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DECEMBER 18, 1987



Dreher to Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary Hall of Fame, Assembly Planned for Celebration Dreher High School will soon celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. A number of activities are in the planning stages, according to

Carolyn Brown, chairperson. On Sunday, March 6, 1988, a program will be presented in Dreher's auditorium. Miss Christine Webb, former principal, is chairperson of that committee.



alumnus and current school board member, will serve as master of ceremonies.

In conjunction with the an-

High School Hall of Fame will be established. The names and brief notes about former Dreher students of note will be displayed in a location accessible to visitors.

A number of present Dreher organizations will also participate in projects to celebrate the fiftieth year. The school yearbook The Blue Devil will have as its theme "Fifty Years and the Tradition Continues:' ac-

cording to Christina Petrusick, faculty advisor.

niversary celebration, a Dreher

Seniors Pick Superlatives by John Ferrick Mmmm t mmmm


Rae McPherson looks on as


educators experience American cafeteria

food. (Photo by Helen HiII)

Japanese Teachers Tour School And Compare Different Educational Systems by Matthew Fitzer Earlier this month, Dreher was the setting for an exciting cultural exchange. Eight of Japan's finest teachers, fresh from their journeys to East Germany and Spain, came to Dreher to observe the American

educational system. The educators were touring American schools in hopes of learning about new teaching methods, school administration and management, working conditions, school faculty equipment, and teachers' unions.

While this experience was a unique opportunity for the Japanese to learn about different aspects of education, it also presented Dreher with a chance to learn about the visitors form the Far East and their experiences. Tsuneo Yamanaka, the only English-speaking member of the delegation, mentioned that the East German students differed from the Americans in that "they sit straight and are very eager to learn~'

Yamanaka was impressed, however, with the individualism of the Americans, both in their dress and in the learning process. "Everything is done in groups in Japan;'

Yamanaka coo-

tinued. "Learning your role in groups is very important~' Group dynamics in the

greater class size in Japan,

people, but now the respect is going down:' He also explained that, like in the United States, great controversy exists over the relatively small salaries of teachers.

about forty-five students per

Yamanaka, however, was not

Japanese classrooms are em-

phasized largely because of the

While there are many differences between the Japanese and

at all dissatisfied with his career choice and his reasons for teaching are simple: "I love chil-

American educational systems,

dren. I love

Yamanaka also cited many

While the best teachers of the United States and Japan may use completely different styles and methods, they do share one important quality-a love for their profession.



Yamanaka mentioned the diminishing respect for teachers in Japan: "Twenty years ago

teachers were respected by many

Every year the senior class votes on students that embody \';Ci traits: senior superlatives. The process of voting on senior superlatives is a long and arduous one.

First, the senior editor for the yearbook decides on categories that fit the senior class for that year. Then nominations are

taken, and ballot sheets are formed. Then the senior class votes. This year the senior class has elected the following as senior superlatives:

Best All-Around: Read Folline and Wendy Owen Most Popular: Howard Adams and Caryn Siegfried

Most Athletic: Corey Creech and Cynthia Haggins Friendliest: Randy Jones and Trina Topshe Wittiest: Ashley Powell and Monique Richardson Most Loquacious: Andrew McClaine and Adriene Cowden Best School Citizen: George Johnson and Ann Margaret Harvey Best Dressed: Cal Dent and Christine Verigood Most Courteous: Bo Bagwell ~ and Jocelyn Green t . Most Spirited: Hart Raley ~ and Michelle Fast Best Looking: Preston Pear- 'T man and Caroline Coleman Most Likely to Succeed: Matthew Fitzer and Tara Grookett


Key Club Wins Contest, Collects a Thousand Cans by Helen Hill Five Dreher clubs collected 1,312 nonperishable food items during the November can drive. The Key Club challenged all other organizations to bring the most items to be donated to the South Carolina Committee Against Hunger. With exactly 1000 cans, the Key Club won its own contest. Other clubs which participated

were the Anchor Club, Student Council, the Literary Magazine Staff, and the National Honor Society. Lorgean Graham from the S. C. Committee Against Hunger was pleased to see so many cans as students loaded them into a pickup truck. They will be placed in Christmas baskets for needy people in Columbia.

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S.C. Needs Better Subs byMatthew Fitzer When a student is absent from school, the school day goes on as usual. When a teacher is absent, however, the entire class is disrupted. While the system dictates that a substitute teacher will come in and distribute an assignment, the truth is that plan usually does not work. The reason this plan is sometimes faulty is that often the substitue teacher is more of a disruption to the class then a stabilizing factor. The job of a substitue teacher is not an easy one. It requires an abundance of patience and an excellent rappon with teenagers, qualities that are not found in the average person. For this reason, the average person should not be hired as a substitute teacher; however, because substitute teaching is a very stressful job and not a high salary position, often the district is forced to play with the cards dealt tbem. This situation presents but another example of the effects of malsuppon in South Carolina education and, subsequently, the reason our educational system is so poorly regarded.

Incentive Is Very Useful hy Preston Bost In a recent NEWSWEEK editorial, a distraught mother/professor denounced a program that had just been instituted at her children's school. Apparently, Lincoln Schools's "positive-incentive program;' designed to encourage children to behave properly and to study conscientiously, resulted in her children's bringing home prizes -- candy, cookies, and stickers among them -- prizes awarded for eating lunch, learning the alphabet, and picking up trash. At a Cleveland High School, officials are providing incentives for good grades -- incentives dear to the hearts of American teenagers: money. $40.00 for an A. $20.00 for a B. $10.00 for a C. The money accumulates in a fund reserved for college or vocational education. NEWSWEEK's angry editorialist was appalled by these programs, claiming they will corrupt children and accusing school officials of operation under the assumption that children are "so materailistic, so unmotivated and lazy that they will not learn without a brib~' Where else have you seen "bribes" disguised as incentives? AT&T, Tupperware, and IBM use incentive programs designed to boost performance and increase productivity. Fast-food restaurants reward "Workers of the Month~' In the business world incentives appear to be beneficial both to the company and to the workers -- employees respond when offered bonuses for exemplary performance. Why not provide incentives for students? Already there are teacher and principal incentive programs being tested in South Carolina. As to the debate over such a program's ability to corrupt or to encourage, it is possible that the angry mother places too much emphasis on the program's potential effect. Basically, if a school-age child has been taught to be courteous and studious and regularly practices these habits, an incentive program simply reinforces what he has learned. If, however, a child has not been taught appropriate behavior, perhaps, just possibly, an incentive -- a sticker or a dollar -- will begin a process of learning, encouraging studying, conscientious behavior, and consideration for others. Once the student has lollipop in his hand as a bonus for assisting another student, perhaps he will notice the less tangible results of his effon: reciprocal consideration from others, self-satisfaction, and the joy of a job well done.

