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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
Happening Now •No Public: Events scheduled today
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Spicy chicken tenders •A la carte lines: Cheese lasagna, chili cheese wrap, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •Junior States of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-124. The group is a student-led debate, discussion and problem solving organization. All are welcome. •Bowling: Try outs for the 2014 team are at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 and 18 at Eastway Bowl. A $15 fee will be charged to cover two days of bowling.
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. •Seniors: Check your name as posted in the counseling center window and see the registrar with corrections, as this is how it will appear on your diploma. •Students: Interested in Police Explorers should pick up an application in the administration office. •Design: A student shirt for the WHS Booster Club! Turn in designs in the administration office. A $50 gift card will be offered for the best design. NOW Wednesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Simko and Kassidy Kruger Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Lexus Paulson and Joscelyne Gonzalez Staff: A.J. Breck, Lauren Brudigan, Noah Weber, Shayla Abbas, Tamra Thomas, Luke Reiter, John McMahon 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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Warrior volleyball team falls to O’Gorman in four Team looks confident in match with No. 1, unbeaten Knights
By Noah Weber arrior volleyball team members, ranked No. 4 in the most recent poll, battled with unbeaten and top ranked O’Gorman Tuesday night in the WHS gym, falling in four sets 25-19, 25-18, 21-25 and 25-21. Senior Kiah Damme led the team with 11 kills. Junior Caryn Hazard had five blocks. Senior Hannah Nieman led with 31 assists and senior Ellie Benson led the team with digs and ace serves with 37 and five, respectively.
Senior Lauren Farritor, who was saluted prior to the varsity match on Senior Night, said she thought the team played well, despite the loss. “Last night I thought we gave them a fight,” Farritor said of the Knights. “We just need to get better every day in practice.” In sub-varsity action, the JV lost in three sets, the sophomore team lost in two, the freshman A Team lost in three and the freshman B Team lost in two. The Warriors will next travel to Fargo Friday and Saturday for a little interstate action.
Boys golf team finishes AA Tournament in eighth Boys Golf
By AJ Breck and Luke Reiter The Warrior varsity boys golf team locked in eighth place, inching away from Roosevelt by four strokes on Day Two of the Sports AA Boys Golf State Tournament Tuesday at Brandon Municipal Golf Course. Junior Dayton Schumacher shot a 75 both days and finished sixth overall to pace the Warrior team. “I was happy with our performance and effort,” Schumacher said. “The young
guys really stepped-up all year.” WHS shot a 642 over both days of the Tournament. O’Gorman won the event, shooting a 594, overall.
By Kassidy Kruger, Lexus Paulson and Kate Simko The sophomore football team took down Sioux City, Iowa, East 42-0 Tuesday in Sioux City to remain unbeaten on the season. Ty Smith threw two touchdown passes and ran one in for a total of 114 yards rushing. Jared Gully had three fumble recoveries and ran for a touchdown.
Coach Steve Kennedy was proud of the team’s efforts. “It was a great night for the Warriors,” Kennedy said. “We played really hard and we were prepared. We will continue to improve.” The Warriors are now 6-0 and are next in action against Roosevelt Oct. 16 at WHS.
By Lexus Paulson The freshman football team defeated Roosevelt 14-7 Tuesday at WHS. Sean Oromo had two touchdown runs in the win. The freshmen are 6-1 on the season and will travel to Watertown Oct. 21.
Dance team sweeps Brandon Valley Invitational By Kassidy Kruger and Lauren Brudigan The Warrior dance team swept the Brandon Valley Invitational Tuesday night in Brandon, scoring an average of 266.2 and winning Grand Champion.
The cheer team placed second, overall, with 211 points, losing to O’Gorman by one point. In dance, WHS scored 272 points out of 300 in Hip Hop. Jazz and Pom closely followed at 272.5 and
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254, respectively. Coach Angela Nieman was pleased with the outcome. “The cheerleaders and dancers continue to get better and better each week,” Nieman said. “They are peaking at the right time.”
The teams will compete on Monday at the Metro Conference Meet at WHS. Football game day shirts will be passed out at the only “home” event of the season for the Warrior cheer and dance teams Monday.
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Warrior opinions How will you support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October?
Selena Vargas Sophomore
Francis Parlet Freshman
“I will learn more about different cancer foundations and how I can help.”
“This month I will get involved in various cancer awareness walks or races.”
Assembled and photos by Joscelyne Gonzalez
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“I will wear pink at least once a week in school to show my support.”
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Wyatt Dickson Senior
“I will wear more pink and I will try to spread the message to those around me about cancer awareness.”
Micheal Hulstein Teacher
“I usually wear a pink ribbon every day and contribute to one of the cancer awareness fund raisers. ”
Remember why you are dressed in pink Friday Warriors, the football game this Friday may be one of my favorite games of the whole season. I know the football game is against Rapid City Central—who is not even in our conference anymore— and not one of our traditional-city Rivals like Roosevelt or Lincoln, but that doesn’t change my opinion or excitement level. What is causHear me. . . ing me to get so excited, you ask? This game happens to be my Lexus Paulson favorite because of what the theme is—Pink! Now, this game is not my favorite theme simply because my favorite color is pink (even though pink is my favorite color), but because of the meaning behind the color pink is an important one. The sea of Warriors
in pink, and all the other pink you will see this month, is to increase awareness of and support the fight against Breast Cancer. For those of you who don’t know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the color representing Breast Cancer is pink. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lives, and it is the second leading cause of death among women. I bet most students at WHS know someone that has been diagnosed with breast cancer or some other devastating cancer, and if you do, you know it’s not something to take lightly. Over 40,000 women in the U.S. die of Breast Cancer each year, so when you’re wearing your pink shirts Friday night make sure to think about what that color pink really means. It would be so cool to have a sea of pink in the student section to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so everyone be sure to dress warmly, and wear pink! Junior Lexus Paulson is “thinking pink” all month.
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Pollution impacting honey bees By Monte Morin Los Angeles Times (MCT) When it comes to zeroing in on nectar-rich flowers, worker honeybees rely heavily on their expert sense of smell. But new research suggests pollution from diesel exhaust may fool the honeybee’s “nose,” making their search for staple flowers all the more difficult. In a paper published recently in Scientific Reports, English scientists concluded that two components of diesel exhaust — nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide — could alter the odor of the many chemicals that combine to give a flower its signature smell.
Your green world This phenomenon, researchers said, could either hinder or prevent honeybees from reaching their target flowers, and, in the process, inhibit the pollination of the world’s principal food crops. The research comes at a time of great concern over the fate of pollinator insects. Globally, their numbers have been on the decline, and the potential consequences for humans are great. The economic value of pollination across the planet has been estimated at more than $200 billion a year, and 70 percent of the world’s food crops rely on this process, according to lead study author Robbie Girling, a chemical ecologist at the University of Southampton. “In nature honeybees use a combination of visual stimuli and floral odors to locate a flower for the first time,” authors wrote. “Degradation of an odor source by pollution is likely to be more pronounced at distance from the flower, where concentrations of the odors are lower,” they wrote. “This could result in greater dependence upon other senses critical for foraging behavior, such as vision, to compensate for the reduction in olfactory stimuli.”
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