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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Happening Now •No Public: Events scheduled

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Turkey tidbits •A la carte lines: Cheese lasagna, chili cheese wrap, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Students: Interested in marketing should attend an organizational meeting of DECA at 3:10 p.m. Thursday in A-135. •Young Democrats: Will hold an organizational meeting at 3:10 p.m. Monday in A-122.

Other Reminders •Vote: For WHS in the Target School Giveaway. Visit school/67964 to vote—each vote is worth $1 to WHS. If you voted last week, you can now vote again! •Freshmen: A survey about the first weeks of school has been e-mailed to your Chromebook account. Please complete soon. •Renaissance Committee: Is now accepting applications for new members in the administration office. •Students: Check the lost and found bins across from the main gym entrance for your belongings. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity. •Students: Any transcripts ordered from the registrar must be picked up. They will not be mailed for you. NOW Wednesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Simko and Kassidy Kruger Assistant Editor . . . . . . . Joscelyne Gonzalez Staff: A.J. Breck, Lauren Brudigan, Noah Weber, Shayla Abbas, Tamra Thomas 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.

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Vol. 19 • No. 15

Mostly sunny Warm High 83°

Mostly clear Low 53°

Thursday: Sunny Cooler High 75°

Volleyball team earns win over Watertown Arrows Warriors now 2-1, travel to Rapid City Friday By Noah Weber and Alan Breck, Jr. arrior volleyball team members put on a show against the Watertown Arrows in front of an energetic, senior led crowd in the WHS gym Tuesday. Coming off momentum from a win against Brandon Valley Saturday, the Warriors started off hot, winning their first two sets 26-24 and 25-23. The Arrows rallied in set three and pulled out their lone victory of the night, 23-25. The Warriors then stormed ahead to victory, sealing the match 25-16. Junior Rochelle Ramharter and senior Kiah Damme contributed 15 and 14 kills, respectively. Damme said she thinks last night’s game is a learning experience. “I thought that it was not our best game, but in the end we fought hard and finished with a win,” Damme said. The girls head out west on Friday for a pair of matches with Rapid City Central and Stevens in the Stevens gym.


Photo by Nate Weberg ATTACK—Junior Rochelle Ramharter puts a hit on Watertown in Tuesday’s match. WHS won in four sets to improve to 2-1. In sub-varsity action Tuesday night, the JV fell to the Arrows in three sets 25-22, 22-25, 20-25. The sophomore team lost 12-25, 14-25; the Freshman A Team lost 15-25, 16-25 and the Freshman B Team fell 18-25, 24-26.

Warriors dominate Brookings 9-0 in girls tennis Girls Tennis

By Kassidy Kruger and Kate Simko The varsity girls tennis team defeated the Brookings Bobcats 9-0 Tuesday on the Hillcrest Courts in Brookings. Sophomore Anna Goodhope said she was pleased. “Even though the weather has been harsh, Sports we pulled through and came out on top,” Goodhope said. “We hope to have more meets similar to last night’s.” Senior Berkley Darr and junior Mical Johnson crushed their opponents in their doubles match 6-0, 6-0. Their doubles team is ranked first in the state, based on a vote


taken by all high school tennis coaches at the beginning of the season. WHS is now 6-2 and will host Mitchell Friday at 4 p.m.

Boys Golf

By Joscelyne Gonzalez The varsity boys golf team took third place with a team score of 315 in the first round of the City Meet Tuesday at Prairie Green Golf Course. O’Gorman is in first with 289 strokes, followed by Lincoln with 299. Eighth grader Will Grevlos tied for medalist, shooting a 70 on Tuesday. Junior Dayton Schumacher shot a 75 for eighth. The second round of the tournament will be held at

Willow Run Monday. In the JV City Meet Tuesday at Kuehn Park, WHS finished in fourth with a 164.

