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"Harvey" to be performed tonight and Saturday ^ K a t U e e n Buckley "Ma TMT's all school play, Harvey will be perfocined tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. The piay was written ty Mary Chase. "Harvey" is a comedy about a man who sees a six foot rabbit and his family wishes to see him put away. "The cast is smaller Uian in other years, but just as talented," explains student director Mary Beth Coudal '80. Dave Ford '79 portrays Elwood, the man who sees the imaginary rabbit. Elwood's sister is played by Anne Heron '79, and Mary Daly '79 plays her daughter. The stage manager is Scott Stewart '80. The tremendous amount of snow that

we received last month caused a few show practices to be cancelled. Could the amount of cancelled practices cause any problems for the show? "Yes, it could have, but the cast is very hard-woridng so the disaster had little effect," says Mary Beth. odier studoits playing a major supporting role are Kris Conner '81 as the nurse at the hospital, R. J. Coleman '80 and Gregg Juhlin '79 as the concerned doctors. Tickets for Harvey can be bought from any of the cast members. They will also be able to purchase in the bookstore, nticket prices are $2.50 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and students.

southwords Vol. 15, No. 8

Maine South H.S., Park Ridge, I

Girls Choice to be held March 10 by Susan Rebedeau The annual girl's choice dance will be held on March 10 at 8 p.m. In the past, the theme for the dance has been "King of Hearts" but this year's sponsors, the Senior and Junior classes, decided it was time for a change. The new theme is "Shining Star." 4M Company will be performing at the dance. The cost is $5.50 per couple. Marianne Joyce '80, president of the Senior class said, 'because the combined ideas of the juniors and seniors are being utilized, this year's 'Shining Star' will be the most successful Girl's Choice Dance ever. I wouldn't want anyone to miss it."

February 23, 1979

Pete LeMay and Dave Ford rehearse for the all school play. "Harvey".

Top notch debators win againr i

By Lisa O'Connor Varsity debators Brad Thompson and Tim Chorvat have accomplished an overall record of 43 wins and 15 losses so far — this season. t o Gvr\s' Ciwice.? " Junior varsity team Bob Kay and Jay Newrocki boosted their record by debating 3-1 at the Jan. 27 meet in Wheeling. J.V. debators Jim Chung and Vince Bianco went 1-3. For novices this was the first "switch sides" tournament; that is, each team must debate both the negative and affirmative sides. Novices Chorvat and Johnson debated 2-2 and Adrian and Gaudrealt went 0-4. 9 The following weekend in Oak Park varsity Chorvat and Thompson won three and lost one, Kay and Nowrocki, Bianco and Chung, and Chorvat and H») •( 1 1 i Johnson all split their wins and losses 2-2. Glenbrook North held a very competitive tournament Feb. 9 and 10. Brad and Tim accumulated five wins to one loss and lost a tear-jerker in quarter finals on their fifth, split decision of the season. J.V.'s Kay and Nowrocki wqn three and lost two, as did Chorvat and don, Mike Cozza, Dominic Curcio, Mary Johnson on the novice level. Maine South kept up the momentum Deland, Jon Denham, and Margaret through last weekend at Wheaton North. Deswik. Also included as scholars are Sharon Brad and Tim again debated their way Deters, David D'Hoo^e, Chris into quarter finals with a 4-1 standing, Dimopoulos, Chris Dirr, Courtney but lost on another infamous spUt decision. J.V.'s Chung and Bianco held 2• Please turn to page 2



LFK 143 students named scholars

The names of Maine South students named as 1979-80 Illinois State Scholars have been announced. There were 143 Illinois State Scholars named at South. Of the 32,377 students who took the ACT for state scholars. They represent nearly every high school in Illinois. Each Illinois State Scholar will receive a certificate of merit either directly from his high school or from the state scholarship commission. State scholars who wish to be considered for a monetary award of up to $1650 to be used toward tuition and fees for full- or half-time undergraduate study at one of the 180 approved public or private institutions in Illinois must submit a 1979-80 Monetary Award Application. The Illinois state Scholars from Maine South are Carol Abezetian, Greg Adams, Scott F. Anderson, Jeff Arbeit, Lynne Bach, Karen Baltic, Bob Banke, Dean Bartolone, Barbara BeUe, Carla Berite, Fred Beuttler, Jorand Bratko. John Butcher, Mary Callahan, Tim Chorvat, John CoDetti, Laura Collins, Rob Con-