Aggie Finds Perfect Match And Suggests Daily Showing

Santa Lives Every Day In All Generous Parents hy Preston Bost

In 1897, Frank Church began an editorial with these words: "...Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they Dear Aggie, abound and gives to your life its highest beauty and joy.' My face is a red garden of Love and generosity and devotion. During Christmas season, leaky pores and pimples. Peo- many people are filled with a sincere, but fleeting, feeling of ple break out just thinking generosity -- especially toward those who are less fortunate than about me. Help. they are. But have you given consideration to those "Santa Violent Face Clauses" in your community who exhibit love and generosity and devotion all year round? Have you ever been hospitalized? Do you remember the volunteers who delivered the flowers or brought the books and Dear Face, magazines--perhaps a fluffed¡ pillow? Their love of people comJust shave daily, enroll in one pels them to donate their time to the hospitals, bringing smiles of Columbia's prestigious pri- and laughter and caring to those who are ill. vate schools, and quit living beWere you aware that there are many professionals--doctors, psyhind the VA. chologists, lawyers, and others--who are willing to donate their time and talent to those who need help desperately, but cannot pay? This generosity provides counseling, care, and support to those who need help in the face of overwhelming odds. Dear Aggie, Think about the churches and other charitable organizations. I don't like people very much All year--every year--they sponsor projects designed to help the and I especially don't like you. needy both at home and abroad. They build houses for the homeI don't enjoy giving or peace or less, and they hold seemingly endless drives to collect food and anything but I like to take clothing and other supplies for the needy. Their generosity prothings ungratefully from friend- vides hope for those who, despite their efforts, are finding it imly people, especially obese rela- possible to meet their own needs. tives. With Christmas coming Have you looked at your teachers lately? You'll find them in up I kind of feel guilty about many places in addition to their classrooms. They'll be in many the whole thing. Help me out. places in addition to their classrooms. They'll be sponsoring clubs, Roadkill Bob chaperoning field trips, spending weeksends on the road with a math team, coaching sports teams, coaching academic teams that are preparing for competition--activities for which they receive little Dear Bob, or no tangible rewards. Your're a real hot pick. Call Their devotion to their profession and to their students comme sometime. pels them to give of their time and themselves above and beyond their classroom resposibilities. Finally, think of your parents. For years, they have been perDear Aggie, forming the duties of all these groups--the volunteers, the profesI have bad problems with sionals, the charitable institutions, and the teachers. Their love grammar and I can't seem to get and generosity and devotion have compelled them to give of themrid of it. I know that it can be selves time and time again to make their children's lives that much seen how it is bad to accidental- better. ly use a preposition to end a So, at this Christmas season, we owe a word of thanks to all sentence with. But I just can those year-round USantas" for whom the secret of Christmas is never get my English papers to (to paraphrase an old holiday song) not the things you do at Christwrite right. My English teacher mastime but, rather, the Christmas things you do all year through. says that my papers are word "Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa salad. Claus!... Thank God, he lives, and he lives forever.' Signed: Concerned Student

Dear Salad, You are too zany for words, I can't really help you because you are basically pretty stupid. Nobody really writes that badly and I think you just wrote that on purpose so you could have your name in the paper. Please do not do this again or I will burn you down. Aggie

Blue Print Staff Editor-in-chief. Matthew Fitzer Assistant editor Preston Bost John Ferrick & Tiffanie Scott News editor Feature editors Helen HiII & Malcolm Maclachlan Clubs editors Susan Campbell & Missy Hinson Sports editors Bo Bagwell & Andrew Schulz Cartoonist ...........â&#x20AC;˘............. Malcolm Maclachlan Photographers ........â&#x20AC;˘....... Helen HiII & M. A. Phifer Faculty advisor Gerald Floyd


DECEMBER 18, 1987


Steps for Peace on Earth Are Not Impossible To Do This Christmas Season by Helen Hill Peace on Earth. We sing it at Christmas, eggnog in hand, while we stand close to our friends and family in warm, safe homes. But on Chrsitmas day, as on every day, the world will spend over one billion dollars on military arms. This will add to the stockpile of weapons which is already greater than the world's stockpile of food. On Christmas day, over 10,000 people will starve to death. Single 20-megaton nuclear bombs exist today which have more destructive power than the total of all the explosives used in all of the wars in human history. In an all-out nuclear war, 260 million civilians would die in America and the Societ Union alone. It is likely that after such a war the earth could no longer support life. MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) is the theory that no one will start a nuclear war because to do so would be suicide. But this is as uncertain as the predicted damage of a nuclear war. A group called the Union of Concerned Scientists has predicted that a nuclear war by the year 2000 is not only possible or probable but is almost

certain. These facts are frightening and upsetting because this world full of trees, fish, squirrels, butterflies, and sunlight is beautiiul. And because people dance, sing, wink, paint, talk, and smile. They also hope and dream of peace despite the real situation. Here are some ways to be a peacemaker and put your concern into action: I. Write a letter to the President of the United States and let him know you care about your

