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Snowball: avalanche of insight The third Operation Snowball in Maine Township High School District 207 will be held on Friday, Feb. 27 from Sam to 10:30pm at the First Congregational Church in Des Plaines. A total of 100 students from the three Maine Township schools will be in attendance, including 23 students from Maine South. Counselors and teachers from each department were asked to give the names of those students who are potential leaders and who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities. Operation Snowball is a program that encourages young people to adopt a drug and

"Operation Snowball... gives them an insight and understanding of themselves..." Amanda Steele F^^Âť^"P^W*

alcohol-free lifestyle. Founded on the beliet that through adequate information and understanding every person has the capacity to make sound decisions and to exert a positive influence on others. Operation Snowball takes its name from the idea that positive thinking and behavior can spread from person to person, growing as a snowball. Not a treatment program. Operation Snowball is a program designed to keep "healthy kids hedthy;" Operation Snowball is not intended for drug users or abusers. The program provides a full day to educate teens on various aspects of alcohol and drug abuse, enhance self-esteem, build self-confidence, and teach sound decision-making skills.

January awards honor top students

souihwoRcIs Vol. 23, No. 10

The January 1987 Student of the Month Awards have been given to those deserving students. They are:

English: Joell Bettarelli, Jeff Bostic, Karen Feltes, Kristin Gill, Rob Griess, Mary Hannah, Chris Johnson, Donna Matz, Tracy Minor, Roger Moore, Kathryn Norlock, Kevin Oeste, Kate Ranft, Jill Sindt, and Laura Wagner. Math: Lesley Tomko, Karen Strack, Mary Rochelle Fran, Julie Frantsve, Tyson Frenzel, Sheridan, Carmella Mulvihill, Tony LaSasso, Wayne Goble, Christopher Goelkel, Kimberly Nancy Hua, Wendy Gustafson, and Michelle Grichnik, Barbara Hansen, James Harper, Owen Drzewieki. Hayes III, Ann Heuiich, Jennifer Hoff, and Mkiidle Science: Roderick Berthold, Brandon Joesten. Bowen, Jeff Burgis, Kathy Christensen, Mark Other Illinois State Scholars from Maine South Denzel, Tracy Floeter, Steve Juirus, Jameo are: Julie Josefson, James Kallas, Luke Kelleher, Kollross, and Stephanie Murman. Matthew Kenneally, Charles Kennedy, Geraldine Social Science: Christine Albright, Kinsella, Paul Kitchell, Kenneth Koeppl, James Catherine Ciprian, Kim Grichnik, Eric HibKollross, Michael Kowtowsky, Paul Krause, Jen- beler, Tracy Minor, Dave Schwalb, and nifer Kriesd, Joshua Lamken, Gwynn Lockwood, Amanda Steele. Sara Lussenhop, Sheila Malec, Beth Maloney, Jonathan Miner, Maureen Mulcrone, Heidi Foreign Language: Cheryl Bott, Franco Neumann, Amy Nommensen, Kathryn Norlock, Dooley, Kathleen Morrissey, John Pelinski, Susan Overby, Kerri Owens, Stephen Christopher Stepp, Milka Todorovic, ConPapanastassiou, In Park, Kevin Piscitello, Sharon stance Walker, and Ramadan Zenkich. Rauser, Alisa Regas, Jennifer Richter, Jennifer P.E.-giris: Debbie Dean, Monica DeFort, Roames, Gina Romano, Ashley Runnels, Kurt Anna Jenkins, Christine Johnson, and Kari Sellers, Steven Shewfelt, Jill Sindt, Jill Singow, Monaghan. P.E.-boys: Randy Milka, Steve CHstina Todas, Milka Todorovic, Adelina Tseng, Mendo, and Tim Gatz. Steve Uhlir, Babita Viegas, Eric Volkmann, Karen Art: Amy Stenholt, Andrew Irvine, VoOThees, Mkhad Wijas, Mmberiy Wright, Michael Christine Coscioni, and Jennifer Conlon. Yadgar, Tom Zahr. and Marc Zielinski. Business: Francine Karris, Gina Faso, Freida Kokosioulis, Graham McNally, Jack Mazik, Donna Matz, and Jason Chidister

