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V-show 1984....'Coming of Age' Maine South's 1984-85 V-show, "Coming of Age," commemorating the school's 21st year, will be performed Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1 and 2. All shows will begin at 8 p.m. except for a 2 p.m. show on Sun., Dec. 2. Due to the costs exceeding the number of tickets sold for the Saturday matinee, there will not be a matinee this year. Tickets will be $3 and may be purchased in the bookstore. This year's show includes approximately 35 assorted acts including dance, vocal, instrumental and comedy numbers. Orchesis and the Hawkettes will perform again this year as they do every year in addition to many other reappearing groups. Student Council, with help from V-show representative Kathy Huedepohl and Student Council sponsors Miss Ann Finneran and Mr.


Pat Feichter, helps to organize the all-school event by selling tickets and publicizing the annual show. This year's V-show staff consists of senior directors John Ciprian, Maureen Smith and Ken Weichert and junior directors Sami Anderson, Tina McGarry and Sara Cycholl. The sophomore directors this year are Kim Grichnik and Darren Bochat and the freshman director is Jenine Smith. Student Music Director is Andy Duerkop and choreographers are Bonnie An, Dawn Wallenburg and assistant Kris Nugent. The writing staff helps to write short skits, rewrite acts and create a few additional sketches. This year's writing staff heads are Julie Ewry and Kate Ranft. These student directors help to choose acts during tryouts and work to refine the different acts during rehearsals.


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November 30, 1984 Left: Troy McLennan and Kristen Pettersen dance through their V-Show act. Right: Stage manager Chris Lalik works on scenery for the production.

The faculty advisors are Mr. Don Martello, director, and Mr. Gordon McLean, music director. Playing an important role in the production of "Coming of Age" is the "crew" who creates sets for the show and is also responsible for all lighting and sound effects during the performance. Trunk, a group of students who dance, sing and act throughout the show, will once again open this year's event and fill in empty spaces in acts or "blackouts," short skits.

Maureen Smith, senior director: "IVIany of the same group acts will appear which will provide continuity and traditions, but there are still many varied acts." Tina McGarry, junior director, said, "We have all been working really hard but it's been well worth it. V-show looks very promising this year." Julie Karbusicky, trunk member, said, "This year's V-show is made up of more than just musical numbers. It brings together the different groups of people and gives them something to work together for." Maureen Smith, senior director, said, "Many of the same group acts will appear which will provide continuity and traditions, but there are still many varied acts." Jamie Butcher, stage band member, stated, "We meet every Tuesday and Thursday to practice. We're trying to get a good variety of music for people to listen to." Rob Temple, senior trunk member, commented, "V-show this year will be great. Trunk is working very hard and all the acts look good."

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I News Briefs The SAT/ACH test for juniors and seniors will be administered at 7:45 a.m. tomorrow Dec. 1, in the Maine South Centers Area.

The Giris' Fall Sports Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 3, at Maine South. The Music Department's Christmas Concert will be held at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 9, in the Maine South Auditorium.

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Student designs Southfest logo •^ 'Lf&.ifc5ffcs|fiWfi^S'^"h0lt, f-.^f:-.T/fj««Maine

into five one-hour time periods. Students will attend a program of their

choice each hour, predetermined through a registration procedure.


.MVjilJ design o u t s t ain n d ithe ng ! i' •SOUTHFEST [' '85 logo contest. This logo will be featured in all future publicity for SOUTHFEST. SOUTHFEST '85, to be held on March 28, 1985, will provide Maine South students with different cultural and learning activities usually not experienced through the daily routine of classes. Among the activities featured will be: demonstrations in the use of lasers, robotics, self-defense/judo, ESP and biofeedback; arAmy Stenholt receives a plaque in recognition of her logo designed for the tisans trained in stained glass, metal sculpture, SOUTHFEST '85 program. Seated left to right are Principal Robert Barker, Stenholt, watercolor paintings and ceramic miniatures; Miss Lucille Wright, SOUTHFEST committee member, and Mr. Robert Mastrolonardo, radio and television personalities, professional art teacher. entertainers, sports figures and many more. On the day of SOUTHFEST, all classes will be suspended, and the day will be restructured I .«

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Southwards Southwards is the student-produced newspaper of Maine South High School, Parl( Ridge, IL. Letters to the editor should be delivered to Room V-130 or given to a member of the e d i t o r i a l staff listed below. Southwards reserves the right to edit letters containing obscene or libelous material. Editor-in-Chief Kris Falzone News Bureau Chief Maura McKenna News Editor Andy Ouerkop Commentary Editor . . Nancy Humm Features Editor . . . . Maureen Smith Sports Editor Todd Jacl(son Photographer Tom Fox Adviser Mr. Ken Beatty Staff: Bonnie An, Lori Bonahoom, Tami Bower, Ricic Burgis, John Caporale, Elizabeth Cicinelli, John CIprian, Chrissy Cosconi, Kathy Coudal, Rob Elmgren, Pam Eskra, Heather Francis, Karen Frank, Mark Fritz, Cathy Flynn, Kim Grichnik, Sherrill HIavaty, Kathy Huedepohl, Jean Jacobs, Eric Johanson, Amy Johnson, Beth Landerghini, Sarah Langdon, Shelly Main, Laura McCabe, Katy McGarry, Kathy Sebastian, Sue Szalczynski, Mike Viola and Tim Zahr.