Studying hard -- Ashley Mullis, Stephanie Avery, Stepbanie Dowdey, and Julie Abbott clown around during Mrs. Stepp's French class. (Photo by Helen Hill)

world. Address your letter to: The President, The White House, Washington, D.C. 20500. Send another letter to the Soviet leader. 2. Get to know Russians 'as real people. Have a photo taken of you and your family in the by Malcolm Maclachlan living room of your home. Print Tiffany"I Think We're Alone first names under each face in Now" the photo (include pets). Yes, this is a song, not an alAttach your address on a bum. If you knew that give seperate piece of paper and yourself a lollipop. I couldn't send both to: Soviet-American find anyone who would admit Photo Exchange, 325 9th Street, they owned this album so the San Francisco, CA 94103. You song will have to do. The only will receive in return a photo of other alternative was to buy it a family in the Soviet Union. myself. Yeah, right. 3. Get rid of "national eneHow to listen to this song: mies" by making them your cover yourself with several layfriends. To get an international ers of Saran Wrap, put on a pen pal, write to: World Pen blindfold and a pair of earPals, World Affairs Center, phones, and lie down. Wait 24 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Malcolm's Music Massacre

HOLIDAY PUZZLE by Mattbew Fitzer Plug the letters from the tree stem into the answer and solve the holiday riddle.




3. 4. 5. 6.

GJ GJ I. You are in trouble if you are proudest of this grade.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

A very useful conjunction. Raised to the third power. Second full month of school. The best policy on report card day. What students with cars have that carless students don't have.

Another name for one of Santa's little helpers is




Suite 1214, Barringer Building 1338 Main Street Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 254-2260

For several weeks now, students--and teachers--have been eagerly anticipating the winter vacation. What, precisely, have they been looking forward to? Several of Dreher's students were asked to write down the two or three things that they liked most about the winter holidays. Here are some of the responses: Johathan Watterson: Getting temporary relief of the midjunior-year burnout, cold weather, and exchanging gifts with my buddies. Cindi Bassard: Christmas, getting out of school, and the food. Doug McClure: Rest, getting out of Columbia, and leaving school (which I usually end up wanting to go back to fairly soon). Rodney Hill: The cold weather, no more sweat. Tracy Price: Leaving your book in the locker, having your birthday and Christmas very close together, sending Christmas cards to family and special friends who are unable to share such a joyous occasion with you.

God stonewash everything you own dye your hair red). This could be very ungood, especially if you're male. Short of sensory deprivation, there is only one thing that could make me enjoy this song: HI think we're alone now (alone nowooh) There doesn't seem to be anyone... Wait, we're not alone...aaaaahh! (Hack!Slash!Cut!) I think I am dead now (dead nowooh) My vital organs don't seem to be anywhere around"

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Vacation Expectations Include Sleep and Crowds by Preston 80st


hours. Then have someone play it continuously through the earphones. "Wow, this is neat:' you say. "All these flashing colors across the variegated purple skyline of the universe of green elephants in Volvo station wagons getting good gas mileage while Darth Vader is blasting me with his convoluted light sword to the bouncing beat. Give me more of this music!" Unforturnately, in this state you will be vulnerable to the subliminal messages (Tiffany is

Ben Reed: No school, the food, and football games every day for two weeks. Melinda Lodges: Sleeping late in the morning, having some time to myself, and Christmas carols. Anthoney Grant: No school, the bowl games, and the food. Christopher Weaver: The gifts on Christmas day, the cold mornings, and the good will thaI comes with the Christmas holidays. Andy Fields: Food, the presents, and no school. Maria Weinrich: Snow, getting out of school, and getting out of Columbia. Karl Moody: Getting out of school, hoping for snow, and the presents. Toni Orosz: Being with my friends for two weeks, all the lights and the spirit, and the mad crowds at the malls. Maisha Gunter: The BREAK, the FOOD, and the peace of togetherness. Sasha Akhavi: Sleeping late, not getting up early, and dreaming of sugarplums until late in the morning. Joel Padden: No school, and [OIS of food. Ian Deysach: College basketbaU, and the footbaU playoffs.

Pink Floyd 1 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason" The big question about this album was over how they would sound without Roger Waters. The band proper now consists of only David Gilmore and Nick Mason, but they are assisted by a ridiculous 17 guest muscicians and a whole bunch of other people I've never heard of (with the questionable exception of keyboard is Richard Wright and mixing technician Andrew Jackson). This doesn't seem like Pink Floyd anymore, although they must be impressive in concert. The first song sounds like either searching for the Loch Ness monster in a wooden rowboat with a one-billion megabyte laser fish finder or slogging through the marsh of a distant planet with a guitar. So what else is new. Pink Floyd is as much a psychedelic poetic experience as music. This album is less political than those before it, although musically it is among the best. The main problem is that Gilmore does not have as good a voice as Waters. On the "A New Machine" tracks he becomes positively annoying. This album is missing something, mainly Roger Waters, and I doubt they'U make a movie. But hey, at least they didn't replace him with Michael Jackson. $6.99

DECEMBER 18, 1987



Washington-Farmed Valance To Play Dreher's Prom by Susan Campbell Members of the Prom Club went to Charlotte recently to choose a band for the prom in May, according to Carol Owens, faculty advisor. Valance is the band selected for this year's prom. The seven-member band was originally formed as a sixmember group on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in Washington, D. C. Valance is noted for its strong

Kicked OUI?--A sedale David MacMillan lounges in lhe foreign language hall. (Photo by Helen Hill)

Columbia Students Enjoy Heat and Predict No Snow by John Ferrick

New Faculty Support Group to Meet After School on Thursdays to Openly Discuss Problems with Troubled Youth by Susan Campbell A new support group is presently in operation at Dreher High School. The purpose is to help students who have problems at home, those who are depressed, those who have thought of suicide, or students who just need someone to talk to. Students can now obtain help by meeting any Thursday afternoon in the Guidance Center. Faculty advisors are Sue Elliott, John Hogan, and Randy Rowe. The support group is here not to give advice, but to listen. Everything that is said will be taken seriously, and nothing will be repeated outside the group, according to Ms. Elliott. The meetings will not focus on one specific topic. Participants will talk openly about any subject, although they will not be forced to talk if they

don't choose to. Interested students should

some to the Guidance Center on Thursdays after school.

