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Volume 30, issue 6 December 3,1993


Maine South H.S. Park Ridge, IL

Food Fight '93 proves profitable by Joseph P. Steinfels The 1993 Maine South Student Council Food Drive, held during the week of November 15-19, proved to be not only a success for surpassing last year's Food Drive total, but a third victory for this year's graduating class, the Class of 1994 as well. Appropriately named Food Fight '93, the Food Drive raised S3,600 for donations to two Chicago-based charities and one local notfor-profit organization. Food Fight '93, organized by Student Council Social Chairperson Liz Carlson, displayed several new records concerning totals per day. On Monday, an amount of SI07.44 was raised.more than doubling last years first-day total. Tuesday proved to be more profitable, in that S237.20 was tallied up at the end of the day. On Wednesday, "Double-Dollar Day", the Student Council counters placed the totals at SI,514.61. Thursday ended with a total of S489.81 and Friday, "Can Day", produced I $1,340.85, placing this years total of $3,345.72 just over last year's ending amount The Student Council traditionally donates a token amount to even out the total, and on November 22, Student Council Upper House voted 13-0-0 to donate $254.73, in order to assess an even $3,600 as the grand total for 1993. This total will be divided evenly among the three organizations. The senior class actively participated by

J Sophomore Billy O'Keefe invites classmates to contribute to the food drive. Despite Ills efforts, the senior class won the food fight Photo by Paul Berko gaining a final total of 162,730 points, almost The Class of 1994 has retained posession doubling the juniors (89,324 points) and tri- of the Spirit Trophy for the third year in a row, pling both the freshmen and sophomore continuing a winning streak initianed by a surclasses. prise victory as sophomores in 1992.

South begins new recycling program byToddPytel Maine South has decided to implement a new multi-materialrecyclingplan. Until now, Maine South has only recycled white paper and aluminum cans. Both of these items bring rebates if enough is collected. Currently, the rebates go to Student Council in order to compensate for the cost of the red recycling bins found in classrooms. After Student Council has recovered from the purchase of the bins, remaining rebates are kept by the district. This system will remain unchanged. The red recycling bins are used for collecting only white typing, photocopier, writing, letterhead, notebook, and scratch paper to be I recycled. If non-white paper or other objects are placed in the bins, the twenty dollar per ton rebate is not received firom the recycling company.

Under the new program, ninety-six gallon drums will be placed in locations throughout the school. These will be used to collect nonwhite paper, such as magazines, newspapers, colored paper, and cardboard. The Maine South cafeteria will be the center for the new recycling program. Several large cans will be placed near the tray return areas and toward the rear of the cafeteria. Each can will be clearly marked and have a poster displaying what should be put in the can. There will be bins for non-recyclable garbage, drink boxes (including milk), su-aws, aluminum cans, and polystyrene. The rebate from the aluminum cans will continue to go to the Athletic Department. No profits will be obtained from the polysyrene and drink/milk box portions of the program. TTie new polystyrene program particularly

affects Maine South's recycling program due to the fact that the Mariott food company, which provides the school's lunches, will soon switch from paper to styrofoam plates. These plates can be recycled into hard plastic materials. Large quantities of food must be removed before placing plates in recycling bins, but the plates do not need to be washed. Liquid should also be poured from beverage containers into separate receptacles. Recycling is not free. In addition to the cost of the various bins, the actual recycling proved to cost money. Rather than paying to use a landfill, the school will be paying to recycle. The cost of collecting the materials each week is fifty-two dollars, minus the twenty dollar paper rebate. Prior to recycling, the majority of the school's waste was burned at an extremely low cost.

