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Maine South High School, Park Ridge, IL

Vol.21, No. 8


Anyone want to buy a building?

Administration to relocate to south hall At a recent board meeting, the Maine Township District 207 Board of Education approved a proposal to sell the district's administrative offices at the corner of Devon Ave. and Dee Road, just south of Maine South. The board voted to put the Ralph J. Frost Administration Center up for public sale by auction sometime within the next four months. The buyer whose bid will most likely be accepted is the Tool and Die Institute, a company that works with the distribution of information about the tool and die industry to tool and die related corporations. The Institute has

said that it will meet the $1.2 million price being asked by the board. Jerry Dauphinee, the district realtor, said that the Institute has plans of upgrading the outside of the present administration building and possibly adding a parking lot north of the building. Since the building will no longer be owned by District 207, the administration department of the district will be forced to relocate. It was first recommended that the administraion offices move into the Maine South

Finals Schedule

This year's Beach Party, the all-school singles' dance sponsored by the Senior Class, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the Spectator Gym. No one will be admitted after 8 p.m. Tickets for the dance are available in the bookstore and are $3 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. For students dressed in their beachwear, a Best Costume Contest will be held again this year; the school dress code will still be in effect, however. Judges will be members of Senior Class Council. The Business Club will operate a concession stand at the event and volleyball games will be organized. Also, requests for music are being accepted in the bookstore, and a top-ten request countdown will be held at the Beach Party by disc jockey Joel Dawson of WBBM-fm.

Final exams will be held by class periods on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23, 24 and 25 at the following times: Time Wed. Thurs. Fri. 8:10-9:40 9:50-11:20 11:30-1:00

3 2 6

1 7 5

8 4 9

Classes that are a period and a half will meet during the whole period. For instance, a class held periods 4-5a will have finals at 9:50 on Friday.

Annual singles' dance planned

South seniors named scholars The Illinois State Scholarship Commission has identified 74 Maine South seniors as 1985-86 Illinois State Scholars based on ACT and SAT scores in addition to academic acheivement. All State Scholars received a Certificate of Merit from the Commission which identifies them as having high academic achievement while in Maine South. The Maine South winners include: Ted Adams, Audra Algminas, Bonnie An, Val Apolinski, Samantha Bass, Rebecca Bell, Sharon Carlson, Elizabeth Cicinelli, Dan Cieslik, John Ciprian, Pat Condon, Paul Dannenhauer, Jeff Devlin, Michael Dorneich, Andrew Duerkop, Pam Eskra, Kris Falzone, Mary Fanchi, Joseph Filkins, Jo Ellen Flener, Cathy Flynn, Heather Francis, Mark Fritz, Bob Giannini, Heidi Groh, Sherrill Hlavaty,

buildingbecause of if its convenient location. Some of the board members, however, voted against this idea stating that relocation in either Maine East or North would be cheaper because the district wouldn't have to spend money remodeling and in turn could invest the savings. In the end however, the board approved the move to Maine South and hired a Chicago firm to do the neccesary renovations to the school's South Wing area at a cost in excess of $500,000.

Ann Hosier, Kathryn Huedepohl, Jean Jacobs, Doug Johnson, Jill Kaplan, Mary Jo Kinsella, Sam Kitchell, Melinda Kollross, Mark Konrad, Leslie Kriesel, David Krischke. Others include: Christina Lalik, Dan Lamken, Patricia Laverty, Ben Malec, Maureen McCormick, Tassie McLennan, Brad Meloy, Michelle Modica, Nina Molick, Fran Moore, Jeff Musa, Markham Nakagawa, Petra Neumann, Scott Niswander, Jim Nowak, Darlene Numrych, Kevin O'Hagan, Mark Olexy, Greg Pelzer, Kevin Peter, Rose Pietrzak, John Pirovano, Pete Repak, Mark Rhee, Kelly Roder, Tom Schultz, Julie Seeley, Chris Sinnappan, Amy Steffen, Erik Thorson, Emily Tseng, Matt Uhlig, Barbra Viehman, Karyn Walack, Thomas L. Walker, Lisa Warder and Tim Zahr.

