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Curtain rises for spring musical The Maine South Music Boosters and the Music Department will be presenting the spring musical Hello, Dolly on Fri. and Sat. April 25, 26, May 2, and 3 at 8:00 p.m., and on Sun., April 27, and May 4 at 2:00 p.m. Hello, Dolly is a popular musical comedy adapted from the play The Matchmaker by Thorton Wilder. The show revolves around Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Tina McGarry, Sara Cycholl), the widow of the late Ephraim Levi. Dolly is a matchmaker who is determined to match herself up with a certain "wellknown half-a-millionaire," Mr. Horace Vandergelder (George Brant, Steve Slaughter).

Cornelious (Mark Lundell), Irene Molloy (Ann Burswald), Barnaby (Steve Enaeh and Minnie Fae (Michelle Rante) walk in "Elegance" in Hello Dolly. w /"

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April 25,1986

Construction continues Dee road poses continuing traffic problem The Cook County Highway Department has begun road improvement measures on Dee Road between Oakton and Devon. In order to speed up the construction process, the entire road between Oakton and Devon will be done at one lime. This is a change in the original plans which consisted of a three phase schedule and lasted almost two months longer than the now scheduled construction plan. Mr. Reczkiewicz in a recent morning anouncement asked students to cooperate with the county. He requested that students arrange carpools and leave extra early for school in the morning to ensure a safe and pleasant trip to school. Since the construction is not expected to be completed until Labor Day, a problem arises with the 1986 Graduation ceremonies. Mr. Reczkiewicz said, "We can't make any predictions about the progress of the reconstruction, but we do hope that enough of the road will be completed by June that there will not be a major problem with parking at the ceremony." Students are asked, if possible to use some of the designated detouis upon leaving the school area. The detours include River Road, and Greenwood Avenue, Dec road should not be used for through traffic, it is remaining open for local traffic and absolutely necessary

traffic only. In closing Mr. Reczkiewicz said, "I appreciate any help in coop)eration that parents and students can give to make this run as smoothly as possible.

Construction continues as the repavement of Dee Road poses an ongoing problem for Maine South students in their never-ending quest for prompt attendance.

"With all the talents of cast, crew, and musicians combined, if Hello, Dolly doesn't bring down the house, nothing will. Hello, Dolly is a good Buy." —Kate Ranft. Dolly persuades Horace to go to New York City under the pretense of meeting Mrs. Irene Molloy (Ann Heurich, Anne Burswold). While Horace is gone, his employees, Cornelius Hackl (Darren Bochat, Mark Lundell) and Barnaby Tucker (Jeff Burgis, Steve Engel) decide to put on their "Sunday Clothes" and try to find excitement in New York City. Excitement is exactly what they find, and what the audience will find in this colorful musical, for along with the unique plot are captivating music, an unusual set, and authentic costumes. Other pricipal characters include Minnie Fae (Jenny Drozd, Michelle Rante), Ambrose Kemper (Wayne Goble, Troy McLennen), Ermengarde (Maura Scott, Vicki Skoczylas), Ernestina (Allison Heitzman, Kim Grichnik), and Mrs. Rose (Meg Parsons, Dawn Baudek). The musical is directed by Mr. Don Martello and student directed by Kate Ranft and Lynne Neubert. Vocal directers are Mr. Walter Flechsig, and Mr. Irwin Bell. Mr. Gordon McLean will be directing the orchestra. The extensive set was the result of the efforts of faculty 'supervisor Mr. Mark Bielak, crew heads; Jenine Smith, Mike Funk, Eric Field, Mike Fox,and Eric Peterson, stage manager Laura McCabe, and the crew. The Music Boosters began general ticket sales on Mon., April 14, and they will continue selling tickets in front of the bookstore from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day. Tickets cost $4.00 for the musical's reserved seating and will also be sold at the door. The cast is looking lorward to sellout houses for according to student director Kate Ranft, "With all the unique talents of cast, crew, and musicians combined, if Hello, Dolly doesn't bring down the house nothing will. Hello, Dolly is a good Bay." *'


April 25, 1986

Commentary

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Canadian corresponds

Letter to the Editor

Dear Interested Students: How many of you interested students in your spare time wish to correspond with me for friendship, a gesture of good faith, good pastime, it's no joke, it's no put on, I'd like to make new friends through the mail and it'll be interesting to hear from Illinois youth? I picked Maine South H i ^ because it's located in a very nice suburban community with a marvellous suburban school known for educational excellence and a really progressive hospital.

Lutheran General, I've read about in Chamber of Commerce literature which I got. Please remember that age, sex, and race absolutely makes no difference. Friendship counts a lot. I stand S'll", weigh 170-185 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, wear glasses, and the oldest of two sons. I lost my father in 1979, but I've a cat, a brother, and my mother. I'm friendly, care about others and I'm a Christian. I usually attend West Point Grey Baptist Church. I've many in-

terests. My birthday is on July 17th. I'm saving energy by using public transportation all the time. I like to receive and write letters, talk on the phone, read, take trips, play cassettes, go to the library and much more. I hope to hear from ail interested students soon because I've time to answer all letters. Please remember to write me. Yours truly, David Cohen Address may be obtained in V-130.