People with Power Make New Year's Resolutions by Helen Hill Forgetting New Year's resolution is as easy as not writing 1988 on work during the first week back at school. But, we still make them. Here are the resolutions of our student body president, Ashley Wilson, and some members of the administration at Dreher: Ashley Wilson: I. To not let senioritis affect the way my grades turn out. 2. To not lose touch with all the friends I've made at Dreher while I'm in college. 3. To do well in college.

Ms. Power: To quit smoking completely! I think that's enough. Mr. Floyd: I. To be more consistent with nutrition and exercise. 2. To read more books for fun. 3. To take time to smell the roses. Ms. Boone: I. To do more work for the community. 2. To continue to improve my religious education. 3. To work harder with my education program. Ms. Amma: I. To be more patient. 2. To get thinner. 3. Not to try to do more than I can do.

display of popular music, energelic stage act, and original music. The group has opened for concerts in the Southeast and has made a number of appearances at universities and colleges. Last year this band performed at Spring Valley High School's prom. The band plays songs from such groups or singers as Timex Social Club, Van Halen, Robert Palmer, Run DMC, Genesis, INXS, and Marvin Gaye.

December is upon us and the New Year is just around the corner. Once again I think Columbia will neglect its job of having a "White Christmas". This truly hurts me. Having been born in the North, I fondly remember building a snowman and playing in the snow. Winter was one of the best times of year. Evidently, people in South Carolina don't feel the same way about snow that I do. The following people were asked, "Do you prefer snow or tropical heat? Do you think it will snow this Christmas?" Maria Weinrich: I like rain. Caroline Coleman: 1 prefer tropical heat. It will not snow, it will sleet. Theresa Hurt: I like tropical heat better. No, it will never

Omega Society says, "Don't be 'Dreher'Yi have a hilarious holiday."

snow in Columbia. Lisa Giles: I prefer tropical heat rather than snow. I think it might snow but I'm pretty sure it will sleet. T. J.: I prefer tropical heat, then the whole world would be like the islands. Bridget McKivergen: Tropical heat --- it's easier to drive in. Cal Dent: Tropical heat and sunshine. Heck no, it won't snow. (Poet and don't know it.) Benji Guy: Tropical heat in the summer. Snow in the winter. It better snow. Kristin Felder: Tropical heat, or course. Beth Kennedy: HEAT! --- Of course it won't snow. Airlie Sattler: I prefer tropical heat in the winter and snow all the time. David Oakland: Tropical heat. Whenever it snows, the water always gets in my shoes.

'Hope Your Holiday has the 3 'I(.s : rest, revival, and rejoicingl Mrs. Brown

Camping and Backpacking Club Elects Officers by Jane Dough Susan Campbell has been selected president of the Camping and Backpacking Club. The two faculty sponsors are Cheryl Sigmon and David Nelson. So far the club has planned to go kayaking in the USC swimming pool and probably canoeing in the Congaree Swamp. Other officers include Tiffartie Scott, vice president; Kim Huffman, secretary; and Benji Weeks, treasurer. Scott said, "The Camping and Backpacking Club isn't the biggest club here, but it's the

most fun;' "We have the greatest time going on trips and doing things like white-water rafting and horseback riding. The best

thing about the club is that after each trip everyone feels closer to everyone else in the club:' she added.


~! Mrs. Stuckey

Dear Paco! America has been Y3 less peaceful since you left! Love, Helen and Miriam

Book Her--LibrarianlForensics Coacb Kalhy Sulusky paddles hard tbrough lhe vast sea of paperwork that accompanies her positions. (Photo by Helen Hill)

DECEMBER 18, 1987



Students Express Radio Preferences by Missy Hinson Radio is a very popular media among teenagers. In Columbia there are many different radio stations to choose from. The listening tastes of Dreher students are very diversified. This is reflected in the various stations the students choose to listen to. When asked to give. their favorite radio station and why they listen to that station, students had the following replies: William Hernandez: WNOK, because they're always playing music. You know, they don't talk a lot like some dumb radio stations. Chris Hudson: The Big DM, because their music is fresh. Ardee Johnson: WNOK, because the radio is stuck on it! Rodney Hill: WWDM, "The Big DM;' because they're "bad~' J ames London: 102.3, because they're the only station

I've ever heard "Klassic Kiss" on. David Michaux: EZ 93 because it plays soft love songs. Kurt Strazkins: K 95 or WUSC, because they play my band's music. Melina Lewis: WWDM, because they've got love. Heather Helms: WNOK, because they have decent dj's, and their music isn't half bad. Jenny Wilson: Fox 102, because I like their contests. Keith Reese: WOIC, because I like to "rock 'n roll~' Julia Eccles: I never listen to one exact station. Darby Jenkins: QI07 in Charleston, because it has a good morning show. Lance Reigner: 104.7, 'cause I'm too lazy to change it. Dawn Harris: WNOK, because it's just the best. Maria Weinrich: 90.5 WUSC, because the deejays aren't obnoxious.

Melinda Loges: Fox 102, because they play older, faster music, and they don't playa lot of soul. Chris Weaver: C 103, because they play the most music. Doug McClure: WMFX, becuase it's the only one in Columbia that's half good. Doug Taylor: WWDM, because I've been listening to it for years. Ronald Mack: Big DM, because they are hot! Monique Richardson: C 103, because they push it real good. Andrew McClain: WCOS, because they played country when country wasn't cool. Mieoki Corbett: WCOS, because they play some good country music. Earlene Nixon: WWDM, because they playa large variety of good music and they play old and new music. Darlene Nixon: The Big DM, because it plays some Cool J.