Matt Par, Senior Class Secretary, commented, "The Beach Party has always been a lot of fun and we are hoping that it will be a great success again this year. We are counting on seeing many people attend."

News Briefs The first semester ends on Fri., Jan. 25. Final exams are scheduled for Jan. 23, 24 and 25. The Maine invitational Speech Tournament will be held at Maine South Sat., Jan. 26, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Beach Party, Maine South's annual singles dance, will be held on Sat., Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Spectator Gyui. See above for details. There will be no school for students on Mon., Jan. 28, due to a Teacher's Institute Day. The M-Club/Faculty basltetball game is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Nominations for the Brotherhood Society will be held in homeroom Thurs., Jan. 31. There will be no school on Mon. and Tues., Feb. 11 and 12 for Presidents' Day.

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Invitational to be held at South The largest speech contest in the state, the Maine Invitational, will be held at Maine South on Jan. 26. At least 60 schools will be participating, including approximately 900 competitors from all over the state of Illinois. Contest Speakers, a competitive speech team, is currently well into its season with three competitions behind them. The speech team is comprised of 20-30 students aided by head coach Mr. Vincent PinelU. The team competes on Saturday mornings; they usually meet at Maine South at 7 a.m. and are finished with the meet about 3 p.m. Each member of the team competes in three out of 12 events during the day. The events vary from verse to prose and from oration to acting performances. "Contest Speakers is good basically because it teaches people how to deal with talking to groups of people. It forces to think on their feet," said Mr. Pinelli. The team members select their own material, within reason, and are helped by one of several coaches. Besides Mr. Pinelli, Mr. Thomas

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 editorial 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 Duerkop Commentary Editor . , Nancy Humm Features Editor . . . Maureen Smith Sports Editor Todd Jackson Photographer Tom Fox Adviser Mr. Ken Beatty Staff: Bonnie An, Lori Bonahoom, Tami Bower, Rick Burgis, Michelle Canar, John Caporale, Elizabeth Cicinelli, John Ciprian, Chrissy Coscioni, Kathy Coudal, Kristyn Denzel, Rob Elmgren, Ram Eskra, Cathy Flynn, Heather Francis, Karen Frank, Mark Fritz, Kim Grichnik, Sherrill HIavaty, Kathy Huedepohl, Jean Jacobs, Eric Johanson, Amy J o h n s o n , Steve J u i r i s , B e t h Landerghini, Sarah Langdon, Shelly Main, Laura McCabe, Katy McGarry, Alisa Regas, Barry Schoefernacker, Kathy Sebastian, Sue Szalczynski, Mike Viola and Tim Zahr.

Kerth, Mr. Stephen Granzyk, Mr. David Lavelle and Mrs. Charlene Lobitz are available to coach team members. The team does not have regular practices but each individual is responsible for his or her own practice time. The events are six to eight

minutes long and are judged on presentational quality. Mr. Pinelli said of the Maine Invitational, "I try to have people r)eak at this competition. We have a really good chance of doing good in about half of the events."

Southwords to accept V-day messages Southwards will be accepting Valentine's Day messages for publication in the February 14 issue. Submissions will be accepted in the Cafeteria during all lunch periods Jan. 29, 30 and 31 or in room V-130 after school on these days.

There will be a fee of one cent per word, with the total being rounded to the nearest five cents. Southwords reserves the right to edit or delete all messages containing material not suitable for printing.

