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Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Happening NOW •Softball: Varsity state tournament today and Saturday at Sherman Park—WHS opens with Brookings or Yankton at 11:30 a.m. today •Soccer: vs. Watertown—JV 5 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. today at Anza Complex in Watertown •Volleyball: vs. Omaha, Neb., Millard West— JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m. tonight in gym; vs. Pierre Riggs—freshman and JV 3:30 p.m., sophomores 4:45 p.m., varsity 6 p.m. Saturday in gyms •Football: Varsity vs, Huron 7 p.m. tonight at Tiger Stadium in Huron •Marching Band: WHS hosts Festival of Bands Saturday in Sioux Falls—parade 8:30 a.m. on Main Ave.; field prelims 10:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m. at Howard Wood—WHS performs in exhibition at evening finals

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Popcorn chicken •A la carte lines: Cheese pizza, cheese quesadilla, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •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. •Students: Interested in Police Explorers should pick up an application in the administration office. •Students: Any transcripts ordered from the registrar must be picked up. They will not be mailed for you. NOW Friday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lizzie Spier and Hannah Nieman Staff: Maddie Wiley, Clay Flolo, Nate Weberg, Amy Walker, Kelsi Kearney, Olivia Nieman, Carson Herbert, Delores Janis 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. WHSNOW.COM Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 19 • No. 31

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Varsity girls tennis team ends regular season with pair of wins Warriors defeat Lincoln 5-4, Vermillion 7-1 on cool day By Lizzie Spier arsity girls tennis team members wrapped up their regular season Thursday in a Quad Meet with Sioux Falls Lincoln and Vermillion Thursday at WHS. The final match of the day featuring the Warriors and Aberdeen Roncalli was rained out and will not be rescheduled. In the first match against Sioux Falls Lincoln, the Warriors won 5-4 as senior Berkley Darr defeated sophomore Jess Ackert of Lincoln 6-0 in both sets of single play, junior Mical Johnson defeated her opponent 6-3, 6-4 and junior Alyssa Schmidt won 6-1, 7-6.


In doubles play, the team of Darr and Johnson won 6-2, 6-3 and sophomore Anna Goodhope and Patrick Henry seventh grader Libby Nachtigal defeated their opponents 6-4, 6-7. Goodhope said she is proud of the team’s improvement this year as the post-season approaches. “I feel like we have come a long way, not only in our skills but in our relationship as a team,” Goodhope said. In the match against Vermillion, the girls won 7-1 as they moved up their JV players for the match. The state girls tennis tournament begins Thursday in Sioux Falls.

Photo by Tad Brakke SLAM—Seventh grader Libby Nachtigal takes a swing in the match with Lincoln.

Boys win golf triangular Thursday in Brookings Boys Golf

By Clay Flolo The varsity boys golf team won the Brookings Triangular Thursday at the Brookings Country Club. WHS shot a 319 on the day. Brookings took second with 342, followed by Mitchell with a 384. Patrick Henry eighth grader Will Grevlos was the medalist for the day, shooting a 78. Coach Doug Rinken thought the team played well. “We played great golf on a difficult course with difficult weather,” Rinken said. “We’re feeling confident and playing some of our best golf so far.” The state meet is up next week in Brandon.


Cheer and Dance

By Taylor Kevan The WHS competitive dance team continued their undefeated streak at the annual O’Gorman Invitational Thursday, taking Grand Champion at the event. The team scored an average of 268 for the day, putting them on top of second place Brandon Valley by 16 points. The team’s highest score was in Hip Hop with 273 points out of 300. Senior Kourtney Isaacson said she was happy with the results. “The team has been working hard at practices and it’s definitely paying off,” Isaacson said. “We’re excited for our next Warrior Nation Events


couple local competitions and would love if everyone would come out and support us!” The WHS competitive cheer team pulled out of the competition Thursday due to sudden injuries. The teams plan to come back strong at the Brandon Valley Invitational Tuesday.


