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by John Matuszak A second election for Student Council officers had to be held due to an election fraud. Jim Davlin and Luis Fernandez lost t h e first e l e c t i o n a n d requested a recount of the votes. The recount proved the election was fraudulant. Upon comparing t h e n u m b e r of ballots with the number of voters, some 263 extra ballots were discovered. Since this situation has never occurred in Maine South's history, a decision as to what should be done had to be made. The decision was tossed to t h e S t u d e n t C o u n c i l s u p p e r house. S t u d e n t C o u n c i l t h e n d e c i d e d t h e best solution would be a second open election. D r . C l y d e K. W a t s o n c o m mented, "Under the circumstance t h e r e had to be a second election." Mr. New, Student Council advisor, felt it was a no-win situation a n d a s e c o n d e l e c t i o n was the only fair s o l u t i o n . " I t s a b a d s i t u a t i o n a n y w h e r e you go," he added. In the first election the winners were Jay Nawrocki, President; Josefa Concannon, Vice-President; N o r e e n O'Malley, Secretary; and Cliff Panzyk. Treasurer. The tides were reversed for the two top positions in the second e l e c t i o n . J i m Davlin won presidency and Luis F e r n a n d e z won the Vice-Presidency. Even though the administration and the Student Council advisors feel the election was a fraud. Jay Nawrocki feels the first election was fair.

Jay argued. "The first vote was c o r r e c t b e c a u s e of no proof of vote fraud. The registration was messed up." Jay feels, "The people r u n n i n g t h e e l e c t i o n m a d e some bad decisions and some incorrect decisions." According to Jay, all candidates agreed that the registration sheets were messed up. Jay pointed out that in the first election, 42% of the student body voted. In the second election only 23% voted. Jay contributes part of his loss to the drop of voters. Jay commented that there was no proof of fraud anywhere. He said the decision for the second election was "based on conjesture and hear-say." Jim Davlin, on the other hand, was sure the election was fraudulent. J i m c o m m e n t e d , "Myself, along with t h e S t u d e n t Council Advisors, and S t u d e n t Council, have all determined there was an e l e c t i o n f r a u d . " Jim a d d e d , "I d o n ' t know how J a y c o u l d say there wasn't a fraud." All candidates agreed there was to be no campaigning between the elections. However, an unidentified source has indicated that Jim ran a small telephone campaign between elections. Jim denied that it was a campaign. Jim said. "I did call people in my o r g a n i z a t i o n , a n d f r i e n d s , which we w e r e allowed to do." Jim added that Mr. New found no fault in this. Mrs. Vicars, Student Council a d v i s o r , r e m a r k e d , " I t (ballot box stuffing) was one of the cruelest and meanest things people can do."

Dr. Watson added. "A lot of hurt feelings were caused by the election." Both the Student Council advisors, Mr. New and Mrs. Vicars, along with Dr. Watson and Mr. S i m o n s o n , e m p h a s i z e d t h a t no c a n d i d a t e is responsible for the fraud. They feel all c a n d i d a t e s wanted to win fairly and would not resort to such actions. Even though no active investigation is being run by either admin i s t r a t i o n or S t u d e n t C o u n c i l , both p a r t i e s a r e i n t e r e s t e d in finding out who is responsible. The first election was run no different than any election in the past. The ballots were accessible by certain Student Council mem-

bers. S t u d e n t Council m e m b e r s were running the polls as usual, according to Mr. New. For several periods during the day t h e r e was no teacher or supervisor at the election booths. However, the second election was run with tight security. All b a l l o t s w e r e i n i t i a l l e d . No voter was able to put his ballot in the box. The ballots were handed to a teacher who put them in the box, a n d no s t u d e n t w o r k e d at t h e polls. According to Dr. Watson, "In the future we will take precautions to keep it from happening again." The S t u d e n t Council advisors felt that the second election was fair and uncorrupt.

southwords Vol. 16 Number 10 Maine South H.S., Park Ridge, Hi.