Freshman Class to hold party by Janet Shamlian This year's Freshman Class Party will be held Saturday night, Feb. 24, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party has been planned as the major event of the year for the freshman class council. The party will feature open volleyball and basketball in the spectator gym. Dancing to the music of "Black Star" and refreshments will be made available in the cafeteria. Class Vice-President, Carolyn Schultz commented, "I think that our party is a great way for freshman to get to meet other freshmen. It will also give the stu-

Art Club molds an abstract hawk by Lisa O'Connor Art club has been molding a snow sculpture in the Art Court for the past three weeks. When finished, it will be a simplified, abstract hawk and, possibly, died red. John Frey, Ned Frey, Maryann Kowols, Jim Massari, and Bill Berendes under the direction of sponsor Miss McVisk have withstood uncooperatively cold weather and dry, crumbling snow in their efforts. "Art Qub gets together to do fun projects to show school spirit," said Miss McVisk. "Art club's only begun. I hope everyone will participate in our contest," vicepresident Jim Massari said. All students can participate in the upcoming art contest to win gift certificates from local record stores. InstMd of griping about Blizzard '79, Art Club students have been utilizing the snow In an artistic ice sculpture. TiM sculpture is located in the courtyard.

dents a better sense of belonging to Maine South." Greg Gebhardt, Class President, feels that the open volleyball and basketball will provide a chance for students to have fun with their friends. The party is open to all freshmen, free of charge. Students will be required to present their school I.D. for admission. All freslunen are encouraged to attend.

3 and novices Chorvat and Johnson triumphed 3-2. Tim Chorvat and Brad Thompson flew to the University of Northern Iowa for a debate seminar Feb. 16 and 17. They talked to top coaches from all over the country and watched college debating. "It was fun seeing people we haven't seen since last summer at a debate institute. We had a lot of ver\' technical debate discussions with the people there," said Tim. Tournaments at New Trier West, U. of Illinois, and U. of Bradley were all cancelled because of snow and weather conditions; the U. of Bradley meet was the only one re-scheduled (for Mar. 17). Today and tomorrow the varsity team of Brad and Tim will compete in the National Forensic League Districts Finals of Northern Illinois. Anyone can enter this tournament, but because of their record Brad and Tim feel they have a chance to win and advance to National Finals.

Youth service promotes responsibility The purpose of Maine Stay Youth Services is to promote community responsibility to high school students and their families through existing programs. These services range from outdoor adventure programs to counseling Help. Most services for youths are free. Art classes are offered every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Hinge Coffeehouse. These classes focus on developing individual talent and career options in the art field. Students .seeking further information about the Maine Stay Youth Services are encouraged to call 296-6644 anytime Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CIcicagcL Inibum wu^id^ By Jon Roma Maine South was the subject of an article in the Chicago Tribune on January 12. The article was part of a series naming the twenty top high schools in the Chicago area. The article referred to the homeroom and counselor system and said that the system of each student spending homeroom and study halls in the homeroom allowed South to be "ten little schools in one." It said that South's characteristics reflected the idea that Maine South is very much a "community school." The article also mentioned that Maine South receives much community support and that although Maine South offers over 300 different course. South, in the words of Principal Clyde K. Watson, "has never left the basics." The article concluded by stating that Maine South takes a "nononsense" approach to discipline. Mr. Robert Simonson, assistant principal, felt that the article was a fair representation of Maine South. "It exempUfies our school and our school's key points." Mr. Simonson stated that although the size of the article did not permit the writer to write about all facets of Maine South, the reporter did a


•fair job" of representing South. "It was a nice, well-written article," Mr. Simonson added. The Tribune reporter came to South to see what it was like and spent a total of about two days at school, visiting different areas and talking to administrators, teachers, department chairmen, counselors, and students. "No one planned who the reporter would talk to; we just showed him around the school," Mr. Simonson recalled. "The article was his viewpoint, as an outsider, of Maine South. He wrote on the things he felt were the most important points about South. We had no input whatsoever and we did not even know what aspects he was going to write about." The reporter, explained Mr. Simonson, just talked to people at random. Mr. Simonson also said that he wanted to commend Student Council for buying a number of copies of the Tribune the day Maine South was featured so that students could read the article. "But it's unfortunate that some students were not interested," Mr. Simonson stated. However, he concluded that he was quite pleased with the article. "It's always nice when our school is in the newspaper."


