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V-Show continues to experiment by Zhaleh Naghibzadeh This year's V-Show, The Experiment Continues,^/^ open ne\tThuTsday,f'ioy. 16. The V-Show has always aimed to produce a variety of acts to appeal to both the young and the old. This year is no exception; there are acts returning from past years in addition to original acts. The senior student directors for this year are Mary Loise, Joe Pindelski, and Lisa Lutzer. The junior directors are Natalie Mazzuca, Mat Lake, and Steve Tallungan. The student directors are responsible for meeting with every act to make sure the show runs smoothly. Mr. Muszynsky, the V-Show director, explains that there will be more bands than in the past shows. Junior director Lake admits, "It's a very musical V-Show." The band Soma will be returning from its I debut performance last year. Brotherhood and Orchesis are also returning this year with entertaining acts. German Club will be back with an act called "Schnitzelbank." Hawkettes are also performing agian. There will be a string quartet playing, as well as an parody of the Brady Bunch. The Percussion Ensemble and Orchestra will not be performing in this year's V-Show. Another big part of V-Show is Trunk. Trunk's job is to create comical skits, or "black-outs," in between the acts. This year the sketch group is headed by Franco

LaMarca and is assisted by Jenny Chrzanowski and Christie Bora. "This year everything is fair play. Trunk is out hunting and is really getting a laugh," LaMarca said. Footlighters, the opening act, will be doing their rendition of of an old Fats Waller song, "This Joint's Jumpin'." The Stage Band, underthe direction of Mr. Adam E. Davis, will be performing a variety of music. "[The Stage Band] selections are different from last year; the music will range

from classic jazz to modem comtemporary pieces," said Davis. The crew also has a very hard task in making the set and running the show behind the scenes. This year's Stage Manager is Joene Van Craenenbroeck and the Assistant Stage Manager is Stacey Griner. The V-Show will run from Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clyde K. Watson Auditorium. Tickets are $4.00 and are available in the bookstore the week before or at the door.

Dress code raises student concerns by Natalie Mazzuca and Kara Wipf According to the familiar red Maine South folders, "Appropriate clothing is an important part of the establishment of the school climate. Inappropriate dress is distracting to students and other members of the school population...Health and safety standards will be maintained at all times for the protection of the students...When a student's appearance disrupts the educational process, he/she will I be referred to the assigned counselor and corrective measures may be required." Recently, students' concerns regarding the school dress policy have been raised. On Halloween, several students were requested

to remove their costumes on the grounds that they were offensive and distracting. Senior Jon Dudlak, who was dressed as a sock puppet, was required by the deans to remove his costume. Regarding the matter, he stated, "Every costume is subject to interpretation, and I think that some interpretations need to be a little less paranoid. The dean [Johnson] told me it looked like a condom. But it was a sock puppet, not a contraceptive!" Dean Johnson ordered the costume's removal because she felt it suggested "negative connotations and inappropriateness." She also felt that it could have been a safety hazard for Dudlak, for "he wouldn't have been able to

carry his books...or he could trip down the stairs. His costume went from above his head to the floor. It would have been a disturbance to the classroom." Other costumes, such as that of a prostitute, were suggested to be removed, because they were, "suggestive and provacative," according to Dean Johnson. However, she said that "for the most part, we enjoyed the costumes. They were cute...and it was fun seeing [them]." Halloween costumes are not the only items of clothing that have been restricted recently. Students were informed last month that the no (Dress code continued on page 6)


