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\ olinne 27, issue 2 'Soi)tftnluT 14, 1990

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MS grad wins Irish beauty contest Class of 1990 graduate Colleen Lenihan recently won an international beauty contest. She was chosen as 1990 "Darlin' Girl" of Clare County, Ireland over a field of twentythree contestants from a variety of countries, including Spain, England, Ireland and the U.S.S.R. Colleen, 18, is enrolled as a pre-med major at the University of Illinois. She was chosen to compete in the prestigious contest by the Clareman's Association of Chicago, an IrishAmerican organization. Since her greatgrandfather grew up in Ballynacally, Ireland, Colleen was overjoyed by this honor. For winning the contest, which is part of a week - long festival, she received 1000 pounds in cash (worth about SI900), two airplane tickets to any U.S. destination, and a number of other prizes. However, the thing that will no doubt linger in her memory is the fact that she was the most talked about celebty in Clare County. This is not to mention the auliful landscape and villages that all contestants were shown. Her week in Ireland (Aug. 12-19) was an eventful one. A typical day included gourmet meals, receptions, the previously mentioned tours, fashion shows, and interviews conducted by various journalists. The most important day of all, however, was Sunday the nineteenth. After worship services, meals, final receptions and a formal dance, the 1990 Darlin' Girl was announced at 1:00 a.m., and soon Colleen was swarmed by the public at the local town square. According to Irish newspaper reports. Colleen wants to return to the Clare County area

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Upcoming events Monday, Sept. 17 V-Show General Meeting Auditorium—-3:30 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Freshman Mixer Spectator Gym—7:30 PM No cost witli student ID

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Concert Band Benefit Rosemont Horizon—evening CollegeNight Maine South—7:00

Maine South alum Colleen Lenihan ('90) is congratulated by Mr. Cliff Adamo and Ms. Virginia Fcurer after Colleen won the "Darlin' Girl" international beauty contest in County Clare, Ireland. secretly placed bets that Colleen would win to encourage tourism in the area. "The festival is just fantastic and all of the the Darlin' Girl crown. As for now. Colleen is concenu-aiing on girls had a magnificent time," she said. One interesting footnote to her victory is academics. However, her last few days before the fact that she was the "favorite" to win the leaving to the U of I were memorable, to say contest. In other words, many area residents the least.

WMTH announces staff WMTH radio recently announced its station managers and directors. Charley Mefferd will be station manager, with assistance from Yasmine Kiss. Mike Robinson has a dual leadership duty this year. He will be both news and sports director. On the TV side, Craig Bodo will be in charge of cable channel 82. Technical Director Louis Manousos, with help from Scott Teifx;, will add his expertise to the station. Goals for tlie radio station include increased listcnership, bolstered student involvement, and additional sports to be covered. For example, Robinson stated that in

addition to the usual football and basketball brodcasts, softball and baseball games will be covered by 90.5 FM this school year. Mike also expressed interest in covering a few boys volleyball matches. Announcers for sophomore football games will be Marc Mazzuca and Dave Hruban. Varsity announcers will be Mike Robinson and Bill Barker. Both WMTH TV and radio are looking forward to a successful 1990-'91 school year. Anyone intersted in joining cither of these organizations should talk to Mr. Mark Bielak, sponsor.


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Drive yourself crazy with this quiz by Dave Saavedra Well, we re back at school! After a couple of weeks, how do you like it—don't even answer, 'cause I know you hale it. But there are a couple of things that can help make ihc best of the situation: (1) terminal coma (2) dcalh. Still, school is just one of those things you can'tsccmiogetridof(likecankcrsores).But one of the lighter sides to school is the fact that you can learn how to drive with Maine South's own Driver's Ed. program. And just to make sure you perform Chinese Fire Drills the correct way, here's a sample proficiency exam guaranteed to test the know-hows: 1. As you approach the vehicle, the first thing you should do is: a) Check for rapists hiding in ilie back seat b) Kick all the tires like they do in all the car commcricals c) Make sure no one is around to catch you entering the family boat d) Siphon some gas from the near-by car 2. When fastening your scat belt, how should the straps feel? a) Like steel wool scrapping up against the arch of your foot b) Like two snakes wrapping their long, slithering body around the windpipe of your throat c) Like a leather whip snapping the skin off your back d) Like an ice pick shoved up your toe nails 3. When adjusting the inside mirror, you should be able to: a) see an ugly, new, pulsating zit right in ihc center of your forehead b) rub your head and pat your belly at the same time c) evaluate complex equations d) deicnninc the difference between quantitative and qualitative measurements 4. You're cruising down the highway, suddenly your hood flies up. What should you