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CRC valuable to confused students It seems that many students (eqiedally juniors and seniors) are thrown into an arena of college and career decisions with little or no preparation. Problems like being the first in the family to go through high school, being completely naive and undecided about c o l l i e and career options, and having a coimselor who's perpetually busy with scheduling conferences are common ones. The Career Resource Center is invaluable to help get a basic overview of college and career situations and to help narrow the scope of these choices. For those who are totally confused, the CRC abounds in general reference books, pamphlets, and magazines on choosing a career, the factors in the selection process of vocational and specialized schools, and overview literature on financial aid. Two filmstrips — "How to Select a College," and "Selecting a Career" —

also provide fundamental information. The Guidance Information System (GIS) computer can run a general search on colleges or careers and also lists specific information on individual careers and colleges once the scope has been narrowed. The GIS is just one service that further defines choices beyond the fundamental stage. "Rie Maine school district annually conducts a college night in the fall and Project BIG (Business plus Industry equals Growth) in the spring to give students the opportunity to additionally narrow their interests. College Night is frequented by 3,0003,200 people, and 200 public and private colleges are invited to send representatives, as are the Service academies. One highlight is a session conducted on financial aid by college professionals. Says career counselor Mr. Reese, "I encourage sophomores and juniors to come to College Nights — Don't wait until the last minute."

Project BIG will be held on Wed, Apr. 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Maine South. This is its taith year as "the most enduring, well-known, successful project of its kind in Illinois," according to Mr. Reese. Project BIG is held convention style so students can shop or browse the 175 occupations represented by over 200 individuals actually employed in their represented careers (mostly in this community). "Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to explore careers by talking directly to the representatives. They can learn about the training necessary for occupations, descriptions of jobs, opportunities for advancement, necessary qualifications, and additional information — all first hand," says Mr. Reese. Maine South welcomes 225 college representatives a year to visit on a daily basis — another source to consult for college information. The representatives talk to students in the CRC and update

the information South has on record about the school. All Illinois state schools will visit this year, and if a requested college cannot make it, the CRC can possibly put the student in touch with an alumni. One "last resort" for confused victims may be to take an interest inventory. These are voluntary "tests" of likes and dislikes that "measure a person's interests in comparison wiUi those of people successful in specific areas," says Mr. Reese. -Appointments can be made in the CRC to take the "Strong Vocational Blank" (for careers) and the "Major/Minor Finder." The tests are more valid for older students. "Making college and career decisions is time-consuming, but necessary. Our hope is that students can narrow down their interests by taking advantage of what the Career Resource Center has to offer," explains Mr. Reese.

Album buyers surprised by Steve Kurtzer 1978 brought many surprises to album buyers as more and more disco albums appeared on the shelves. The top album of 1978 was a forerunner of what was to be expected. This album is none other than Saturday Night Fever. With its string of top-40 hits and various artists on the album, it became the top selling album in the history of recording. The Stranger by Billy Joel displays diverse types of rock as demonstrated on "The Stranger", "Anthony's Song", Vienna", and "Only The Good Die Young." Double Vision, as Foreigner's tasty followup to their smash debut album classifies itself as one of 1978's top albums as displayed on the title tune, "Hot Blooded", and "Blue Morning, Blue Day". Some Girls by the Rolling Stones marked a slight change of time as a touch of disco was included with the standard Stone's sound. Top cuts were "Miss You", "Shattered", and "Beast of Burden". Infinity by Journey wins last year's surprise album award. Before the release of Infinity, Journey was relatively unknown. The best cuts are "Feeling That Way/Anytime", "Wheel in the Sky" and "Opened the Door".

Another Chicago-bred band has hit it big on a debut album. The band is Trillion, and the disc carries the same name. Their music is a combination of power and vocal intricacies. One tune "Child Upon The Earth" resembles "Stairway To Heaven" by beginning mellow and building to a powerful end. Other catchy tunes are "Hand It To The Wind", "Fancy Action", and "Give Me Your Money, Honey". UFO has released a live album entitled Strangers In The Night Included in this double set are all-time concert standards such as "Too Hot To Handle", "Doctor, Doctor", "Lights Out", and a fantastic version of "Rock Bottom". Among the bands to watch out for in 1979 is Dire Straits. Their debut album displays a lot of rock and little rythm & blues as heard on "Sultans Of Swing", "Down to the Waterline", and "Six Blade Knife". The surprise album of 1979 so far has to be Briefcase Full of Blues by the Blues Brothers alias John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd, both from Saturday Night Live. John, or Jake as he appears on the album, does the vocals on Briefcase, but the band that backs them up is actually what makes the album. Best cuts include 'Soul Man" "Hey Bartender", "Messin' With The Kid", and "Rubber Biscuit".


