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Volume 33, Issue 15 May 2,1997

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Maine South drama is Working Based on Studs Turkel's "Working," the spring play promises to be an interesting showcase of Maine South's talents in the fine arts. This innovative Steven Schwartz production marks the first time that Maine South has presented a play in a present setting. Though written in the 1970's, the show will be set in present day America. Monologues and songs by characters representing different occupations make up the majority of the play. A construction worker, waitress, secretary, telephone operator, trucker and housewife are some of the jobs showcased. The first act features the day shift workers, and the second act, the night shift. The unique musical score, with its rock style, is representative of the urban grittiness of the production. The pit crew will be small, playing different music to characterize each person. Student music director Dave Wilson comments, "The show is like a documentary ^ f American occupations and a cross section kAmerican life. The music really accentu's the play -it is extremely well written."

Dave Wilson, assistant musical director. The show's music director is Brad Haak, a 1994 Maine South graduate, and the student director is Heidi Barton. Janet Lucchesi is the stage manager. The show's large amount of

photo by Kate Boychuck characters allows many students to have substantial roles. Working will be performed on May 15,16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

"Another laugh, another hug, another chance" "When you give blood you give another birthday, another talk with a friend, another date, another dance, another laugh, another hug, another chance. The words of the American Red Cross urge us to give life through giving blood. On Thursday, May 8, 1997, Maine South will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the back gym. Eligible donors are those between the age of 17 and 75, weighing over 110 pounds and exhibiting good health. The average adult body contains between 10 and 12 pints of blood. Generally, the amount donated equals about a pint. The fluid lost through the donalion is replaced within twenty-four hours and the cells are replaced within six weeks. The process of donating blood is very safe. All materials are sterile and disposed of properly after one use. Once the blood is donated, it is screened for such diseases as hepatitis and the HTV virus in order to protect those patients leiving it. "rhe entire process takes about 45 minutes, from start to finish, although the actual dona-

tion only lasts about 10 minutes. The donor is then given refreshments and a necessary period of relaxation. Donating blood is a fairly easy process which yields great benfits. Forty-five minutes and a pint of blood could

end up giving another person years of life. Students interested in donating must have a signed letter of parent f)ermission. So, if you meet the qualifications, please donate on May

"Do or do not. There is no try." by Michelle Dulski "Do or do not. There is no try." This quote, made famous by Yoda, is the team moto for the 1997 AP Hawks. Although the belief of the team is best summed up in this quote by a little green creature, the goals of the team went far beyond this creto, as the team hoped for a national championship in the "We the People" competition. liie journey to Washington D.C. started even before the arrival at O'Hare Airport at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Since August, the team worked dilligently to make it as far as they did last weekend.

Besides competing against 49 other schools in the competition, each day's agenda was filled with activities. Two students, MoUie Manrose and Nick Kacprowski, spoke on behalf of Representative Henry Hyde. Tom Repetto also made a speech at the Vietnam Memorial. Six other students were able to participate in a TV show with Representative Hyde. The team was also able to enjoy the sites of Washington D.C, as they toured the White House, the Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery and other famous monuments. It was an experience that will not be forgotten.

— Entertainment


Ode to Degrassi

by Sean Andrews It's May (in case you' ve been in a coma for a short while). Everyone knows what that means: the start of summer jobs, wanner weather (unless we continue to experience this icy hell known as "spring"), and impending graduation after second semester finals. Oh wait, we don't necessarily have to take finals this year. Now that I think about it, this column's pretty much for seniors, but if you want to read anyway, be my guest. Say you have A's or B 's in all your classes, you haven't cut or had an unauthorized tardy and you and your parents have signed a little sheet of paper explaining the whole "deal." My question is, where's the catch? Let me tell you. In case you are unaware, as it seems most people are, this doesn't mean we get out of school or anything. In the past seniors have hadfinalsover the last week or two of the year (starting the day after ditch day and leading right up before prom, which incidentally I'm not even going to start complaining about because everyone knows its no fun to have prom on Friday and graduate on Sunday but no one listens anyway). My question to you is what in the world are we going to do in class at the end of the year? I mean its been hard enough to do anything since January anyway, what makes anyone think we will even be able to function in the last month of your high school career (unless you end up flunking gym, which isn't too funny considering that it happens). And to get into examples, I'd like to think about the large group of seniors enrolled in advanced placement courses. The AP. tests start on Monday and go through the week of the twelfth. That's fine and good. Then what do we do? Relax? Why can't I relax at home in that case? Like maybe in my nice warm bed. Now I'm certainly not saying I would rather havefinalsthan do nothing, but I don't understand why I have to do nothing in school. Couldn 't we come to school, say, after fourth period or maybe even pick which classes we would attend if we were required to be in school at least half the day and the classes we did not attend were already dead. I mean dead as in there was nothing else going on: the A.P. test was taken, the grade was set (the damage done). To be honest, I don't expect anyone to do anything about this, let alone read this column, but I just needed something to write about and I haven't really complained about the school at all this year, not that it was very enjoyable or anything. It's more along the lines of what an old fiiend of mine once told me: "It's not worth not doing."