Stormy Weather.

Line of Death in place at South In the past, some of my columns have delt with current topics (i.e. music, clothing stlyes, etc.), some have been non-sensical; others, hopefully, have been thought provoking. But, as I recall, I haven't said much concerning the administration in a critical way. Well, for all of you who have been waiting patiently, that day has arrived. I'll begin with a short anecdote. Last week (the week with gorgeous 80 degree weather), as I entered eight period lounge, my friends seemed to be in somewhat of an uproar, so I inquired as to what the problem was. They proceeded to explain to me that the "babysitter" (they were referring to the supervisor) would not let them go and sit on the lawn. As I understand it, the rule says that students can sit in the small, shady, cement courtyard area, but cannot go out onto that huge expanse of grass behind the cafeteria. In fact, they can't cross a certain line (one of the cracks in the sidewalk). So, when the man who guards this line walked away from his post for a mcmient, I (being the delinquent that I am) decided to challenge this "Line of Death." I casually walked, not all the way onto the grass, but just past the line into the beautiful, gleaming sunshine whereupon the man returned and told me to get back on the other side of the line, which was about three feet away. It just so happened that at that moment in the day the sun was in such a position as to fall exactly on the line. The man was condemning me to darkness. I wondered why. "Why?" I respectfully asked the man, "Can't we enjoy this beautiful day by sitting peacefully on the lawn?" The man, 1 think, didn't really know why we couldn't, so he took the easy way out. He gave me that classic escape line "I don't make the rules, I just enforce them."

This was a small iixident, but it kind of bothered me. They had set up this magical date when we could officially go outside and enjoy the sun. It didn't matter that good weather had come early. Rules are rules. I wonder why this simple freedom is so restricted. Perhaps some kids back in the seventies went out on the lawn and smoked a cigarette or something. So, consequently, we are being punished for something our predecessors did. It's the good old "guilty until proven innocent" philosophy. They simply assume that we will behave in the same ddinquent manner that some former students have so they limit our freedom ccMisideraHy. It's not fair, but it's the system.

by Steve Slaughter shoukJ be in the Ubrary studying? Many student will have no idea how to handle this new freedom. They are released from a high school atmosphere not having been taught self-discipline. So, what does this come to? Do I honestly think that one column wil change an entire school policy? ^fo, of course not. But, if this made sense to some faculty or administration members, it would be nice to hear some reaction, positive or negative.

I've heard some faculty members say that the kids would abuse added freedom and would cut school. To that I say, "let them cut." If a kid leaves school for lunch (assuming for a moment that we had an open campus) he would be held responsible for getting back in time for his next dass. If he deckled to cut anyway, than he would simply have to face the consequences. He would get written up. Logical enough. If he cut another time he would get reassignment. Eventually, he would realize that cutting do«n't pay and he would start going to school again. Flash! What you have just witnessed is a remarkable phenomenon. In giving that kid the 0RX)rtunity to make a mistake, he has learned a valuable lesson in responsibilty that will stay with him into his college and professional life. If we are tokl exactly what to do and when to do it we never learn to think for ourselves. What will happen when we get to college and find no one there to force-feed us discipline: no one to tell us not to go on the lawn on a sunny afternoon when we ^

Southwords Southwords la tht studant produced n«MfSfMp«r ot Uaint South High School, Park Bidg; IL LaHara to (/>• aditor should ba dallvarad to room V-130 or gl^an to a mambar ol tha aditorial stati llatad balow. Southwords rasarvas tha right to adit all lattan containing obacana or llbaloua matar,al. Editor-ln-chlaf N«ws Bditor. Commantary Editor. Faaturaa Editor. Sports Editor Aaalatant Editor. Photographer. Copyreader Ad¥laar

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Nancy Hamm Allaa Ragat Shally Main Uaura McKanna Todd Jackson Wayne Gobia Mike Clark Garaldlna KInaella Ken Beatty

Staff: Stella Anagnoatou, Sarah Boer, TamI Bower, Meredith Brammeler, John Bnozowski, John Caporale, Chriasy CoaclonI, Maggie Conkin, Kathy Coudal. Karen Davlin, John Folan, Kim Orichnik, Jennifer Hallerud. Amy Johnson, Kryatyna Kazmierczak, Bath LanderghinI, Sami Maltan, Patti McCarthy, Katy McGarry, Michelle Montalbano, Kathleen Nanlnl, Jenny Rlchter, Chris Rledel, Maura Scott, Stave Slaughter, Marcia Stephanie, Jim Swanaon, Sua Szalczynaki, Yvonne Thomaa, Pate thoraen, arui Chria Yoo.