immediately do? a) Pop the trunk and open all the doors so the car looks consistent b) Say, "Ohhh wellll!" and keep driving c) Wake up, 'cause it was all a dream d) Pull over and wait for help 5. At any given time, you may be required to make an evasive manuver. Where should you place your hands in order to give you the most control? a) Place ihem at the 6 O' clock and tape deck position b) Place ihcm at the 7 and 8 O'clock position c) Place ihem at the 12:15:23 and 6:59:12 position d) Place them in your pocket 6. During your night drive, you encounter a row of headlights coming right at you. There is no other car going in your direction, and there is no yellow dividing line. You must: a) Get the hell outia there b) Flash yourbrights then turn on the radio c) Repent d) be stupid 7. Whilst hammering down the P.R. drag strip, a large doer starts to cross the road. Suddenly, you: a) accelerate and yell "Dinner's served!" b) dance and sing to the Kum-a-lah sound c) see an oasis full of lush uees and dancing girl? d) see that the situation is futile, accelerate, and yell "Dinner's scr\'cd!" 8. Bicyclists always present a hazard to the motorist. So, to let the biker know that you're there, what should you do? a) Pull up just in front of him and suddenly stop b) Shoot a thin rod into his front wheel c) Speed pass a deep puddle and splash him d) Pretend to swerve into him, then pull out at the last minute 9. The proper way to let a lailgater know

he's too close is to: a) Let your trunk fly open b) Let your fly fly open c) Shine a mirror directly into his eyes d) Collect the money the judge awarded you for the "whiplash" (wink-wink) he caused 10. When parking uphill, what is the best way to prevent you car from rolling backwards? a) Park with the front wheel away from the curb, the rear wheels into the curb, and the spare tire parallel to the curb b) Remove all four tires and place tlie vehicle on blocks c) Start the engine and shift into drive d) Place large roadkill under each wheel to act as lirestops 11. Hand and facial gestures arc important in communicating with each driver. How should a driver respond to another after he's just been allowed to cut into traffic? a) Press your face up against the glass and wave b) Insert your finger into your nose and grin c) Flash your high beams, honk thirteen times, and suck your thumb ^ ^ d) Flap your arms up and down and l o o k ^ B constipated ^ ^ 12. International symbols are used many times as roadsign for those who can't read English. Ifyouencountera sign that looks like this: WRONG WAY, what does that mean? a) You should proceed as planned b) Stop the car, get out, and sing "Day-o" c) Turn the car around and do not proceed until you see DO NOT ENTER d) You're illiterate Well, how was the test? The scoring goes as follows: Give yourself one point for each question you answered. 12 is perfect, 11 and under is incomplete. Have a nice day and I hope not to sec you on the road.

anything from fresh fruits and meats to kitchen wares and suitcases can be bought after the u^aditional few minutes of haggling. The word brings to mind the countless rows of shops in the gold souk, where millions of dollars worth of gold changed hands everyday. The word "Kuwait" brings to mind the Kuwait Towers which, because they store millions of gallons of fresh water, are a symbol of Kuwait's prosperity in a land of parched throats.

However, after eleven years there, the thing tliai I remember the most about Kuwait arc the people; the friendly Arabs who would gladly take lime out of their schedules to help you even though they didn't know you. But just last month, after the initial Iraqi invasion, most of those views changed, and believe me, they weren't for the better! I "saw" those same souks that I had so' frequently walked through, being looted of four to ten billion dollars worth of goods. I "saw" amphibious and armored vehicles continued on page 6

Insider's view of tiie Gulf Crisis by Imran Siddiqui Kuwait. A few years back this word would have caused most Americans to think of images of endless sand dunes in the middle of nowhere; that is, if they thought about it, or if they actually thought, period. Now, this word brings other images to most Americans. Images of hostile Arab forces, hostages, tanks rolling through the streets, and a moustached man in a military uniform with a bit of a paunch. To me however, this word brings to mind bustling open-air markets called souks, where


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The view from the bottom

•Freshmen react to life at South "...this is only tlie start..." >M^ • M « ^ . i*

Do you remember when you were a freshman? Was freshman year really that bad? Of course, if you are a freshman now, I will ask you this question. Was the first week of being a freshman really that bad? A lot of the upper classmen say that freshmen year wasn'tthatbad. I mustadmitthat the first week of school wasn't that bad at all. Asa matter of fact, I think being a freshman isactually rather cool. Sometimes I sortof feel like I'm back to square one, that is, being in the lowest class in the school. The good thing , however, is that I feel I know more than I ever did before. For some reason, I feel freer than I did in elementary school or junior high. That's probably normal.