by Alison Milnamow "Wake up in the morning, gotta shake the feeling, it's a brand new day of school." If you have no idea of what I'm talking about, I'm sorry. Entertainment will be a whole lot less entertaining this week. But for those of you trying to place the aforementioned lyrics, I'll give you some hints: Caitlin... Joey... Wheels... "Degrassi High"... oops, gave it away. Starting in 1987, PBS started broadcasting the Canadian TV show, "Degrassi Junior High." After spending three years and 42 episodes in junior high (imagine having to spend three years at Lincoln, ouch), the kids finally got to graduate, and went on to "Degrassi High." "Degrassi High," like many high school shows, had a disproportional amount of action taking place in the school washroom— Dwayne taking out his aggressions out on a condom machine, Kathleen finding a joint in the tampon machine. Snake finding Claude...Why don't things like this happen here? If only we were in Canada. Asidefix)mthe extended amount of time in the bathroom, "Degrassi High" was an incredibly realistic show. Well, except the kids had every imaginable trauma. At least the problems were spread out among the characters. Sure, Wheels was an alcoholic, Kathleen was bulimic, and Caitlin was epileptic, but that's nothing compared to" Saved by the Bell." Jesse was not only an over achiever, on pep-pills, and had an eating-disorder, but it was all in one episode. Speaking of over-rated Aaron SpeUing

productions, Beverly Hills 90210" can't compete with "Degrassi" in realism. Not o n j ^ ^ were the kids all really in junior high and h i ^ ^ school in real life, but none of the kids were related to the producer. Sorry Tori. "Beverly Hills 90210" does have something going for it though. The director of Shannen Doherty's last movie. Mall Rats, is a huge fan of "Degrassi." In fact he bought the entire "Degrassi" catalogue on video for eight thousand dollars. (I know this has nothing to do with 90210, but there was really nothing nice I could say about it.) "Degrassi" programing has had quite an effect on popular culture. This is probably because some of the actors spent seven years as these characters. "Degrassi Junior High" had a prequel, "Kids of Degrassi Street", broadcast only in Canada. After "Degrassi High's" series finale, the actors came together one last time for a movie. School's Out, was made in 1991. It is occasionally broadcast on PBS. If you have a chance, watch it! There's a surprise about Caitlin and Joey in store for you. Ontario, Canada, where the show was taped, is probably the most aware of the show's influence. The "Degrassi Street" sign has been stolen several times. _ Of course the most profound influence ^^k Degrassi is noted in the Skankin' Pickle's " ^ ^ Girl Named Spike." If you are wondering what any of this has to do with anything, you have missed the entire point of the entertainment section. If this is just serving as a distraction from Physics class—I hope you've been entertained.



Oh, that is just not fair by Alison Milnamow "Its not fair!" Walk down the halls during the school day, and you'll hear these words echo. A parent's automatic response to a child would be, "Life's not fair." That doesn't stop us from complaining. Despite the fact that we are teenagers, (almost mature adults, in theory) we stiU cry out at injustices affecting our lives. More often, though, we complain about being reprimanded because of our own wrong doing. During the summer, I planned to see Trainspotting. Afterweeksof hearing my friends say how great it was, I set out on a journey to see it. My mom dropped myfriend,Alicia, and I off at the Lake Theater in Oak Park. After she left we approached the ticket counter. "I'd like a ticket for Trainspotting" I said. The boy, who was not much older than me scanned us over. He looked at Alicia's Alice in Wonderland shirt and back at me. "Could I see some ID?" he asked. Alicia whipped out her Winnie the Pooh wallet, searching for an imaginary driver's li-