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Dundon, Mark Elliott, Tim Ellsworth, Kim Eriksen, Judith Even, Laura Fabianich, Lawrence Feit, Rosanne Ferreri, Dan Fiddler, Chris Fielitz, Sue Flanderka, Ann Fogarty, David Ford, Debbie Gann, Heather Gerdes, John Grearson, Jim Grichnik, Frank Gruendner, Gina Hadawi, Greg Hawley, and Bob Heiberger. Also included are Lynn Heidkamp, Tim Hermann, Loretta Hermes, Ann Herron, Cincy Holsen, Bob Howard, Sue Huedepohl, Joe Hughes, Nanch Huhtelin, Margaret Hupp, James Huyler, Nancy Jacobson, Steve Jin, Robin Kasicki, MeUnda Keenan, Barbara Kellberg, Brian Keman, Gena Kim, Andy Kirsteins, Bob Koenig, Charles Kohler,

Joanna Kong, Ladonna Koziol, Pat Kubina, and Kim Kuechenl)erg. Also included are Chris Kuffel, Steve Kurtzer, Joeann Lasorella, Pete Lemay, Kay Lester, Linda Lichtenvoort, Nadia Lindstrom, Bob Locascio, Bill Luvisi, MeUssa Machon, John Magnuson, Nancy Martino, Dave Mau, Maureen McCarthy, Karen McGovem, Mike Mckune, Sue McMahon, John McMeen, Tim Meehan, Ann Melligan, E. Michuda, Mary Joy Mielecki, Joe Mullowney, Gary Novak, Joe Nuccio, Marion Opela, Jack Ozzie, Ted Pankau, Andy Peisker, Mary Pejril, Julie Petrowski, Jim Poldop, William Pozdro, and Jim Pranger. Also included are Sue Raspanti, Kathlene Reese, Yvonne Robery, Jeri Roche, Jeff Rommel, Kayvon Safavi, Marianne Schmidt, Ed Schroeder, Scott

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Schwarts, William Seibert, Cindy Seno, Jack Shanahan, Brian Sir, Janet Sloma, Juanita Smals, Henry Smyth, Joseph Stornello, Richard Stranahan, Joe Stuebs, Brad Thompson, Carol Thompson, Ralph Tite, Carrie Tronel, William Trudell, Tom Tryboski, Dan Vander Bosch, Tom Varrige, Mike Warden, Peggy Webster, Mark Wendland, Gretchen Wieshuber, and Tom Wilkas.

Bits' N Pieces Thursday, March 15, Student Council Election Msembly. Thursday, March 15, Orchesis Dance Concert. Friday, March 16, Student Council Election.

Southwords The official student newspaper of Maine Township High School South. Park Ridge, Illinois 60068. Written and edited 14 times each year by students of the high school. Subscriptions included with activity ticket, purchased separately at t 3 . 0 0 per year, or indiyidually for 20*. (Priced higher for issues of more than 4 pagvs.) SMor i?i-Cnwt Dan While N e * 5 Eoitor Karon Maiorano ComfTientary EfMor IjzFcnera Fe«ur»sEO«or Det>bieG8nn Sports EOtor Scott Ericitson News Bureau Edtor JonRoj™ CopyEiMor Carolyn Outnn Ptwio Ednon BobBsike PtiH Colin ArtEdBor Barry Peterson Ptmograohere Judy Fichera Sear RwHy Loy SxeDon Mary Fcnera Artists ijsaAdon«d» Laura Larson neponers Lea AnOoniadts. Kathy Bucldey. Mary Beih Couoa. Carol t v e . Sieve KurUer. Pete KaeOmg. Moreen Keine. Laura Larson j u M Langdon Sheryt Mooney Carohrn o ^ m . Sue HeOeOeau Katie Rett UsaOComor. Loy SheAon. Mananne Schmkn. Scon Stuart Jinai Shamkan. Jack Stianafian. Tom Sabaslar. Oonna Wittce. Sandy Ramnardt. Jm Vail Karen Yates




