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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Happening NOW •Girls Tennis: Varsity vs. Aberdeen Roncalli, Lincoln and Vermillion 9 a.m. at WHS; JV-B 4 p.m. at Lincoln •Boys Golf: vs. Mitchell and Brookings noon at Brookings Country Club •Cross Country: Metro Conference Meet 4 p.m. at Kuehn Park •Cheer and Dance: 5:30 p.m. at O’Gorman
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Hot ham and cheese sandwich •A la carte lines: Italian dunkers, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches •Shadow-Ed: Coordinator will visit in the counseling center during lunch periods each Thursday.
Group Meetings •DECA: Marketing students will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in A-135. •SALSA: Student service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in C-111. •Words of Life: Young woman’s group will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-159. •FCA: Members will meet at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the Freese home, 1100 N. Vail Drive in Sioux Falls.
Other Reminders •Juniors: Register for the PSAT to prepare for the SAT test. It will be administered Oct. 16 and costs $15. Information in the counseling center. NOW Thursday Staff
Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Nachtigal and Emma Schultz Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Keller Staff: Sydney Arrington, Jeremy Nosbush, Hannah Smith, Kevin Nelson, Jake Cranny, Hayley Durland, Meg Wolstenholm, Taylor Kevan, Sarah Nolan, Brandon HoltClark 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
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Students, teachers adjusting to life with Chromebooks Insurance plan adjusted as reality of 1:1 Initiative sets in
By Emma Schultz, Hayley Durland and Meg Wolstenholm he 1:1 Technology Initiative has been a reality for over six weeks at WHS, and students and teachers are adjusting to life with their new Chromebooks. Personal finance teacher Travis Schaffer said they are a great addition to classrooms. “In personal finance, we use them quite extensively,” Schaffer said. “We got rid of all paper and have gotten the kids more involved. Right now, they are doing a virtual stock market game on their Chromebooks.” Assistant principal Dan Conrad admits that the Chromebooks had their downfalls, at first. “In the first month, the reliability has been up and down and there have been some growing pains,” Conrad said. “But the last two to three weeks the internet has been way more reliable with Edmodo. Teachers are working very hard to incorporate the technology, but it does not replace the teacher teaching!” The biggest complaint most students have about the devices, other than the filters that block some popular web sites, is that the Chromebooks can be fairly useless unless connected to the internet—but that has recently gotten easier. Students that do not have on-line access at home can now go to the Siouxland Public Libraries to use their Chromebooks.
Photo by Sydney Arrington WORKING—Sophomore Carly Hannestad works on a chemistry assignment using her Chromebook this morning in the library. Sophomore Carly Hannestad said she is very excited about this opportunity. “I like being able to use my Chromebook in the library because it’s a quiet place to get my work done,” Hannestad said. The insurance program available for the Chromebooks has also been recently revised. The plan will now cover 50 percent of the cost of the repair, to a maximum of $75 out of pocket, then the full cost of repairs.
Oral interp team sees success at first event By Hannah Smith, Sydney Arrington, Jack Nachtigal and Brandon HoltClark Warrior oral interp team members traveled to Harrisburg to compete in their first tournament of the season after school Tuesday. Michelle McIntyre, the oral interp team coach, said she was proud of the outcome and is excited for the season to come. “We had great success as
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two Washington students took home awards,” McIntyre said. At the event, senior Lydia Simmons was ranked first in all three of her individual rounds, which gave her first place overall in the Poetry division. Junior Morgan Mundt also ranked first in her first round of Serious Prose and ranked second place in her remaining rounds, which earned her fifth place overall in the Serious Prose category. In three individual rounds,
junior Kailyn Johnson ranked in first place in her first NonOriginal Oratory round and freshman Ariana Ellis ranked first in her second round of Serious Prose. Mundt said she thought the team did well, overall, in their first outing of the season. “We came together cheering at the awards,” Mundt said. “We can improve by connecting more with the team.” The team will next compete again Oct. 10 at O’Gorman.
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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
It’s never too soon to be preparing for college I’m going to admit something to you today, Warriors. I’m scared. It’s not because of the recent government shutdown and it’s not because of how appalled I am that first quarter is almost done. I’m scared because of what’s to come. College is often in the back of many high schoolers minds, be they seniors or even juniors like myself, and I just want you to know that if you’re struggling with finding the right school for after WHS, Hear me. . . applying to colleges, or even deciding if you want to go to colJack Nachtigal lege, you’re not alone. I would like to provide a few tips for anyone that is still in the dark about college. The best advice I have is to talk with your counselors. They help students every single day figure out what they want to do and pointing out appropriate options for college. It’s their job, and they know what they are talking about. Unfortunately, all education from this point on is outrageously expensive. Finding out the total costs for the colleges and universities you are considering will be a major deciding factor. Also, look online to see what kind of scholarships and financial aid the schools offer. Speaking of which, I recommend signing up for Zinch. com. I had a friend show this to me this past summer and it’s such a great, reliable resource for college searching and information. It displays costs, offers scholarship ideas and even helps students avoid scholarship scams. Junior Jack Nachtigal says it’s never too early to start the college search.
Dell jumps into tablet market By Kirk Ladendorf Austin AmericanStatesman (MCT) Dell Inc. has been playing around with mobile devices for more than three years now, but now it finally looks to be making a serious entry into that market. The Round Rock, Texas-based company unveiled its latest generation of tablet computers in New York on Wednesday. The new generation features two Windows-based tablets with 11-inch and 8-inch screens and two Androidbased tablets with 7-inch and 8-inch screens.
Technology Watch The launch marks the latest new beginning for Dell Inc. in tablets, and the company is taking pains to emphasize that it is making a serious concerted effort and a long-term commitment to the market. The outcome is significant to the company’s future. Dell, which has nearly completed its management buyout, is in the process of transforming itself into a far more sophisticated and complete supplier of information technology. But an important part of that transformation plan, as the company has explained, involves staying strong in the personal computer business and somehow finding a way to succeed in tablets after at least one false start. So why the big tablet push? Because tablets are growing fast in global sales, and personal computers aren’t. And because tablets are increasingly being used in businesses either as a companion product or a replacement for traditional PCs.
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