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New club honors girl athletes by Sasha Pisarski A new club has been formed honoring girls involved in varsity athletics at Maine South. The club, which is called the Maine South Varsity Club, is open to all girls who have earned a varsity letter in Maine South's athletic program. The purposes of the club are as follows: 1. To support and encourage the advancement of girls' athletics at Maine

South. 2. To increase school spirit for girls' athletics. 3. To develop respect and appreciation for all sports. 4. To encourage high ideals and standards in athletics. 5. To create a supportive relationship between athletes. All girls who have earned a varsity letter are eligible for membership in the Maine South Varsity Club, including

southwords Vol.19. No. 4 Maine South

High School, Park


Ridge, IL Oct. 22, 1982

Juvenile Court

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McDonald's vs. Burner KIngp. 3 Anorexia

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Fillp on parade

p. 4 Sports Spotlight

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Honor points examined

p. 4 Sports In Brief

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Senior named Jr. Miss by Nancy Humm Maine South senior Robin Caithamer was named the winner of the Park Ridge junior Miss Pageant.

managers and trainers. According to Miss Jackie Schultze, the club's sponsor, approximately eighty girls are eligible. Membership will be maintained by paying annual dues, participating on any level of any Maine South team, having a 2.0 grade point average, and attending monthly meetings. If a member misses three meetings, she will be asked to resign from the club. Also, any athlete in violation of the District policy concerning the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs will have to resign. Miss Schultze commented, "This could be a fine group. Athletes are some of the most talented people around. They have a lot of energy and spirit. We also have a fine slate of officers."

News Briefs PSAT tomorrow All juniors are reminded that the PSAT will be administered tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. at Maine South.

Leadership Conference Student Council's Leadership Conference will be held Tues., Oct. 26 at the First Babtist Church of Park Ridge. See page two for further details.

Seniors win awards Seniors Sanja Nikolich and Michael Curcio have been named as winners of the National Council of Teachers Achievement Awards in Writing. Essays they wrote in English III Ace. last year were submitted to the Council by Mrs. Dee Johnson and Mrs. Helen Dimperio.

The contest, which is sponsered by the Park Ridge Jaycecs, is not a beauty contest, buy rather a competition to select an all-around high school girl who excells in many categories. The following criteria is the basis of the judges' decision: fifteen percent physical fitness, fifteen percent poise and appearance, fifteen percent scholastic achievement, ten percent creative and performing arts, and thirty-five percent for judge's interview.


The fourth runner-up was Mary Ann Popisil. She also won the scholastic achievement award and was chosen the "spirit of- Junior Miss Robyn Caithamer Junior Miss" by the other candidates. The third runner-up was Heather Kirk. Robin Caithamer, this year's Junior Miss, Karen Dannenhauer was second runner-up, will be competing in the state pageant in Bolalso receiving the scholastic achievement ingbrook this January. The four runners-up award. and the Junior Miss received assorted gifts Second runner-up, Linda Bachmeier, won from the Park Ridge merchants, savings bonds the talent award for her dramatic presentation. and other gifts from the Jaycees.

Eight members of Maine South's Concert Choir have been selected to pierform at the American Choral Directors' Convention at the Louis Joliet Renaissance Center in Joliet on Oct. 22 and 23. They will part of a High School Honors Choir. The students include: Laurie Ragner and Sue Stenholt, sopranos; Cindy Black and Ingrid Johanson, altos; Jeff Blume and Erik Thorson, tenors; and Geln Modica and Rob Vinopal, bass-baritones.


GRA supports Maine South by Maria Caporale The Girls' Recreation Association, or GRA, is a club in which all Maine South girls are automatically members. The main purpose of the club is to offer an after-school intramural sports and recreation program. GRA promotes enthusiasm and enjoyment of the girls' athletic program. GRA also makes locker tags once a week for the girls' interscholastic teams. GRA also sponsers several social activities throughout the year. Several co-ed sportsnites are held, as are a Valentine's Day carnation sales. GRA sells food at the consession stand at all home football games. The club had a booth at the Homecoming Carnival, "Fling for a

Flower," which won the prize for most original booth this year. The club contributes money towards a weight machine for the girls' athletic program. It has also contributed money for the sign on Dee Road. GRA is the first organization to contribute money to the local winner of the Century III Leaders Program. The winner of the contest receives a $100 scholarship. Girls who participate in the GRA intramural program receive recognition for their achievements. Trophies are given to the first and second place teams in all the intramural events. The names of the champions are



by Kaihie Yoo A study habits committee was formed last year in order to discuss study skills. This group will publish a pamphlet concerning study skills. Skills discussed will be: doing assignments, notetaking, listening skills and setting an environment. It will show students how to study for tests and write better themes and essays. The committee, which consists of Principal R. Barker, Assistant Principal K. Reczkiewicz, Foriegn Language Chairmen D. Anderson, English Chairman M. Davis, Social Science

Chairman O. Kohler, Math Chairperson S. Przybylski and Science Chairman R. Teller, met with seven students for two hours on the problems of studying. The students were: Chris Batterelli, Marge Holmstrom, Paul Cicora, Kathy Humm, Mike Kuta, Peter Silkowski and Carol Vischer.