April 25, 1980

Class proms in May et and a decorative 45 record of by Maria Gianes Junior Prom will be held at the the theme song, "Send One Your S h e r a t o n O ' H a r e on S a t u r d a y . Love. " S e n i o r Prom will be held on May 10 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. TickSaturday, May 24 at the Orrington ets are now on sale in the bookHotel in Evanston from 8 p.m. to store for $6. 11 p.m. In the bookstore, satin tickets T h i s y e a r , u n l i k e past y e a r s , will be distributed. At the dance, girls will receive a keepsake tick- tickets will be free. The Senior Class treasurj' seems adequate to cover all the expenses. Two b a n d s will p r o v i d e continuous music throughout the e v e n i n g . Hot a n d cold h o r s have a practical value for them d ' o e u v r e s will be served, along when combined with other skills. with punch. Due to rescheduling, the dance The j o b m a r k e t of the future holds numerous opportunities for will be held on Saturday night. b i l i n g u a l o c c u p a t i o n s in wideTickets and instructions to the spread fields. Language skills are Orrington will be available in the i n v a l u a b l e to s e c r e t a r i e s , en- bookstore. g i n e e r s , s a l e s m a n — and countless others — because of the large numbers of Americans involved in i n t e r n a t i o n a l t r a d e s a n d relations. At Maine South, enthusiasm for language study is fostered by the language clubs and our fine staff by Laura Olson of teachers. Students have shown South Pacific, the spring musica strong interest in the new class al, will be p r e s e n t e d Fri., Sat., Word Clues, and in Latin I and II, and Sun.. April 25. 26 and 27 and again on May 1, 2 and 3. All perwhich are offered for next year. These classes help increase En- formances are at 8 p.m. except the glish vocabulary, leading to high- Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. "Ticket sales a r e going great." er ACT and SAT scores, and aid in other foreign language study. according to Mr. Bell. Available Special opportunities offered by in front of the bookstore, they are t h e d e p a r t m e n t , s u c h a s t h e $3 each. F r e n c h Immersion weekend trip South Pacific's music and lyrics in May, give further incentive. are by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Illinois State Superintendent of Hammerstein II with the text by E d u c a t i o n , J o s e p h C r o n i n . has Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua r e a l i z e d t h e n e e d for language Logan. The action is set on an obscure education and headed a task force island during World War II and for strengthening these programs in state schools. Recognizing that involves a r o m a n c e b e t w e e n a only one in four nationwide high n u r s e . N e l l i e F o r b u s h . and the schools t e a c h foreign language, o w n e r of t h e i s l a n d , E m i l e de and n i n e out of ten A m e r i c a n s Becque. The plot develops to inc a n n o t s p e a k or r e a d any lan- clude a group of stranded sailors guage but English, he stressed the and their desire to see the forbidden island Bal H a i . importance of these programs. Leads i n c l u d e : Lisann Babicz C r o n i n s t a t e d . " T h e study of foreign l a n g u a g e s and c u l t u r e s and C o l l e t t e Hawley as N e l l i e . enhance career opportunities, fos- Ted J a c o b s and Ralph Black as t e r a g r e a t e r u n c i e r s t a n d i n g of Emile. and Carolyn Szumal and ethnic groups and difTerenct lifes- J u l i e K i e l a s as B l o o d y Mary, tyles, improve o n e ' s basic com- under the direction of Mr. Lloyd m u n i c a t i o n s s k i l l s in E n g l i s h , C. Spear and Mr Irwin W. Bell. Other performances include compliment other programs in the curriculum, as well as develope Wed. A p r i l 23 at 2 for s e n i o r poise, self-expression, and a posi- citizens and April 30 for junior high school students. tive self-image •• Mr Spear said. "1 think when The permission slips for the Stu- we get it all together, it will be a dent Council blood drive are due beautiful show, with a beautiful todav in the P.O. set and music."

Language enrollment rises by Lisa Sopata T h e n u m b e r of s t u d e n t s regi s t e r e d for f o r e i g n l a n g u a g e c o u r s e s at Maine South for the c o m i n g y e a r h a s i n c r e a s e d by a p p r o x i m a t e l y 100, d e s p i t e the trend of declining school enrollment. While almost all other departments have suffered drops in

s t u d e n t n u m b e r s , a renewed int e r e s t in l a n g u a g e s t u d y h a s appeared. Mr. Otto K o h l e r , d e p a r t m e n t chairman, attributes the increase to " a g r e a t e r a w a r e n e s s of the value of foreign language. " Students are realizing that the knowledge of a second language will

Students win photo awards by Laura Coyne

Over 200 Maine South students participated in the ninth annual W i l l i a m E. G i l l i c k M e m o r i a l Photography Contest. Winners

Food orbits by Karen Yates

The courtyard r e s t a u r a n t will be opening on Tuesday. April 29. The restaurant is featured as an alternative to the cafeteria's food. T h e r e will be two t h e m e s this y e a r , " T h e Twilight Z o n e " and "Xanadu." "The Twilight Zone" is during f o u r t h p e r i o d on T u e s d a y and Thursday. Some of the food on the menu are Super Space Salad. Rod's Reuben, tacos. and the Sol a r Meltdown (melted ham and Swiss cheese sandwich). "Xanadu " which is during fifth period on Wednesday and Friday, has a tropical theme and features the Xanadu Sub. Paradise Pizza. Greens and Things (Chefs Salad) and Tropical Treat (Fresh Fruit Salad). The price of the entrees is between $1.75-$285. not including beverage and dessert. All the food is prepared by Food Occupations s t u d e n t s . 70% of which a l r e a d y work in restaurants. Students may place their reservation in the bookstore. There is a $.50 deposit that will be taken off the price of the meal The court y a r d r e s t a u r a n t s e a t s 24-28 people.