April 25, 1986

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Students react to Libyan crisis Our generation has never experienced war. The World Wars, Korea, and even Vietnam are simply lessons learned in history books for us, today's high school students. Recently, however. President Reagan has taken action against Libya which may threaten our national security. Only time will tell what the consequences of Reagan's actions will be. Was Reagan right in taking these actions? Opinion varies both within the U.S. and among our allies. Despite the fact that most students either have friends, brothers, or even themselves that are eligible for military service if need arises, most were in favor of Reagan's decision. I think Reagan was entirely justified. The proof of terrorist activities was there, and if there is no retaliation, terrorism will just get worse. Barb Hansen '87 It was a good move on our part to finally take some definitive action against Libya for their terrorist attacks, but it is not known whether this will stop Khadafy's terrorists or not. A hit squad attack against Khadafy himself by the C.l.A. would probably be more

effective. Rick Burgis '86 It is impossible to fight a war with one foot in and one out. So 1 thought it was one of Reagan's few wise moves to move in. Colin Cunningham '87 I feel that President Reagan's actions where warranted, and that the United States can not stand by and let terrorists intimidate us. Mr. Pat Feichter, Government and Democracy teacher I think that it is good that we stood up for our rights, but if it means going into World War III, then I think that we could find a better solution. Melinda McCormick '87 Reagan had no other choice. Karen Oeste '86 1 am glad that Reagan did it. I'm glad that he finally kept one of his threats. Hopefully, this may make Libya a little bit more wary. I think that a man as insane as Khadafy who calls a United Terrorists' meeting should be overthrown and disposed of. Franco Dooley •87 Reagan said he would take action, and he did. He didn't let Khadafy get away with his

Waiting for the sun

Editorial

Life is illogical at best Don't try to tell me life makes sense. It doesn't. Living is experiencing one paradox after another, and how well you enjoy life just depends on how well you can cope with (or laugh at) its non-sensicaJ elements. Take spring colds, for instance. Why do we get colds in the spring? You can last all winter—making a snowman in cold, wet snow; shoveling in sub-zero temperatures; etc.—without getting sick at all. Not a single sniffle. The along rolls this incredible early spring weather, and ZAP, nailed by a coW. It doesn't make sense. So you laugh, give the shnoz a honk, and carry on. You know what dse doesn't make sense? It's the mode that all teachers slip into when the weather starts getting nice. Right when it gets sunny and the rays begin to summon us toudly, the teachers seem to realize they have a lot of work to jam in before the end of the school year. Why didn't they think of this in February when nobody cared? (And they have the nerve to accuse us of poor planning!) But it neva fails; they annually force-feed us evay spring to cram everything in before finals. Maybe it's aritualor something. Silly. Very silly.

terrorism. Laura McCabe '86 I think that Reagan is right, he can't just allow the Libyans to terrorize Americans abroad and jeopardize their safety. Beth Maloney '87 The actions were probably warranted, however, 1 will reserve judgement until more facts are known. Mr. Douglas Hall, History teacher It scares me that there could be more terrorism which would lead to future confiicts. But I do agree that something had to be done to show the Libyans that the can't just terrorize the whole world and get away with it. Steve Shewfelt '87 I think Reagan was right to bomb Libya. Khadafy deserved what he got. Leah Duckstein '86 President Reagan's actions were justified. However, dropping a bomb is not necessary, and it will be difficult to carry on any kind of negotiations with most of the European countries undecided in their positions or afraid to enforce them. Time will tell. Tamela Bower •87

Karen Davlin

Southfest '86 a beneficial d

March 20, Southfest '86, a day many will never forget, and a day many did nothing to remember. For those of you who chose not to attend, it was a day where you could have boked into the meeting room and seen a wardrobe coordinator talking to two French pastry chefs, probably teaching them how to wear an apron eight different ways. Generally, you could have seen some of over 200 people doing what they know best and having enough respect for us to be willing to pass on their exper ien ce. If you would have spent just six hours of your pressure-free day, you could have shared a very unusual school day with people who really wanted to be there. In short, you could have learned something. But you chose not to. Instead you came back to school the next day and tried to make people feel bad for going. And if your teacher asked about it, you probably said that it was your way of showing that Southfest is a waste of the taxpayer's money. Actually, it doesn't reaUy matter why you weren't there. In fact, it doesn't really matter that you weren't there at all because Southfest was probably one of the best things this school has done. It was not for the faculty, or the adninistration, but solely for our enjoyment, and to show us that they know what total education is about. We would like to expwess our appreciation for this experience to the committee that worked so hard to put it together. We also hope that Southfest will be continued in the future (although we can certainly understand why it wouldn't be). If it is continued we suggest that a small student committee be formed to Well, no one ever said life was go- work with the faculty committee so that more students are involved. ing to be logical. I'm kind of glad it's Finally, for everyone who shared in the Southfest '86 experience, we thank not. Besides having less things to you for making March 20 not just another day. laugh at in the world, I would have It will be a sad day when our generation fails to see the value of learning new nothing to write about this time. Or things. And what is even sadder is that for over 700 people, perhaps that day maybe I didn't any way. Does that has already come. nuke any sense? Alisa Regas Wayne Goble Nancy Humm