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Let's be rowdy When I decided to write for the Southwords, I promised myself that I would not write any articles on cliques or the lack of school spirit. If I had a nickel for every article I have read about these two subjects in my four years here, I could finance my way to the University of Moscow and still have enough money left over to fly home and back on weekends. However, while this article deals with school spirit, it concerns the abundance of it. The major reason there is an abundance, is because of a group of students known as the Maine South Rowdies. Now, before I get any threatening letters from the Pep Club, the Hawkettes and the cheerleaders, let me say this: the Pep Club does a great job of getting the players psyched up before a game with their locker tags, house decorations and goodies; the Hawkettes—well, you've heard of a student body? Now THERE'S some student bodies!! And they do a heck of a half-time show; and as for the cheerleaders, well, where would the Rowdies be without the cheerleaders? But, when it comes to actual cheering, no one matches Oie Rowdies in volume, blind faith, blood, sweat or tears. The leader of this slightly deranged group is the slightly deranged "No. 1 Rowdie" Lary Brush. Larry leads a group of mostly seniors, some juniors and a sophomore or two in cheers for the Hawks, against the opposition, and against the referees when their call hurts us. My personal favorite cheer against a referee is; We got the rope, we got the tree All we need now is the referee! My other favorite is the one where the cheerleaders turn to the opposing side and yell: "Scoreboard! Scoreboard!" Sometimes it is a little hard to tell who's leading the cheers since the Rowdies initiate many of them. In fact, a cheerleader once came up the stands to tell us to stop doing the "defense cheer" since they were tired of doing it. When she got back on the court, there was a loud "Who cares?" followed by five minutes of "Defense! Defense!" After aU, we might be loyal to a fault, but the Rowdies still have their pride. Over all, the Rowdies provide a tremendous lift to the team, as its players and coaches will tell you. Mostly, though, to paraphrase from that "classic" song, "YMCA": It's fun to be in the Maine South Rowdies!

Bits' n pieces Feb. 22-24, 8:00 p.m., the all-school play, "Harvey." Friday, March 2, the Hawk's challenge Maine East at home.

AFS students visit South From more than ten different countries, students came to school last weekend for the annual AFS (American Field Service) International Weekend. The students were hosted by Maine South students and participated in a wide range of activities. On Friday morning, a breakfast in the cafeteria preceded the AFS assembly. Friday evening, the exchange students and their host families had a special dinner. A tour of Chicago, parties, and a trip to the ice skating rink occupied the remainder of the students' time throughout the busy weekend. Ice skating proved to be a new experience for many of the students from tropical countries. Conversations ranged from foreign political regimes to the dating customs. The exchange students for the weekend are staying in various suburbs of Illinois while attending the local high schools. They will return to their homelands in July. However, in early spring, a tour of Springfield and a visit with Governor Thompson is planned. During the last week in June all the exchange students from the AFS organization will tour the United States en route to New York. After arriving in apex of the triangle. Playwright Sam New York, they will meet for one last Shephard [Buried Child] adds a per- time before catching flights to their formance of soft-spoken gentility as the homelands. The majority of the exchange students wealthy Texas farmer. Linda Manz, though, is the focal point of the fUm as were amazed at how disciplined and Bill's sister and the narrator of the story. strict Maine South appeared to them. Her scratchy, strangely profound They were also quite exhausted after the monologues are distrubing and beautiful. long school day, since most of the foreign countries only hold classes for about four Director Terrence MaUck creates his hours a day. film with a minimum of dialogue and a The Language Department invited the maximum of images, dwarfing the love AFS students to talk to language classes. triangle against the sheer majesty of the land. In fact, the Malick screenplay Those students that participated enjoyed consists almost entirely of Manz' articu- the experience. Current Maine South finalists for AFS late commentary on the characters' emotions and failings. Remarkably include: Mark Curtis, Kate Nesbit, Sue through Malick's small portion of Rebedeau, and Carolyn Quinn. Within dialogue and his distinctive imagery he the next few weeks, these students is able to weave a hypnotic web of should receive final word on whether or not they will be sent abroad. biblical allusion and human illusion. Cinematographer Nestor Almendros is responsible for one of the most beautiful filniis in memory. Every shot in the film is a staggering vision of nature, from An important honor organization—the blazing sunsets to sunrise silhouettes of Brotherhood Society—inducted new nodding scarecrows and gently un- members during the February 16 assemdulating acres of grain. Respected bly. Members are elected to the Brothei^ photographer Haskell Wexler (Bound for hood Society according to their involveGlory, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) ment in school activities, leadership ably completed one third of the film quaUties, personality and responsibility. when Almendros had to fill a prior After being nominated by a majority of conunittment. the homerooms, the candidates were The PG-rated Days of Heaven is asked to acquire three teacher signacurrently playing at several neigh- tures in order to show willingness to join the organization. borhood theaters. Elected from the freshmen class were Cindy Coltman, Cristen Ryan, Megan Meier, Pat Murphy, Randy Malin and Andy Mrowiec. For the sophomore class Sue Brown, Josephine DiFranco, Jim words or less, typed double spaced, Davlin, Mike Rotondo, Jen Drogosz, and describe your personal outlook on life,' Charles Vinopal were elected. or 'Write a creative essay on Is Animal Chosen in the junior class were MiHouse a fair representative of college chelle Epifanio, Jule Kielas, Teresa life'?" Rortvedt, Mike Griesing, Mark Paulik, Student A asks, "Have you been ac- and R. J. Coleman. Elected for the senior cepted by any schools yet?" class were Ginger Schwieder, Julie With a sigh. Student B responds, "My Nagel, Ellen Fiech, John Crowl, Dave GPA wasn't high enough for SIU, but I Pankow and Bob Koenig. was accepted at Northern, although I The officers for Brotherhood Society still don't know if I'll go there until the are: Dan Ryan, president, Lynn HeldDirector of Finance finds my FAF report kamp, vice-president, Kim Kuechenand ACT scores." berg, secretary. The sponsor is social "I hope they find those reports quickly, science teacher, Miss Cosenza. because I hear that housing acThe Brotherhood Society usually particommodations are very tight," adds*, '^cipates in the Homecoming Parade alStudent A. though it was not possible this year. Pro"That's true. Unless the forms are in ceeds from the upcoming taffy apple sale by the end of January, students take a will go to a charity at the end of the great risk in not getting housing school year. assignments," answers Student B. The biggest problem of the organ"Well, what dorm were you assigned ization according to Lynn Heidkamp, to?" asks Student A. " is lack of student aprticipation. "I wasn't — my housing statement," Most members think of it as just another explains Student B, "required letters of picture in the yearbook. About 12 out of recommendation from four teachers; 65 students actually show up for meettwo letters from sources outside school; ings." two essays of my own describing — "A lot of people think Brotherhood "Why dorm life is so wonderful?" and Society serves no purpose. If students "Describe the ideal roommate." Plus a want a change, they should nominate $1 nonrefundable security deposit at- students who would do the job." The actitached to the essays. I'm still writing my vities of the Brotherhood Society depend first essay." on student participation. Without it, the "Wow, I'm sure glad I'm only a fresh- major objective of the society, the man, so I can start writing those essays demonstration of good will, becomes right now," exclaimed Student A. difficult to achieve.

