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Happening NOW •Girls Golf: Varsity Invitational 10 a.m. in Brookings; JV vs. Brandon Valley 3 p.m. in Brandon •Boys Tennis: Varsity/JV vs. Madison 4 p.m. at WHS •Baseball: Varsity vs. Mitchell 6 p.m. at Harmodon Field 4 •Play: “Things My Mother Taught Me” 7 p.m. in Little Theatre— opening night! •Band and Chorus: Showcase Concert 7 p.m. at Washington Pavilion Great Hall
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Lemon grass chicken •À la carte lines: Italian dunkers, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •Warriors Read Together: Will meet for the final time this year for a celebration during reading period today in the library.
Beach Bash 2014 •Variety Show: 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium. Admission is $5—tickets sold during lunch in the commons today and Friday, or at the door. Dress up, dude! •Today: When I Grow Up Thursday •Tomorrow: Beach Friday 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. 154
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Final play of year opens tonight in Little Theatre Shows continue through Tuesday, including Saturday matinee By Emma Schultz ast and crew members will present the new romantic comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me” opening at 7 p.m. tonight in the Little Theatre. The show will continue with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and performances Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from manager Fred Reiner in advance or at the door for the $5 at any performance, as available. The romantic comedy features a young couple moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents. It is described by director Micki DeCurtins as funny, touching and will make audience members laugh out loud. Freshman Francis Parlat is looking forward to being on the stage tonight. “We’ve been working very hard and I’m stoked for opening night,” Parlat said. “I just hope
Photo courtesy Micki DeCurtins A BIG CHAIR—Cast and crew members of “Things My Mother Taught Me” (standing, L-R) freshman Joey Gerry, junior Doug Wilber, sophomore Amellia Klein, senior Brandon Holt-Clark, freshman Calvin Poderzay, sophomore Chris Person, junior Kylie Minske, sophomore Miliyna Megosha, junior Tayler Lenz, (sitting/kneeling) junior Cierra Spalding, sophomore Sam Johnson, junior Sara Rueschhoff, freshman Francis Parlet, junior Morgan Mundt and sophomore Autumn Salter pose for a photo at dress rehearsal recently. we get all of our lines right.” Junior Sara Rueschhoff, who plays one of the leads in the show, said the cast is ready. “We’ve worked really hard,”
Rueschhoff said. “I’m really excited and nervous. I’m excited to show everyone we’ve worked really hard, and I’m looking forward to the audience’s reaction when we kiss.”
Chorus, band go ‘old school’ at Pavilion tonight By Anton Hall and Jack Nachtigal Each year, the music department’s top groups return to the old WHS at 12th and Main to hold the annual Showcase Concert at the Washington Pavillion. This year’s Showcase Concert is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Pavilion and will include the Symphonic Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra, which are made up of the school’s top musicians. Junior Madison Barthelman is looking forward to a great concert tonight.
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“I’m very excited to sing with my brother,” Barthelman said. “It will be a fun experience for both of us.” Orchestra instructor Karla Chiarello said she is anticipating a great night of music. “Showcase is always a great opportunity to see what the WHS music department has to offer,” Chiarello said. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and will be available at the door tonight. Proceeds go directly back into the music department to support many activities.
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Beach Bash week culminates with Honorfest, variety show By Clay Flolo and Kevin Nelson Beach Bash week will wrap-up at 7 p.m. Friday at the annual Beach Bash Variety Show in the auditorium. Tickets to the show are $5 each and will be sold during lunch periods today and Friday in the commons and at the door Friday, as available. Junior Austin Lindeman, a member of the student council which is putting the show on, said he is excited. “I think it’s going to
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be a really good show,” Lindeman said. “We’ve worked really hard, so I hope everyone comes out to support us.” Another highlight of the week is the student assembly featuring student recognition known as Honorfest Friday morning in the gym. Students will briefly attend first period, then report to the gym for the assembly that will culminate with the Honorfest video. An abbreviated schedule will follow the assembly.
Biggest track meet of season this weekend at Howard Wood By Hayley Durland and Meg Wolstenholm The Annual Dakota Relays begin tomorrow at Howard Wood Field as high school and college teams from around the region compete in the the 89th annual event. Freshman Kelsi Kearney, a member of the girls track team, said she is excited to run.
“It will be a good competition and we will get to run against people we never have run against before,” Kearney said. Adult spectator tickets are $14 for both Friday and Saturday. A single session ticket is $8. Student tickets are $5 at the gate and will cover one or both sessions of the meet.
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Artificial intelligence next big thing By Brandon Bailey San Jose Mercury News (MCT) The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people.
Technology Watch They’re not building humanoid robots — not yet, anyway. But a number of tech giants and startups are trying to build computer systems that understand what you want, perhaps before you knew you wanted it. “It’s important to position yourself in this market for the next decade,” said Yann LeCun, a leading New York University researcher hired to run Facebook’s new A.I. division in December. “A lot is riding on artificial intelligence and content analysis, and on being smarter about how people and computers interact.” Artificial intelligence programs can already recognize images and translate human speech. Tech researchers want to build systems that can match the human brain’s ability to handle more complex challenges — to intuitively predict traffic conditions while steering automated cars or drones, for example, or to grasp the intent of written texts and spoken messages, so they can better anticipate what kind of information, including ads, their users want to see.