Issuu on Google+


Wednesday NOW is brought to you by:



Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Regular Schedule

Happening Now •Girls Basketball: Open gym 6:45 a.m. in main gym •PSAT Test: 7 a.m.-noon in auxiliary gym •Football: Team meal 5 p.m. in commons

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Philly beef sandwich, tri-tater, green beans •À la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, cheese enchilada, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Okiciyapi Club: Members will meet to conduct a campus cleanup at 3:30 p.m. today—sign-up in A-143. •Green Club: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in A-209. •Yu-Gi-Oh Club: Will hold a signup meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in E-121. •Bowling: Boys and girls team tryouts will be Thursday and Friday at Eastway Bowl—$15 fee.

Other Reminders •Students: Take the free Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test Monday afternoon at WHS— register in the counseling office. •All Students: Must have their school ID with them at all times when entering WHS. NOW Wednesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Talley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Rheannan Bills Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Olson Staff: Jack Bren, Deion Larsen, Justin Stutz, Devyn Kennedy, Joe Simko, Maddie Risch, Thomas Vissers Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . . . Maham Shah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Carson Herbert 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/ TNS Campus High School Newspaper Service

Vol. 22 • No. 30

Mostly cloudy Scattered sprinkles High 58°

Partly cloudy Low 35°

Thursday: Partly sunny Cool High 53°

Marching band ends competition season with two Nebraska events

Warriors take Grand Champion at Lincoln festival

By Devyn Kennedy and Justin Strutz arrior Marching Band members traveled to two Nebraska events to end the competition season recently. First, the band took Grand Champion honors at the LINKS Marching Festival Oct. 8 in Lincoln, Neb. The band also took three caption awards including best music, best effect and best visuals at the event and missed best percussion and best colorguard captions by 1 point. “I was very proud of our results here, because we always seem to shine, and have a great show in Lincoln,” director Mark Diischer said. “It was great to see the Warriors shine here again, against some new competition.” Sophomore clarinet player Gracie Buxengard said it was a good performance. “We worked hard and performed great and ended up sweeping the competition,” Buxengard said.


Photo courtesy Mark Diischer UNDERCOVER—Drum major senior Brendan Hansen leads the band at the Omaha Marching Invitational Oct. 15 in Omaha, Neb. WHS took fifth at the event. The band then placed fifth with a good performance, overall at the Omaha Marching but during the evening the Invitational Oct. 15 with a Warriors really turned it on score of 79, only losing to with their best show of the Bands that had at least 30-50 year. Even though we did not more members. take first place, I still consider “The competition had these students to have had an a prelims and finals layout,” amazing season. All of them Diischer said. “The Warriors left the field with a sense of performed in the afternoon completion.”

Freshmen end season with 30-6 win By Jack Bren and Thomas Vissers Freshman football team members faced-off with the Watertown Arrows Tuesday afternoon at WHS to end their season on a high-note. WHS came out on top in the game, winning 30-6. Freshman running back Melvin Teah added the first two touchdowns in the game with a 39 and an 86 yard scoring run.


Freshmen Jamie Thomas added a five-yard touchdown pass from Freddy Sanchez to go up 24-6. Freshman Wyatt Reitmeier ended the game with an 18 yard interception for a touchdown. Freshman Cole Olson was happy about the season-ending win. “Our whole team worked together and our offense really stepped-up this game and

played well,” Olson said. Freshman corner-back Will Bauer said the win was a credit to the whole team. “The secondary did great,” Olson said. “We ended the season up with a great win.” The B-game ended in a 0-0 tie. With the win, the freshman A Team finished their season at 3-5. The varsity hosts Roosevelt Thursday at 8 p.m.

Read all the News of Washington each school day in your e-mail! Log in with your regular Chrome book credentials.

• News of Washington

Page 2

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

WHS outlasts Patriots in five-set win

Emily VanBockern, other seniors honored prior to varsity match Tuesday By Jack Talley WHS outlasted city and Metro Conference foe Lincoln in a nailbiting five-set match that came down to the Photo by Carson Herbert DIG THIS—Senior Emily VanBockern is honored for 1,000 career digs Tuesday as her mother Donna looks on.

last point Tuesday night at WHS. Before the match, the team honored their seniors, including Emily VanBockern for reaching 1,000 digs in her varsity career. WHS won the varsity match 26-24, 23-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-13 as VanBockern put forth an outstanding effort,

leading the team in kills and ace serves, with 20 kills and four aces. VanBockern was happy with the win “It was a hard-fought win, but we were able to beat Lincoln,” she said. WHS also swept the sub-varsity matches, all in two sets except the freshman B Team who won in three.

