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Friday, April 13, 2018

Regular Schedule

Happening NOW •All Outdoor Events: Track and Field, baseball cancelled/postponed today and Saturday •ACT: Testing 8 a.m. Saturday in A-Wing •AP Stats: Review session Saturday cancelled

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Barbecue beef sandwich, french fries, corn •À la carte lines: Cheese pizza, bean and cheese burrito, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Warriors Read Together: Will meet as usual today in the library. •SMASH: Book Club members will meet to discuss “The Prey” and “Ready Player One” during lunch periods today in the library. See librarian Kerri Smith for details or if you cannot attend. •Gymnastics: Open gym 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnastics room. •Boys Soccer: Will have an open field at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Avera Sports Institute. •Spanish Club: Members will meet for their final regular meeting of the school year at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-154. •Cheerleading: Try-outs for football sideline and competition teams will be held May 8-10 at 4:45 p.m. in the gymnastics room. NOW Friday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinsey Strom and Lauren Olson Assistant Editor: . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Strutz Staff: Carter Munce, Emily Stegenga, Madeline Auvenshine Editors-in-chief . . . . . . . . . . . Madi Forseth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Libby Nachtigal 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/ TNS Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 23 • No. 127

Rain changing to snow Low 26°


Rain/thundershowers Snow—around 8” Very windy Blizzard Warning High 40° High 28°

Track team finally gets outside at O’G quad

Sioux City Relays cancelled for this weekend By Carter Munce arrior track and field team members beat the rain and snow and finally got outside for a meet Thursday, as they competed in a quadrangular meet with Brandon Valley and Brookings at O’Gorman’s McEneaney Field. The Warriors shined in many areas, including the boys distance races where seniors Bonheur Mvuyekure and Shodo Mahamed and sophomore Merci Bita swept first, second and third, respectively, in both the boys 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs. Mvuyekure said he hopes to keep the success going for the Warriors. “Now that we have qualified, it’s all about keeping the work ethic and to keep going with it,” Mvuyekure said. In other boys action, senior Shiloh Flanagan took first in the high jump and third in the triple jump. Sophomore Guguk Turuk took first in the triple jump and second in the pole vault. Junior Zaki Ladu took third in the 100 meter dash, junior Nathaniel Freese finished third in the 200 meter dash and second in the 300 hurdles. Sophomore Junior Kandolo finished third in the 110 meter hurdles and second in the long jump. Junior Jayden Johannsen took third in the high jump. The boys 4x100 ‘A’ Relay Team took first. Shorter distances were key



Photo courtesy Warrior Track Team LONG WAY—Senior Carlie Kray (black jersey with white stripes, left) appears to pull away from senior Bonheur Mvuyekure (far right) in the 3,200 meter run. Kray took fourth for the girls while Mvuyekure won the boys race. for the Warrior girls, as five out of the top seven runners were from WHS, with sophomore Laura Petterson topping the list at :12.62 in first and freshmen Nyanas Kur taking second in the 100 meter dash for the Warriors. Other top three finishes for the girls included Kur in the 200 meter dash and long jump with first in both. Senior Megan Etrheim took third in the 400 meter dash. The girls 4x100 meter relay ‘A’ Team took first in :51.28 seconds. It was not all short distances for the girls, however. Senior Carlie Kray finished fourth in the 3,200 meter run. Kray said it was a good day for a long run. “The meet went very good as a whole,” Kray said. “We have things to work on before Warrior Nation Events


our next meet.” For field events, sophomore Phekran Kong finished second in the high jump, sophomore Jacee Johannsen took third in the pole vault and junior Jenna Sayler took third in the shotput. Coach Shane Reilly said it was nice to finally get outside and compete for the Warriors. “It was nice to have a meet completed,” Reilly said. “Athletes competed well, considering the weather conditions.” The weather will not hold for this weekend, however. The teams were supposed to participate in the Sioux City Relays. Action was first moved from Saturday to today, but has now been cancelled. The next scheduled meet is Tuesday at Brandon Valley, weather permitting. All WHS News


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Registration deadline for Warrior Olympics today By Emily Stegenga The Olympic spirit is back, as the Warrior Olympics get ready to begin on Monday. Registration forms for the 10-12 person teams are still available in the student services office and contain detailed information. The forms are due today in A-250 along with a $20 registration fee. Events begin on Monday with Powder Puff Football for female team members and Volleyfest for the male team members at 5 p.m.