Mrs. Gloria DeGiorgio, foreign language teacher at Maine South, was recently honored by the University of Chicago. University of Chicago freshmen were asked to identify and commend the outstanding teacher who really made a difference in their lives, someone who introduced them to new vistas and realms of discovery. Several high school teachers from across the country were honored by the University at a

benefit on their behalf. The teachers received a letter and a certificate informing them of this honor. Mrs. DeGiorgio commented, "It made me extremely happy to be recognized by one of my students. This is the greatest reward a teacher can receive." Many of Mrs. DeGiorgio's accelerated students have placed highly on college entrance exams and were in turn accepted into higher levels of foreign language study in college.

South musicians to solo with Orchestra Two Maine South students have been named Erin Manning are two of the Youth winners in the solo competition of the Orchestra's three solo winners. Both girls will Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra of be playing concertos with the Orchestra. Greater Chicago. Erin Manning, who plays the trumpet with Sophomore Katty Caithamer and junior the Maine South Concert Band, performed Concerto for Trumpet by Hummel at the Daley Center in November. Katty Caithamer, Maine South Concert OrMaine South is working in cooperation with chestra member, will be playing Concerto in Pennoyer School in Norridge in a unique B-flat major for cello by Boccherini at Saint seven-week program of special education for James Cathedral in February. Pennoyer students. Contestants in the competition were judged The program consists of 14 after school class on style, intonation, interpretation and technisessions held at Maine South between Oct. 15 que. and Dec. 12 for Pennoyer students in grades Both students are members of the four through eight. Classes will be offered in Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Foreign Language, Math, Business Education, which meets on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. in the Music, English, Home Economics and In- Fine Arts Building. dustrial Arts. Other members of the Metropolitan Youth These classes are provided through the use Symphony Orchestra from Maine South are of federal revenue sharing funds, courtesy of Juhe Stolle, Concert Band member, who plays Norwood Park Township and program chair- oboe, and Jeff Pinto, a violinist with Concert man Donald McCormick. Ochestra.

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Alterations may improve South by Kathy Sebastian Although Maine South is a respected school in the Chicago area, it has its problems and imperfections. Some of these problems can be changed, and some can not. Some students were asked, "If you could change anything about Maine South, what would it be?" Here are some of their replies.

Cathy Taylor '87—"Being able to talk in the library while discussing work." Carla Cameron '88—"I would like to see a McDonald's built on this campus, so we don't have to suffer with the cafeteria." Natalie Ferguson '88—"Headphones allowed in study hall." Michelle Trentadue '87—"We should start Lynn Cinelli '86—"More activities for all classes later and get out earlier than 2:40." students, besides athletic events." Mark Mikol '86—"The hockey team should be recognized. We work as hard as any other Kristi Altobelli '88—"Get cuter guys!" Andrea Kisnartoni '87—"I think that team, but we get no recognition. Co-ed wrestlteachers' attitudes towards the kids should ing would also be nice." change, in that they should try to show more Jill Blume '87—"I would change the rules of enthusiasm if the kids progress and show more study hall. Being able to breathe without getconcern if kids don't understand something." ting written up." Tim Anton '85—"Study hall teachers with a Barb Hansen '87—"More freedom for the sense of humor." students: open campus and smoking lounge so Kalty Caithamer '87—"Quit playing non-smokers don't have to suffer." elevator music and play a station that plays Tina Hackl '88—"Have a rule saying you Inxs and Elvis Costello." can't fail classes." Pat McCabe '88—"Some of the teachers, Wendy Thorsson '86—"Open campus; if a courses, grades, and how long classes are." student has a lounge period they should be able Lauren Jackson '85—"The librarians who to use it as they wish. With open campus they tell everyone else to shut up, but they talk the can go out for breakfast or lunch. Maybe even whole period." catch a few winks of sleep. If we are able to Tracy Madland '88—"School hours should show up at school every day, they should trust us to take responsibility for our actions. be 12-3 p.m." Marilyn Haban '86—"Full bathroom doors Ellen Bunch '87—"I would change that in and soap in the dispensers in the girls' locker gym the sophomores have to pick last and get room!" stuck with swim conditioning." Allison Sullivan '88—"Put Stick-ups in the Amy Zarn '87—"More recognition for the gymnasts." locker rooms!"