Beating the third quarter blues Andrea Franzone '88—"Don't go to school." Charlie Tiberi '85—"Actually go to class and pay attention." Matt Styczen '85—"I just don't think about it; why should I?" Kurt Arntzen '85—"Think of all the fun we'll have when we get out of this shack during spring break." Bob Giannini '85—"You don't." Tony Reda and Don Rigali '85—"You're already accepted to college by now and you don't fight it." Mike Juneman '86—"Take it a week at a time and look forward to the weekends." Debbie Dumit and Lisa Masini '87—"We're Start planning for the dances that are comgoing to continue to grow our ant farm into a ing up. Take advantage of the snow and go downhill or cross country* skiing. Get some larger community." friends together and go sledding or organize a Jim Sellergren and Matt Burke '87—"Get a hockey game at one of the out-door rinks. girlfriend to do your work for you." Doug Johnson '85—"Work on your If you are more the indoor type go see one of the many hockey or basketball games. Do posture." some of your spring cleaning early so when the Paul Dannenhauer '85—"Pretend it's the nice weather comes you've got it done. Change first quarter." your appearance and get a new and unusual Jason House '88—"Mmmmmmm?" hair-cut. Ashley Runnels '87—"You fail all your You could start that diet that you've been classes first quarter and then you don't have to planning. Or try to make some money for all worry about it." the new spring clothes you want to buy. If Franco Dooley '87—"Same way I prevent you're musically inclined start a band with the first, second and fourth quarter slump." some of your friends. Join the YMCA and go Dina Anderson '87—"Cheat." swimming, play racket-ball or hand-ball, or get Colene Flynn '88—"Move to Africa." into one of their many excercise programs. Repaint your room in a bright spring color. And Amy Smithe '88—"I'm planning to get hit if all else fails go see a good movie. by a bus." Tracy Trimarco and Mary Garrity Enough of my suggestions, here are other student's ways of dealing with this problem. '87—"We might start to do our homework, The teachers, too, have ideas for avoiding the maybe." Jason Dimopoulos '86—"Enter many bowlthird quarter slump. ing tournaments and barbeque outdoors very Darren Bochat '87—"Start thinking about often." next year's V-Show." continued on pg. 3 . . .

by Chrissy Coscioni Now that the anticipation and preparations for the holidays are over, the excitement of the first snow has brought us to the realization that winter is really here. Everyone is affected by the after Christmas blues or the third quarter slump. The third quarter, for some people, is the time to start fresh and bring their grades up. But for others it's a time when the attitude of "I don't care" arises and grades drop. Whichever group you may fall into I'm sure most of you have noticed the reoccurence of the very familiar question "What can we do this weekend?". Well, here are some ideas to provide a diversion from the long winter.


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Is Big Brother alive and well? ] 1






We have successfully completed the year 1984 without any social interference from Big Brother. He was not existent in our bastion of freedom and liberty. Or was he? From various reports that have been confirmed, I have become aware of gross injustices that have been inflicted upon students. For example, a week before Christmas vacation an unidentified underclassperson went into the lunch line to buy a Hostess Fruit Pie. Unknown to her, the one she first picked up had been mutilated on the back side by a blunt object. Upon realizing that she had taken a mutilated Hostess Fruit Pie, she attempted to replace it and take a normal one. However, the lunch lady in the area mistakenly blamed her for destroying the merchandise. The underclassperson pleaded for justice, stating that the fruit pie in question had been pre-mutilated. Witnesses also told the lunch lady the truth, but because students are not the most honest of beings, the lunch lady dismissed the evidence and forced the student to buy the mutilated Hostess Fruit Pie. There have also been such injustices in the recent and distant past, but they have not been revealed. 1 remember one incident that is particularly mind-boggling. One winter day, I remember seeing a senior tossing snowballs at an innocent sophomore. My friend, who was holding a handful of snow and flicking it to

pieces, was watching the snowball thrower. Another person watching was security. The man rushed out of his concealed position, yelling for the offender to stop. This only caused the offender to flee the scene of the crime. However, the security man did not leave without prisoners. He took the I.D. of the soph who was being pelted with snow because he must have started it, and then did the same to my friend because he was holding snow and must have been planning to throw it. His intuition was faulty, but what could the accosted do? Another injustice, perhaps the greatest of the year, is the current plan to have graduation inside the gym because the track is being redone. Despite the fact that students have worked here for four years, have paid untold sums of money for books and supplies, and that their parents pay nice taxes to keep the school on top, their graduation will take place in a crowded and hot gym because the parents' taxes are helping to create a new track. Perhaps there is a reason that the track cannot be started and completed after school ends so that more than two relatives can watch a senior graduate. Is this the way the administration wants the students to remember the school? I believe that a change made by the administration would garner respect and a new appreciation from the students. The seniors