s h a r i n g o v e r $250 h a v e b e e n announced. Each student submitted photographs to be judged. A memorial trust fund was started by a group of Mr, William Gillick Jr.'s friends to encourage photography, one of his major interests, in the community. The w i n n e r s a r e : First Place: Sue Messersmith, Second Place: Mike B a b i c k i , Tom Voth, J o h n Pegler, and Chuck Burkley. Third Place: Wayne Raasch. Dan White, Mike Babicki, Ken Kenzy, Nancy Zuegel and Dave Jackson. A special mention was awarded to Dan White. H o n o r a b l e m e n t i o n s went to: Dan White, Debbie Munro. Joann P a w e l e k , D i a n e Z u h l k e , Dan Schieser, J o h n Dalton, Karen Olson, Bob Desalvo, Mike Eifert. Mike Bibicki, Mark Palmer, John Daul, Eric Johnson, J o a n n e Hard i n , N a n c y Z u e g e l , and Bill Oberheide.

Pom-pon champs by Nancy ZueKal

Maine South's Pom-Pon squad, the Hawkettes. took first place in the novice, eight-minute division at the Illinois Drill team competition. This state contest took place at Oak Park River Forest High School, on Saturday, March 15. The Hawkettes first experience at the state competition proved to be ver>' successful. They captured the trophy in their division, while competing with 13 other schools.

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Smokers ruin privacy by Katie Reif "Believe me" said Girls' Physical Education Department head Katherine Pierce, "We didn't want to do it." "Believe us," yelled the girls in the locker room. "We didn't want them ofT, either." Then why were the stall doors in the girls' locker room taken OfT? "There did not seem to be any alternative. We tried to curb the problem — smoking in the stalls — by cutting windows in the doors. But that didn't work. We tried to have P.E. teachers monitor the locker room, but the girls a r e n ' t that dumb. They would h a v e s o m e o n e be ' l o o k - o u t ' , watching for teachers. They were too h a r d to c a t c h , " said Ms. Pierce. Searching for a solution, Ms. Pierce contacted other schools to find out what they had done to solve the problem. Every school s h e t a l k e d to had t h e s a m e answer: they had removed the doors from the stalls. "We didn't want to do this — it

was a last resort. Girls were constantly complaining to me about how many girls were smoking in the stalls; no one was able to use them. Girls were changing their clothes in the stalls. I asked the girls if they knew the names of the girls who were smoking: if they did, they wouldn't say. How can we catch the smokers if we don't know who they are? If the girls want to help the situation, they should report anyone who is smoking." One junior commented. "It always seems that the good have to suffer because of the bad. This sure is a prime example. Everyone has to suffer because of a few smokers." Another replied, "They might as well move the stalls out in the halls — no one has any privacy." "It's too bad that a few have to ruin things for everyone else; smokers a r e in the minority. Something's wrong if they can't withold from smoking for one period. If they have to smoke, then they should go to the woods — Smokey Bear won't take the doors ofT the outhouses."

SC information necessary Dear Editor: dent Council elections and I do I would like to reply to the not know who won or by how March 21 article in Southwords, in much. The students should be inthe Forum section, concerning the formed and made aware of the reStudent Council elections. sults and activities present. The Student Council should be Since it is a students' council. I recognized and understood by the feel we should be more informed students. Only a small minority of on other subjects like sports, students are willing to dig out the shows, the musical, and in generfacts of Student Council. If infor- al, more information on activities. mation is not posted, read in bulI would appreciate some action letins, or passed out, the students concerning this matter. will not participate. Sincerely. It is the first day after the StuBrad Beile '82

Mrs. Dranhoff listens by Anne Sizopoulos When you've got a problem and can't find someone to talk to, you probably don't realize a person is available in school especially for you. The school social worker, Mrs. Natalie Dranhoff, is trained to help kids cope with their problems and concerns. How can a social worker help? Mrs. D r a n h o f f e x p l a i n s that "Often it's helpful to bounce your problems and ideas off of someone else to see their reaction and/ or to find out what others would do in the same situation " She states, "A lot of kids need to adjust to the realities and problems of life. They need to learn to cope with their problems or to find alternatives ' But how important is counseling? Mrs. Dranhoff feels it's important to learn more about yourself because you can then better understand the people around you. She encourages people to take the time to look at them-

selves and see how they relate to others. Counseling can also help you learn to make wiser decisions and to realize the consequences. If you need additional information on services available in the community, Mrs. Dranhoff can help you find the type of assistance you need. Otherwise, she encourages you to come talk to her when the need arises.