The committee decided that they liked the contact between students and teachers and that the contact led them to learn what the teacher thought was important and that concentration was one of the biggest factors of success.


by Nancy Humm Mathletes is a club designed to further its members' skills in mathematics through competition. Two major math meets will be held on March 19 and April 30. At each meet there will be four tests given, one for each grade level. Each test will consist of five questions worth

from one to five points. Ever>' school may enter a maximum of five students per events. The top three scored in each event will be tabulated to determine the team total. The highest team score wins the overall competition. The Mathletes Club is a member of the North Suburban Math League, the Illinois Math League, and the lUinois Competitive Math Teachers .Association. when asked his expectations for the year, Mr. Andrews stated, "With the returning Mathletes and the new students, the coming year looks more promising than last year." All Maine South seniors are eligible to comAny student who show an interest and appete in the annual Illinois Editors' Traffic titude in math is eligible to join Mathletes. ApSafety Seminar's traffic safety essay contest. proximately forty students have expressed an The topic of this year's contest is "Your interest so far this year. First Driver's License: Should It Be Harder To Get?" All essays of 500 words of less must be submitted to Seminar Headquarters, 66 E. South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601, Student Council's Leadership Conference postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 1982. Top scholarship grants of $500 will be will be held next Tues., Oct.26, from 9 a.m. to awarded to five girls and five boys by the 3 p.m. at the First Babtist Church of Park AAA-Chicago Motor Club. They will also pre- Ridge. Student Council members and the presidents sent $50 U.S. Savings Bonds to the 25 runnersand vice-presidents of Maine South clubs will up. Entry blanks may be obtained in the attend the second annual conference. Among the features will be three workshop Southwards office, V-106, or in the Driver's Education Department office. concerning political leadership and guest speakers. page 2

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engraved on plaques displayed in the in-, tramural trophy case and pictures are displayed in the yearbook. An All-Star team is chosen in volleyball and basketball intramurals and each member receives a trophy for her accomplishment. Representing the girls of Maine South is the concern of the GRA Board. This group of girls, selected by the officers of the club after going through interviews, meets once a week to plan intramurals and other activities. At the end of the year, an award is presented to a member of GRA Board for her outstanding service during the year. An award is given for every class level. A four-year service award is also given to the senior girl who has done the most for GRA during her four years at South.

Health clubs work Health Unlimited is a club open to all students who have an interest in entering a health-related career, doing service projects for the community or taking trips to medical facilities. Meetings are every Thursday afternoon and new members are always welcome. Dues are $1. Activities include a health fair in the spring, the Jump Rope-A-Thon, guest speakers from various medical professions, field trips/ and social events such as Halloween and' Christmas parties. A Health Unlimited training session was held Oct. 13 for club members interested in teaching first aid to first through third graders in local elementary schools. The club is participating in the Red Cross Ambassador Program in which high school students visit elementary school principals and offer to teach children various courses including first aid and bike safety. The First Aid Team will hold an organizational meeting Tues., Nov. 9. This team is composed of students who hold Standard First Aid Cards. Teams of four are formed and practices are held leading up to the national competition in March. Teams are given three emergency problems to solve with mock victims. They compete against other teams across the country for the highest score refiecting the best and fastest care given on the problems. Maine South teams have placed first and third in the nation in the past three years.

Southwords EdItor-in-Chief News Editor Sports Editor Features Editor Commentary Editor Photo Editor Art Editor Production Editor Copy Editor

Leo Smith Sasha Pisarski Mike Sir Joanne Sutton ( Debbie Tritthardt MikeVukovich Jim Kelly Dan Gaytord RobynCaithamer


Wk@ppmjt U^hl @lt Sii(| ffll®©, ©@y/@/ AM Point- McDonalds has proven itself to be the king of the hamburger industry with its Big Mac being the best selling hamburger ever. Counterpoint- Burger King is ranked second to McDonalds, its only top competitor. McDonalds ranks up there on an average teenagers list of things to do on a Saturday night. Just think of how many times when you and your friends have nothing else to do, you end up at good 'ole McD's eating a hamburger and fries. It is because of this that McDonalds has overtaken the hamburger industry and is second to none. McDonalds has only one major competitor, and that is, you guessed it, Burger King. But, Burger King's advertising department has just come up with a new way to outsell your competition: directly insult them in your commercials. I'm sure all of you have seen Burger King's new commercials, especially the one with the little girl who complains about McDonald's hamburgers being 20 percent smaller then Burger King's. Well, the people at McDonalds don't like these new commercials, so they've filed a multi-million dollar law suit against Burger King. This law suit has divided many loyal

