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Volume 26, i^sue 4 "October 20,1989

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Homecoming '89 begins tonight By this time, all the preparations have been made, votes have been cast, and dates have been arranged. Under Student Council's leadership, the Homecoming festivities have proceeded with the time and effort of many other school clubs and organizations. Homecoming athletic contests begin today at 4:30, when the swimming teams meet St. Viator and the J V and freshman soccer teams take on Maine East at home. At 5:00 the volleyball teams face Maine West. Homecoming activities start tonight at 6 o'clock in the field house, with the annual carnival. School organizations have erected booths and will be hosting a variety of games and contests. In addition, there will be a prize given for the best booth. After the carnival ends at 9 o'clock, Pep Council will be holding a bonfire and pep rally in the field adjoining

the football stadium. Tomorrow morning, beginning at 10 a.m., the annual Homecoming parade will travel through Park Ridge. Each class will have a float, along with other student organizations. This year's Homecoming football game features a contest between our Hawks and the Evanston Wildkits, a game which will probably decide the conference championship. Students and alumni will witness the coronation of the 1989 Homecoming queen during

Eleven candidates were chosen, but only one will reign as queen.

the half-time program. Her crowning is the culmination of a selection process that began on October 6 with the homeroom nominations, and concluded today with the final voting. Members of the court were announced yesterday at the Fall Activities Assembly. Tomorrow night the spectator gym will play host to the 1989 Homecoming dance, "Let the Good Times Roll." Music will be provided by a disc jockey from 7:30 -10:30 p.m.

Nicole Difino

Kris Gabelson

Laura Ha/en

Jackie Howe

Karen Komosa

Colleen Lenihan

Kelly Smith

Allyson Treadway

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Kim Schrage

Leslie Shewfelt

Lauren Siragusa

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Once again a Maine South dance arrives, fastas you can, butnottoo tastconsidenng It's and this time you are totally prepared. Those pouring out and your car has no traction. You days of running around five minutes before thought you were making pretty good time, the dance are over because you've been ready but once you'vefinallyfound a parking spot, it's already six minutes past the hour. You for this dance for days. It's four o'clock and you have already begin to run towards the school, hoping that called twelve of your closest friends to find they will still let you in. BUT WAIT!! You out just what they will be wearing. Once you forgot your ticket! Okay, now you've got your ticket in your have completed the phone calls, you begin hand and you and your friends run to the door. getting ready for the dance. Finally it is six o'clock and you go to your You check your watch; it's nine minutes past friend's house before the dance. About twenty eight. That's it! That's the whole scenerio. Now, friends are gathered there taking pictures, talking to each other, and getting their belong- considering all the preparation you've gone ings together. One by one, the guests leave for through, you hope to get in, but no matter what the dance, promising to all meet inside the you tell the teacher at the door, they won't let you in! Finally, after ten minutes you give up dance. Now it is time for you to depart with three and go back to your car, not looking forward of your friends, so you happily jump into the to a dance, but LOVE BOAT RERUNS! After thinking about this terrible night, the car and turn to your favorite radio station. The doors at the dance close at exactly eight thing that bothers you the most is that the o'clock, so you leave to pick up a last friend teacher said right to your face that "There will be other dances." Well, hopefully there will with much time to spare. Everything is going as planned, and you be other dances, but this is the one you have| pick up your last friend at work. Quickly you been looking forward to! The moral of this story is don't EVER be stop at her house so that she can change out of her uniform. She gets ready as quickly as late for a dance here at South! If you haven't possible, but just as she's walking out of the figured it out, this exact situation happened to door, the phonerings.It's her mom. She wants me. I believe that whether you're a Freshman to know exactly what the plans are, and she or a Senior, you shouldn't be denied the continues to talk for what seems to be a chance to go to a dance, just because you're lifetime. Luckily her mom hangs up and your late (especially only by nine minutes). friend runs out to the car. Well, I'm a senior, and I'm very Miss X, It is two minutes to eight and you have just but there will never be another Toga Party! left her house. Don't iÂťnic! She only lives a It's really to bad that I can't chalk that up as few blocks away from school. You drive as another happy memory! Beth Hurley