LeXXer Xo Xhe EdiXor

Graduation plans need revising Dear Editor,

games to another location, possibly Maine Concerning this year's graduation pro- North. During the 1983-4 football season a cedures, I believe the seniors should have the football game was moved to Maine East due to right to choose the fate of graduation. One of poor field conditions. Since this has been done the things to wish upon your worst enemy is an before, it is possible to play these games at a indoor commencement exercise. The gym is different location to allow for the track conunbearably hot, the bleachers are uncomfor- struction to begin after graduation ceremonies, table, and most seniors would like to bring so that both graduation and football games more'than the two tickets allow. True, the rest can be accommodated. of the relatives can watch the graduation on If this plan of moving graduation indoors to T.V.'s set up in other rooms. This, though, is keep football games does continue as planned, very tacky. After all, a high school graduation the administration will have again widened the comes once in lifetime and the 21st class of breach between the students and adMaine South deserves as much consideration ministrators. The students then will have even as the past 20 classes. less respect for those who are supposed to The addition of the outdoor track has been make decisions concerning first academics and long overdue.-however, to relinquish com- then extra-curricular activities. mencement to keep home football games intact I, like many other seniors, have worked hard is a blatant contradiction of values. Maine for four years and I have contributed much of South was developed as an education center, myself to the school during this time. I do not and I have always been told that extra- think the administration has the right to curricular activities come ff/reracademics. To jeopardize my graduation, which will never be downplay the rewards of academics to cherish forgotten, for a football game whose memories football games is a decision that someone fade quickly. should be very ashamed of. Sincerely, A solution, however, is to move the football Rose Pietrzak

by __ would remember the school as one that made a small sacrifice to please a good number of people, and not a school that let two relatives cram into a humid gym to see their kids graduate.

Now, then, what was the point of this article (besides having nothing else to write about and a deadline staring me in the face)? First, students such as the one that mutilated the fruit pie and pelted a soph with snowballs should realize that they are causing havoc. If they would have some respect for fellow students, they might not be treated like disrespectful animals. Secondly, the administration should respect the students a little more and vice versa. Problems could be avoided, and '85 will not be the year of Big Brother (or Big Lunch Lady) if we have a little mutual respect.

Beating blues . . . continued from pg. 2

Gary Francis '87-—"I handle it as Bobby, Peter, or Greg would." Drake Dietrick '86—"Go and get zip-lock surgery on each toe continuously, while saying the words Xavier McDaniel," Mrs. Patricia Schreiber, Foreign Language—"The third quarter slump is inevitable. The time after Christmas is always a letdown. For the students, I think, to help they should set some goals for themselves and work on their weak points. In class I try to do some unique activities and keep the class's interest. For myself, I like to get in touch with old friends or go downtown for lunch and other things to keep busy. But you should always be thankful for what you've gotten accomplished and just take it a day at a time." Miss Lucille Wright, English—"For myself I try to go see some more plays and other activities to jazz up my schedule. For the students, they should plan out-of-school activities to get their minds off of school. Also, Southfest is coming up—that could help add some life." Mr. Keith Leedy, Science—"Try hard to get off to a good start. You're starting over as far as your grade is concerned. Think of it as a fresh start. Work your hardest at the beginnine." Miss Candace Purdy, Health—"I schedule really active things for that time like my health club's fair, attending meetings and conventions and having people into my home. In class I try to have more participation activities and less lecture. Becoming active in sports can also help avoid depression and boredom." Laura Kashul and Jody Broud '85—"We still don't date."