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Apply and die by Laura Ban "I'll be grounded because I got a ' C on that Latin test," one Maine student groaned as he trudged through the halls. "Now I'll have to miss the rifle club meeting," he thought. "And the match with Notre Dame is in just two weeks!" A possible scene in 1965, Marksmanship and Latin clubs no longer exist in the Maine schools. Much has changed in three decades. Clubs that have disappeared include the Coin and Stamp club, the Future Nurses club, the White Collar Girls club and the Courtesy Car club. The Boys club, the Girls club, the Baton Club and the Model Airplane club are also marks of the past. But Maine South extracurriculars today are not solely made up of clubs such as Spanish club and Math club that have survived 30 years. No Science Olympiad competed in 1965; no Mock Trial team performed forjudges; no Health Unlimited club hosted a Fitness Fun Pest for past high schoolers. The efforts of teacher sponsors and interested students helped to introduce these organizations to South. The changes in clubs reflect the changes in students' interests and concerns over the past few decades. Ecology Club Board member Zhaleh Naghibzadeh agreed, "Since 1965, people, including high school [students], have become more aware of ecology and the world around them...Nobody probably thought to have an Ecology Club back then." The number of students and the subject of a club are also factors in its survival. If only two students want to form a club devoted to Alfalfa, the organization could have problems. Fundraising and the recruiting of a sponsor might prove to be difficult. To form a new club, interested students and sponsor must propose a Constitution to the Executive Board and Student Council. If approved. Student Council will issue a charter to the club which permits the start of meetings and activities. Today, a Maine student trudging through the halls wonders how he will manage a Science Olympiad meeting and a review session for AP Computer Science at the same time. "I'm going to miss my harmonica lesson because I have so much to do!" he moans. A Harmonica club, a Future Computer Science Majors club, and a —youfwm '^^^^ could be in Maine South's future. The decision about which of these to act on is ours. Who knows? With enough support, we might even see the revival of the White Collar Girls club.

by Jessie Rumczikas Well, it's that time of year again. One quarter of Maine South' s population is busy filling out application after application. Social Security numbers are being burned into our memories if they weren't already. It's time to decide where the heck we will be for the next four years. I have heard fellow seniors who are just starting the process talking excitedly about it. And in the beginning, I was too. Now, however, I scream any time someone asks me one of the dreaded questions. You know what questions I'm talking about. "Do you know where you are going to college?" or, "Oh really! What will you major in?" How am I supposed to know? I have trouble planning my weekends! We are being asked to decide where we will be spending the next four years of our life. We are being told to decide what we want to do with our life in general. We are being forced to make these crucial decisions when we can barely decide what to wear tomorrow or what to do after the movies. It's unfair. Applications are a cruel joke. You send 20 dollars to apply, plus two dollars for each

transcript. When $22 is multiplied by four schools, the total comes to $88. That's $88 that you will never see again going to schools that might not even accept you. People, we are being cheated! Duped! Swindled! And for what? Perhaps only to be let down and rejected! Here is something to put this in perspective. I'm 17 years old. I work with 25-year olds who tell me all the time that it doesn't really matter where you go because you can always transfer. Then why are so many people making such a fuss? Why is where you go the first year such a big deal? Well, maybe it's the fact that our parents are spending between 5 and 30 thousand dollars a year on schools that we may not even like. So the selection process is a necessary evil. It may be annoying, but you definitely have to do it. Besides, it is an indication of the hardships in the years to come. So, I should not complain. One can't randomly choose a college, and it would be unfair if universities made their decisions randomly. So college applications are truly important. But they are also truly obnoxious.

American Kitsch VNext time you take a FUnstones vitamin by Alison Milnamow look for Betty in orange, cherry, grape, rasp News Flash! Betty is a vitamin! Yes, for the first time in vitamin history berry, strawberry, and peach. Just like all th( Betty Rubble is included in the Flinstones other characters. Equality, at last. Vitamins bottles, alongside her Stone Age cohorts. Fred, Barney, Wilma, Pebbles, BammBamm, and Dino have been vitamins for Kitsch— a shallow, pretentious, sentiyears. Even the prehistoric car was a vitamin, mental, artistic production. From the Gerbut Betty was mysteriously not there. Perhaps man "kitsch," meaning trash. this was blatant sexism, or maybe manufacturers just thought Betty looked too much Uke American Kitsch is a new Commentary Wilma. Whatever was the barrier has now feature where every so often we will expose been broken down. little idiosyncrasies in American life. This Bayer set up a 1-800 number for people week, it was justice at last for Betty Rubble. (with way too much time on their hands) to Look for future editions to discuss other isvote on whether they wanted Betty to be a sues of complete nonsense. Or, if you have vitamin, or not. Being the responsible citizen an idea for an American Kitsch, send it to V131, your 5ottrtworrfj headquarters. Thank I am (and the fact that I have more spare time you. than anyone I know), I voted. As the final tallies came in at 15,821 to Your Commentary editors, 1,492 in favor of Betty, I was proud to know Alison Milnamow I had helped B etty make the great step into the and Brian O'Neill elite world of vitamins.