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IL State Scholars named The Illinois State Scholarship Commission recently announced the 1987-88 Illinois State Scholars. Of this year's Scholars, ninety-nine are students at Maine South. Nearly, all IlUnois' top students elect to have their test scores and high school class rank sent to ISSC for consideration in the popular program. About 10 percent are named State Scholars andreceivea Certificate of Achievement for the accomplishment. The Maine South Scholars are: Nadia AccettulH, Mike Alcxanda, Robert Anderson, Dina Anderson, David Banks, Jennifer Bers, Roderick Berthold, Jeffrey Bostic, Cheryl Bott, Tknda Bower, Christa Brammder, Patricia Brandl, George Brant, Eric Britcher, Eileen Bunch, Aima Caithamer, Heather Campbell, Michele Canar, David Cho, Kathleen Christensen, Suzaime Coleman, Bradley Coltman, Hunter Colwell, Kelly Connor, Lisa Conran, Christine Coscioni, Colin Cunningham, Anthony Dastice, David Dieffenbacher, William Donzelli, Franco Dooley, Michelle Dtzewicki, Deborah Dumit, Steven Engd, Lawrence Falbe, Julie Filip, Steven Fleming, James Fox,

JETS regional competition held The 1987 regional JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) team competition was held at Oakton Community College on Tues., Feb. 17. Contestants compete by taking tests in one or two of seven categories: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computers, drafting/graphics and English. Approximately eleven schools attended the contest at Oakton and the top three scoring

schools advanced to Sectional competition. Maine South entered 14 students in the competition: Tony Karnezis, Jayant Pinto, Suzanne Coleman, Steve Shewfelt, Owen Hayes, Rob Berthold, Mike Kotowsky, Eric Petersen, Joel Waltz, Jill Sindt, Jim Fox, Cheryl Bott, Jennifer Richter and Marcus Sernel. Jay Pinto achieved third place in the individual ranking for biology.

Speech/Drama: Jenine Smith and Kevin McAlhaney. Music: Mark Lundell and George Brant. Health: Ronald Wietecha, Jan Walaron, Tom Colovos, and Andrew Hammar. Home Economics: Erika Anton, Dave Cederquist, Jeffery Bauer, Catherine Ciprian, Holly Lesak, and Ann Marquardt. Industrial Education: Kris Kaplan, Daniel Serio, Dennis Funk, and James Larson.


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Commentary

February 27, 1987

Editorial

Triviality points out need for initiative The other day as I was cleaning off my desk (an extremely rare occasion), I happened upon my semester report card. I was about to shove it into one of my drawers along with all the other papers, letters, and various miscellaneous items which had accumulated on my desk in the past month or two when something caught my eye. I looked at it again and then, shghtly puzzled, went to my Webster's Vest Poclcet Dictionary (very handy things, those vest pocket dictionaries; I always carry one in my vest pocket, don't you?) I turned to the C's and discovered that I had had very good grounds for suspicion: cumulative, which according to Mr. Webster should be spelled with only one M, was spelled with two M's on the bottom of the report card. Hmmmm...maybe someone was just in a

hurry this January and didn't have time to check out the ol' Webster's. But, deciding to investigate further, I dug out my report cards from my freshman and sophomore years. Surprise! The spelling in the '84-'85 report card was correct, but it seems that in '85-'86 the format of the report card was changed and, ^parently, so was the spelling of cumulative. So, it seems that for the past year and a half, cumulative has been misspelled and no one has noticed. Now, this may not seem very important to you, and it certainly is not on my list of the top ten earth-shattering events of the century; I am sure that it was simply an honest mistake made along the way by someone, a mistake which anyone could have made. What amazes me is the fact that no one, not a faculty member, not

a student, not a parent, even noticed such an ffror. Perhaps the faculty never even sees the actual report cards; perhaps parents and students merely glance at them and toss them aside; perhaps no one even thought to question a report card —after all, it's coming from a school, it must be right! The point is, maybe it's not. The school can make mistakes like the rest of us, and perhaps too many of us blindly believe in the infallibility of the system and simply shrug our dioulders and let it slide when something questionable occurs. True, a misspelled word is pretty trivial, but a wrong grade, an undeserved detention, or even a school policy you conader to be detrimental to the smooth running of the school are certainly worth looking into. continued to page 5