Another thing that amazes me is how I can write a somewhat logical article and it can turn out scrambled in the printed paper. (That last one was a real test to the reader's adaptability, with the four paragraphs in the second column you have to switch the top two with the bottom two.) No, I didn't write that one while sleeping in class. One final thou^t to keep you up at night: why do they have those silly agns in the cafeteria? You know, the generic ones that advise us all to "report spills at once" and keep America beautiful and all. Does anyone read them? And if you have, did it affect your cafeteria behavior at aD? I somdiow cannot imagine people spilling food and wanting to sit there auid k)ok at it. And if they did, would reading that helpful little sign really in^Mre them to want to report the spill inmediately? Uh, nooo. 1 cton't think so. It just doesn't make sense.


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Features

Features

Teens affected by Grandparents' age

Sound advice offered Begin ttie cycle of searciiing early The first of April has come and gone. Most college-bound seniors have found at least one fat envelope in their mailbox welcoming them to a college and university. Now, the two-hundred dollar tuition deposit has to be mailed to the school, reserving the person's spot in the class of 1990. The end of the long, difficult search for the "perfect" school has finally come for the class of '86. It is now time for the dass of '87 to begin this cycle of searching for the colleges that are right for them. A^MTI of your junior year may sound unbelievably early to begin; however, the next year will go by in a flash, just ask any senior. Between taking the ACT, SAT, and maybe an AP test or two, shuffling through the piles of mail that will arrive in your mailbox, visiting the campuses of a few schools, writing essays on your most significant academic experience,findingthe time to enjoy your senior year can be difficult. All that, along with the fact that some colleges have application deadlines early in the fall, explain the now constant harping of your parents and counselors. And, if you won't listen to them, perhaps you'll take the sound advice of those who have just been through it. %

Campus involvement important Next September many seniors will find themselves freshmen again, only this time they will be entering college. Now part of the class of 1990, many seniors believe they will graduate in four year with a bachelor's degree and a guareenteed high paying job. Actually, only half will graduate. Also assumed, although not necessarily true, is that a ooilege education is entirely the product of the school. Why else would you pay $8,000 to attend? Actually, the student provides half of their own education in the form of out of the classroom experience. Extracurricular activities in high school look great on a college api^cation, but once in college that motivation to be active is essential. To be successful in college becoming involved in campus activity is impcHtant. Many of the activities you enjoyed at Maine South like Pep Band, sports teams, and musicals can also be found on campus. All it takes is a little initiative to become involved in these activities, adding to a more fulfilling college experience. While becoming active is great, overcommitting yourself can lead to disaster.

Studying and socializing go hand-inhand, and finding a balance is necessary. Speaking of studying, college demands more reading and thinking than high school did. Lectures, many based on readings, may become tedious, but ddp them at your own risk. Often exams are based on lectures so you can't afford to miss too many or copy too many second-hand notes. A major part of going to coUege is learning to manage your time. Mom and Dad win no kxiger be around yelling for you to do your homework. Friends wiU no longer be a simple phone call away, they may be your room mates trying to study in the same room. Temptations to do things other than study will be great, so it's best to discover early what you really want from college. Although at many schools declaring a major does not occur until sophomore year, when you do finally dedde on a major, pick something you are truly interested in and enjoy. Basing you major simply on the dollar signs you see in the future is foolish. Think of college as sim;^ a broadening experience, preparing you for the future.

