there
The waypeople relate to *. interpersonalcommunication to have students commit to at-
'humans are tiat
each other, the setting in which r
field, said D. Stewart. . tending," Hall said
we communicate increasing
the Whatyouut~inin- "Communication is about Information on a wide vari-
interestin identity, and the =is- terp#sonal"~OU contact md being'mnnected," i
ety of scholarships w avail-
t n ~ ce o a d h o~ "notjust getting yorir d
a # s i n t n ~ n arc. l ie .
m suwutsaid. able at the workshops. Eligibil-
" h context of speaking has ~~you'rtfigulingoutwhowe The next scheduledspeaker
I t ity requirements also vary.
chmgedfirronafonnaldngto am to each other,' said D. for Coatcmporary Voices is on For mort information about
an informal setting?Dr. Skwart stewaft . e.
F b 24 at 1:IO p.m. I t w be
i the workshop, contact Krista
a lield' in Building 7 and the a
Hlof the Wopm's Rogram at
and mom r l x da is not shtinlsing. Thtse ut SpmImisQbermnwmxd 206-878-3710, ext.3340.
Highlineoffice atact. 3537. and Health Services will have March 14.inbuilding 8 fiom I 1
an employee on campus am.- noon.
Moonline M y s ftorn 9 am.- 1 p.m. in *Arts Night at Highline will
the Women's center in Building be held on Thursday, Fcb. 22.
Highline is a part of the Pub- 6. . The Bill Mair Retrospective,
lic Schools Emergency Com- *Student " m t and In- featuring the artwork of former
. . Sys$cm. 'Ihesysmn tcnratjoaal Clubw hold a Cul-
mulllcBdlon il Highline professor Bill' Mair,
is to inform the public of emer- tutal Caft every other lhesday il
wl be held from 4-730 p.m. on
g~~lannounamentsby upstairs in building 8 from 3-4 the fourth floor of the library.
o ny e lh
C u t H at p.m. Refreshmentswill be provided.
posting information on web- a
site. The email address is *The Drop-In ResumeClinic The performance of Highline
The King County Board of i s available for students who professor Dr. T.M. Sell's new
Health i s holding a meeting on
need helpwith an existing re- play, Pictures at an Inhibition,
Friday, February 16 from 9:30 sume, their first rcsumc or gen- will be at 7:30 p.m. in Building
a.m. to 12~30 p.m. at the King 'end questions about career help i
7. Donations w aceptedat
County Council Chambers. at Highline. The Clinic will be the door. Pmcecds will benefit
Cathy Pitts' name was held everyWednesday until the Highline Foundation.
Forms available mispelled in the February 8 is-
sue of the Thunderword.
S&A budget forms are now
Albrecht at ext. 3255 for more
Table will be held every
Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. The
World stories purpose of the lunch tableis to
enhance global awareness and
Team Highline, Womcn's create a friendly atmosphere on
Programs, International campus.
Student Programsi s looking for *The Department of Social
individuals to share their stories
and experiences from around
world International Got bmaking news?
Women's Day on March 7.
If you or anybody else i s in-
terested the Team
voice o f t h e s t
Writing center h e l w students with words
B Y JOSEPH CsnU, of any curriculum. he Wkting and havingthem come back and
Stuff R e W m Ccntctisagmtplaccto~ve got A
say. ‘I an on my paper, I’m
writing feedback from friendly havingsuchandeasiertime
Andy Tbanlus was stuck on o n u n ,said Btett
o s l t”
a Hackctt, now, thank you very much,”’
his*paper, experiencing h l or edwriting consultant.
l la said Hackett.
what is more commonly known ’ All students who am cur- Don’t make the mistake of
.e, as writer’s block. He heard his rently emllad are wtlcomtdto going to the Writing Center and
. writinginstructor, Angi Caster, the Writing Center. expecting the tutors to editor
talk about getting extra help in “We have an old saying in proofread yourpaper. The pur-
the ”btoring Center. our country, that two minds am pose of the Writing Center tois
“ I to the Writing Center always better than one,” said
went improve writing The
because Ineeded help develop student FaridK n,who con- i center’s motto is to cmatc better
ing ideas for my paper,” said sults witha philosophy writing a es
wies not better p p r .
’Itvardus. d . a e
t Sign in fat an appointmentat
Like many stu&nts,’I\rvafdus Atotalof 18tutorsworkfot in
the flrtoring Center Building.
does not enjoy writing. “ & ’I mt the Writing Center, 13 consult- photo by jOe Walker 19, Room 207. Hours are 8
personally like writing but I ants and five a s c t s Con-
a -m,~m .md -dn w d h- & at he a.m.-7 Monday
, p.m. through
know how important is to usework
it sultants in the Writing writins Thursday
and 8 a.m.-noon Fri-
it; it will help you your
curtent day. l
Center with a students,
resumes Bring assign-
and later in the worlcplace,” said whertssmitingd work rewards,
a at personally,” nursing,
said and ment
sociology speech. and to
’1[Lvardus. specifically in their own fields. a-
Hc u it very questions.
I be- For
find gratirying more informa-
“Improving your writing “As an employee, it is a great soa ie
Writing asctsam avail-ingabletohelppeopleon a tionaboutthe Writing Center
skills is beneficial for students p k e to w * there arc a l tof able for geology, philosophy, daily basis with their education, call
o, o 206-878-3710. ext. 3444.
BSU preaches * .
Snow for a day
Lai Ross, club dvi&.”’
; : ; e
“The club is used to bring
unity,” Reader said. ‘Ihere’S~W
The members of the BlWk much togetherness among the
. Student Union(BSU) say their Sbn us
t t ” r weneadto
club allows black students to show off our capabilities be-
demonsttate unity and focus on cause a lot of
, t h e times black
uplifting black youth. studentsatemisunderstood,”
Highline’s BSU is lookingat Reackrsaid. .
a positive transition this year. The BlackStudent Union at
Starting off the New Year, the Hi@= meets weekly, Fridays
club ~Stnrc- . at noon in Building 8. They dis-
electing new and off campus regarding black
officers. youth. The club also plans on
D.J. Howard various ways to go help in the
is the club’s community.
president BSU is planning severalu p
with Ebony coming events, which include a
Taylor- performance. by Ofwanda
Walker cho- acr
D n e s who will dance tradi-
Photo by Connie Harshman
r i n
sen as vice p s e t
ed . T
d ne. h y
tional African w l
The rest of the officers in- alsoholdatalents)rowasanard
clude Aaron Reader as sccrc-
m ,Patrice H a n i s as ~ u m , Most colleges in the nation
of the yearproject.
M g nhnce a&es little snowpeople from the light snowfaU on February 8.
Lashonda Ellis in charge of have a similarorganization.
publications, and Jmy hp
P i s Highinens its on May
i got start
5,1968. The organizationwas
BSU in f lswing for February
This quarter the club i s try- originallydlalthcAho” der, and global studies, writing finned speakers includeGeorge
ing to maintain focus and to can Societyof Highline Com- and lea r .
i rt e
t u Stokes. Building7,11 a.m.- 1
continue on next quartet with- munity college. orher events include: p.m.
out losing any of i current Highline’s Black Student *Friday,Feb. 16 “Spoken *Friday, Feb. African
members, which i s what hap- shall be to encourage a cr i l
UnionClub is back in full Word i s more powerful than D n eswl be performing, al-
penad after Fall Quarter. mote student unde swing with a whole list of written” Poetry Reading. Stu- ~ati~eprescntets: StepDm-
faces, ethnic gmupsto COopttlltE with events for Fcbruouy. dents, staff, andfaculty will ing.Building 8, Union Bay
new faces in, old faces out,” the administrationand student The first event on
was o ty
sham their p er . Building 8, Room, 11 am.- 1 p.m.