Editor appreciates MS by Susan Rebedeau. News Editor Do you ever take things for granted? I mean basic things like food, clothes, heat in the winter, even drinking water from a tap. I do — or rather did. While I was away this summer through AFS (in Portugal). I saw old men and women digging through garbage for scraps of food — to survive. I saw children begging in the streets. It repulsed me. At first I felt pity for those people — and there were many poor people. But as the summer wore on, guilt was what I felt. Guilt because I knew how lucky I was to have food — and those p e o p l e had to scrounge and beg for their livelivhood. What made me any different from them, except luck? One of my best friends in Portugal graduated from architectural school while I was there. A few days after the ceremony, a few of us were sitting at home and they asked me about my life in America. I brought out my Eyrie and showed it to them. They were amazed — to say the least. My architect friend commented that we have far better facilities at Maine South than he had during college. In the university they worked on benches. It was my turn to be astounded. They do not have nearly the things we A m e r i c a n s have. No e x t r a - c u r i c u l a r activities: clubs, teams, nice facilities, great opportunities. They also looked at pictures of Chicago and Park Ridge. How wonderful, they said, to live in America! After they left. I sat and thought about what they had said. How wonderful, indeed, to be an American. I felt fortunate to live here: to have opportunities to grow and learn. That can be brought one step further, however. I felt lucky to be a student at Maine South — and 1 still do. I always took this school for granted. But now I can no longer do that. I t s presented great opportunities for me to grow — both from an educational and individual standpoint. Because of concerned teachers and administrators, this school offers the opportunity for students to learn at individual paces. It gives students a chance to pursue a wide variety of interests. At this school. I have a sense of security — someone cares. Nope. I'll never take Maine South for granted again. Many t i m e s p e o p l e neglect to say thank you. Well, to all teachers, administrators, and students. I would like to express my thanks for making my four years here ver>' meaningful.

•ForumShould 'Southwords' discontinue next year? by Laura Olson With the possibility of the discontinuation of Southwords or a decrease in the number of issues, students have expressed their feelings about the paper and why they read it. Tom Daly '82 said. 'It keeps students informed about unpopular sports and controversies that normally wouldn't be talked about. If

the paper were discontinued, there that no one cares about — many students wouldn't know ab- just to fill space " out others' achievements and upcoming events." Correction In Southwords March 21 issue the Cheryl Staley "82 replied. 'I letter to the editor titled "Nukes think its interesting; it gives you threaten future " had an error in the something to read in study hall. It signature. has some good articles and some Scott Jones wrote the letter. humorous things: however, some- Please accept our apology. times I think they put things in


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Southwords The oHictal stiident newspaper ol Maine Township High School South. Park Ridge. Illinois 60068 Written ana edited 13 ttmm each year by students ot the high scfKJOl suDscripltons induded with activity ticket, purchased separately at $3 00 per year, or individually tof 20« (Priced higher lor issues ot more ttuin 4 pages.) Editor-in<:hiel Scott Encvson NewsEditor SueRetoOeau Commentary Editor Lisa O Connor Features Editor ~ ,.,--.•• Marv Beth CouOai SportsEditor _-_......^ JulieLangdon CopyEdilot KatieReil ArtEdrtor ^., CherylFeth Photo Editoa Phil Collin. Sean Reilly Photographers Judy Fichera. Mary Fichera. Roger Gunderson Randy Rogers Artist Laura Pavese. Gay Sellergren Reporters Kathy Buckley. Cindy Coltman Laura Coyne, Mana Gaines. Collette Hawley. Peter Kaeding. Cris Kowois. Jim McGlade Sue McLendon, Mike Huyler, Candy Kidston. Mary LaleOer John Matuzak, Sheryl Mooney. Tom Numrych. Laura Olson, Sandy Reinhardt. Kate Nesbit. Paul Sambors ki. Janet Shamlian, Ann Sizopoukjs, Martuy SoostoH. Lisa Sopata, Scott Stuart Donna Wallace Karen Yates, Nancy Zuegel

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Acc students cope with stress by Renee Robbins Methods for relieving " a c a d e mic stress" are as varied as students' causes and opinions on the s u b j e c t — and as n e c e s s a r y . Almost 70 percent of the students enrolled in accelerated classes at M a i n e S o u t h feel t h i s kind of pressure frequently — and over 17 percent always feel some kind of academic stress. This can be defined as frustration, challenge or anxiety due to class and schoolwork. Through a survey conducted in all levels of accelerated classes. 64 students gave their views on stress and its effects. The majority of accelerated students just worrj- and go on. i t is always there so you just kind of live with it." one girl noted. Ex-