cense. "I don't have a license, but I'm seventeen," she quickly responded. "I can't let you in." he said. After several minutes of commotion, he finally called the manager. The manager came out, glanced at us, and shook his head no. "Rules are rules, girls..." The boy continued to talk, but Alicia's yelling made it hard to hear him. Disgusted, 1 pulled her away still yelling about the travesty that had just occurred Instead of seeing Trainspotting, we spent the day saying "It's not fair!" to anyone who would listen. We even walked up to random people on the street and asked them how old they thought we were. Of course, in reality, it was fair. Neither of us should have been allowed to see it. According to the MPAA, R-rated movies are for people over seventeen years of age. We were actually saying it wasn't fair that the manager and the kid who worked there

had morals and refused to be leniant with the rules, although this realization did not stop me from hating the boy. A week ago I heard myself yelling "It's not fair!" all day. In fact I think everyone I know heard me yeUing. Last week, after copying two problems that 1 hadn't finished for homework, I was written up. I was not written up for cheating, but for plagiarism. Whether it really is plagiarism is yet to be disputed with the dean. Though most teachers would just not give credit for the assignment, my teacher feels particularly strong about cheating and sent in a behavior report .1 do have to admit that I was not written up unjustly. Though it might be unfair for out of aU the students who copy homework, I was the one punished, as well as the person I copied from. Childhood was not that long ago. Our gut reaction to many injustices are still to scream "Unfair!" Fairness, though, must be decided by the individual and the day I turn seventeen I'll be back at the Lake Theatre, laughing. 1

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Teenagers taking a chance by Mike Seelig As the research indicates, these games are Teens' gambling habits have been getting becoming more popular among teens. They them into a little bit of trouble lately. But are not simply for fun, they are serious games. contrary to common belief, there is a lot more The stakes run high and can become dangerof gambhng than one thinks. One can not say ous for those in debt. One teen poker player that gambling has been made readily available comments, "Every weekend I play about half for teens. Laws in Illinois, Nevada and other of my paycheck. I don't like to think about it, states with large casino populations allow but more times than not I lose the whole half." only those 21 and older to enter their doors. Some might say that a student who loses Some states such as Minnesota, though, only half of his paycheck every week might have a require gamblers to be 18 years old. bit of a gambling problem. But is it considered Journalist Pam Schmid of the Oregonian a problem to be in a weekly football pool for (Portland, OR) who has done extensive re- what amounts to only pennies a day? search on this topic, states: "Although gamOne student comments, "Every week we blers must be 18 or older to enter most Minne- have a football pool. It's only a dollar to get in sota casinos, some teens boast about the ease and it's a lot of fun. The winner usually gets with which their friends have been able to about $20 for the week. It's really harmless." sneak past security guards." Very few of the people surveyed seemed to Most casinos are usually quite tight with have a problem with a dollar a week pool, but security, though. As one Maine South student as one parent speculates, "It doesn't seem to said, "We took a family vacation down south be a problem, only spending a dollar a week. a few years ago. There were a lot of casinos, But that's just the start. You start betting on but they wouldn' t let y ou within 15 feet of the more things at higher stakes, and before you door. Just because we didn't look to be close know it, you'll be in debt." to 18 they just kept pushing us back from the Many might think that this concemed parplace." ent is a bit pretentious, but few have anything Since casinos are the most popular stage to say concerning three figure debts. for gambling, people tend to blame them for One Maine South smdent said, "We started most of the problems among America's this thing called a fantasy football league. You youth. As our poll of 100 Maine South stu- just pick a bunch of players who are currently dents shows, casinos should be the least of in the NFL, and watch how they do each week. their worries. Most of the gambling takes By how many touchdowns they score or yards place right in front of them, in their own they rush for or whatever, it determines how homes, in school and over the phone, as sev- well your team does. You get money for each eral students revealed. win and for what margin and lose money for Many students have their own regular the losses. Last year, we ended up losing over weekend poker game in a friend's basement. $300." by Mike Wilkening A well disguised form of gambling is rapidly gaining popularity at Maine South. Fantasy leagues let the participatants choose a team of players from a given sport—hence the term "fantasy." These leagues are popular because of this aspect Teams will generally play each other on a weekly basis (particularly in football) or total points are tabulated through a whole season (hockey, baseball, etc.). Either way a genuine sense of competition is generated in the "owners" of the teams. Another reason why fantasy leagues are gaining popularity stems from their seemingly low entry fees. Some leagues even boast free entry, attracting the frugal (and naive) sports fan. The catch with these "free" leagues is that debts are collected at the end of the season, in contrast to the weekly collection pools. Needless to say, monumental debts are

rolled up. One senior named Vinny lost $350 in a free entry fantasy league last football season. He had the good fortune of splitting the debt with a partner. Or so he thought. "My partner refused to pay promptly," he said with a grin. Luckily, the senior's father covered the debt for his son. There was a catch. Vinny was also in a baseball fantasy league, and his winnings were withheld until the next football season concluded. All $500 of his winnings. "I'D be getting my money soon, maybe in two weeks," he says with crossed fingers. "My dad has forgiven me." Vinny was lucky. He was part of a family league and wasn't harmed by his partner's tardiness. He says he'll keep playing fantasy football. "I'll just select better partners from now on," he says.