said Howard. bodytothecndthatbestsc~ Wednesday in Building 7, UnionBayRoom, 11 am.-] *Wednesday, Feb. 28. The
Te was a time of t m s i - the inte-ts of the college and where speakers shared aspects p.m. members of Black Student
tion in leadership. Leaders for community,” according to the of their life stories in honor of *Friday ni@, Feb 16. The 4 Union will be pedorming skits
Fall Quarter had to put their co118titution rdopred te.
hn BlackHi8toryMonth. Comers of Hip Hop uContcst and storytelling. Building7,ll
education first. They’re still The -up fa& many ob- Ihe”wereJesn Event”-Building 8 upstairs, 7 a.m.4 p.m.
h v e in the club but a differ- stacles in gaining approval to Huris, anthropobgy teacher, ptm.-midnight.
m For further infomation on
a ai .
a t c p cy New OffKXrrshave earn QCCCPtUKX as a club. Angi C s rwriting and le -
at ,e im
t .Wednesday, Feb 21. Con- upcomingBSU events, amtact
been elected and the chb i s U e p o ~ e r R c b r a w L h & i n c ~mre instructor, mi Satan tinuationof “n H n rof Black Gum Lai Ross at 206- 878
lookingforward,” said Gum njbutcd to W s t o ~
I oo -
History”-storytelling. 3710, ext. 3184.
feb. IS, 2001 I , ,
Napster under fire;
CD burning up in flames
The seemingly heaven-sent Internet has now come with a price
to pay. A debate that has been going on for quite a while over the
legality of downloadingof images and music via Internet is com-
ing to a head. The battle over Napster, a forum for music exchange
via file sharing, is still raging on many fronts.
There arc those who believe that Napstcr detrimental to artists
and infringes on copyright laws, essentially stealing creations. their
Others enjoy the convenience Napster in allowingthem a x a s to
such a wide database of music. Another benefit is to sample the
rtcord before you spend the money on it.
The ethics and legality Napster have been
of questioned, and w l
now be judged in federal court. Whether court findsNapstcrto
be illegal or not, the idea and technology out
sharing web sites have already cropped up Napstcr's wake, and
Don't be afraid of life, embrace it
many more will probably ensue. Life is a funny thing.It is so Nottosayinthelcastthatwhm
An idealike file sharing is not onethat can be eliminated. Them fleeting andat the same time it bad things happen they arc a
are many reasons why the artists and word companies should give Seems to go on forever. More punishment, that's just life. If
up on fighting Napster and a way to make the sharing phe- accurately, the g d times in life we didn't havethebadwe
nomenon work for them, see that it i s working for them already. pass us by in seconds, but the
or wouldn't be able to recognize
Quite simply, the people who arc on Napster seeking music. bad times seem to linger and
arc the good.
These arc the same diehard fans whowill buy every album that an seem like they wl never end.
il Most of us search for an ex-
artist puts out their lifetime,as well as most of the commemora- When youthink about it life planation forthe wrong thati s
tive greatest hits collections compiled after theirt . These are the is a series of m m n ,some wc
o et s done to us or for the bad fortune
people outfitted both the band T-shirt and hat. If the band sold
in the and some wevictims lns
that ad on us. We look for a
undergarments boldly emblazoned with their name, fans would of. Most of them (ut over person to blame or blame our-
stand in line overnight order to get a pair.
in These 81rt not the people quickly, and we are left with the negative emotion. In my opin- stlvts.
that an artistor a record label wants to alienate. e oy
mm r. But how this memory ion it i s as' natural a thing to cry We get angry 'and sometimes
File sharing is also agreat opportunity to grab the attention a affectsthertstofoutlifeisthe when you arc sad, as it is to we push away the people that
wider audience. This can cause an artist's popularity to increase, pbint.' :;
>e . .:I .I . sidle'when ,'au.art happy. i n - am there to help. All of those
thereby causing an increase the marketabilityof the artist. In fact,
in It's funny howamtradicmy order to embrace everyaspect of are natural reactions to tragic
it can be seen slightly similar to little inventionc l d the radio.
as a our views and spproaches to life life you must embrace the emo- and stressful events.
Turn it on, listen to music, pay nothing. e
can b . When you arc happy tion thatgoes along withit. But to hold on to that anger,
Record companies went through the same panic when eight- you want to hold to that mo- on I t is too easy to cut one's self and find thatisolationmore
tracks were replaced by cassettep s The fear was that people now ment as long as possible. But off from the world, at least the comforting than friendship i s
had the technology to record the songs they loved directlyoff the when you arc sad the advice is feeling partof it. I t can be too not natural. In fact that can be
radio or their friends would buy the and let 14 pcople record it. not to dwell oir i ,move past and safe to make ones heart stop more detrimental than the
tape t loss
So the record companies were losing out on essentiallyindividual forget abouti . t feeling the pain, but at the same you've experienced. It's impor-
sales. Sometimesitiswsoeasyto time you may stop feeling to tant to remember that human as
Again in the late 199Os, the technology was developed to make just get over it. Sometimes it happiness. But what i s even beings we are not built to be
it possible for the general public to record entire onto a blank takes being unbelievably sad, more difficult i s to let a light alone, we need companionship
CD. Again, the fear was that record sales would decline and the depressed and lonely. Maybe shine into the dark placesof a and understanding.
music industry would takea huge hit to the pocket book. But that the best thing forsome p p l e to heart that was dark and cold for We miss so muchby just
was not the case.The music industry remains one the most highly do is to be alone and cry and so long. trudging through thissea that
profitable industriesin the world. feel every ounceof pain thatis The times that challenge us we call life, never looking up to
Artists will not suffer financially from the proliferationNapster flowing through them. in life arethetimesthatwe acknowledge the people and
and its cohorts, as they might like you to believe. We will not be The natural reaction to pain should remember andbe fully events that shape that life.
secing 'N Sync on street corners holding up cardboard "Will work or sadness is to flinch, or with- aware of as they are happening. Sometimes it's easier to live
for food" signs at any time in the near future. draw or cry. But many people The good times arc a =ward and without, than to lose the thing
The issue here that there is a lot money on the line. Whether think it unnaturaltoshowa
is of a reprieve from the bad ones. that you wanted badly. so
it i s an amount large enough to put artists out of work is the ques-
tion. An enormous amountof money is generated by music. While
it i s conceivable that some money may be lost, is the changeso sig-
nificant that it's worth this kind fight?
The factis that the record companies andartists need to.rtcognize life are free.
that at least for now, Napsteris reality. I t will do no good to fight a
battle that cannotbe won and anger fansin the process. ..............
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A feb. 15,2001
Acting instructor Box
Magic Maan I :
doing what she loves
Whik Boars won't talk about his how he
pcrfimnshismyictricks,beisopendeqger Dawn Box is a character on
totalkabouttheproccssofstage-hyposis. and off the stage. .,
An aspiring hypnotist and magician, Joe yl
"Ibeonly thing it d is, is a foarsing of Skr conducts her Acting 121
Boarsisnotaboringpetsorr. Boarsisasapho- yourownmind,tbpawrrirhysinamtroI. k
class at times almost l eayoga
more majoring in clinical psychology and mk
When yousee p p do funny things up on session, students circled onthe
hopes leave Highline at the end of Winter stagc,thcyrrtjustsofocwedandinaQeun stage practicing breathing and
Quarter. statcthattheyf~llilretheycandoanything, body-loosening exercises that
Born in Seattle 26 years ago, he moved to u e rc tl n b de m e r
b t r yr sl w d y r id d d- r wouldmakethecasual~y
Carnation . atthe icsv"he~ gawk in wondet. Quirky soeclcs
age of 7. At 19 he He says and activities meant to propel
decided to join the. that there is unsuspectingactingstudents DawnBarv
Marine Corps and no such thing their
fmm comfort zones,
went to boot camp as hypnosis coupled with insightful direc- ested me in theater," Box re-
at camp pnen l
o withah- tion, make Box's acting class marks. "The idea of choosing
in Southern Cali- tist, all the the place to go to improveskills what plays I want to produce
fmia I t was when hypnotist is, nb n a
ade tt . eed r i and really making happen. So
he was stationed in i s a person Stepping in as a new drama the whole idea i s thisplay
Hawaii that he dis- who
-n winter playdircc- wouldn't happinif Iwasn*t in-
covered how to do the volunteer i l ,
tar at H h eBox i s enjoying ie
volved. The dathat my fiends
to worlringwiththeactingstudcnts and Iam putting this play on,
" am pretty
I self-hypnosis. hr.ee w e b making it happen, we're
much self-taught," "Iheream growing
Despite up in creatingsomethingfromthe
he said. -YtypesOf
Pueblo, Colo., Box considers ground up.,'
To begin his inductions. herself a native Seattleite. ""I Box, a member of the "he-
journey of becom- TheoneIuse I
first got into acting when was atft of Puget Sound, came to
ingan amateur ma- thcmoetisthc about 7 or 8," Box reminisces, Highline in response to a job
"I went to a showand Ijust opming for teachingpto ,
a ii n
thought it was really funny. I and also a directing position.