actly half the students study har- c o n t r i b u t e to t h e a m o u n t of der — perpetuating the myth that school-induced stress. Other areas a c c e l e r a t e d students love home- include homework, extra curricuwork. High in t h e p e r c e n t a g e s lars or as one boy honestly put it, also are talking to friends (39.7%), "girls!" When questions turned to possiwithdrawal/depression (34.4%) and ble benefit of academic stress and overeating (28.1%). One possible negative reaction, its j u s t i f i c a t i o n s , t h e s t u d e n t s though is cheating (17.2%). Other were split. Although a few believe cures mentioned were exercising, it stays the same, 45% believe it sleeping, athletic competition, increases student acheivement. music or just giving up and pre- But 53% insist a c h i e v e m e n t dec r e a s e s with added stress. "It tending you don't care. Almost t w o - t h i r d s of t h e stu- makes him or her feel stupid, so dents surveyed give internal per- they don't try as hard," one freshfectionism as their major source man girl decided. Mr. J e r o l d W i n d b i g l e r , a of academic stress. Teachers and p a r e n t s pull a close second and teacher of accelerated chemistry, t h i r d respectively. F r i e n d s and s a y s , " I t i n c r e a s e s s t u d e n t o t h e r r e l a t i v e s , having a job or achievement when the student is athletic team responsibilities also average or above-average, but for those below average, achievement decreases." The survey was d i s t r i b u t e d among 64 students — 18 male and Yes, security does comfort us 46 female. Among class levels the when we conform to a society. The d i s t r i b u t i n was 18 freshmen, 19 high-school years seem to encour- s o p h o m o r e s , 28 j u n i o r s a n d 4 age the conformity of an outward seniors. expression of self-worthlessness. We owe ourselves more. The inner inkling of a creative treasure Read the book 'Stand' of u n i q u e n e s s is b u r i e d within by Karen "Vates each i n d i v i d u a l s shell. Once we If t h e r e was one word used to find our hidden charm, we must d e s c r i b e S t e p h e n King's l a t e s t s h a r e it. What value is an asset n o v e l , T h e S t a n d , it w o u l d b e unless it is displayed, encourag- 'long.' Although the time span of ing o t h e r s to find w h a t m a k e s t h e book is seven m o n t h s . The them unique? Stand is over eight hundred pages. N a t u r e ' s m i r a c l e s of a snow- However, it is far from boring. flake or a diamond cannot com- The Stand has a can't-put-it-down pare to the unique beauty of a hu- q u a l i t y t h a t is l a c k i n g in most man life. The person each of us is, books today. is worthy, original, and creative. The novel begins in 1985, but it Share yourself Accept each other. is by no means a futuristic book. A project backfires at a disease testing site spreading an unknown disease about the complex, killing e v e r y b o d y e x c e p t an i n f e c t e d finally p u n c t u r e d the hood and worker who dies twelve hours lakicked out the cruise control. "I t e r . B e f o r e t h e w o r k e r d i e s , had a trailer hitch on the back of though, the disease, which has a my car which helped give the ex- 99.4% mortality rate, is spread to tra push that was needed to throw t e n p e o p l e . A d o m i n o p r o c e s s off the control." Olujic said. He occurs and soon only a handful of later added that it was "...all pret- immune people are left in the Unty good because I didn't have to ited States. Those who do begin go to work for the rest of the day having terrifying dreams that urge a n d I got $50 for my b u m p e r them to trek west. which had b e e n p r e t t y d e n t e d While King's past novels (Carrie, up!" The Shining) deal with supernatuOlujic got h i s s h a r e of local ral horror on a purely gut-level. publicity as well as three televi- The Stand is a philosophical book sion mini-cams on the scene. La- asking q u e s t i o n s a b o u t the imter that same evening there was a portance of democracy and dying spot on the nightly news about the for what you believe in. incident. Pete Olujic ought to be The Stand is a powerful book. commended for a job well done. The rhythm is controlled and the H a d h e not h e l p e d t h e s e two main c h a r a c t e r s are memorable. young w o m e n , they might have Anyone who picks it up will be died in a fatal crash. reading far into the night.

Value uniqueness in self and others By Mao' Beth Coudal

"The person each one of us is. is unique." When a diamond's or a s n o w f l a k e ' s d e s i g n is r a r e , we praise that originality. We value t h e s e o b j e c t s for t h e i r creative non-comformity. How many people do we embrace for being different? How many do we ridicule'? Can we open our minds to new ideas and then learn? To be comfortable with another individual's views, we must know and respect our own. Obtaining an o p t i m i s t i c o u t l o o k on o u r s e l v s may be the most difficult part of all. I know the worst critic of my own work is always myself. It is

Trivia winners by Peter Kaeding

The Literary Trivia Contest was recently held by the English department. The purpose of the test was to encourage reading among the students. A broad categor>' of books and authors from Shakespeare to science fiction, available in the library, were included in the contest. Miss Lucille Wright, Mr. Thomas Kerth, Mr. Robert Olson, and Mr. Robert Hunt drew up the contest with t h e a s s i s t a n c e of Mr. Phil Hopkins and Mr. Dennis Wyatl. First prize winner. Mike Harris, won a $25 gift certificate; Second place winner. Gene Dieden, earned a $15 gift certificate; Third prize, a $10 gift certificate, was awarded to Alex Kaminsky.

too easy to compromise ourselves. Too easy to settle for beign satisfied with our present dissatisfaction. When I reflect in a mirror, figuratively or literally, I sometimes find; my looks are so plain; my thoughts are so unoriginal, my d r e a m s a r e so u n a t t a i n a b l e and myself is so, so unworthy. I could comfort myself with the knowledge that I am not alone in my miserable existence. In front of the m i r r o r after gym class, I hear the same complaints everyday. I await the moment when I see a girl poise herself in front of the locker room mirror and gaze lovingly, u n a s h a m e d l y into her own reflection. But I am not holding my breath for that day either.