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ditorsJ by Katie Burns Large balls of yam appeared around the necks of many students a few weeks ago. This was not, however, a fashion statement. It was the result of the Snowball Convention two weeks ago. The yam balls consisted of "warm fuzzies" that were given to others as a kind of expression of goodwill and friendship. Snowball is an organization for teens that promotes self-esteem and abstinence from alcohol and drugs. Students from all of the Maine schools gathered at this convention for a full day of hugs, motivational speakers, and a chance to call teachers by their first names. Feelings on Snowball are varied. There seem to be three major opinions circulating. The first comes from those who find the organization and its members sappy and stupid. Warm fuzzies? This is the real world, people. Bits of yam won't solve anything. Extensive talking about problems in this group can lead to self pity and self involvement that also doesn't solve anything. Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is another Snowball message, but the brainwashing methods used to get it across don't solve anything. The second major student opinion is that of Snowall supporters. The real world message behind warm fuzzies is valid. Showing others that they have support raises self confidence By talking problems out, people can find solutions or at least sympathy. Lastly, abstinence from alcohol and drugs is a good message, no matter how it is preached. The last major student opinion of Snowball is the one that I hold. Snowball is not a completely good or bad thing. Hardly anything is. Basically, Snowball is a slightly corny group that doesn't reach many students. But behind the corniness is a lot of caring and effort to make life a little bit better. Maybe as the group grows and changes, it wil be more successful. Snowball approaches the problems of self esteem a bit too lightly and sugary-sweetly. "De-comifying" the operation by lightening up on the hugs and warm fuzzies and treating problems on a real world level would help. On the other hand. Snowball treats drug/ alcohol use with the same weight as an anvil. Instead of saying that drug/alcohol use is flat out bad. Snowball could simply present the factsofdmg/alcohol use a/idabuse. If students are allowed to make their own choices, rebellion for rebellion's sake is unlikely. These times of rebellion are called "the greatest years of our lives." In tmth, they are the most confusing. But it's nice to know that there is someone out there who cares. Even if they show it with a warm fuzzy.

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Hungry for the kill by Vanessa Marcol Well, my fellow seniors (and all of you aspiring to be one of us), have you composed those magnificent 500-words-or-less works of art that are due in about a month? What am I referring to, you ask? Why, to those dreadful college essays. Oh, you have not begun writing them yet. Well, the clock is ticking and those I-canreject-more-than-you-can admissions officers are licking their chops, ready to go in for the kill (you). Take, for example, the following scenario. "Here's another reject, Gus," Herman mutters as he grinds a big red "R" onto the crisp white application of a college hopeful from Park Ridge. This is thefifty-seventhone he's read today. "Yeah, look at this one," Gus states as he holds up a sloppy-looking piece of paper with frayed edges for the whole room to see. "Mr. Jock didn't even bother to type his," he says disgustedly. He's on application number forty-two today, and he has only accepted three applicants. 'Three minutes per application is definitely too much time to waste on this slop.

There are more and more kids applying for Early Decision than ever before. I just can't wait until the Regulars start piling in. A minute and a half is all they're getting from me," Herman smirks as he wields his pen. Gus and all the others nod in agreement. Suddenly, Gus's eyes bulge out, his mouth begins to water, and he bares his pearlywhites. He picks up application number fiftyeight—your application. Okay, so maybe I am exaggerating just a little bit. Honestly, though, admissions officers go through hundreds of applications every day. Yes, it is not fair that the ones read earlier in the day probably have a greater chance for compassion than those read at half-past twelve in the moming, but that is life. So, maybe now you'll start writing those application essays. Even if you have not the slightest clue what to write about, at least start filling out those pesky personal data forms. And type, type, type (unless it explicitly states to handwrite!). Remember: now is the time to get your money's worth from that oh-so-criticalnever-gives-an-A English teacher.

From "Botch " to rap by John Frederiksen "Wow, that was really something," Seth Main exclaimed as he walked out of the auditorium. Yes, it was. The orchestra and choir performed very well. "You said it. They could almost make money doin' that. What were they playing, anyway? Something by Botch?" Who? "You know. Botch. J. S. Botch. They played something called the 'Fugitive,' I think." You mean J. S. Bach. They played his fugue. "Whatever. It sounded a lot better than all those guys who think it's so great to have an attitude." You'll have to explain yourself. "You haven't heard them before? They're the guys who probably wrote half the case work on the freedom of speech clause. They 're always yapping about how they know

everything about life. Or else they're chanting about how great it is to perform biological functions." You must be referring to rappers. "Thatmustbe what they call them. I can't think of any other way to describe their music." That is your opinion. Rappers are popular artists to many Americans today. They are only singing songs, after all. "Call that singing? Those guys probably rapped their heads against something before they tried to sing." You should be more sensitive to their methods of expression. There are many successful rap artists performing today. "Yeah, well, it didn't used to be like this. Back when Botch and those other guys were writing songs, everyone wanted to play in orchestras or sing in choirs. They didn't want to yell into an overamplified mike about how everyone should kill police officers." See "Botch " on next page