Southwords mailbox Dear Editor: I'm one of those people who has never really had a large amount of patience, and I often have trouble maintaining a friendly attitude toward others. However, when I do get to know someone who does have a lot of patience and is always friendly I sometimes become a bit envious. But in this case I have come to respect and admire Mrs. Schreiber, who always has a cheerful spirit and never runs out of patience with us wonderful students. Now by no means am I trying to brown-nose here and I am definately no angel student. I goof around, talk when I'm not supposed to and have certainly had enough poor test scores to remind me that I can do better. However, going to 5th period Spanish everyday is really pretty nice, especially when the teacher never gets mad, has an endless amount of patience and is always cheerful and happy. It's also nice to go to this class when you know that you will not get scowled at, laughed at, or ignored for the rest of the class no matter how many mistakes you make. The atmosphere in the dass is fun, relaxed and enjoyable, which makes the whole process of learning another language much easier. Now I'm sure all teachers try hard to create a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom, but I think that the reward for starting each day off with a smile and 5 to 10 minutes of friendly conversation belongs to Mrs. Schreiber. Can any student of hers disagree? I'm sure that this article speaks for the feelings of others as well as mine. And I'm sure others recognize the way that Mrs. Schreiber does a great job of treating the class as a bunch of friends and not just another group of overtalkative and sometimes rude students. I really hope that Mrs. Schreiber will continue to be a

friendly, understanding and patient teacher as these three characteristics make for a great teacher and of course a great teacher makes for a better class and a better education. Bill Bauer '89 Danish 3, period 5

think you dismissed his comment too easily because he is a freshman. You seem to be telling us, "I'm a senior— I've been here longer, therefore, I know more." Perhaps intellegence isn't calculated on a scale of time spent trying to acheive it, rather on what has been achieved. As a sophomore girl who is fed up with your generalizations of people, I'd like to see a change in your column. Not all people need or want to be told that they are just like the person next to him/her because of age, race, sex, or anything else. It is easy to be critical, however, it takes maturity to be able to accept people for what they are. With all due respect, n

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Dear Editor: I would like to comment on George Brant's article, "Here's a Story...One More Time." Never before have I heard a more accurate description of television's ex-"Favorite Family." Of course, the Brady family did have some advantages that most "real" people don't have. For instance, does every girl get Davy Jones to accompany her to a junior high dance? Does every family get free steaks from Sam's Meat Market only because Sam is dating Dear Editor: their hve-in maid? (Get real—did the Brady Directed to the columnist who is "Walking kids really need a maid? They were too perfect to make a mess!!!) in Pink Shoes." Now, I never dreamed that I would feel this I have sat back idly all year reading the same old garb over and over again. But no longer way about the family I wanted to live with will I simply brush off your self-inflated com- when I was 5 years old, but as I matured, I ments with the rationalization that maybe your began to realize what dips the Bradys really "Pink Shoes" are just a bit tight, which puts were! I'll probably always remember every line of every episode of "The Brady Bunch," but you in an irrational frame of mind. now I'll at least have enough sense to turn the You say you want a change— well, I'd like channel to MTV instead. one as well. Not from us, but from you. Thanks George, you've saved me from eterI agree with the freshman in your January nal "Brady Bunch" Fanatic Syndrome. 30th column who said, "It's not fair; you stereotype us before you even know us." I Andrea Miklasz '90


February 27, 1987

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Walking in Pinl( Shoes

Change must begin someplace So, how do I start a column after such a provoking column as my last one was. I don't know if I need to explain myself but I will try for those of you who don't understand. I can see a distinct change in people's attitudes here in Maine South. It seems to me, people are no longer interested in what's happening around them, but merely only what happens to them. Now, let me stress, this does not apply to everyone! I will take for an example an organization I am very informed on and involved with. It used to be that if there was something students didn't like or wanted changed, it would be brought up and looked into. If certain people did not like the answer from executive committee on a proposal, it was looked into even deeper. There is, it seems, no enthusiasm this year. In the beginning of the year, everything was great. Now it's slowing down. Maybe it's 3rd quarter slump, I don't know. It may just be this year, but some of the underclassmen who are on council this year don't look like the type of people it once took to get good jobs done. (Sorry if I offended you). I believe I am trying to help make the school do more. When I ran last year for President, it was something I wanted wanieu to 10 do uo since since freshman Ircsiuiiaii year yccu.