Film evokes high praises By Carol Inge Terrence Malick's first film. Badlands, was a stark, Midwestern Odyssey of death. Based on the Charles Starkweather murders of the fifties, the film featured excellent performances by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, striking images and controversial ideology. The same elements that made Badlands a cult classic are also evident in Malick's second film, Days of Heaven, another provocative, visually awing exercise in cinema craftsmanship. The allegorical tale revolves around a young steelworker named Bill (Richard Gere), his lover Abby (Brooke Adams) and his younger sister Linda (Linda Manz). After Bill loses his job, the Chicago trio heads for pre-World War I Panhandle Texas in search of harvest emplojTnent. They find work in the vast wheat fields of a solitary Texas landowner and plans to swindle the dying farmer of his fortune quickly formulate. Passing Abby off as his sister. Bill arranges her marriage to the landowner and the triangle ultimately leads to jealousy, adultery, and murder. Richard Gere, impressive as the bar stud of Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is powerful and extremely effective as the opportunistic laborer. Portraying Bill's lover Abby, model Brooke Adams with her deep voice and fine features is the perfectly understated and compelling

College jargon provides confusion The advice is simple — Plan Ahead. If you have successfuUy "planned ahead," by February, all seniors should know what their plans are for •the next year. For students who plan to go to college, many hours are spent filling out applications with endless questions. With so many details such as SAT and ACT scores to be sent. Achievement Tests to be taken, and essays to be written, the job seems endless and confusing. College has a jargon of its own; a jargon often built upon abbreviations. A conversation at the lunch table clearly illustrated the alien-sounding, confusing "college talk."

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Student A asks, "Which school are you going to?" Student B answers "I'm not sure exactly — but it's down to SIU, or ISU, U. of I. or lU, Eastern or Northern. Oh, I would also include Western, except that 1 didn't mail my SAT scores at the P.O. in time for the 0. of A. deadline. Also, I forgot to send my AP test results to U. of A. and forgot my ACT results for U. of M. "It sure must have taken you a long time to fill out all of those applications," Student A pondered. "Yeah, it sure did. The hardest part is writing those dumb answers to those dumb essay questions such as — 'In 5000

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Netmen win battle with Warriors By Susan Rebedeau The Hawks showed that one loss will not bring down the confidence and performance of a team. The Hawks crushed the Waukegan East Bulldogs on February 9 by a score of 8446. In the first few minutes of play, the Bulldogs fought hard, but the Hawks took control of the game ?;id would not let go. In the beginning of the first quarter Waukegan East led 10-5. Chris Theodore and Jeff Baker gradually chipped down the lead to 16-15 by the end of the first period of play. The Hawks began to pull ahead during the second quarter. Thanks to some good shooting bv Jeff Baker and Dan Fiddler the lead grew to 36-25 by half. The third period showed the Hawks out in front 66-32. Maine South won the game 84-16. Jeff Baker was the high scorer of the game with 26 points while Chris