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by Matt Krause A dreadful event occurs every weekend that cannot be avoided at any cost Some people may call it the "Sunday Night Study Session From Hell", but no matter what it's called, it is feared throughout the land, and especially by me. Every Friday, I tell myself that I will NOT leave my homework until the Sunday night at 12:30. I'm determined that I will do my homework both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, so that I will be able to go out somewhere in the evening. Unfortunately, it's a losing battle. I went to get some professional help so that this terrible weekly event would

cease to exist. I was told that I had a dreaded, incurable condition known's hard for me to say...PROCRASTINATION! There, I said it! As a matter of fact, I was also told that this epidemic is quite common, but I had the most serious case, "third degree-procrastination", I guess it's called. It is the stage in which one not only has the "disease", but also is perfectly ^ well aware of it, and does nothing about itExtreme cases of acne sometimes follow this symptom, but I'm not quite there yet. The doctor taught me some special excersises to help me in these desperate times, but I'll do them later.


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tMarching band set to step in parade The Maine South Marching Band, under the tireless direction of Mr. Gordon McLean, has had a busy fall season and is looking foward to many upcoming events. Led by drum majors Chris Johnson and Malt Krause, the band performed a halftime routine on September 29 to the song "Moorside March", and accompanied the flag corps by playing "Resounding Joy." The band also played background music for the Hawkettes rendition of "Hip to be Square", by Huey Lewis. The Marching Band concluded the halftime show by forming the traditional "M" formation while playing the Hawk Fight Song. In addition to halftime shows, the band also performs pre-game ceremonies. After marching to "Old Glory", the musicians stand in place while playing the National Anthem. After that, the members form a formation that the varisity football players race through while listening to the famous Hawk Fight Song being bellowed by enthusiastic instrumentalists. The next major band event will occur on October 21, when the Homecoming Parade is I scheduled in the morning, with the the Hawk Marchers a key element in the parade. Later on in the day, Mr. McLean's troops will perform at the varsity football game against Evanston, adding to the festival of Homecoming. In addition to the normal pre-gamc and .'.'.W,^ÂŤAM.S;A:.:.

Southwards Southwords is the student-produced newspaper of Maine Soutit Higli School, Park Ridge, U.. Letters to the editor should be ddivered to room V-130 or given to a member of the editorial staff below. SouthHvrds reserves the right to edit letters containing obscene or libelous material. Editor-in-chief

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News editor Associate News editor. Commontsrj' editors

.Maureen Sheehan Imran Siddiqui Natalie Kuehn Matt Krause Pealurcs editor Cliaris Runnels Asstoiiale Features editor...Chris Sosnowki Sports editors -Amy Huser Tom Lin Production editor J'm Salsakorn l>hoto/Art editors Orcg Barrington Josh .Vnderson


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halftime presentations, the band will accompany the crowning of the Homecoming Queen. A final date to remember is Saturday, November 4. At 8:00 p.m., Band-0-Rama will begin. This is a program that shows the band's marching abilities, as well as a preview of the Hawk's concert caoabihties. The group

will host a dinner that will begin at about six p.m. After dinner, the gym will hold the main performance. This is not only a great way for anyone to see how the hard work of two months has helped the band, but is also an excellent way to spend a Saturday night. Come see the Hawk Marching Band perform. It will be worth your time.

Aptitude tests raise questions This fall, the majority of the junior class, and the topfifteenpercent of the sophomore class will be taking the Preliminary Scholastic Apptitude Test (PS AT), but they might not all have the same advantage. The PS AT is the preparation test for the SAT and has its advantages; the National Merit Scholarship contest (NMSQT) is included in the exam. Five tenths of the junior class will become semifinalists, receiving this distinction by scoring in the ninety-ninth percentile on the PSAT. Though sophomores may also take the test, they are not ehgible for the NMSQT until next year. Some critics of the PSAT and SAT believe that the tests are biased. This belief stems from the fact that girls' scores are not as high as boys' scores. However, girls achieve better grades in school and are more often valedictorians. This fact is inconsistent with the statistics showing only one-third of the 759 NMSQT semifinalists are girls. Sarah Stockwell of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing in Cambridge,

Massachusetts, says that the context into which the questions are put are more famihar to boys than girls. Also, a girl may ponder a question for angles that a boy may not even take into consideration. The writers of the PSAT and SAT say that fifty-five percent of last years 1.5 million students taking the test were girls. Sixty-eight percent of the boys and sixty-one percent of the girls had taken at least four years of high school math, while twenty-two percent of the boys and sixteen percent of the girls had taken Calculus. A spokesperson for National Merit said that the gender gap of more boys taking math and science courses is in part, the reason as to why girls are not scoring as high. However, boys scored higher on the math and verbal sections on the SAT. No one should be discouraged from taking the test however, because spectacular performances on the PSAT may help students better their college entrance odds. About ninety percent of the 15,000 National Merit Semifinalists become finalists, half of whom receive scholarships of some amount.