By Carson Herbert The varsity softball team will begin their state tournament today as the No. 2 seed as they go for their third AA state title in a row this weekend. The Warriors are 23-7 in the regular season and will face the winner of Brookings and Yankton at 11:30 a.m. today at Sherman Park. All WHS News


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A profile of a WHS staff member

Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a weekly profile of a Warrior staff member with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen at random by the NOW staff.

Teacher Jillian Hurley •Name: Jillian Hurley •What is your position at WHS? I am an English I teacher and the assistant girls tennis coach. •Who are your family members?

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 My family includes my dad Will, my mom Joan and three brothers Ryan, Trevor and Connor. •What high school did you attend? I went to O’Gorman High School here in Sioux Falls. •What is your favorite part about WHS so far? The student body is so spirited and it is such a diverse community. •What is one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet? I would like to leave the country and travel to Europe. •What is your favorite thing about fall? Everything, but I especially love wearing sweaters. Assembled and photo by Hannah Nieman

October is best month of year, junior says I hate to be stereotypical here, but I absolutely love October. It is by far my favorite month of the year, and I am so happy for it to finally be here. The cool crisp fall air is perfect for fall fashion. It is finally sweater weather, and I am ecstatic to finally start dressing in layers! Gone are the days of short shorts and flip flops—roll out those boots and scarves. It’s all about comfort and warmth this time of the Hear me. . . year! I am a strong believer in a daily cup o’joe Lizzie Spier (or eight, who’s counting?) to get the day going. There is no better feeling than wrapping your chilly hands around a steaming cup of coffee in the fall. I recommend stopping at Starbucks and picking up the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte or stopping over to

Dunn Brothers Coffee and having junior Jack Nachtigal make you a toasty little drink. Quite possibly though, the best part of fall is all the things you can do for fun and entertainment. I think I am most looking forward to heading out to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard with my best friends to spend a day riding wagons, drinking cider and taking Instagramworthy pics. After heading out to the pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect pumpkin, I plan on heading back home and carving out the perfect jack-o’-lantern. Maybe I will get creative this year and paint mine like van Gogh’s “Starry Night” or try to carve the perfect portrait of Miley Cyrus and then smash it like a wrecking ball. With all these things to look forward to this month, it may get hard to sit in class all day. But have no fear, my friends! Monday, we don’t have school, so be sure to take advantage of this day off and squeeze in as much fall fun as you can! Junior Lizzie Spier’s birthday is also in October.

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Humans sense 10 basic smells, scientists say By Melissa Pandika Los Angeles Times (MCT) It might seem that the range of scents humans can detect is infinite, but scientists have managed to sort them all into 10 basic categories, ranging from peppermint to pungent. The classifications are meant to be the olfactory equivalent of the five basic tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami).

Science Friday To come up with the 10 scents, neuroscientists turned to a 30-year-old database that contained profiles of 144 odors. Each odor was assessed by human subjects, who were given a list of 146 words and asked to rate how well each word described the odor. The researchers wanted to see if they could look for patterns in those responses that would help them group the odors into distinct categories. Using statistics, they analyzed how the 146 words were used and how they were related to one another. Some words were almost always used together, like “fruity” and “honey.” Others were rarely or never paired, like “fecal” and “minty.” Words that were hardly used at all were ignored in the analysis. By the end of the analysis, the researchers came up with a total of 10 distinct groups of words that tended to be used together. The researchers then identified the key word in each group that described the fundamental characteristic shared by all the group members. (For example, “rose,” “floral,” “fragrant” and “violet” belong to the same group, but all of them can be described as “fragrant.”) “It’s sort of like what’s happening when you compress an image or audio file,” said Jason Castro, the neuroscientist at Bates College in Maine who led the effort. “You dump all the redundant stuff and keep only the most essential information.” The result was a list of 10 key odor categories: fragrant, woody/resinous, minty/peppermint, sweet, chemical, popcorn, lemon, fruity (non-citrus), pungent and decayed. “For any given odor, we can assign it to one of 10 of these perceptual buckets,” said Castro, who reported the results this week in the journal PLOS ONE.

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