Letter to the Editor

Cafeteria staff defends lunches Dear Editor

We would like to set the record straight about a recent article concerning the cafeteria. The taste of the hamburgers and cheeseburgers provided by the cafeteria are unlike popular drive-in restaurants because they are 100 percent pure beef, not soy burgers. The amount of food prepared daily is based on the number of students eating in the cafeteria daily. It is amazing that the amount of food prepared rarely matches the amount that is served. Any suggestions as to where the disappeared food is going will be welcomed. 1^ As for running out of food, at no time has " this ever happened. The daily hot lunch may be sold out, but there is always food available. Students could help expedite the "death march lines" if they would take a moment to read the menu board, located on the wall at

each line. This would also enaole prompt service rather than answering endless questions such as "What do you have today?" and "How much does this cost?" Also, if more students had their money ready, so that cashiers would not have to unfold money that is handed to them in a ball, the lines would move a great deal faster. The opening of an additional lunch line would certainly cut down the number of students per line, but this is a matter to be addressed by the school administration. We propose the following to the student body: the use of the words "Please" and "Thank you" should become part of their everyday vocabulary. This would make for a more pleasant atmosphere for all. Sincerely, The Cafeteria Staff

Heather Phillips '87—"A 4-day week." Chris Broda '86—"I would like to see Maine South have an open campus." Lisa Urgo '87—"Everyone should have lounge." Val Apolinski '85—"Elevator music should be kept in the elevators, not in our school halls."

Letter to the Editor

No victory in defeat in volunteer's view Dear Editor:

In politics, we always place the glory of victory and the burden of defeat with the candidates. Too often we forget that the real winners and losers are the voters. For some of the residents of the 28th District victory has meant defeat. Maine South's government internship program is a very positive thing. State Senate candidate Sam Amirante was blessed with more high school volunteers than any other candidate in the area. Fortunately, these young adults looked past f)arty lines to see the validity of the man and the issues. Fortunately, these students understood that Sam Amirante's defense of John Gacy was part of his job as a public defender. Fortunately, these students recognized Sam as the author of the I SEARCH law, a law that others enviously tried to copy and claim credit for. Fortunately, these students were part of an organization that worked with the candidate and not for the candidate. Unfortunately, these students, as they legally worked the polling places on Election Day, were subjected to partisan threats and election law ignorance displayed by republican judges and by some of your friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, these students saw politics at its worst, as members of other candidates' organizations ripped posters that were placed in front of the polling places. By law, you are allowed to distribute materials 100 feet from the entrance of a polling place. Whether or not a citizen supports a particular candidate, they should respect the work of those who do. I would like to thank the students of the area that I have had the pleasure to become friends with. Their sincerity and belief in Sam Amirante was an inspiration to all involved. They should always remember that they were part of a positive campaign. Sincerely, Mark Frost Citizens for Amirante Volunteer Coordinator

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Letter to the Editor

Student questions columnist Zatir's authority Dear Editor

I just want to tell you that your article, "Suicide is not solution for problems," [Nov. 9, 1984] is one of the most irresponsible, ridiculous things I've ever read. Tell me what makes Tim Zahr an authority on suicide. Better yet, tell me why you had the nerve to print such an ignorant column. How dare you let that be printed. If "there's no reason for suicide," tell me why so many people do choose to take their own lives. Zahr said that Southwards would be glad to solve any problems any students have. Can you tell me just how you intend to do this? And what are your qualifications? "Suicide is not solution for problems" is not a reassuring article, it's a damaging one. It gives stress-plagued students a false sense of instant cure. Like their problems will disappear tomorrow if they write to Southwards about them. Something tells me the response to your article won't be as large as you expect.

The contemplation of suicide is an extremely serious matter and I have not met a high school student who is qualified to deal with it. Potential suicide victims should not be told that "there is no reason for suicide," because to the victim, the reasoning is very apparent. Potential suicides require the assistance of a professional. A psychiatrist or a counselor can help, but definitely not anyone who is irresponsible

enough to publish "Suicide is not solution for problems." I recommend that Southwards take a closer look at what they are printing to avoid any conflict with students who are better informed of the subject matter than the writer. Sincerely, Tom Duffy

Editorial board restates policy Southwards' Editorial Board wishes to respond to a student's letter regarding Tim Zahr's recent colimm, "Suicide is not solution for problems." Although the article was a signed editorial and not necessarily the opinion of the entire staff. Southwards takes full responsibility for all copy printed, and we support the opinions

of our writers. Southwards operates under the protection of the First Amendment, and reserves the right to print all articles which do not violate legal restrictions. Southwards is published as an outlet for Maine South student viewpoints, and all students have the right to voice their opinions in the newspaper.

