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Monday, April 16, 2018

First-Day Schedule

Happening Now •Boys Tennis: Varsity Triangular vs. Brandon Valley and Pierre 11 a.m. at Huether Family Match Pointe—location and time changed; JV—cancelled •AP Stats: Review 3:30 p.m. in E-114 •Girls Golf: Invitational at Willow Run—cancelled •Baseball: Varsity vs. Lincoln at Harmodon Park—cancelled •Football: Offense open gym 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in main gym

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Thai chicken over rice, egg roll, cowboy salsa •À la carte lines: Pepperoni hot pocket, taco fixings, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Warrior Olympics •VolleyFest: 5:30 p.m. tonight in gym—time changed •PowderPuff Football: Cancelled •Duct Tape Challenge: 7:40 a.m. Tuesday in commons

Group Meetings •Animal Rights Club: Will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the C-Wing small ensemble room—all welcome. •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: Will meet for the final regular meeting of the school year at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-154. NOW Monday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zach Heins and Cyler Melvin Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Burkhart Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Sutton 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. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/TNS Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 23 • No. 128

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Debate team members celebrate season at banquet Students see success at Congressional qualifier


By Cyler Melvin arrior debate team members competed in the Congressional Debate National Qualifier April 9 at the University Center in Sioux Falls, as several team members saw success. An Outstanding Speaker award went to senior Izzy Curry and a Superior Award to freshman Catherine Liu. As a result, Liu is now the First-Alternate to Nationals in the event. Senior Ashley Sanchez is also a SecondAlternate to Nationals and freshman Riley Nold a Third-Alternate to Nationals. Curry Previously qualified for Nationals in another event. Later that night, the team celebrated their season at the annual debate banquet. Varsity awards included, for Individual Events senior Izzie Osorio, for Public Forum Sanchez, for Policy Debate Curry and Most Improved junior Nora White. Novice Awards went to Most Valuable Liu, Most Promising Nold, Most Spirited sophomore Martin Kloster and for Outstanding Contribution to junior Ayana Abdela The “And Furthermore” Award, given to the top senior debater in memory of Bruce Bringgold, class of 1952, went to Curry. Debate Coach Travis Dahle said things went well for the team, overall.

Photo by Brad Kennett QUALIFIERS—Debate team members who qualified for upcoming National Tournaments include (L-R) senior Izzy Curry, freshman Catherine Liu and senior Izzie Osorio. “It was a great end of the year for us,” Dahle said. “Catherine (Liu) is the first alternate in two different events to nationals as a freshman, which is a great tribute to her hard work. I’m looking forward to a great national tournament and the upcoming years, as well. My three seniors, all of whom are so different, are going to be missed. They exemplified the kind of attitude you want students to carry with them through the struggles of winning and losing.”

Warrior Olympics begin today By Matt Sutton The Warrior Olympics will get under way this evening at WHS for the 14 teams that have registered. Today, VolleyFest will kickoff Warrior Olympic events. The event has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. tonight in the gym. Powder Puff Football was also supposed to take place today, but has been cancelled due to snow. On Tuesday, the Duct Tape

Challenge will take place at 7:40 a.m in the commons with Tchouk Ball at 3:30 p.m. in the gym with more activities happening as the week progresses including Quiz Bowl, Dodgeball and the Tug of War. The top three teams overall will earn bronze, silver and gold and will be announced on the morning announcements on April 27. Freshman Max Anderson said his team and he are ready

for the competition to begin. “The events this year seem super exciting and my team is ready to go out and demolish the competition,” Anderson said. Senior Jena Mitchell, a member of the student council that is organizing the event, said participation is up. “This year there are 14 teams signed up, so I am excited to see what the outcome will be.”

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A profile of WHS students

Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a Sports weekly profile of Warrior students with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen by the Student/Activity Leader of the Month Committee at WHS. Assembled by Madi Forseth

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Monday, April 16, 2018 Riley Nold

Sydney Jensen

Freshman student of the month •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I hope to become a dermatologist in the future. •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in volleyball, track, the senior events committee and Collision. •What is your favorite class this semester? My favorite class is geometry, because I like working with numbers. •What is your advice to readers of the NOW? My advice to other WHS students is to get involved.

Freshman student of the month •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I want to go to a four-year college and become a math teacher or study engineering. •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in quiz bowl, debate and the chess club. •What is your favorite class this semester? I like pre-calculus class, because I have a passion for math. •What is your advice to readers of the NOW? Manage your time wisely and stay involved in activities you enjoy.

Advanced Placement tests are coming soon If you haven’t heard about it from your teachers, peers, your mom talking about it to you or even in the announcements or NOW, hear it now—AP tests are here soon! I have had good times and very bad times with AP tests. During my sophomore year Hear me. . . getting ready for my first AP test—AP World History with Madi Forseth Mrs. Van Sloten —I studied so hard, making a timeline of every major event in history, doing many Albert questions, attending review sessions and taking mock or old AP World History exams. So when the test came I felt very prepared. Finding out my score in

the summer and seeing I got a 1 was sad, but I knew I tried my best so I felt good. And when I got the Warrior Award from Mrs. Van Sloten that year it was extra awesome. In my junior year I was in AP U.S. History with the amazing Miss Kelley and AP Psychology with Mrs. TerHorst. My classmates and I had many late night study sessions and review sessions and studied very hard for the exam. We came to the test and went to Applebees after to talk about the exam and felt confident. Finding out I got a 3 was great. This year my tests include statistics and environmental science. I hope to get a good score in stats so I can skip a math class in college to go with my marketing major. AP tests can save you hundreds of dollars in college. Try your hardest and do your best, AP students! Senior Madi Forseth wishes the best of luck to all AP students. DG-6102 sioux-falls-graduation-55x5.qxp_Sioux Falls Graduation ad 2/3/16 1:39 PM Page 1












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Trump, Comey step-up their war of words By Joseph Tanfani Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — The verbal war between former FBI Director James B. Comey and the president who fired him escalated dramatically Sunday, as Comey denounced President Donald Trump as “morally unfit” and a “stain” on those around him and Trump suggested the former FBI chief should be imprisoned. In an extraordinary interview with ABC, Comey called Trump a habitual liar, likened the president to a mob boss and said he thinks it is possible that the president is in fact compromised by Russian intelligence. Asked in the interview whether he thought Russia “has something” on Trump, Comey said: “I think it’s possible. I don’t know. “These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible,” he told the interviewer, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos. “It is stunning” that the possibility can’t be ruled out, “and I wish I wasn’t saying it, but it’s just—it’s the truth,” he said. The interview is certain to escalate the president’s anger, which already had reached a high pitch Sunday, with a vicious series of tweets attacking the former FBI chief as “slippery” and a “slimeball.” Trump claimed that he “hardly even knew this guy.” “Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!” the president tweeted. He appeared to call for Comey’s imprisonment, declaring that Comey’s book did not explain why he “gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail).” Trump offered no evidence that Comey committed either of those offenses.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Monday, April 16, 2018

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Monday, April 16, 2018