Scholarships Are Available for Students by John Ferrick College costs more these days than it ever has. Parents and students are horrified by the amount of monel' they must spend. Bennington College in Vermont is the most expensive college in the United States. It costs in the neighbothood of $20,000 a year to attend this private institution. What is the answer to this expensive problem? Scholarships and financial aid are the only resources available to those of us who have too many scruples to rob a bank. The majority of scholarships (95'70) are for specific colleges. These colleges are mostly instate. There are also "generic scholarships" which can be used for any college and are usually made up of essay contests and the like. To receive a scholarship, usually a person must be in the top 15% of their class, haave high SAT scores, or haave talent. Notification of these scholarships comes through the scholarship bulletins, the weekly bulletin, the morning announcements, stuents request, or the college. Talent Search is a federally funded program for students seeking financial aid. Every

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If you can identify the 16 languages of each word for Peace, write them on a sheet of paper (in the right order) with your name and turn it in to Mr. Floyd in room 205. You will be recognized in the next Blue Print.

Monday a person from Talent Search comes to Dreher. Anyone interested in scholar-

ship or financial aid can find out more by contacting the Guidance Office.

Forensics Not Just Debate by Missy Hinson When the word "debate" is mentioned most people envision two speakers arguing over topics usually pertaining to some political disagreement. This, however, is not necessarily true for Dreher's Forensics club. Forensics---or as most refer to it, "debate team'~-- includes not only debates, but also several other areas of oratory. The first area, debate, is broken down into three different categories. Varsity debate is for expert debaters; junior varsity is for students with some experience; and novice is for debaters with no experience. The two-person teams argue policy issues. Another type of debating is Lincoln-Douglas, Named for the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, the arguments center around moral issues. This form of debate involves one-an-one confrontation between two opposing sides. One very popular event is extemporaneous speaking. This event involves the preparation and oral interpretation of a four to seven minute speech from a topic chosen by the participant. The speaker draws from a group of topics, and then spends thirty minutes preparing his or her speech. Topics usually involve current events. Another event is interpretation. This event is broken down into dramatic interpretation (d.i.) and humorous interpreta-

tion (hoi.). Dramatic interpretation involves the memorization of a printed piece. The piece usually involves different characters. The speaker must use only his or her voice to convey the feeling of the piece. Humorous interpretation involves the same preparation as d.L except for a difference in oratory material. The material for doio is usually serious while material for h.i. is usually humorous. Other events that are not so common at debate meets include impromptu, preparation of a two to four minute speech on a topic drawn by the speaker; original oratory, a speech given on a topic chosen by the speaker; and congress, an exercise involving use of the democratic process. Dreher's debate team usually attends 10-15 tournaments a year. All fees are paid by school funds. Kathy Sutusky, the Forensic's sponsor, feels that participation in the club is very beneficial to students. Says Sutusky, " It helps students develop speaking skills, and it also helps them with school work:' She feels that debate and extemporaneous speaking are particularlybeneficial for students wishing to develop organizational skills and time management skills. Although Forensics is very time-consuming, it can prove to be both enjoyable and rewarding. Sutusky believes that students will learn to work together towards the attainment of a common goal through their experiences in Forensics.

Before and Afler -- Marcia Hendrix has sponsored lhe Anchor Club for 18 years. Here she is pictured near the beginning and end of those years.

Hendrix Sponsors Anchor Club for Eighteen Years by Matthew Fitzer Marcia Hendrix has sponsored the Anchor Club for eighteen years, the longest current sponsorship of any nonsports-related extracurricular activity at Dreher. Hendrix, who has also sponsored the forensics team and served as the girls' tennis coach, explains, however, that she does not offer an abundance of input to the organization. "I am only an advisor in the strictest sensC;' explains Hendrix. "I deliberately disinvolve myself from some activities:' Hendrix believes that leadership skills, among other traits, are better developed without the interference of a faculty advisor and adds that the parent organization only utilizes a faculty advisor because it is mandated under district policy. Hendrix also tries to incorporate her"hands off" philosophy in the classroom where she stresses the importance of group dynamics and inter-student instruction. Many members of the Anchor Club, not to mention Hen-

drix's students, might be interested to know Hendrix was the host of a prime-time television show on CBS affiliate Channel 19 in the late '70's. A recipient of a Masters degree from the University of Miami, she would introduce the show, which featured old movies, with a short story or explanation of certain parts of the film. "It presented a problem sometimes:' Hendrix explains. "Because I was an entertainer at night, some students expected me to entertain In the classroom:' As for now, Hendrix is out of the entertainment business and concerntrat;ng on school and the Anchor Club, which is now planning an important project for the support of old people. She is enjoying her position and does not see herself leaving the Anchor Club in the near future. As a result, Anchor Club member,: will continue to enjoy the freeaom and responsibility that have enabled the club to consistentiy produce some of the school's finest leaders.


Calculus Association Names Petrusick President by Mallhew Fitzer Dreher teacher Christina Petrusick was recently elected president of the South Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers. Petrusick, who has edited the organization's newsletter for three years, will lead the associ-


at ion in its primary function of distributing information about the year's Advanced Placement exam to schools around the state. The recipient of Dreher's 1985-86 "Teacher of the Year" Award, Petrusick hopes that her position will bring Dreher's math program added recognition.







DECEMBER 18, 1987

Key Club Sponsors Mr. Legs Contest Including Students, Teachers, and Cat by John Ferrick On November 30, 1987, the Key Club started its week-long Mr. Legs Contest. The contest was organized to raise money for charity. The Legs Project was headed by Maria Weinrich. It was originally decided that it would cost ten cents to vote. However, many people made greater contributions for their choice of legs, paying up to (and more than) a dollar.

The first day for the contest, the court yard was swarming with many voters. Weinrich commented that they had run out of jars to put the money in. The brave males who put their legs on the line are Randy Owens, Peter Knight, Malcolm Maclachaln, Bill Thorpe, Randy Rowe, Andrew Schulz, Bo Bagwell, Harold Phillips, Terry Watson, George Johnson, Shannon Ziegler, and Tiger the Cat.

Weinrich said of the contestants, "They're nice and most of them were more shy than I expected them to be~' When asked about a Miss Legs Contest, Weinrich stated, "We decided that a Mr. Legs Contest wouldn't be taken as seriously. We didn't want a pageant. This is just for fun'" Bo Bagwell placed first in the contest, with Tiger the Cat coming in at a close second. Terry Watson took third place.