used to want to be a Wlenna ,"I~liedandIWasdly
dancer, Ijust didn't have the excited because Id y wanted
gicians on televi- paticnceorthcfocustodobal- to teach at the collegc level,"
sion. I t was when he started talking to other parts of your body," he said. kt,especially at age 8." she said.
magicians and learning how the tricks weft Bcrarsdescribeditasabgsicoountdownto "So Igot into acting. Idid Box i s goingatbe
done that he started to formulate hisown d s
being totallyexdand under hypnotic sug-
rae i dt
this play, and Id l y l e i ,I Highline for only
k Winter Quar-
and creating his own style. hadagrcattimc,"Sheddad. ter, highlighting herstay with
After a three-year tour in Hawaii, he w6s His skits w vary l emovie r t g ,fiom
i an s
i A-hiS&WpUB&UatthC the production of the musical
sent to Oicinawa, Japan and it was there where a 0 rating to R and then he has really wild University of Wdington, Box comedy "Man Equals M n a"
he I dhow todo hypnosis. showsthatcangetcrazy. i s now an active part of the whichbeginsonMarch1witha
"There was a magiciap in my unit and he "sometimes11 t l them to become exotic
'1 e l EmpySpsct'IlmatminSerctk. preview on F b 23, e.
had been doing magic gnd hypnosis for 1 0 dancers or I'llt l them Smurfs ate attacking
e l She re-conncctcd with local Box i s making Highline a
years and he took me under his wing and them,arthcrcisanalienundettheirchairthat friends involved there 'dter a stop on the roBd to accomplish-
taught me his tricks the trade," he said.
of they can talk to and they'll p lit'upand start
u g e "
a r r m.
shorttimeoflivingasanactress ing her lr e d a s my ulti-
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to bacome the greatest stage hypnotist to ever see hypnotist page 7 .
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Dating game wins over crowd i Building 8
BYSARAHEWAIUS. The excited conversatian of m s
w "'I'd be M & be-
Staff R e m t h e d ~ w a s h u s h e d w h e n 'cause I wouldn't melt in your
Kit " 3 , T a Highline mouth I'd melt in your am .
em r s "
Raise your handif you were member in chargeof the event, During the sco~nd rorind,two
dateless on the most romantic started the Dating Game.' male contestants were asked to
day of the year. Well, at least The DatingGame is exactly sing a love song the single girl to
three couples won'tbe raising s
like i teleyision predccessot theyweretryingtoimpress.
theirhands. 'Iheywcrcmatchcd The Dating Gume and much B O t h i l l C n p V d t o b C t a n e d e a f ,
with a mate at the DatingGame. like M T V ' s spin off S-ed and neither could remember the
Usually a crowded hangout Out, in which a bachetgr :or exact wordsto a oouple of well-
for su ns upstairs in Building
t & t, ahl e ot e
bc e rt asks questions of kncwn songs.
8 'was transformed into three suitors whohe or she are When aiked what his major
matchmaking central yesterday. not allowed see.
to was, one of the d e contestants
A black stage illuminated by were
Contestants asked in the third said round
white icicle lights anda small questions about their favorite "Pimpology 101. " Oddly
string of red lights sat against movies, whatcolor would best m g h he Was the winner of that
the west wallof the mom. describethemandwhy,and round.
Sitting on the stage were
' mine were evenasked to show Unfottunately,there was time
three black chairs with plump, off their best dance moves. fotonly t h r e t . r o u n d s , as opposed
red, heart-shaped balloons at- In the first round, one of the to the four roundsthat were pre- hUT0byPR"A
tachad to them. These chairs sat female contestants 'was asked dicted to take place TheDating
separated, by a folding shade, *what candyshe would be and O w e "went really well, better A match made in Highline, the couple from round twlo of
from a fourth chair. why. With blushingclpksihe than Iexpctcd:' said 'Tlmeus. Thursday's Dating Game embrace.
feb. IS, 2001
6 dl LS
court Innovative gallery displays
BYP m SOKOLOVA i s also the lecturc coordinator.
Staff Reportcr Background, educationor Icxa-
Napster I f a picture i s worth a thou-
tion of rhc artists do not apply
whcn the dccision is madc, but
sand words, this placc a rcally
is thc artistsarc rcquitcd to send in
BYAARON WILLIAMS good novcl. Hidden hcncath a a resumeandahout 10-20 slides 6 ,
Staff Rcportzr viaduct Scattlc's
by Pionecr of their work. idae
Square, fully rcflccting the Onc of thc that
The on-linc MY3 trading fo- downtown atmosphere, lies FotoCirclc annuallyputsto-
rum known as Napstcr may hc FotoCircle, a gallcry that's a gcthcr i s called Pushpin. As a
on the vcrgc ol'a shutdown. must-scc for any art fan. non-profit
On Monday theNinth Circuit Its mission i s to providc thc FotoCircle naturally faces the
Court of Appcals rulcd against Scattlc arca with nan-commer- difliculty of finding adequate fi-
Napstcr's cffort to stay online cia1 art. nancing, and Pushpin i s one of
and promotc pccr-to-pcer Iilc Established in 1994, with an the ways the gallery can collect
sharing. Thc court that said cmphasis more on its philoso- some money. .At the event,
whatNapstcrwasdoingwas phy dedication
and thanon are to
people able purchase
promoting copyright infringe- spaces and material resources, pushpins for $IO to hang one
ment and that thcy nceded more FotoCircle honors the true idea One of the photos on display at the btocircle gallery. piece of unframed art.
information beforethcy could of art. As a non-profit gallery,it Now in its sixth season,
make a tinal ruling. offers to the public exposure of get along good. I think when teers who are willing to spenda Pushpin not only serves as a
"Napster i s not shut down, the lesser known and emerging you have a passion like this, it number of hours of their spare fundraiser, but offers tare col- a
hut under this decisioni t could artists. brings people together," said time as personnel. . lection of various art creations.
b , said Napster in an official
e" Monthly exhibits, annual Karen Howard,one of the mem- . As for the privileges of the With a wide range of media,
rcleasc on thcir web sitc. evcnts, fundraisers and the over- b r . es long-term members,
also they da,
i e s and forms, Pushpin brings
Thc court ruling came shortly all general run the galleryarc
of Another 14 or I5 volunteers act as the committee who together a diversity of raw t la-
after Napstcr announccd thatit organized by its sevenmem- help out with the gallery sit- chooses thework that will oc- ent.