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Mr. Duffy, Thank you for your letter and views of my column. You asked good questions and I feel that they should have answers. First, regarding my competency with psychological problems. I have never taken a college course in the subject nor have I read many books about it, but I know very well that I don't need a Ph.D. in psychology to be someone's friend. I have talked with people who have considered suicide, and many have mentioned a lack of anyone who cares, and problems at school. I do not need a background in psychiatry to be a friend or tell them that school isn't life, and thus convince them life is worth living. Because I have an idea that I should help people, I want to help when I have the chance. As for professional help, it is not always effective, especially if the person can be helped by friends. For example, a distant relative of mine, nearly nine years old, was a very mean and disturbed boy. He would fly into tantrums if he didn't get what he wanted, and he habitually broke things that were not his. In addition, his language was rather advanced. His parents sent him to "the best" psychiatrists in the area, who "observed him" and came to a conclusion that they couldn't help. They said he was "expressing himself because of his problems," and he should be allowed to express them. Well, one day he expressed himself in my uncle's shop by breaking things and uttering some oaths. My uncle, no

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psychiatry study in his background, took the boy outside, introduced a switch to the boy's backside, and then told them why he had done so. He explained that the actions the boy did were not doing himself or anybody else any good, and the boy had better change if he was to do anything in his life. He also told him that he loved him and cared about what would happen to him in the future. The boy did not instantly become a saint, but he quit his antics and his language. My uncle did not change the boy, but he gave the chance for him to change himself. Professional help cannot actually prevent someone from killing themselves, but can present the opportunity for the person to decide to continue living. Except in certain cases, friends can present the chance for a person to decide to continue living just as well as a doctor can. Also, it's often a friend that helps a person to decide to see a doctor. So if the person has no friends (which 1 said I would be), who will give the person incentive to see a professional and save his life? As for my statement that suicide is a poor excuse for solving problems. You said that for those who kill themselves, it is a solution. I agree, but it is not the right solution because not all solutions to problems are right. For example, Germany had a devastated land, high unemployment, tremendous prices, low morale and little feeling of pride in the years following World War I. The Holocaust came, and that obviously was not the right answer.

Yet it happened because some thought it was the right answer and others ignored it and did not speak out. Suicide is a personal holocaust, and I don't want to ignore it because it is a touchy issue. You could say I'm a "do-gooder," but I'd rather be one of those than a "do-nothinger." I could ignore problems and write useless fluff, and let people think that suicide is fine. But I wrote the column because I care about people and want to help if I can. However, you say that my column did not help, but was damaging because it offered a cure-all and disillusioned people. I didn't think so, because I said some problems can only be lessened, and even those with effort. I didn't say I would cure everything, but I offered help and advice that others have found helpful. I also agree that suicide is a serious issue and that there aren't competent high-schoolers who can solve every problem. But life is a serious issue, and even many adults aren't competent to solve all of its problems. Lastly, I didn't expect to receive many letters requesting help for the problems of people. But your letter came, and if I don't get any more, either students have no problems, or they can handle them by themselves or with their friends. Yet I gave the chance for even one person to talk to me or someone else about his or her problems, and that's better than doing nothing and having a person end his life.

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Unusual dating experiences inevitable

hv dhriwv Cnnrinn! by Chrissy Coscioni Without a doubt from freshman to senior the students at Maine South do some unusual things on dates. Several students related tales that were printable. Mary Battersby '87-"My boyfriend and I started out the evening jokingly tapping each other, but by the end of the evening we were really hitting each other and the next day I had bruises all over." Aaron Jackson '88-"We were heading uptown to see a movie, but we never made it. We spent the night dancing in the street." Killeen Leahy '86—"1 had a 3-hour conversation with a chair one night." Lisa Masini '87—"My boyfriend was working, so I ended up going out with all his best friends instead." Tim Anton '85—"After last year's Girls' Choice Dance we headed over to the bowling

-" . . . alley and .bowled a few rounds with the leaguers." Debbie Dumit '87—"I went to a Firemen's Ball with a guy and we were the only kids there." Tony Reda '85—"Rick Solis and I went on a date with two Glenbrook South girls to the cemetery and Rick had much more fun with my girlfriend than I did." Dawn McGovern '87 and her friends—"We decided one night to go to the top of the Sears Tower." Charlie Tiberi '85—"I was on my way to a party and I picked up a girl the hard way—I ran into her with my car." Ann Marquardt '88—"I went to homecoming with a guy and ditched him the whole night." Matt Styczen '85—"The girl I liked went out with another guy only because she liked his hair."