Math Team Shines at Winthrop College by Missy Hinson The Math Team is a shining example of academic excellence at Dreher. The team, which consists of Matthews Fitzer, Preston Bast, Tara Grookett, David Oakland, Jean Toal, Amy Simmons, and Van Va, recently made an outstanding showing at the Winthrop College math tournament. The Math Team, competing at Winthrop on November 21, placed third out of 55 schools from around the state. Only Irma and Brookland-Cayce High School placed above the Dreher team. The members also did quite well individually. Out of 350 competitiors, Fitzer placed seventh; Simmons placed seventeenth; and Toal placed twentieth. The team, which is sponsored by Christina Petrusick, practices once a week. The Math Helen and LuAnn say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to: Kim, Shannon, Jennifer, Stephanie, Molly, Becca, Chauncey, Greg, Yon, Tom, Jay, Slouch, Emerson, and Retard.




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the team is strong due to the contributions of every member. With the strength of each individual, the math team looks to have a very successful season.

Beatles and Smiles Might Help with Christmas Blues by Tiffanie Scott Christmas time. Big Deal. This seems to be the general attitude of teenagers around the holiday season. It is a time of your life when you begin to realize how great being a little kid was. You miss the anticipation of waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve and the joy of ripping open a 240-piece Leggo set. Yet just because you're all grown up doesn't mean you have to mope around with the Holiday Blues. So, if Jack Frost is nipping at your butt instead of your nose, try these ideas to cheer up your Christmas: 1. Die your hair green. This might not be your color, but the look on your mom's face will be enough to make anyone laugh. 2. Give someone a hug. 3. Instead of mistletoe, hang up your dog. You may not get a wet kiss, but you'll sure get a wet surprise. 4. Smile. 5. Make colored soap to give to your friends as presents and tell them it's candy. (This idea was inspired by McAlpin). 6. Listen to the Beatles. If you don't think this will make you happy, look what it did for Helen Hill. 7. Slick your hair back with Dippity 000 and see how fast

8. Cheer up. There are many other people who have much less than you.

What a pair -- Although they're no competition for the Rockettes, this pair of legs, belonging to Bo Bagwell, won first prize in the Mr. Legs contest. (Photo by Helen Hill)

Frank Horne's Poem Helps Restore Christmas Meaning by Tiffanie Scott With all of the modern novelties which surround us during the holidays, it is not surprising that so many people take Christmas so lightly. From Smurf Christmas specials to wet-n-cry baby dolls, there are

Yearbook StaffAnnounces Theme for 1988 Blue Devil by Susan Campbell The 1988 edition of Dreher's yearbook The Blue Devil will have as its theme "Fifty Years and the Tradition Countinues:' in honor of Dreher's fiftieth year, according to Christina Petrusick, faulty advisor. Tara Grookett is serving as

editor of the annual this year. Others include Kim Huffman as assistant editor and Kelly Chappell as co-editor. Currently the staff is working on a section dedicated to life outside Dreher. Students with interesting photos for this section should take them to Ms. Petrusick in room 227.

many advertising schemes which seem to pull us further from the meaning of Christmas. The most important parts we afe being drawn from are the ideas which surround it. We must try to remember that within the true spirit of Christmas lies the promise of peace, good will and, most importantly, hope. Christmas is hope. For that purpose, the following poem is being included in our Christmas issue: Kid Stuff The wise guys tell me that Christmas is Kid Stuff... Maybe they've got something thereTwo thousand years agn three wise guys chased a star across a continent to bring frnnkicense and myrrh to a Kid born in a manger with an idea iri his head And as the bombs crnsh all over lhe world today the real wise guys know that we've all got to go chasing stars again in the hope that we can get back some of that Kid Stuff born two thousand years ago.

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Hard Worker -- One of Dreher's most conscientious students, Ann Margaret Harvey is rolling up her sleeves to laminate some materials in lhe Media Center.

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DECEMBER 18, 1987

Dreherites Want Cars And Scuba Gear for Christmas by Helen Hill and Malcolm Machlachlan

Yes ma'am -- Jay Lawson salutes reading teacher Myra Miller as Mike Johnson fixes his. hair and Jennifer Mixon, Van Robinson, Tice Sumter, Kevin Williams, and Kevin Whitmore have a gener~ ally fun time. (Photo hy Helen Hill)

You Need Not Be a Yuppie to Enjoy Rare Movies at Five Points Theatre by Malcolm Maclachlan Have you ever found out about a great new movie opening up in New York that you really want to see? You check the paper every day, waiting expectantly for it to come to Columbia. And you wait and wait and wait. Months pass and you resolve to leave this hicktown as soon as possible. Well don't pack yet. There is a theater in Columbia which specializes in films made by independent companies, most of which not otherwise be availble in Columbia. Located in the 5-Points Bazaar, the Bijou has been open since February of 1986. "We wanted to bring movies back to 5- Points, and also offer something a little different, " says Ann Cargill and Glenn White, two of the eight owners of the Bijou. As the only other "artsy" theater in the Columbia area, the Bijou has been accused of being the Nickelodeons': "yuppie catering rival". CargiU counters this statement: "I'm too old to be a yuppie. We don't aim toward one particular group. We welcome everyone. I wouldn't call Sid and Nancy (which is about Sid Viscious, a heroin addicted punk musician) a yuppie movie. I suppose it's hard to avoid that label being located in trendy 5-points. The two theaters are, in reality, very different. The Bijou shows 35mm film, while the smaller Nickelodeon uses 16mm. This allows the Bijou to show first run films for periods of one to eight weeks; the Nick shows older films, each for only a few days. The films that the Bijou shows would usually not be available to the Nick for several months, and they have only conflicted over a movie

once. "There may be some competition, but we try to minimize it. There is certainly no antagonism on OUf part, and we

don't know of any on theirs. We believe there is a market for both theaters:'says White. Besides the fact that most of the movies they show are produced by independent filmmakers, as opposed to giant studios such as Paramount and Warner Brothers, the Bijous only criterion for choosing films is that they are good. The subjects range from UHollywood Shuffle;' a comedy by a black drama company that satires rascism in films, to "Matewan", which deals with socio-economic crisis in a Pennsylvania mining town. Some films do, however, fare better than others, says Cargill. "Very artsy or obscure movies tend not to do well. Neither do most with subtitles. "The movies that do the best are the ones that get a lot of press, such as uRoom With A View" and U She's Gotta Have