was going toh o m e a subscrip- bers, ranging in age from 35 to tings. +upy this small innovative gal- All aspiring artists, photog-
tion-bascd scrvice. The plan is 60. All members are in some In thesimplehierarchy,thelery each month. raphers and art fans are encour-
to usc thc money from the sub- way involvedin the at , but it% difference between a member-
rs "We've had a wide range of aged to come visitthis amazing
scription to pay record compa- not necessarily their daily job. volunteer and acasual volunteer art here. But generally we are gallery, butbe careful, you may
nics and artists royaltics for thc "We represent a diverse is made by the length of'theit looking for non-commercial, Ieave. never
want m t
usc of thcir songs. group of backgrounds and opin- commitment. This creates the photo-based, exploring art," Any further information on
"We've hccn dcvcloping a ions; we don't always necessar- biggest threat to FotoCircle's said Laura Hulscher, oneof the FotoCirclecan be found at their
Napstcr scrvicc that otl'crs addi- ily agree with each other, but we future, which is finding volun- seven-member committee, who website at www.fotocircle.org.
tional hcncfits to members of
thc community and, impor-
tantly- makes payments to art-
Fanning in a formal
'Half Life' add-on proves successtul
statcment to Napster users. B Y ] O SIM
Stuff Reporter p p l e to join in their groups. or running with a gun. to stick togetherwith your team
Napstcr hopcd that this plan
A leader of the Legend team, You control movement with and protect yourself and your
would stop pcnding copyright
Keun Park said, 'The word Leg- a keyboard and adjust your aim friends from the enemy.
inliingcmcnt lawsuits, but thus Fans of the smash hit com-
end was just running around my with a mouse. The best idea is' Counter Strike i s much like
Ihr only a fcw major record la- puter game Huff Life have
head, so I chose it as my ID. to check every corner on the war in the real world, laid out
hcls have dropped their suits. somcthing to cheer about with
the rclcase of Counter Strike.
I'm getting better and better on stage so as to not to killed by with intense action and reality.
But to all thoseusersout
Counter Strike, and &me of my enemies. You should do every- It's a suggested download for all
therewhoarc afraid Napster Courrter Strikeis an add-on ver-
friends wanted to makea team thing you can to keep your char- garners.
will be shut down, or just don't sion of HulfLife, but it is more
with my ID." acter and team alive. You can download the add-
want to pay whenit docs go to a popular than the original game.
Counter Strike i s a multi- on,
The most important strategy Counter Strike at
pay scrvicc. never fear because Counter Strike uses intense
player game that allows you to to use when playing Counter www.counter-strike.net, if you .
thcrc arc alternatives. Lots of action and advanced technology
play with up to people at the Strike is to team up. You need already haveHugLife.
other peento-peer tile sharing to create a frighteningly realistic
same time ona network. Unlike
sites that allow the to user world whereplayersneedto
other games, you can have your
download MP3s are still operat- think smart in order to survive.
ing, including Audiognome, .ownteam, talk to each member,
The counter terrorist and the
BcarSharc, Aimstcr, Toadnodc, terrorist lead the game, and you and makea plan.
Filetopia, MyNapstcr (which Widespread stages are laid
is objective is to kill your enemies
out in 3D on the screen. The
different than Napster), iMesh, before they kill you first. While
and CuteMX. it is very gory and violent, the
stages consist of a castle, train
Thesesiteswerefound in game has many addictive quali- station, warehouse, and office
building, etc. You can only see
just a couple minutes scarch-
of ties that ouiweigh the negatives.
a hand anda gun on the screen,
ing and there arc still dozens In Fedcral Way, at the Game
so you feel like you are walking
morc out there. For thcmost Revolution,' people can use
part thcsc service providerssic computers with Internet connec-
slowerand less uscr-fricndly tion, andCounter Strike'spopu-
than Napstcr. But with the high larity is still booming. About95
volumc of uscrsthatmay hc pcrccnt of the players play
kickcd off of Napster, or will Counter Strike through thc local
just rcfusc to pay for their ser- nctwork and on the net.
vices, thcsc sites arc surc to gct All thc players concentrate
bcttcr. on the game, andtry to survive.
Hank Barry,CEO of Napstcr These players'arc not playing
added that cvcn i f Napstcr i s just for fun, they are playing the
shut down. thcy will do what- gamc with grecdforvictory.
cvcr they can within limits to Thcy their team
provide its 50 million uscrs ac- and to more
names, try get
cess to music.
voice of the students - arts
- " .. .. "
Shakespeare comes to life at Seattle Repertory Theatre
HARSHMAN PaulTazcwcll did a fabulous
BYCONNIE faint resemblance of the Mad
Stuff R e m e r job creating and designingcos- Hattcr from Alice in Wondcr-
tumes for the cast. ent& land on acid. H i s costumc cwn-
The Seattle Rcpertory The- Lysander, played by Matthew sistcd of a big purplc top hat
atre does right in their produc- Tmyer, and Dcmettiuo, played with purplc y suit an3 jackct
tion of Shakespeare's A Mid- by JeffriesThaiss, the two men with onc slwvc and half whitc
summer Night's Dmutrr. Sharon who fight for the love of and purplc hair.
Ott, director, Hernia, wore elegant and con- to
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"It is one of the underlining Crossword 101
things in my personality. When
. talking to it in an alien lan-
' I help some one else it heals
guage," Boats said. something inside *of me," he .. .
Some examples of Boars' said, " y n sscan help people
wild shows involi& exotic'd&nc- stop'$&ng,
' ~ * " " ' * i
em,, he won't let them take their phobiasand relivecertain types * -
clothes off, and he will let the of pain."
. guystake of their shirts, but Boars is going to schoolat
' won't let the women. "That is Highline untilhis stage career
. usually bail taste," he said. takes on.
Boars has a new skit, called "I just to
Superman,that will be inte- mote myselfas a stage hypno-
. grated his
into petformances. tist. Iam putting my package
The skit involves a dummy togetherandinamonthortwo1
doll as well as some volunteers hope to be submitting mypack-
acting as Lex Luther and Super- age to clubs and casinos," he
man. When the villain music said.
comes on, the villain will grab I f his career does suddenly
the doll andrunaroundthe take an interesting turn,Boars
stage. And when thehemmusic hopes to first tour around Wash-
. comeson,Superman will chase ington and if he gets populai
the villain. and
enough business starts,
Boar's most vivid memory of Wming, then IEwill set out on
performing stage hypnosis i s tour and'csscntiaIIy conquer the
when he hypn0tized.a. handful rest of the United States.
of marines and to14 them they I
"want to haveo many gigs
wereexoticdancers. He de- that Idon't have to support my-
scribes it as one of the 'funniest self in any other way," Boars
experiences of his stage career, said.
Solution to last week's puzzle
Champions to clash in Minnesota
KECK CARu)GAt"Y 133
Staff Repotter Stuff Reporter
Carlos Adamy is a freshman from col .
Moses Lake High S h o He was a
It's the timeof year again for At Highline, heavyweight state finalist twotimes and astate champion once. Adamy placed second
the Services and Activites Bud- wrestler Anthony Hamilton a is in the Region IV tournament.
get committee to decide who big guy. But stepping off the
will get what money and how plane in Rochester, Minn. he is
much. Something has
that a now just another wrestler.
large question mark front of it The NJCAA men's national
is the T-Birdcross country team. wrestling championships brings
With Highline having the in the someof the best wrestlers
H D ~ lU
S A L EI m 141
only cross country team on the in the countryat the community
West Sideof the mountains,be- and junior college level. Lierley is a returningsophomore from Chuglak, Alaska. Lierley was a
sides Bellevue's brand spanking At the tournament, many state championand a state finalist four times. He is also a NJCAA Nationa
new team, i t would be a thor- wrestlersareachampion of 1 Qualifier as well as an Academic All-American. Lierley placed secondin
oughly bad idea to get of the some s r. Hamiltonis a return
rid ot Region N tournament.
program. ing All-American, placing sev-
-& enth in the tournamentlast year.
He willface other All-Ameri-
cans, regional champions and STEVEGW 149
national ranked opponents.
