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Getting the hang of things Freshmen Mackenzie Zielke and Taylor Stahly talk with StuCo member sophomore Caitlyn Wedel on Aug. 17. The StuCo members wore crazy hats on the freshmen’s first day of school so they stood out and the freshmen could ask them any questions they had. photo by DeAnna Opland

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StuCo helps make new students feel special, more at ease for upcoming year Hana Robinson entertainment editor Armed with school maps, sharp pencils and nervous grins, hundreds of new faces flooded the halls of Newton High School Wednesday, but they were not alone. “We were there to help the freshmen find their classes, open their lockers, answer any questions they have and tell them about StuCo, the dances and getting involved,” senior student body president Staci Ensz said. StuCo members were spread out in the main halls, ready to help at the beginning of the day. Once the students entered their classes, StuCo members had their own meeting, but they were done in time to help the freshmen through the lunch lines. “The lunch lines are kind of crazy because nobody knows what’s going on, and everyone tries to go at the same time, but I think it goes pretty well,” Ensz said. The executive officers (senior student body vice president Hugh McConnell, senior student body secretary and treasurer Heelai Ahmadullah, and Ensz) began planning the first day

was afraid to ask for help from them, “ Ibecause they were upperclass, but they were friendly and asked me if I needed any help.

with the freshmen, on their trip back from an inspirational StuCo camp in July. StuCo camp is where executive officers throughout the sate of Kansas gather to share ideas, learn about leadership and work on team building. “You get put in a council of 18 people you don’t know and you play games. We had our own Olympics, a dance and we helped with the special Olympics,” Ensz said. “ It was just a great learning experience and it was so much fun.” Inspired by camp and previous years, StuCo members decided to wear hats and matching shirts to help themselves stand out from the mob of freshmen. The plastic party hats they wore were all decorated to represent their personalities, but the executive officers sported fedoras. “My hat is a white fedora with some giraffe print, a paint brush, a flower, a lime green ‘S’, a softball with my name in it and a plastic yellow guy. It’s kind of random,” Ensz said.

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Not only were the newcomers surprised with StuCo’s wild hats, but at the end of the day they each received a mystery goodie bag. “We’re giving them goodie bags because we want them to feel special,” junior class vice president Brianna Gouvion said. Whether they’re making the freshmen feel special or just a bit more at ease in this new school, Gouvion and Ensz agreed StuCo was a big help on the first day. “[StuCo] was helpful when I was a freshman. I was afraid to ask for help from them, because they were upperclass, but they were friendly and asked me if I needed any help. It looked fun, so it made me want to join StuCo,” Ensz said. Ensz has now been apart of StuCo for four years and would not have it any other way. “[I like] just being able to make decisions and helping out in the school. Plus, it’s a lot of fun and I’ve made friends through it,” Ensz said.


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Native Spanish course not offered 23 students enroll in class that no longer has a teacher Kyle Wiens online editor

New faces New places

When schedule requests were made last spring, 23 students requested to be in native Spanish speaking classes this school year. They will not be given this opportunity this school year. Crystal Sanhuneza former NHS teacher formed the class, but resigned after last school year. This left the program without a native Spanish speaking teacher at NHS. “The class was developed by Crystal

Sanhuneza, and when she left the other Spanish teacher didn’t feel comfortable running the class,” said principal Ken Rickard. According to Spanish teacher Evy Gregg, without someone to run the class this left the native Spanish students without a place to continue in furthering their Spanish speaking skills. “They’re not going to get the instruction needed to further their skills in they’re own native language, especially their writing skills,” said Gregg. The loss of the class will leave many

• Melinda Rangel moved around the corner to room 1-140. • Robyn Jaso moved to room 2-194. • Eden Bloom is now in room 1-136 • Georgetta Grimmett moved next door to room 1-108 • John Hoffman moved to area 6 in room 6-113. • Barbara Umscheid is now working part time in the lecture hall during 2nd, 3rd and 4th hours. • Cheryl Loeffler has moved once again to room 5-125.