by Leslie Kouzes It feels like I have opened a new door filled with grciiter opportunities than I have ever had before. I mean, I will never forget that the years of high school are supposed to be the greatest days of your life and this is only the start of these four fun-filled years. I thought Lincoln Junior High was a big school. But when I first walked into Maine South, I could not believe how big it was. There were so many halls to worry about, so many ways you could get lost, such long distances to travel from class to class, and so many ways to go to your classes. I can't even count ho v many times I got lost in this school. However, I did much better

getting around here than I did at Lincoln. I did much better here because I was already used lo getting around in Lincoln Junior High. There was still another thing that I was concerned about and that was whether or not I would be late to all my classes. I didn't have lo wail long for this question to be cinswered. At the end of the first day of school, I realized that I would bve able to get to my classes independently and that I would not be late lo any of my classes. Things sort of fell into place afier the first day of school. All in all, I must conclude ihat being a freshman, so far, is really fun and it will get even more fun as the year progresses. The fun has just begun.

'so much to choose from" p<vi^ M«^' » Try comparing a hill to a mountain, or maybe a pebble to a boulder. There is quite a difference between the two, as there is a difference between my junior high and Maine rJouth. For the past three years, I attended The Willows Academy, a very small, private, allgirl's school. It had an excellent learning environment with a challenging curriculum. However, between The Willows and Maine South, there are many differences. For starters, all of my teachers at The Willows were women, as were my other past teachers. Imagine my surprise when a man walked into my summer school classroom and said he was my teacher! In fact, the majority of my teachers at Maine South are men. Every student at The Willows was required to wear a uniform. Every morning for three years I automatically reached for my green skirt and white blouse, never having to think whether or not to wear a certain color, design, or style. Should it be yellow or blue-red or purple? What kind ofshoes should I wear? Decisions, Decisions...

by Laura Pawola The size of The Willows was nothing compared to Maine South. When Ifirststarted sixth grade, there were twelve girls in my class. In my eighth grade graduating class there were seventeen. The entire school consisted of two main hallways, and we were allowed two and three minutes lo change classes, usually going to the room next door. On some occasions, the class did not move at all-the teacher came to us! We only had homeroom once a week, and some classes such as music, art, and gym were offered two or ihrce times weekly. There were not as many sports or activities available at The Willows as there are at Maine South. There was no band, or Orchesis, and there was never an opportunity to attend a school football game. We didn't even have a cafeteria! At first, Maine South seemed so huge to me. With over thirty students in an eighth period class, many different halls and being part of a "cattle stampede" during the five minutes between classes, the transition to

Maine South could have been overwhelming. Homeroom every day, the opportunity to really get involved with things ihat I like, and seeing lines in the cafeteria magnified my impression of the school. Even though Maine Soulh appeared to be so enormous, the transition from The Willows was much easier than I expected. By attending summer school, I gained a feeling of what High School would be like, and had the opportunity to meet other freshmen like myself. When school started, I was able tofindmy way around with the help of a map, and of course, other students and teachers. Of course, like most freshmen, I have had my share of embarrassing moments, such as nol being able to open my locker and dropping my books in fronlofa crowd of laughing students. I am greatly looking forward to the next four years at Maine South, and hope to get involved with as many things as I can. With so much to choose from, there is no excuse for being bored or feeling left out. After only a short time, I feel comfortable in my new surroundings, and I must say, I'm very happy to be here!

'...a big, important /eap..."iwv>-w High School- two small words that represent such a big, important leap into life. Maine rownship High School Soutli describes it „etter, fuller, larger, and huge. Huge describes the school to me as a freshman, perfectly. Coming from a grade school of a mere 300 students- high school is huge. High school is such a big adjusunent after being in the same

by Lizz Wilk school for nine years. At my old school we didn't function in any way that high school functions. We didn't have locks on the lockers, or a cafeteria, or a passing period. We walked to classes in neat, orderly lines- yes lines! But all has changed...locker combinations

are forgotten, pennies arc dodged, and the names like "slime-ball frcshie" are ignored. If you are short you can make it rich in pennies. But, all in all, being a freshman isn't that bad. And just think, freshman, next year it will be oue turn to whip pennies and scream out "FRESHMAN!!! ".There's only one year to go...and counting!


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New faces join Maine South faculty To keep up with the growing staff of the Maine South faculty. Southwards will feature the nine new teachers joining the staff this year. Five of the nine are featured here, in pari one of our two-part series, to be continued in our next issue.

iovahle aspect asnf-rt nt Main?, Snnih Thr> least lM<:t enc^n. joyable at Maine South. The joyable thing about Maine South for Nh". Scott has been adjusting to his new job. He has gotten very involved in the environmentalist cause. He is thinking of incorporating environmental issues into his teaching as a unit of study.