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Slow down acceleration by Frank Merle As you know, the accelerated and Advanced Placement classes at Maine South are quite grueling. This is why we have the opportunity of a weighted grading scale, (you know, an "A" in such a class is worth five points on a four point scale). To many, this is more exciting than Christmas was in our youth. However, under closer examination, this system proves itself unfair and corrupt. It is like finding out that there is no Santa Claus. Let's compare two students whose names have been changed for the purpose of this report. Bert enrolls himself in accelerated classes for the weighted scsde and earns a "C" in all of them. Ernest is in the regular classes, does much more school work, and receives "B"'s. Unfortunately, both boys have the same GPA, and Bert is the one who gets an

"E" for effort when all he wanted was a free ride. And what of the case of Sally? She is a Freshman who has straight "A"'s but a class rank of only 70 because she wasn't offered accelerated classes, due to poor scores in eighth grade. This system also hurts those students in the accelerated classes because it forces them to eiu'oll in courses they don't want to take. Several competitive students who have no interest in English find themselves in an accelerated class because even an "A" in a regular English class could hurt their GPA. These students are also discouraged from taking any fun class, such as photography or drama, for the same reason. When college admission personnel sees a 4.1 GPA, they think of it as being out of a five

Bad things, man by Chrissy Raddi Nothing surprises me about this school anymore. Every agreement or decision made by the administrators in charge of this school isunnecessary. In the past couple weeks alone, I have heard some crazy things. First of all, on Halloween one student came dressed up as a sock puppet. That's right, a sock puppet with cute little eyes and stripes at the bottom—just like an ordinary tube sock. He, however, was forced to take it off. Not because it concealed his face, no. According to the dean, it looked like a condom. Personally, it did not even occur to me that his costume resembled a condom~to me it looked like a sock puppet. Why is it that students can roam the halls with bloody paint and fake knives and a children's toy could not? Away from Halloween costumes, but on the same level of ridiculousness, the Hawkettes were recently banned from wearing sweatshirts that exposed the logo of a company. These sweatshirts were given to the Hawkettes so that they could show Hawk Pride and be recognized as a team. The company name on the front is no more than a "From [company name]" tag on each shirt. Isn't the champion logo on every single gym shirt in Maine South doing the same terrible thing, whatever that may be?

Finally, the big, bad decision that really got me worked up was the reasoning behind the Senior Prom date not being changed. I had many talks with the administrators at the top of our school to get them to switch the Senior Prom to some date other than Graduation weekend. It is a tight schedule that time of the year—really tight. Memorial Day weekend, however, was wide open. Before I opened my mouth, I conducted a vote in every Senior homeroom; 96% of the class said they wanted the date changed. Again, I had a few talks with the decision makers and they confirmed that parents would be upset if the date was changed. However, if every Senior discussed the situation with our parents, I think they would agree with their kids. I have heard many times that this is a school that operates in away that is best for the student. Well in this case it is a lie. The majority of the students want the date changed. Even if parents were upset about moving Prom, we should at least be able to count on the administrators to support us and help us change our parents' minds. It is our prom, our graduation, and if we are not satisfied, what is the point? Pretty soon, every good thing about Maine South is going to be wiped out. So, Good Luck to all you younger kids. You'll need it.

point scale, not four. We also cannot fool them by taking pass/fail courses because these people cannot help but think of the worst case scenario when they see these words on a transcript. Some argue that kids in accelerated classes must be rewarded for their extra work. But what if all students took accelerated classes? Wouldn't those advanced students still be rewarded by earning the highest scores? Of course they would. This could resolve our problem. Do I expect this radical change to occur? No. I forsee the weighted scale being a weight on our school system for many years to come. Doing away with this formula would require the entire Board of Education, perhaps the whole nation, to undergo a reconstruction for the better. And we all know that can't happen.

