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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Happening NOW •Speech: At Lewis and Clark Invitational today and Saturday at Yankton High School •Bowling: vs. Harrisburg 4 p.m. today at Eastway Bowl •Girls Basketball: Today at Roosevelt High School—JV and freshmen 4 p.m., sophomores 5:30 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m. •All State Band: Auditions all day Saturday at Lincoln High School •Show Choir: At Executive Showcase competition 3 p.m. Saturday at Roosevelt High School •Wrestling: At Les Tlustos Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday at Swiftel Center In Brookings •Gymnastics: City Meet 11 a.m. Saturday at Power and Grace Gymnastics •Boys Basketball: At Dakota Schoolers Classic vs. Sioux Valley 3 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Pentagon

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Cheeseburger •A la carte lines: Cheese pizza, cheese quesadilla, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

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

Other Reminders •Freshman-Juniors: Vote for student council representatives on-line through Tuesday. Check school e-mail for the link. •Summer School: Registration is now open. Follow the “CommEd” link from the district web site to register. NOW Friday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Nieman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Andy Hack Staff: Maddie Wiley, Clay Flolo, Nate Weberg, Amy Walker, Kelsi Kearney, Olivia Nieman, Carson Herbert, Taylor Kevan 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. WHSNOW.COM Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 19 • No. 98

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Warriors beat Pats in exciting double-overtime win at WHS Boys secure good position in District 2 with victory

By Taylor Kevan, Nate Weberg and Hannah Nieman arrior varsity boys basketball team members kept up the Warrior name last night as they played down to the wire, defeating the Lincoln Patriots in double overtime 64-62. Senior Brett Stanley continued his hot streak, putting up a game-high 34 points, including a game winning lay-up in the second OT. Junior Cole Benson contributed eight points and senior Austin Heins added seven, along with 15 rebounds. Sophomore Matt Farniok said he was proud.


“It was a tough game, but we really pulled together and left it all out there,” Farniok said. “I feel like we can use this as momentum to continue the winning streak.” The JV dominated Lincoln 73-57. The freshmen A Team won 69-60, and the B Team won 56-49. The sophomores fell 72-48. The 8-5 Warrior varsity will next take on Sioux Valley at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sanford Pentagon in the Dakota Schoolers Classic. “We need to finish out the week hard,” senior Austin Heins said. “We’ll have to play tough in order to beat Sioux Valley.” All-day admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Photo by Josh Jurgens FINGER ROLL—Senior Brett Stanley puts up a shot Thursday. Stanley had 34 points.

Winter weekend full of activities Girls Basketball

After a heartbreaking loss to Lincoln Tuesday, the top ranked varsity girls will look to get back on track tonight as they face city rival Roosevelt in the Rough Rider gym. Senior Lauren Farritor said the team is ready. “We have worked very hard in practice to improve the things we didn’t do well in the game Tuesday,” Farritor said. Action begins with the freshman and JV at 4 p.m. today at Roosevelt and continues with the sophomores at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.


Warrior wrestling team members will compete in the Les Tlustos Invitational Saturday at the Swiftel Center east of I-29 in Brookings. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Admission if $7.50. “It is going to be a really competitive tournament, so we are going to need to go out and wrestle well as a team,” senior Chris Vroman said.



Warrior debate team members will travel to the Lewis and Clark Invitational today and Saturday at Yankton High School.

Show Choir

The WHS varsity show choir Classic Connection and JV Natural Selection will compete in the first-ever Executive Showcase Saturday at Roosevelt High School. Classic Connection will take the stage at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for the entire day.


Gymnastics team members will compete in a City Meet Saturday at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Power and Grace Gymnastics, 1908 N. Jenifer Place.


Warrior bowling team members will be in action today as they host the Harrisburg Tigers. Action begins at 4 p.m. at Eastway Bowl.

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A profile of a WHS staff member

Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a weekly profile of a Warrior staff member with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen at random by the NOW staff.

Dannica Hoffman •Name: Dannica Hoffman •What is your position at WHS? I am a counselor for last names “P” through “Sta.” •Who are your family members? My

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 family consists of my husband Blake and myself. •Where did you attend school? I attended high school in Lake Benton, Minn., and college at Saint Cloud State and South Dakota State. •What is your favorite thing about WHS so far? I enjoy working with my fellow counselors. •What did you do before you came to work at WHS? I was a counselor at Brookings High School before coming to WHS. •Who do you think will win the Super Bowl this Sunday? I think the Broncos will win the Super Bowl this year, because my friend’s husband used to play for them.

Try to find balance of activities that works for you We’ve heard them a thousand times. “Get involved!” “Support your school!” “It will look good on your college resume!” Behind such cliché phrases lurks some good advice— everyone should be involved in something. But some take this far too seriously and have Hear me. . . trouble finding time to balance school, activities and work and Andy Heck still have time to sleep. I’m not saying school spirit isn’t important. If you don’t have pride in your school, it makes going each morning that much harder. I’m also not saying school activities are bad—I’m in multiple sports, clubs and performing groups here at WHS and I love all of them.

What I am saying is every student needs time away from school activities and work, a long-fabled luxury formally known as “free time.” We can get so caught up trying to fill our schedules that we forget to spend time on things we enjoy. Remember, time you enjoy wasting isn’t time wasted at all. Something else I know people are missing out on is a good nights’ sleep. I hear people complain, almost brag, about how they were up until 2 a.m. doing homework and got only four hours of sleep. This makes zero sense to me. If I get less than six hours of sleep, I’m borderline catatonic the next day, and researchers say teens need much more than that. Ultimately, school is very important. But what point is there in being in so many activities if it comes at the cost of your health? Finding the right balance between responsibilities, necessities and personal time is difficult, but it’s one of the most important things you will ever do. Junior Andy Heck enjoys “wasting time” playing fetch with his dogs.

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New method makes stem cells easily By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times (MCT) In a feat experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA.

Science Friday Two studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature describe a novel procedure for “reprogramming” the blood cells of newborn mice by soaking the cells in a mildly acidic solution for 30 minutes. This near-fatal shock caused the cells to become pluripotent, or capable of growing into any type of cell in the body. When the reprogrammed cells were tagged and injected into a developing mouse, they multiplied and grew into heart, bone, brain and other organs, the scientists found. “It was really surprising to see that such a remarkable transformation could be triggered simply by stimuli from outside of the cell,” said lead study author Haruko Obokata, a biochemistry researcher at the RIKEN research institute in Japan. “Very surprising.” The simplicity of the technique, which Obokata and her colleagues dubbed stimulus triggered acquisition of pluripotency, or STAP, caught many experts off-guard. “So you mistreat cells under the right conditions and they assume a different state of differentiation? It’s remarkable,” said Rudolf Jaenisch, a pioneering stem cell researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was not involved in the study. “Let’s see whether it works in human cells, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t.” Obokata said researchers had already begun experiments on human cells, but offered no details.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Friday, Jan. 31.

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