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Volume 33, Issue 14 April 18,1997

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Maine South H.S. Park Ridge, IL

Choir and Orchestra explore Montreal by Lynn Bielski During Spring Break, the Orchestra and Choir took a performance tour of the Canadian city of Montreal. After a long bus ride, the first stop on the tour was the site of the 1976 Olympic Games. They rode to the top of the Olympic tower, the world's tallest inclined tower, for a sweeping view of the city. Also visited were the pool and the biodome, which is home to many of the world's different ecosystems. The first night in the city, the Choir and Orchestra members became acquainted with the food and the French language. Performances were given at the church of St. Thomas, Vaudreuil Catholic High School and St. Joseph's Oratory. At the high school, students pjerformed for both English and French speaking students. Maine South Students also had an opportunity to mingle with Canadian students and learn about the simi^ ^ r i ties and differences between American id Canadian academic life. Students were also exposed to the history and culture of the city. They visited St. Helene's Island, which was founded by Samuel de Chaplain in 1611. Also visited were Notre Dame Basilica, the historical elements of St. Joseph's Oratory and the

Students perform in Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada's oldest art museum. Perhaps one of the most entertaining parts of the tour was the chance to explore the city, eat in local cafes and restaurants and talk with the natives. A chance to shop in the extensive underground city was found to be most enjoyable.

photo by Natalie Levandowsi Overall, the performance aspect of the tour was positive for both the Orchestra and the Choir. The cultural experience of visiting a foreign country, learning the customs and exploring a mostly bilingual city was very enlightening. This, combined with the bus and hotel stay, were the makings of lasting memories.

The ups and downs of teaching by Frank Merle "Kids sprawling in classrooms, yawning in assembly, pushing through halls...." No, this is not a description of our beloved Home of the Hawks, but rather that fictional "Calvin Coolidge High," an overcrowded, understaffed New York City school which served as the setting of the 1997 studio production, "Up the Down Staircase" by Bel Kaufman. This piece was presented by the students of Drama III on stage in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. last Thursday, April 10. "Up the Down Staircase" tells the story of Sylvia Barrett, a new teacher dealing with several problems: intellectual teachers, anal ^ ^ e n t i v e paraprofessionals and disobedient ^ H d e n t s . After months of fighting the urge to quit. Miss Barrett finally learns how to reach her students: she talks casually, conducts

open classroom discussions and even installs a suggestion box. After Thursday's performance was over, the Maine South Speech/Drama/Broadcasting Boosters hosted an Open House for all audience members. "Up the Down Staircase" served as a showcase for Maine South Drama. The show was a hit, and everyone agreed that it proved a good example of the fine programs offered by the Drama Department. The poignant story line caught the hearts of everyone in attendence, and all enjoyed the delicate balance of drama and comedy in this play. Annie Kehoe, who played Sylvia, said, "Portraying this inexperienced teacher in a hostile school provided not only a challenge to me as an actress, but also a better understanding of the challenges facing all teachers in such environments."

The project was directed by Mr. Muszynski and was begun over two months ago. All thirteen students in Drama HI chose "Staircase" after studying several plays because of its dramatic impact. The class decided to present this play interp style, in which scenes are artistic, rather than realistic. One of the cast members, Graham Schmidt, said of the experience, "The greatest aspect of being involved in this production was the teamwork. The entire class was able to work together in a way that is not possible in most classes. Together, we were able to create a drama with unity and chemistry between the actors." The initial purpose of this undertaking was for the class to make use of the skills acquired through three years of drama classes and to Teaching continued on page 6

