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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happening NOW •Academic Letter: Presentation to sophomores 9:10 a.m. in commons •ACT: Prep class 5 p.m. in A-114 •Chorus Booster: Meeting 6 p.m. in chorus room •Girls Basketball: District 2 Championship vs. Harrisburg 7 p.m. in gym

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Hot ham and cheese •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 today and each Thursday.

Group Meetings •Girls Golf: Sign-up meeting 3:15 p.m. today in A-237. •SALSA: Student service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-111. •Junior State of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-124. •Words of Life: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-159. •WHS Book Club: Will meet to discuss “Eon” and “Alanna” fourth period and “1984” fifth period Friday in the library. •FCA: Members will meet at the 4:20 p.m. screening of “Son of God” Sunday at the Century East Theatre.

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Possible dishes recently prepared for class to sample By Hannah Smith, Maham Shah, Anton Hall and Brandon HoltClark ulti-cultural and ethnic foods may be on their way to the WHS cafeteria after Joni Davis, head of nutrition for the Sioux Falls School District, brought samples for English Language Learner (ELL) students Feb. 21. The event occurred after students in teacher Jeanne Green’s ELL Composition class wrote letters requesting more cultural options be presented as lunch entrées. The class was brought a variety of different meals and was asked to rate the foods based on a scale of one to six based on texture, smell and taste. Davis is hoping the district can implement some of these new meals as soon as April and May, after reviewing the estimated cost and nutrition of the meals. Green hopes her students learned a lesson. “I hope this shows the students that you can suggest things to the school district, and they


Photo by Chris Vroman YUM!—Teacher Jeanne Green oversees a sampling of world foods by her ELL Composition class in the faculty dinning room. will listen,” Green said. Davis has high hopes for the program, and wants it to expand district-wide soon. “We want to make sure it’s authentic and tastes good,” Davis said.

Girls play for trip to state tonight Basketball team hosts Harrisburg in District 2 final at 7 p.m.

•Seniors: Nominate “Spinsters Dance” royalty during lunch today and Friday in the commons. The dance is March 29 at The District. NOW Thursday Staff

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ELL students encourage world-foods in cafeteria

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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, Maham Shah 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.

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Photo by Josh Jurgens JUMP—Senior Kelsey Knecht goes to the basket in Monday’s first-round game with Brandon Valley.


By Kevin Nelson, Clay Flolo and Carter Keller Varsity girls basketball team members will take on Harrisburg in the District 2AA championship tonight at 7 p.m. in the Warrior gym. After the No. 1 seeded Warriors beat Brandon Valley 53-25 Monday in the semifinals, the championship was set as they face newly-AA Harrisburg for the first time after they knocked-off Lincoln. Coach Nate Malchow said he is excited for the game. “We’re looking forward to the game, and we’re going to need a lot of support from the Warrior fans,” Malchow said.

A win tonight will send the Warriors on their seventhstraight trip to the state tournament. Senior Michaela Mayer is ready for the challenge. “We have never played Harrisburg before, so we are all urgent to play them and get to state,” Mayer said. During tonight’s game, WHS will recognize the 14th Annual National Athletic Training Month by honoring the athletic trainers who help prevent injuries to athletes and keep them active and healthy. Admission is $4 for students and $6 for adults. No activity tickets are accepted.

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We all get a case of the spring crazies. 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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Don’t get late-winter blues, enjoy all the season offers!

DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie is a triumph

With winter dragging on longer than usual, I think we all have a serious case of spring fever. The only thing getting me through the gloomy weather is looking forward to all the fun events coming up in the near future. There’s no better way to spend a weeknight than joining a student section full of fellow Warriors to cheer the boys or girls basketball teams to a win. Both teams have had some great games this season, and it’s especially fun watching the post-season rivalries, both old and new. One of my favorite productions WHS puts on during the year, the Mr. WHS pageant, Hear me. . . is coming up on March 27. If there is something more entertaining than Chloe Goodhope watching a group of guys vying for the crown in a male pageant, I haven’t found it yet. Maybe we will even get to see seniors Nate Weberg and Tad Brakke reenact their beautiful duet from the 2013 show. Spinsters, an annual all-city dance put on by EmBe (formerly the YWCA), is also something to get excited about. The dance has changed venues this year, and will be held at Sioux Falls’ newest entertainment hotspot, The District. And, because all Sioux Falls high school students and students of surrounding areas are invited to attend, you may get to see some friends you don’t usually have the chance to attend a dance with. The money made from Spinsters goes to help kids attend camps who normally couldn’t afford to attend, so your money for tickets will go to a great cause. So girls, make sure to ask a date to join you for Spinsters at The District on March 29! Senior Chloe Goodhope says her sister sophomore Anna Goodhope may be No. 22 on the court, but is No. 1 in her heart!

By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world’s most famous selfie. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards sponsor, but handed actor Bradley Cooper the company’s Galaxy Note 3 for the celebrityfilled shot that included Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Technology Watch The Oscars selfie was such a viral hit that it crushed the previous record set by President Barack Obama after his re-election in 2012 and temporarily knocked Twitter’s service offline as fans retweeted it more than 700,000 times in the first half hour alone. “We crashed and broke Twitter,” DeGeneres said from the stage. “We made history.” The selfie holds the record as the most popular tweet ever, making the picture worth every dollar Samsung paid for the sponsorship, said Peter Sealey, chief executive of the Sausalito Group strategic marketing company. “That was a social media home run. It really was,” Sealey said. Samsung said Monday that the selfie was not scripted and that it would donate $3 million total to two charities picked by DeGeneres to thank her.

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