Jenny Hoff '87—"I had a romantic dinner at Yankee Doodle; then we finished off our evening at the swamp." Todd Showalter '87—"This girl asked me out for a date to go see this movie. She picked me up and was telling me how great the movie was. When we got there, she made me pay for everything." Kim Grichnik '87—"I went out with my boyfriend and he didn't really say where we were going. We ended up at a gay bar." Craig Porazinski '85—"1 went on a date as a girl." Andy Irvine '88—"I spent a whole night riding up and down elevators." Sherrie Specht '88—"My boyfriend and I were riding our bikes through the forest to Hackney's but we got kind of lost and ended up in Wheeling." Laura Kashul and Jody Broud '85—"We don't date." uuii I uaie.

'Country' entertaining and real

by Heather Francis Starring Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard, Francisan American Country Starrineis about an Iowa farm family's fight Country isbya Heather movie about dream. It is a movie about fighting the system to save their farm from foreclosure by the and maintaining pride in oneself. government.

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Country, following in the footsteps of movies such as Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, is yet another movie in which one of the main characters is a strong, dominating woman. It is Lange's character, Jewell Ivy, who rallies her children and fellow farmers against the federal government. Her husband's frustrations lead him to drink and desertion, but she continues fighting alone to keep her family whole. Country is a great movie in many ways. Lange, after her forgettable debut in King Kong, has gone on to prove her worth and talent as an actress. It is refreshing to see a farm woman portrayed as a complex and many-faceted person rather than merely as a stereotypic "hillbilly." Sam Shepard as her husband rings true as a man dedicated to his land but worn out by fighting the government and struggling to make ends meet. The best characters, though, are their children. In this age of cutesy child actors packed with one-liners, it is good to see kids who act like real kids. Unfortunately, although Country is a great movie, packed with all-American themes, it is a movie most teenagers will find hard to relate to. In this suburban world, understanding the love and dedication these people feel for a piece of land that often appears cold and desolate is difficult. With movie prices so high, moviegoers must decide exactly what it is they want from a movie. If you are in the mood to have a good time and just want a movie that makes you laugh, spend your money elsewhere. But if you want a movie that requires thought and portrays a completely different lifestyle from that of middle-class suburbia, Country is the movie to see.


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Nutrition, exercise useful components A sound mind and a sound body are becoming a theme of the '80's, a renewal of the classic Greek ideals of man. The two goals of human perfection go hand in hand, for an unhealthy physical condition is detrimental to any form of thinking and creation; and an unstable mental state become evident in most ailments which surprisingly consist of purely physical symptoms. The trend toward physical fitness is by no means a fad, a frivolous idea whcih many are following to become part of the crowd. It is indeed beneficial to all ages. Not only does a dedicated effort at improving your health build self-confidence and a more positive outlook on life, but also it is scientifically known that by following catain guidelines, you can decrease the chances of getting cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses greatly. Even though strenuous exercise done in sudden spurts can sometimes cause cardiac arrest, a program of moderate cardiovascular workouts a few times a week for at leastfifteenminutes each can help maintain weight, decrease the risk of artheriosclerosis, and lower the heart rate. Some of the best exercises are running, swimming, biking, cross-country skiing, and brisk walk-


Swimming is especially good since a maximum number of muscles are utilized. Surprisingly some people, walking is a very invigorating, aerobic exercise. A quick walk in the chilly fall air instead of driving is a great way to lift up your spirits and can be done without sacrificing too much time or convenience. Equally important, a weU-balanced diet can have many benefits. Until recently many people thought nutrition and healthy eating were only for losing weight. This is no longer true. Diet influences all aspects of the body. The number of illnesses or irregularities caused by a poor diet are irmumerable, many whose causes have baffled doctors and researchers. The best advice is to eat foodsfixwnall four food groups in order to ingest most of the required nutrients, \itamins, and minerals needed for metabolic processes. Fresh foods and those with little processing retain most of their nutrients. East moderate portions at all meals and never skip breakfast. A morning meal raises the basal metabolic rate, the amount of energy used per unit of time by the body, and, therefore, aids in burning calories and provides

energy when most people are busiest. Many small snacks are betta than one large meal consisting of the same number of calories. If the body has no immediate supply of energy, it goes through a kind of withdrawal due to the dropping of the glucose or blood sugar level. Try substituting more lean meat such as poultry orfishfor red meat, which is higher in saturated fat and calories. Whole grains and fresh produce provide not only vitamins but also fiber, which makes food seem morefilling.Drink at least eight glasses of water daily. If a healthy variety of foods are eaten, vitamin supplements are only necessary for special medical reasons. Diversity is the best assurance of nutrient sufficiency. By thinking wisely about your health, you can also improve your mentalfitness.Although many health-related problems, including obesity, are genetic to a certain extent, a wholesome diet and exercise can keep some problems from surfacing during your lifedme. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure only if you put forth theefi'ort to improve yourself. In the end, the quality of your life can increase a hundredfold!