There are a total nine regions Grimm is a freshman fmm Port Townsend. He was astate place Winner
in the countrys , there couldbe
o and a league champion while in high school. Grimm.finishedfourth in the
up to nine regional champions Region I V tournament.
in each weight class. Only the
top threeof each weight class in
each region will make it to the
Since that Highline hasan national tournament.
cstahlished cross country team The entire experience at na- BENBAIU~N 157
Highline should be getting the tionals is a huge event each for
cream of the crop for runners on competitor, fromthe time you . .-brficshmanfmmqrting, Whikhewastherehewasthestate
thc West Side of the state. The step off the planeuntil you art wc .
champion t i e Barlcley placed second in the Region I V tournamnet.
team has elso improved from on your way home.
'99 when Highline finished "It's like a dream," said
eighth at the NWAACC to '00 heavyweight . Anthony
when the team finished fifth. Hamilton. "You're like
Keeping the cross country team shocked. Everything i s on a
not only strengthens the college level that's higher."
athletically, but i t would also The action i s non-stop; al- N
bring more students Highline. most every match on every mat
One idea that has been tossed has a statc championor national
Olson is a mturningsophomom from Lake Stevens High Sh o He is
around is tomakethecross contender. Many of the winners
country team a club. Now this of the tournamentcan be offered
.astate champimand also one of the captainsof the ta .
Olson got sccond
place in the Region I V toumamcnt.
sounds all fine and dandy until scholarships tofwr-year univer-
you realize that if the team is a sities.
club, then it cannot run in the "It's kind of crazy.
NWAACC Championships. Everybody's good," Hamilton
This would be hard the run- said. College scoutsnewspa-
ners to swallow after training pers magazines
all and such as TREV~ORSMITH 197
year. USA Wrestling are all there
I f the college madecross looking for the brightest tostars Smith is a freshmanfiom bn@iew where he'won a high school state
country a club, then fewer dis- be immortalized. champiomhip. He posted a 17-10 record this season. Smith placed third'
tance runners would come here Highlineis sendingoff seven at the RegionN tournament.
to go to school because there t
of is best wrestlers to compete
wouldn't a be cross country for a national title.
teamand i t would ultimately With such high competition
lead to the demiseof the track many of the wrestlers arejust
and field program. The track hoping for a good showing.
program depends on the cross "I'm petty content with what
country program for distance I've done this season," said Ben
runners. Barkley, who is competing at -
l mr n c
Hamilton is a awningAA ei a placingseventhat the nationaltour-
Distance runners don't go out 157 pounds. "(If I lose early), nament atyear. He is also an Academic All-American. Hamiltonis head-
for track because they like to it's not like I'm going tobe bro- ing into the tournatdentwith a third place finish the Region N qualify-
around in circles until ken upabut it." ing tournament. Rebard 20-1 3.
they're dizzy. As much as the Others, like Shad Lierly, e .
runners like that diwy-high, dis- know what to expect from the
tance runners run track to stay tournament know
in and what
shape for cross country. level the competition is. "Every or lost. coliseum. The finalistswere looks like Highline's best
Also the administration has match i s like a state finals The second day, if you made driven out to mats'by Min- chance in years.
to hire a coachwhodoesn't match," said the 141-pounder. it, i s considered theelite eight. nesota Vikings cheerleaders "We have potential finalists,
mind working a part-time job Hamilton recalls thespec- On Saturday, if you win one with spotlights following their we haven't had that in a few
for little pay. The only othcr rc- tacle last year. The first day 12 match,you will receive AII- every move. years," said Head Coach Todd
quirement is that the new coach to 16 mats were running. There American status. Just to make i t "It's really, really fun," said Owens. "We have some kids
has to be willing to also hang were 24 to 28 guys in each to Saturday is hard enough. Hamilton. "Even if you don't that are going to place. It's a
around for a year or two. weight class.Awrestlerhad In the finals, the gala really do well, it's fun? scary d a It's the biacst tour-
Bryall can run cross country, anywhere from two matches to exploded. The All-Americans Tht T-Birds have never had a nament they have been Theyin.
but only by CUI: eight depending he won early
if were given a parade into the this
national champion, but year can't have that fear."
voice of the students sports 9 “
I Johnson puts the ‘fan’ in fanatic
she also i s 8 huge faa of the volunteeredher time to help out
“Knowing the players per-
“Knowing the at basketball games, working
the front door along withhelp
never misses sadly and w a b i n g how had players personally ing outat the golf tournaments.
thCYworlr,lqrlres~WntaLibC and watching how And last year Johnson got the
a Thunderbird them and cheer them on,”
hard they work,
opportunity to be the assistant
Johrwnr s i . coach fot the women’s basket-
athletics event Jobnsorr stays vcy t m y ev- makes me want to ball team, which she enjoyed
Ui o g l
r H i
eryday. O t e f i h eshen very much.
! irapmnttobtrtccaqpdaugh- be there and cheer Along with all of the other
terKrbmI. them on,” duties Johnson has to cover in
“Kristen is my N m t one eg e
her days, she also is the ds nri
priority~Johnaonrrid . -CONNIE JOHNSON for Highline athletic web page.
She also is working on h r
e “I’mnotverycreative, M) it
It doesn’t matter whatsport bacheWsbeg#inkrsi#sras The following year, Johnson gives me a chance to use some
you attend, home or away, if a part-time student at Central Johnson has been involved b#.amesacretrvyforthep~ of my limited creativity,”
youtakalookupinthestands, Washington i i I s e
t gi n
University’s W H h ei o 1986. Start- managerof theTttleIGrant, a Johnson said.
90 percent of the time Connie e’ c.
s tk - ing out as a student, Johnson’s fderal program that fundeda In the f t r ,Johnson would
Johnson w be them cheering kmatHghlimJohmonis goaiwastotcmh#atsociateof number of improvementson like to continue to work on a
for H h e
i l .
n e re
the dministdve assistant for arts d ge . After mciving her campus- college campus environment or
Johnson attends a lot of V pitsiclentof Administra- A.A.,Johnsonbegantoworkon
ia After fiveyears in that role, with people, and f a l s very
gums and r t ( s just be- tionDr.1-ru+r!hun&rsmdit c pas an office assistant in she went to work for
mcI ,c not a
m sw e .
ds comfortable hem at Highline.
~sbeistheassistantathletic currently the assistant athletic thcCkntcrfor~ng&mcc- Before becoming the assis- “Highline CommunityC l o -
director here at Highline, but dhctmfortbcdlege. tims. tant athletic director, Johnson lege is my life,” Johnson said.
Women’s T-Birds run off nth league wn in a row
BY BRYAN SHMUCK double-doluble with I S poiints
Swff Reporter and 11 rebmnds in nearly 26
The Lady T-Birds pickecLup “think W
s went w211.
twomolle~Winslast~ We playedGreen River bcfore
TheT-Birds puthmRiver a d ithink we’dida better ji d .
Oatots to sleep104-50and then We just haveto work hard-and
sunktheSouthPugetSound work as a team,” said Pye.
Clippers 71-60, After week,
last The game against the Clip-
Highline’s overall record is 21- out
pers started the
2 and their league rccocd is 11- Thunderbirds stumbling in the
0. first half to give South Puget
The Thunderbirds also had a Sound a 39-3 1 half time lead.
game Wednesday,Feb, 14 The Clippers seemed to play
against Pierce, but the results above their potential while the
were unavailable at press e i
tm . T-Birds didn’t play the caliber
Thegamestarted off last game T-Birds fans have E-
weekwiththeThunderbirds customed to seeing.
winningtheopening tip and “We struggled a bit in the
thenproceedingtoholdthe first half,” said Olson.
Gators scoreless for first six
the “Even though we were down
minutesof the game. byeightwewere still pretty
“Out shooting was on, but confidentat half time,”said
our defense wasn’t strong,” said sophomore Kristin Zompcui.