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I thought I could make changes that everyone would like and ones that everyone would want to see. Well, this has not happened. Not because people haven't tried, it's just it takes more than six or seven kids to get something done. Some students just don't seem interested in trying, but only in reaping the benefits which come from other's hard work. I am not talking about the certain organization anymore, I speak of a group of people who I have seen do this. I know there are people who want to see changes in the school out there. Please speak up, say your piece. I'm glad I got the response that I did to my last column, I now know that people do care. (I do believe my column got taken a little too personally but what has been said was said and cannot be taken back.) In Mr. Kerth's article, "Run, Here come the homworms," he talked about people who have always done certain things and never went out and experienced new concepts. And he said, "Maybe it's just being a horn worm is so doggone easy," it's not that hard to speak up if you don't like something, or to go out and try something you've never done. I know that I've "scarred" my name by writing something that offended many people, but why should I be condemned for speaking uui wny Âťiiuuiu i uc cuiiuciiuicu lui Âťpc<sft.iug

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my views? And, I'm glad that I can sign my name and take any consequences which will come my way, unlike the Freshmen, Angry Sophomores, and CM.. I don't see many others doing it, and I'd like to see that change. Will this column help to change anything? I'm not sure. Will people's attitudes change? I'm not sure. Will people vfant to make this school better? I'm not sure. I know that I can't just sit back and let others do a job I know I can do. So this column wasn't on? of those funny ones that make you giggle as you drink your milk, but I hope that this column will get you to ask yourself a few questions: 1. Are there changes you'd like to see? 2. Have you done anything to make your surroundings more "enjoyable?" 3. Is there anything you can do to make your surroundings more "enjoyable." If you answered yes to any questions and there is something you'd like to see done, let either me or your homeroom representative know, and we'll see by working with you what Student Council can do. In essence, sit back and reflect upon yourself. What differences have you made. Really think about it. I think it might help. This is not advice, only a suggestion. Good Luck. LUCK.

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Paper in need of a flashier image ks ago about nine thousand peoA few weeks peo pie wrote in to criticize a Southwards colum nist about a column in which she casually poked fun at a few people (only freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I can't see what everybody was so upset about!) I thought about this and took it to mean that some readers are unhappy about the contents of Southwards. Sorry, we try as hard as we can. But, there are changes to be made as in every good paper. So, let's talk about this newspaper. Basically, I think Southwards is a good school newspaper. I think you will agree that it could use a few minor improvements. Here are my suggestions: Southwards is a peachy-keen name, but I think a name with a bit more flash and style would be flashier and more stylish. The paper could have a contest where members of the student body could suggest a new name. After all, the paper is about them. Something like M.T.H.S.S. Today (Maine Township High School Today) no, no, too esoteric, or The Southern Post or The Enquirer. The many different things going on at the school should be covered a bit more equally. For example, I've never seen a story about the

Spanish Club, Contest Speakers, the Pep Council, the Fishing Club (admit it, you've always wondered who actually joined the Fishing Club), the Mathletes, or the Business Qub. What I have seen a lot of is the Drama department. I'm sure that the Drama department is very good, but I really don't think they need a front page headline for each and every little poetry reading or play that they put on. Also the football/basketball/soccer team get loads of attention, but what about the swimmers, track people, gymnasts, and baseballas. They get very little coverage. The paper could use more news and less commentary. (Real smart, right? I'm a rookie columnist saying, "Hey! We ought to fire somebody!") Local events should be highlighted. We need a gossip column. It would feature who's doing what with whom, when and wiiere, why, and how. A fashion column. Comics. I'm sure somebody that takes art could do this. A places to go/things to see column with guest writers. A Dear Abby column. The sex questions