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hii^ditors2. by Natalie Mazzuca Once upon a time I had this naive notion that schools, at least most of them, were fairly liberal-minded. 1 knew about Tinker v. Des Moines, I knew that schools were also supposed to act as parents in the absence of the parents or legal guardians. I knew the major legal triumphs and defeats of the student, but I still felt Uiat despite rather conservative decisions in the legal realm, public schools were on the more liberal end of things. I thought the school's mission was to create open-minded, well-educated individuals a reasonably reasonable and liberal goal, no doubt But, as I discovered in an interesting exploration of the library, schools work with other agendas in mind before the education of students. So as my story goes, once upon a time I changed my mind. As I was walking in the stacks one day, I happened to find two books about Jack Kerouac. I picked them up and flipped through them, finding that one was a collection of his letters and theother acompillation of excerpts of his works. I read through a litde bit of the excerpts, part of On the Road and Dr. Sax to be exact. I remember reading On the Road a year or so ago and really enjoying it, but the excerpt in the book wasn't very good. Sol went to the fiction section and tried to find On the Road or anything else by Jack Kerouac to read instead of these watereddown books. But I found nothing. The library has nothing actually published by Kerouac. I found this very unsettling. On the Road was one of the most influential books of the early 1960's and the million dollar library does not have a copy. In addition to Kerouac, with further exploration of the library, I found that William Burroughs is also missing. I did a little research in an attempt to answer this dilemma. According to the District 207 policy on learning resource center materials, items are selected for the library that are: 1. An integral part of the instructional program 2. Appropriate for the reading levels and understanding of students in the schools 3. Indicative of the interests and needs of the students and faculty served 4. Meriting inclusion in the collection because of their literary and/or artistic value 5. Written with the greatest degree of accuracy and clarity possible Censor continued on page 3

by Margaret Byrne Now I understand that the previous quiz I wrote was a little difficult, so I decided to ease up a little. The rules of the game are as follows: look at the collage. Decide who the people are. Look at the answer key. See how well you did. The answers are listed, so, once again, don't firet. 1. Brad Pitt 2. ICate Moss looking rather primitive 3. Wynona Ryder 4. That Clarissa Girl... Hart something.. 5. Gavin Rossdale

6. A Lawerence boy- Hate 'em all 7. Barbie 8. Ken 9. Beavis, Butthead lOZiggy Marley 11. Christian Bale 12. Carrie Fisher 13.DaveWilson....Hi! 14. M J . 15. David Duchoveny 16. Christina Ricci 17. Lorenzo 18. Matthew McConaughy 19. Chelsea Clinton

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It makes one wonder why by Kathryn C. Spindler As everyone knows, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Maine South clearly does not believe in geometry. Or, as an alternative, a peculiar social experiment is going on between these glass and steel walls. For instance you have probably noticed the school is divided up into three sections: Most academic, English, and electives. The A-wing, housing all the sciences, foreign languages, mathematics, and science, is set apartfromthe rest of the school by a small glass hallway, not unlike a tube in a hamster cage. A portion of our school spends almost all day with the exception of three periods (lunch, gym, and English) in the A-Wing. These tend to be the polyglots, National Honor Society Members, Constitution Team Members, and Honor Roll students. Notice

how conveniently contained these students are. Notice how carefully they are kept away from the influences of the other parts of the school, seperated by 30 feet of hallway and a five minute passing period. The C-wing is English, administration, and most required courses. Please keep in mind that English is the only course that requires four years of attendence. It must be accessible to both of the other areas of the school. English is a neutral territory where Awing and V-wing people can pass each other freely. Since administration is in the C-wing thefiguresin authority can keep an eye on all students. However, those same offices are physically closer to the V-wing area. I offer no explanations for this. The V-wing (and PA wing, although that too is physically annexed) is the home of the

an classes, shop classes, and drama courses. Easy access to gym, cafeteria, required classes, deans and counselors offices is provided. The A-wing is nearly impossible to get to in five minutes. And, once again, there is a faction of students, not nearly so great a number as the A-wings, that spends a great majority of their time in the V-wing. Now keep in mind that I'm not all that sure thai the school was constructed in order to segregate those of different interests. I certainly do not believe that Maine South is attempting to breed superior draftsmen or expert historians by keeping separate groups in close quarters. I do not claim that any of these theories above is intended or endorsed by the administration or government, but our school is set up with less practicality than an ant farm, which just makes one wonder why.