hamburger eaters in two sides. For the past week I've been acting like a roving reporter and have been asking you students to make a choice between McDonalds and Burger King. The results were extremely close, but surprising, as well. (Drumroll, please) Burger King beat out McDonalds 53 percent to 47 percent, after polling almost 60 students. Some students offered their opinion. Gayle Fierce, '83, "I go to McDonalds because it is cheaper and their fries are better." Andrea Hug, '86, "McDonald's french fries are too greasy." Lisa Canar, '84, "The commercials are totally biased and unfair to McDonalds." Lisa Lehman, '84, "Burger King's commercials are Hke putting a knife in and twisting it." Mr. LLoyd Spear, orchestra conductor, "I hate them both." According to all the statistics this should not have happened. I know there is still many of you out there that think neither of these choices was the best, and that you prefer to stick with Wendy's or someboyd else. But, what more can you say other than teenagers know what they like, which in this case is the Whopper. Just think of this the next time you

_, Kim Wochinski find yourself watching the numbers being changed on the 40 Billion Hamburgers Sold sign.

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iCondy/criping ono oF many voluntoor Job/ by Elizabeth Cicinelli The demands of home, school and extracurricular activities on the average teenager are very time consuming. Yet, volunteer work can be a challenging and enriching option for those who need to add even more accomplishment to their lives. Girl volunteers seem to outnumber boys by a large margin, probably because the options for girls are wider. Candystriping is one example, which involves numerous activities such as delivering flowers, office work, errand running, caring for an elderly neighbor and participating in charity functions. Because candystriping provides an educational atmosphere and chance for advancement, it is the most popular variation of volunteer work. "To see the joy in their faces when I bring them fiowers makes me feel so happy that my spirits are lifted for an entire week. The satisfaction and pride is so great; I cannot describe it," remarks a sophomore. Another former candystriper, Debbie Cantlon, '84, adds, "The people who are ill relate to you as if you were their child. They reminisce, and we both learn new things." "1 joined because my friend is a canfclystriper " says JuUe Stepp, '85, who has been forking since summer, "and I thought it would be fun." Not suitable for everyone, volunteer work requires a very unselfish, patient person. A strong will is also needed. Debbie continues, "I've had some really sad

experiences. I've seen cancer patients waste away, and young adolescents like you and I have fatal diseases and accidents which impair them for life. "It can be boring, though, if you work in an office and file papers all the time. The staff sometimes treats you like an immature child who cannot handle responsibility." The work of a volunteer is often very restricted, and for this reason young people may become frustrated and quit. Its positive

aspects usually outweigh the negative. With the expansion of openings for volunteers in professional atmospheres and the difficulty in finding a paying job, volunteer work may be a teen's choice for spending additional time and energy. The rewards can be satisfying and can give an early look into a possible career. It is wonderful indeed to give up just one hour a week to a dejected person and in return have memories and friendships for a lifetime.

when counselors were advisors The new policy of referring study hall cuts to a student's counselor leaves Maine South students without a friend. In the past, your counselor was your buddy, friend, pal. He had no reason to distrust you, and you had no reason to dislike him. Now that study hall cuts are given to him, he must act as a disciplinarian and an advisor. The occupation of dean is not a pleasant one, but someone has to be the heavy. By transfering obligations to the counselor, the student has two enforcers and has been moved farther from his sacred advisor. What was wrong with the old system? The dean had one job; the counselor had one job. Occupations were well-defined and the student had a personal advisor who was just that—an advisor. Not a heavy.

In addition the counselor no longer deals with class drops. The administrator who supposedly knows you best can't help you anymore. Instead, class drops are referred to the executive commitee. An entire commitee where, if you are lucky, two of them know you. A counselor knows you and knows your best interests, but now he can't do anything to help you out, and you don't even like him anymore because he writes you up now. I think there are enough problems around the school to change before we start changing effective programs. Editor-in-chief Leo Smith


Honor points examined, found beneficial by Kersten McLain Maine South, as well as the other Maine Township schools, has three different honor point scales for the different levels of classes. In most classes, honor points are based on the four point scale. However, in accelerated and remedial classes the scale is altered to match the specific difficulty of the class. Because of the advanced pace in accelerated classes, an extra point is awarded to those students receiving an A or B. Likewise, because of the less difficult material covered in remedial classes, the scale is lowered by one point. Controversy in this system is brought up when the fairness of the scale is questioned. Most complaints come from remedial or L class students who feel that the scale should be the same for all classes. They beheve they work just as hard for a particular grade as the other two levels and are penalized due to the lower level of work. Also, because these classes are taught on a lower level, they have a reputation of being "dummy"classes. "It is a shame for kids to think they are dummies," says Mr. Beauprez, teacher of English 1 L. "But, it is also unfair to put students into a class they couldn't handle." Remedial classes are geared for the ability and interest of the student, and the eventual goal for some of the students is to be placed in a higher level class. The purpose of these classes is not to put a student c^own but to give a student a better chance for success.