Look on the bright side—it could have been called Vespucci Day by Amy Huser No school!! That's what Columbus day means to many students across the country. But, ironically, Columbus didn't really have much to do with the discovery of America. The reason we had October twelfth off, (or October ninth observed) is in honor of Christopher Colubus' voyage to Watlings Island in the Bahamas. So, who really discovered America? And why is our countr>' named after some Italian merchant, if Columbus discovered it? The fact is Amerigo Vespucci discovered America, not Columbus. Chris and his three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, set sail from Palos, Spain on August 3,1492. On October twelfth, Columbus' men dis-

covered land (Watlings Island). Columbus Day became a legal/federal holiday in 1971. The first official Columbus Day celebration was held in 1792 when New York celebrated the tricentennial of Columbus' landing in the Bahamas. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Bahamas. Although the Bahamas weren't named after Columbus, there are many parks, streets, and towns named after him. Our country's capital bears his name, too. So, even though the Bahamas aren't named Columbus ville, our nation gets the day off for his discoveries.



Student ambassador visits Orient

by Julienne Britz While most people stayed around Park Ridge for the summer, my mother decided that it was time I became "cultured". In other words, she wanted me out of the house and was looking for some kind of program that would do just that. We looked at AFS, but personally I wanted to travel with a group of kids rather than spend the time with a host family. Therefore, rather hesitantly, I decided to become a student ambassador. Several essays and interviews later, I was on my way to our destination— China. Obviously, we never made it there in light of the minor revolutionary war that was going on, so a whole new itinerary was drawn up. Starting in Seattle, Washington for a briefing, we flew to Seoul, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, back to Hong Kong, Taipei, Taiwan, and finally Tokyo, Japan. All I can say is it turned out to be the most incredible experience of my life.

When Ifirstleft I was a bit nervous because I wondered if this group of kids from all over Illinois and Wisconsin would survive three and a half weeks together. I only knew Collete Sedivy and a girl from Palatine. I developed friendships that may last a lifetime—^by the end of the trip we all felt like one big family. Being in different countries meant learning several languages, but English or hand signals would always get the message across. It also meant eating whatever was in front of you or making late-night visits to 7-11. I could write pages on all the things we saw, but I'll just mention a few. In South Korea the most impressive was the Olympic buildings that must have cost miUions, the folk village, and meeting Korean college students. In Korea and Hong Kong we did most of our shopping, but there were no greatbargins. While in Hong Kong, a typhoon hit us, but we were still able to go to the famous Aberdeen Jumbo Floating Restau-

rant. Tiawan was quite an experience because not only did we see places like the National Martyrs Shrine and the National Palace Museum, but also were able to visit a government office and meet more college students. In Japan we only spent one night together as a group before we went with our homestay families. My family turned out to be fairly wealthy, but they spoke absolutely NO English. I'll never forget my last night there when they bought me a kimono and then I and the other two daughters dressed up with wooden thones and the like for the entire night. When I listen to what everyone else did this summer, I reflect back on the last day of our trip—as people boarded their different planes, I was crying because I realized it was over and could never happen again for me. For three and a half weeks on the other side of the globe I had found out a little bit about life from a totally new perspective. It was worth it!!!