students looking for other options to fill the missing spots in their schedule for the new school year. “The student count for the program fluctuates from year to year. In 200910 there was 40, then 26 last year and 23 requested the program this year,” said German teacher Nan Bergen. Bergen also said many may end up in another language class such as French or German or an upper level Spanish class. “It’s not good for these students to take Spanish one because it intimidates

the new students in the class, and they don’t learn anything new because they already know most of the language already,” Bergen said. According to Rickard the loss of the program did not have anything to do with the budget cuts. “Sometimes when a teacher takes ownership of a class that’s perfectly fine, but once that teacher leaves its hard for other teachers to take over, because they would do it differently, making the class less effective,” Rickard said.

Alternative High School students, staff to join NHS Larrah Bills sports editor Over the past year, USD 373 has been feeling the wrath of budget cuts. Along with clubs, athletics and other extracurriculars deemed “large expenses” for the school, the Alternative High School has been cut from the district. According to assistant principal Lisa Moore, “The alternative program was a large expense for USD 373, in order to make cuts to the budget it was a program that was dissolved,” Due to the cuts, NHS students will be seeing some new faces around school. Both students and teachers from the alternative program will be moving to NHS. Preparations were made for the alternative students before the end of last school year. “The teachers and I met with the students early in May to

discuss changes that would be occurring with the alternative program. We also met individually with them to look at the NHS catalog so that they were able to select their required classes and their elective classes,” Moore said. According to a teacher who made the switch, Nancy Edwards, it has been a smooth transition. “I’ve certainly experienced a very warm welcome from all of the adults at NHS. I expect the

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students will enjoy the range of electives that are available to them here, the clubs and the many school activities they can choose from,” Edwards said. Although the transition might be challenging, NHS staff emains hopeful the switch is rewarding to all involved. “The students will be grateful to have so many adults advocating for their success and welcoming them back to NHS,” Edwards said.

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USD 373 welcomes new interim superintendent “I have invested a lot in this district over the last 21 years and want it to continue to be successful” - Gary Jantz Emma Bradley editor-in-chief When he retired at the end of the 2010-11 school year, former Assistant Superintendent of Finance Gary Jantz expected to pass the time traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. Jantz’s plans, however, were put on hold when he accepted what is arguably the most stressful job in the school district as the interim superintendent. Now, instead of enjoying a more leisurely lifestyle, Jantz spends his days attending meetings, taking phone calls and answer-

ing dozens of emails. “I consult regularly with other supervisory and administrative staff throughout the district to make sure everything from classrooms to transportation to food service is ready for the new school year and that things are operating smoothly and efficiently,” Jantz said. A typical day for Jantz consists of attending meetings, taking phone calls from concerned parents and community members, visiting schools and departments throughout the district, planning for board of education meetings and answering dozens of emails.

Even though it is a lot of work, Jantz said he has enjoyed his experiences as superintendent so far and expects a successful school year. “My expectations are that we will do our best to meet the educational needs of every student in the district and that every student will be successful,” Jantz said. Jantz’s main goal for the school year is to create trust in the school district among all staff members. “I believe [improving trust in the district] is best done through relationship building and being honest and genuine with people,” Jantz said. “Being

positive and encouraging each other is important not only for our staff but for the success of our students as well.” Planning for the school year is a long process that has taken a lot of work from Jantz and other district staff. This year, preparations included helping district staff members adjust to new positions. Jantz may help with this because, despite his new position as interim superintendent, he is not a newcomer to the Newton school district. Jantz served as Assistant Superintendent for Business Services starting in 1996. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant principal at Newton High School. In addition, Jantz worked as a vocational teacher for 17 years before working in administration. In fact, Jantz’s prior work

with the school district factored into his decision to take the job of interim superintendent. “I have invested a lot in this district over the last 21 years and want it to continue to be successful,” Jantz said. Ultimately, Jantz hopes to be able to provide as smooth a transition as possible to a new superintendent. He will serve as interim superintendent through June at which point a new superintendent will take over. One person who believes in Jantz’s ability to support the district this school year is Career and Technical Education Coordinator Joanelle Lucas. “[Jantz is] fair and full of integrity and knowledge,” Lucas said. “We are very fortunate [that Jantz took the position],” Lucas said. “I wish it was longer than interim.”