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I like playing with my food!!! by Charity Trelease advise polite people to avoid sore topics. Not long ago, while eating a tasty dinner One section reads, "One who is well-bred with my family, my mother informed me that never says, 'That's not so!' If he finds 1 was deficient in table manners, not to men- another's opinion unreasonable, he tries to tion other areas of social graces. find a more pleasant subject as soon as posShe has told me this many a time, and most sible." Hmmm... a few words in this rule bother often I have scoffed at the ridiculousness of etiquette. My objection to table manners is me. To begin, "well-bred" seems rather cold mainly this: my family knows the way I eat, as it implies that humans are simply animals that I prefer to cut all of my meat ahead of to be conditioned into polite habits. Also, according to Webster's, to engage in time, that I enjoy dipping sausage into syrup, and that 1 do not always use the proper uten- conversation is to partake in an "oral exsils, so why must I pretend to be a well-trained change of sentiments, observations, opinions, eating machine? As far as general etiquette ideas," so if one were to avoid all "sore topgoes, I believe one should rely on good judg- ics," a true exchange of opinions would be imment when it comes to behavior. However, in possible. The idea that one should move on to the spirit of fairness, I decided to consult a small talk when a disagreement arises is a stibook which my mother has been recommend- fling one. Imagine if disputes were never ing for a long time: Etiquette: the Blue Book of discussed, but instead replaced by pleasantries. Change would cease to occur, for progSocial Usage, by Emily Post. Unfortunately this book did little more ress is made only when traditional ideas are broken. Following Post's logic, opinions than make me laugh. One passage about the unbreakable rules would be worthless since one would be of introduction states, "no woman is ever pre- unable to express any sentiment which consented to a man," with exceptions of the Presi- tradicted another's. Back to eating habits, I discovered more dent, heads of countries, royal family members, and high church dignitaries. No expla- dining codes which I, the manner-less Cretin, nation is given for this rule, perhaps because have violated. The child "must notfidgetor no reasonable one exists. I fail to see how any play with his food or the implements at his offense or harm could come from presenting place." Also, "he must use his fork and spoon a woman to a man. Maybe I'm missing some- properly and never leave the spoon in the cup or bowl." thing. Probably not. Onward to more frivolousness. In a secPerhaps playing with food should be fortion about conversation, a few paragraphs bidden, since a mess is likely. However, I do



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Times have changed. "Then why are we still playing music that's two hundred years old? There must be something good about it. I just wish I'd know about it sooner. I could've been a musician." You? Who got thrown out of fifth grade music class? "That was fourth grade!" Whatever. "Hey, I never knew that classical music could be fun. They should've hired real music teachers that taught us how to play instruments, like they do in Japan. And 1 mean real instruments, not puny little recorders or minixylophones or table guitars." You mean autoharps. "Whatever. I might've even learned to sing, but I couldn't stand all the politically correct folk songs we had to sing in class." You had ample time in which to join serious choirs or learn to play instruments. Most of the high school students involved in music survived grade school music class.

"Okay, so theyfiguredit out before I did. I still would've liked music a lot more if they'd made it more interesting. But no, all you hear about these days is how schools have to drop music to save money. Something's missing in music education in America." Yes, many schools across the country are cutting back on fine arts programs. Since school budgets are tight, administrators believe that the fine arts are not sufficiently academic to warrant increased spending. "What a load of bunk. What do they think music is, any way? Just a hobby? Why don't they tell that to all the professional musicians out there today? What do you think the Chicago Symphony would say to that?" Be glad that Maine South has such an extensive music and fine arts program that you can enjoy. "Yeah, at least we treat music like it should be treated. I mean, can you picture old Botch writing a song about how great anarchy is? He'd have been locked up for sure."

not understand the alleged faux-pas in leaving the spoon in the cup or bowl. Rather than constantly scooping up food or allowing the spoon to rest on the table where a small mess might occur, I see no harm in leaving it in the cup or bowl. Call me crazy. Luckily for us. Miss Post has devoted an entire section to teenagers. Not surprisingly, she asserts that "Teenagers from thirteen to nineteen [as opposed to teenagers outside of this age-group] have one thing in common. They apparently like to be sloppy." Strangely, the topic of stereotypes is not covered in this book. Anyway, I would venture to say that Miss Post has made a rather large and largely inaccurate assumption. I know several teens who do groom themselves (imagine that!) and even tuck in their shirts. Sadly for my mother, I disagree with many of the silly httle social rituals which are described in this book. People should not follow pointless societal dictates which are based solely on traditions, but instead use common sense. If we need a "Blue Book of Social Usage," we are in poor condition. Instead of following rules, why not simply follow your conscience? Instead of behaving in a "polite" (and often phony) manner, why not let consideration for others be your guide? If honesty prevails, less time will be wasted in trying to interpret polite small talk and communication will flow smoothly. So please, leave this time-honored babble behind. Be polite, but only if you are being honest as well.

([JPopQuizJ Rock 'n Roll Stuff You Should Know 1. Who is oiherwise known as "The Lizard King"? 2. What pcformance artist(s) aUow(s} fans to tape live shows? 3. Who was voted "ugliest man on campus' in college? 4. Whatband'stradwnark was trashing their instruments at the end of each concert? 5. Which three musical artists died together in a plane crash? 6. What artist set his guitar onfireonstage' 7. What group once called themselves Meggadeath?