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Tips on studying for finalexams Finals week, an agonizing lime of year, is again upon the students of Maine South. Ahhough cringing at the thought, students must accept that finals can be the deciding factor in a grade. Often the first question that comes to mind is where to begin studying. To answer this and other questions, Southwards went directly to the source—the teachers. Their suggestions plus some added ideas are combined to help students begin their final effort. First of all, even though time is a necessary part of studying, do not spend too long on one subject. Break up the monotony of studying by interchanging subjects and taking brief breaks. Usually, teachers try to give students an idea of what to expect on a final. Using this information, it is easier to go back to class notes and select the material that applies. Writing this material on notecards will help with memorization. This suggestion came from Mr. Keith Leedy, Science: "Prepare as if you were allowed to

use one page of notes and then condense that to a three-by-five card. You'll have to identify all of the most important information and by the time you have condensed it, you will probably remember it." When asked for other suggestions many teachers mentioned writing outlines of each topic studied in the class. No matter what the teacher was asked, each mentioned the fact that starting to study early is always better than trying to learn a semester's worth of information the night before the final. Miss Lucille Wright, English, also pointed out that it is necessary to be "mentally alert" while studying. In addition to general suggestions, many teachers offered helpful ideas on studying for a specific type of class. Mrs. Patricia Schreiber, foreign language, suggests these ideas for a foreign language final: "The key to doing well on a foreign language final is memorizing. Making flashcards of vocabulary, writing out

verb forms, and studying with a friend often helps. Start early and review a little bit at a time." In history, just the opposite is true. Mr. Robert Schultz suggests, "Instead of memorization, review by association." Math finals are probably the hardest of all to study for, so Mrs. Shirley Przybylski, Mathematics Department Chairperson, offers her ideas. "Review all old tests and quizzes and all notes from class, work out the review problems and sample tests in your textbook using them as study guides. In math it is also very important to understand all of the vocabulary and symbols involved. Finally, when taking the final, read all of the instructions and questions very carefully." Mr. Schultz sums up the best approach by commenting, "Stay clear of cramming for the final, start two or three weeks before. That's assuming that you picked up something during the semester. If that doesn't work, take a sedative."

Graduates leave Maine South ready for college Many students who leave Maine South go on to study at various colleges. Therefore, an important job of Maine South's faculty is to prepare students for college curriculum. In order to see just how productive their years at Maine South were. Southwards asked Maine South graduates if they were prepared to face college life after leaving Maine South. Here are the results. Nick Roder '84; University of IllinoisUrbana—"Yes, definitely. Maine South is superior to any high school around, especially

the math department." Steve Langdon '84; Pomona College—"Yes, except 1 think that students should be treated more as adults instead of juvenile delinquents. Things like hall pass hassles and the general attitude and lack of trust should be changed." Irene Smolenski '84; University of IllinoisUrbana—"Yes, believe me, AP tests got me out of fifteen hours of credits." Ginger Whalen '84; St. Norbert's College—"Yes, better than the average high

school. There is more of a variety of kids at Maine South than there is at my small college, dnd I think a diversified student body is important. Also, the teachers did a great job." Martin McGovern '83; University of IllinoisUrbana—"Yes, I'd have to say so. Maine South really did a great job preparing me for ;ollege." Julie Langdon '81; Wellesley College—"Yes, especially Mr. Hunt's AP English class. Mr. Hunt is great at teaching how to write."

Students' resolutions, predictions for 1985 We all have our own crazy ideas about what will happen in the future. Some say California will sink into the Pacific Ocean. Others say a nuclear war will begin soon. Here are some predictions from Maine South students for 1985: Nancy Cox '86—"The Cubs are going to win the World Series. The Sox are going to come in last place." Beth Maloney '87—"Michael Jackson will be sued again for plagiarism. Joana Forsea '87—"The Hawkettes are going to win the state competition." Margaret Blus '86—"They're going to put up bars on the study hall doors." Tim Zahr '85—"The Bulls, Hke the Bears and Cubs, will make the playoffs, defeat a good team and lose to a Philadelphia or a Boston; also, Appalachian State will be the national champs in NCAA basketball because half of the top twenty teams will lose playoffs due to academic shortcomings (i.e. failing grades)." Katty Caithamer '87—"To replace the