Freshman Football

By Kate Simko and Kassidy Kruger The freshman football team defeated the Lincoln Patriots 27-20 to open their season Tuesday at WHS. Freshman Cordell Walker ran in a 65 yard touchdown and brought in another, running 76 yards. Along with scoring the first touchdown of the game, freshman Ethan McKinney ran 44 yards for the final touchdown of the game. The Warriors next take on O’Gorman Saturday at 10 a.m. at WHS.

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Warrior opinions If you could do anything in the world without failure, what would it be?

Assembled and photos by Lauren Brudigan

Josh Freese Sophomore

Parker Harvey Freshman

“I would build skate parks around Sioux Falls, then eventually around the world for everyone.”

“I would want to successfully find a cure for cancer.”

Page 2 Alyssa Hewit Junior

“I would try out for ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ and win the competition.”

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Madelyn Frentz Senior

“If I could do anything, I would like to be the first girl President of the United States.”

Brandon Hunt Teacher

“I would go skydiving, because that’s something you want to be sure you don’t fail at!”

Summer job provides important life lessons Like most high school students, I had a job over the summer. I spent my time slathered in SPF 30 sunblock, scanning an eight-by-eight foot section of water working as a lifeguard. I’m happy to say I didn’t just waste my three months spending endless hours just staring Hear me. . . at a pool, however. Lifeguarding actually taught me a few valuable Chloe Goodhope life lessons. First, nobody can make you feel as good about yourself as a little kid can. Before swimming lessons started, I dreaded waking up before 9 a.m. on a summer morning to teach small, potentially crying children how to do a back float. Little did I know that at the end of July when my class of six

year olds handed me homemade thank you cards and gave me a hug goodbye that I’d be sad to see those adorable kindergartners go. Next, I learned that usually being kind is more important than being right. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t see my fair share of, lets say “oddballs,” working at a public facility for three months. Sometimes patrons would get upset over clearly obvious rules such as the fact that their baby couldn’t go down the flume slide or that they needed to be watching their six year old at all times, and boy did they let a lifeguard know if they were unhappy. I learned that whatever the situation, trying to be as kind as possible was usually the easiest way to resolve an issue. Lastly, I learned that sometimes work is it’s own reward. Sure, I made money, but that will be fleeting. The life lessons I gained will stay with me forever. So next time you’re on the job hunt, I encourage you to find an occupation that is not only fun, but also rewarding. Senior Chloe Goodhope still has really bad tan lines.

Jeff Sayler, O.D. Tiffany Brink, O.D. Shane Vogel, O.D. Josh Tims, O.D. “We Care About Your Family’s Eyes As Much As You Do” of USF grads find employment in their major or chosen field within six months of graduation.


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Scientists work to save orange trees By Henry I. Miller Los Angeles Times (MCT) Americans might soon need to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the day, using two critical but often-disparaged technologies—chemical pesticides in the short run and genetic engineering in the longer term.

Your green world

A pestilence is devastating Florida citrus, a disease called citrus greening. It is caused by a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which is spread by small insects called psyllids. The bacteria infect the tree’s phloem, thereby blocking the flow of nutrients, causing yellow mottling on the leaves and asymmetrical, bitter fruit that never ripens. Infected trees die within about five years, during which time they serve as a reservoir for psyllids to spread the disease further. There is no known cure, but it can be slowed by frequent spraying with large amounts of chemical pesticides. Greening has seriously compromised citrus production in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian peninsula and was discovered in July 2004 in Brazil. In 2005, the disease was found in south Florida and has since spread to sites in all counties that grow commercial citrus in the state. It has also been found in California but is not yet widespread there. Several strategies that use genetic engineering techniques are being pursued to produce orange trees resistant to C. Liberibacter. (Because resistance hasn’t been found to occur naturally in citrus varieties anywhere in the world, conventional crossbreeding techniques are not an option.) The approaches range from incorporating a gene from spinach or pigs into orange plants to using viruses that prey on bacteria, but are completely harmless to other organisms.

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