New agriculture teacher positive about year Alex Stucky news editor When agriculture students embark on the long walk outside, they will find a new face at the teacher’s desk. One of the two new faculty members from outside the district is vocational agriculture (Vo Ag) teacher Greg Krenke. Although new to Newton, Krenke is not inexperienced in the agriculture field. Teaching at the high school will mark his 26th year as an agriculture instructor, having previously worked at Olathe North and Haven high schools. Krenke said the change has not been difficult since he was born and raised nearby in Haven. “It’s good to be back home,” Krenke said. Along with the change in location from his prior instruction in Olathe, Krenke

is also looking forward to the classroom. According to Krenke, in Olathe he dealt mainly with the science part of agriculture while his time at Newton will consist more of mechanics and other hands on activities. In his own words, Krenke is prepared for the upcoming school year and eager to prepare his students as well. He is anticipating the best effort of each student and wants to help those who have not lived up to their full potential realize what that is and what opportunities they have available. Principal Ken Rickard is looking forward to working with Krenke. After part-time agriculture instructor Larry Goering retired at the end of last school year, Krenke was chosen as the replacement. Rickard said Krenke was chosen for the position because he was “the most experienced applicant.”

“We’re excited to have Greg, and he’s working full time, which means the program is growing and more kids are interested,” Rickard said. Krenke is also excited to be working at the high school. Glancing out the window of his agriculture office, Krenke states “I see a lot of opportunity and not just outside that window.” He compliments the high school compared to the other schools he has seen. “It’s not institutional. It’s homey,” Krenke said. “I get that feeling just walking through the halls. Krenke will be working full-

time at the high school including a first hour class at the middle school. His four classes include small engines, wildlife management, agriculture power and modern agriculture mechanics. “I think there’s a real need for people to understand how agriculture plays an important part in people’s daily lives,” Krenke said.


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The unwritten rules for all dancing tornados CODY MICK columnist

Perhaps the most grotesque display of teenage behavior is displayed at high school dances. From disturbing, exotic dance moves to music intended only for mature audiences, high school dances can turn even the most innocent students into vicious, savage dance beasts. Before students partake in such a notorious dancing event, it would be wise for them to consider what is tolerable, as well as what is completely inappropriate for a night devoted to sweat, tears and potential regret. There are many things to avoid on the dance floor. Some are more obvious than others, such as doing homework, making waffles or dressing like a gorilla and riding a unicycle

through a flaming ring. However, some of the most important rules, whether they are written or mere common sense, are the ones that are broken the most. The first and perhaps most important rule of a high school dance is preparation. It is common for teenagers’ hormones to take over when deciding what to wear, but it is never fun to be denied entry at the front door for wearing only underwear and a scarf. Dress to impress, but remember the school has rules and guidelines that are very helpful when it comes to choosing clothes. Something I have learned over my previous dance experiences is that dental hygiene is often to blame when it comes to being rejected on the dance floor by potential dance partners. Arriving at a dance following a

meal of fish, Doritos and coffee without a thorough brushing of the teeth is a great way to be avoided. It is not an easy task to agree to dance with someone whose breath smells like port-apotty on a hot day. This next rule is addressed to every teenager on the dance floor with a functioning brain and a beating heart. However how fun they may be to perform, sexually suggestive dance moves are often a guaranteed ticket home. Nothing is more embarrassing than being hit by the sudden glow of an administrator’s flashlight and separated from your partner by the hands of an extremely annoyed chaperon. It is even more humiliating (though much more hilarious for bystanders) when all of this is going on while the two danc-

