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Happening Now •Yearbook Picture Day: All day in auditorium foyer—see schedule, right •Freshman Academy: Make-up work day all day on auditorium stage

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chicken nuggets •A la carte lines: Cheese lasagna, chili cheese wrap, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

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Other Reminders •Winter Formal: Tickets will be sold today-Friday during lunch in the commons for $10. Prices will increase to $15 at the door. The dance is set for 8-11 p.m. Saturday in the commons. Outside dates (high school-age 20) must be signed up when buying tickets. Songs may also be requested at that time. 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, Luke Reiter, John McMahon, Tamra Thomas 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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Thursday: Mostly sunny Cold, windy High 7°

Yearbook takes photos of many WHS groups today Members will pose on risers in front of auditorium all day By Lauren Brudigan and Lexus Paulson earbook staff members will conduct their annual group photo day for student activities and organizations today. Members should report outside the auditorium area at the designated time for their activity or activities, as below. Yearbook adviser Alison Halgerson said she thinks this is a great way to see who is involved


1st Period: •JROTC (morning periods) 8:15-8:23 •Young Democrats 8:25-8:34 •Peer Helpers 8:35-8:44 •Photo Club 8:45-8:52 •NOW newspaper staff 8:53-9:03 2nd Period: •SADD 9:13-9:21 •Oral Interpretation 9:21-9:28 •Tribal Club 9:30-9:38 •DECA 9:39-9:47 •Academy of Finance 9:48-9:56 •National Honor Society 9:57-10:01 Reading Period: •Warriors Read Together 10:08-10:15 •Student Council 10:15-10:21 3rd Period: •Young Republicans 10:22-10:29 •Boys/Girls State (last year) 10:30-10:38 •Renaissance Committee: 10:38-10:46 •SALSA 10:46-10:54

in what activities at WHS. “Annual group photo day is a great way for everyone involved in activities throughout the year to be recognized,” Halgerson said. “It is important to be on time for your picture, and write your name neatly and accurately. Of course, make sure to smile big!” It is also important to participate only in photos of groups that each student takes part in. •LINK Crew 10:55-11:05 •Chemistry Club 11:06-11:11 4th Period: •Orchestra (Fiddlers-4a) 11:30-11:38 •Orchestra (Chamber-4b) 11:50-11.58 •WHS Book Club 12-12:08 6th Period: •JROTC (afternoon groups) 1:19-1:26 •Drama Club Officers 1:27-1:33 •Ski Club 1:34-1:40 •Quiz Bowl 1:41-1:47 •Anime Manga Club 1:48-1:53 •Junior States of America 1:54-2:00 •Green Club 2:01-2:07 7th Period: •Debate 2:15-2:22 •German Club 2:22-2:29 •FCA 2:30-2:38 •Student Ambassadors 2:39-2:44 •First Priority Collision 2:45-2:50 •Aviation Club 2:51-2:56

Today’s Picture Schedule:

•Green Club: Will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in A-209. •Theatre Tech: Members will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in the auditorium. •SALSA: Volunteer service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in C-111. •Junior States of America: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-124. •Words of Life: Will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-159. •Photo Club: Members will meet at 3:10 p.m. Friday in A-125. •FCA: Will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church.

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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Snow, around 2” total Windy, cold

Blowing snow Low -22°

Gold Club honored with lunch in library By AJ Breck The Principal’s Advisory Council welcomed retired citizens from the Sioux Falls area to the WHS Library on Tuesday for a Gold Card lunch. The event occurs each quarter at one school in the district to get citizens into schools to interact with staff and students. Photo by Kassidy Kruger GOLDEN CITIZEN—Betty Newberg, a member of the Gold Card Club, is served lunch by senior Lauren Farritor Tuesday in the library.


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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 Zach Fenhaus Senior

Matt Schuldt Teacher

What is your best tip for safe driving in winter weather?

Assembled and photos by Joscelyne Gonzalez

“The best way to be safe in the winter weather is to be aware of your surroundings at all times.”

“You should always wear your seat belt and drive more slowly than usual in winter driving conditions.”

“Be sure to pay attention to the road so you don’t lose control of your car and get into an accident this winter.”

“Go slow and leave early, because you can slip and slide if you go too fast on winter roads.”

“Drive slowly, leave early, and always plan ahead!”

Expect an upset tonight as N.C. beats Michigan College basketball season has finally arrived, and I could not be more excited! Tonight, the North Carolina Tarheels (my favorite team) will take on the Michigan State Spartans, who are ranked No. 1 in the Nation at the moment. Even though the game will be taking place on Michigan’s home court, I am feeling very confident in my Tarheels, and sense a big upset in the makHear me. . . ing tonight in Michigan. Sophomore Guard Marcus Lexus Paulson Paige from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been on fire this season for the Tarheels, taking over for his injured teammate, standout P.J. Hairston, who led the Heels in scoring last season. Paige is averaging 22.4 points per game this season. He is also shooting over 53 percent


from three point range, and over 93 percent from the free throw line. Paige will be a key player in tonight’s matchup, so his game must be at it’s best in order to challenge the Spartans. Other key players for the Tarheels include James Michael MacAdoo and Dexter Strickland, along with Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks. These four Tarheels bring a solid outside shooting game into tonight’s big game. Despite missing a few key components of the team, the Tarheels upset then No. 3 and last year’s National Champion Louisville a little over a week ago. That being said, there is no doubt in my mind that the Tarheels can upset Michigan State tonight if they play like I know they can. I recommend everyone become a North Carolina fan now, to avoid the rush when all your friends are jumping on the bandwagon later this season. Join me, and watch tonight’s upset on ESPN at 8 p.m. It will be epic. Junior Lexus Paulson has a crush on Tarheel Dexter Strickland.

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Global warming could be fast By Tony Barboza Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Scientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold.

Your green world A National Research Council report says the planet is warming so quickly that the world should expect abrupt and unpredictable consequences in a matter of years or a few decades. Among the changes already underway are the sudden decline in Arctic sea ice as well as climbing extinction rates, the report found. Scientists based their findings, in part, on the study of climate history as recorded in tree rings, ocean sediment and ice cores. They found the timeline punctuated by big, sudden changes, including ocean circulation shifts and mass extinctions. As a result of the burning of fossil fuels, industrial activity and deforestation, the amount of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has soared to levels not seen in millions of years, with global temperatures rising by about 1.5 degrees. The scientists say the accelerating gas levels increase the risk of reaching various “tipping points,” leaving nature and society little time to react. “To willfully ignore the threat of abrupt change could lead to more costs, loss of life, suffering and environmental degradation,” said the council, an arm of the National Academies that produces reports for the U.S. government.

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