Chandra Rathke. In the second half, though,
At the intermission, i h e n the %Birds picked upthe slack
cruised into the locker morn by outscoring the Clippers 40-
with a comfortable 50-22 l a . 21.
“In the second half, we need “‘We picked up our defense in
to get out on the shooters a little the second half,” said Olson.
bit. They have some kids who The Lady T-Birds again shot
can shoot if t e ’e open,” +d. well, hitting45.8 percent, while
Head CoachDentlis Olson. the Clippers could only manage
Chandra Rathke the
was 30.4 percent.
leading scorer at half with 12 “We earned that win,” said
points in a little mort than 11 we*
minutes of play. In the. game there were two
“Hopefully we’ll keep the double-doubles forthe T-Birds.
good shooting unlikelast week Cal-Jean Lloyd had 15 points
when we hada let down against and 13 rebounds while tauryn
Tacoma,,” said Olson. Jones had 12 points and 1 re-
The %Birds also shot 44.7 bounds,
percent from the floor in the The leadingsumr was Lisa
first half. Photo b Joe Walker
y Milne with19points. Milne
The Lady T-Birds came out NikkiWhite goes up b r aj m e white KrirdnZompetti g u a d her at aT-BirQ practice.
u pr alsoshotfour of ninefrom
after the break on fire again downtown.
shooting47.8 percentin the 8cc- just in too deep. oor defense wasn’t strong? said game. Thunderbirds
ond half. RathkeLcadthewayfotthe t
Rhc “we made our shots, butwe games arc in Thunderdome on
TheOatMstriedtofighttheir Thunderbirds with pints on
24 Lisa Milne also 16
had played kind of raggedy at the k.
Saturday, F b 17 againstLower
way back out the h k they’d
of o 11 of 18 shootingfrom the field. p i t ,eigbt &ud, and end,” said i e
o s M .l
dug themselves, but they were “Ourshooting was on, but e ne
seven assists &a w- udd
ro Cal-Jean Lloyd had another Wadnesday, Feb.21 .
10 . . .. , .
. .- ". "
scoreboard T-Bird men eye second place inWest
Women's Basketball but Highline's bench came in
. . . eagueSeasonL BYROBSCHEIDER the
during second half and
lvlslon W 1 , W Staff Reporter slcpped i t up, increasing lead
19 1 by 1 points. Most notablewas
Peninsula 9 2
1 4 9 After winning bothof their Nick M c h who scored nine
Skagit 8 3 13 8 games in a decisive fashion last points injust under 11 minutes.
Everett 7 4 12 11 week, the Highline men's bas- Leading the FBirds were start-
Shoreline 6 4 1010 ketball team is now sitting s l ing center
o - Jason Reed who
516 idly in second placein the West- scored 19 pointsandhauled
Bellevue 4 1368 ern Division. down I O boards and YusefAziz
317 9 They hosted Green River on who had 17 points.
Olympic 011 2 19 Feb. 7, stomping them 86-62. This win was nice after the
... They traveled to Olympia to heart-wrenchingloss toTatoma
Eastern DlVISlOr\ I
play South Puget Sound Feb. O last week.
Wenatchee 8 0 22 3
and dashed past Clippers98- n,
"Any time you drop oeit's
Big Bend 5 3 1310
Walla 4 3 15 7 75 after starting slow. always good to win the next
Columbia Basin 4 4 1310 Highline traveled to Lake- one," said center Adam Aziz.
Valley 3 4 16 7 wood to take on Pierce Feb. 14, With this win comes knowl-
Spokane 3 5 1311 but results were not available atedge that they can play to their
Blue 0 8 1 22 press time. potential andwin big games.
Lower Columbiai s just one "We just have to play above
spot behind Highline in the the level our competition
11 0 21 2 Western standings, but Highline we'll come out on top," said
Clark 1 20 3 can pull away and gain some center David King.
Centralia 8 2
1 4 5 breathing room with a victory Three days later, they trav-
SP Sound 6 51 3 9 this weekend. eledto Olympia totakeon
Tacoma 16 45 7 "If we win out, then we'll get South Puget Sound and after a
Grays Harbor 2 8 7 15 thesecondseed,"saidHead slow start they got in a groove
Columbia 3 8 8 14 Coach Jeff Albrecht, and finished strongly against the
Pierce 2 9 418 Highline's defense was solid Clippers. "After the first half
Green 0 10 1 20 againstGreen River holding went by we regrouped and fin-
... them to a mere62 points over- ished strong," said Adam Aziz.
Southern DIVISIQ~ all. On the
offense, T-Birds The T-Birds were only up by
Chemeketa 9 1 18 5 were unselfish dishing out32 nine points halfbut came out,
Clackamas 8 2 19 6 assists while attackingthe but came out and played better Y d Aziz goes up for a bucket against the Gators.
Umpqua 6 2 17 6 Gators weakness by going in- in the seccmd half. . ' . .
SWOregon 6 4 11 13 side with the ball. The bench ~"Wetookcamofthebalhnd . s
26:a o Reedhad a big game
ln take the second seed,". said
Linn-Benton 5 5 16 8 played a big role in the win. startedsharingwhichledtoessy witb 16 points and 1 rebounds
0 Adam A i zz
Lane 2 8 1213 They camem and increasedthe bMkets,".said Albmht. "We and. Adam Aziz added .nine . ..The:Thunderbirds : host
Hood 1 9 5 19 lead dominating
while the cameoutflat,butwecameback boards of his own. bwer.Columbia this Saturday,
Portland 1 9 6 18 game. with a good run." Feb. 17 in a rematchthat could
Withjust five games remain-
"We continued to move the The leading scorers in the ing in the regular. season the be interesting after losing to
Men's Basketball ball offensively," said Albrccht. rout were Yusef Aziz with 28 Thunderbirdse optimistic. . them b a r k this season. The
. . . LeagueL W L,
The game was never close points and Darnell Lyons with "we're trying to'winout and tpof=always, is at 8 p.m.
i - f;
Edmonds 9 2 2 0 3
Shoreline 7 3 1 2 9
Whatcom 6 4 1 5 6 Highline freshman i s deadly from three-point-range
Seattle 6 4 1 4 8
Valley 6 5 9 13 homework than Ihad to do in come to Highline,so Idid," he
Bellevue 5 612 11 LLOYD
BYCALIJEAN high sh o said Nicholson.
l said. "also already knew about
Olympic 4 7 815 Stuff Regorter N"sdbcisiantocome Highline's top quality a.
Peninsula 3 8 815 to Highline was heavily influ- If there was ever a regret
Everett 2 9 318 I t may have been cold out- enced bythe c o d i n g staiT and about Nicholson's decision to
... side of Highline's gymnasium, theteam reputation."Coach come to Highlint, all were
Eastern Dlvrslon butyoung freshmen Austin Alhcchthadalortodowithmy away the
washed at game
Valley 7 0 16 5 Nicholson was on fire from the decision. He told me to come against Clark, as his third three-
Walla 5 216 7 three point line inside the gym. and watch a game and that it pointer went through the net and
Bend 5 317 6 The Thunderdome wase fl d
il wooldbeagrcatmoveformeto in
cheers went up the crowd.
Columbia Basin 5 3 13 11 with all of the energy and ex-
Wenatchee 3 5 714 citcmmt that comes with a close
Spokane 2 6 11 12 basketball game. The score i s
BlueMountain 0 8 12 12 very close in what i s supposed
to be a nail-biterall the way to in the
played a positive role suc-
Tacoma 11 0 23 1
the end. No one i s truly sure
who's going to win thisone.
cess of his
HIGHLINE 0 3 1 7 6 however,
Someone on the men's basket- Nicholson i s workingharder
L. Coumbia 7 3 16 7
ball team had an answer to this than he's ever had to before.
