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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happening NOW •Beach Bash: Variety show rehearsal 3:15 p.m. in auditorium •Track and Field: Metro JV Meet 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School •Girls Golf: Metro JV Meet 4 p.m. at Kuehn Park •Boys Tennis: JV-B vs. Brandon Valley 4 p.m. in Brandon •ACT: Prep class 5 p.m. in A-114 •Baseball: 5:30 p.m. at Harmodon Park—freshmen/sophomore vs. Lincoln on Field 2, varsity/JV vs. Watertown on Field 3

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

Group Meetings •Chemistry Club: Members will meet at 3:15 today in A-217. •Words of Life: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-159. •Drama Club: All students involved in theater will meet will meet at 8 a.m. Monday in the Little Theatre.

Other Reminders •Seniors: Buy your after-graduation Senior Class Party ticket today or Friday and be entered in a drawing for a partial refund on your ticket cost. •Prom: Tickets for the April 26 dance will be sold during lunch periods today-Friday in the commons—$15. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Nachtigal and Emma Schultz Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Keller Staff: Sydney Arrington, Hannah Smith, Kevin Nelson, Clay Flolo, 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. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 19 • No. 142

Gradual clearing Breezy High 64°

Scattered rain Low 42°


Mostly sunny Nice day! High 72°

WHS band, chorus performs at Region 2 Large Group Contest Concert Choir one point from perfect at Brandon event By Jack Nachtigal and Emma Schultz embers of the largest choral groups at WHS performed at the annual Region 2 Large Group Contest Wednesday in Brandon. At the Brandon Valley Lutheran Church, the men’s ensemble Acafellas, Freshman Chorus, Warrior Chorus and the Concert Choir all performed their elite repertoires, hoping to receive superior or excellent ratings. Kicking it off for WHS, the Acafellas performed first and received scores of 26, 28 and 30 out of 35 points from the judges and an excellent, or second best, rating overall. The Freshman Chorus earned scores of 29, 32 and 32, and a superior, or top, rating. The Warrior Chorus earned scores of 30, 32 and a perfect score of 35 for another superior rating. The Concert Choir performed last and earned two perfect scores and one 34 for a superior, meaning the top vocal group at WHS was one point away from achieving a perfect score, something never before done by a WHS choir. Head vocal director Kirk Schjodt was very pleased with how the event turned out. “I couldn’t be more proud of my kids,” Schjodt said. “Every choir stepped up their game since the last concert, and it really showed yesterday at the contest.” The choir members are now getting ready to show off their work on an upcoming major trip. “Getting an almost perfect score from the judges was a huge moral boost for our Concert Choir kids going into a huge trip next week to Seattle, Wash.,” Schjodt said. Concert Choir members will travel to Seattle


to perform at many different venues, including the Tacoma Rainiers ballpark and Cheney Stadium, beginning Tuesday. Instrumental band members also did well at Wednesday’s event at Brandon Valley High School. The WHS Symphonic Band received three superior votes for an overall Superior rating at the Region 2 Contest. The Concert Band received two superior and one excellent rating at the event, for another superior rating, overall. WHS Varsity Band members received two excellent ratings and a good rating for an overall average of excellent, and the Freshman Band earned two excellent ratings and a superior rating for an overall average of excellent to round out the contest. Band director Mark Diischer said he feels the contest went extremely smoothly, and the adjudicators had a lot of great comments for all the bands to help them improve their musicality overall. “I was very proud of all the bands,” Diischer enthused. “It was the first time that the Freshman Band has gone to this contest, and they performed very well. Diischer went on to say that both he and assistant director Chris Borchardt were very happy with all the bands’ performances at the event on the day. Sophomore Morea Nichols, a member of the Concert Band, said the event was a valuable one. “We did really well, overall, considering we have a lot of freshmen in the bands,” Nichols said. “We got lots of good comments.”

Varsity baseball team hosts Watertown tonight By Kevin Nelson and Carter Keller Warrior baseball teams will be in action again this evening as a busy opening week continues. The varsity will host Watertown in a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. on Harmodon


Field 3, while the freshman/ sophomore team plays Lincoln on Field 2. After losing in a doubleheader to Yankton to open the season on Tuesday, the varsity is eager to get back out on the field again today and look for a win over a solid Arrow team.

“I’m very excited for our game against Watertown,” senior Justin Miller said. “They’re a good team, and it will hopefully show our improvement since our last games.” The varsity will also host Fargo, N.D., Davies Saturday.

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Make time to say ‘Goodbye’ to Class of 2014, Warriors

Microsoft gets into TV programming

If you are looking to schedule some time with me in the upcoming month, it may be hard to find an opening in my schedule. It’s not because I’m going to be busy wrapping up the school year and studying for semester tests. No, as you may have already noticed, announcements of graduation open houses for the Class of 2014 have already begun flooding Facebook notifications. I already have 50-plus invitations waiting for me to look at, which I’m sure is nothing compared to some others. Don’t get me wrong—open houses are one last hoorah for the seniors, and it’s one of my favorite things to do. My plan is to hit as many open housHear me. . . es as possible, and eat as much as possible—it’s just that I only have Jack Nachtigal so much time! Of course, there are a few that I can’t miss. Close friends and neighbors are always a must-do because they either live close by or are basically like a part of my house. Last year after my brother’s graduation at my house, junior Kate Simko (a close friend and neighbor) pointed out to me that every single year from last year on, there will be a graduation on my street, Slaten Park Drive. This year is senior Chloe Goodhope’s turn, and I couldn’t be more sad to lose her/ happy to see her move on to something great. Next year, it will be my turn, and I’m not sure how I will react. So make the time—have a cupcake eating contest with your friends, chug a few root beers, eat some cliched “Congratulations Graduate!” cake. It’s always hard saying goodbye, but it’s something you need to make time to do. Junior Jack Nachtigal would like Raechel Ray to cater his open house.

By Janet I. Tu The Seattle Times (MCT) It wasn’t so long ago that broadcast and cable networks were just about the only companies vying to produce original programming. Now more and more tech companies want in on the action, from Netflix and to Microsoft, Sony and, reportedly, Yahoo.

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Technology Watch Microsoft’s efforts will accelerate in June with the debut of the first of its new spate of original programs greenlighted by Nancy Tellem, who came to Microsoft from CBS about two years ago to spearhead the effort to create more original content for the Xbox platform. In June, Microsoft will provide live event coverage from the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Also to debut sometime this year is a tech-focused documentary series produced by Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn of multiplatform media company Lightbox. The first installment tackles the urban legend that in 1983 video-game company Atari had buried millions of its not-well-received, unsold “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” game cartridges in Alamogordo, N.M. Those are two of the six full series that Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios, under Tellem, has committed to.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, April 10, 2014.