Senior student finds roots in Sweden by Melissa Palmquist

summer home, and travel across the south and The society is very health concious, and west portion of Sweden. sport oriented. Although they eat as often as Every day I spent there was a new experi- five times a day, its mostly home-cooked ence. Many things and customs there are meals, and no junk food. My body went into similar to Americans; McDonald's, Pizza shock, not only from all the healthy food, but Hut, Hard Rock Cafe, movies, and discos. But alsofromall the exercise 1 got. We walked and so many were diffrent, celebrating midsum- hiked almost everywhere, and sometimes mer, no driving until the age of eighteen, rode the train, but then we just walked more. topless beaches, stoplights that beep different Their idea of an after-dinner walk was I 1/2 tones for the blind, soap with magnets so it hours on a forest trail. I also played many dosn' t fall out of the soap dish, the list goes on. soccer and tennis games. During the first few days, I looked at One week was spent traveling across Sweden through an American's eyes. Every- Sweden in a small Volvo, visiting towns and thing I saw, I compared to how the Americans relatives. Many people remembered my fadid it. But by the end of thefirstweek, I had the ther, and retold stories of his youth. feeling I had been there a month, and I begun The remainder of my stay was spent in the to accept the daily activities as their way of Stocholm area. Sweden is quite socialistic, so life, and not as an addity. there are free health benefits, and school Immediately after I arrived, my family and lunches, and there are no homeless. Crime is 1 left the city and drove a little north to their also quite low. Unfortunalely, the taxes are summer home in Nortalaje, a small town of high. The more money one earns, the higher 300 people. Our summer home was right of tax bracket they fall into. Up to 75% of one's the tip of a straight leading to the Baltic Sea. earnings can go back to the government. Also, There I celebrated my first midsummer. It is there's a 23% tax on all items. Food, clothes, on the scale of our Christmas. There's dancing and entertainment are quite expensive. around a huge pole decorated with flowers. Overall, my six weeks in Sweden were the ^ Everyone dresses in their summer best, sing- best time I've ever had. I got the opportunity 0 ing is heard everywhere, andflowerwreaths to learn about a different culture, society, and are worn on the head. There is food like you about myself. I look foward to going back wouldn' t believe! Lois offish,boned potatos, very soon, and hope to see all my family bread, cheese, fruit, alcohol, cakes, and cof- members and friends I made there to come to Melissa Palmquist poses with her fee. the U.S. family in Sweden.

During my summer vacation, I spent six weeks in Sweden. It was the Cultural experience of a lifetime. I lived with my father's reahtives; my second cousins, in a small suburb of Stockholm, about twenty minutes, by train, to the downtown center. My "host" mother, Eva, had visited my parents twenty years ago, and my cousin, Liselotte, 17, had visited me last summer. The rest of my family consisted of a father. Tommy, Stefan, 16, and Mats, 6. My family ran their own accounting firm, so they were fortunate enough to take four weeks off so we could see the sights, visit their


A habit that can send health up in smoke The use of tobacco has become an increasing problem around the U.S. and internationally, even though warnings about tobacco's harmful effects have been promulgated through newspapers, magazines and television. The consumption of tobacco in any form (cigarettes, cigars, snuff) causes health complications and premature death. Even nonsmokers are exposed to "passive smoking" around smokers, and can be affected by the harmful smoke. Unfortunately, the use of tobacco is one of the leading causes of death in America; if there were three jumbo jets to crash for every day of this year, then the number of victims killed would equal the number of people in the U.S. alone who are going to die this year from cigarette smoking. The effects of smoking don't only occur in the long run, but during short terms, too. Smoking for a short time causes resistance in breathing passages, making it hard for a smoker to breathe fully, and the nicotine increases the heart rate and raises the blood pressure. In addition, the cigarette smoke releases carbon monoxide which blocks the oxygen from getting to all parts of the body, and therefore makes the heart work harder even though it's not as efficient. The long term effects are those that are permanent. A smoker's chance of developing heart disease is automatically doubled and 90% of lung cancer victims are smokers. Continuous smoking can also lead to physical deterioration. The arteries harden, which can cause serious strokes, sometimes making it necessary to amputate the feet and legs. Those non-smokers who are frequently in "passive smoking" situations are also hable to get infections in the respiratory system and cancer in the lungs. Along with these health risks, the nicotine found in all tobacco products is, after all, a drug and acts as a stimulant while being addictive. According to the 1989 Surgeon General's Report, if students continue to smoke at the current adult rate, five million will die due to a smoking-related disease. Right now, there is a larger number of girls smoking than boys, and three thousand more teenagers start