Senior Taylor VanderVelde said she is ready for events to begin. “I can’t wait to compete in the annual Warrior Olympics,” VanderVelde enthused. “My team and I have been training year round and we are more than ready to take our rightful place of first! Keep the 605 Queens on your watch list, because we are coming.” Interested students should see a student council representative for more information.

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Baseball team splits games with Brandon Valley Lynx By Kinsey Strom The varsity baseball team finally got outside for a game Thursday at Aspen Park in Brandon, splitting a doubleheader. The Warriors won the first game 4-0 as senior Alex Bertram tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings and sophomore Wyatt Reitmeier picked up the save. Bertram also hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give WHS some breathing room. The Warriors then dropped game two 10-8. After jumping out to a

six run lead, they gave up seven runs on only one hit in the fifth inning. Senior Brandon Ford threw four scoreless innings and Bertram had four hits. Bertram said it was a good start for the Warriors. “The first game we played really good defense,” he said. “That helped us get the win, but in the second game we got out to a 6-0 lead, and then we made a few errors that let them come back and tie it up.” This weekend’s games have been cancelled.

Winter seems to drag on forever this year This morning’s hail aside, at this point in the school year, I think it’s safe to say that the winter blues have really taken ahold of the majority of us. I heard someone say the other day that it felt like the 74th day of January, and that Hear me. . . seemed pretty accurate, unfortunately. Look on the Lauren Olson bright side— after this coming freezing weekend, our days are (supposedly) getting warmer, which means April showers are finally on their way for those May flowers. With only 50 more days until summer, you could say

I’m itching for a change in scenery. These next couple of months won’t be too breezy for me—as well as many other juniors—with the ACT and AP as well as semester tests, things are about to get crammed and hectic. I’ve been trying to avoid stressing too much over all of my upcoming tasks by doing things that help ease my mind whenever I have free time—listening to music, coloring, playing a sport, driving around and spending some time with friends. With the home stretch beginning, it’s best to keep our eyes on the prize and keep moving. So while you wait for the temperature (and your grades) to rise, try and keep your motivation levels high, and take a bit of each day for yourself! Summer is on its way Warriors—push through! DG-6102 sioux-falls-graduation-55x5.qxp_Sioux Graduation ad 2/3/16 Page 1on the ACT. Junior LaurenFallsOlson hopes she 1:39 doesPM well

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Fake news has greater allure than truth By Maria Temming Science News for Students (MCT) The truth about online fake news is becoming clearer. A new study shows that on Twitter, phony stories reach more people than truthful ones do. Fake stories also spread far faster.

Science Friday Fake news refers to stories based on false or misinterpreted information. These stories try to dupe readers into believing something that isn’t true. Some might try to make public figures look bad or claim people did something they didn’t. Others might try to discredit scientific findings. Such stories are often shared on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. But scientists have lacked data on how widely they were shared, or by whom. So a team of researchers decided to investigate. They recently analyzed more than 4.5 million tweets and retweets. All had been posted between 2006 and 2017. And their disturbing finding: Fake news spreads faster and further on Twitter than true stories do. Deb Roy, who did work on the new analysis, studies media and social networks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. In the past, he also has worked as a media scientist for Twitter. To study how news spreads on Twitter, Roy and his colleagues collected tweet cascades. These are groups of messages composed of one original tweet and all retweets of that initial post. They examined about 126,000 cascades centered on any of about 2,400 news stories. Each of those original news stories had been independently confirmed as true or false. Overall, these data show, fake news was about 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than was real news. The team reported its results in the March 9 Science.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Friday, April 13, 2018

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Friday, April 13, 2018