Dick Biondi - a true "oldie" in Chicago by Amy Mossman Most people probably don't think about the person behind the voice of the deejay on their favorite radio station. A legend in the field of broadcasting, oldies disc jockey Dick Biondi has been spinning records and chatting with radio audiences for nearly forty years now. Biondi began screaming into the mike when he was eight years old growing up in Endicott, New York. His professional career in radio began in Coming, New York in the early 1960's. Since then he has worked for nearly every major radio station in the country but has always been tied to the city of Chicago where he worked at quite a few of the city's major radio stations. "I've been working on and off in Chicago since 1960," Biondi says. "I don't know why I left in the first place." Biondi has never worked another job and says there is nothing he would rather do be-

cause broadcasting has so many rewards. "I get to play music that I love and meet interesting people you can' t meet in any other profession. I've met The Beatles, The Stones, The Buckinghams, and Elvis." Both on and off the air, Dick Biondi is known to have an inviting personality. One of his ways of coming together with his listeners is through his live broadcasts all over Chicago. In this way he can spend time meeting fans and experience what he calls the best part of his job. At these live broadcasts he can be anywhere from car dealerships to restaurants or supermarkets. "There are fans all over. For me it's an alltime high." Throughout his career, Dick Biondi has earned such nicknames as "The Wild Italian" and "The Screamer." In the 1960's he was known as the rebel of radio, but in the nineties he's had to cool down somewhat. "Now I'm more nervous and sensitive."

Biondi's job gives him a chance to talk to a lot of people and know many interesting individuals. He says he enjoys working with people and having the chance to make a difference in listeners lives. "Some people just like to hear their name on the radio," Biondi comments, referring to the many "hellos" he gives to people each night all over the Chicagoland area. However, Dick Biondi's radio career has not always been perfect. In fact, he has had more than his share of problems with his job. Both his temper and feel for perfection have caused his dismissal from nearly every job he has held. Yet he has had his most recent job at Oldies 104.3, WJMK for ten years now. "I wouldn't trade my job for anything. In the long run, the good always outweighs the bad." Along with his radio past, Biondi plans to stay around well into the future. "I want to be the George Bums of disc jockeys," he laughs.

Teachers and teens - not so different by Candace Ulrich and Jenny Utz When you look at your teachers, can you imagine them at your age? Believe it or not, teachers were all teenagers at one time. In fact, many of your teachers were not as different from you as you may think. According to a recent survey given to 100 teachers, 16% had high school GPAs of around 3.0. More than one-third of all female teachers had GPAs of 4.0 or better. Although these grades may seem to indicate that most of your teachers must have been considered "brains" in high school, only 37% considered themselves part of that category. Jocks took second place with 34%. Six percent of the teachers surveyed classified themselves as class clowns and another 6% as greasers. Others described themselves as "average," "square," or "cool." The teachers do not seem to have had much trouble with the law. None of them have been arrested (so they tell us), but 22% got traffic tickets during their high school years. Furthermore, four out of five of those who had received tickets were males. These teachers didn't necessarily spend their entire weekends studying either. The most popular place, where 65% of them hung out, was at a friend's house. The next most popular place was at home, followed by the movies, parties, and a club. Many of the teachers surveyed had music interests that are very similar to those of many

teenagers today. Sure, there were those who liked Perry Como, Ricky Nelson, and Bing Crosby, but other favorites included REO Speedwagon, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. Our teachers were not all saints in high school. Forty-one percent admitted to having lied to their parents so they could do something they had been forbidden to do. Another 22% admitted that they had smoked, and onethird confessed to drinking. Teachers 40 and older felt that of all the teens in their day, around 20-40% smoked, less than 20% used dmgs, and anywhere from 0-40% drank alcohol. The 30 to 40 age group thought the statistics were much higher: smokers were 20-40%, drag users 20-40%, and drinkers 40-60%.

Teachers in the 20-30 age group agreed for the most part that during their high school years around 40% of the kids smoked. They also believed that drug users were anywhere from 20^0% and drinkers were40-80% of the population. This information indicates that tobacco, drug, and alcohol use has increased among teenagers over the yers. What do teachers think about us? The majority of teachers surveyed believe that more than half of today's high school teens smoke. They also beheve that a little less than half of the high school teenage population does drugs and 60-80% drink. What does all this prove? Perhaps that although alcohol and drug use has increased over the years, we, the teens of today are not all that different from our teachers.