smoking each day. However, smoking isn't the only way that people take in tobacco. The smokeless use of tobacco, that of snuff and tobacco chewing, carries along with it a whole new set of risks. One much pubUcized case is that of Sean Marsee, who was a victim of mouth cancer. He was an average student athlete, but he used snuff eversince he was twelve. As a result, a large part of his tongue had to be removed since it contained cancerous white sores. This was followed by a series of operations which led to the removal of his jawbone, which distorted his face, and left a large scar between his ear and his chest. However, the cancer had spread to his brain and eventually killed him when he was nineteen. This clearly is proof that tobacco chewing and snuff are still very hazardous eventhough they lack the chemicals found in cigarette smoke. It is reported that about 20% of high school males use "snuff, "chaw" or "dip", thinking that it is not harmful since it is not inhaled. Contrary to their beliefs, snuff is just as harmful. Its effects start on a person's physical appearance. The teeth become tinted yellowish-brown and the enamel wears away.

Then, a few weeks later, the lips and gums dry up, crack and bleed which is followed by the formation of white spots and sores which can become cancerous. Also in snuff is nicotine which raises the heart rate and blood pressure, like cigarettes do, and increases the risk of heart failure or the occurance of a heart attack. Snuff contains nitrosamines, which are a form of carcinogens, and cause sores to be malignant. These nitrosamines are found to be ten times as much in snuff as compared to cigarettes and they can also form cancer in the mouth and other parts of the body. Fortunately though, if a user stops using snuff, then the effects will subside, so there is atleast acure even if it does mean quitting and resisting the physical dependence that nicotine causes. So, what are the advantages of using tobacco? There are none, unless being 'cool' is considered more important than one's health, and even this image is diminishing since it's becoming less socially acceptable. Obviously, it is smarter to stay clear of tobacco products, whether it be snuff, cigarettes or chewable tobacco, because once the addiction takes hold, it is a hard habit to break.

!;°i?l,5'^:,7m.''»'; TNT set to blast off at South

Tobacco Use," will soon be at work here at Maine South again. Used by the U of I at Chicago to help students free themselves from the addiction of tobacco, the program is available on a voluntary basis. This year's sessions will be more in-depth than last year's. Offered each semester, each

session consists of four 45-minute meetings. Students who enroll must attend all four meetings. Parental permission is required. The four fall sessions are scheduled for November 1 (2nd period),November3 (3rd period), November 7 (1st period), and November 22 (4th period). Stu-

legislation prohibits smoking at extracurricular activities in ardents who enroll in the program eas such as the gym foyer, where will be excused from classes these it had previously been allowed. periods to attend. The TNT program is part of a If >(111 iM'eil hi'lp quittinji;: broader program to eliminate Quirjiir Lift—f87-J27V smoking altogether in the school. l'ark\ide Smokiiij; I'niRecently, secretaries were proliram-~6W-H?SS hibited from smoking in the Mcilical Snwkitiji Control administration building, and new (:vnUr—9<JI~SO00

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Non-athletes to earn letters

From its birth last spring at the school's administrative council, the idea of granting non-athletic letters to students at Maine South has gained momentum. Even though this program is in its formative stages, it is a distinct possibility that it will be used here this year. These letters would be given to students who are involved in nonathletic activities, like: speech team, cheerleading, science olympiad, and many other activities taking place at South. This method of recognizing students already takes place at many other high schools throughout the state, including Maine West which instituted this method last year. Mr. Adamo, Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, had looked into the idea last spring after being asked by some new organizations at South about the possibility of nonathletic letters. After finding out how the

other high schools determined which students received the letters, and for what activities, the program began to take shape. Right now, the opportunity to receive a letter would probably be given to juniors or seniors involved in a school actixity that represents the school, wears the school uniform, or competes in IHS A or state competitions as a representative for the school. Because of the costs of the letters, the letter would be a "one time award" which would be given to the student if they qualified in their activity. To distinguish themfromthe athletic letters, the letters would have the reversed coloring of the athletic ones. If, after receiving the letter and the pin representing their activity, the student competes in another non-athletic activity, and qualifies for a letter, then they would just receive a pin signifying their activity. If a

student had received a letter for a certain nonathletic activity in their junior year, and then had competed in the same activity in their senior year, they would be recognized but would not receive any other pins or bars. Right now, the sponsors of qualifying activities are drawing up the criteria for the letters, and most likely the program will be fully started within a month. As Mr. Adamo explained, "The letters are a recognition for participation...not so much achievement." Therefore, the letters are used to recognized students for participating and for all their commitment to the activity. A major reason for the letters is that before, the students in the activities had received a thank you or awards from their sponsors. Now, the school is prepared to give letters to these students as an added recognition, and to thank these students for participating and committing themselves to these activities.