money he'll probably get sued for sometime this year, Michael will make a movie hke Prince and two out of every cur and buh-head will go see it." Shirlie Sellergren '85—"The varsity basketball team, led by Dave Inserra and Scott Kingston, will go downstate." Maureen Smith '85—"Everyone who voted for Ronald Reagan will regret it." Andy Duerkop '85—"Scott Kirk's Art of the Film movie will be a box-office smash its first week at the theaters." Todd Jackson '86—"After the dangerous precedent of this year's graduation, next year it will be held in the men's room. And the student's won't even be able to attend." Another necessary part of the New Year is resolution. A New Year's resolution is a pact made with oneself to improve, do something special, or to break a habit. Now that 1985 has arrived, most New Years resolutions have been made and are being acted out. Maine South students too hive 'oined ir, and made some

resolutions of their own. Kim Grichnik '87—"To grow my nails." Tina McGarry '86—"To be nice to my boyfriend." Katie Bales '86—"Never to make another New Year's resolution." Karen Voorgels '87—"To stop insulting people." Senior boy—"To straighten out my lovelife." Lisa Park '86—"Skydiving." Rob Temple '85—"To get tall and muscular by next Friday." Ashley Runnels ' 8 7 - " T o take off and put on a few inches in various places." George Brandt '87—"To be nicer to my brother." Ken Weichert '85—"To stop eating rat poison, to stop running into walls with my body, and to make sure that I stay taller than Robbie Temple." Sophomore giri—"To be more like Madonna."


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Students surveyed about alcohol intake by Kim Grichnik and Karla Rolando

A recent poll was taken to determine the alcohol intake among 100 students of Maine South. The findings are worth sharing; they are both beneficial and educational. The results have proven that the assumption "everybody drinks" is not always true' moreover, it is often false. Although 95 percent of the polled students tried alcohol, only 49 percent drink regularly and of those, 75 percent drink bimonthly or even less than that. The incredible difference between the freshman and sophomore is definitely noteworthy. One-fifth of the freshmen polled have never tried alcohol, whereas 99 percent of the sophomores polled have tried hquor and 75 percent use it on a regular basis. These students are more than just statistics; they are real people with their own ideas and viewpoints. When asked if they prefer social

events with alcohol, one student replied, "Yes, it's fun to watch all of the drunk people; they can be very entertaining." Another viewpoint was, "No, if people aren't under peer pressure to drink, they'll have a better time. And no one has to worry about someone driving home drunk." This brings up another most important issue—drunk driving. The survey shows that 91 percent of those polled have never driven under the influence of alcohol. However, eight percent or 2 out of every 25 students have driven drunk at one time ar another. Although this number may not strike you as alarming, the reality of this risk is. This concerns many of the students as well as their parents. One consistent fact was that parents do not condone drinking, especially when it concerns always given the chance to express their views on the topic, as 37 percent of those polled had

parents that were unaware that their kids drank. A senior guy who previously stated that he didn't drink was proud of the fact that his parents felt that he was "the coolest." Another parent's reaction was most unusual: "A picture of me throwing-up was found by my parents who blew it up and laughed at it." Often forgotten by many students, though not shown in our drinking habits, is the fact that the legal drinking age is 21. In future years, 72 percent of the polled students believe their consumption of alcohol will increase, whereas 12 percent will decrease and 19 percent will stay the same. One student voiced a hopeful opinion: "My alcohol intake will decrease due to the lack of interest, also the way I want my life to go. Alcohol doesn't fit, you know?"

Hawks wrestlers to meet New Trier On Fri., Jan. 25, the Maine South wrestling team will be at home to take on the New Trier Trevians. Senior wrestler Tony Reda said, "We hope to improve our conference record with wins over Maine East and New Trier." On Sat., Jan. 26, the Hawks will host Stevenson, Elmwood Park and Loyola. The team will be looking to the tinal meets of the season and a conference championship. "The team should take conference if everyone wrestles well and stays healthy," stated senior Mike Barbarone.