Old, relative to what? by Alison Milnamow Last week, while sitting down at dinner :ross from a friend who was in town for Dring break, I was asked a question. "Do you think I'm old?" I almost laughed at the question, "You're twenty your'e not old, why?" "A patient at the hospital I volunteer at asked me how old my kids were." The patient was a nine year old boy. I remember being nine, everybody's old, especially babysitters. When ever I'd have a babysitter I'd want to know what high school was like. It all seemed so exciting. Now (I think we aU realize) it' s not that exciting. Now that I'm the age of my old babysitters I realize things aren' t all that exciting. I certainly don' t seem as old as them. The Maine South

sweatpants aren't nearly as cool. And of course the biggest difference is I don't wear my weight in hairspray either, but I'm not complaining about Uiat. When do we become old? When we wear Depends and use Efferdent for reasons other than to clean your retainer. Age, like speed, is all relative (thank you Mr. Gabel). Maybe a person's old when it wouldn't be appropriate to date them. That means if you're Aiina Nicole Smith, old is ninety. I think that's pushin' it though. Are parents old? Maybe some, but what about the cool ones? The ones that would never embarrass their kid like yours do; the ones you wish were your own? Are they old? If old isn't something anyone wants to become,

C e n s o r from pase 2 6. A fair and unbiased presentation of information The policy seems fair enough, I suppose. Burroughs really does not belong in a high school library, but the omission of On the Road still bothers me. If none of Kerouac's work was represented in the collection, I would most likely contribute the absence of novel as purely coincidental. But to have books, more or less about Kerouac, but no ks by the man seems suspicious. The book does contain various discussions of more controversial topics such as drugs and homosexu-


ality, but it is generally recognized as a work of 4) ...literary and/or artistic value. I guess I'm more disappointed in the powers that be than truly angered. I have read On the Road. It's not a "dirty book" that should be withheld from the library shelves for its content. It portrays, fairly accurately, a time period and a culture within our own past By preventing students, those individuals whose minds a school tries to open, from having the opportunity to read it, we are providing a hypocritical, close-minded example for them to follow instead.

then why must we become it? So, old isn't 16, nor is it 20. Some parents are old and most grandparents are obviously incredibly old. I guess that means the only people that are actually really old, are the ones that are published in Sneed's birthday column as "ageless."

Letter to the Editor Well, our school happily spent the money to get all new computers in the writing lab, and what? Well now we have to first put the disks in for being scanned. Then, let the computer start up for the same time as before the upgrade, and what did we gain by this technologically advanced writing lab? Nothing! How ever you argue, these computers are still just the same. Now we have CDROM's! I have never seen them sued. The writing lab used to have 386 based computers; now it has Pentium brand computers first released in the stone age! 286 computers run so slowly that it's hard to make real life programs on them. Why did the administration do this? Phil Freeman



Cult involvement ends in tragedy by Karin Vonesh Webster defines a cult as a devoted attachment to, or extravagant admiration for, a person or principle, especially when regarded as a fad. In more recent times religious factions that have more unusual beliefs have been called cults by both the media and the general public. Thi s past month members of Heaven' s Gate, a cult which believed the comet HaleBopp brought their salvation, committed mass suicide by taking a fatal mixture of Phenobarbitol and alcohol. Convinced by their religious leader Marshall Applewhite that a spaceship was hidden in the tail of the comet, 39 believers took their lives. Their sacrifice was tragic and unbelievable to most Americans, but not contrary to events that have occured with cults in the past. In November of 1978, the members of the People's Temple committed mass suicide with a lethal mixture of cyanide and fruit punch. This group, originally based in San Francisco, relocated to Jonestown, South Africa when allegations of extorted money and abuse were levelled against the cults leader. Reverend James Warren ("Jim") Jones. Under the direction of Jim Jones, 911 people lost their lives. The group was under ambush by the authorities, who were investigating the claims of former cult members that

claimed physical, sexual and mental abuse by the cult leader. Jones himself and many of his higher officials shot themselves to death to avoid arrest and prosecution. Perhaps the most famous cult tragedy of all happened in Waco, Texas, when a group calling themselves the Branch Davidians burnt to death in a self-induced fire in their compound. More than 80 people died in a federal attempt to search for illegal firearms on the property. The standoff lasted 51 days and 20 federal agents were killed or wounded in the attempt to arrest cult leader David Koresh for possession of illegal firearms and explosives. The United States is not the only country that experiences cult participation. It is estimated that England alone is home to over 500 cults and about a million of the country's residents have participated in cult behavior at one time or another. The term cult is used to describe a variety of organizations, from more established sects like Jehovah's Witnesses, Church of Scientoloy or the International Society for Krishna (Hare Krishnas) to more radical groups like Heaven's Gate. Cults pose a genuine threat, offering a way out for many and a fresh start at a new life for others. Though not all cult practices end in mass suicide, the possibility for violence is great. In a blind search for answers, many turn to the promises of cult