Pierce 6 5 1210
question. "Classes am harder and Ihave
Clark 6 5 1310
Grays Harbor 5 6 13 9 Within a four to five minute o
to do a l t more sho o and
Centralia 2 8 515 time span, a very and com-
SP Sound 2 9 417 posed Nicholson hit three out of
Green River 1 9 1 17 four three-pointers to help put
his team up for good in the scc-
Southern DIVISIO~\ ond half. If the Highline men's
Lane 1 8 69 1 basketball team continues tore-
cruit freshmen like
Chemeketa 7 3 15 8 Nicholson, planning
Umpqua 5 5 1013 having a good program far a
Mt. Hood 5 5 11 13 long time. (253) 833-7336
Linn-Benton 2 8 3 20 Nicholson was recruited for 1-866-220-3011
SWOmgm 2 8 7 16 good reason. He graduated in
Portland 2 8 618 2000 fmm Lindbcrgh High and
voice o f the students mews I1
Taxes can be easy for you Tax break
BYJOY ROTHWELL gives hope
Staff Reporter .
Believe it or not, theIScan
be your friend. You still have to
file taxes, but you may be able G~
BYD ~ EREVELO
to receive tax credit for going to Staff Reporter
The Hope Credit. can be Students at Highline can take
worth as much ils $1.500 per eli- advantage of the Hope Credit
gible studentper year. In order tax breaks to get some money
to qualify, you must pay p s t - back from the government.
secondary tuition and fces ywr- "Thanks to the Taxpayer Re-
self and not be convicted of a lief Act of 1997, middle income
felony drug offense. Most stu- taxpayers can take advantage of
dents at Highlineshould at least the two year credit for college
qualify for the latter. expenses," explains Gary Klott
Anyone paying for student from Taxplanet.com.
loans may want to check the The H o p Credit is a tax IC-
Publication 970 as well. You lief calculated by the amount of
may be able to deduct up to money that a student spends on
$2,000 in the interest you've tuition and fces excluding book
paid and you do not need to and other fees, such as parking.
itemize your deductions on your With the Hope Credit you
tax return. can report up to$2,000 of tu-
The tax return form youwill ition expenses that allow you or
most likely use is the oO z lo E, GraBhic bv Sam Abraham your parents to get up $1,500
This form i s for people with back per studentenrolled in
simple tax returns, who am fl i- of filing your taxes a relatively
come tax credit incorrectly. thesooneryour refund will their first two yearsof college.
ing as single or married, and painless experience.Shawn Last,butnot)tast,remember come in the mail. "rhe Hope Credit among
claim no dependcnto. You also Geotgc, Internal RevenueSer- to sign your name before you "By filing elcctnmically, you the most valuable of the new tax
must havea taxable income of vice MediaRa n Sfialist,
lo mail in the rtr.
can get your refund 10 days breaks created .by 1997 law,"
less than$SO,O00 and have no pointed out common blunders "People should go over their to two weeks," George said. says Klott.
more taxable interest mk
than p p make. form beforeturning it in," If you still n#d to get your For households whose par-
$400.00. The majorityof stu- 'The No. 1 mistakeis putting George said. hands on tax form, you can go ents claim jointly, and report
dents qualify forthe J ( # O E Z . . the wrong dlsecurity num-
a . -.If p ' m wanting some.extta toyourlocallitmuy,getomoff over:S100,000 in income, the
In addition to knowing how & nthe form," Goargc said.
o cash, it's a good idea to get this 0ftheIRswebpage'arcallthe Hope Credit is not available.
t h e . I R s can help you, thene arc Another mistake often matic chore done and out of the way. IRSat1-80(1TAxPORM(829- Unmarried p p l e who claim
ways to help make the process occurs in figuring earned in- The sooner you file your taxes, 3676). $50,000 or more arc also ex-
cluded fromthis tax break.
If students receive tax-free
SM'committee concludes first round scholarships for tuition, they
have to subtract the amount of
the scholarship from the total of
B Y EDJOHNSON said Thayer. operating costs. Evan Keck, change would help defer of the eligible expenses.
Wff Reporter arp,l
If the cross country team editor-in-chief of the p e d off-campus printingand bring
e Klott said that students only
doesmtgcttbefunda,thcitpm the presentation. dkt s
w r ;i .
work to student It wi need to be part-time to qualify.
Highline's CCDW ananw g mY =l
n - b -" Fred Capestany, . the help other programs funded by Students who attend only one
twn*wmtstolreepnmning,but "iscumatlyfunb MulticulturalStudent program S&A save money by having quarter
are still able get
the atbbtic director says it wl
i ing . b o t h men's. and women's adviser, asked the Budget Cam- to go off campus to print mate- money back for tuition spent for
ts'lte rime money, -. track apd mtn's and women's mittee for$7,900 for clubsand rial,Lcanna Albcacht Student that quartet's eligible expense.
The first founds of po##nt.- x6 mt .
4 0 s a ny t organizations, up fmm $5,500 Rograms said. The information that students
tionsfOttbeStIMjentandAetivi- "As it is strwtudy we- last y*. The Tbtoring Center ask- need was mailed out to them
tics Budget Committee. have ta s
not3upport four em said ,
" TheEthnicandculturalp ing for a substantial increase Jan, 26. Students should have
concluded. I meetings on Athl~tic i " m D n .
D un grams request was presentedby funds from last year. Resented gotten form 109%-T containing
MoWY, 12 Md Wedne8-
Rb. ~CorChWhitB~guc- Chandra Brown of . Team by tutor student
math and their Hope Scholarship informa-
day, F b 14, six. different
e. sated his case for the track Highline. The funds would go Asanka Dewaraja, the center re- tion for calendar year 2000.
p u p s pleaded their case for budgetonw*y. to support activitiesduringMar- quested an increase from Students can find out the
funds in 2001. 'We cannot possibly sde ei- tin Luther King Jr. week and $12,500 to $20,000. amountthattheyareableto
' b o more presentationscs- ther the track and cross country Unity through Diversity Week. Theamountwouldbeusedto claim by going to the Highline
sions have been scheduledfor teamssuccecd if part of the Erin Blakeney, student pta- increase the number of tutors. web siteor using the Kiosk ma-
March 5 and 7. The committee track budget has to fund cross grams adviser, asked for money' The Honors Colloquy pro- chines located in Buildings 6
wl hammer out a budget
il some- country," Baker said. to help produce student hand- gram out same
sought the and 8 to access their informa-
time in May. Baker, along with the cross a
books. The estimated price for $1,500 as last year to cover ex- tion. Or c l 206-878-37 10, ext.
S&A funds come from activ- tma
country e ,believes that the the 1,500 books about runs penses for rcfrcshments during 3326 for more information.
ity fees all Highline students two budgets should be separate. $6,000. They go to freshman speeches held at Highline. "Students will also need form
pay as part of tuition. Dunn also went before the students in the fall. "If youdon't give usthe 8863 to file their tax along with
The cross country team peti- committee to request a total of In Wednesday's presenta- money, it can't happen," said 1040 or 1MOA to their do
tioned the S&A Budget Com- $173,082. The money goes for tions, Blakeney spoke before Barbara Clinton, instructor for taxes," said Robert Smith from
mittee for funds to run the team everything from volleyball and the committee to ask..for Honors Colloquy. H&R Block in FederalWay.
separately from the track pro- basketballtoathleticgrants, $1 23,257 for student programs Sharon Hashimotoproposed Smith also advises that students
gram. Currently the budget to supplements, uniforms,and administrative expenses. The an increase in funding to cover should not use telefile (the IRS'
the country team championship travel. Although money covets salaries and ben- the cost of mattrid and promo- new file-by-phone system) to
comes from the track budget. most of the sports budgets arc efits forthree student programs tion of the Arctum. The annual file for Hope Scholarship since
Led by runner Shawn Thayer, the sameas last year, Dunn also staffm. The reguestis up more publication combinesart, pho- there is no way to claim thetax
the crosscountryteam pre- requested $1O,O00 work
for than $5,000 from last year, as a tography, poems, short stories break.
sented its position on why the grants previously
that came result of staff members moving and other writings. More information i s avail-
committee should provide some from other college funds, up the college's salary scale. "It addresses the entire com- Tx
able in a Publication 970, a Tx
$6,0oOin funds. .,The Thunderword requested A increase in funds was re- munity," said Hashimoto. She Benefits for Higher Education,
"we can't be a good L if more funds for 2001 to cover quested to support onqampus asked for $6,000, up from which will spell out students'
we are not able to compete," theminimumwageinmaseand help in'graphics'soPp6rt. -The $4,750. options. .