If remedial students are at a disadvantage in a regular class, a higher level student also is at a disadvantage at the other end of the scale. An accelerated student would probably be bored in a regular class, whereas, if placed in a more difficult situation, the student would be diallenged more and, therefore, learn more. Sanja Nikolich, '83, supports the accelerated program. 'Accelerated classes are good because they reward the kids who are supposed to learn harder things and do more homework."


Also, the first three years of this program give these students a chance to earn college^ aedit in their fourth year by taking Advance Placement classers. Mr. Bonney, Director of Guidance, adds that "the weighted grades encourage students to do their best," and in th^ case of L classes "provide the incentive to take a better class." Through the different levels of classes and systems of honor points, a student can be challenged and at the same time succeed.

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by Katny Humm This afternoon when I got home from school, I looked through the mail we had received that day and I noticed that my older brother had received five brochures from different colleges and universities across the country. I wondered hos he had gotten these brochures because he already knows where he wants to attend coUe. Besides this, I had never heard of two of the colleges and neither had he. The College Board Search Service is responsible for thousands of junior and senior boys and girls receiving such information. The way it works is this: when a student takes an ACT or SAT he or she has the choice of being put on this college search. Then, the colleges or universities receive a list of students who fit


their criteria. They in turn send the information to the students. Mr. Kenneth Reese, career counselor believes that the program is effective for the student who does not know what college he wants to attend or what he wants to major in. If the student already knows where he wants to attend college, these brochures will probably not change his mind, although it will give him some second choices. However, Mr. Reese warned that the brochures represent only the positive side of a school and if a student decides he is interested in the college, he should obtain more information. If a student is receiving information from colleges and he decides that he no longer has a use for it, he can write to the foundation that^ he applied to and ask them to take his name( off of the mailing list.

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fp\f\k roign/ oc /pontonoou/ porodo by Mark Filip Because of the system by which Southwards is printed, my articles need to be completed two weeks before they get to you. This system makes up-to-the-minute reporting impossible, and normally forces me to talk about issues instead of events, as most events would hardly seem appropriate, much less interesting two weeks later. This week, however, I wish to speak about an event, specifically the homecoming parade, as it was too memorable to ignore and too important to forget. As I'm sure many of you have heard long ago. Homecoming this year was highlighted and symbolized by a makeshift students' parade, organized after the originally planned parade was canceled. When school administrators decided that the parade should be canceled because of the rain, students left the fieldhouse where they were assembled and had their own parade. This action angered our administration, but unrightly so. This "rebellion" was not a premeditated terrorist attempt to undermine the guiding authority of our school hierarchy, but was simply an emotional response by the page 4

students to an imprudent decision by the administration. The rain which had caused the initial delay had stopped and everyone involved in the parade wanted to go ahead. The people who participate in the parade (clubs, student and dass councils, cheerleaders) had spent weeks planning and making the floats and banners. They simply refused to be stopped by a little rain in what for many of them was to be their last homecoming parade. The resulting parade was more enthusiastic than any other I have participated in here before, and it was so enthusiastic because it was ours, the students', and we wanted to make the best of it. The students' refusal to accept the cancelation of the parade, as well as our football team's refusal to quit against Evanston, our soccer team's refusal to be defeated by Evanston, and the display by Mr. Lonnegran at our homecoming assembly all reflect a growing pride and enthusiasm in the students of Maine South. Our administration should be dated with this productive spirit at Maine

South and work towards a continuation of that spirit.

Another brick In the wall by Julie Loeffler I recently saw the movie Pink Floyd The Wa//starring Bob Geldof. Derived from the hit album The Walt by the rock group Pink Floyd, this partially animated movie included many of the songs from their plantinun album. The main character, a burned-out rock singer, spends his days watching television and daydreaming about his boyhood years. "We Don't Need No Education" is the song pertaining to the years of schooling this youth has agonized through. This is the only part of the movie that is really entertaining. The music, lyrics and the continuous action^^ represented the strict rules at the co-ed E n g l i s h ^ school. The rest of the movie is a confusing maze to the viewer who is trying to figure out if the events are actually happening or just a part of the character's hallucination.

Juvenile court system changes by Kris Falzone "If a kid comes to me and it's his first experience with the law," stated Mr. James P. Etchingham, a Park Ridge attorney, "I don't want him, at the end of our relationship, to think he can always hire a lawyer and beat the charge. 1 want his trial to be a learning experience." As an attorney familiar with juvenile court cases, Mr. Etchingham further stated that the most common juvenile offenses include burglaries, thefts, vandalism, criminal trespass, school truance and delinquency petitions.

