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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Happening NOW •School: Will run from 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Friday at WHS to allow for teacher in-service; no school Monday due to Veterans Day holiday—classes resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday following first-day schedule •No NOW: Will be published Friday or Monday at WHS—publication resumes as usual on Tuesday •ASVAB: Test 1:15 p.m. Friday in E-121 •Speech: Warrior Individual Events Tournament 1 p.m. Friday at WHS; Rough Rider Team Debate Tournament 8 a.m. Saturday at Roosevelt •Volleyball: District 2 Championship vs. Brandon Valley 7 p.m. Saturday in gym
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Hot ham and cheese •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 •All Football: Players from this season will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in the Little Theatre. •SALSA: Student service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in C-111. •Junior States of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-124. •All Winter Athletes: And their parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym. 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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Speech teams host large event Friday at WHS Warrior Individual Events Tournament takes over school
By Brandon HoltClark and Hannah Smith peech students from around the state will flood WHS at 1 p.m. Friday as the 32nd Annual Warrior Individual Events Invitational takes over the school. Over 500 participants from nearly 30 schools are registered for the biggest event of the season in the region that includes novice and varsity individual events in oral interpretation and extemporaneous speaking. Sweepstakes trophies will also be awarded to the top large and small school at the event. Debate coach Travis Dahle said he thinks WHS is ready to host the students from across the region. “I feel good about the events,” Dahle said. “We have some great seniors to lead us and I’m excited for everything to get going. This event is the largest event for the team and is also the largest in-state event.” Oral interp coach Michelle McIntyre said her team is also ready to go for Friday’s competition. “The interp team is motivated and we are ready for
overall success,” McIntyre said. A special trophy will be presented to the winner of each varsity event. Sophomore Amelia Klein, a member of the oral interp team, said she is excited for the competition. “The first place trophies are really cool and I hope to get one,” Klein said. “This event will also help me prepare for state because it is so large.” Registration begins at 1 p.m. Friday at WHS. Debate team members will then compete in the Rough Rider Invitational team event Saturday at Roosevelt to open their fullteam season. FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN—First place trophies in each varsity event at the 32nd Annual Warrior Individual Events Tournament will feature special awards highlighting the school’s namesake.
Volleyball team faces Lynx for trip to state By Clay Flolo, Carter Keller Kevin Nelson and Jake Cranny Varsity Warrior volleyball team members will be looking to be crowned as the District 2 Champions Saturday at 7 p.m. at WHS. The Warriors will face Brandon Valley for the title after they defeated Harrisburg in three sets Tuesday. The Lynx beat Lincoln Tuesday to advance to the title game. The winner Saturday will advance to the State AA Tournament Nov. 21-23 at
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the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Saturday’s loser will go to the Region 1 game Nov. 14 for one last chance to make the state tournament. The Warriors came into the District 2AA Volleyball Tournament as the No. 1 seed with 42.95 points and a record of 16-6. Brandon Valley was the second seed with 39.45 points and a record of 9-11. Coach LaDawn Nesje said the team needs to come out with a little more fire-power on Saturday.
“We have to improve from things we didn’t do well on Tuesday night,” Nesje said. “We also have to play with a little more vigor and sense of urgency.” Senior Kiah Damme said she is ready for the challenge. “We’re getting ready this week during practice and we’re excited to play,” Damme said. Admission to the district game is $7 for adults and $5 for students. No passes or activity tickets are accepted for post-season play.
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
It’s about time for winter to be over with now, right
Twitter hits market at $26 today
Is it just me, or is winter the most dreadful season? Knowing that it is 10 degrees outside makes me not want to step foot outside of my warm comfy bed—even more than usual! Then, once I get outside, I just want to curl up in a ball and cry on the ground because we have approximately five more months of being in the frigid cold. When the sky turns dark at 5:30 each night for months, it is a little sad and depressing. Not getting enough Vitamin D (the “sunshine” vitamin) in one day really effects my mood, and not in a positive way! After being used to having sun beat down all the Hear me. . . time, it is hard to transition to a life dominated by darkness. I strongly Jack Nachtigal believe that since I was born in Tempe, Ariz., I have a medical term known as SSWD— Severe Sun Withdrawal Disorder. Why can’t South Dakota be in the south with all the other warm states? I would never switch schools or towns because I love it here, but if I could, I would move Sioux Falls and Washington High School to a suburb around L.A. where it is warm year round! And if I ever missed the snow (unlikely) I could drive a few hours to the mountains. Like the Sheryl Crow song says, “The first snow is the hardest.” Or maybe those aren’t the lyrics. But it’s true! The first snowfall is the hardest because everyone forgets how to drive in terrible road conditions and I always freak out because I’m never prepared, clothing wise, and end up so cold. Oh the joyous time of winter. Junior Jack Nachtigal is ready for winter to be over before it even begins.
By Peter Delevett San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Twitter Inc. began the road to its much-anticipated IPO pledging not to follow in Facebook’s footsteps. Now, as it nears the end of what has been a remarkably rapid and glitch-free process, the microblogging service will find out if it gambled correctly.
Technology Watch By pricing its shares at $26 on Wednesday, slightly above its earlier projection, but resisting the temptation to sell even more shares, Twitter and its investment bankers walked a careful tight rope: Set the price and the number of shares for sale high enough to pump millions into the company coffers, but not so high as to scare off wary Wall Street. Facebook, infamously, on the eve of its 2012 IPO raised both the per-share price and the number of shares it was selling. That tamped down demand when shares hit the public markets the following morning, shutting down the tech IPO market for two months. Twitter did not increase the more than the 70 million shares it had planned. It did, however, raise its price range twice in the past week: from $17-$20 to $23-$25 on Monday, then a buck higher with Wednesday’s final pricing. Tim Keating, an IPO expert in Colorado, is among those who think $26 dollars a share is still too high for a company that’s never made a profit and whose business model still baffles many. At its new price point, Twitter’s valuation is north of $14.4 billion, based on the number of shares the company says will be outstanding after the offering. That approaches a record for IPO valuation compared to revenues, said Keating, president of Keating Capital.
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