South is supportive and professional professional,,the students cooperative and friendly. To sum it all up , Ms. Higgins said that she is excited to be here and it is an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

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John Muszynski Drama Susan Stark Math

by Dave Saavedra Susan Stark is a member of the Math Department here at Maine South. She was teaching at Proviso East in May wood before coming to Maine South. While she was there, she was the head coach of the Varsity Girls' Basketball team. What she finds most interesting about Maine South are the dedication and enthusiasm of the students. She says that she has been very happy,and very pleased with everything so far. "Over here at South, I coach the Freshman Girls' Volleyball teamâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I try to get everyone involved from the start," said Stark. This probably stems from the fact that she is a real pusher of women's atheltics. "I'm very worried about the shape that our environment's in. We've got to all pitch in and help clean it up. "

Sara Freed English

by Michelle Kuchejda Sara Freed is a member of the English Department.Ms. Freed used to teach at Waukegan East High School. She earned her graduate degree at Northwestern. Ms. Freed enjoys jogging and playing the flute, although not at the same time. She would like to help with music or theaue here at South. At South she finds the facilities to be wonderful and the people extremely nice. The early hours in the morning are the least enjoyable aspects at South. Ms. Freed is very interested in the environmentalist cause.The ozone problem is one of particular intrest to her;she also hopes to recycle as many materials as her classes use.She expressed that she is very glad and excited to be here.

David Scott Special Education

Linda Higgins English

by Peggy Corr

by Michelle Kuchejda

David Scott is a member of the Special Education Department. Mr. Scott was previously teaching at ARC an alternative school in the district. Atheletically, he is interested in swimming, running, and biking. He has competed in several triathalons. He is the head coach of basketball at Maine South. He also coaches golf at Maine West. Mr. Scott has been in the district for eleven years, and he knows the faculty well. He said he has found much support and has developed good relationships with the faculty. He has found these relationships to be the most en-

; _ nember of the English Department. Ms. Higgins previosly taught at El Paso Texas, Hollywood, CA, and Notre Dame for Girls. She enjoys spending time with her kids, playing tennis,and walking every day. Traveling is her most enjoyable rccreationEd activity. Jazz and Tap dancing are also close to the top of her list; Every year she performs in a show which plays from November to February. Ms. Higgins also supervises the Writing Lab and has found this place to be most interesting. Ms. Higgins said that the staff at

/jv Carolyn Chandler John Muszynski is a member of the Drama Department. He has taught at disu-ict 15 in Palatine as well as at District 211 in Hoffman Estates. He has taught classes on speech, drama, and general education. He states that he had actually not planned to teach so soon because he has not taught for a while. "It takes time to get back into the grind." When Maine South contacted him he accepted the job of teaching speech, drama, and broadcasting. He is interested in directing the All- ^ ^ School Play, V-Show, Fall Play, and Musical ^ P as well as heading the Thespian Troop. "It will be a lot of work, but I've found many helpful and talented students here." He says he has also found the faculty to be particularly receptive. "Part of my philosophy of teaching is based on my believe in artists' rights which I demonstrate by supporting Arts Advocacy Organization. I believe that all of the fine arts deserve to be enjoyed by everyone and artists deserve the right to express themselves."

Next issueMs. Joan Gallagher Science Mr. Michael O'Donovan English Ms. Erin O'Malley English Ms. Jennifer Thomas Foreign Language


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Scholastic competitions offered by Dan Berko If you feel that athletics are not for you, but you enjoy the feeling of competition, or if you are an athlete who wants to exercise your mind, then here are two alternatives: Scholastic Bowl and Math Team.

Scholastic Bowl Scholastic Bowl is not related to any particular subject area. Instead, the questions coveraplethoraoftopics, ranging from sports to physics to Hot Wheels and Zips. This activity has only been at South for two years, but has no trouble in finding competitors. For example, at the Maine East tournament, there were more than fifty teams participating. Scholastic Bowl can be viewed as a rebirth of college and high school quiz bowls from the fifties and sixties. These trivia games died down in the seventies, but today, possibly witli the popularity ofJeopardv. they are coml l ^ n g back. As with Jeopardy, there is an emI)hasis on buzzer speed. Although there is no kirge improvement in the memorization skills and the information learned is not of any life improving quality, the knowledge gained by some is great. The people who know a lot about one area show a larger increase in their trivial knowledge Ixicause they arc able to pick up a little about more topics. The coaches, Mr. Lowry and Miss Janczak, do not stress memorizing lists of, say, the presidents, because, although it is a ver>' popular source of questions, no single meet has more than two or three president questions. There arc two levels at South, a JV and a Varsity. Although many schools do not have two teams, some, such as Maine East, have an 'A' and a 'B' Varsity Team. Each contest consists of thirty toss up questions worth ten points each. Whichever team correctly answers the toss up gets first shot at a set of two to five bonus questions worth twenty points total. Those parts not answered are passed on to the other team. At toumamcnts, there are twenty toss up questions. â&#x20AC;˘ This past season, thfc team fared far better than ever before, taking the championship at the Leydcn Tournament. This season promises to be even better than last years, with seniors Jim Saisakom and Mike Robinson and