Question of the Week Do you think that Betty Rubble should be a vitamin? Is that a good idea? "I think that's cool". -Alison Stanhope "It shows that the feminist movement is in full effect and it must be stomped down. It is like a cancer that will keep growing imtil we put a stop to it." -Josh Martin "Definitely. Betty is on the Top Ten list of sexiest women in America." -Garret Chen "She's on the show. She should be. That's equal rights." -Karen Hibbler "Yeah. I like her better then Barney or Wilma. She has to be a good color. Like red. Or orange." -Kristen Michels -Beth Humbert "No. She should be green." -Natalie Mazzuca "Betty is the best charactor on the show. I'm outraged she wasn't one before." -Jeff George


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Survey of the week Musical Interests i;: We surveyed the different musical activities and interests of a small subsection of iN^aine South. The questions were as follows; ;li Are you involved in a school sponsored musical activity? If so, which one(s)? 66% of the students surveyed responded "no," 34% of the students surveyed responded "yes." Of the many activities listed, the most common were Marchmg Band, Jazz Band, and participation in musicals. :2. Are you involved in any musical activities hot sponsored by the school? If so, what? 75% of the students surveyed responded ^ "no." 25% of the students sur\'eyed responded; ^ "yes." The most popular response was music : lessons. What style of music areyou interested in?; 38% responded "Alternative." 17%-responded "JRock." 15% responded "Dance." 8% responded "Classic Rock." .22% had no particular preference

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The ascendency of song by Sean Andrews Music has been a prominent component of entertainment throughout history. Every society, every culture, and almost every person is influenced in some way by music. It is a widespread and universal form of expression, relaxation, style and creativity. Music has concocted mass popularity, conflicts, and billions upon biUions of dollars. On a much smaller scale, music has had an especially profound effect on teenagers. Teenagers are apt to experiment with new styles and activities. High school is a new atmosphere for teens in which fads and fashionable trends pass so quickly and randomly diat often times a teenager will get caught up in a "crowd," a particular group of people who follow a certain trend. Musical trends are common, and a few people even change the type of music they listen to according to the popular style. However, musical trends are not necessarily always musical. Certain music groups may brandish a particular manner of clothing which has been known to result in a fashion trend among teenage fans. For example, Tshirts with anti-violence messages or subliminal pictures have become a new style. Fashion is not the only indirect influence of music. Music affects teenage attitudes, drug use, prayer, language, emotion, general per-

sonality, and many more parts of everyday^ life. For some fans, "everyday life" is an understatement. Music can be an important piece of someone's life. For instance, some followers of the Grateful Dead have devoted their lives to six men who have helped to shape their personalities and views of how to enjoy themselves. The music industry is also one of the fastest growing enterprises in America, providing jobs and opportunities for almost anyone with dedication or a talent. Talent is what music is about. So many musical performers have trouble dealing with their careers. This is because their talent in music is so popular that it causes fans to rearrange their lifestyles as far as fashion and personality. Music is not only universal but also extremely powerful. The effects of music can arouse the grandest emotions from a hoUow sadness to an overpowering rage. Music is also a reminder of forgotten events, old friends, or certain times of hardship or happiness. Expression within music may seem like a trivial part of society, but if one looks through the styles of teens and other fans, a common^^^ thread will be discovered: music has c ^ B weighty effect on numerous elements within^^ the life of a teenager.