Is IQ legit? by Maria Caporale What is an IQ? Many people know that IQ stands for "intelligence quotient," but what does it really say about your brain power? Here are some answers to questions asked about IQ. How is the IQ measured? When you were in grade school, you probably took a test that didn't consist of what you just learned in class. Instead, you were most likely confronted with sentence completions, work problems and problems involving pictures and patterns. That test measured your verbal ability, memory and reasoning which, in short, is yourlQ. Stu'dents' I IQs are used to predict their learning ability and how they use basic skills in problem solving. An IQ of 100 is considered average and anything above 135 is exceptional. Some people think your IQ says how smart you really are. The IQ does show some important skills, but this is only one measure of your brainpower. IQ tests don't measure your common sense, your creativity, your ability to deal with people, your insight or even a talent of yours. Students with high IQ's generally get good grades but an interest and motivation are important. High-IQ students may have poor grades and visa versa. The IQ is a very limited factor of career success. If a student is interested in a certain subject, a high score on a certain part of the test indicates good potential. More important is that IQ tests don't take ambition, personality and job experience into account which may be important factors. Therefore, your IQ may not be reliable in predicting your career. If you know your IQ but are disappointed with it, don't dwell on it. Your IQ isn't all of you. There is much more to take into account. Throughout your life, your IQ should remain the same, but a few points can vary from one testing to the next. I Your IQ test results may be seen by your teachers and counselors at school. Parents and students over eighteen are also legally entitled to request this information but schools prefer not to reveal IQ scores. IQ scores help in identifying students who may need extra help.

Anyone under eighteen is considered a conduct, an ordinance violation that can mean minor and will be tried as a juvenile. However, a fine of up to $500 dollars. a new law effective this year states that certain Additionally, anyone under eighteen found crimes such as murder, rape or other extreme on a public street after curfew can be fined becases committed by a first time juvenile of- tween $10 and $100. The curfew in Park Ridge fender can be tried and sentenced as an adult. is midnight on Friday^ and Saturdays and 11 Generally, the court is more lenient with a p.m. every other night. Curfew in Norridge first offender. The minor may be put on pro- and Harwood Heights is 1 l:30'p.m. on Fridays bation or under supervision and the offense and Saturdays and 10:30 p.m. Sunday through doesn't go on record. Sentences after the first Thursday. The juvenile court operated under a "parens could be confinement or incarceration in an Audy Home, a place to send wayward patrial" theory, meaning that the state assumes a parental role in trying to help the juveniles. A very major offense is drinking and driv- minor rehabilitate himself. "Thetheory is to help the minor and involve ing. "I don't condone drinking and driving, especially if it involves a minor because a him...the idea is not to fight the court. We minor shouldn't be drinking in the first place don't want him to end up in court again," exand no one should drink and drive," com- plained Mr. Etchingham. "If a minor has a problem and beats the system, chances are mented Mr. Etchingham. A person convicted of a drinking and driv- he'll end up there again." Many kids in juvenile court unfortunately ing charge may have his license revoked for a year. There may also be a prison sentence of have problems in the family. "I see a direct correlation between discipline at home and the up to a year and $1,000 fine. Many cases are tried involving teens and trouble minors cause out of the home," says drugs, especially marijuana. Supplying or deal- Mr. Etchingham. He feels that lack of respect is another factor ing with drugs can be four to six years imprisonment. Depending on the quantity and of teen violations. "A lack of respect for the type of drug, conviction of possession or use family may cause a lack of respect for the law of drugs may bring from two to sixty years in and court system, making kids feel they can ruin other people's property and lives," comprison. mented Mr. Etchingham. Parties can be another source of trouble for "Everyone screws up sometimes; mistakes teens. Because of the plain view exception to happen. When there's a pattern of the search warrant requirement, the police misbehavior, a real problem develops," conhave the right to search without a warrant if cluded Mr. Etchingham. "The trend in law toalcohol is seen in the hands of a minor. Most day is to not favor or condone any breaking of kids present will be charged with disorderly a law by anyone."

Financial aid available in many forms by Dimitra DeFotis Before jumping to the conclusion that you are not smart enough to get a scholarship, find out what types of scholarships and aid are available. A scholarship is only one kind of aid a prospective student can obtain. Under that category, there are academic scholarships, based on grade point average and talent scholarships. A very large category in college aid is financial aid. This term includes scholarships, grants, loans and employment. State, federal and college programs exist for student aid. In IlHnois, the state provides the Illinois Monetary Award which gave 88 million dollars to students in Illinois in 1981. The Federal Government provides Pell Grants, and colleges have scholarship/grant programs which do not require repayment. There is the EOG which may award up to $2000 per year. Next, the NSDL allows a student to borrow money at a 5 per cent interest rate. Finally, the College Work-Study (CWS] provides employment to a student who needs aid. Ninety per cent of financial aid is based on

the need of a family. Mr. Reese, director of the Career Resource Center, also adds that, "No family should assume it is not c-ft^ible for financial aid since there are so many variables that go into determining need. The only way to determine whether a family is eligible for financial aid is by going through the application process." The Career Resource Center provides pamphlets describing what aid and scholarships are available and how to apply for them. Mr. Reese is very willing to educate students on this subject. On Dec. 8, 1982, the Parent Teacher Council will sponsor a Financial Aid program presented by Mr. Reese. Any student bound for a two or four year college or a university should famiharize himself with the scholarship-financial aid programs available. And even if it seems impossible to get a scholarship, just remember that a scholarship may exist especially tailored for you! Did you know that there is a Chess Scholarship, an Illinois SadSacks Nursing Scholarship and even a Chicago Society of Paint Technologists Scholarship? So educate yourself on the subject. Your education is worth it! page 5