Picturesque images of Grandma bustling about in the kitchen making cookies or of Grandpa sitting on the front stoop smoking his pipe may be very real memories for many teens. However, as the life expectancy continues to increase and the elderly class grows, the relationship between high school aged grandchildren and their grandparents is not always so cleariy defined. Once referred to by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as "ill-clad,illhoused, ill-nourished," the elderly are no longer viewed by society as a helpless class of people. The new era of television programs has come to include shows like The Golden Girls, The Equalizer, and Ouzy Like a Fox which pwrtray older Americans as not only having their own set of problems and values but the latter two also have almost super-human qualities. A country led by a 75-year old president, America seems to be willing to accept this new age of active elderly people. And for most teens, it's not too difficult to accept a grandparent who jogs by John Brzozowski "What is unique and special about this every day or takes aerobics classes or holds a part time job. school?" should also be considered. At the other end of the spectrum, and another role which Choosing a college is perhaps one of Finally, to get an even better idea of what grandparents are just as likely to take on, many elderly people the biggest decisions most students have the school is like, pick up a copy of the face the problem of no longer being able to take care of been faced with. Their selecion will school newspaper and take a close look themselves. When and if that happens, it becomes a problem for determine not only where they are at various events and activities around the entire family. educated, but to a large extent, influence the school. who they become. Selecting a college, Whether the person enters a nursing home or decides to live therefore, requires a great deal of time, An interview with an admissions officer with relatives, teens must face the change both in their grandor counselor is also a very good idea. parent's life and in their own. According to one student whose work, and careful planning. Although in most schools they are not re- grandfather is in a nusing home, "It's the little changes that 1 The most obvious consideration in quired for admission, interviews are also really noticed, like not having Christmas dinner at his house any choosing a college is "Can I get in?" helpful because it enables the student to more. There's not even a house to go to, and that's hard to deal After that question is answered, gain deeper insight into the school, and with." countless others begin to enter the stuthe school leams more about the student. Often the problems with grandparents are more complex than dent's mind. Questions dealing with such matters as average class size, male them just not being able to take care of themselves any longer. An interview may rangefroma friendly Some problems faced by elderly people are diseases like to female ratio, faculty to student ratio, chat to a near interrogation by an entire Alzheimer's which affects the memory, impairs judgement, afand cost can usually be answered by committee (the latter usually takes place fects personality, and involves a decline in the ability to perform looking in the catalog of that particular when trying to gain admission to a very simple tasks. university. Catalogs, as well as other elite university or when competing for a literature, can be found in the Career Affecting over 2.5 million American adults, Alzhiemer's is the scholarship). The average interview, fourth leading cause of death in adults. But, according to Resource Center. however, will usually consist of the stuAfter the most obvious considerations dent having any remaining questions Newsweek, "Alzheimer's may be even more devastating for the have been researched and a student has answered, and the interviewer asking families of victims." The role change that grandchildren must face in this kind of carefully read all available literature on a general questions about the student inschool, he or she will hopefully have nar- volving such things as future plans and situation is from grandparent to child. Alzhiemer's has been explained as a disease where everyday activites are "unlearned" rowedtiidrlist of schools down to about career goals. or forgotten and leave the adult requiring the same attention as a two or three. The next step is most often All in all, most of your questwns about small child. a visit to each of the campuses. The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand a college can usually be answered from a The 36-Hour Day, a book about dealing with a person who has words is very true, espescailly when catalog. It is well worth the time to do a Alzheimer's, cites the effects the disease has on family members little research and be prepared for an in- are anger, embarassment, depression, guilt, and worry. The dealing with colleges. Each campus seems to have its own terview or visit. By asking questions that combination of these emotions with the normal adolescent properonality and traits and each vnll likely are obviously answered in the catalog blems is enough to put teens on an emotional roller coaster. One student whose grandmother lives with their family said, "1 leave you with a diffowt impression. In you are likely to leave the admissions reachiiig a dedsion it is important to con- director with the impression that you did feel angry one minute because she has invaded my family, and sider not only the atmosphere and ap- not take the time to prepare for your guilty the next minute for being angry." pearance of the campus itself, but of the visit/interview and are, therefore, not a Fortunately, local help for anyone having problems like this is very conscientious student. surrounding community as well. available. Parkside Center as well as Saint Paul of the Cross Finally, remember that most colleges Although there will be many things you Chruch have family support groups for people caring for the and universities encourage interviews will look at during your visit, there are elderly. certain things that should rank high on and visits so that you can see more closely what they have to offer. More imporWhether grandparents begin to assert their independance or your ILst of questions and olservations. It tantly, however, a visit insures that the dse have lost it to nursing home or a relative's care, they are still is highlv advisable, for example, to attend a class in the major in which you personality and atmosphere of the cam- grandparents. Most grandparents will not fit into the Louisa May plan to pursue. Residence halls and din- pus are what you anticipated; afterall, Akoa mold of grandma roasting the turkey on Thanksgiving, but ing facilities should also be carefully you will be spending the next four years thai again most teens don't fit into the Rebel Without a Cause image created in the sixties. scrutinized. Other questions such as of you life there.

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Greek life offers option by Katy McGarry When we talk about sorority and fraternity The advantages to sororities and fratei Ife, we taxi to jMcture it as seen in popular nities are many. Both organizations host campus movies like Revenge of the Nerds. dances parties and other social activities. /^though there are some similarities between They also provide an exclusive group of the pcture the movies paint and what they friends, and even an incentive to maintain really are, there are quite a few differeiKes. good grades. Many also have alumni groups for after graduation and reunions. Ideally, Sororities and fraternities are one option national sororities and fraternities stress for coUege students, although some smaller scholarship, leadership, and service while schools don't offer them at all. Most frats producing good citizens. and sororities not only provide a place to Bve, but the>' offer friendship, a group, and RUSH week. This is when new students af course, parties. have an opportunity to check out the ones they are interested in and members are Even after considering these bonuses of Greek Sfe, the majority of studentsfrommid- given a chance to examine new prospects. Then, students are allowed to pledge, or apdk to targe sized schools decide against pledging. Many don't want to make a com- ply for admittance. Some di.sadvantagcs include the burden of mit ment to any group or pay the often high dues to be a member. However, if dues heavy dues, large commitment, and a limited ^ ^ ^ don't cause a problem, and the idea of com- circle of friends. mitment to a group is exciting, than it is So, if you're lookii?Por co.^.g.ia. quite possible that sorority and fraternity Ufe Revenge of the Nerds or are jy^, curious is for you. about sorority and fraternity life, when you Most larger coDeges and universities that hit coUege, join the Rush. You may just rush have national frats also have fall and spring into a good experience.