Focus on student excellence... Name: Laura Beckerdite

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Activities: Varsity Swimming, All-Conference, Varsity Club, Scholastic Bowl, Student of the Month, Peers Reaching Out, High Honor Roll Teacher's Comment: "Laura's drive to succeed and push herself to achieve success, enlightenment and satisfaction should be the model for many of her peers. She is the symbol of perseverance and she is never content with mediocrity. It is exciting to watch her continuously transcending what we might call her limitations." -Mr. Chris Deger


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Students aid in tine teaming of peers by Kate Rowland "Good morning everyone!" the teacher cries as she strides briskly into the classroom, lesson plan clutched under her arm and backpack slung over her shoulder. "Hey, Cathy," one of the eight assembled students answers. "What's up?" "I hope you guys don't mind if we end class about five minutes early. I have to talk to my Calculus teacher before first period," the CPR teacher says. The teacher is Cathy Owsiany, a Maine South senior and one of about 20 South students who are certified American Red Cross instructors. The student instructors, or Si's, became trained through a learn and serve program supported by President Bill Clinton, according to Laura George, program coordinator for the Mid-America chapter of the Red Cross. The Si's are trained to assist in "juniorsenior physical education classes as well as teach before and after school classes in the health room. After turning 17, we can also teach classes outside of Maine South," said senior SI Bryan Dayton. George stated that Si's "received the same training as adult instructors," which involves a lengthy class, about 25 hours long. "I was in the pioneer program, the first the Red Cross did. [We] went through a Community CPR-instructor course during Spring Break in 1993," Owsiany said of her training. That class was taught by former health teacher Candy Purdy, an instructor trainer. Purdy returned last year for another round. "Two sessions were held last year [at Maine South], one on a Saturday and one at night, for adult CPR instructing," said physical education teacher Ms. Phyllis Goll. Those sessions added about 15 Si's to the seven that

Photo by Paul Berko Dayton demonstrates CPR in an eariy-morning class and other classes offer the Si's the same completed the Spring Break course. Once trained, the new Si's are incorporated respect an adult teacher would receive, Goll into Maine South CPR classes, sometimes said. "It's nice to work with a peer," Rieder teaching up to three at a time. "I think it's a great program, and the [SF s] stated. "They know what they're doing, and do an excellent job," said health teacher Mrs. their expectations are the same as [an adult] Joy Ellison, who has taught several classes teacher's." The only problem now is future involveassisted by SI's. "The [students] relate to their ment, as the majority of Si's are currently peer instructors." Goll said, "Some of the upperclassmen seniors. "These [SI] kids are outstanding—the figure the [Si's] will have more lenient guidevolunteers of America! We need more!" Goll lines on skills—they don't!" "[The Si's] are something to look up to," said. Maine South is planning another instrucsaid Stephanie Rieder, a sophomore who is in a class Owsiany, Dayton, and junior Laura tor course for later this year, and interested Selsky teach. "You kind of see where you can students can obtain information from the physical education office or the health room, get to." The students in both physical education V-130. Nou), HOODS A-r?£ o i r T

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Maine South Germans celebrate by Cathy Owsiany On Monday October 16, 1995, many German-Americans celebrated German Fest '95. The event took place at Harper College. This year's theme was "popular stories and tales." Once again, Channel 2 Meterologist Harry Volkman was Master of Ceremonies. He added to the theme by asking questions about the Grimm brothers and awarding prizes to those giving the correct answer first. Two Maine South students, Karoline Salvador and Cathy Owsiany, won prizes. A poster contest was also held. Sophomore Alexandra Brown won second place in this contest. The main attractions at the fest were performances by schools. With the exception of one, all performances were representations of various fairy tales. Each school had a different way of presenting their fairy tale, although most performances were either puppet shows or skits. Some students of Maine South's German Club presented a skit of Cinderella, "A Sch-

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enputtel." These students were Shannon Series, Meg Donehoo, Alexandra Giannopoulos, Carl Hughes, Anna Kulik, Alicia Nidetz, Cathy Owsiany, Karohne Salvador, and Lauren Smolka.

At the time of German Fest '95, the exchange students from Kahlsruhe, Germany were at Maine South. They joined the festivities, and had a chance to see one way in which German-Americans celebrate their heritage.