junior Imran Siddiqui and sophomores Marc suited for Algebra II students. The average Mazzuca and Dan Bcrko returning. There is math student, no matter how determined, will plenty of room on the team for more players. probably be disappointed. There arc monthly contests from October through April with a new topic each contest. Each contest consists of five problems per level with team points awarded according to the problem numbering, ie. first problem is worth one point, the second two and so on, the last one being worth five, with a total possible of fifteen points. Maine South currently travels to contests run by the North Suburban Math League, which consists of fifty teams. Two years ago, the freshman team took tenth place in state. Although their sophomore year was not as productive, this year's juniors should fare better, as they return to algebraic topics. If the idea of new math concepts does not appeal to you, then think about this: most The Math Team is just what the name im- math teachers award extra credit for participaplies: mathematics competition. This pro- tion in math contests. gram, which has been here at Maine South for Another incentive to join both academic thirteen years, is source for further mathe- teams is the Varsity letter. The Vosity letter is matical growth. Mike "Mr. Math" Andrews, given to all seniors who participate in sports or head coach ofMathletes, said that the topics of academic activities sponsored by the IHSA. the contests are "not usually covered in the Also, super-achieving underclassmen, who curriculum. They are odd topics that just are doing senior level work in sports or acadon' t seem tofitin any nice sequence of topics demics, have a chance of receiving the Varsity in any course." letter. Although the topics are grouped according to grade level, not all topics are covered during classes, so these are taught during practice. Although all students are encouraged to try the math team, Mr. Andrews says that the teams are almost exclusively accelerated stuS(iulhn</nl^ ^^ Uu sliKk'nI-proiliavd iU'\\s|i.i|K'r()f dents. MainoSoulli lIit;h.Si.tim)l, PjrU Ri(l;;u, II., I.I'ULTS The regular students are not prepared well t(i llu"v<iili)isli,)ulil hcfli'liM'icd toronm \ -K^Oor giM'n to a iiu'iiihvr ol llir ciliiori.il stall biliiw. enough, through no fault of their's or their Soulhwi}nl\ rrsiTW. Itio rii;ht Id edit Icllcrs t.i>nteachers'. The contest writers are supposed to tatniu^' ottsconc nr {ihrfitus ni.tti r'i.if. write "creative problems", so, for example. ICditoi-in-('tiiil \ii>) lliisti Algebra I contests often turn out to be better

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College Night comes to South The 1990 Maine Township College Night is being hosted this year by Maine South on the nii^ht of Wednesday, September 26th, from 7:00 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. Over 250 colleges from jiround the nation arc scheduled to attend; ranging from the Ivy League schools, such as Harvard and Yale, to several local community colleges, including Oakton and Triton. "The viirieiy of colleges attending this year will cater to the variety of needs of all the students." said Mrs. Virginia Feurer of the Career Resource Center. The representatives of the various colleges will be scattered throughout the building. The majority of the representatives will be at tables in the Back Gym, the Spectator Gym and certain classrooms.

Fifteen of the colleges have requested that they have individual classrooms for tliemselves. They include: The University of Chicago, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois-Chainpaign/Urbana, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Oakton Community College, Harvard University, Purdue University, United Slates Military Academy, Yale University, Boston University, University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame. Also, two financial aid seminars will be held at 7:15 P.M. and 8:15 P.M. each lasting forty-five minutes. "Different colleges and recruiters will be looking for different things in different years," says Feurer. "The items they almost always look for are the strongest possible

academic background, and the strongest possible senior year. The first thing recruiters do is look at the student transcript records. Then they look at the trend of tlie grades; ideally they will be going up. It is also very importiuU to ihcm to note \hc quality of the courses i:tkcn. Indeed, they also check to see a diverse, well-rounded course variety." When asked to comment how heavily schools weighed extra-curricular activity, she replicd,"Colleges don't want to see 24-hour students. They want to sec some cxu-a-curricular involvement, but academics is definitely number one. State colleges do not look at e:\U'a activities." Students from Maine East and Maine West will also be in attendance. And, the invitation is extended, in that all underclassmen are welcome.