ers seem to be intently studying their partner’s eyes, breathing heavily and moving in ways that can only be learned by watching National Geographic. For the sake of holding on to one’s pride, please refrain from inappropriate dance moves. Not paying attention is a common mistake made by the males of the dance floor. I am here to warn all the anxious young men looking for a dance partner that it would be best to make sure the girl he is about to ask to dance is not currently dating Hulk Hogan or any other large, muscular beast that would happily eat him for breakfast with a smile on his face. The simple rule of paying close attention also applies to the bystanders who willingly choose to pay the $5.00 entry fee only to stand at the edge of

the crowd, cross their arms and watch. If these students consciously choose not to dance, they may as well leave. I can honestly say that half of the people I bump into while dancing are those who feel the need to text instead of do what they came for and paid to do. It is a dance. So dance. Or at least pay attention. School dances are rare and should be treated as a privilege and an opportunity to show everyone on that dance floor what it truly means to be a wild and crazy tornado of dancing madness. With the proper preparation and common sense, one can turn a nerve-racking, hot and sweaty evening into a fun, adrenaline-fueled night of music, friends and dancing passion.

7 easy ways to get most out of high school 1. Be yourself.---With all the peer pressure, it is hard not to blend in with the crowd. It’s okay to be unique. Try not to worry about what everyone else thinks about you, and don’t sacrifice your morals just to fit in. You will find people who accept you for you. So be you, not what people want you to be. 2. There’s more to school then the opposite sex.---Don’t let your hormones rule you. Yes, dating is fun, but don’t let the school year pass you by because you invested all your free time in one person. There are too many people to meet, places to go and things to do. Just have fun and enjoy every minute of the ride. 3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way---Believe it or not, the high school staff and administration are actually here to help us out, but they can’t read our minds. Be brave and ask for help if you need it so you aren’t struggling to get by. 4. Putting off everything until the last minute is a bad idea.---Procrastination, it happens to all of us. Before you know it that 10 minutes on Facebook turned into a three-hour creep session. We know it is hard, but turn off the computer, put your phone on silent and get done with your homework. It isn’t a walk in the park, but it is less stressful then trying to write an English es-

say and do all your Algebra homework in the 15 minutes before the morning bell. Being successful requires a lot of effort, and you have to be willing to work for that. 5. Have fun, but be smart about it.---We are not saying you should stay home every night and study until your eyes burn, but there’s a happy medium. Staying up until four in the morning the night before a big test is not smart, and classes take some time and energy. Work for an even balance between schoolwork and fun time. School won’t be as enjoyable if you’re always tired and trying to catch up. 6. Get some great friends to help you out along the way.---High school is filled with twists and turns. No one can do it alone - that’s what friends are for. There are days when you will feel like you want to just be alone, but don’t push your friends away. They are the ones who keep you sane throughout the trying times you will face. Remember, there is always room for another friend, so the next time you see someone walking alone, invite him or her to join in with you and your group.

7. Get involved.---Try something you’ve never done before. Go to a football game, get into clubs, go out for a sport or try a random class. You might find out that you have a hidden talent you didn’t even know about. Also, don’t be someone who still doesn’t recognize some of their fellow classmates at graduation. Talk to someone new and get out of your comfort zone. These years are all about pushing yourself to the limits and discovering who you want to be. You’ll regret it later if you just skim through them.

the newtonian staff Brenda Valdivia editor-in-chief Emma Bradley editor-in-chief Kyle Wiens online editor Alex Stucky news editor Larrah Bills sports editor Hannah Carlgren opinions editor Ashlynn Hamm features editor Hana Robinson entertainment editor DeAnna Opland photographer Corey Helsper graphic artist

Lauren Duerksen photographer Johanna Patton photographer Haley Sterling photographer Cody Mick columnist Dylan Moore business manager Alyssa Gaede reporter Erica Rickard adviser Questions or concerns? Email us: the newtonian@ gmail.com


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Learning the Ropes

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Helpful hints on how to navigate NHS For the students new to the high school, all of the winding hallways and different areas can be difficult to navigate. Here are some helpful hints to aide students in learning the ropes of NHS. Area 7 Just outside of area 7 is home to the tennis courts. It may seem like a sneaky place to light your cigarette for a smoke, but Mr. Erickson will write you up every time. Play it safe (and smart) and don’t smoke at school.