Theodore put 23 on the board. The leading rebounder was Dan Fiddler with 13. A technical foul was called against Maine West due to the behavior of the Maine West fans. Chris Theodore sank one out of the two attempts making the score 48-44. The fourth period began with Dan Fiddler putting three points on the board. Maine West came right back fighting hard. At 5:25 left in the game the score was 53-50. With 4:52 remaining. Wests' Richardson made a basket putting Maine West witiiin one point of the lead. Once again at 1:53 Richardson came through for the Warrior's tying the game 54-54. That did not stop Chris Theodore; he put two points on the board, making the score 56-54. With 35 seconds left, Chris gained possession of the ball and iced the game 58-54. The final score of the game was the Maine South Hawks 58; the Maine West

Warriors 56. Jeff Baker was the high scorer with 19 points. Baker was also the top rebounder, pulling down 18. The Hawks are now 21-1 overall. Conference play shows them tied for first place with Maine East. The B-Ball men are 9-1 in conference. Maine South will meet Glenbrook North tonight at Glenbrook. Next Friday the Hawks will battle for the conference championship against Maine East at home. The Glenbrook North game was not just another game for Jeff Baker. During the game Baker broke two Maine South records set by Pete Boesen. He broke the season record; by the end of the game last Wednesday, Baker had scored 562 points during the season breaking Boeson's record of 561. As of now Baker has scored a total of 581 points all season. Baker also broke Boeson's 3-year record. The record was 1,323, but Baker took

over and broke it. Last Friday night the varsity Hawks slid past the Maine West Warriors 58-56 in conference play. The Hawks were clearly out in front at half 39-28. Baker started out the second half making the score 41-18. Maine West gradually began gnawing away at the lead. The end of the third quarter showed the score as 47-44.

Hoclcey finislies undefeated By Tom Sebastian The Maine South hockey team finished their regular season last week with a record of 17 wins no losses and four ties. The Maine South team is in first place in their division of the Chicago Metropolitan Hockey I^eague. On the weekend of Feb. 17 and 18, they travelled to Green Bay, Wise, to compete in the Midwest High School Hockey Tournament. Along with the Maine South team were eight other schools from Illinois, Wisconsin and Canada competing. The Hawks suffered a tough loss in their first game against the team from Canada, The score of the game was 64. Their next game was Saturday, and

Girl swimmers to begin State Tournament today by Julie Langdon Mame South girls will enter the 1979 girl's state swimming meet today at Downers Grove. The top finishers this afternoon will compete in the finals tomorrow. On paper, Maine South should finish in sixth place behind Hinsdale Central and New Trier East, who will battle It out for the championship. Maine South is represented by seven girls. The medley relay of Cheryl Roberts, Tracy Keenan, Sue Deja and Jessica Boxer should come in in the top .six. I^st year's 200-freestyle champion, Virginia DeYoung, will swim in the 200and 500-yard free. Miss Butler predicts that Virginia will race to a first in the 200 and a second in the 500. The Hawks are well represented in the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Tracy Keenan and sophomore Barb Beckman will compete. Miss Butler projects a finish in the top three for the 400-free relay of Cathy Brusick, Jessica Boxer, BSrb Beckman and Virginia DeYoung, an event which they won Saturday at the District meet held here. In addition to breaking a pool record Saturday, Sarah Ebner became eUgible to compete in the state diving championships. Sarah placed second at the District meet. The Hawks captured the District title easily on Saturday, defeating the other fourteen teams present. After placing a disappointing second to Glenbrook North at the conference meet, the team made a great comeback. This meet is particularly important as admission to the state meet is gained here. To compete in the state competition, the swimmers must beat designated times. On Feb. 3, the JV Hawks, coached by Miss Phyllis Goll, claimed their conference title for the second ctmsecutive year. The team has been undefeated for two years. First place finishers included Ellen DeYoung in the 150 free, Margie Gabriel Ml the lOOIM. Both Doreen Engleson and Jean Scotese swam to double victories. Doreen defeated here opponents in the 50 and 100 free. In the 300 freestyle and 50 hreaAstroke, Jean Scotese finished first.