Proudly rock those colorful socks!

Have you ever collected cards or maybe Sillybandz to trade on the playground as a kid? Were you excited to sport your new bracelet or play that new shiny Pokemon card during lunch? I’m assuming a good majority of you have, and as you got older that fad faded. Or, maybe you still have a secret stash of those multicolored shaped rubber bands somewhere in your closet, or a box Hear me. . . full of the rarest Pokemon cards hiding in the basement. No Rheannan Bills judgment here! Collecting things brings out what you’re passionate about or something you think will be worth something later, no matter if you’re an avid rock collector or you have all of Drake’s mixtapes, it’s always unique and different and says some-

Warrior football team keeps No. 2 rating in latest poll

1oo% of first-time, full-time freshmen receive financial aid.


Friday, October 21 Friday, November 11


Monday, January 16


(Fine Arts Scholarship Auditions)


(Fine Arts Scholarship Auditions and Accepted Student Day)

4 4

thing about your passions in life. As for me, I was a Sillybandz expert as a second grader, but have moved on to a new and very great collection— socks! Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a thing for the coolest pair of socks out there—short, long, colors, patterns, I just never could get enough of the wonderful feet mittens. This may seem a bit odd, but who doesn’t want to slip on a pair of those super-fuzzy and warm Cabin socks to stay warm throughout the winter? I’m constantly on the lookout whenever I’m out and about downtown or at the mall or shopping online. I’m looking for the most comfortable and cool socks I can find. In my opinion, your outfit is never complete unless your sock game matches the rest of the outfit. I encourage everyone to invest in some super-swaggy socks for the upcoming winter season and rock those socks, Warriors. Junior Rheannan Bills is also a big believer in the socks and sandals bandwagon.

Monday, February 20

(Fine Arts Scholarship Auditions and Accepted Student Day)


Friday, March 10 Friday, April 21

Schedule your personal visit at Register to audition at

(605) 331-6600 ||

From Staff Reports The Warrior varsity football team has maintained their No. 2 rating in 11AAA football in the new South Dakota Sportswriters poll, out Tuesday. WHS knocked Rapid City Stevens out of the poll with a 35-7 win Friday. Sioux Falls Roosevelt continues to have the No. 1 rating. WHS will play Roosevelt in the final game of the regular season Thursday at Howard Wood Field. It will be a battle of the only two unbeaten teams remaining in 11AAA football beginning at 8 p.m.

This Week’s Poll: 1. Roosevelt (6) 8-0 38 1 2. WHS (2) 8-0 34 2 3. O’Gorman 6-2 24 3 4. Brandon Valley 5-3 15 4 5. Aberdeen Central 4-4 7

Also receiving votes: Rapid City Stevens 2 Following each school are first-place votes in parenthesis, record, current seed points and last week’s ranking.

Agreement to reduce global warming By William Yardley Los Angeles Times (TNS) KIGALI, Rwanda — First they were a solution. Then they were a problem. Now they are being phased out. Hydrofluorocarbons seemed like a straightforward remedy to a pressing environmental crisis of the 1980s: the depletion of the ozone layer caused by a worldwide rise in emissions of chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration.

Your green world

Because the new compounds could do everything the old ones did — but without damaging the ozone — global policymakers turned to them as the perfect substitute. The swap was formalized in the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In time, the protocol would be viewed as one of the most effective international environmental agreements in history. But the new chemicals were far from perfect. The ozone layer, which protects against the sun’s harmful rays, has recovered dramatically. But climate change is much worse, and hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, are partly to blame. “HFCs may be safer for the ozone, but they are exceptionally potent drivers of climate change itself,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who helped the protocol pass in the Senate three decades ago, said recently. And so the policymakers went back to work. On Saturday, at a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, leaders from nearly 200 nations reached what they hope will be another historic agreement — a global pact to dramatically reduce emissions of HFCs. Experts say that if the reductions are implemented, global temperatures at the end of this century could be cooler by nearly half a degree Celsius.

10 19 16