Alumni Choir to perform tonight This year, Southwords hopes to presen, readers insight into important events happening in the community in the new "Community Beat" section Park Ridge is fortunate to have the Maine South Alumni Choir still singing strong after seven years. The choir, formed by several students at a 1983 reunion, has attained a solid membership between 40-60 people throughout the seven years of its existence, and is open to all graduates of the Maine Township schools. The group performs three concerts a year: a .spring classical concert, a winter Christmas concert and the upcoming summer concert. One of the reasons that makes this choir so special is that it is one of only three alumni choirs in the entire slate, and along with the Northwest Choral Society, one of only two in the Chicagoland are. The choir, composed of graduates from every class up to 1986, has grown in budget and quality every year. When it started, it received no funding and borrowed mosiof the music and equipment that it used. Since then, it puicha.sed choir equipment and hired a professional director, Mike Melton, two years ago. '1 he choir had its popular summer concert scheduled for August lOlh at Hodges Park, but unexpected rains spoiled the occasion. It has been re-schedulcd for tonight, Friday, September 14th, at 8:00 P.M. in the Maine South Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the entertainment as the choir pcrfoms several well-known and popular Dieces. includinc "Route 66." themes from '60's and '70's television shows, and selections from "Phantom of the Opera" and 'The

Little Mermaid.' l ickets arc available; 35.00 Rehearsals are held between 7:30 and 9:30 for adults, S3.00 for students and kids under 5 on Monday nights in PA 109. Graduates with are free. singing ability are encouraged to come.

Insider's view of crisis, cont'd.

landing in Kuwait Bay, tearing through the newly developed waterfront area, attacking the royal palace, and ultimately parading through the streets in a terrifying show of Iraqi force. But worst of all, I saw and heard terrifying stories dealing with life in Kuwait Stories about how Iraqi soldiers dragged people out of their cars and shot them if they didn't cooperate. Stories of Iraqi soldiers raping women and publicly killing people they just didn't like. And to make it worse, in the first few weeks, every time I heard or saw something about the oppressed people in Kuwait, I almost expected to see someone I know being the oppressee. Compounded on that, I was disgusted to see pictures beamed to us from the Middle East of thousands of people cheering Saddam Hussein on. Surprisingly, these people weren't just Iraqi citizens, but rather, they were common Arabs in countries such as Egypt and Jordon, who see Hussein as a bastion of the Arab cause. These pictures, which show thousands of non-Iraqis volunteering to join the Iraqi army aren'tjust propaganda, but rathcrjust a signal of how angry and left out many Arabs feel. And why are they mad? Well, they're generally infuriated at the West because they feci that the U.S. and the Western countries aren't doing enough to solve the Palestinian

Homeland problem. After all, since the Palestinian Liberation Organization has agreed to accept an Israeli state, many Arabs feel that Israel should give the Palestinians a homeland. But because Israel's ultra-conservative government keeps on delaying negotiations, and because the U.S. is such a staunch supporter of Israel, many Arabs are angry at the U.S. for not focusing more time in obtaining a solution. To add to the discontentment of the Arabs is the fact that a majority of them are poor. Because of that, most of these poor Arabs generally despise the region's rich Arabs such as the ruling family of Kuwait, which owns about ten percent of the world's oil supplies. And the solution to the problem for these enraged Arabs seems to be Saddam Hussein. This man has vowed to "eat half of Israel with fire" if they attack him, drawing in much support. Not only that, but his simplistic life-style and his pledge to redistribute the wealth of the region has many Arabseatingoutof his hands. Thus, unfortunately for the West, Saddam Hussein is the only current hope for these desperate Arabs who are just sick of the world neglecting them. ^ So, with all of this information, it makes^ me think twice before condemning all of Hussein'ssupporters. These people do have a right to hope for a belter life, don't tliey? After all, isn't that pan of the American Dream?


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J-lawk soccer finishes in 2nd place ^ ^ Sccondplacewouldn'tbcdisappoiniing to most teams...with the exception of the Hawk varsity soccer team. After finishing last season with a 18-3-4 record and being ranked in the top 20 this season, the two-time defending champion at the Harrington Tournament did not bring home a trophy in the Hawks first tournament of the season. The Hawks (2-1) finished in second due to a 2-1 loss in a shootout versus Barjington. After weeks of preparations and practices on lorn and muddy fields, the Hawks won their first game of the season 4-3 (OT) against CrystiilLakeSoulliintheopeninggameoflhe Bariington Tournament. All-state defender Derek Nicpomnik scored the first goal of the game and of the season for the Hawks by firing in a penalty kick in the first half. /M'ter the Hawks pulled out to a 2-0 lead, Cryitiil Lake took advantage of Hawk mistiikcs to lake over the lead 3-2. However, the Hawks kept fighting, as junior Dean Patras lied the game 3-3 with a few minutes remaining in regulation. Finally, Nicpomnik won the