would spice up the paper. Sure, this sounds like it would take a paper that is thicker than your history book. Au contraire, mi amigo. If each of these items were a paragraph or two, not only would it fit, it would look impressive and be diverse and interesting to all. After this diatribe, you, along with my editors, are probably thoroughly disgusted with me. Well, to be objective, here is the list of things I like about Southwards: My Column, News Briefs, the Teacher Commentary Section, the centerfold (what, you missed it? Cybill Shepherd in the buff? Oh, you were probably sick that day.), Letters to the Editor, the news, etc.,etc., etc. So let's get out there and try to make this paper what we want it to be. Write in. Come in and suggest things. Get involved. (Sound familiar?) And next time don't miss the centerfold. Next week in this spot: More witty commentary and a pictorial of Die Macpherson's/avor/re nude beaches. Also an interview with her discussing why she lusts qfter young high school newspaper columnists (men).


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February 27,1987

The Other Side • i

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Here I sit, between semesters, beginning to work on my income tax; figuring out how to pay $1300 for unexpected car repairs; finishing up 155 essay exams; polishing off semester grades; completing the last six college recommendations that have been on my desk for weeks; listening to and trying to absorb speeches on learning styles, brain research, and the construction of individual lesson plans for every student. Naturally, what do I start to think about? Students and my fellow teachers. What are they doing; what burdens are they trying to balance? I teach Advanced Placement English— a college level class; I also teach Art of the Film, a college prep class for juniors and seniors. I do much more than grade papers, prepare lectures, and construct exams, however. I am the narrator and house manager for Orchesis Show; I run the computer-timer for the Girls' Swim Team; I keep the score book for the Girls' Basketball Team. Naturally, what do I start to think about? Students and colleagues. What are they doing; what loads are they trying to balance? Now, finally, I'm approaching my thesis. What are you— the student body and the faculty taking from Maine South? What are

you giving to Maine South? Let's start with some faculty givers. I know I'm leaving out many more names than I can mention. I ^ologize. I'm just touching on my circle of activity. I go to girls' swim meets and see Miss Feurer running the swim timers. I see coaches Butler and Goll giving incredible amounts of energy and time. I go to Orchesis auditions and rehearsals and encounter Peggy Rushford, an interested neighbor who doesn't even teach here, giving more help, patience, care, love, understanding than any ten people can muster. I go to girls' basketball (I do home and away games) and see coaches Deines and Kerr, English teachers with hundreds of papers to evaluate, giving every ounce of intellect and instinct and energy they possess. (They also coach Softball.) I find Mrs. Lobitz leading Pep Council at almost every home sporting event. Another English teacher, Mr. Hopkins, guides the football program. Mr. Kerth and Mr. Drennan announce and run the clock for home girls' basketball as well as coach boys' and girls' soccer and cross coimtry and track (indoor and outdoor). What astounds me is that I haven't even begun to tap the energy, the spirit, that the faculty gives to the school. However, at least as much, perhaps

more is given by the students. Again, I can't mention everyone. Again, I apologize. The students—some of them—give so much of themselves. Of the forty-nine AP English students, eighteen appear in the new display case showing student leaders. These students aren't satisfied to rest on their academic records; they give back to the school. Three of those club presidents pictured are in my sophomore homeroom. Imagine. Sophomores, and they are already learning what it means to give one's time, energy, and effort. The image that most sticks in my mind at this time of year is centered on basketball. I cannot mention everyone; so, once again, I apologize. Please know that all of you are included. To see Kathy Lekan bringing the ball over half court play after play with people hanging all over her—and then to see her in myfilmclass learning, studying, working to understand the art that is involved in film. Inspiring. To see Beth Carroll driving the lane, time after time, running and throwing herself through space, doing impossible tricks with the ball while airborne. Inspiring. To see Karen Biedron, TVacy Minor, Karen Walker, Mo Crosson game after game giving everything that is within their abilities. Inspiring. Most of all in my mind, to see Lisa Hennessy. In case you don't go to girls' basketball continued to page 5