It:' The Bijou was chosen to be part of the Southern Circuit, in which theaters in five Southern MERRY CHRISTMAS AND SUCCESS IN 1988 TO PRESTON AND HYMAN AND THE ENTIRE JUNIOR CLASS

cities show award-winning films by independent Southern producers. Cargill's personal favorite was an experimental film speaking backwards, and the film itself played backwards for the audience. Despite this honor, the Bijou has had some problems. Greenstreet's a neighboring nightclub, occasionally produces enough noise to disrupt the show. However, the owners of both Greenstreet's and the Bazaar have been cooperative, and more soundproofing is on the way. The results of a membership drive in the form of season ticket coupons were disappointing and they have struggled from time to time. However, they have no plans of giving up. Their primary goal is to build up a loyal audience. So if you're looking for a certain movie that is not playing at any of the other theaters, your best bet is to check with the Bijou or move to New York.

Dreher students seem to know exactly what they want for Christmas. This survey answers the question UWhat do you want most for Christmas?" Let's hope we all remember that it's even better to give. The following people want, above all else, a car: Heather Allen, Trey Auld, Caroline Coleman (wreck-proof), Cal Dent, Rhonda Garrick, Sheila Gilmore (300ZX), Jeff Goodwin, Cynthia Haggins, David Harris (old and powerful) Heather Herbert (lROCZ), Noel Khare (small and unrusted), Bridget McKivergan, Jill Mockus (black Toyota 4x4), Julie Pipette (T-top RX7, candy apple red), Mike Shack, Xu Tram (Corvette). Jennifer Stucker: A one-way ticket to Spain. Joyce Gist: A real watch-one that doesn't float. Becky Padgett: I can't say, it might not come true...a new boy friend would be nice. Trey Valneta: To see my best friend, Frank or/an EA.O. Schwartz's $18,000 toy Ferrari. Van Va: A computer, ANY computer. Lu Ann Powell: AShar Pei puppy, but I'll settle for a new teddy bear. Helen Lee: A new piar of bear-feet slippers or a full length mink coat. Deanna Johnson: I want a black panther from New Zealand. Billy James: A lifetime supply of unleaded gasoline, and enough money to get me to first week and back. Barbara Hoy: A black lace teddy. John Webb: [ live without the encumbrance of needing physical luxuries; however, I'll probably get a modem for my computer. Duane Corpis: A paper to give Mr. Horne January 8 on

the Civil War. I wonder if Santa took American History? Mr. Horne: Peace (and quiet). Miss Scurry: A job that pays $! Liz Daniel: A twenty million dollar wardrobe. Terrance Jones: A kiss under the misletoe. Lisa Giles: I would like a red Mickey Mouse telephone and a bright yellow bubble gum machine full of gum. Tung Tran: A drum and Canon AE-I camera. April Bell: Someone to love and love me back. Kevin Hyne: A 1,000,000 watt bass stack. Kristin Felder: I want money for college next year. David Oakland: Scuba diving lessons, a hang glider, mountain climbing gear and love. Teresa Hurt: A tiger from Africa. Bridget McKivergen: A pair of sweats. Joe Rhett: My two front teeth. Cal Dent: A rolex and more patterned boxers. Benjie Guy: Everything, but I'd settle for a million dollars, world peace, or a sports car. Charlie Brown: The littl girl with red hair Monique Richardson: More mini skirts. Andrew McClaire: Love and more love from Tasha. Quinn Posey: A new V.S.c. jumpsuit. Randy Allen: A stereo. Michelle Hunter: I would like for my baby to come here healthy. Wanda Moseley: I want my little girl, Charlotte, to walk. Cheryl Davis: Money to go to France with Mrs. Stepp. Chavon Terebee: Contact lenses. Miriam Schoeman: I wish people would start thinking of others for once, and stop think ing only of themselves.



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GOOD LUCK, GAMECOCKS! Gator Bowl '87 Barbara Scott

93, 94 ... -- Faculty grunts and groans In an aerobic workout, yet still has enough strength to assign homework. Pictured are Sybil Knight, Sara Stepp, Lee Carson, Pat Bolin, Annie Nelums, Joyce Hughston, and Karen Dunson. (Photo by Helen Hill)



DECEMBER 18, 1987

New Runners' Club Offers Students And Faculty a Chance to Run to Stay Fit by Andrew Schulz

Late articles, huh? -- Tiffanie Scott oversees Malcolm Maclachlan's punishment. (Photo by Helen Hill)

In the past couple of years there has been a greater emphasis on being physically fit and slim. With this trend the popularity of aerobics, spas, racket clubs, and jogging has also increased. In tune with these trends Dreher offers an aerobics class for teachers and an all-new runners' club for bothj students and faculty. The runners' club is sponsored by David Nelson, coach of the cross-country team and an avid runners' himself. His idea for the runners' club came while coaching th'e cross-

country teams this year. Each day during practice, the runners would increase their distance running until at the end of the season they were able to cover much greater distances than when they started. In order to keep those runners in better shape over the off season, Nelson came up with the runners' club. Although keeping his runners in shape is part of the idea behind the club, by no means is the club only for those runners'. The club was designed to give anyone at Dreher who enjoys running a chance to fun. The clu b would not run

meetings where members were forced to practice like a regular team and cover certain distances. The main emphasis will be on alerting members of when races are occurring and any other general opportunities for them. The group will also not participate in any events as a team but rather as just a group of runners running together. Nelson hoped to take the emphasis out of running for competition and restore it to running for fun. After all, not everything has to be work.