ganx on another penalty kick in overtime. "We played poorly and let up afier we ta)k the 2-0 lead. It shouldn't ha\e been that close," admitted senior defender Tom Lin. The Hawks certainly didn't let up in their next game versus Crystal Lake Central. By pla)ing aggressively and confidently, ihe Hawks destroyed Central 6-0 on goals by Vince Blank (2), Stuart Kirk, Brad Scott, and Brian Kimura, and Nicpomnik. Immediately after the championship game began, Harrington jumped out to a 1-0 lead. The score remained that way until junior Karl Mcland put in the tying goal in the second half, making it 1-1. The Hawk defense remained tough throughout regulation and two ONCitime periods, while the offense created mar:y opportunities for themselves. But the Hav.'ks simply could not bury the ball in the net. After the double overtime, the game went into a shootout, where five players per team were designated to take penalty kicks. Nieponmik, Kimura, Lin, Vince Blank, and Meland represented the Hawk shooters, while

ho])ed to sto| stop goa'ie Kevin Anderson hoped Biiri'ington's shooters. With the screaming crowd and Hawk fan supix)rt, the Hawks netted four of the five shots, as did Barrington. Because of a tie in the first five in the shootout, another five were designated to shoot per team. This time, however, the Hawks were not so fortunate. After the first two Hawks, juniors Dean Patras and Jay Wielccha converted, the next two Hawks failed. Their opponents never missed, giving Barrington the championship of the toumament. Although the loss was disappointing, the Hawks now must concentrate on the rest of the season where they will meet even tougher coinpetition,including#l ranked Libcrtyville and the Wisconsin state champions, Cedarburg. Coach Steve De/.urko remarked, "With our tough schedule, realistically, we can go 52 or 2-5 in the next week." The Hawks hope to improve their play next against Oak Park-River Forest 12:00 p.m. tomorrow at home.

%Boys' CC team falls short in first test After a hot summer of indi\idual training the boys' cross-country team started out the season at the LaGrange Iniviiiuional on Sept. 1 to test their summer u^aining against twelve other talented teams. However, only days before the meet, the team suffered its first major setback of the season, losing two of its

Golf team shoots for the elusive .500 mark The Hawk golf team hasn't turned many heads in the past few seasons. This year, the Hawks hope to change that by playing more competitively. And although the Hawks (3-4) have siiu-tcd out slowly once again, the team remains optimistic about the rest of the .season. The Hawks have beaten Conant iw ice as well as Crystal Lake once. Impressive scores have been turned in by seniors Jason Ichen, Sean Sivorc, John Brown, Pete Ward, and Bob Zumph, junior Jordan Anios, and sophomore Jeremy Ichen. Other varsity members this season include seniors John Kirpanos, Jeff Thompson, and R\an Hibbard. As the golf team quietly clo.ses in on a ,300 mark, the team ho[vs that the future will bring even belter performances. "With Coach Ross's help, we have a few guys ihis year with potential to qualify for st;ite." Sixore commented.

varsity runners, Karl Sleinke and Mike Raida, 10 injuries vvhich could keep ihem out for two to four weeks. Even with the injuries, the team was committed to prove that they could run with the best. Pete Gayford,only one of two seniors back for his fourth year, demonstrated that hard summer work paid off. Pete finished third out of the ninety runners in the varsity race with a time of 14:58 for three miles. Senior Andy Hovland, the second Hawk to cross tlie line, finished a respcctiible 28ih place. However, the third, fourth, and fifth place Hawk finishes by Brian James, Mike Weitzel,

ind Mark Wynne respectively, were loo slow to help the team in the standings. Consequently, the Hawks finished 8th out of 13 teams on the varsity level. Unlike the varsity finish, llie finishes by the freshman and sophomore levels were impressive. The freshman finished second overall, led by Jim Brammcier, David Palac, and Anthony Mazzacano, who placed fourth, fiflh, and sixth overall. The sophomore team placed fourth, mostly due to an outstanding performance by Andy Gallios, who crossed the line second overall. The next meet for the Hawk runners will be tomorrow at the Downers Grove South Inviialional.