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box was onlytools. I t appcard
as though someone had been
continued from page 1 using it as a toolbox.
When al was safe, the police
the arca and investigated the lowed the busy intersection to
“suspicious package.**I t was an oomc back tolife. The Androse
old, metal military ammo box 6 robor was r l dback intothe
and after i t was X-rayed, the dark, squm bomb squad truck.
police wcre still suspicious. The cops and firefighters all
“Wc don’t know if there is a around
bomb,” said John O’Lcary, op- laughing and joking in a re-
crations commander for the e sD lieved manner,as if smiling
Moincs Police. “We couldn’t would osnthe tense muscles
tcll cxactly what was in there.” aae
in their faces after such s t . !
ThcPort of ScattlcBomb As all was dying down and
Squad uscd an Andros-6 robot the city vehicles were driving
to disarm bomb. There was away, a police began to turn
an ccric silcnce for a normally onto
outthe with ’
busy intersection as everyone someone’s briefcase and cell-
stood around on the streets, or of
phone sitting on the top the
sat in their cars waiting. Sud- Cat,
denly there was a loud ‘crack“ Police officersin uniforms
like a gunshot, startling the quiet Photo by Joe Walker and cityofficials in suits all be-
air. Bomb s memberswork look o e the m lsof the robot’s wmk.
qd vr ut gan to yell and run, chasing the
The bystanders didn’t know cardownthestreettocatchthe
what the noise was. “They shot mm, one of the bystanders. the Des Moines
investigators to look i i
d e for belongings, bringinga slightly
it with a gun at the end of the ‘ h t wasjustthewater can-
T a The watercannondisarmedside the box. comical end to a potentially s c - ’
robot, it was pretty cool,” said nondischarge,”said 0 -
’ of the suspected bombandmade it What theyfoundinsidethe rious event.
”” dancer -“
“I told guys that Iused my the beginning. “It was awcsomt to the h s ia”
money for tuition,” said Alexis. for like a mtmth and a half,”said
op l t.
Strippers weren’t the on?y
continued from page 3 “It really went to a lot of Alexis. odd
ones getting l a e . The girls il
did try to kl myself because of
clothes, stereostuff, fancy din- The g-l facade e m - realizedthat drunk guys will tip it,” she said with the with-.
ners, drugs,etc. e,e
Anything I W l y faded into a harsh reality b t tbut alcoho) isn’t allowed drawn, tired tone of an old
businesscanbe expensive. couldspendmoneyon,”she for Alexis. “It just wasn’t fbp in clubs -ding to law. To widow. *
Strippers must get a license said.
first anymote,” she said. “Along amtp&atcthestripperswould
beforetheycanwork. Tht li- Alexis learntd perhaps too
For some girls the money withthefiactthaamyfrmilydis- keep grllons of alcohol in,thc much about li&.for an 18-year-
cense costs$ I50. from stripping. wasn’t enough. ~vcdanddisormodme,my back room and s d it. into old girl. “lost a lot of confi-
To strip atM iVu you must Pcostitution was common the boyfriend hated it . I t d l y @ys’ drinks. “You’d
alsopayrent daily for using club. “Girls wouldgohome
at spend dence in men, Ijust don’t trust
cuts down on yours elf"^ maybe $30, but you’d make like
their stage and their couches, with guys,“saidAlexis. ‘em,” she confessed. ’“1saw
“If Being thin :io: vital. when $150 backIbecsoscufit,’“soid
which ranges from$50 to $90, anybody- saw you leave with you’re a stripper. “My eating Alexis. . . mahied men go home with
depending the you girls.” .
someone then it was prostitu- disorder went through roof the Today Alexis i s no longer
work. tion, which it was.** when I was them. I only stripping. ”It was firn until Igot Despite all that she exptri-
For Alexis, winning amateur Guys will pay a tof money weighed like 98 pounds,” said into drugs.
lo * ’
e n d , Alexis daesn’t deny the
night was an invitationto a little too. .“I’ve had guys offer me Alexis. “You didn’t w h t to eat y s oo e o t h l
t t t t pi we
j gth n
u e possibility of dping it again one .
girl’sdream of glamourand like $500,” she said. because it wouldmakeyour r had lostso much becauseof day. “How could you not miss
fame. “It was entertaining,” she Not all of the guys just sit stomach pooch, and then you’d that said job,” Alexis
with a k
i She ak.
said. “To be up on stage and back in awe; sometimes the do drugs so that you wouldn’t
have all those guys scream and guys will be violent with the want e t, ‘ t a:o
want you, i t was a total power strippers. “Then you get the re- Even for the girls who stattcd
giggles ally drunk,belligemt guys who stripping just, for fun, the envi-
memory of it. really think you want .them,” ronment*cywere in would
Alexis received special atten- said Alexis. “Then the b ; m c eventually bring them drugs.
rn c r to
tion from people outside the has to take them outside and “Everybody drank,” she said.
club also. “I could get into any beat them up.” “And drugsw m *everywhere
bar just because I was a strip-
per,” she said.
The bouncers just don’t beat . everywhere.”
up any drunk guy, “He would I n the back mom people
People could tell she was a have to do something to le
really were doingn sof cocaine and
stripper because of whatshe threaten my safety,” she said. smoking pt.
In the bathroom
wore, who shewas with and the Alexis hhd an encounterwith stalls people would shoot up
way presented herself. one of these guys. While she heroin.
“You change the way you walk, was dancing he reached up and ‘Them was this one girl there
the way you talk,” said Alexis. grabbed her crotch area. “His who didso much heroin had
A stripper will commonly finger actually went inside me,” to wear those big long gloves
cany herself with more grace- said Alexis, for the Atst time that go up to your elbow hide
Only at Evergreen. .. I *
ful and sexy poise, appearing lookingdownatherlap in the track marks,” said Alexis.
swaying hips shame. Though Alexis had’ prcvi-
when she walks. Strippers often When Alexis screamed, the ously.experimentcd with drugs,
wear high heels. On stage they guy calledher a dirty whore and shehadneverpicked up the
may be seen wearing only heels, ‘refusedto pay her for the d n e habit until started stripping.
a c. she
in public they wear heels too. He told the bouncer that “she “They (dNgs) WE mom (uxcs-
love wearingheels, they’re was ‘askingfor it” and that “she sible hr,ana it was more fun
fun,” said Alexis. wanted him to.** todothemwithallthoscbouncy
Stripping isn’t just about fun After numerous threats and girls,” she said.
and games; it’s alsoabout warnings, the guy still d k d to Ecstasy was a popular drug
money. “Having the power was pay. The bouncer had to take choice amongthe strippers. “A
+ whatmademe start, themoney him outside and beat him to a l t of E, a l tof E!” said Alexis,
was what made me stay,” said pulp and “teachhim alesson,” raising her eyebrows to empha-
Alexis. “The most Iever made she said. “It was entertaining. I size the point.
in one night was a little over went outside too.” “I dropping like seven to
$I,200 or $1,300, but average Living the nightlife, being 1 I pills a night. .There was one
take-home (after rent was paid) desiredandbeingpampered
night that Itook like 17 Ithink VR EN
was all good fun and gamesin that’s the night Iactually went