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Happening NOW •Boys Tennis: JV and varsity 4 p.m. at Madison High School •Baseball: vs. Lincoln High School at Harmodon Park—varsity 5 p.m., JV 7 p.m. •Band and Chorus: Showcase Concert 7 p.m. in the Mary W. Summervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili Fritos, carrots •À la carte lines: French bread pizza, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in A-136. •German Club: Members will meet at 7:45 a.m. Friday in A-153. See adviser Britt Sampson prior to Friday if you wish to run for an officer position for next year. •Spanish Club: Members will meet for their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at 3:10 p.m. Friday in A-154. All current and former club members welcome. •Drama Club: Officers will meet at 3:10 p.m. Monday in the Little Theatre.

Other Reminders •Link Crew: Is now accepting applications for next year’s group that will lead freshman orientation. See the link in e-mail to apply by Wednesday. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Green and Emily VanBockern Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amy Walker Staff: Jada Cunningham, Aime Bita, Madi Forseth, Sidney Kennedy, Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . Carson Herbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Maham Shah 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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Student council, JROTC sponsor blood drive today

Community Blood Bank collects for local hospitals By Libby Nachtigal and Madi Forseth arriors will have the opportunity to save lives today as the Community Bloodbank Bloodmobile visits outside the teacher entrance doors. The WHS student council and Army JROTC group at WHS are sponsoring the visit by the bank. Students who are at least 17 years old, or 16 with a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian, were encouraged to sign-up and donate blood. Students should be in good health to donate and not participating in a spring sport. Donating qualified students may still find an open spot— ask at the registration table in the auditorium foyer.

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Photo by Madi Forseth GIVING LIFE—Principal Dan Conrad gives the thumbs up to encourage Warriors to donate as he prepares to be the first person to donate blood this morning on the bloodmobile. The Community Blood Bank is a non-profit cooperative service of Avera and Sanford Medical Centers in

Sioux Falls. Students donating should bring their IDs at the time of donation.

Warrior musicians return to old WHS By Lauren Green The top music groups at WHS including the Warrior Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir will travel downtown to the original home of WHS, now the Washington Pavilion, for their annual Showcase Concert tonight at 7 p.m. The groups will be showing off their hard work throughout the school year as they perform in the grandeur of the Mary W. Summervold Hall which seats 1,881. The concert hall features a large proscenium stage, complete superior sound and lighting systems and sits in what was once the auditorium and gymnasium space at Washington High School until 1992 at 12th Street and Main Avenue downtown. Choir director Jeff Spencer is ready for the performance tonight. “The Showcase Concert is an excellent opportunity for WHS students to perform at

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one of the region’s best venues,” Spencer said. Junior Jenalee Larson, a member of the Concert Choir, said she is excited for the concert tonight. “It is going to be nice singing in a beautiful facility and showing off all our hard work,” Larson said. Band director Mark Diischer said the event is a great opportunity for students and music fans. “Tonight’s concert is a great opportunity to see the top musical achievements of our top ensembles,” Diischer said. “The music will be outstanding, and the Washington Pavilion is the best performing venue in the state. I invite you to come out, even if you’ve never been to a concert like this before!” The event will culminate with a combination piece. Tickets will be available at the door tonight—$8 for students and $10 for adults.

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Young Republicans collect for those threatened by violence By Emily VanBockern The Young Republicans at WHS are collecting items including canned food as well as cash donations this week to benefit those at the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls. The Children’s Inn provides free services for victims of family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, neglect or sexual assault. Adviser Britt Samson said this is the second try for the drive. “Our last Children’s Inn drive was poorly timed during the testing week and was not very successful,”

Samson said. “Thank you to the teachers, and possibly a few kids, who have brought items.” Samson therefore encouraged her group to try the drive once more, and to simplify it. “We are asking for either canned fruits, canned vegetables, or a cash donation,” Samson said. “Even a small amount of change kids may have in their pockets will add up.” Students are asked to bring donations to their first period class. Members will collect the items after school on Friday.

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Conformity can be dangerous—be yourself Today’s society is filled with stereotypes and expectations of how one must dress, eat and act. Both men and women are scared of stepping out of the box, afraid of what their peers will think of them. The need and desire to look good is one way that many conform to what society thinks is “normal.” Our bodies are on the brink of torture, starvation and mutilation by a plethora of weight loss diet plans. There is something very dangerous about societal conformity to look a certain way—we don’t Hear me. . . take time to truly celebrate who we are because we are trying to be Maham Shah just like everybody else. Not only does conformity center around our looks, but it also controls what we say and how we act. Our peers are not very welcoming to someone’s lifestyle that is not considered “normal.” People in our society have always jumped at the first opportunity to judge, scrutinize and misunderstand their peers—don’t let this foolishness stop you from being who you truly are. Beauty, individuality and uniqueness come in many different shapes, sizes, forms and choices. Have confidence in yourself to dress “out of the box.” Try that funky hairstyle, say whatever is on your mind and eat whatever you want. Being different is your right. Being different means being happy and content in your own skin. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once wisely said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Senior Maham Shah is proud to be herself.

McDonald’s looks to track diners By Samantha Bomkamp Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — You know a lot about McDonald’s, but McDonald’s doesn’t know much about you.

Technology Watch At least not yet. By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers — everything from what kind of burgers they prefer to how often they swing through the drive-thru. McDonald’s plans to use the information to customize the way it interacts with diners. Imagine, for example, having the McDonald’s app on your phone suggest a milkshake to go with your twice-weekly Quarter Pounder order. The ability to collect data on customers is important to McDonald’s, which is trying to reverse a years-long decline in customer traffic. The move also places the fast-food giant, which lagged behind in the race to introduce new technology like mobile ordering and payment, as a leader among chain restaurant companies in translating customer data into customized service. The use of this technology will tell McDonald’s where its advertising dollars work, and where they could be better spent. And a new stand-alone advertising agency has been created to help put it all together.

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