Olujic bumps women to safety by Nancy Zuegel A bent back bumper was the result of a courageous attempt made by P e t e Olujic '82, to help save two young women on the expressway. According to Olujic, he was l a t e for w o r k t h a t p a r t i c u l a r Saturday morning. He drove along the Kennedy until he noticed the c a r n e x t to h i m . T w o y o u n g women were frantically signaling to him that t h e i r cruise control was stuck and they were unable to stop. "The one girl was crying," said Olujic. "Both were really scared." So Pete channeled his car in front of t h e i r s a n d t h e c o n t i n u o u s bumping of their car against his

Crew plays lead role by Laura Olson When the curtain rises for the •spring musical, the set. not the characters, is first seen. Besides t h e p e o p l e who will a p p e a r in front of the set a group of others have been working just as hard — the crew. A b o u t fifty s t u d e n t s a r e involved in construction, painting, lighting and make-up crews under t h e d i r e c t i o n of Mr. V i n c e n t Pinelli. Only four or five weeks before o p e n i n g night the crews b e g a n c o n s t r u c t i o n . P u t t i n g in long hours after .school, until 7 or 7:30. a n d also on S a t u r d a y s , is necessary to complete the elaborate scenery. The reasons for dedicating their . t i m e to crow vary. Some join because Ihey cannot be on .stage and try to compensate, others join to make new friends or to be with "old ones, some want to be in Thespians for their school record and many other reasons. Tim Papenski '81. set designer.

said. "Crew serves as an outlet for my creative ideas. I feel I have more freedom here than in any o t h e r m e d i u m . I enjoy working with the people — its like a family, in fact, sometimes more than my real family." Molly C a r p e n t e r '82. construction crew h e a d , said she is involved because she enjoys working in theatre and is considering it as a possible career. Crew also gives her time to be with friends. Most c r e w m e m b e r s feel t h a t "Crew is f u n " Some people think that t h e r e a r e cliques; however, m o s t c r e w m e m b e r s feel t h a t everyone gets along together. Kairn Kaplan '84. thinks, i like c r e w b e c a u s e e v e r y o n e h a s to work together. It's fun seeing what I've worked hard on. be finished." Working late and hard and together almost ever\ day. this invisible part of the musical takes pride in the result of their efforts. They enjoy building the set and b e i n g a b l e to say. "Hey. 1 did that"

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April 25, 1980

SOUTHWORDS

Baseball to have "a great season" Fields of mud and rainy weather obviously did not bother the Maine South varsity baseball team, for the Hawks are off to a g r e a t s t a r t . They a r e c u r r e n t l y holding a record of 7-1-1. and are anxious for future wins. This year the Hawks are in the North Division of the Central Subu r b a n League, which includes s u c h t e a m s as New T r i e r East, Niles West, Evanston. and defending champion Waukegan West. Maine South defeated Lake P a r k 9-0. Lyons T o w n s h i p in a double-header 4-2, 4-3, and lost to Maine West 3-0. They c a p t u r e d t h e i r first conference victory by beating Niles East 4-2. "I feel w e r e going to have a great season." commented coach Richard Davis. "We have a wellbalanced, competitive conference this year; the teams will be tough. but that's what we want — good competition. We have an e.vperienced team with speed, defense.

Tennis wins by Laura Coyne Despite u n p r e d i c t a b l e weather at the beginning of their season, the boys' tennis team has been eager to play. Today and tomorrow, the team w i l l t r a v e l to c o m p e t e in t h e Arlington Invitational. A total of thirty-two teams will compete. One problem, says varsity coach Leslie Kent, is the lineup. "First varsity singles is still up in the air; the position will go to either Dave Clark, or George Charuk." First doubles, however, is more definite. "Mike Meland and Mike P a s s a n e a u have been playing t o g e t h e r a n d a r e d e s c r i b e d by Coach Kent as a "good team that should get much b e t t e r . " In the first meets of the young season, Dave Kuechenberg and Don Lemmersal have been playing second doubles, but that position is also u n s u r e . E x t r a s on t h e v a r s i t y s q u a d i n c l u d e Andy Otto. J o h n Siena. Mark P a n k u s . Kevin Pinney, and Ross Piepho. In dual meets, the varsity squad is a n i m p r e s s i v e 7-0, a n d t h e Frosh-Soph team is 4-3. Maine South will host Districts on the weekend of May 10 and 11.

pitching, and a good combination of juniors and seniors." Returning this year a r e lettermen Steve Heinol, Dan Murphy, Bob R e i b e l . Tony T a g l i a l a v o r e . and J i m Walewander. Mr. Davis s e e s g r e a t p o t e n t i a l in j u n i o r s D a r r e n H o e p p n e r . J o h n Kazuk, and Scott Madsen. The Hawks have a powerful pitching stafi" in Bob Reibel, Dan M u r p h y , Tom G a u g e r . J o e Belmonte, and Marty Oddo. On the re-

ceiving end are catchers Joe DiCola and Pat Sullivan. S e n i o r J o e DiCola said. "The team is moving at a good pace. Bob Reibel and Dan Murphy are pitching extremely well. Shortstop Jim Walewander keeps the team m o v i n g — h e ' s got t h e s p e e d . W e ' r e a l s o h i t t i n g r e a l l y good now." " O u r j u n i o r s look good; J o h n Kazuk is doing a great job at the plate and will probably earn an