Most Active Cult Followings Information courtesy of SIRS: "Thi Far-Out World of Cults" by Caroline Green. Church of Scientology-Based on the one-time sci-fi author L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling DIANETICS books, the object is to conquer all negative mental forces. Unification Church-Also called Moonies, the members believe their leader the "Reverend" Sun Myung Moon is Christ incarnate. The church originated in South Korea and membership in the West has never topped 10,000. International Society for Krishna Consciousness-AKA Hare Krishnas, the group's members' saffron robes and shaved heads make it the most visible of cults. Children of God-The group gained notoriety in the 70s when female members were encouraged to become "Hookers for Jesus" to entice new male members. Rajneeshism-The followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneeshi are 2000-strong and based in Poona in Western India. Transcendental Meditation (TM)-The meditation and yoga movement is headed by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and its fol lowers included the Beatles.

Focus on student excellence... Name: Sara Douglass Grade Level: 11 Activities: Hawk Honor Card, High Honor Roll, Junior Leaders, Musical Cast, National Honor Society, PE Student of the Month, Play Cast, Spanish Club, Thespian Society, Tri-M, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and VShow Cast and Student Director Teacher's Comment: "Sara is a very conscientious, industrious student who sets a positive example to others by her enthusiastic attitude and the gracious and sensitive way she works with others. She is thoughtful and perceptive and an absolute delight to work with -Dennis McCann



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Maine South meets Tryon, NE


by Mary Manning and Katie Rybak It all started with a good idea and a flick of the wrist. Who would have ever thought that tiny McPherson County High School, with a student body of 45 and Maine South with a student body of 2000 would come together through the point of a dart? Long ago, in September, Mrs. Deines, Mr Kerth, Miss Salathiel and Mr. Rosenberg instructed each of their students in their American Studies class to throw a dart at a map of the United States. After confusion, fun and a lot of holes in the map, eighty-five random towns across America were to be written to, inquiring about their high schools. Says Mr. Kerth, "The project started as an experiment to see how important geographical place was in shaping our personalities. Would I be different if I grew up in downtown Memphis? On a mountainside in West Virginia? The Sandhills of Nebraska? A beach in Florida? And we didn't just want to guess at these things, because we knew that our stereotypes are also shaped by where we live. We wanted to hear from these people directly; let them tell their own story." A lot of responses were received and the students had fun reading the letters that the teenagers from across the country had written. Soon after, Maine South received a video from Tryon, Nebraska showing a nine person senior class, a six-man football team, wild cattle and a school which consisted of one hall and six rooms. In response, Maine South sent Tryon a video including a tour of Maine South's elaborate facilities and shots of Park Ridge and Chicago. Both schools were oddly intrigued with each other and they xchanged letters for the second time. Talk of meeting through Maine South's Long Distance Learning Lab soon began. With the much-needed assistance of Mr. Kerr and Mr. Lonergan, the American Studies classes were able to meet the nine seniors of McPherson County High School face to face on Tuesday, February 18th. The group piled into the lab at 10:30 am and spent an hour and a half gabbing with the students from Tryon. Questions arose concerning dating, drug problems and alcohol, what the students did for fun, and school participation. "It was interesting to learn about the kids from Nebraska because at first it seemed like they had no life, but after we