running out for placement tests As the school year inches on, seniors trying to meet early application deadlines for schools requiring SAT's, ACT's, and Achievement scores, are running out of time. The first SAT was given on Saturday, October 14 at Niles North. Therefore, for many seniors, that was a very important test to lake in regard to their applications. However, for some students, the colleges they want to go to need Achievement Tests in one or more subjects. And if those students were thinking of applying to colleges now, hold on. The first dale for the Achievement Tests is November 4. The Achievement Tests are organized in different subjects. The applicants choose the subjects that they want or need for their college applications, and only lake tests in those subjects. The most needed subjects tend to be math, science, social studies, and English. These tests are often worth the sweat because some colleges grant exemptions or give credit for classes to students with high Achievement scores. However, most of these tests are just used by the colleges to determine placement. The SAT's consist of a two subject test, verbal and mathematics, both graded on equal scales with a possible of 800 points in each subject, with a total of 1600 points. For people taking the SAT's and Achievement Tests, it should be noted that if they are given at the same place and same day, they both cannot be taken at that time. The American College Tests, or ACT's, are also tests which must be submitted to some

colleges with the application forms. The ACT is one test which tests for English, math, science, and social studies. The four subjects' scores are averaged to determine the final score, with a top score of 36 points. The ACT test scores have been on a downward trend in the nation, but the test scores have increased here at South. Here, the average test score from the 1988-89 school year has incresed to 21.3 while the national

average is only 18.6. The difference ot only 2.7 points may seem insignificant, but in reality, there is a very big difference. Whatever happens to the national averages, the seniors don't have the time to worry about it. If they are submitting early applications and are afraid of missing a deadline, then they can just send the application without the scores and forward the scores to their college of application.

Students of the month recognized Driver Education: Colleen Gill, lara

We congratulate the September students of the month! English: Cheryl Alexander, Deborah Chan, Ann De Julio, Kari Detloff, Holly Francis, Kris Gableson, Ann Gomter, Andy Hovland, Mike Louizos, Kathleen Mahoney, Andrea Miklasz, Lesley Rowan, Imran Siddiqui, Christopher Wojtowicz. Social Science: Raymond Gialo, Vida Gosrisirkul, Dominick Marcuccilli, Hyun Jin Shin, Imran Siddiqui. Foreign Languages: Thomas Asmar, Lori Ann Crosson, Jeanine Gerambia, Jill Siragusa, Christine Sliwa, Karen Steele, Georgia Vlachogiannis, Julie Yadgar. Business: Shelley Cole, Carey Devience, Christine Gnutek, Dawn Lesak, Dana Lilleberg, Julianne Peterson, Mark Sirefner. Math: Jamie Kruml, Thomas Lin, Vanessa Miller, Jennifer Pope, Karen Rioch, Brenda Saavedra, Mark Stoga, Jacqueline Urquhart, Anastasios Vlachogiannis.

'^ Sindt, Charies Mefferd, Jennifer Cicinelli. Art and Photo: Amy Avery, Annie Hendron, Nancy Swienton, Amy Michel. Broadcasting: Yasmine Kiss Industrial Education/Applied Tech.: Darryl Hamel, Brandon Hatch, Lisa Heyden. Music: Ann Gortner, Christine Johnson, Jim Pas. Science: Julie Caccavella, Daniel Chan, Adam Drozd, Gwen Faust, Dorothy Golas, Joan Hoffman, Jack Parrino, Annette Siwiec, Brian Slavnem, Anastasios Vlachogiannis, Chris Walton, Renata Kesala. Health: Courtney Barker Physical Education: Christine Sliwa, Natalia Boyks, Robert Sciifa, Kathleen Shcehan, Anne Zoellner, Matthew Martello, Erika Bondarowicz, Kristi Sigg. Home Economics: Christopher Komo, Renee Siwiec, Tracy Willek, Sarah Hess, Peter Ward, Kristine Gableson.