Back entrance The entrance by Willis Gym is a great drop-off spot for the freshmen. It goes straight to the freshmen locker section so there is no need to walk through the groups of upperclassmen at their lockers.

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Areas 5 and 6 It can be difficult to find classes back in the winding halls of areas 5 and 6 until you become more familiar with the area. To help you on your way, if the door is painted purple, it is a science class.

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Commons hallway This can be a crowded hallway, so be sure to follow the rules of the upperclassmen and stick to your side. The traffic flow is like that of a road: people coming towards you on the left, people going forward on the right.

Freshmen locker section Be careful not to clog the halls in the freshmen locker section by staying within an arm’s length of the lockers. If it’s crowded, it makes it difficult to get to class, and it frustrates the upperclassmen. Both are very bad things.


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2011 summer status

June 10 at 3:35pm ACT tomorrow.. pray for me Sr. Alyssa Wortz

August 4 at 2:42pm I love Jwoww Sr. Rafael Mancera

June 24 at 9:06pm After seeing the movies Cars, all the different types of cars I see on the street kind of have faces to them. Jr. Erica Morrison

August 7 at 9:44pm demolition derby was fun; another good night at the fair ? . So. Jessica Castillo

July 22 at 1:54pm Koolaid n frozen pizza. Jr. Omar Ramos-Thaw

July 25 at 12:00am 2 in the morning and i feel like playing soccer. So. Jared Rangel

August 3 at 8:09pm sitting outside, watching the lightening and enjoying the nice cool breeze. we need to have summer storms more often? Sr. Kai Wegerle

August 11 at 2:13pm Why does summer have to go by so quickly, lame! Jr. Alexandria Curtis August 13 at 8:56pm A night at the lake. should be a fun night :) Sr. Janneth Rodriguez August 18 at 12:41pm End of summer, tanless, getting up early, learning, cross country, barely got new stuff.. I’m dreading this whole school thing. Jr. Tatiana Britton

Movie, music hits of summer 2011

Alyssa Gaede Reporter Sizzling! A word that describes the summer of 2011, is also a word that describes the movies and music released this summer.

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The End of Harry Potter The best movie this summer was the final Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part II was a great way to end the saga of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. This action packed bookmade- movie had me on edge the entire time. Knowing that they can’t recreate every detail of the book in the movie, the screenplay writer and director did a great job of including the most important details, in order to get the story across. One lazy Summer When it comes to summer music Bruno Mars’s “Lazy

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Song” was definitely the best. The song kicked off the summer of 2011 by telling us to do absolutely nothing. The laid back reggae beat sets a mood to simply chill. The pop hit had everyone singing along to an anthem about doing nothing at all.

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Practice makes perfect

Fall athletes prepare for upcoming season Preparing to tee off Freshman Sierah Schrag prepares to tee off at golf practice on Monday. The first golf tournament is at home on Sept. 2.

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Hard Hitting Senior Erin Doerksen participates in a drill at tennis practice Tuesday. This is Doerksen’s fourth year of high school tennis.

