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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Happening Now •Girls Tennis: vs. West-River teams 9 a.m. in Sioux Falls •Football: Sophomores vs. Harrisburg 4:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium •Parent/Teacher: Conferences 5-8 p.m. in commons and gym •Softball: JV and varsity vs. Brookings 6 p.m. in Brookings •Senior Class: Parent meeting 7 p.m. in library

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Foot-long hot dog •A la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, taco fixings, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

O.L.D. Homecoming •Tuesday: Best of All-Time Day— favorite movie stars, singers, characters or groups; buy brownie sundaes during lunch for $1 •Tickets: Variety show/coronation $5, pizza feed (Friday’s lunch) $5, Famous Dave’s tailgaiting to benefit the senior class party $5, dance $5—buy at lunch

Other Reminders •Voting: Has been extended in the Target School Giveaway until the $5 million is gone. Visit com/school/67964 to vote one more time. •Career Night: Is set for 5:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at WHS. A college fair will take place, followed by breakout sessions on over 20 different careers—plan now to attend. NOW Monday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . Chris Vroman and Andy Heck Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . . . Rochelle Ramharter and Connor Schneider Staff: Samantha Small, Tad Brakke, Mason Jones, Matt Schievelbein, Matt Rehurek 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. 23


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91st Annual Orange Letter Days Homecoming begins today at WHS Warriors dress up each day to celebrate, participate in other events By Tad Brakke and Connor Schneider range Letter Days (OLD) 2013 gets going in earnest today as homecoming week begins at WHS. Today is “Forever Young” day, as students dress from their pasts. Dress-up days continue all week, as Tuesday is “Best of All Time” day. Junior Austin Lindeman said he has his outfit planned. “For ‘Best of All Time’ Tuesday I am going to dress up like the best basketball player ever, Lebron James,” Lindeman said. “It is going to be a super cool outfit!” Wednesday is “Wayback Wednesday” as students dress up as historical characters. Thursday is “Decade Day.” The freshman should dress for the 50’s, sophomores the 60’s, juniors the 70’s, seniors the 80’s and staff the 90’s. Senior Austin Brekke said he is ready to look like the 80’s on Thursday. “I am excited to don my workout era clothing that my father has stored


in his closet all of these years,” Brekke said. As always on Friday, it is “Spirit Day.” Wear orange and black. Other homecoming activities this week include the annual Powder Puff football tournament, a girls only football tournament, which begins after school today. On Tuesday the student council will be selling ice cream sundaes for $1 and Career Night will be held. Thursday, students will attend the variety show and coronation, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Friday will be a special day, as following an abbreviated schedule, students will head to the Pizza Feed and variety show highlights, followed by a pep rally in the gym. Students will then head out to Howard Wood, where the senior class parents will be offering tailgating fare including a Famous Dave’s sandwich, drink, chips and cookie as a fundraiser. At 6 p.m., the homecoming game with Brandon Valley will kick-off. The annual homecoming dance for WHS students only will follow the game at 9 p.m.

OLD Events Tickets: Tickets are needed for many of the homecoming week events. All are $5 this week at lunch in the commons. •Pizza Feed (Friday’s only lunch) $5 •Thursday’s Variety Show and Coronation $5 •Famous Dave’s Tailgating to benefit the Senior Class $5 •Dance $5 or $10 at door

Football team earns second win at R.C. Stevens Varsity

By Matthew Rehurek Varsity football team members headed west to get the season back on track, defeating the Rapid City Stevens Raiders 36-0 Friday Football in Rapid City. WHS came out firing, scoring 23 points in the first quarter. Senior Luke Reiter rushed 12 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Senior Dan Marlette also scored on an interception that he took 17 yards for the touchdown. Junior Tanner Waddell said he was pleased with the performance, overall. “We came together as a collective unit and played well as a team,” Waddell said. “It seems that the team is getting back on track and could have a bright future ahead.” After a rough start, the

Warriors hope this could be the catalyst to turn the season around. They look to continue rolling this Friday in the homecoming game against fourth ranked Brandon Valley at 6 p.m.


By Mason Jones The freshman football team defeated Brandon Valley 34-20 Saturday at WHS. The team faces Lincoln Tuesday at Howard Wood.

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A profile of WHS students

Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a 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 Chloe Goodhope

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Junior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in? I am a member of the volleyball team and involved in SALSA volunteer club and Link Crew. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan on becoming an elementary school teacher after college. •What is your favorite class this semester? I like American Sign Language, because it is so interesting and I love learning it. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Don’t be afraid to try new things. Have fun while you are at WHS.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 Alex Schumacher

Junior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in? I am involved in theater, oral interp, band and the Green Club. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I haven’t fully decided what I want to major in or what I want to do when I group up yet. •What is your favorite class this semester? I’m really enjoying AP U.S. History right now. I’ve always found history really interesting, so going in depth about American history has been really enjoyable. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Get involved!

Dance team continues to roll at Brookings event Cheer and Dance

By Chris Vroman The cheer and dance teams competed this weekend at the Brookings Invitational as the dance team took first and the cheer team fifth. Sixteen teams from across the region participated. The cheer team compiled a score of 180.5. Brookings won the stunting and tumbling category with

a score of 194. The dance team was crowned the Grand Champions with a total average score of 280.5. During this impressive win, the Warriors took first in every category they took part in, including Hip-Hop, Jazz and Pom. The teams are next in action Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Huron.

Cross Country By Mason Jones

The cross country teams traveled to Huron Saturday as the boys took third place with 103 team points and the girls captured second with 93 team points. Rapid City Stevens won both the girls and the boys race. The teams will next compete Saturday at the University of Minnesota.


By Chris Vroman The girls varsity soccer

team lost to Lincoln 2-0 and the boys lost 4-0 Saturday at Yankton Trail Park.

Boys Golf

By Connor Schneider The boy’s golf team took seventh at the Mitchell Invitational Saturday at the Lake View Golf Course. Junior Dayton Schumacher earned second place overall and eighth grader Will Grevlos finished in the top 30.

Obama says plan could lead to recession By William L. Watts MarketWatch (MCT) NEW YORK — President Barack Obama on Saturday insisted that he won’t negotiate with House Republicans over the debt ceiling, accusing them of threatening to plunge the U.S. into default and back into recession by tying the debt limit to their effort to defund his health-care law. Investors, meanwhile, are poised for fresh market turmoil as politicians hurtle toward the latest budgetrelated showdown. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said that won’t happen and “they know it’s not happening.” Obama has vowed to veto a bill passed by the House of Representatives Friday that would keep the government open through mid-December while also eliminating funding for the health-care law. House lawmakers approved the bill in a 230-189 vote, mostly along party lines. Stocks fell hard on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 185.46 points, trimming a weekly gain to 0.5 percent. With the fiscal year drawing to a close at the end of a month, the prospect of a government shutdown looms, while failure to raise the debt limit could eventually lead to a default on debt payments. The government is poised to run out of room under the debt limit by mid-October. “We are the world’s bedrock investment. And doing anything to threaten that is the height of irresponsibility. That’s why I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States,” Obama said. The bill is also seen as a nonstarter in the Democratic-controlled Senate. An aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Obama had called the Republican leader Friday evening to tell him he wouldn’t negotiate on the debt limit. “Given the long history of using debt-limit increases to achieve bipartisan deficit reduction and economic reforms, the speaker was disappointed but told the president that the two chambers of Congress will chart the path ahead,” the aide said in an email. “It was a brief call.”

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