South to meet OP by Sheryl Mooney The girls' softball team plans to keep t h e victories rolling in as they finish up a hectic'week with a game today at home against Oak Park at 4 p.m. The varsity record thus far is 6-1 as is the J.V. record. Mother Nature's sogg>- start of spring never d a m p e n e d t h e s p i r i t of a team that plans to be a contender. First year Coach Don Kerr is bubbling with excitement at the prospect of this talented team. "The main purpose this year is to limit t h e o p p o s i t i o n to t h e i r outs." Coach Kerr said. "We want to play aggressive ball, physically and mentally." Returning All-Conference playe r s L y n e t t e V e d r i n e and Sally Zeiger along with Lisa Chandler, Sue Lee, and Julie Bell rule the infield while Debbie Huege. Sally Peterson, and Kathy Bickler cruise around the outfield for Hyb a l l s . Ann Bagel and J o a n n Pawelek head the pitching department. Added strength on the bench includes Helen Ruzzier, Barb H a m i e l i c , T.C. L i t t w i n , S h e r y l Mooney. J o s i e D i F r a n c o , and Kathy Spychala. On April 18 against Evanston, both the varsity and J.V. were vict o r i o u s . 12-3 and 30-6 were the scores for the respective levels. On A p r i l 19. t h e t e a m s competed in a double-header at Glenb r o o k S o u t h . T h e varsity overcame an 11-1 deficit in the first game by scoring 11 runs in a wild fifth i n n i n g to win 15-12. They then sailed on with a 15-0 shutout in the second game.

Racketball is his game In his first tournament, he "got potential. As for the future, John dreams k i l l e d " But John Slazas was so impressed by the skill of the par- of a world championship, a chamt i c i p a n t s in the racketball com- pionship now held by 21 year-old petition that he decided to pursue Marty Hogan. More i m m e d i a t e . t h e sport. After a midwest and J o h n " p l a n s " on c l a i m i n g t h e two state junior championships, it Men's Open State title as well as is S l a z a s w h o n o w d o e s t h e the junior national crown. Later on, he would like to turn pro and "killing." J o h n c r e d i t s h i s m o t h e r for get in on the $1 million Hogan has s p a r k i n g his i n t e r e s t in racket- made. " R a c q u e t b a l l is a young sport. ball. He started serious play his sophomore year — serious mean- What we need is T.V. That's how ing workouts 4-5 hours a day; 3 tennis went o f f Perhaps one day ABC-TV sports hours playing, and 1-2 hours running a n d lifting weights. All of will b r o a d c a s t a S l a z a s - H o g a n this was done to improve his phy- matchl sical game. John also works on his mental game. By talking with and watching top professionals, John picks The Maine South g y m n a s t i c s up different strategies. John also uses his "inner mind" t e a m will face .Maine West on to h e l p h i s g a m e . T h e " i n n e r S a t u r d a y . The Hawks a r e going mind. " popularized by Tim Gall- for a victory to improve their rewey's The Inner Game of Tennis, cord of 0-5. Head Coach John Riccitelli suggests techniques with which to i m p r o v e c o n c e n t r a t i o n , control feels the slow start of the season is the result of losing many gymand self-confidence. As a perfectionist. John is apt to nasts to graduation last year """The g e t down on h i m s e l f d u r i n g a p r o b l e m is the g r a d u a t i o n last match if he feels he is not playing year of ten seniors, leaving this to his ability His inner mind has year with only two returning leta l l o w e d him to negate some of termen. .seniors Bob Christie and this so that he might concentrate Pete Larson." Both seniors have demonstrated on s t r a t e g i e s to play to his full

The J.V. had a hitting holiday by trouncing the Titans 33-4 in the first game. On the whole, the varsity averages 14 runs per game and has a team batting average of .477. Debbie Huege leads the offense with a .708 average and Kathy Bickler has 14 RBI's while Sally Peterson has scored 15 runs. Lynette Vedr i n e l e a d s t h e d e f e n s e with 19 put-outs and assists while Sally Zeiger has gunned numerous opponents trying to steal.