Juke Box Fury —

College "junk" mail—will it end? 1 have decided that colleges are strange. "What? How's that?" you say utterly perplexed. Yeah, in general, college admittance procedures are strange. "This girl is nuts," you state cramming a Hostess Ding Dong into your mouth. Okay, I'll explain. If you have not yet experienced college "junk" mail, don't worry, your time will come. As for the rest of us, we know the pitiful truths behind this American tradition. The assault begins shortly after you receive your PSAT, ACT, or SAT results. Sure, when you receive that first postcard from Hoboken University, you feel sort of important, a little freaked out, but hey, just the thought that these people out there know about you here in good ol' Park Ridge. This happens all over the United States. Geez. Who'd a told ya? No one. No one will tell you that it doesn't stop with one post card. Your older brothers or sisters will pat you on the back as you open your first actual letter from Hoboken U., but they will say nothing. They know but don't want to take away your "fun." I don't think I'm the expert on this subject. In essence, once anyone has reached their second semester of senior year, they've opened

so much college "junk" mail that they are experts. Therefore there comes a time in everyone's life when they are and forever will be an expert on college "junk" mail, knowing exactly which mail to put in the vertical file and which mail to throw at the circular file. Of course, I do realize that the colleges are only trying to recruit students. And this is, perhaps, a successful method. I think it is strange, because it is just the beginning. Finding a school that you wouia consider attending is only a fraction of the pre-college tension. Once past step one, step two is the actual filling out of the admission forms. Now, to some this procedure is simple; to the rest of us, it stinks. It is so easy to drift into the I-justwant-to-watch-//a/)|p^ Z)fl>'s-reruns-for-therest-of-my-life syndrome and forget about that admissions paperwork. Following step two, which usually takes months of pain and agony, comes step three for most college-bound hopefuls, and that is...waiting. Yes, waiting for college acceptance or rejection letters. I haven't figured out which of these three steps is the worst. I had an additional step that most kids aren't aware of or familiar with, and that is auditioning. If you plan to enter any field involv-

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ing the Performing Arts, you can count on an audition requirement. During the step two proCTastination stage, I found myself running around looking for audition pieces. For my first audition I had to go to New York. I had never been to New York, so I was pretty nervous, but like all of the pre-college business, you've got to do it. The strangeness Ifindin all of that "junk" mail is that colleges just want you to consider attending their school. Yet that doesn't lessen the tension of waiting for an acceptance letter. By the time you've gone through all of the necessary procedures, you haven't the slightest idea if they would like you to attend their school or not. It just seems a little ironic. There is one reason why I am so sick of this college "junk" mail business. My name is not Nicholas Chizukailshkii and I am not interested in accounting. I wish I would stop receiving this boys' college "junk" mail! I have had enough of my own. Besides, I wouldn't want him to miss out on the "fun". On a topic closer to home, the hubbub in the hallways of this soon to be latex-covered establishment is really, really intelligent. I, of


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Who in the heck IS Casimir Puiasici? On March 2nd, Maine South students will be enjoying a day without classes. In fact, while most of us are sleeping late, shopping all day long, or just relaxing, many will stop to ask the question..."Why do we have no school today?" That is an easy question; it is Casimir Pulaski Day. But the next question isn't answered so easily...Who IS Casimir Pulaski? And why, though we are NOT complaining, is there a national holiday in his honor? Casimer Pulaski was bom at sea on March 4, 1747, near Charleston, S.C. He was a Polish patriot and an officer in the U.S. Colonial Army. Pulaski distinguished himself in the defense of paru of Poland from Russia. In December of 1776 he met Benjamin Franklin and General George Washington, who later in-

fluenced Congress to make him a General and Chief of Cavalry. Yes, all this is fine and good, but why does our country declare a national holiday for a man who was a general in our army? Many men have been generals throughout our history, and if we declared holidays for all of them, our school year would be greatly decreased. Hmmm...now there's an idea!

should be honored alone, instead of lumping him into the category of President's Day, which is ignored by our own state of Illinois anyway. Well, regardless, when somebody inquires as to who in the world Casimir Pulaski was, you will be able to tell them. Casimir Pulaski...Polish patriot...army officer...cause of a day off of school. See which description your friends relate to.