Discussing grades nets results by Sarah Langdon There have probably been many times when you have been really upset with a teacher and/or a grade that they have given you. The question is, what do you do about it? Well, you can sit and pout and do nothing about it. You can tell all of your friends that you hate that teacher, and ramble on about how unfair he or she is. Or you can give the teacher dirty looks. But have you actually helped the situation, or have you made it worse? By doing nothing, the teacher may never know that you felt bad about the situation.

and therefore nothing was accomplished. By being rude or impohte, the teacher may not know why you are acting the way you are, and even if he or she does, they certainly will not change your grade or better their feelings toward you because of your rudeness. So, as with many situations in life, confrontation with the problem may be the most beneficial solution/answer/action. Granted, confronting a problem does not always solve the problem, but it most likely will help you to understand it. The question then becomes how to make the

confrontation. Quite obviously, approaching the teacher and saying "you're wrong" is not going to create a very problem-solving atmosphere. Simply request a moment of the teacher's time to discuss the incident or grade. You may address the fact that there is a misunderstanding, or you may simply ask how the grade was computed. If it was a grade, then you have every right to request that you see the grade book, or hear the basis on which you or your assignment was graded. Miss Finneran acknowledges the fact that she does on occasion make errors, and when using a nice conversational manner, she is very willing to discuss and perhaps even change the grade. She says, "It is much better to communicate than to sit back and stew about it." Mr. Drennan also appreciates an honest and fair approach when it comes to questioning about grades. And straightforwardness should be used in the confrontation, he says. He does not Hke to play word games; he states, "Just tell me what you're thinking." Both teachers undoubtedly agree that communication is important between teacher and student, and encourage students to confront them with any problems they may have. So, when you have a disagreement or problem, or simply a question, don't ignore it, don't complain and grumble about it, and don't be rude. Simply make a polite, straightforward, honest approach to the teacher concerned, and help yourself, and possibly your teacher, in understanding the rÂť^oblem.

SADD in action once again here by Sherrill Hlavaty Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) is once again active at Maine South. The purpose of this organization is keeping alcohol out of cars. Mr. Gerald Romes, driver's education teacher, is the coordinator of this school group. You may have noticed the DUI posters in the halls. These are the efforts of senior Ken Weichert, president of SADD, to regenerate support of the group throughout the school. Last year, Ken was also an active member of SADD, acting as public relations manager. He organized various efforts to curb the tragedies of drunk driving throughout the community. As dances and proms came about, SADD distributed effective literature at tuxedo rental stores. You may also recall receiving a drunk

unving contract through the mail. Ken says these were effective, "especially since the parents saw them." During the summer months. Ken continued his support and promotion of SADD, as he attended various meetings of groups against drunk driving in Chicago, seminars on the subject, and also a convention at the Palmer House with several Maine West students. Some future plans for SADD include a day devoted to SADD, with distribution of key chains and buttons in school. Also in the near future will be an assembly to elect other officers to lead this student group. Anyone interested in finding out more about SADD, or who perhaps would like to help save someone's Hfe one day, can attend an open meeting in early December.

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•Tilley resigns head coach spot Coach Jack Tilley, after 16 years, has decided to resign as Maine South's boys' varsity soccer team's head coach. His decision has come recently due to his wish to give someone else a chance to handle the team. Tilley feels he has reached most of his goals as head coach, even though the team has never won a state tournament championship. The team, however, has advanced to the state tournament twice, only to lose in the first round. He believes that the soccer program will not go through many changes with a new coach unless a person who is highly superior or inferior to his experience is chosen. Boys physical education department chair-

man Bernie Brady states that although the position of head coach has not been opened yet to prospective replacements, the job to choose a replacement will be extremely difficult. Brady further commented that it will be hard to find a person as dedicated and hardworking as Tilley. The lack of teaching positions in the district and other necessary qualifications will burden the decision also. Coach Tilley, after his resignation as head coach, may still stay involved in the boys' soccer program at lower levels if there are positions available and if the new head would like him to help. If this is impossible, there is a chance that Tilley may coach a different sport since he has a diverse sports background.

