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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Regular Schedule

Happening NOW •Parent/Teacher: Conferences 4-7:30 p.m. tonight in gyms and library—dual credit presentation in Little Theatre •Wrestling: Region 2 Meet 5 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Friday at Yankton High School •Drama Club: Trip parent meeting 7:30 p.m. tonight in Little Theatre •Early Start: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. day on Friday—teacher in-service in afternoon •No School: Monday-Wednesday at WHS—Presidents’ Day break

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili Fritos, carrots •À la carte lines: Italian dunkers, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Collision: Christian fellowship group will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in E-114. •Boys Soccer: Players will meet for an open field from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Avera Sports Institute, 1601 W. 44th Place.

Other Reminders •Registration: Window for 2017-18 classes is now open. Complete your registration by Feb. 24. See your counselor with questions or for help. •All Cars: Parked in Lots 1 or 2 at WHS need a current parking tag. See the welcome window with questions. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Green and Emily VanBockern Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amy Walker Staff: Jada Cunningham, Aime Bita, Madi Forseth, Sidney Kennedy, Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . Carson Herbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maham Shah 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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Warrior wrestling team splits triangular in Vermillion Feb. 9

Post-season begins tonight for team at Region 2 Meet By Emily VanBockern arrior varsity wrestlers defeated the Dakota Valley Panthers and fell to the Vermillion Tanagers in a triangular match Feb. 9 in Vermillion to end the regular season. WHS defeated Dakota Valley 57-24 in a match that featured eight forfeits and five pins. They fell to Vermillion 54-21 in a match that had only one forfeit, but 10 pins. Junior Brock Wulf along with senior Alex Lorenzini both had a pair of wins on the day to pace the team. Lorenzini defeated Dakota Valley’s Ryan Parker and Vermillion’s Luke Girrard. He said he was proud of his team’s accomplishment. “I am happy with the outcomes of the matches,” Lorenzini said. “There is some tough competition ahead of us, as we travel to Yankton today in hopes of going to the state


tournament.” That opportunity will come in the form of the Region 2 Tournament that gets under way today in Yankton. Coach Lance Peters said he thinks his team is ready for the region meet. “We finished up the dual season last week, and will compete in regions this Thursday and Friday,” Peters said. “We are looking forward to competing in the region this week.” The wrestling team will begin the postseason today beginning at 5 p.m. and continue at 6 p.m. Friday at Yankton High School with a trip to the State A Tournament on the line. Senior team member Jacob Wagner said he is looking forward to proving himself at the matches today and Friday. “We have had a lot of tough practices this past week, Wagner said. “We are prepared to take on some good competition tonight.”

State will be combined event this year Following the lead of a successful mega-basketball state tournament last season, the state wrestling tournament will be a combined affair at the Denny Sanford Premiere Center in Sioux Falls Feb. 24-25. This year’s events will combine both classes of wrestling in one event on eight mats over two days, crowning champions in both Class A and Class B wrestling on a Saturday night in Sioux Falls. There are only two classes in South Dakota wrestling. WHS is a part of the largest class, Class A, featuring the 31 largest schools in the state with wrestling programs.

Renaissance Committee seeks new members By Lauren Olson and Thomas Vissers The Renaissance Committee at WHS is currently seeking new members. The Renaissance Committee is a group that recognizes Warrior success in all areas all year long, culminating in the annual HonorFest each spring. Freshman through junior students who are interested in joining the group should pick up an application in the stu-


dent services office now. Administrative professional Renae Hanson, who works with the committee, said they are seeking exceptional students who wish to honor excellence at WHS. “We are looking for students who exemplify the same qualities we recognize— achievement, citizenship and leadership,” Hanson said. Senior Skylar Moen, who is currently a member, said the Renaissance Committee is

an amazing way to meet new people and make new friends with students in all grade levels, all while making WHS a better place to go to school. “It is a fun group that meets frequently to help recognize kids at WHS,” Moen said. Moen said she encourages students to pick up an application and apply. “You should apply because it is a great opportunity to get involved and an awesome group to be a part of,” she said.

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Friday features an early start in-service schedule Friday will feature a special in-service schedule, as students begin the day early at 7:30 a.m. and end the day at 12:30 p.m. This will allow teachers to have a training

in-service beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Presidents’ Day break will begin for students at 12:30 pm. Friday, with no school until Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m., following the first day schedule.

7:30-8:15 a.m.......................................... Sports 1st period 8:20-9:03 a.m........................................ 2nd period 9:08-9:23 a.m..................................Reading period 9:23-10:06 a.m. ..................................... 3rd period 10:11-10:54 a.m.....................4/5 period combined Attend class opposite your lunch period 10:59-11:42 a.m..................................... 6th period 11:47 a.m.-12:30 p.m............................. 7th period

The Big Sioux-do-ku Fill all the blank squares in the game with the correct numbers. Every row, column and 3x3 subsection of nine numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order.

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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

It’s not too early to start thinking of summer jobs

ViaSat-2 set for launch this spring

Two weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his burrow and predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The recent “heat wave” we have had, however, has made many of us look forward to warmer days. And it’s true—in less than four months, we will be officially ready to start spending time outside with summertime activities. While this all sounds pleasing, we cannot forget that we are expected to find a sumHear me. . . mer job. A nice thing about living in Sioux Falls is that there are Carson Herbert many employers looking for high school students. My top recommendation is working as a camp counselor. This is a good option for anyone looking for a future career in education, or who just wants experience working with kids. You get to spend all day in a fun and energetic work environment with other counselors and campers. Another popular destination for job-seeking students is working for the city Parks and Recreation Department. There are many jobs to choose from. A few examples include lifeguard, cashier and being a maintenance worker. If you prefer to not be outdoors all day, there are many more opportunities to choose from. Local supermarkets, movie theaters and restaurants are possibilities, also. Whatever option you decide to go with for a summer job, I encourage you to take advantage of it because most anything will seem better than sitting inside a classroom all day after the year ends! Senior Carson Herbert has had summer fever since last October.

By Mike Freeman The San Diego UnionTribune (TNS) SAN DIEGO — About eight years ago, ViaSat Chief Executive Mark Dankberg bet the company he co-founded on satellite broadband, eventually spending $1 billion to transform a technology considered barely better than dialup into a service that smoothly streams YouTube video.



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Technology Watch At the time, the space industry didn’t believe ViaSat could build a satellite with more capacity than all the other internet satellites in orbit combined. And even if it did, there wasn’t enough demand to justify the cost of the satellite and distribution network needed to sell satellite Internet service which, while better, still fell short of cable and many telephone company alternatives. Today ViaSat-1, which launched in 2011, is full with 700,000 Internet subscribers. In addition, the satellite powers in-flight Wi-Fi on more than 500 commercial aircraft from JetBlue, American Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America, delivering video streaming speeds to each seat. ViaSat-1 also provides in-flight Wi-Fi to Air Force One and other government VIP aircraft. So the company has doubled down, and then some. It plans to launch ViaSat-2 in late March/early April. The satellite will have about twice the bandwidth of ViaSat-1.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

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