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Kelsey second runner to reach 500 miles Ashlynn HAMM features editor Not very many people can say they ran the distance from Newton to Denver, Colorado, in only 10 weeks. Only one person from NHS has so far, but there’s one more Railer athlete striving to add his name to the list. On Aug. 28, senior Adam Kelsey plans to reach the 500 mile mark. “I’m very self-motivated,” Kelsey said. “I started running in sixth grade for the Newton

Flyers, and it’s just been a passion of mine since then.” There was summer conditioning on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting at 7 a.m. that the cross country runners could attend, and many ran outside of scheduled conditioning. Kelsey made a point to run every morning and every evening. “Having to run two-a-days all summer with no days off has really disciplined me to be the best runner I can be,” Kelsey said. Running 500 miles in 10 weeks hasn’t come without its

struggles. Basing his everyday life around his running schedule and late nights working at Montana Mikes are among the many. “[Sometimes I] get home late from work and have to go running in the dark, then get home from my run, go to sleep for a few hours and wake up and do it again in the morning,” Kelsey said. “Just the consistency of running every day really has taken a toll on my body.” Kelsey’s motivation to run so persistently lies within his love for running and his love for his

late grandfather. “I dedicate all my runs to my grandpa who passed away a few years ago,” Kelsey said. “I have his initials on my spikes to remind me who I am running for.” Wanting to be an elite athlete and hoping to run for a Division I college next year keeps Kelsey motivated. He hopes to add to his collection of state medals which he started last spring with the 4x8 team in track. Cross country coach Richard Mick supports the effort and determination of Kelsey as he

plans to run 500 miles. “If kids run that many miles it usually tuns into success,” Mick said. And success is exactly what Kelsey is going for. “I want to be successful for myself and my family,” Kelsey said. “God has blessed me with a strong body and two functioning legs. There are so many people out there who can’t even walk, let alone run as fast and long as I do, so just being blessed with the ability is motivation enough.”

Sophomore expects to reach 400 mile mark by end of summer Ashlynn HAMM features editor

speed bumps along the way. “I’ve had minor problems with my left hip and IT band, Participation in varsity sports but it’s pretty much better now,” Glann said. as a freshman can lead to high Glann said she stays motivatexpectations for the rest of the ed by focusing on the rewards at athlete’s high school career. the end of all the hard work. During the 2010 cross country “I know it will pay off once season, sophomore we start having Ashlyn Glann was meets,” Glann it will be hard the only freshman said. on the girls varto qualify as a She hopes sity cross country team for state, to run a 4K in team, and she but it is not around 16:30, and is working hard impossible. wants to get in the to live up to the top 10 at regionals expectations. sophomore in order to qualify In order to preAshlyn Glann individually for pare for the season state. ahead, Glann Although there made it her goal are more cross country girls to run 400 miles in 10 weeks over the summer, planning to be than last year, only three are returning varsity runners. Glann finished on Aug. 28. still has high hopes for herself as “We have other kids that are well as the cross country team as trying to get 400 miles, too, but a whole. it is a good club to be in,” cross “It will be very hard to qualify country coach Richard Mick as a team for state,” Glann said. said. “But it isn’t impossible.” Whatever the accomplishment though, every goal has

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Senior Adam Kelsey (above) trains daily to attain 500 miles. Other members of the team (left) train during the summer to prepare for the season’s first meet in Manhattan on Sept.3rd.


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3 1. Sophomore Haven Helfrich warms up her vault at practice Aug. 17. The gymnastic team’s first meet is on Sept. 8 at home against Emporia. 2.Sophomore Megan Regier prepares to pass the ball during a drill at volleyball practice Aug. 15. The volleyball girls’ first game is Aug. 27. 3.Junior Jocelyn Cochran passes the ball to her partner during a passing drill Aug. 15. This is Cochran’s third year on the high school volleyball team. photos by DeAnna Opland

Upcoming competitions

• The first varsity football game is Sept. 2 at Maize. • The varsity boys soccer game is at home against Andover at Fischer Field on Aug. 27.

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Capturing summer’s memories, via Facebook

Juniors Austin Regier and Grant Walker, sophomore Ashlynn Hamm, senior Jenson Kingsley and sophomore Tyler Shelley (check spelling) Senior Tyler Robinson, junior Hana Robinson and freshman Josh Robinson Freshman Savannah Sailors

Sophomores Claudia Hernandez and Lelani Medina and seniors Janneth Rodriquez and Brenda Valdivia

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