Tilley will, however, remain coach of the girls' soccer team. He commented that he stayed with the girls because the team'has been "terrific." They were the only undefeated team he has ever had and there is a strong possibility that the team, losing only two starters to graduation, can again go undefeated this year. Girls' varsity team member Laura Haaning remarked, "I think Mr. Tilley is a fantastic coach because he's calm in hectic situations (like a tie) and he's had so much experience." Boys' JV coach Scott Sutschek feels that any changes in the soccer program resulting from Tilley's resignation would depend on who they hire for head coach.

Girls' gymnastics team opens season The Maine South girls' gymnastics team starts its season tonight at home at 6 p.m. against Waukegan East. Head Coach Phyllis Goll does not think Waukegan East will be difficult to beat. "But it will be a good warm-up meet," she adds. The gymnastics team consists of three levels: freshman, junior-varsity and varsity. In meets, the freshmen do compulsory routines, all of them performing the same routine. The JV and varsity, however, perform optional routines

which they make up themselves with help from their coaches. The team has a new assistant coach this year, Mrs. Peggy Rushford, who also leads Orchesis. Seniors Sue Zachary and Meg MacDonald, junior Tiffany Borck, and sophomore Lisa Ogarek qualified for the varsity team through the Districts, having high scores in the State Sectionals. Coach Goll feels that "New Trier, as

always," will be difficult to beat. She also has heard rumors about other schools which might be tough to beat, but says, "I won't really know for sure until I've seen them." Varsity member Meg MacDonald believes, "We're going to have a successful season. We have a strong foursome; we're all experienced." She says they are all working hard, coming to school every morning to lift weights and work out, and are looking forward to a winning season.

Trainers perform important tasl(s for atiiletes by Karen Frank There are many preparations and details to be taken care of before teams' practices and games that many spectators fail to see and realize. These preparations may include taping, wrapping, and preparing ice packs. Maine South's trainers are responsible for all of these preparations, and they also give the athletic teams support. Trainers' Club is a club for those interested in a health-related career, and the only qualification is to be willing to help out in injuries. Mr. William Mann, the sponsor of the club, and other club members teach all that must be known to become a trainer, such as taping and wrapping of limbs and how to listen to coaches and assist them when needed. In the training room located in the field house, where the club meets every day, the trainers help the teams prepare for practice and competition. There athletes are taped, wrapped, and ice packs are readied so that the after school practices and games start on time. Mr. Mann estimates that there about 75 people a day being taped during the fall season alone, which keeps the trainers busy and proves that their services are needed all year round. He adds that the trainers are not paramedics but rather an organization that

assists athletic teams prior to competition and athletes who have minor injuries. The trainers have assisted with boys' football, soccer, wrestling, track and basketball, and this year for the first time they will be helping out in girls' soccer and basketball. They have also helped girls' volleyball. Trainers are assigned a team they would like to work with for the season by the club officers, and in return for all their hard work, trainers receive numerals, a patch, or a letter with a gold "trainer" pin at the end of the season. The varsity letter in training can only be attained after two years of participation in the club. Mr. Phil Hopkins, varsity football coach, stated, "Trainers are tremendous. They allow us to coach, and that's an understatement." The club, which has grown considerably

since last year, also attends away games with the team much like a manager does, lending support and school spirit. Jim Tamburrino '86, stated, "We wouldn't have had as good a year without them." Mr. Mann commented, "We think athletes are getting 100 percent attention." Linda Infante '88, said, "I became a trainer because I thought it would be a lot of fun and I have already met a lot of new people at Maine South. I went to a lot of games and I wanted to be a part of the teams and help them and the coaches out and also cheer for them." The club, whose efforts are appreciated by all, is always encouraging students to join and the Trainers' Club has also been noted for their several dinners throughout the year. Club members have been able to meet people and spread school spirit

Swim team faces Schaumburg

Today the boys' swim team opens their season with an away meet against Schaumburg. Practice has been going on for several weeks already in order for the team members to improve their endurance and lower their times. Several team members have been working out during the fall and over the summer on

their own in preparation for the season. Returning lettermen include Pat Grage, Eric Johanson, Don Mech, Matt Par, Eric Thorsen and Scott Tritthardt. The team has many experienced swimmers which will help them during the season. "Everyone is eager to set new personal best times this year," said Eric Johanson.