Anorexia-- a quesfion of life and death by Kim Bacon

How many of you saw the 1981 television movie The Best Little Girl in the Worldl It had its validity but was a bit of a gimmicky expose on anorexia. To get a better idea of this disease, a pertinent question surfaces: When does dieting become an obsession? When does obsession become a disease? This occurs when an individual is no longer dieting out of choice-instead, compulsion. When confronted with anorexia, people do not understand the complexity of the disease and the anorexic herself. The anorexic's behavior is puzzling and becomes more than infuriating to those around her. She will lie and deny that anything is wrong with her mentally or physically. Hence, the question of blame arises. Should we blame our lack of knowledge? Take this question as a starting point and try to identify what occurs among the world of the child to CTeate the vulnerability of an anorexic. Afterall, we are brought up believing "thin is in." Too much emphasis is placed upon the female body aside from how she perceives herself. The passage from childhood to adulthood can be unbearable pressure for an anorexic. On the contrary, the illness might evolve from within as a resuh of psychotic tendencies from birth. The fear that others will become thinner than she becomes a paranoia for the anorexic. She is constantly comparing her body with others. She feels that she will be rejected for being too fat and in the acute stage, neglected for not being "esp>ecially" thin. The anorexic is generally the second or third child born, is a high achiever and is cooperative within the family. What looks good on the surface will, in fact, emerge into an emaciated victim. She will lose 20 per cent of her body weight, stop menstruating, lose hair, acquire dry flaking skin, become constipated and have lower blood pressure, body temperature, potassium level After the clinical diagnosis comes the acute stage which is characterized by drastic weight loss and a commitment to anorexic thinking and , behavior. In short, due to reasons beyond her

control, she is choosing death over life. The next time someone says "I wish I could get that so I could lose some weight, I'm so fat," spare your ignorance. Eton't say anything at all. How would you really like to be bound to a disease that manipulates you from the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed? Or how would you like the vomiting which becomes involuntary and addicting? You would have to put up with a virtually non-

existent social life, a difficult time in m a k i n g ^ | everyday decisions, not being able to sit dovvn^^ on a hard chair without it hurting because you're too thin and the guilt that comes with eating something as innocent as a peanut. For some reason, anorexia nervosa holds a morbid curiosity for many. Is it because society has become so arrogant that it has placed the ideal feminine appearance on the edge of starvation?

Cars, costs and liazards important Are the costs and hazards of owning a car worth it? This is a major question in many student's minds. Two reasons so many teens want to own a car is because of mobility and freedom. It provides transportation to and from school and prevents the unpleasantness of helping parents by running errands or chauffering younger siblings. Of course, there is no disagreement that a car greatly adds to weekend entertainment—without fighting with parents or begging friends for a ride. But most of the costs, including gas, insurance and repairs, are very expensive. There are also the great hazards of accidents and tickets or legal problems. Many students work to pay these expenses. People have mixed reactions to the problems of cost and hazard. One junior stated, "It


seems like you never stop paying, even after you've bought the car." Mr. Minerick, drivers' education teacher, said, "Being in a motorized society it is well worth the cost and hazard." He also stated, "The cost and hazard are always going to be there. "The insurance costs are relatively high, but the coverage, in view of accidents and law suits, is very cheap in case it is needed," added Mr. Minerick. The insurance is based on four points: age, type of car driven, area being driven in and what the car is used for. If a student takes drivers ed or a comparable course at a driving school, he can have a 15 per cent deduction from standard rates. If he maintains a Bor bet- ^ ^ ter grade point average, he can have an addi- ^ff) tional 10 per cent deduction.


In a dark cave sometime in the far past, three witches peered into a cauldron and predicted the birth of a child destined to kill a cruel king. So began the story of Dar[Marc Singer], star of The Beastmaster, so named because of his ability to communucate telepathically with animals. Oftentimes this ability saved his life. When barbarians raided the town, his wounded dog dragged the injured, unconcious Dar miles to safety before it died. Upon awakening, Dar returned to the village to find all murdered and set out in pursuit of the barbarians.



On his journey he befriended both men and animals who were only too eager to aid him in his quest, as if they had nothing better to do. He also encountered a young girl with whom he immediately fell in love. Former Charlie's angel, Tanya Roberts, portrayed the typically voluptuous and scantily clad heroine. If any of this sounds familiar it's because so many elements of this movie have been taken from other movies or books. The plot was predictable yet ridiculously unbelievable. The Beastmaster is a poorly made fantasy film that is definitely not worth your time.