I Pop Quiz Answers J 1. Jim Morrison 2. Grateful Dead 3. Janisjoplin 4. The Who 5. Buddy Hollv, Ritchie Valens, BigBopper 6. JimiHendri.v

6-7 correct: Did you memorize a music trivia book? 3-S correct: Not bad for a teen of the nineties. 1-2 correct: Well, maybe ignorance is blLss. 0 correct: Umm... it's called music.

Neal Sabin—the power behind WPWR by Jennifer Johnson From the outside, 2151 Elston Avenue looks basically like any old building one might see in the city of Chicago. Yet the sign above the main entrance makes it known that it is not just any other building—it is the place where Channel 50, WPWR, puts together the television shows that Chicagoans watch daily. WPWR began eleven years ago and while it is not as large as other TV stations like WGN or WFLD, it does employ about 40 workers in various departments. These departments include programming, sales, promotion, technical engineering, advertising, finance, production, and public affairs. However, probably the most important part of a television station deals with what programming is shown each day. The man at the head of this is Corporate Program Manager Neal Sabin. Sabin became interested in television and movies at an early age and even made his part time job showing films at his classmates' birthday parties. After high school Sabin attended Northwestern University and majored in radio and TV film. Although he spent a lot of time working in the radio field, Sabin's first love was always television, so when the program manager of WPWR needed to be replaced about ten years ago, Sabin inquired about the job and eventually got it. Although Sabin found his new job interesting and fun, in the beginning he says that the work wasn't easy and it often took many hours of the day to complete. "The first years of putting the station on the air I probably worked 80 hours a week," Sabin says. Since that time WPWR has moved from West Suburban Aurora to within the city Urnits of Chicago and has had a variety of programming hit the airwaves. Scheduling the programs that are aired daily is just one of the important duties performed by program manager Neal Sabin. Timeslots are determined by what programs are on the other Chicago television stations like channels 2, 5, 7, 9 and 32. If programs that are aimed toward teenagers are predominently on the network channels, then 50 may air television programs or movies geared toward a different audience, say, adults 20 to 50 years of age. There are other ways to determine what programs and movies should be shown. Availability is one factor that determines this as well as what particular movie or program

was widely viewed when it was shown in the past. Ratings are the key to determining what shows did well when they were aired before. Ratings are conducted by either the Neilsen or Arbitron ratings system which are connected to the television sets of about 500 familes in the Chicagoland area. Whenever someone in those households watches a certain program on a certain channel, the television records this or the people themselves record what they have watched in diaries. Eventually the data of what people were watching the night before ends up on the desk of the program manager the next morning. "As program manager of a TV station my main job is to make sure our ratings are as high as possible," Sabin says. "I research programs, figuring out what programs are good for us to buy and air on our station." And what Channel 50 programs are currently doing best on the station? According to Sabin, Roseanne and Star Trek: The Next Generation are doing well, with the time slot of 10 p.m. to two o'clock a.m. having the most viewers of that particular time. Knowing which shows do best when it comes to ratings and the viewers behind them is a main aspect in choosing programs for the station. And because television broadcasting is a commercial business, ratings also play an

important part in making money. When a program does well in the ratings and has a large number of people watching each day, advertisers will pay more for commercials aired during that time slot. By airing better programming that gets people watching, Channel 50 is able to make more money and therefore stay on the air. When a station first goes on the air, it is obviously in need of skilled people to help run the station in an organized manner and help to keep it on the air. Unfortunately, to get a job in the television business is difficult, especially for someone who has no experience in the field to begin with. Neal Sabin believes that people who get involved in the radio and television departments when they are in high school and then when they are in college have a better chance of succeeding in the real world of television broadcasting. Another way of getting started is by becoming an intern for a major television station. "We have college interns here all the time and they're great because they really learn what it's like to work at a TV station," Sabin comments. And work is definitely what they get considering the many jobs that need to be completed in the numerous departments that are the "brain" of the station. With all this it is easy to see that 2151 Elston is not just another old building in Chicago.