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Basketball team to play Highland Park The boys' varsity basketball team starts the season tonight with a game at Highland Park at 6 p.m. The Hawks will try to improve upon last season's third place 5-5 conference finish. Overall, the team's record last year was 15 and 12. The experience the team gained last year will be very useful this year. Coach Nelson commented on the upcoming season, "It is premature to say right now. We have a good group of senior boys to form a nucleus that are rounded out with juniors." The players on this year's squad include: seniors Dave Inserra, Charles Tiberi, Mike Viola, Steve Ramel and Scott Kingston;

juniors Mark Kubow, Mike Juneman, Jim Kilburg, Tom Gatz, Drake Dietrick and Paul Leongas; and sophomore Gary Francis. "We are going to take our season in stages of development. 1 like to make sure we are able to get a good framework during the course of the season and get better and better throughout our season," said Coach Nelson. He added, "We also have had the stiffest competition in our pre-season like Prospect and St. Joseph and we can use that good competition in which to improve from one game to the next. Playing better teams like these, we will have to use our style of play during the season. Evanston is up there too."

team starts season The girls' basketball team opens its season tonight hosting Resurrection. The JV game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity following at about 7:30 p.m. The Hawks, who were regional champions last year, are hoping to improve upon last year's record of 14-12. To accomplish this they will rely on their quickness and the experience of many returning varsity players. Seniors Lorie Haase and Kim Spychala are returning for their third year on varsity. Both have received All-Conference honors in the past. Other returning seniors include Karen Sebastian, Lisa DiGiacomo and Rose Resch. Juniors Pam Juckett and Mary Carroll will both play their second year on varsity. Junior Liz Ciprian, the leading scorer on JV last year, will also contribute to this year's team, accor-

ding to Coach Mike Deines. Maine South will have to cope with the loss of Amy Black, who graduated last year. Although players like Amy are always hard to replace. Coach Deines feels the team will not be affected as badly as others think. Lorie Haase and Pam Juckett can work well as a combination, and the team still has many good Junior Mike Juneman goes up for a basket during a recent practice. jumpers. The Hawks face tough competition in their conference, with New Trier and Maine West being the teams to beat. Like Maine South, both these teams will be experienced with The Maine South girls' swimming team many returning varsity players. Coach Deines feels the Hawks have a com- brought their successful season to a close at the petitive schedule this year with only one non- state meet on Nov. 17. The Hawks placed second in state, losing by conference game before playing important conference games with Maine East, Maine only five points to New Trier. This is the fourth year in a row that New Trier has won West and New Trier. the state championship. At the state meet, held at New Trier West, Erin Arrison took sixth place in the 100-yard make weight for the national tournament. backstroke. In the freestyle relay Maine South took third The freshmen are coached by Mr. Bill Mann. Freshman year is generally the hardest with the team of Erin Arrison, Melissa Mau, because it is a learning experience that will lay Renee Arrison and Courtney Madsen. Courtney Madsen took first place in the a solid foundation for years to come. 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races. Last year Coach Mann's years of experience will help she took second place and she has ended her the freshmen set a solid foundation for future high school career as a state champion. varsity Hawks. Coach Mann thinks the upWith two first place finishes Courtney won coming season "looks pretty good." as many events as one person is allowed. Her All levels will have to forfeit some weight 50-yard time is sixth best in the nation, and she classes, especially the freshman team. The is an All-American in both distances. forfeit has cost them some close victories such Kathy Lake contributed with a seventh place as the Waukegan West and Ridgewood meets finish in the Individual Medley and seventh two weeks ago. place in the breast stroke. Anyone who weighs 185 pounds and who The Medley relay of Erin Arrison, Kathy would like to join the team should contact Mr. Lake, Christie Doss and Melissa Mau took Tom Ziemek, head coach. fifth place. The team is optimistic about the new season. This season Maine South won their sectional Kevin Pettersen believes, "Everyone is looking meet and took third at their conference meet. for a winning record." At the CSL conference meet, New Trier "The team looks strong this year," says Jim took first and Glenbrook North took second Okulanis. with Maine South coming in third. Paul Walker agrees, "1 think we will be In the regular season Maine South lost only tough." one dual meet to New Trier.

Girls take 2nd

Wrestlers take on Glenbrook S. The Maine South wrestling team will be grappling Glenbrook South tonight on all four levels. The meet starts at 6 p.m. at Glenbrook South. The varsity team promises skill and experience with six lettermen returning out of 12 weight classes. The starting lineup for the Hawks is: at 98 pounds, Dan Terpstra '87; 105 pounds, Aaron Jackson '88; 112 pounds, Jose Gonzalez '86; 119 pounds, Dan Denardes '86; 126 pounds, Tony Reda '85; 132 pounds, Paul Walker '85; 138 pounds, Marty Nistler '85; 145 pounds, Dave Phillips '85; 155 pounds, Jim Okulanis '85; 167 pounds, Kevin Pettersen '85; 185 pounds, open; heavyweight, Mike Barbarone •85. Two of the many high points on the team are Paul Walker and Tony Reda. Over the summer Paul Walker participated in many tournaments. He took first place in the midwestern Greco-Roman tournament and eighth place at the national tournament in Lake Placid. Tony Reda took third in state but failed to


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