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hats and jackets policy expands to include all outerwear, such as a sweatshirt, that has zippers or snaps. This came to a surprise to many students, who only thought that traditional jackets were banned. The 'new policy' had always been a part of the dress code, but it was not specified. The Dress Guidelines state, "Students are expected to leave all head coverings (ie. hats, scarves, sweatbands, and all jackets/coats) which are designed for outdoor temperatures in their locker upon arrival to school." As temperatures continue to fall, many students feel that they should be allowed to wear some type of outerwear, whether it be a scarf, zippered sweatshirt or a jacket. Most complain of the uneven heating of the building necessitating warmer clothes. Dean Thetard suggested that students wear "heavy sweaters, turtlenecks and even hooded pullovers," and jokingly added, "Gortex long underwear."But one junior said, "You can only wear so many layers of clothes. It would make more sense to allow us [students] to wear a jacket of some sort, even a heavy sweatshirt would be nice. I don't see the importance of zippers." Dean Johnson said that clothing with a "zipper connotes a jacket," and the ban goes back "to the problem several years ago with gang clothing." Dean Thetard added that they are "trying to balance between safety and what's appropriate...because of what's hap-

pening in the outside world." He also feels that the ban has to do with the "'Emily Post' approach. It's just not appropriate to wear jackets inside." However, Maine South sports teams and organizations, such as Hawkettes, are now allowed to wear their specific team jackets, and their warm-up apparel is no longer subject to violation. Sean Andrews, a junior, said "I think that athletes should be allowed to wear their jackets because they deserve to be recognized." But another student feels differently. Senior Brian O'Neill said, "It's not fair that sports teams should be allowed to wear jackets if no one else can. I think that everyone should be able to wear them." As a response to these student concerns, Dean Thetard said, "You don't see gangs wearing school sponsored athletic wear, as opposed to the L.A. Kings [apparel]." The Guidelines also state that "appropriate dress is defined as clothing which covers an individual from shoulder to mid-thigh and is in good taste. Shoes must be worn...Clothing and footwear must not have ornamentation that will damage furniture or floors or create a safety hazard to the student or others." Beginning this year, students were officially encouraged to remove their wallet chains. Although they are not banned, the chains are suspected to be the cause of scratches on various pieces of furniture throughout the

building. Dean Thetard sympathized, "I understand what [students] are saying, but I don't have an answer."

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by Wes Crampton The varsity soccer team's glorious season came to an end two weeks ago. Despite terrific play by the entire team, the game was lost in a shootout to Evanston. Before this contest, the Hawks had stormed through the playoffs with wins over St. Benedict's, Glenbrook North, and New Trier.

In the Evanston game, both teams had a few chances to score in regulation, but goalies Mike Semel and Dave Adamji stymied every opportunity. Both teams performed beautifully on defense, holding the two opponents scoreless for 100 minutes total. As the second overtime ended, the game went to penalty kicks, a best of five shootout. Unfortunately,

the Hawks could not win despite two stopped shots by Semel. The team would like to thank Mr. Honcharuk, Nick Johnson and Antoine Mickiewicz for all their hard work. Also, thank you to the fans who came out and supported the team during the regular season as well as in the playoffs.

Golf sends two players to state competition by Matt Magnuson The Maine South golf team capped off a very wild, exciting season. After losing some important conference meets early in the season, the Hawks could have put their heads down and quit. But, as expected, they went on to capture four meets in a row against quality opponents. At the Conference meet the Hawks avenged some earlier losses by finishing second, only one stroke behind powerful

Glenbrook North. Stino Milito placed first in Conference with a blistering round of 76. Terry Wittek also placed in the top ten. Mihto continued his red hot play in Regionals, where he again placed first, helping the Hawks advance into Sectionals. There the Hawks placed sixth, but Milito and Wittek advanced to the state competition. At the state meet, the weather was unfavorable, but both golfers fought through it and

posted good scores. Milito finished eighth in state and was awarded All-State honors. Wittek also placed in the top twenty to finish off a great career at Maine South. The frosh-soph team, coached by Mr. Ross, ended the season on a high note as well. Sophomore Matt Makula led the Hawks throughout the year and also came through strong at Conference, finishing as one of the top ten golfers.

