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Happening NOW •Boys Basketball: vs. Lincoln—JV and freshmen 4 p.m., sophomores 5:30 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. in gyms •Concert Choir: Variety Show 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili fritos •A la carte lines: Italian dunkers, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches •Shadow-Ed: Coordinator will visit in the counseling center during lunch periods each Thursday.

Group Meetings •WHS Book Club: Will not meet this Friday as scheduled. The discussion of “Maze Runner” and “Game of Thrones” has been postponed until Feb. 7.

Other Reminders •AP Students: Who meet income guidelines may qualify to have test fees waived, but must complete free/ reduced lunch paperwork. See director Becky Kelley or any AP teacher for details. •Summer School: Registration is now open. Follow the “CommEd” link from the district web site to register. •Seniors: Who have not yet ordered graduation caps and gowns need to do so on-line at sdgradshop.com. •Students: Any transcripts ordered from the registrar must be picked up. They will not be mailed for you. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Nachtigal and Emma Schultz Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Keller Staff: Sydney Arrington, Hannah Smith, Kevin Nelson, Jake Cranny, Hayley Durland, Meg Wolstenholm, Sarah Nolan, Brandon HoltClark, Anton Hall, Ezzy Brown Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . Chloe Goodhope Managing Editor . . . . . . Anna Kate Nieman Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

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WHS Concert Choir presents annual variety show tonight Event at Orpheum Theatre features silent auction, songs, skits By Jack Nachtigal he annual Concert Choir Variety Show (CCVS) and silent auction will take place tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Sioux Falls. Junior Cal Cross, who has a solo and is accompanying for an act in tonight’s show, said he can’t wait for the night to commence. “I’m really excited to show off all the talent that is hidden in Concert Choir,” Cross enthused. The show is one of the choral department’s biggest fund-raisers of the year, helping them fund travel such as the upcoming trip to Seattle, Wash., in mid-April and other expenses.

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Among the acts tonight will be singing, dancing, skits, poetry and other surprises. Senior Travis Metzger said this is a night he’s been eagerly anticipating. “CCVS is a great fund-raiser for our choral department,” Metzger said. “It also allows students to showcase their talents that might otherwise go unnoticed.” A silent auction will kick-off the event at 6 p.m. tonight, with 100 percent of the proceeds going into students’ fund-raising accounts. The CCVS will begin at 7 p.m. tonight with tickets available at the Orpheum Theatre door for $15.

Warrior boys host east-side rival Lincoln By Anton Hall and Brandon HoltClark Boys basketball team members will face-off against city rival Lincoln tonight at WHS. The boys hope to improve on their 7-5 record tonight after a win at Brandon Valley Tuesday. Senior Kevin Nelson has high hopes for the game. “I think we have played

really well these last few games, and I know the team is hungry for another win,” Nelson said. “We have a good team this year and I know that if we pull together tonight we can get the win.” The Patriots are 4-7 and have struggled to pull it together this year, most recently losing to Sioux City, Iowa, East

Saturday. The Warriors currently lead in seed points in District 2, and hope to improve on that margin tonight against a district opponent. Action begins with subvarsity games at 4 p.m. tonight and will continue with the varsity around 7 p.m. Fan dress theme is White-Out.

Warrior gymnasts compete in Yankton Triangular By Emma Schultz and Meg Wolstenholm Gymnastics team members finished in third at a triangular with YanktonBon Homme and O’Gorman Tuesday in Yankton. WHS finished with a score of 98.85 as freshman Mackenzie Island scored an 8.0 on vault and 8.1 in floor. Sophomore Codi Cook was proud of the team’s performance. “We have lost a

few girls and a few of us got injured, so our team has had to work hard and people have had to step-up and do different events they are not used to,” Cook said. “We got a very good score Tuesday, even with all of the changes that happened last minute, and I’m very impressed with the team this year.” The JV team increased their score by 10 points at the meet, finishing with a

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75.2 in third place. Coach Ellen Engebretson said the team is persevering. “Despite the fact that we competed without our top beam and vault competitors, our team beam and bar scores have continued to improve,” Engebretson said. Photo by James Cimburek, Yankton Media Inc. LEAP—Seventh grader Destiny Eichhorn on the beam.

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Sioux Falls downtown getting a big-city feel, worth checking out Last night, I went to The Taste Of The Big Apple just south of Falls Park, and although I’d been there before, I forgot how authentic the pizza tasted. What was more surprising to me, though, were the apartments that have sprung up around that area. I hadn’t been downtown in a while, and seeing modern, upscale condos and apartments in this area reminded me of a metropolitan downtown, like Minneapolis, Omaha or Denver. What else are must-see’s downtown, you might ask? I suggest you visit places including The Mancode. Walking into this modern male clothing store for the first time, I was filled with awe at how many Hear me. . . interesting items they had. Shoes, watches, pants, wallets—they Jack Nacthtigal had it all! Then I looked at the price tag—“that’s $50 for a t-shirt!?” Sometimes big-citylike stores bring big-city-like prices, I guess. Ch Patisserie is another place you might want to visit. I was introduced to this fresh-European styled bakery by my girlfriend a few weeks ago while walking downtown. The store is owned by champion pastry chef Chris Hammer, who brought the pastry shop to Sioux Falls after being named champion on the Bravo TV show, “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” I suggest the sea salt caramel macaroons! Finally, for a traditional S.F. landmark, don’t overlook Zandbroz. This unique variety/book store has just about anything you could imagine. Opened in 1988 as a bookstore, coffee bar and old-fashioned soda fountain, they now sell everything from bath and body, to decoration items—even taxidermy animal heads. Downtown is great, Warriors. Check it out soon. Junior Jack Nachtigal wants a caramel latte from Coffea downtown.

Google to sell Motorola By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Google Inc. has agreed to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group for $2.91 billion, the Internetsearch company confirmed Wednesday. Google Chief Executive Larry Page confirmed the deal in a blog post Wednesday, after reports from Reuters, China Daily and TechCrunch.

Technology Watch Google bought Motorola for $12.5 billion in 2011 and had allowed the phone maker to work independently over the last few years. But despite launching some innovative devices, Motorola could not find success under Google’s ownership. In its most recent quarter, Motorola reported a loss of $248 million. Motorola will have a better shot at success under Lenovo than with Google, Page said. Google, which manages the Android operating system used by several phone makers, did not have the ability to go “all-in” on Motorola as would be required to make the company successful. “It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo — which has a rapidly growing smartphone business and is the largest (and fastest-growing) PC manufacturer in the world,” Page said. “This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.” Lenovo said it will pay $1.41 billion in cash and stock once the deal has been approved by both the U.S. and China. It will pay the remaining $1.5 billion in the form of a three-year promissory note, the company said.

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