This season has been a very successful one for the team.

"We've had outstanding performances from Tony Reda, Jose Gonzalez, Mike Barbarone, Dan Terpstra and Marty Nistler," said varsity coach Thomas Ziemek. "We've had a good season so far and the varsity wrestlers deserve a championship because most of them have been with us for four years," added Coach Ziemek. "We'd appreciate some fan support," said Mike Barbarone.

Flamingo Kid: refreshing by Heather Francis Nowadays it sometimes seems that to see a movie about teenagers, one pretty much has to settle for one of the many teen-sex comedies that have been so abundant over the last few years. There are exceptions, notably The Outsiders and Firstborn, but these movies are dramas not meant to be funny. Comedies revolving around teenagers without relying on sex for the humor are few and far between.

Broly, and decides to forego college for Brody's get-rich-quick schemes. Matt Dillon's portrayal of Jeffery is his most appealing role to date. In contrast to the rough characters he plays in The Outsiders and Tex, in The Flamingo Kid he is cute, gullible and charming without being sappy.

The relationship between Jeffery and his lather, a plumber who dreams of seeing his so.i The Flamingo Kid, starring Matt Dillon, is a in colbge, is tout' ing and well-presented. The fresh, appealing movie, funny without being father sees his son slipping away, getting caught up in a materialistic world where he has raunchy. no part. The Flamingo Kid, otherwise known as Jeffery, is a street-wise Brooklyn guy who spends The Flamingo Kid has a fun "Big Chill-ish" his summer prior to entering college working sound track that adds further to the already as a cabana boy at a posh beach club named authentically trashy 60's atmosphere of the the El Flamingo. The El Flamingo is populated club. There are a few minor flaws. The plot at with nouveau riche types who spend their time times is a bit too unbelievable and the parody getting tan, playing cards, and tastelessly of the rich club members is at times overblown. flaunting their money. Jeffery becomes the But The Flamingo Kid has a surprising, great protegee of one of the club's showiest ending that leaves you feeling good, glad to see members, a sports car salesman named Phil integrity triumph over materialism.

Gymnasts face Trevians The girls' gymnastics team will face New Trier at home tonight at 6 p.m. The team's record is now 3-3. The girls did well in their conference meet against Glenbrook North with a score of 126-117. Two members of the varsity team were unable to participate in the next meet, the Conant Invitational. Sue Zachary and Jeanhee Choi were both injured; Zachary with a hurt knee and Choi with a pulled hamstring. Filling in for these two for the meet were JV team members Amy Zarn, who performed on the vault and the beam, and Lisa Hamel, who performed on the floor. Both girls did very well for competing in a varsity meet, helping Maine South to place 11th in this Invitational meet. Another upcoming meet is the Niles West Invitational on Sat., Jan. 26. 34 schools will participate in this high-level meet.

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Boys to host Glenbrook North The Hawks basketball team will play the Glenbrook North Spartans at home Fri., Jan. 25. Sat., Jan. 26, the team will travel to Hersey. The Hawks' record so far is 8-6 overall and 2-0 in conference. In the Christmas Tournament at East Aurora, the Hawks won the first game to DeLaSalle 57-49. The Hawks had a very good offensive game with leading scorers junior Mike Juneman and senior Mike Viola. The Hawks lost the second game to East Aurora, 85-65. The leading scorer for the Hawks in this game was junior Mark Kubow.

