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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Happening NOW
•Softball: Doubleheader vs. Lincoln
6 p.m. at Sherman Park; JV Diamond
C, varsity Diamond B

Lunch Time at WHS
•Today’s lunch: Fish fillet 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
•Oral Interp: Will hold an organizational meeting at 3:10 p.m. today in
A-227. Current team and class members should attend along with anyone
else interested. See adviser Michelle
McIntyre with questions.
•FCA: Members will meet at 7 p.m.
Sunday at the Kenny Anderson shelter house. New members are welcome.
•Audition: For the first play of the
year, the mystery “And Then There
Were None,” at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in
the Little Theatre. Information and
audition packets are available from
director Fred Reiner in A-136.

Other Reminders
•Senior: Class co-chair petitions are
available in the student services office.
They must be returned by Friday.
•Homecoming: T-shirts are available
for pre-order during lunch periods
NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Nachtigal
and Emma Schultz
Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Keller
and Lexus Paulson
Staff: Sydney Arrington, Jeremy Nosbush,
Hannah Smith, Kevin Nelson, Jake Cranny,
Hayley Durland, Meg Wolstenholm
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. 2


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Chance of rain
High 81°

Mostly cloudy
Low 63°


Partly sunny
Scattered showers
High 85°

Library center of
student life at WHS

Book talks, author visits, place to work all part of mission
By Lexus Paulson, Meg Wolstenholm
and Hayley Durland
he library has always been a place to find
a good book, but today’s WHS library is
much more.
Providing a place for students to get wireless
access, do research, enjoy anime manga and more
is all part of the library’s mission.
Librarian Keri Smith is in her ninth year
leading the WHS library, and has been doing
book talks since the beginning. Each year Smith
starts by giving book talks to every freshman and
sophomore English class, along with most of the
ELL classes. When finished talking with those
students, she goes into various reading period
classes talking to all WHS students. She believes
that the book talks do have a positive impact.
“It gives students more ideas on what to read,
and find books that they are interested in,” Smith
said. “I also think it helps students that don’t like
to read enjoy reading a little more.”
WHS book checkouts have increased to over
40,000 books a year, and Smith said she reads
around 100 books a year herself, saying that a
few of hers from this summer were “Eleanor and
Park” by Rainbow Rowell, “Winger” by Andrew
Smith and “Fifth Wave” by Rick Yancey.
New features of the library include recently
completed summer hours, a new security system


Photo by Sydney Arrington
WORKING—Students including (back to camera, then counter-clockwise) sophomore Morea
Nichols, junior Alex Schumacher, sophomore Chris
Person and junior Cierra Spalding take advantage
of wireless access this morning in the library.
at the door and new sections for Classics and
Fast Reads. In the Classic section, students can
find all the books that will meet requirements for
a classic read in some English classes. The Fast
Read section has books with around 200 pages
that students will be able to get through quickly.
Next month, popular author Neal
Schusterman, author of the “Everlost” series, will
be visiting WHS. Details will follow.

Warrior softball team faces Pats
By Carter Keller
and Kevin Nelson
Warrior softball team members will face the first citychallenge of the young season
tonight as they take on the
Lincoln Patriots in a doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m.
tonight at Sherman Park in
Sioux Falls.
Both JV and varsity will be
in action tonight, with the JV
playing on Diamond C and

the varsity on Diamond B.
The Warriors opened the
season with two big wins
Monday, defeating Mitchell
8-0 and 13-0.
Junior Regan Sheldon said
the team has high hopes for the
season and for tonight’s games
with Lincoln.
“I believe it has the potential
to be a good contest, but if we
work hard, then we should come
out on top,” Sheldon said.

Senior Michaela Mayer said
she also has high hopes for the
team this year.
“I think the team will be
good this season with a lot of
returning players,” Mayer said.
The Warriors are working
toward a third-consecutive
state championship this season
and will try hard to handle the
pressure associated with continuing their winning streak
into the new season.


• News of Washington

Warrior Life

By Brady Daly

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Soon, you’ll begin the next chapter in your life.
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Page 2

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Is technology really
out to get us all?
I’ve come to a conclusion, Warriors.
Our friends from the older generation—read that as
our parents—are technologically challenged.
Now, not all of them have a difficult time. But there are
a lot of those who are taking a ride on the struggle bus when
it comes to iPads, iPhones, and now, Chromebooks.
In my house, we recently got an iPad. Although I really
love using it, at first I was skeptical. “Magically,” my phone
was synced to the
new technology,
Hear me. . . and soon all of
my texts and
contacts were
being received
Jack Nachtigal
via iPad. You
could say I was
a little… frustrated.
So was this the work of Apple trying to get back at me
for using a new Chromebook? Or were my parents just a
tad confused when they first set it up?
The world may never know, but I think I have a hunch
as to what might have happened. With technology getting
more and more advanced and complex each and every day,
I think everyone should be updated and synced with it as
well, so it might not be all bad.
Yes, Warriors, this means you’ll have to spend a little
bit more time with those that are a little slower with the
complicated technology. Try to think of it as a… bonding
experience? I’m not going to lie, though, I myself am still
getting used to the Chromebook. Converting from Mac to
Google is a weird transition.
You know what they say, though. “Once you go Mac,
you can never go back.”
Junior Jack Nachtigal hopes you always have a speedy internet connection.

Will anyone
wear new
smart watches?
By Paresh Dave
Los Angeles Times
Young adults tend
to be early adopters of
new technology. But as
Samsung Electronics
Co. reportedly prepares
to unveil its Gear smart
watch next month, it
could run into a barrier
among young users who
have grown up with timetelling cellphones in their
pockets instead of watches around their wrists.
“A lot of the millennial behavior is transitory,” said Jeffrey Cole,
director of the Center
for the Digital Future.
“But as people age, they
still are not wearing
watches, and we’ll begin
to find out next month
if that behavioral change
is transformational.”


“People right now
don’t think they want
wearables,” he said.
“People also don’t realize what they want, and
we believe having the
Internet right at our level
24/7 is going to be a
compelling proposition.”
The emerging problem
is that everyone’s starting to dig in their heels
against privacy intrusions
and the blurring lines
between work and play.
Having a talking, tracking and texting watch
isn’t about to make things
easier for consumers.
Gadget manufacturers
could help by improving features such as user
profiles and account
switching to help people
segregate work and
personal tasks. A smart
watch, for example,
could automatically stop
corporate email notifications during lunch or
while the device’s sensors
determine that the person is exercising.

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