Cross-country finishes anotlier ctiampionstiip season by Bryan Dayton After winning the Conference title, the cross-country team continued its success by finishing fifth in the IHSA Regional competition at Lyons Township High School, and advancing to the Sectional race. The Regional included many outstanding teams, including the perennial state champion York, as well as Fenton, and Lyons. Outstanding individual races came from Paul Berke and Bryan Dayton who placed right after the York and Fenton top runners. The Hawks secured the fifth place finish with the efforts

from Joe Guest, Ted Gayford, and Steve Madura. After the Regional competition, the team moved into the Aurora Sectional where they encountered 20 teams, consisting of a total of 160 runners. Of the 20 teams present, nine were rated among the top 15 teams in the state. To qualify for the state meet, the team had to finish in the top five. Individuals could only qualify for state if they finished as one of the top seven runners not on a state qualifying team. Neither the team nor any individual runner

qualified for the state meet. However, excellent races came firom Dayton and Sophomore Tim Zei. Dayton was the ninth runner across the finish line not on a state qualfying team, and 18th overall. Zei finished with a exceptional time, placing well within the top 100 runners. Overall, the season was victorious. The team won its third straight conference title, and for the fifth time advanced into Sectionals. Coach Drennan said that this was truly one of the best cross-country teams in the history of Maine South.

Football dominates Foreman in opening round of playoffs The Maine South football team played its fu-st round game of the state playoffs on Saturday Oct. 28 against the Chicago Public League's Foreman High School. The Hawks trounced Foreman 55-0 on a muddy Wilson Field. George Czerwionka and the rest of the Maine South offense bulled over Foreman's defense. John Schacke added an air threat by connecting with Scott Gatziolis for a couple of touchdowns. The Hawk defense contained Foreman's oiTense rather handily. Foreman was unable to muster any sort of challenge to the Hawks dominance on defense at any point in the game. With this first round shutout the Hawks advanced to play Danville High School. The victory marked the 100th career win for Coach Phil Hopkins. This is the coach's 14th season at the school and his ninth playoff appearance. The previous week Maine South finished its regular season with a 30-8 victory against

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A strong showing for Hawks^ h\! Laura I/iiim Rntt by Batt The varsity swim team placed third at the conference meet Oct. 27, securing third place overall in the Central Suburban League North. Ten individuals medaled, as did the members of all three of South's top seeded relay teams. Sandy Anselmini, whose 57.13 in the 100 yd. Freestyle was tops in the CSL North, was South's only conference champion. Third in the 50 yd. Freestyle, Anselmini also anchored the third place 200 yd. Medley relay, of Emily Larson, Laiu-a Beckerdite, and Meaghan Sarran, and the third place 200 yd. Freestyle

rplav of r>f Jill Till Bender, RpnHpr Beckerdite, RprlfprHitp and anH Aimee Aim<"p relay, Kiefer. Other medalists were Bridget James in Diving (5th, 270.5 pts.), Beckerdite in the 200 yd. IM (4th, 2:24.82) and the 100 yd. Breastroke (2nd, 1:13.70), Bender in the 50 yd. Freestyle (4th, 27.53), Sarran in the 100 yd. Butterfly (4th, 1:06.80), Larson in the 100 yd. Backstroke (5th, 1:07.57), Emily Smythe in the 100 yd. Breaststroke (5th, 1:17.98), and Christina Atanowsky, Bender, Kristen Dodt, and Kiefer in the 400 yd. Freestyle relay (3rd, 4:10.44). This strong showing at Conference, where two thirds of the swimmers posted seasonal

hpct times, timp<; rpflprtcH sea-^^^ best reflected thp the Hau/lcs;'u/inninp Hawks' winning season. The varsity finished off the regular season 6-4, reversing last year's record of 4-6. Swimming their way to third place in the Hoffman Relays, the team also won their own Hawk Relays for the fu^t time since 1992. South's state hopefuls, who must post qualifying times at the sectional meet, are Anselmini in the 50 and 100 yd. Freestyle, and Beckerdite in the 1(X) yd. Breastsuoke. Both swimmers bettered their seed times at the conference meet and are within a few stingy seconds of state qualifying pace. The Hawks will participate in their sectional meet tomorrow.