talked to them we realized they had more to do than we did," says student Jeff Clapper. It was also often hard for the students to comprehend the differences between life in Park Ridge and Tryon. For example the idea that the nearest McDonalds in Tryon is 36 miles away and that some students must travel 28 miles to get to school. In addition, the 45 high school students in Tryon must be very involved in school activities, because otherwise there will not be enough people for the activities to be effective. As Mr. Kerth says, "There were so many great lessons to learn, I think each person came away with his own meaning. Most of our students were interested in the social aspects of life in Tryon—how is dating handled when there are only nine people in the senior class? I was most interested in the idea of civic responsibility. The Tryon kids knew that the school play or the volleyball team didn't happen if everyone didn't get involved. They were asking, 'What is my responsibility to my school and community?' A lot of our students felt that their impact on the school or community wasn't as vital or immediate." Each student who participated enjoyed a different aspect of the experience. Some found the differences in cultures interesting and others enjoyed the similarities. Yet through it all, the fact remains that as the result of a lucky throw, (or exquisite aim) Maine South found a bond with a tiny Nebraska farm town. BY-.PMM. RoarritM

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Mathletes end successful season by Susan Wilson As winter draws to an end, so too ends the winter sports season. But what about activities in other areas, such as math? Throughout the year, the Mathletes have worked hard to sharpen their math skills. It was not easy to get to school for an evening each week just to do math. But the Mathletes held through it all until the end, and with great results. On October 3, at the very first North Suburban League competition. Rose Walczak won first place in the oral event, and the juniors won first place in the matrices and applications event. In the second competition, the juniors won first place in the surface area and volume event. Then, in the third competition, the freshmen won second place in the linear equations event, and the juniors won second place in the triangle trigonometry event. After that, in the fourth competition, Scott Battaglia won first place in the orals event. Finally, at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Competition (the regionals) the whole team outshined them-

selves. Medals went to Susan Wilson and John Bang for winning third place in the freshman-sophomore two person team. A cup went to Scott Battaglia and a medallion to his assistant, Laura Huber, for winning third place in the oral event. As a result of his season

performance, Som Dalai will travel to t h ^ ^ state competition. Later, working t o g e t h e r ^ ^ the team won some candy bars to enjoy on the way home. The Math Team has much to be recognized for because of all their hard work.

Baby, think it over "Baby Think It Over" is a program that has been implemented in high schools across the nation. Through the use of life size, realistic babies students can begin to understand the true responsibility of parenting. These 'babies" cry periodically and can only be calmed by the caregiver. They must be treated and held like real babies. Neglect and rough handling is indicated. Education of this sort has been credited with cutting down the number of early and ill-timed pregnancies. This program has now been instituted at Maine South. During the fourth quarter.

members of the Child Development/Parenting class will be playing the role of parent to these very realistic infants. The students participating are as follows: Cynthia Bauronis, Helena Beladakis, Angela Bucaro, Eileen Bulger, Liz Cardenas, Danielle Dingillo, Holly Edison, Maureen Fallon, Ellen Gold, Danielle Hernandez, Anna Kerber, Shamila Kahn, Brigid Matchen, Chris Menet, Alissa Meyer, Michael Perry, Pam Rapatas, Alicia Rose, Erin Shewfelt, Liz Skowron, Elizabeth Tedeshi, and Erika Walter.

Plans made for Maine South addition Enrollment at Maine South is projected to increase by almost four hundred students by 2004. This is expected to be the most marked enrollment increase in the district. Several options were considered to create more space. One was relocating the Ralph J.Frost Administration Center and replacing it with more classrooms. According to Roger Crawford, chair of the buildings and ground committee, "In looking at the cost of the administration center to make room for classrooms at Maine South, it was at best a wash with a lot of disruption and at

Teaching continued from page 1 present a finished product to an audience. However, when all was said and done, much more was accomplished. Because of the impact that "Up the Down Staircase" had on all those involved, each cast member and each audience member left the auditorium that evening with a better appreciation for those teachers who have the gift to motivate us, no matter how difficult we sometimes make it for them.

worst it was actually more expensive. The more viable option appeared to be an addition to the school. The district did not need to pass a referendum to fund expansion dealing with increased enrollment. Therefore, the final decision was placed in the hands of the buildings and grounds committee and the Board of Education." On April 1, at the Board of Education meeting, the addition was approved. The addition will be three stories, include fourteen general use classrooms and four science labs. Preliminary estimates place the cost at about

$2.8 million, an additional $410,000 will be included if a basement is added.