Birdies fly by Candace Kidston The Maine South g i r l s badminton t e a m has continued its successful start this season, having suffered only one varsity loss in six meets. Recent victims of the birdie bombers are East Leyden (12-0) and Maine East (6-1). At East Leyden, South destroyed the home team by defeating competition on all levels. The Hawks, who hosted rivals Maine East last T u e s d a y , s o u n d l y t r o u n c e d the Demons, giving way in only match. In fact, the only sore spot of the season so far has been South's 1-6 split against New Trier East. Des p i t e t h e s c o r e , t h e match was very closely fought, particularly t h e m a t c h e s played by d o u b l e s teams Kelly MacDonald and Teresa Rortvedt and Karin Plaza and Sheila Smith. Carla Rendina. who r e m a i n s u n d e f e a t e d in t h r e e y e a r s of dual meet competition, p u l l e d in t h e only victory. The j u n i o r varsity team, however, a i d e d by v i c t o r s J a n i c e Brown and Cathy DiCola, continued their w i n n i n g s t r e a k , r e m a i n i n g unt o u c h e d by c o m p e t i t i o n in six meets. In o t h e r c o m p e t i t i o n , the top four singles and d o u b l e s t e a m s j o u r n e y e d t o A r l i n g t o n High S c h o o l to c o m p e t e in a multischool invitational held by the defending s t a t e b a d m i n t o n champions. The Hawks came in at a respectable third, finishing behind New T r i e r E a s t a n d t h e host school. One high point of the day occurred when the fourth doubles team of Lisa Riordan and Kelly Munn battled their way to a victory over the N.T.E. team they had previously fallen to. For Lisa and Kelly, who f i n i s h e d s e c o n d in their division, revenge was sweet.

outfield position." On Tuesday. April 22. the Hawks t i e d with W a u k e g a n West, 6-6. T h e y r a n i n t o t r o u b l e in t h e s e v e n t h i n n i n g after Waukegan had scored six runs, leaving the Hawks with the task of e a r n i n g five r u n s ; they w e r e down 6-1. With a strong effort and an extra inning, the Hawks managed to tie the score. The game was called because of darkness. " O u r p i t c h i n g staff is r e a l l y strong," said senior Jim Walewander. "If the pitching holds out. so will we. Tom Gauger is injured, and that h u r t s us. J u n i o r s John Kazuk and Rick Senf are doing a good job helping the team. Our catchers are also playing well. In the game against Waukegan, we were playing good until the sixth i n n i n g ; t h a t ' s w h e n we s t a r t e d having p r o b l e m s . But we began h i t t i n g again and caught up. Reibel hit a triple and a single, both times knocking in the tying run. Overall, we look good " T h e H a w k s a r e s c h e d u l e d to play New Trier East on April 28 and Niles West on April 29. both of w h i c h s h o u l d b e e x c i t i n g games. Like any other team, they need fan s u p p o r t . So come out and cheer and work on your suntan at the same time.

Track in Invit. by Therese Littwin

Girl's track, like many spring sports this year, was greatly hind e r e d by t h e r a p i d l y c h a n g i n g w e a t h e r . T h e p o s t p o n e m e n t of meets, thus causing a lack of experience, may alter the outcome • of t o m o r r o w s meet, the Wheaton Central Invitational. Although young, the team pos- . s e s s e s an e a g e r n e s s w h i c h coaches Miss Jacquelyn Schultze, Mr. Robert Cassidy, Mr. John Kilcullen, and Mr. Frank Booth feel will set them in good standings in the difficult, but challenging new conference. With an oversight of previous v i c t o r i e s — t h e c o n q u e r i n g of Glenbrook South, Maine E a s t , ' G l e n b r o o k North, and Maine North — Maine South has gained p r e s t i g e and a c h a n c e to prove themselves strong. The absence of Linda Karecki in s h o t p u t . d i s c u s , and h u r d l e s may hinder South's outcome; yet skill relays and distances excel, keeping South fighting. W i n n i n g efforts from C a r r i e S p a t a f o r a . L a u r a N e l s o n . Kim Wilk. a n d K a r e n W h a l e n h a v e allowed the realy team to produce quality times. Individual distance runners Gail Baldoni, Maureen Barry, Sue Brown, Dawn Kasicki, and Laurel Kasicki have also contributed, their share of fine performances. C o n t i n u i n g with t h e i r aggress i v e n e s s , t h e Girls" t r a c k t e a m looks very promising. And now, with this good weather, the t e a m s outdoor season may just be on its way.

Gymnasts to face Maine West f i n e p e r f o r m a n c e s in m e e t s . Christie has already shown great p r o m i s e for qualifying in State c o m p e t i t i o n in v a u l t i n g w i t h scores ranging to 8.4. Larson has also shown great performances. Juniors Tom Numiych. Marc Okam o t o . Alan M a l c c . and Nick Moore are also d e m o n s t r a t i n g much ability. The F'rosh team has been winning consistently all season. Ricc i t e l l i feels t h e f r e s h m e n t a r e winning because "they are a togetherness type of team, doing

things for and helping each other do the ver> best they can." Excellent performances on the freshmen level have been shown by Mike Ambrosia. Dan Kaeppling e r . B r i a n K a l l e n b e r g e r , Dan Linging. and Craig Goll. Ricitelli believes Coach Goll isthe most knowledgeable assistant coach he has worked with. "Her dedication and hard work, have contributed to the considerable improvement and d e s i r e shown by t e a m m e m b e r s of all levels •

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