The incredible end of tlie beginning by Jamie Martello Despite triple sessions at the start of the year and grueling practices over the past few months, the Hawks fell short of some of their expectations for the season. However, this was definitely not due to the lack of team spirit and effort. With awesome playing and motivation from seniors Heather Kura, Collen Tedor, and Claire Pawlowski, the Hawks never gave up. No matter what they were up against, the girls' volleyball team refused to throw in the towel. During the first tournament of the season the Hawks kept pace with the Wisconsin state champs. Recently, they played the undefeated conference champions, Glenbrook North, in

two tough games with scores of 15-12 and 158. With a slow first half of the season recordwise, the Hawks picked up the pace in the latter half ending with a conference record of four wins and six losses. As the Hawks had just gotten used to winning, they suffered a great loss. At the regional match they were defeated by Elmwood Park, a team who the Hawks had previously beaten 15-12, 15-12. As critical as the defeat was, the most weighty loss the team has to suffer is that of its five graduating seniors. All-conference and three year varsity members Kura and Tedor were the building blocks of the team, not to mention the third link and a reliable all-

around player, Pawlowski. Trisha Chmielinski and Sandy Mulligan, equally important, led the team with their unforgettable spirit and smiles. Although the Hawk volleyball team is losing half of its starters, the forthcoming season looks promising. All three volleyball coaches agree that there is definite talent within this past season's sophomore a n c ^ ^ ^ freshman teams. ^^r With a plethora of varsity members returning and talent from upcoming juniors and sophomores, the Hawk varsity volleyball team will be out for revenge in 1996 and there is no doubt that that they will be better than ever.

Cross-country finishes successfully by Johanna Zumer and Elizabeth Gibbons Although the last two weeks of the girls' cross-country season were not the perfect ending, some of the team's goals were accomplished. They improved their standings from last year in the conference meet on Oct. 14, placing third. In addition, the varsity squad, after placing fifth in the Regional meet on Oct. 21, advanced as a team to Sectionals in East

Aurora. Johanna Zumer and Elizabeth Gibbons received All-conference honors, placing 6th and 8th respectively. Kathryn Drozd ran an outstanding race, missing All-conference by only one place. Also contributing were Sara Payne, Cara Cordero, Gina Kremer, and Amanda Wolf Both JV and frosh teams captured their conference titles. Finishing in first

place were Julie Folz on the JV level and Ashley Kiefer on the frosh level. Although the team did not place well at Sectionals on Oct. 28, it was running in the hardest sectional in the state and were not disappointed. With a strong freshmen base and six of the top seven runners being underclassmen, the Hawks are confident that they will improve even more next year.

Girls' basketball team has high hopes by Michelle Dulski The girls' basketball season is coming up fast. With its fu-st game on Tuesday, the team will try to uphold and improve last year's overall record of 22-7 and their second place title in conference. Since the team only lost two seniors and has many returning players, the Hawks are optimistic. Players returning from last year include sister Joy Pavichevich, who led scoring and Denise Pavichevich, who started at guard.

Also returning are Colleen Tedor, center, and Claire Pawlowski, guard, both of whom are three year varsity members. Jo Pulice and Alyssa Kulak will also play very important roles in the coming season, along with Heather Kura, who despite her numerous injuries displayed a consistent effort. Renee Schaul, who stepped up last season when others were plagued with injuries and averaged eight to nine fwints per game will add extra scoring power. The team will ^so

need talent from last year's JV team to help them reach its goals. The Hawks will be hosting Maine East on Tuesday night at 7:30 in the center gym. Varstity coach Mike Deines commented, "We're excited about opening the seasoi^ against Maine East. We're renewing a cross town rivalry that we haven't played for the" past couple years."Another big event coming up for the Hawks is the Bison-Hawk-Lancer Tournament starting Thursday, Nov. 16.

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