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Hawks invade Indians toniglit by Tom Tully Tonight the varisty Hawks will try to improve their conference standing when they take on the Niles West Indians at the Niles gridiron. Defensive end Jim hricksen said, "in the Deerfield game our fan support was a deciding factor. Since Niles West is close, I would like to see a lot of fans there." "We expect to beat the Indians, but we will have to play hard and concentrate to do so," said Scott MacKenzie. In recent action the Hawks displayed some incredible determination. On Oct. 2 the Hawks pulled an upset victory over Deerfield, then the

second ranked team in the state. South's offense marched 89 yards in just under three minutes to score on a 3-yd. pass from quarterback Tom Fiddler to wide receiver Marc Mazzeri. Chuck Berleth added the extra point to break the tie and give the Hawks the 21-20 victory. The following week the Hawks came up short in their bid to upset Evanston, another highly ranked team. Tom Fiddler completed 13 of 36 passes for 294 yards. His three touchdown passes were: 15 yards to end John Inserra, 62 yards to Dave Tickner, 27 yards to flanker Brian Lawrence.

The score was 32-25 in the fourth quarter when the Hawks got the ball back and moved into the Wildkit's territory. After completions to Jeff Thorsen and John Inserra, the drive was stopped short when Fiddler could not escape the Evanston rush and was sacked as time ran out. Senior Inserra said, "The Evanston game was one of our biggest games this season. A victory would have dictated our strategy in pursuing a conference championship. The same Maine South team that beat Deerfield was not out on the field. Evanston didn't win, we beat ourselves." In the Deerfield game Fiddler broke the school single season yards passing record (834 yards). Through the first five games, Fiddler was 93 for 182 attempts for 1,181 yards and seven touchdowns.

Runners compete

Senior linebacker Daryl Schimpf cioses'in on Evanston durning Hawks 32-25 loss.


by Maureen Smith On Oct. 30 the boys' varsity cross-country team begins competing in regionals at Niles West. On Oct. 5 Maine South lost to Evanston 27-28. Steve Gemmel took second. Larry Maigler placed fourth. Jim McCarthy finished fifth. Glen Modica and Scott Kingston placed. On Oct. 30 Maine South girls' cross country team begins state competition in regionals at Niles West. Coach John KilcuUen said, "We have had problems with illness, but it would be a big help to go into the meet at full strength." On Oct. 5 South lost to Evanston 24-35. Chris Chaconas took first place. This is her fourth individual first place of the season. Rise Rytlewski finished seventh.


by Brian Humm dent upon how much practice they have had, In high school sports upsets abound, how confident they are and how much they enespecially among those teams-that are supjoy the sport. A team that can combine all posedly in the upper echelons of their given sports. Every week there are long lists of the these aspects without becoming cocky has as good a chance of a victory as they will ever mighty who have fallen and the meek who have have grabbed their moment of victory. One ol Which brings up the second factor, that the major causes of this phenomenon is that m covered by the disgustingly trite term of spirit. any given sport, about 80 per cent of the game is in the mind of the players. It is the mental (Somehow the word spirit has the same conotation towards sports the hare Karishna have aspect of game that will decide the winner. towards religion.)My definition of spirit would There are two basic components to this k "psychology of sports" and the first is concen- be a combination of the desire to win, team unity and pride that a team has. Together, ^ration. No matter how skilled the athlete, or these factors will determine how much effort team, the efforts can not be coordinated the team will produce during the season. The without concentration. A lack thereof is what results in the dumb mistakes that oftÂŤn decide unusual aspect about these three factors is that they must be cultivated all year long. Sure, a the game (or meet, or match or whatever). How much combination a team has is depcn- team can attempt to "psych" themselves up

for a really big game or meet or etc. But if the spirit (disgusting word) wasn't there from the very beginning, then, at the first sign of a setback, the thin veneer that was established for the game will crack and the true colors will show through. Spirit has to be developed from the first practice and carefully nourished until the last game in order to be effective. One of the most dangerous times for a successful team is when they complile a long string of seemingly easy Victories. It is at this point that they had best watch out, because if they start to accept themselves as the masters of any team, incapable of losing, they they are ripe for defeat. For it is at this point that they cease jweparing mentally for the coming match and that iÂťthe stuff that upsets are made of. page 7