East Aurora went on to win the tournament. loss of seniors Mike Viola and Dave Inserra to In their third game, Maine South played an injuries. impressive game against East Rockford, winnIn the first round of conference games, ing 74-59 to take third place in the tournament. Evanston and Maine South are both 2-0 and Juniors Paul Leongas and Mark Kubow led Maine East is 1-1. the Hawks' scoring in this game. Coach Jerry Nelson said, "We figure to be Mark Kubow was named to the all- in contention for the heat of the conference race." tournament second team. In a nonconference crossover game against "We must beat both Evanston and Maine Niles West, the Hawks won by a score of East," he added. 67-60. The leading scorers in this game were juniors Mark Kubow and Mike Juneman and senior Steve Ramel. One unfortunate setback to the Hawks is the

Swimmers challenge New Trier This Fri., Jan. 25, the boys' swim team will hold their final home meet of the season against New Trier. "We always get fired up for the Trevians. If we keep our team healthy we'll be ready for an exciting meet," commented co-captain Matt Par. Two weeks of Christmas vacation put the boys' swim team in a bit of a slump for the first two meets of the new year. The boys lost a hard-fought meet to Glenbrook North, 72-99, on Jan. 11. The Hawks placed second to Fremd at the annual Maine South Relays Sat., Jan. 12. The dual meet against Glenbrook North found the Hawks capturing four first places. The 200 Medley relay of Eric Johanson, Erik Thorson, Don Mech and Scott Tritthardt dominated the Spartans with a time of 1:48.43

to their 1:52.55. Matt Par went on to win the 200- and 100-yard freestyles with times of 1:48.85 and 49.57 respectively. Johanson took the 100-yard backstroke, turning in a time of 1:02.69. The JV and freshman teams were able to deliver three wins in all their efforts. Mike Funk won JV diving with a score of 108.05. The two winning freshmen were Ed Monroe and Andy Grage. Monroe won the 50 fly and Grage won the 50 back. The Maine South Relay tallies showed Maine South with one first place team of sophomores in a 400 free relay. Brad Coltman, Steve Shewfelt, Eric Johanson and Dave Alberts turned in a time of 3:43.26 for the win. Four second place finishers and six third places gave the Hawks a second place trophy for the meet.

Freshman Steve Vrbancic works his way out of a tough spot during a recent basketball game.

Schedule Boys' Baslcetbaii Glenbrook N. Jan. 25 home 6 p.m. Hersey Ian. 26 away 6 p.m. Maine West Feb. 1 home 6 p.m. Wrestlmg

Basketball travels to GBN The girls' basketball team will travel to Glenbrook North Friday night to meet the Snartans in a conference game. Lasi yeai ilie Hawks were victorious in their two games against GBN. The Spartans have a strong one-person offense, but Maine South's balance will be difficult for them to deal with. Over Christmas break, the varsity team participated in the Evanston Tournament and took second place. To advance to the finals the Hawks beat both Fremd and Proviso East. Coach Mike Deines feels that for most of the tournament Maine South was the outstanding team. Against Fremd the Hawks won 49-19, holding Fremd scoreless for the first quarter. The entire bench played, including some of the junior-varsity team who moved up for the tournament. In their game against Proviso East, the

New Trier Jan. 25 home 6 p.m. Tournament Jan. 26 home 10 a.m. Maine East Feb. 1 away 6 p.m. Boys' Swimming New Trier Jan . 25 home 5 p.m. Maine East Feb . 1 away 7 p.m.

Hawks also won with continued steady play. The cnampionsnip ganie was won oy Niles West, who beat Maine South 49-47. Throughout the tournament Mary Carroll, Lorie Haase and Karen Sebastian contributed with excellent games, although Karen was unable to play in the third game due to an injury.

Girls' Basl<etbali Glenbrook N. Jan. 25 away 6 p.m. York Tourney Jan. 30 away York Tourney Feb. 2 away

Coach Deines commented that the team is pleased with where they are. The team has responded well, taking into consideration Pam Juckett's absence due to an injury. They are playing with a high intensity and the depth of the team has come through. The seniors are, according to Coach Deines, playing better than they ever have while the juniors are strong and still using their performances.

Gymnastics Jan. 22 home 6 p.m. Jan. 26 away 7 p.m. Jan. 29 away 5 p.m. <

New Trier Niles W. Invit. Maine East

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