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News

April 25, 1986

Adamo awaits challenges In promotion Mr. Clifford Adamo, Maine South dean, has recently been chosen as the new assistan principal of students beginning in the '86-'87 school year. Mr. Adamo will replace Mr. Kenneth Reczkiewicz who will become the assistant principal of faculty. Mr. Reczkiewicz will replace Mr. Robert Simonson who is retiring at the end of the school year. Mr. Adamo came to District 207 in 1%9 where he taught and coached football and taseball until he became dean eight years ago. Adamo views his promotion as a "professional challenge [and a) change which gives me an opponunity to implement my own ideas." Mr. Adamo fells he can handle the pressures and requirements as assistant principal of students because, "As a dean you are part of the executive committee. That's exposed me to some of the problems of the assistant principal." In the upcoming school year, Mr. Adamo would like to work for more student recognition for their achievements. He would also like

to increase the participation in school activities and increase student awareness of what is offered. Despite the recent Maine South administration personell shift, Mr. Adamo feels that there will be no major changes under the new administration because the executive committee will, for the most part, still consist of the same people. When asked whether he feels that his previous role as a dean will infuence student perception of him as assistant principal of students, Adamo says, "1 think I am viewed as being fair. Most kids that leave my office say, 'Thank you' and leave with very little animosity." As to his message to the student body of Maine South, Adamo states, "I would like to extend an open door policy [to the students]. 1 like kids and I'm interested in kids. I'm still the same individual who was their coach and dean for many years. Feel free to come to me with this open door policy."

Aid available for college bound Induction held The long nervous days of waiting for acceptance letters is over. By now most seniors have heard they're wanted at at least one school. Now the only problem after deciding where to go is how to pay the constantly increasing cost of college. Numerous scholarships have been announc-

Delegates picked Recently, three juniors were chosen to represent Maine South in Ilhnois' Boys/Girls State conferences, sponsored by the American Legion. Wayne Goble, Steve Shewfelt, and Tamela Bower were chosen for this unique experience. Held annually, this year's conference will be held from June 7-14 at Eastern Illinois University • Boys State and Girls State bring selected students from Illinois high schools together in a mock state government assembly. While at the conference. Boys or Girls State citizen will be assigned a particular city and county to represent. Citizens will then join political parties, campaign for public office, and attend mock congressional hearings. At the closing of the week, special awards for special achievement will be awarded, and students may apply for college scholarships awarded only to State citizens. In addition, two delegates from each conference will be selected to attend Boys or Girls Nation in Washington, D.C.

ed by the CRC or by the counselors here at school. Many local organizations have offered scholarships to a variety of groups. Schools also may provide scholarships based on academic or athletic ability. However, if you were not one of the lucky few who received this sort of aid other alternatives still exist. The Illinois Guaranteed Student Loan Program is one source of such funds. One disadvantage, however, is unlike the scholarships, the IGSL must be repaid. Allowing up to $2,500 to be borrowed by undergraduates every year, the program calls for repayment of the loan only after the graduation or discop tiiiuation of the students education. At the same time Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students maybe obtained. Parents may borrow up to S3000 a child a year at a 12 percent interest rate. For this loan program repayment begins immediately, not after graduation. More information about these loans may be obtained at local banks. Other sources of funds needed to meet college expensesexist other than these programs. Loans backed by marketable securities may be obtained by some families. Stocks, bonds, tax exempt or U.S. Government securities all accumulate interest at a rate loo high to warrant cashing these investments to pay for an education. Many banks will make loans using these investments as collateral. Regardless of the situation, after other options have run out in the search for college funds, many local banks may provide the needed money.

On Tuesday, March 25, the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The ceremony consisted of speeches by all four officers of the society. Karen Davlin, secretary/treasurer, spoke on character, Krystyna Kazmierczak, tutoring chairperson, on service, Bert Lindgren, president, on leadership, and Mark Hansen, vicepresident, on scholarship. The new members were then announced and presented with recognition cards. The guest speaker was Mr. Robert V. Simonson, Maine South's assistant principal. The ceremony ended with Bert Lindgren honoring Mr. Robert Barker with a special recognition plaque. The evening's music was provided by the Maine South Concert Strings Ensemble. Refreshments were served in the school cafeteria afterwords. This year 30 juniors and 72 seniors were inducted into the society. To be eligible for membership, a junior must have earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, while seniors needed a 3.2 average. According to Mr. Kenneth Reese, other things were taken into consideration. A student must also show signs of the society's other characteristics aside from scholarship. These are character, service, and leadership. For the first time, this year, candidates were required to submit a form listing their activities in school and in the community, as well as services to these same groups.