Polls, polls everywhere Recently a good number of surveys have dents is McDonald's. -Only 2% of students have chosen to skip been circulating around Maine South and have been answered by many students. We meals when it comes to losing excess pounds. -81 % of guys and 73% of girls say that they have published just a few of the results from are physically fit despite the claim that Maine these polls. South is a school out of shape. -93% of kids who say they smoke mari-45% of 114 students said they have juana do so because of the fact that "it's there." smoked marijuana. -About half of the students polled felt that -23% of people say that they eat fast food being gay is a lifestyle choice and is not five to seven times a week. -More than 25% of Maine South students genetic. -Fourteen out of 20 girls have probably have seen their parents divorce and the majordieted at some point in their lives, many of ity live with their mothers. -More than half of the seniors surveyed them using unsafe methods. -The average senior drinks about 44 times said they wouldn' t mind going on a blind date. -99.9% of the people polled were either per year, equal to 264 cans of beer. -To Kill a Mockingbird was voted best male or female. -The average curfew forfi-eshmenis 11:00 novel when it came to books that have to be read for school assignments. p.m. -If you are reading this, you are in the -Compared to going out to dinner, a date at minority. Under 10% of students surveyed the beach was considered "ideal." -The favorite fast food restuarant of stu- said they get their news from a newspaper.


December 3,1993

Abortion survey reveals controversy by Maria Poulos and Elizabeth Wilk or not to get an abortion and parental consent Since the United States Supreme Court de- and guidance is obviously needed in cases like cision o( Roe V. Wade in 1973, abortion has these. Many of the people who are against the la w sparked controversy and questionability among special interest groups, various reli- use the Becky Bell case as their argument gious sects, and the general U.S. population. Becky Bell was a pregnant teenager in InThe recent case dealing with a Mississippi law diana, a state which had a similiar parental that requires girls under the age of 18 to get consent law like Mississippi. She couldn't consent from both of their parents before face her parents and never bothered to try for receiving an abortion has met the same con- the judicial bypass of parental consent betroversial fervor. cause the judge deciding the cases was a wellThe Supreme Court decided on Monday, known pro-life advocate. Instead, she opted for an illegal abortion November 15, that this law was in fact constitutional and therefore opened the door for and as a result, died. other states to put a law like this into effect. Becky Bell's parents, with the help from There are many arguments for and against the Fund for the Feminist Majority, started a campaign against other parental consent laws the Mississippi law. A majority of the people who agree with like the ones in Indiana and Mississippi. In a the restriction on abortion tend to be against recount of the events that led to Becky's death, abortion in the first place. They argue that Becky Bell's parents wrote in an article for girls under the age of 18 are not mature Seventeen magazine that one thing they enough to handle a decision such as whether learned from Becky's death "is that no matter

how loving and caring a family may be, there are no guarentees that a daughter would go to her parents if she found out she was pregnant." What the Maine South student body thinks about the Supreme Court decision and about abortion in general seems to be very ambivalent. Of the males surveyed, 27% are not for abortion in any way. Over half agree with it and 21% are undecided about the issue. Of the females surveyed, one third were against abortion, almost half agreed with it, and 19% remained undecided about the issue. Concerning the Mississippi law, 30% of males did not agree with it, 50% of males did, and 19% were undecided. Of the females surveyed, 52% were against the law, 30% were for the law, and 18% were undecided. With such a variety of opinions among the population, it may be difficult for other states to institute such a law. However, the backing of the Supreme Court certainly removes much of the difficulty.

October Students of the Month Students of the Month for the month of October are: Health: Whimey Beyer, Kathleen Rowland. Industrial Education: Mohammed Dajani, Dana Kurten, Thomas Murphy, Michelle Nyberg. Speech and Drama: Stacy Griner, Anna Maggio, Daniel Panattoni. Business: Jennifer Fritz, Janet Notardonato, Renee Schaul, Cara Tracy, Johanna Zumer. Driver's Education: Martha Bohm, Nicholas Haralampopoulos, Mark Mocarski, Stephan Zibrat. Home Economics: Melissa Brandenburger, Felicia DiValerio, Jennifer Gordon, Diana Murges, Carrie Schwemin. Physical Education: Andrew Cartwright, Rachel Frizzi, Wendi Herzog, Marin Kulak, Vincenza LaMonica, Joy Pavichevich, Lauren Rolsing, Breton Stein, Kevin Szwaya. Social Science: Ellen Bacon, Vince

Haufle, Charles Kaufman, Bridget Kufner, Martin Kulak, Jenny Schuberth, Kerriann Vrbancic. English: John Alyward, Laura Batt, John Boyd, Kristen Dodt, Kathryn Drozd, Alex Eliashevsky, Jayne Hohra, Jon Forsythe, Michelle Gesualdo, Kelly Lantini, Claire Pawlowski, Angela Senese, James Spivey, John Stasnos, Mark Tallungan, Anne Timmer, Steve ZibraL Foreign Language: Andrew Cartwright, Robert Cera, Mohammed Dajani, Michelle Gesualdo, Georgia Giannakopoulos, Neil Gregie, Vanessa Marcol, Natalia Rzepka. Mathematics: Suzanne Barselotti, Matt Bialko, Mark Czapla, Jon Forsythe, Nicholas Haralampopoulos, Jim Kenyeri, Kimberly Linzer, Jane Quaiver, Kate Rowland, Laura Selsky, Brian Shields, James Spivey, Joene VanCraenenbroeck, Kerriann Vrbancic, Susan White. Music: John Frederikson, Audrey Howard, Steve Rifkind.

