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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Happening NOW •Jostens: Representative will take graduation item orders before school, during lunch periods and after school near gym entrance
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Meatball sub 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 •Junior States of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-124. •DECA: Marketing students traveling to Milwaukee will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-135. •Renaissance Committee: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Little Theatre. •FCA: Members will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at 1100 N. Vail Drive. •Boys: Planning to play WHS basketball this winter will meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday in the main gym.
Other Reminders •No Shave November: Registration will take place Nov. 1. See the posters or teachers Kari Papke or Jamie Van Sloten for more information. •Seniors: Yearbook professional photographer photo submission guidelines are posted in the yearbook room, A-133. Submission deadline is mid-December. 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
Vol. 19 • No. 44
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PRIDE students aim to keep less fortunate warm this winter ‘Socktober’ drive collects socks, hygiene items By Kevin Nelson, Clay Flolo and Carter Keller n effort to keep the less fortunate warm, the “Socktober” sock drive, kicked-off Wednesday at WHS. Through Wednesday, students in the Perseverance, Respect, Independence, Discipline and Education, or PRIDE, program along with their mentors will be collecting new socks and new travel size toiletries. Students leading the project include senior Nate Weberg and freshmen Nyaruot Tongyik and Cheree Locke. The contest to collect the
items is between first period classes at WHS. Sandy Hoff, leader of the PRIDE room and student council at WHS, said she believes the students will gain pride from the effort. “One of the goals of PRIDE is to do a community service, or give back to your community, project,” Hoff said. “The students are very excited about this.” Items will be picked up Wednesday and given to the Union Gospel Mission. Watch a video at goo.gl/Id1kNa to learn more about the effort.
Points offered for various items: Each first period class will earn points for each item donated during the “Socktober” drive. Points will be earned as follows, with the top three classrooms earning a special breakfast. •Socks-5 points/pair •Wool Socks-10 points/pair •Travel Size Toiletries-5 points/each •Cash-1 point per dollar
Four WHS musicians selected for All-State Orchestra By Emma Schultz Four WHS musicians were selected to participate in All-State Orchestra Nov. 2 in Sioux Falls. All-State Orchestra
students selected from WHS include freshman Emera Gurath for violin and seniors Jessica Daniels for violin, McKenzie Perry for flute and piccolo
and Robbie Miller for trumpet. Orchestra Director Karla Chiarello said she is looking forward to the concert. “I am very proud
of all of the WHS students that auditioned,” Chiarello said. “We all know WHS has fantastic musicians, it is great to see them be recognized.”
Chemistry Week celebrated on Mole Day By Sydney Arirngton and Meg Wolstenholm AP Chemistry students demonstrated various experiments in celebration of National Chemistry Week on Mole Day Wednesday during lunch in the commons. Mole Day is celebrated from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. every year on Oct. 23 in honor of Avogadro’s number— 6.02 times 10 to the 23 particles of anything. There were a total of eight experiments demonstrated to underclassmen Wednesday. Junior Alex Hixon, an AP Chemistry student, said he enjoyed the experience. “It was fun,” Hixon said. “I got to show other people how to do experiments, and people seemed really interested. I think the spectators learned a lot.” BRUSH—Senior Austin Severson (left) and junior Ethan Beck (right) demonstrate “Elephant Toothpaste” Wednesday in the commons. Photo by AJ Breck
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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Get ready to not shave, like the winning Red Sox If you watched Game One of the World Series last night, you probably noticed something a little different about America’s favorite pastime. Was I the only one that noticed almost every single Boston Red Sox player had a beard? Whether it was a chinstrap or untamed mane, I found very few Soxers without. Fans even started an official hashtag for the phenomenon, #getbeard. I am starting to believe that these beards have special power—intimidation power. The mostly hairless St. Louis Hear me. . . Cardinals, in my eyes, couldn’t handle the sheer beauty of The Jack Nachtigal Sox’s beards and were so envious that they forgot how to play the game! To me, this is why the Cardinals lost. So Warriors, as No-Shave November quickly approaches, apply some fresh Rogaine (by prescription only, of course!) and get ready to #getbeard. Let’s make the Red Sox proud! We can only hope to have facial hair as good as Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli, of course. His beard is comparable to those which are showcased on the popular TV hit “Duck Dynasty.” Now ladies, I’m not quite sure if the legend of the bearded woman is true, but if it is I think you all should sport the famous facial hair during the month of November, as well. OK, that might actually be a little awkward, but I’m predicting a four game sweep by the almighty Sox, just because of their beards. Junior Jack Nachtigal is ready to #getbeard in November.
Amazon woos fashion industry By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (MCT) NEW YORK — In Williamsburg — a Brooklyn neighborhood that’s become something of an epicenter for the prototypical hipster — Amazon.com Inc. is working to develop its own hip cred. Last weekend, the Web giant held the official opening for a 40,000-square-foot photo and video studio, built in a cavernous old glass factory. The studio, which will produce on-model images for the company’s rapidly growing Amazon Fashion group, counts the popular craft beer maker Brooklyn Brewery and edgy Vice Media among its new neighbors.
Technology Watch Inside the old factory, Amazon is trying something the fashion industry has never seen before. It has created a studio with 26 photo and video bays that can produce more than 19,000 images in the course of a day, capturing how blouses flow, how dresses hang, how coats look as models move. The studio is the centerpiece of Amazon’s bid to become the go-to stop for Web shoppers looking to fill their wardrobe. And Amazon is betting that its huge studio investment — the company wouldn’t disclose the cost— will give it an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. “When we do fashion, we can do a lot of things online that you can’t do any other way,” Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in an interview with The Seattle Times. “When you look at some of the on-model photography we’re doing, especially the video, and how the clothes drape, that can be more helpful than seeing it on a hanger or on a mannequin. It’s very different.”
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