the Hawks were victorious in a double overtime gamewinning 4-3. On Sunday morning of that same tournament, Maine South crushed the team from Loyola by a score of 9-2. During the tournament, goal tending was shared by Steve Sullivan and Mike Serio. The strong defense was comprised of the fine play of Bob Berleth, Steve Heinol, Andy Otto and Dan Szumal. Leading the team on offense were Curt Barcal, Dave Hadawi, Dave McArthur, Joe Reif, Bob Roggatz, Henry Sm>'th, Mike Sifferman, Steve Starzec and Dean Thomas. I-ast week, it was announced that seven players were named from Maine South to the All Conference team of the North Central Division of the Chicago .Metro High School Hockey League. The seven players were; Bob Berlath, Rob Roggatz, Mike Sifferman, Henry Smyth, Dan Szumal, Steve Sullivan, and Dean

Thomas. Also Honorable mention were given to Dave McArthur and Mike Serio. The Maine South team will be starting playoff competition in their division of the Metro I^eague this week. The team is scheduled to play on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Girls' B'Ball ending by Sheryl Mooney The girl's basketball season is drawing to a close as state competition looms in the near future. The girls will compete in the Libertyville Invitational this weekend. The team has had a good season. The varsity record now stands at 8-8. The J.V. record stands at 7-6; freshmen record at 3-2.

Gymnasts take on Demons by Loy Sheflott Tonight, the Maine South girl's gymnastics team will compete against the highly-rated Demons at Maine East. i ^ s t year, we came within three points of them. This year we pose a real threat," said Coach Goll. Mr. John Riccitelli, new assistant coach for the team, will add his expertise. Coach Goll said, 'He's an expert spotter and good judge of technique." Coach Goll further stated, "the goals for this year's team is to do the very best we can and to qualify as many people as we can for the state meet. The team contains no individual stars. Their strength lies in depth." This year's team is composed of 24 gymnasts three seniors, six juniors, seven sophomores and eight freshmen. "Everyone's enthusiastic and I really think we'll do well this year!" said Mary Michuda. three year member of the team. "Mr. Riccitelli is a great asset and

Dave Hoelscher. offensive guard of the Hawks, goes up for the basket, during the Maine South vs. Niles East game. (Photo By Loy Sheflott).

Miss Goll's help is always useful!" Kim McGovem, four year member of the team said, "we have a lot of depth...I think we'll win a lot...our team is taking gymnastics a lot more seriously now than in years past." Last Friday, against Highland Park, the team fell short of their first victor>' by six-tenths of a point. The final score was Maine South 84.5 to Highland Park's 85.1, The team lacked the experience to win this meet, but does not think this will hurt them in the future meets.

On Feb. 9, the girls took revenge on Maine East for an earlier defeat by dunking the Demons, 6548. Sallie Petersen led the offense with 18 points, followed by Kathy Bickler with 10 points. Joanie also had 13 rebounds. On Feb. 10, the team was downed by Glenbrook South, 73-82. Sallie had 28 points and Joanie had 11. Joanie also had 8 rebounds and LesUe Lundell had 6 rebounds. Last weekend was very successful for the Hawks. Last Friday, the girls shpped past Glenbrook North, 63-60. Kal Schroeder scored 18 points while Sallie chipped in with 12. Julie Kwasegroch pulled down 10 rebounds. At the last home game of the season, the girls romped Waukegan East, 82-63 in one of their finest performances of the season. Joanie Boesen had a strong night, netting 28 points and 14 rebounds while Sallie added 19 points. The last game of the regular season will be next Saturday against Glenbrook South. The girls will hope to get revenge against the Titans for an earlier defeat, also, so come out and cheer the girls on to victory. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Tankers drowned Elk Grove by Mary Beth Coudal The first boys varsity swim meet was a splashing victory for the Hawks. The final score against Elk Grove last Friday night was 135-34. Maine South placed first in every event, proving that this win

was no stroke of luck. The meet began with the Medley Relay. The team of Jeff Ludwing *79, Mike Doyle '79, and Eric Mau '80 and Bob Chapin '60 took a first in this event. The 200-yard freestyle followed with Dave King '80, swimming to victory. Eric Mau won in the individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. Bob Chapin took a first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Jeff Ludwig was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke. Mike Doyle '79 placed successfully in the 100-yard breaststoke. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Dave King. Bob Losl, Jeff Ludwig and Jeff Stachelek took first place. Freshman Jeff Stakhelek proved that he will be an essential part of the varsity team for his remaining years at Maine South.

The Hawkaltes, Maine Soulh's famous precision Pom-Pon squad, will be performing at Northwestern University on Feb. 24.

Mr. John Doherty, coach, said, "We've got a strong team this year. I know we can beat most of the teams in the area. The more important meets will be like the on one March 3 against New Trier East at home. They're one of the hardest teams in the state andsif we get within twenty points of them, I will be extremely happy."

Vol 15 issue 8  
Vol 15 issue 8