Bowl Games Can Be Exciting But Costly Strong B-Squad Team Shows Promises for Great Season by Andrew Schulz This year the B-squad basketball team has gotten a good start and looks to be one of the better teams Dreher has had in a long while. Coach Charles Jenkins is optimistic about the season ahead and seems rather confident that the squad will go undefeated this year. The main reason for this confidence is the sheer talent of the players. T. C. Eliot, Keno Khoen, Demetrish Jenkins, Landis Washington, Wendle Sims, Devin Loeman, and John Amaker are all players with the experice of playing on the Hand team which won the district championship. This experience is evident in the players' excellence in fundamentals. With this large base of talent to build on, Jenkins has been able to spend more time on plays and on running defense rather than on teaching fun-

damentals. The only aspect of the team that worries him is the need for the players to get more aggressive under the boards on defense. Although the team is not blessed with tremendous size, the players have awesome speed and tremendous hustle. In the size category, Jenkins is looking to Terry Weeks who, although inexperienced, is big and shows a lot of potential. Jenkins looks to spend the rest of the pre-season working on getting in shape and installing new plays. He added, "BSquad is really a stepping block on the way to varsity, so we'll be using a lot of the same plays the varsity does~' The last thing the team needs to do before they begin their season is get in shape and play more like a team. Once that happens, there should be no other school in the state that can beat the B-squad Blue Devils.

Dean Experiences Success, Continues to Perform Well by Bo Bagwell Russell Dean may be one step away from the big time. The exBlue Devil athlete just finished a very exciting and successful season for the Lees-McRae junior college football team. Dean, who was Lees-McRae's leading receiver this year with 37 catches for 700 yards, led his team to a victory over Grand

Rapids Junior College in the junior college national championship game and caught the eyes of many division I scouts.

GOOD LUCK, TIGERS Cit:r<ClS Bowl '87

Barbara Scott

"Dean had been keeping in touch with old friends throughout the season and we watched his enthusiasm grow after each game;' said Danny Brooks. Coach Brooks, along with several friends of Dean's, made the trip to the East Tennessee State University football stadium to see the championship game as did 30,000 others. Dean didn't disappoint, either. He had five receptions for fifty yards including two very important catches on the most important and ultimately game-winning drive. He also played on special teams. Dean is definitely a division I prospect and his outstanding performance this season has given him an excellent chance to play for the University of South Carolina next year.

by Bo Bagwell Along with Christmas and

New Year festivities come the all important and higWy anticipat-

Dreher Defeats Chapin In Basketball Classic by Bo Bagwell

eiy high school in the region?

Uniforms? Check. Reeboks? Check. Warm-ups? Check. Basketballs? Check. Pillows? Pillows?? Why pillows? Well, it just so happens that the 1987 Hooparama was played in Irmo, owtherwise known as East Egypt, and the Blue Devil basketball players had to catch 40 winks on the long and winding road to the other side of the tracks. The players and coaches on the varsity basketball team were very anxious to get the season off to a good start and what better way than in front of ev-

Dreher played the third period of Hooparama against Chapin and defeated them 22-14. The Devils sported a wideopen style of offense that complicated their new, effective fullcourt pressure defense. Dreher's press caused many turnovers and led to several scores that put the period out of reach for Chapin's team. The solid performance by the basketball team leads one to believe that there will be some big victories for Dreher on this season's schedule.

Intramural Sports Needed by Andrew Schulz Although Dreher offers many different varsity and junior varsity sports, there is something missing from athletics, an in tram ural sports program. Intramural sports, although not quite the competitive level of athletics seen on the varsity level, appeal to more students and give more students a chance to participate. For students who are extremely gifted and physically fit, varsity sports provide the perfect opportunity for them to participate in organized athletic activity. For those not so fortunate as to be considered "athletic" intramural sports are an exciting and fun way to participate in sports. Although intramural sports are on a slightly lower level, varsity participants find them appealing as well. During the season, varsity atWetes seldom have time for other activities. Intramural sports give them a chance to participate in activities with friends for which they would not normally have time. Intramural sports are also a good solution for students who either do not want to play on the varsity level or who work and can not afford the tremendous, sporting events during school give them a chance to play sports and not sacrifice other activites in which they participate. In addition, intramural sports give students a chance to explore sports which they might not otherwise play. Sports such as gym hockey, lacrosse, and indoor soccer which are not offered on the varsity level make great intramural categories. Finally, the addition of intramural sports into Dreher's curiculum would give students something to do at lunch besides eat. On certain days lunch seems to last forever and being able either to participate in or watch a short athletic competition several times a week might add an interesting twist to school.

ed bowl games. These matchups of ranked and powerful football teams are truly the sign of the new year's arrival. Although some bowls are more prestigious than others, what fan isn't ecstatic to see his team involved in post-season play? In arguing with the enemy about the impending clash, the battle cry of a true zealot is, "Put your money where your mouth is!" Speaking from experience, I know that bowl games can becostly. So many times the friendly bet is wagered with the heart instead of the brain. No real fan could ever bring himself to acknowledge the shortcomings of his squad. What could be better than actually attending your favorite bowl game? What better way is there to show your undying loyalty than to wear silly looking clothes with team logos splashed all over them? Nothing. Tickets to these soirees are coveted. You have to pay ridiculous prices to be able to sit in the nose-bleed section, use a telescope to see what is happening, and maybe, just maybe, get a chance to wave to good old mom who is back home laughing because you've just spent a month's salary for a single game. If you are lucky enough to go, the final tick of the clock, win or lose, signifies the beginning of the long and unwelcorned trip home. The many suitcases and bags of souvenirs have to be lugged from the room almost always on the top floor of the hotel to the awaiting chariot which is either at the other end of a mile-long parking lot or on its way to the auto impound lot. As the miles go by the tattered map becomes utterly indiscernible; but luckily for you, this happens to be the same route that you so happily began your wonderful trip on, so it's no problem. That seemed so long ago. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the interstate.

December 18, 1987  

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