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Hawks win conference by Mike Mueller The track team accomplished half of its goal by winning the indoor conference title on all three levels by blowing away its opponents. On the sophomore level, the Hawks were victorious in the two mile, mile and the 4 lap relay. Great individual performances came from Dan Payne in the 400 yard dash, Nick Norman in the 50 meter hurdles and the long jump, Paul Johnson in the high hurdles, and Charlie Zei in the half mile.

The Varsity team was also very successful. The team had numerous conference champions including John Armour, Dino Gardiakos, Eric Anderson and George Gardiakos in the mile relay; George Hartman, Matt PoUey, Ted Gay ford and Tim Zei in the two mile relay; J.P.Veron,DinoGardiakos, John Armour and George Gardiakos in the four lap relay, Dino Gardiakos in the 50 meter run; and Brian Albin in the shot put. After the conference meet, the Hawks had

their third annual pentathlon to see who truly is the best athlete on the team. To determine this each person on the team competed in a wide array of events including the shot put, long jump, hurdle, 50 meter dash, and a half mile run. Once again, this year's pentathlon champion was Dino Gardiakos. The team is now looking forward to the outdoor season and regaining the outdoor conference championship. The team asks that you support your Hawks.

Hawks are sultans of swing by Jason Fechner Varsity Mens' volleyball got off to a scorching start by annihilating Lane Tech on April 2. Overly excited to begin their hopeful "dream season," the Hawks fell to a 1 -6 deficit early on, but after a serving streak from Luke "Master Blaster" Mathew and the down-home hittingfiromTavi Radatoui, John Blumenshine and Chris "X-Man" Xamplas, the Hawks flew into the lead. Added assists from the f"Serbian Wonder" Nick Colic, and hits/

Baseball by Joey Haufle Last Friday, the Hawks put their talents to work against Elk Grove. Brian Angarone started on the hill and pitched five solid innings of baseball, with Brian Moore coming in to finish it off. The Hawks ended up routing Elk Grove 13-6. The win gave the Hawks some momentum as they entered their next contest against Leyden. Jon Sosner has had the hot bat, hitting 4-5 in these last two games and having an average of .500. The Hawks infield, consisting of Sosner, Angarone, Mike Lupo, and Tim Strauts, has been contributing some solid baseball. The teams' speedy outfield consisting of Rick Tosch, Steve Didich and Phil LaMonica rarely let a ball get by. The ring leader of the defense, Mark Cameron, provides the team with a solid backbone. He has had a phenomenal season, throwing runners out on a regular basis. The ^ Hawks look to be headed in therightdirection, so come on out and watch the Hawks do this 'winning thing.

blocks from Jason "Freak Nasty" Fechner, sealed the victory for the Hawks by a score of 15-8. By the second game, Lane Tech had surrendered to the Hawks, losing 15-3. Thanks to eight consecutive serves from Xamplas, perfect passing from "Def Spec" Zoran Stanoev, and more powerful swings from the rest of the team, the first match was completed. Undefeated, the Varsity team moved into Libertyville on the eighth for a show-down with the Wildcats. Libertyville, a strong team with many club players, was possible intense competition. However, holding true to their word of a successful season, the Hawks swept

once again, defeating them 15-9,15-8. Some keys players were Colic, Xamplas, Blumenshine and Stanoev. A team full of enthusiastic athletes. Varsity volleyball, as well as J.V. and Freshman teams, would love to have strong fan support. Two home matches are in the near futuretonight versus Notre Dame and Thursday versus Maine West. Freshman and J. V. games begin at 5:00 with Varsity matches around 5:45. With "All-you-can-eat" buffets (as much as you can bring), a refund of ten-times the ticket price (tickets are free), and fantastic music (unless a certain reprimand is made), there are no reasons not to come cheer on the Hawks.