â&#x20AC;˘ Football's 9-0 dream lives on Undefeated. The varsity is still unbeaten going into the final stretch, and the toughest, of the season. Through a totat team effort, the Hawks are keeping their dream, 9-0 in the regular season, and a conference title, alive as well as that distant goal of the playoffs. The shutout of Maine East continued this success, and the Hawks played for the first time on the newfield.The game was basically over at thefinalbuzzer of the first quarter as the Hawks scored four times to make the score 28-0. Scoring in the opening period were Mike Lawerence on a three-yard run, Graham Vandenbrink on a two-yard run, Tim Gatz on a 51-yard pass from Bill Vrbancic, and an interception for a touchdown by Vrbancic. Coach Hopkins decided to replace most of

the starteers with back-ups for most of the rest of the game. The second string, too, did not allow Maine East back into the game as they scored two more touchdowns offensively, and shut the Demons down defensively. Good defensive preformances were given by juniors Dimitry Tountas, Bob Solak, and Bill Schmidtz, and by seniors Doug Winter, Steve Mendo, Brad Pawlowski, and Bob Scafa. Offensively, Vanden Brink tallied 106 yards rushing on the day, and Mike Lawerence had 83 yards on the ground as well. Aaron Duda passed for 186 yards after replacing Bill Vrbancic. Scoring thefinaltwo touchdowns were Mike Kallas and Greg Jeffers. The Maine East game proved to coach Hopkins that he can play his back-ups and not have to worr>' about performance, which is

Homecoming checklist Friday-^ 4:30 Swimming vs St Viator kOO Votieybaff vs Maine West S:00 Carnivat in Fieid House 9:00 Bonfire and pep rally Saturday-JJQ 10:00 Homecoming Parade 12:00 Football vs Evanston 7:30 Homecoming Dance

Soccer seeded #1 for sectionals game which would decide sectional seedings.

With the soccer season soon coming to a close, Maine South appears to be in the driver's seat for the conference championship. With recent conference wins over Evanston 1-0 and Maine East 7-1, all the Hawks must do is win one more conference game out of the two remaining to be named CSL Champion. Against Evanston, the Hawks held the opposing offense to only two shots, both of which were smothered by goalie Matt Cienkus, who contiues to be one of the area's top goalkeepers. Although the defense was sound, the offense missed many opportunities to put in the winner. That moment finally came with two minutes left in the game, when Vince Biank broke through and put the ball into the middle where Chris Such buried the winner. The Hawks then travelled to Oak Park m a

The Hawks prevailed once again, 6-1. This game was full of great personal efforts by Dave Johnson, Mike Defort, Jason Chidester, and many others. The Hawks are now seeded #1 in sectionals as well as regionals. Finally, the Hawks ventured into Maine East knowing that a conference win was a must. The pressure didn' t bother the Hawks at all as they responded with 4 quick goals in the first quarter. The game ended with the score 71 and put the Hawks (15-1-2) within one victory of the conference championship. The Hawks begin the first leg of their stale playoff journey Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. against St. Patrick. On Tuesday, the Regional Champinship game will be played at 3:00 p.m. at Maine South. So come out and be a part of history as the Hawks begin their quest for the state title!

always a very good situation. A week later, the Hawks dealt the Glenbrook South Titans a crushing blow. According to coach Hopkins, this was the first true test of the season for the varsity squad. The Hawks answered his challenge with 103 yards of rushing from Mike Lawrence and 217 yards passing from Bill Vrbancic, as they beat their conferencerivaleasily, 36-6. Scoring for the Hawks were Amery Schmiesser, Mike Lawrence, Mike McCormick, Mike Kallas, and Tim Gatz. Again, the defense was an asset with great performances by Bob Scafa, Mike Lawrence, Steve Mendo, Brad Pawlowski, and Erich Haller. The Hawks must now play their toughest two games of the season, tomorrow the Homecoming game against Evanston, and next week versus New Trier.