Anyway, Mr. Pulaski died on his way to Charleston, after being wounded while defending our country at Savannah. And thus we honor him by rewarding ourselves with a day off school and government jobs. If we were continued from page 2 going to honor somebody, why not John F. It's no use to complain about something, but Kennedy, our President who died in office? He then just to sit around and expect someone else to do something about it. If you feel something is not right or should be altered, it's up to you to take the initiative and try to change it; no one else is going to do it for you! Maybe if the passive disinterest which seems Er...um...uh...unless you have to take your to reign over the majority of Maine South cat to the vet that night...or...um...uh...your students were changed to an active interest in leisure suit is being altered...or...um...you what's going on in this school and changes would rather finish shaving your head...or you which could or should be made, all of us— just hate the band or something...you know...! students, teachers, administrators—would be understand I just thought I'd ask but I unders- much better off. And maybe, just maybe, tand that, like, you've got some kind of better cumulative won't be spelled wrong in the thing to do or things you know. I didn't really Maine South report card (and perhaps the want to go either I was just seeing if you Maine East and Maine West report cards— wanted to go so then like you wouldn't be nowadays they seem to be standardizing disappointed if, like, we didn't go at all cause everything between the three schools) for the well...um...you know I'd like just totally be next fifty years. upset if I decided not to go but you wanted to go...with me...well, I guess um you...uh Meredith Brammeier could've gone with someone else then...huh? Commentary Editor

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Neubert continues column continued from page 4 course, am referring to the last minute date selections for the Girls' Choice dance next weekend. Here is a frequently overheard examine: "Go ask him! There he is. Oh my, he's going to walk right past us! There he went. Why didn't you ask him? Now you won't see him till this time tommorrow. Great." Face it girls, if you only see the guy once a day in school you cannot muster the guts to say "hi" in the hall, how good of a time are the two of you going to have at a school sponsored function? So, Scotty, would you like to go to the big Girls' Choice Dance vnth me?

Integral part of South continues games—and most of you don't—Lisa is the one returning starter from last years supcrsectional runner-up. Think. Can you imagine what all the other teams are doing to her as the one remaining starter on last year's most successful team? I watch her play on Tuesday night, Friday night, again on Saturday night. Every game she is double feamed, often triple teamed. Constandy, someone is pounding on her-I'm not talking nice little l^wmps—I'm talking pounding. And then what? In *e walks to AP English on Motiday to write anothCT impossible in-class essay or an even more impossible out-of-class essay. Inspiring. This type of dedication, this type of giving happens over and over at Maine South. All you need to do is look for it. Well, that's not quite all you need to do. For you sec, not all of *e students, not all of the faculty feel they "^ed to give back a little of what is given to tnem. People, you don't have to be able to Mioot as well as Beth, or dance as well as Nadia, or act as well as George, or play as well as Barb and Paul. You can come to a game, a

dance show, a play, or a concert and make a contribution, too. You can be an appreciator if you don't choose to be a participator. You can be an audience. But, get out there— do something, give something back. Now, that seems a long way from where I began. Perhaps, though, the giving back is the way of attaining and maintaining that balance I tidked about earlier. Take all the problems, the taxes, the bills (the list never ends) and give back— the caring, the energy, the joy. The problems arent so great; that stack of essay exams doesn't seem as foreboding. Giving. Inspiring. Letters to the Editor and submissions to the faculty coiumn "The Other Side" for publication in the next issue of Southwards must be turned in to V-130 by Mon., March 9. All letters will be edited of obscene or libelous material.

Southwords Southwordi \t the student produced newspaper o( Maine South High School, Pa(1( ndge, IL. Letters to the editor should be delivered to Room V-130 or given to a member at the editorial staff listed beiow.Soutftivon/s leserves the right to edit ail letters containing obscene or libelous material. Editors-in-chief News Editor Commentary Editor Features Editor Sports Editor Photo Editor

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Sports

February 27, 1987

Hawk season ends in regionals On Sat., Feb. 7, the girls' basketball team faced the Glenbrook North Spartans in their last home game of the season. The Hawks rallied behind Karen Walker, the game's topscorer with 17 points, to beat the Spartans 53 to 30. Tracy Minor, Karen Biedron, and Maureen Crosson, as well as the rest of the team, played an outstanding game to clinch the conference title. The game was an emotional one both for the seniors and those returning next year, yet it served as a projection of the future painting an