Soccer looks to post season will play will be Maine East. Even though they Coach Tilley felt "Maine East played bette^^ by Maureen Smith Subsectional soccer play will begin for don't have a great record they usually get than they had when I saw them against othe^^ Maine South varsity players Oct. 26 and con- psyched up for the game." teams." Maine East is below 500 for the South beat Mount Prospect, the team they season. tinue through Oct. 28 and 30. Varsity will come up against Maine East, lost to downstate last year, 4-1 on Oct. 9. Jim The team is trying to strengthen their scoring whom they lost to 4-2 in regular play, andNiles Nesbit and Dave A nsani scored for the Hawks. ability.. Coach Tilley said, "We scored more in North, who, according to Coach John Tilley, '^Prospect wasn't as strong as last year. We the first half of the season and have to improve played well," said Coach Tdley. look tough. on that." Mike Lane added, "I think we played well Coach Tillev said, "The hardest team w though Prospect was a lot weaker than last year. They only had one returning starter." Varsity tied Evanston l-l on Oct. 8. Evanston is the number one ranked team in the area. South is ranked number two. Midfielder Carlson scored the Hawks only goal. Coach Tilley felt "the team had a strong first half, but died down in the second half. We played one of our best first halves ever. I think it proves we can play high-ranked teams Girls' swimming evenly." Evanston team memoer Willy Day said, "It Today the girls' varsity swimming was the best game we've played. We came back team competes against Maine West in a in the second half and played tough. " dual meet away. "I am disappointed we tied and look forCaptain Marci Bown said, "I think we ward to meeting South in the state tournawill do well. We're looking for victory." ment, " Evanston coach Neil Rhodes comOn Oct. 9 Maine South took second mented Maine South lost its first conference game of place in the Trevian Relays, their highest Right wing Martin McGovem's frustration the season 4-2 to Maine East Oct. 5. This puts finish in this meet ever. Is symbolic of Hawk's poor outing against the Hawks in fourth place in conference. Dave Gerelyn Wachendorf placed first in Gordon Tech. Maine South was upset 2-1. Ansani scored both goals. the 200-yd. freestyle. Courtney Madsen, Gerelyn Wachendorf and Erin Arrison took second place in their events. The varsity 400-yd. freestyle relay placed second. "We were just too overconiiuent, but we came by Bob McKune Maine South lost to state champions Volleyball conference play begins tomorrow down to earth in the second game." New Trier 61-66. Varsity was ahead by Over Homecoming Weekend the varsity had Oct. 22 at Maine West and continues through one point going into the last relay. Marci a tough time in the Glenbrook North Tourney. Oct. 23. Brown said, "It was a big disappointThe volleyball team's performance at the Missing two players, Debbie Kashul and Carol ment for us." tournament will count for 50 per cent in deter- Patterson, the team failed to make it out of The medley relay, composed of Erin mining the conference title. The other 50 per their pool of four to play in the semifinals. Arrison, Norecn Norcross, Colleen The girls easily polished off Morton East cent is determined by regular conference play. Gillespie and Courtney Madsen took Through their first four conference games 15-8 and 15-7 but feU to Lyons 8-15, 15-13, first place. Gerelyn Wachendorf placed 15-11 and their defending Ohio State Chamthe girls are undefeated. first in both the 200-yd. freestyle and the Recently the varsity scored two key con- pions Mother Mercy 15-13 and 17-15. 500-yd. freestyle. Courtney Madsen Mary Beth Wilkas described the loss to ference victories against Niles West and New took first in the 50-yd. freestyle. Erin Trier. A strong win 15-8, 15-11 over New Trier Mother Mercy as "a solid performance. We Arrison was first in the 100-yd. was described by Mary Beth Wilkas as "the moved the ball around really well. " backstroke. With their impressive conference victories highlight of the season up to this point. We over the week, the girls have raised their record were just so psyched up for them." Golf report Against Niles West the girls needed three to 11-4-1. Many of the girls feel the team is ^ames to put away the Indians, 12-15, 15-5 and peaking perfectly, right at the conference and The Maine South varsity golf team LiJu in the fiist gamp oas of the girls said. state tourney time. ended its season at districts. The team did not place. The best score turned in was by Scott Devlin, an 86. The Hawks were in sixth The girls' tennis team will compete in the division meet. Before the meet. Miss Bames place in conference out of six teams. predicted that the tram could take third place. sectional meet tomorrow at Maine East. Rich Beuttler was individually placed in Coach Joanne Barnes feels that the team has Bames expected good performances for the tenth. The team's final record was 4-10. doubles teams, especially the first doubles a "good chance" of getting two doubles teams Scott Devlin said, "We're in a tough team of Gigi Otto and Kris Juneman. into the state meet. conference, and this year the team was On Tues., Oct. 12, the Hawks swept Niles Only one doubles team, that of Carolyn young. Next year we'll be full force with Szumal '82 and Charyl Pease '82, went West at home 7-0. JV also beat the Indians 7-0. a lot of seniors." Miss Bames was "very pleased" with all the downstate last year, and Miss Barnes comSeniors Mike McParland and Rich mented, "We hope to do better than last performances. Beuttler contributed consistent good In what Coach Barnes called a "fairly easy year." scores to the team. On Sat., Oct. 16, the tram competed in the meet," the varsity Hawks brat Elmwood Park 6-1, with JV winning 7-0.



Spiking at conference meet

Girls' tennis compete in sectionals



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