Girls' cross country looks to regionals After suffering a disappointing conference loss to New Trier by three points, the Girls Cross-Country team is coming back and has set their sights on the upcoming regional, and sectional races. Throughout the season the Cross-Country team had great success in many invitationals. In the highly competitive Wheeling Invite, Maine South finished a strong 6th out of 15 teams. With Lauren Ofenloch still sidelined because of illness, the team felt even more optimistic of their ability. In Regionals, which they have won two years in a row, Maine South will face tough competition from Regina and New Trier, but Coach Gabauer feels they have a great chance of winning. If varsity members all perform up to their ability the Girls' Cross-Country team can run their way to Regional Championship and possibly another trip to the state finals. On the JV level, the runners aimed their goals towards a respectable finish in conference. Juniors Tina Thrush and Kerrin Denham have led the pack to wins in many dual meets this season and first-year runners Becky Moore and Nicole Roman have contributed greatly to the team's success.

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Hawks continue rollercoaster ride

The girls volleyball team is continuing their roller coasterride through the season. On Oct.2 the Hawks had a disappointing loss against Evanston, and another conference loss against Glenbrook South on Oct. 10. This making their conference record 3-5. Yet on the up side, the Hawks played extremely well in the annual Discovery Tournament at Glenbrook North. On Friday, Oct.6, the Hawks played three difficult matches to determine their pool for games held on Saturday. First they played Pius XI, the reigning

Wisconsin state champs, and lost, in a close game. Their second game was against Leyden, and the third against Glenbrook North. The Hawks won both games placing them in the second-place pool. On Saturday, the Hawks played Maine West, whom they beat, and then Wisconsin Lutheran, to whom they lost. This wrapped up the tournament leaving the Hawks sixth of sixteen and second in their pool. One Varsity member said, "We played extremely well this weekend, considering the

teams we played." The Hawks are looking to pull together for the end of the season. In regionals, the week of Oct.23, the Hawks will play Leyden, whom they beat in the Discovery Tournament. The winner of this game will do battle with the winner of the Maine East-Maine West game. Much of the success of this season is due to the support players receive from the bench, and the fans. One player remarked, "No matter how you play, you know they [the bench and fans] just want you to try your hardest."

Key losses lead swimmers to 4-2 "Go hard or go home." That's the motto that has been governing the performances of the thirteen girls on the varsity swim team. It has brought them a 4-2 record, as well as the second-place trophy for their very own Hawk Relays. Now in the midst of the toughest part of their season, both in practice and in compe

tition, the team continues to share an oplomistic attitude despite hard losses to conference teams Glenbrook North (108-63) and Evanston (119-53). With their home meet against St. Viator tonight, the Hawks will have a brief reprieve before facing state powerhouse New Trier

next week. The jv squad, beaten only by Downers Grove Nonh (a non-conference team), has every right to be proud. For the first time in the team's history, a second place trophy was brought home from the frosh-soph division of the Downers Grove North Invitational.

Surf's always up on the sidewalk Skateboarding is back, and arguably here to stay. Some say skateboarding originated in California during the 60's. Although it first became popular then, surfers playing during low tide didn't discover skating. The idea for skateboards came from "scooter-boards"(a 2 by 4 nailed to a rollerskate with a crate attached to the top). The crate may have been taken off just as in the movie Back to the Future. The earliest "scooter-board" dates back to 1904. According to The Skateboarder's Bible, 1 f _


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"Surfers[in the San Fernando Valley] were among thefirstto buy the skateboards—to use when there were no waves." Skateboarding and surfing are very similar. In fact many manufacturers of surfboards also make skateboards. 1963 was the beginning of popular skateboarding. In 1963 Larry Stevenson, owner of the Makaha Company, produced the first assembly-line-made, double-action skateboards. He shaped them like surf boards which


Hawk nignngms Sport Fri. 10/20 Boys' Cross Country Girls' Cross Country Football

home contest

Sat. 10/21 Men. 10/23 State Regionals State Regionals Evanston V/S—12:00

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Wed. 10/25

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V/JV—4:30 State Finals Maine West V/JV/F_5;00

Evanston JV—9:00

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attracted many surfers to buy his product. Prices of thefirstboards were anywhere from SI.29 to Si5. Of course, these boards were made of plain wood, unlike the popular fiberglass, high-lech boards of today. Just as the skateboards have changed over the years, so has skateboarder lingo. In a section of The Skateboarder s Bible containing the language of "the skaters," a popular word among skaters during the 70's was "geek" which was defined as "a clumsy skateboarder; someone who gets in the way."

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