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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Vol. 24 • No. 116

Regular Schedule

Girls begin quest for State AA title tonight vs. Patriots

Happening NOW •Girls Basketball: State AA Tournament first round vs. Lincoln 5 p.m. MDT tonight in Rapid City •Play: “Antigone” 7 p.m. tonight and Friday, Saturday and Monday in Little Theatre—$5 at door

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Barbecue beef ribbette, sweet potatoes •À la carte lines: French bread pizza, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •GSA: Members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-127. New members are welcome. •German Club: Members will meet briefly at 3:10 p.m. Friday in A-153. •Show Choir: Will hold auditions for the 2019-20 groups at 6 p.m. Monday in the auditorium. Music should be learned in advance—find practice files at •Young Republicans: Will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in A-153. •Audition: For the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” March 20-21. Audition packets available from director Brian Aukerman in A-137.

Other Reminders •Submit: Photos for HonorFest to #WHSHonorFest2019 now or any time this school year for the video at the end of the event. NOW Thursday Staff

Thursday Co-Editors . . . . Tanner Olmstead and Mackenzie Wange Thursday Assistant Editor . . . . . . Max Jones Reporters: Kaleb Melese, August Mills, Maddie Jacobson, Jake Smith, Brad Knowler, Chase Randall Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . . . . . Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Nate Rietz 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/

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Travel to event in Rapid City prevented by weather By Chase Randall ournament time has finally arrived for the varsity girls basketball team, but Warriors who are not already in Rapid City will likely have to watch the game on-line today. Warrior girls basketball team members, seeded No. 6 in the tournament, left Sioux Falls early Wednesday to beat the blizzard and have been mostly trapped in their Rapid City hotels since then, all to play nearby cross-town rival Lincoln, seeded No. 3, in the first round at 5 p.m. Mountain Time today at the Ice Arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. The combined AA Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament is being played in two venues at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center through Saturday—the Ice Arena and the main Barnett Arena. Few fans are expected for the game today, as Interstate 90 from Chamberlain to the Wyoming border was closed Wednesday as a blizzard ravaged the area and remained closed as of this morning. Travel is expected to be hazardous along the route at least through today, and anyone thinking of traveling west should consult safetravelusa. com/sd or call 5-1-1 for the most current conditions. According to Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, travel is still not recommended. “The closure is due to a strong late-winter storm which



has started to make its way through the state,” Sandal said. “The quick-moving storm includes heavy snow, high winds, rain and freezing rain. Those factors will make travel difficult in many parts of the state. Travel is becoming more difficult as the day goes on throughout South Dakota. We recommend that motorists not try to travel Thursday.” The Warriors have seen the Patriots twice during the regular season, splitting the games. WHS defeated Lincoln 59-49 on Dec. 11, 2018, in the Warrior gym, then fell to the Patriots by one 63-62 on Jan. 24 at Lincoln. Senior Libby Nachtigal said the Warriors will be ready for this rematch. “We have been waiting for this week since last summer,” Nachtigal said. “We are ready to play our best and enjoy the ride while we are here.” With a win this evening, the Warriors will advance to the semi-finals vs. the winner of No. 2 seed Harrisburg and No. 7 seed Rapid City Stevens at 4:45 p.m. Friday in the Barnett Arena. A loss will send WHS to the consolation bracket vs. the loser of that game at 11 a.m. Friday in the Barnett Arena and the best they could earn would be fifth place on Saturday. The Boys AA Tournament will be going on at the same time today in Rapid City, with Lincoln the No. 1 boys seed. All games for both the boys and girls will be broadcast live on

Basketball Tournaments First round games today *Rapid City Times MDT AA Girls—Rapid City •No. 1 O’Gorman vs. No. 8 Mitchell 1 p.m.* •No. 2 Harrisburg vs. No. 7 R.C. Stevens 1 p.m.* •No. 4 Brandon Valley vs. No. 5 Brookings 5 p.m.* •No. 3 Lincoln vs. No. 6 WHS 5 p.m.* AA Boys—Rapid City •No. 1 Lincoln vs. No. 8 Harrisburg 3 p.m.* •No. 2 Yankton vs. No. 10 Huron 3 p.m.* •No. 4 Brandon Valley vs. No. 5 R.C. Stevens 7 p.m.* •No. 3 O’Gorman vs. No. 6 Roosevelt 7 p.m.* Class A Combined Boys and Girls Tournament •Begins today at the Premiere Center and Arena in Sioux Falls. Class B Boys Tournament •Begins today on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen. Tickets •Available at the door at all events—adults $45 or $15 per session, students $30 or $10 per session. Watch •All games on

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Pi Day can make you smarter while you enjoy some delicious pie

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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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Photo by Max Jones HOW ABOUT SOME PI?—Math teacher Roxie Ohlson cuts a key lime pie on Pi Day this morning in the math TPC. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14.

It might seem like April, with all the showers we have gotten in the past 24 hours, but it’s March 14th, and you know what that means—it’s Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) around the world. Pi is a symbol in math (π) that is used to represent a constant, the ratio of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal point, but will continue infinitely with no pattern or repetition. It’s also an irrational and transcendental number! That’s pretty Hear me. . . neat! The current world record for reciting Pi is held Max Jones by Rajveer Meena at VIT University who recited Pi to 70,000 digits in March of 2015. While many math teachers are celebrating this morning, the proper time to celebrate is at 1:59 a.m. or p.m., or when 3.14159 is reached. By 1665 Newton had calculated Pi to 16 decimal places, which was a big deal back then, because there were no calculators or computers. However if you want to smell smart, you can buy a men’s cologne from Givenchy that’s named “Pi.” The company markets it as enhancing the sexual appeal of intelligent and visionary men. Not only does Pi day give all math enthusiasts a chance to chat and discuss Pi, but it also challenges them to recite the digits of Pi. However, don’t forget about the most important part of Pi day, pie! DG-6102 sioux-falls-graduation-55x5.qxp_Sioux Falls Graduation ad 2/3/16 1:39 PM Page 1 Senior Max Jones can recite Pi to five digits!




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‘Snitch-tagging’ latest Twitter bad behavior By Jessica Roy Los Angeles Times (TNS) First came Twitter. Then came Twitter fights. Then came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don’t explicitly identify the person being criticized are so pervasive they have a name, the subtweet.

Technology Watch Now that subtlety is being punctured by a rising Twitter behavior — snitchtagging. A snitch-tagger is essentially a Twitter tattletale. He or she sees a tweet criticizing another user and chimes in with that person’s Twitter handle — flagging the insult for the target to see. Tweeting directly at someone is like ringing that person’s doorbell and saying what you think of them, said Mark Marino, an associate professor of writing and the director of the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab at USC. Snitch-tagging, then, is like dragging a person by the collar to someone else’s door, ringing the bell and saying: Listen to the awful thing this person said about you. It’s a move that pulls both the critic and the criticized into a digital confrontation that neither of them asked for. And it’s one that takes advantage of a quality that defines Twitter — the absence of barriers separating public figures from their fans and haters. Snitch-tagging could be well-intentioned, Marino said, but it reminds him of drama-hungry kids egging on a schoolyard fight. “It’s hard not to think of the middle-school version where you’re waiting for the sparks to fly.”

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