"optimistic picture" for next years season as commented by Coach Mike Deines. The Hawks then traveled to Elk Grove on Mon, Feb. 9 to face Prospect in the first Regional game. The total team effort gave the Hawks early control. Four playersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lisa Hennessey, Beth Carroll, Karen Biedron, and Maureen Crossonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; scored points in the double digits, and helped carry the Hawks to a victory of 64-38. The next challenge came on Thurs., Feb. 12. The Elk Grove court remained the same, but

Hawks to battle Trevians The Boys' basketball team looks to the future Maine East and Elk Grove, played at Fenton High after a nonconference loss at Hersey on Jan. 31 by School in Bensenville. a score of 54-45, a 64-41 win over Highland Park The winners of those two games will face each on Feb. 6, and a tight 53-52 victory over Glenbrook other March 6 for the regional championship. The vktor will then pday the winner of the Buffak) Grove North on Feb. 13. Beginning the week of March 2, the Hawk force, Regionals. with a record of 13-8 (7-1 in conference), will enter Coach George Verber, optimistic of the Hawks' diances, said "At this time of the year, the teams regionals. The Hawks will face Fenton in thier first step that will be successful are those who are successful towards the state title. The March 3 game im- at the foul line, cut down on turnovers, and make mediately follows a 6:30 p.m. contest between their layups."

Gymnasts wrap up season at Sectionals by Julie Brady Although there were many injuries throughout the season, the girls gymnastics team remained strong and optimistic. One of the highlights of the season was being invited to the Niles West Invitational, in which Lisa Ogorek had one of her best performances of the year. Another high was hosting Regionals. The team did well and Julie Lanahan advanced to sectionals. The freshman on varsity, Kathy Smith has con-

stantly improved and Miss Gdl is looking fOTward to having her on the team next year. Sophomore Marilyn Qezykowski came in 6th in regionals on the floor and all-around. Jennifer Akxovich has done well throughout the season and was asiuprise on the imeven bars. Anna Jenkins has a bt of skill and her leadership qualities have been valuable throughout the season. The season has been a learning experience for both the girls and Coach Goll, and all are looking forward to a great season next year.

the opponent was now Maine West, backed by Junior Nancy Kennelly. The first quarter began with a slow start, yet Maureen Crosson started off the Hawk scoring minutes later. Yet, by the end of the quarter, the Hawks had dropped by ten points 16-6. Maine West continued pressuring the Hawks and remained ahead 28-15 at the half, and 42-22 at the end of the third quarter. The Hawks' strong, constant game began to eat away at the Maine West defense late in the fourth quarter, however, with the Hawks edging within nine points of Maine West. The enemy seemed not to be the players, but the dock, however, as time ran out for a Maine West victory of 62-51. Tracy Minor and Karen Walker both had many steals in the game, with Lisa Hennessey adding 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Beth Carroll contributing 9 points and 7 assists. The Hawks had a final overall season record of 18-9 and 7-1 in conference playing one of the toughest schedules in years. Seven varsity players will return to next year's force. Taking a proud glance back at the season and an optimistic one ahead. Coach Deines stated, "We definitely have a good foundation for next year's team." Seniors Beth Carroll and Lisa Hennessey were named to the all-conference team for their outstanding playing throughout the season.

Wrestling The Maine South wrestling team ended another fine season in the Sectionals, which was fought over the Valentine's Day weekend. Entering the competition were Hawk wrestlers Mike Kusibab (138 pounds), Jim Jacobucci (112 pounds), and Lance Caldwell (119 pounds) who earned 2nd place, 3rd place, and 2nd place respectively. Summarizing the meet briefly, Caldwell was eliminated in thefirstround with a loss to Fenwick's Frank Arado, 22-7. Jim Jacobucci also dropped his first match to Pete Schulpe from Oak Park, while Mike Kusibab was able to defeat hisfirstopponent but went on to lose his second round match. Despite the overall success of the season the Hawks look forward to next year as the team loses only two seniors, Mike Kusibab and Danny Terpstra, while it gains 22 freshmen, some of whom will make it to the varsity level next year. In conclusion, Mr. Ziemek stated, "They put out 100 percent. When you're given 18 team points it's tough to win a meet. I was pleased that on the mat we won most of our matches."


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