Football team hammers York The Hawks opened their football season with an important victory over York, 32-8. Unsure of exactly what they could do on the field the Hawks needed a win to boost iheir confidence and pride. The Hawks did just that, despite ihe sweltering heat. Coach Hopkins was "extremely pleased with the first half play." The defensive play completely destroyed York, with outstanding performances from defensive end Bob Krasnow who had two sacks and one inlerceplion, and Jamie Purcell, with one interception which he ran back for a touchdown. Senior

Rich Srokii also had a great day at the defensive halfback position. On the other side of the ball, Aaron Duda passed for 118 yards on 10 receptions out 13 passes. Mike Taglia scored twice on shortyardage situations and ended the day with exactly 100 yards of rushing. Bill Schinitz also had an excellent day, kicking a field goal, scoring a touchdown on a false punt, and having a number of key receptions to keep drives alive. The Hawks will take on the newly combined Waukegan varsity squad tomorrow at Waukegan.


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Seniors lead hopes for swim team Newly elected co-captains Greta Malten and Catherine Bilson, and the varsity squad of NatilieKuehn, Katie Carlson, Kim Wiederer, Melissa Kinder, Carolyn Bilson, Kate Reynolds, Susan Swanson, Cori Barker, Nancy Greene, Chris Cassin, Jennifer Myalls, Jamie Scafa, and Jackie Urquhart, having already swum four meets, are looking toward a very promising 1990 season. The season started off with a third place at the Fremd Relays on September 1. Some highlights from the meet were the 200 yard freestyle relay of Greta Malten, Kate Reynolds, Kim Wiederer, and Catherine Bilson Kate Reynolds in the 400 yard freestyle relay. and the 800 yard freestyle relay of Cori They pulled a third place and a time off Barker, Natalie Kuehn, Kim Wiederer, and 4 i-,.02. Carolyn Bilson. Boths relays placed third. Other strong finishes were made by the 300 yard butterfly, backstroke, and breasisaoke relays. In the butterlly relay Nancy Greene started of strong bringing in the first 50 yards With two matches and a tournament during in 32.81 seconds. Katie Carlson and Susan the first week of school, the girls' volleyball Swanson brought ilie second and third legs of team has already headed off to a busy stitrt for the relay in with times of 1.14.82 and 33.82, the fall season of 1990. Through these and Greta Malten brought in the final 100 yard matches, the team is gaining valuable experileg of the relay with an excellent time of ence and preparation for their conference 1.09.63. In the backstroke relay Jennifer competition beginning Wednesday, SeptemMyalls kicked off the first 50 yards with a time ber 13, at home against rivals. New Trier. All of 34.92. Kate Reynolds brought in the second players and coaches anxiously await the New 100 yards with a lime of 1.12.86, Melissa Trier match after losing to the Trevians in the Kinder, the third leg, swam 50 yards in 32.92, S ummer's End Tournament. The Hawks hope and Natalie Kuehn anchored a strong lOOyard to improve all aspects of their game for their fini.sh with a time of 1.11.90. The meet came next contest. to a close wiih superior swims made by Chris The line-up consists of starters Sarah Cassin, Kim Wiederer, Catherine Bilson and Wanat(all-around), Jane Sieffen(setter/hit-

Both ilic JV and varsity teams will be swimming here at home tonight against Glenbrook North at 5:00.

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DGS Invite V/S—10:00

Glenbrook S V/S/F*—4:30

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Glenbrook N V/.JV—5:00 Hawk Inv. V—9:00 Lane Tech Lyon-s Quad V/.1V/F—4:30 J V—9:00

Waukegan V JV 4:30 Evanston V/JV;F—5:00

ler), Jenny Green(all-around), Emmy Pasier(hiiier), Laura Polter(seiler/hiiter), Jennie Smiih(defensivc specialist), Dorothy Gulik(hittcr), and Sutcey Jachim(hitlcr). \\\^^ addition to these players, frequent subsiilu-W^ lions by a strong and incredibly loud and supportive bench include players Anne ZocUner, Staccy Sasso, Annette Pappas, Beth Schroeder,and Katherinc Kougias. Willi these determined players and an enthusiastic coaching staff compiled by ihe motivating Coach Sass, the intensely hyper Coach Russo, and the encouraging Coach Lonergran, the Hawks are looking forward to a season of success.

Tennis wins openers As another school year begins so does the girl's tennis season. Despite some of our past records, this looks to be very promising, our Varsity lineup this yciir includes five returning members: Emina Zvizdich, Lara Assaf, Elizabeth Meyer, Melissa Lent/., and Vanessa Miller. Our five new members include Tori Blyth, Anna Uliassi, Kcriy Goggin, Jenny Meyer, and Dawn McKcnna. The season started off suong with a 3-4 over Kcgina on August 30, and then another 34 victory over Maine East on August 31. Lara Assaf won her singles match and other victories included the doubles teams of D a w i ^ | McKenna and Melissa Lent/., Kerry Goggin and Anna Uliassi, and Jenny Meyer and Tori Blyth. The J V placed second in the Hersey Invitational on September 1.


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