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April 25, 1986

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Track and Field travels to GBN

Tonight, the Hawks track team travels to Glenbrook North to participate in the Spartan Relays. Last year the Hawks won this meet, and again will face tough competition from many schools, including Glenbrook North, Glenbrook South, Highland Park, New Trier, Evanston. The field events start at 2:00, while the remainder of the events on the track start at 4:00. On April 29, the Hawks will face New Trier at home. The meet starts at 4:30, and should be very competitive because New Trier is always one of the best teams in the area. The Hawks have a 1-1 record in the early going of the outdoor season this year. They have had one meet thus far, which was also the

christening of the new track installed this past summer. The triangular meet ended with a win by Glenbrook South with 65 points, followed by Maine South and Maine East with 60 and 53 points, respectively. Several key performances were turned in by Hawk athletes. Sophomore Rob Lentz won the high hurdles with a time of 16.1 and also placed fourth in the low hurdles. Senior Mario Polkowski was third in the mile with a time of 4:56.4. Senior Mike Remblake won the high jump at 6'0", while junior Kurt Sellers won the pole vault at i r 6 " . Junior Stan Holsen placed second in both the shot put and the discus with marks of 43'3" and 127'1", respectively. Lastly, senior Kevin Baden placed second in the 200 meter dash

with a time of 23.9 and won the long jump with a leap of 20'2".

The team is looking forward to their future competition in their quest towards going downstate in May. The team has been performing well lately, with key contributions coming from several talented athletes. Some of these athletes include Kevin Baden in the long jump. Rich Palumbo in the pole vault, Stan Holsen in the discus, Mario Polkowski in the distance events, Eric Britcher in the 800, and Rob Lentz and Matt Krystal in the hurdle events. In addition to these athletes Coach Scott Sutschek added that they are "looking forward to the return of Pete Delano, Jason Dimopolous, and Charlie Kennedy."

Verber chosen as new coach Boys athletic director Bernie Brady and in- in 1979, the year the basketball team won the coming principal Dr. Thomas Cachur an- state championship. nounced the hiring of George Verber recently Since then he has coached at Maine West for as the new varsity basketball coach. He three years from 1980-1982. In 1980 he led his replaces Jerry Nelson who resigned at the end team to a 23-5 record. He has since taken three of the 85-86 campaign. Mr. Verber is 44 years old and is a veteran years off from coaching but feels that he is ready to return again. coach and physical education teacher in District 207. In fact Mr. Verber was on the Coach Verber feels that fundamentals and original staff here when the school opened. discipine are key factors to success, with an abWhile here he coached on the freshman and solute need for organization. He will start the sophomore levels, winning ninety percent of team off by setting short-range goals and as the his games, including a streak of 54 in a row. He team acheives those, he will begin to look more was also an assistant coach to Quitman Sullins into the long-run.

Gymnasts face Highland Pk. Tonight the Hawk gymnasts face Highland Park at home, which will be their final tune-up before they face the conference competition. The boys gymnastics team got off to a great start this season, winning theirfirstthree meets. Since then they have evened their record to its current standing at 3-3. Upcoming meets include the conference meet May 1 at Glenbrook South. Coach Ricdtelli aims at beating Maine East and others during the conference meet, uhimatelyfinishingin the middle ranks of all the competing teams. Outstanding team members this year include seniors Tony Sweeney, Dan Denardis, and Scott Bowens, with juniors Chuck Huettinger, Kevin

Piscitello, Spencer Hart, and the Fortney brothers, Brian and Jeff. Also included are sophomores John Cox, Todd Borck, Steve Bringas, and freshman Mike Barinek. These athletes as well as other gymnasts will continue to improve their teamwork and skills in an attempt to beat Niles West and Evanston, which Coach Riccitelli believes wil give them the toughest competition in the coming weeks. Starting the week of May 5, the gymnasts hope to travel downstate for more tough competitbn. Combining the talents of all the experienced athletes, the Hawks Jire striving to end the season on top.

Boys' Junior Leaders appointed The boys' physical education department has recently announced the boys' junior leaders for next next year. Any sophomore can apply to be a junior leader. All applicants must fill out an application including their grades, classes, and a recommendation by a gym teacher. The boy's junior leaders for the 1986-1987 school year are Todd Borck, Steve Bringas,

John Cox, Mike Faciana, Carl Faldetta, Mark Felser, Paul Fronczak, Aaron Jackson, Don Kathan Bill Keuhn, Kevin McAlheney, Troy McLennan, Alex Mendez, Brian Moore, Bob Morell, Gary Nordell, Kenneth Reiter, Ken Remblake, Dave Schwalb, Marc Sernel, Hyun Woong Shin, Frank Sparacino, Scott Tassani, Chris Tauber, Steve Vrbancic, and Dave Wojdyla.