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Hawks sweep Rockford Boylan by Meghan Erwin Although some may look at it as the rebuilding season, the girls' soccer team sees nothing more than a challenge. With only six returning Varsity players, under the leadership of only three seniors, the Hawks success relies solely on the effort of the team as a whole. The Hawks started their season off with a bang after sweeping Rockford Boylan 2-0. The team showed they were ready to get down

to business. In the first minute of the game, senior Meghan Erwin caught the goalie off guard when she sent a cross into the goal box. Junior Krissy Seberhagen received the pass and tucked die ball into the net, putting the Hawks on the board. After more head-to-head competition between the two teams, Erwin set up a pass for junior Anna Artrip who rocketed the ball past the goalie in the second half of the game. The Hawks then swept Rockford with the fast hands of keeper Alice Gleason and the

defensive leadership of Julie Sapp. The Junior Varsity team, led by coach Tim Speigal, working harder than ever, is looking for a successful season. After a 2-2 tie and a tough 2-1 loss, they are looking towards their future games. The Freshmen team chalked up a 3-1 win. They too, are ready for future competition. The Hawks look to continue ther success as they approach their season and as they work to meet their goal of a state title.

Badminton begins successful season by Lania Ho Due to interesting warm-ups led by captains Lania Ho and Kathy Kortykowski, the Girls' Badminton team has been enjoying themselves while also winning meets. The bunny-hop is an actual warm-up the girls do to prepare for their meets. It seems to be working, since the team has defeated both East

Leyden and Elk Grove. Despite a back injury, senior Ursula Szczelina at number one singles and doubles, is able to put up a good fight in her matches. She is known for her terrific smash shot that very few can block. Her partner, Kim Schwartz, can also play a good game. Because her technique has improved since the last

season, she can use the court to her advantage. Every day the teams get stronger as practices intensify. The girls work out in the fitness center, focus on footwork drills and run many laps around the gyms. The team is looking forward to the competition that awaits them. The girls meet Deerfield on April 23.

Track takes third at indoor conference by Lynn Janik The Girls' Track season is in full stride as it hopes to be a strong contender in Outdoor Conference. After suffering from numerous injuries, the team is uniting with hopes of allowing their dreams to snowball into realities. After a disappointing Indoor Conference meet, the team finished third overall. Al-

though the Hawks did not win the team conference title, there were some individual conference champions. Sophomore sensation Nicole Wright was victorious in the 100m dash with a finishing time of 6.8 seconds. Junior Elizabeth Gibbons pulled through for the Hawks in the two mile run with a time of 13:01.9 minutes. To add to the Hawks third place finish.

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by Michelle Dulski Despite the rough weather conditions, the Hawks have had a solid start. With a record of 1-0-1, the girls have set high hopes for a successful season. The team began the season with a win over Highland Park on April 2. This win was followed by a tie with Barrington. With only three returning varsity players, this young team is using their inexperience in a positive way, while attempting to learn various new positions. The next game for the Hawks is tonight against Rolling Meadows. The team will play away at 4:30 p.m.

Gina Anichini steps to the plate. Photo by Kate Boychuck

Johanna Zumer ran a 2:35.1 minute half mile to capture second place. Deirdre Larsen also received a second place finish in the shot put with a 33'6" launch. Finally, Maureen Gunning jumped 15'8" in the long jump to get second place. These athletes are improving on a daily basis by assessing what they can do to become conference champions. The fresh and talented JV team proved itself a tough competitor as it captured the Indoor Conference tide. The team showed allaround effort. They were led by Krista Dietsl, Marie Papeck, Tara Larsen, Meghan Sexton, Lisa Thoss, Shayna Robinson and Lydia Liu. The Lady Hawks showed that they were still not on vacation when they blew away Resurrection and St. Viator on April 3. On the varsity level, Wright dashed a 12.9 second 100 and a 27.8 second 200. Gibbons ran a 12:30.7 minute two mile. Amanda Wolf ran the 400m in 65.1 seconds. Maura Collings ran the mile in 6:12.0 minutes and Zumer ran the half mile in 2:34.2 minutes. Nora Bielat and Linda Lazar high hurdled 100 meters in 18.5 seconds. Lazar also jumped a 15'8.5" in the long jump. Mary Meghan Anderson jumped a 4'2" high jump. Deirdre Larsei; threw the disk 97'11 3/4". The next meet for the girls is tomorrow at' Wheaton North at 1:00 p.m.

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