Upcoming Events at Maine South V-Show Dec. 2-5 SAT Achievement Testing Dec. 4 Pack the Place Dance Dec. 10 Winter Holiday Concert Dec. 12 Holly Hop Dance Dec. 17 Winter Break Dec. 17-Jan. 2

PLAN Assesment Meeting Jan. 6 Martin Luther King's Birthday—No School Jan. 17 Teacher Institute—^No School Jan. 21 Beach Party Jan. 22 Musical Auditions Jan. 26

Art: Emily MacArthur, William Egger, Magdalena Sadowicz, Jillian Sigalos. Science: Gina Anichini, Christina Atanowsky, Nicole Baier, Laura Batt, Joshua Bielema, James Czeszewski, Ardis Dumalski, Rachel Frizzi, Andrey lonko, Julie Johnson, Tanja Jukic, Kristen Larsen, Matt Magnuson, Sheila McGuire, Claire Pawlowski, Jenny Schuberth, Tracy Stankiewicz.

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Hawk basketball ready to jam by Dan Kronenfeld This year's varsity Hawks basketball squad has a lot to prove not only on the court, but to themselves. Many hours of summer commitment will hopefully pay off for the Hawks. With only three returning seniors with varsity experience, many players will have to step up for the team in order for the Hawks to reach their goal of conference champions. Brad Wiemerslage and Joe Kain saw quite a bit of court time last season while Mike Rowan enjoyed little varsity time. Other seniors who played in the Saturday morning J.V games but are expected to contribute a great deal to the Hawks are Dan Kronenfeld, Rommel DeLaCruz, Rob Perry, and T.J. Cohen. In order to succeed, Maine South will have to balance it's tenacious defense with an uptempo style of offense. There are no real stars to be seen on Friday nights, but this group of sixteen players seems ready to accept the challenge of being the underdog and to reach its goals. The Hawks are blessed with a talented group of juniors that are expected to make contributions early and often in the season.

Matt Friesl brings his past J.V. experience and his ability to shoot from the perimeter. Romeo DeLaCruz offers speed and quickness. Jason Loerzel adds height and bulk to the Maine South roster. Other juniors willing to give their all in practice in order to improve the entire team and shine like their predecessors on Saturday morning include Chris LoPinto, Pat Gill, Spiro Katerinis, Mark Simpson, Andy Chojnowski, and Jason Madl. This years team in general is a smaller and faster team than last year. The Hawks will count on speedy point guard Rommel DeLa-

Cruz to distribute the ball to his teammates and execute the up-tempo style offense. Controlling the middle will be seniors Joe Kain and Mike Rowan. Filling in as forwards will be Brad Wiemerslage, Jason Loerzel, and Dan Kronenfeld. With the move to the CSL North conference, the Hawks goal of winning the conference championship is very much in reach for the team. According to head coach Dave Scott, the new conference for the Hawks is wide open. Come see the Hawks execute their fast-break style against the rest of the CSL North.

Varsity Basketball home dates Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 10 Jan. 14

Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 22

Maine West Rolling Meadows Highland Park Glenbrook North

Niles North Hersey Deerfield Waukegan

Swimmers aim for a conference victory

by Jamie Mills This year, the Maine South Swim Team is looking to improve upon last year and make a good showing in the championship meets. With the switch to the Central Suburban North Division, the Hawks do not have to deal with powerhouses such as New Trier and Evanston.

According to Coach Deger, "We have a legitimate shot at second place at Conference, with a possible run for first." Key varsity members this year include seniors Dan Barker, Phil Duszczyk, Kevin Gillespie, Andy Kr^ick, and Jamie Mills. Top juniors are Steve Chiagouris, Joe Dietlin, and Darren Jamriska. Rounding out the •

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varsity squad this year is sophomore butterflier Tim Paschke. The team goals for this season are to swim well at Sectionals, qualifying swimmers for the State meet, possibly winning Conference, and finishing above .500 in dual meets. If the team stays healthy and continues to work hard, anything can happen.