Schedule Boys' Track and field April 25 away 4:00 Spartan Relays April 29 home 4:30 New Trier May 2 away 5:00 Conant Invitational Gymnastics April 25 home 6:30 Highland Park May 1 away 7:00 Conference May 3 away 10:00 Soph. Conference Baseball April 26 home 11:00 Oak Park April 28 home 4:15 Maine West April 29 away 4:15 Glenbrook South Soccer April 25 away 4:30 April 26 away 11:00 April 28 away 4:30

Niles West Lake Forest LaGrange

Giris' Track and Field April 26 away 10:00 Wheaton Invitational April 28 away 4:30 Glenbrook South April 29 away Freshman Invite Softball April 25 away 4:00 April 28 home 4:00 April 30 away 4:00

Maine East Deerfield New Trier


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Softball to take on the Demons •

This afternoon the girls' softball team will travel to Maine East for their 4 p.m. game against the Demons. In this and other upcoming games, the team hopes to strengthen their promising record of 10-2. Seven of their ten wins have been won by the slaughter rule. The Hawks will compete in a home game against Eteerfield on Monday, April 28. This match is also scheduled for 4 p.m. On Wednesday, April 30, Maine South will meet the Trevians at New Trier in one of their most challenging games of the season. "We're hoping to go in with a 5-0 conference record." stated Hawks coach Don Kerr. New Trier, considered one of the top five teaim in the Chicago area, will probably also have an

undefeated record at that point in the season. "Everyone has taken their turn at heroics." said On the following afternoon, May 1, the team will coach Kerr as he described an earlier game against play Glenbrook North in a 4 p.m. home game. Mundelein. In this game, Krista Martin, '86, led off the The Hawks' two pitchers have contributed much to the team's success. Amy Wiggins '86, has had a seventh inning with a single that sparked the streak of 26 innings with only one run given up.and Hawks to come from behind. Also supporting the Hawks nine game winning Sue Kashul, '87, has a 3-0 record. streak were defensive plays from younger members Leading the team's offense are senior Pam (rf the team such as Trina Cieczykowski '87, Cathy Juckett, named player of the week by The Chicago Ciprian '88, at third base, and Beth Carroll '87, in Tribune, and the potential all-state second base left field. combination of seniors Mary Carroll and Liz Qprian. Also cMitributing to the team's attack with The JV team is also doing very well. They have their .400 batting averages are seniors Lisa Best, begun their season with a 9-0 record. Lisa Lancaster, Lori Dereczynski, Christine All in all, coach Kerr believes "the pieces are Schaefer, Ann Walsh, and Mary Bringas. starting to fall together."

Senior catcher Mary Bringas blocks the plate while trying to tag a Prospect base runner. Maine South lost their opening game to Prospect but have only lost one other game all season.

After reaching first base, senior left fielder and relief pitcher Pam Juckett waits for the next pitch. Maine South lost by the final score of 14 to 7.

Baseball team hosts the Oak Park Huskies Tomorrow, the Maine South boys' baseball Jim Sellergren have also been adding offenteam will be hosting the Oak Park Huskies in a sively with .600 and .350 averages respectively. double header. The first game will begin at The most important part of any baseball 11:00 a.m. team is its pitching, and this years' staff of With good pitching and timely hitting, a Dave Malin, Joe Mazukelli, Dave Habetler, baseball team can be sucessful. The Hawks and Steve Brumm will have to do well in order baseball team has shown this statement to be for the Hawks to h ave a successful season. true. Pitchers Dave Habetler, Joe Mazukelli, and Steve Hammer have pitched well; thus, the Hawks have compiled the best record in the conference at 2-0, with a third of their games Girl's Athletic Director, Kay Pierce, ancompleted. The strong part of this year's t earn so far nounced a new addition to the giris coaching has been their batting, and their ability to score staff. George Sherman was named the new varvolleyball coach. runs. Against Highland Park our Hawks sity Mr. Sherman teaches junior high in scored 15 runs, while against cross-town rival Palatine, and formerly coached at Elk Grove. Maine East, they scored eight runs. A big reason Maine South's ability to score He was bumped from that position when is senior center fielder Gary Brighton. Other Forest View combined into the Elk Grove key players on the team are catcher Tom Gatz, d i s t r i c t . Mr. Sherman is very interested in his new first baseman Mike Schweda, and outfielder Chris Bettarelli. Juniors Frank Sagmeister and position here. He is also very excited about

But, the Hawks cannot rest on their laurels. They have a lot of tough teams yet to play such as Evanston on May 13t!. and New Trier on May 15. These games will be very important in determining where the Hawks will finish the season. According to Coach Romes,"The Hawks plan on staying on top."

New Volleyball coach selected having another head coaching job, especially in a school having as good a volleyball tradition as Maine South. Mr. Sherman plans to run a volleyball summer league and camp. He has shown a determination to set the program back on its feet. Beth Morandi,'87, said about the new coach:"We are looking forward to learning from him. He seems very interested in the program, and 1 think we will all gel along with him very well."

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