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by Marty Mc Donaugh The Hawk Wrestling Team is back for another exciting season. The team is led by Dennis McCann and the rest of his "tough" crew of coaches. The Hawks open their season against St. Joe's Wednesday, November 24. The team has six returning seniors: Marty Dula, Marc Helma, Tony Espana, Marty McDonaugh, Gerald Santiago, and Dennis Diduch. The Hawk squad is also loaded with many super tough juniors like Mike Komo, Trent Vensus, and Kevin Libby. The Hawks have three captains this year : 1992 State Qualifier Komo, and seniors Dula and Helma. Thus far the Hawks have finished a tremendous first two weeks of practice and hope to hear many cheers in the fieldhouse to start off the 1993 season.

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Girls' Basketball Boys' Basketball

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Lake Park IvjV/FRB 1:00

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Maine West jF/JV 9:30

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Basketball begins with a bang by Heather Ardchini The Maine South girls' basketball team is ready to dribble and pass its way past the competition. With Glenbrook South and Evanston no longer posing a threat to the Hawks due to the new conference realignment, their central source of trouble will be from Maine West. While the team is expected to give Maine West a run for its money, it will take a lot of hard work to overcome the perennial powerhouse. The team started off its season with a bang against Niles West, coming through with a 55-44 victory. Affectionately called the "lucky thirteen" by coach Deines, the team received excellent play from each team member. The girls, consisting of sophomores, juniors, and seniors worked surprisingly well as a unit, especially considering it was their first official game playing together. Major contributers to the victory included junior Sue Sroka, who is hoping to lead the team in assists and steals for the second

year in a row. Senior guards Ginger Tosch and Trisha Melendy also played good games, with Melendy posing a consistent threatfromthree point range and Tosch calling both the offensive and defensive sequences from the floor. Adding depth were seniors Heather Kirschke, Michelle Thillens, Darcy Smith and Samantha Lazich. Juniors Kerri Vrbancic, Kathy Furlong, and Kate Wietzema and sophomores Joy Pavichevich, Colleen Tedor, and Claire Pawolski were also contributors. The team also had a comefrom-behind upset over Lake Park to move them into the championship game of the BisonHawk Lancer Classic. Pavichevich scored fifteen points and Sue Sroka had twelve. Although the Hawks were unranked at the start of the tournament, advancing to the championship game in a tournament featuring six ranked teams has suddenly thrust the Hawks into the spotlight as a team to be watched.

Girls' swim team finishes season at sectionals by Amy Carlson Despite the disappointment of no one qualifmg for state at sectionals, the girls' swim team had a strong finish. The 200 medley relay team of Amy Carlson, Kara Vormittag, Emily Larson, and Sandy Anselmini came in second, missing state qualification by less than half a second. The 200freestylerelay of

Kristen Dodt, Angela Stanley, Vormittag and Anselmini, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Dodt, Stanley, Carlson, and Ellen Bacon placed fourth. Individually, the girls swam well, with many drops in time. Larson took third in the 100 butterfly, and Carlson placed fifth in the 100 freestyle. Freshmen Laura Beckerdite

placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke, and Carlson with another impressive swim placed second in the 100 backstroke. In the 500 freestyle Meredith Swanson placed sixth and Carey Dema took eighth in the diving competition. With a good effort, the girls fmished in third place.

Girls' gymnastics sets high goals for season by: Heather Anichini The Maine South girls' gymnastics team is ready to flip, twist, and swing its way to another successful season. After qualifying for Sectionals as a team last year the <eam is hoping for a repeat performance and perhaps a conference championship. Several idividuals are hoping to qualify for the Sectional meet as well. The team began its season with a 112-108 victory over Maine East. Arivalryimportant to both squads, it was the second year in a row the Hawks defeated the Demons, but only the third in recent history. The Maine South team

was lead by senior captains Tamara Borck, pleased with the meet and is looking for Amy Lyons, and Tracey Haas. Borck had an improvement from the girls as the season exceptional performance scoring an 8.4 on progresses. vault and a 7.7 on the floor exercise. Lyons The freshmen and junior varsity levels also pulled in the team's highest uneven bar score had excellent scores. The freshmen squad with a 7.7; and Haas received an 8.0 vault defeated the Demons and the junior varsity score. Other valued contributers included team lost by only four tenths. Coach Goralka junior Jane Quaiver and freshmen Chris Resa- was proud ofher girls, especially considering | les, both with high 7's on thefloorexcercise. that much of the team had never before comJunior Heather Anichini also came through peted in an actual meet. with a 7.2 on balance beam and an 8.2 on floor. The entire team is hoping to continue to Absent from the line-up was junior JoAnne perform well as the season continues. With a Di Cola who suffered a back injury, but who little bit of luck, and healthy gymnasts, each is expected to return soon. Coach Cain was level has a good chance at a championship.

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