How about Maine South? | Results from a survey taken at Maine South of 1(X) Senior students in November 1996 86% of Maine South Students admit to gambling at one time or another How? of the 86% admitting


Casinos 1 1 % Cards 7 1 % Pools 6 1 % Fantasy Leagues 30% How much won or lost (at one time) of the 86% admitting Lost $1-30 Lost $31-1Won $1-30 Won $31-1-

71% 29% 52% 48%

Popular write in: Race track (horses) 19% note: It was noticed by the authors that the I problem affected mostly teenagers in their\ (late teens -hence the survey of seniors. | POT lEree' I F year~ol3r wEo'~3i3i? t~Tiave^^ money, they found that $300 could be prett]^^k hard to come by. When asked about the c o n ^ ^ sequences for not paying, they replied, "The people who run it are pretty cool. They won't break your kneecaps or anything, but you won't be allowed back in any more fantasy leagues." The three teenagers all bit the bullet and resorted to asking their parents for the money. To say the very least, their parents were not pleased. When asked how they began gambling, their replies were all the same, "in pools." Many things can be blamed for the problem of gambling. Yet due to the diversity and the availability of resources, the problem cannot be isolated.

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Focus on Student Excellence... Because Southwards has limited space and issues, not all of the students which were nominated for Focus on Student Excellence can appear. In an effort to recognize those students who have not appeared this year but were nominated, here are their names and their teacher's conmients. Ayn Balija: "Ayn is one of the most conscientious students I have ever known. Her assignments are written and rewritten until they are pohshed examples of excellence, while her insights during class discussion are thought-provoking and reflective. Ayn's conmiittment to excellence does not stop in the classroom. She is an accomplished musician who sf)ends countless hours perfecting her craft." -Dave Claypool Kevin Barrett: "Kevin is an outstanding young man for several reasons. His work ethic and leadership skills make him an accomplished athlete. In the classroom, Kevin's conscientious approach to tasks and strong desire to achieve excellence sets him apart from his peers. Kevin Barrett embodies all that makes Maine South student-athletes ex^emely successful." -Dave Claypool Ines Tiu: "Ines has run the most successful food drive in Maine South history. She is one of the most well-organized and hard-working students I have ever known. She is a credit to Maine South." -Patton Feichter Danielle Kain: "A four-year member of the girls' basketball program, Danielle is one of our hardest workers day-in and day-out. She is the epitome of the team player who though not starting -knows that the quality of her personal efforts make the collective success of her team greater. Beyond the world of

basketball she is an even better person -sharing her time as she works in various student development programs around Maine South and the community." -Mike Deines "Danielle demonstrates great leadership in oiu" new adaptive physical education class. Danielle is the "teacher" to our students when it comes to physical exercise and adaptive activities. Danielle also participates on the Varsity volleyball and basketball teams and is active in Class Council and Spanish Club." Robert Mueller April Gann: "April is a committed student who goes above and beyond what is asked of her. She puts in a lot of time on homework and is very attentive and helpful in class. April is self-motivated, caring and communicates well with others. She is a pleasure to have in class and to talk with." -Susan Deering Sarah Kaulfers: "Sarah recently was a second place medalist in the Intermediate Ladies Figures events at the 1997 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships. She has qualified to compete at the 1997 Midwestern Sectional Championships. These Championships are the first steps toward qualifying for the Olympics." -Victoria Smith Matt Wanat: "Matt has an excellent sense of balance, he is driven,motivated, never satisfied with self-mediocrity. He is one of the stalwarts of the swim program, a hard worker with vision, a tireless performer who can handle a rigorous academic schedule and still have time to support others by his example, with his humor, with genuine concern." Christopher L. Deger Brian Ziegler: "Whenever I see Brian slanted under the strain of his backpack cov-

ering the enormous stretch of hallways at school, he's smiling. Not only that, but his kind words and positive attitude continue to inspire me on a daily basis." -Linda HigginsSpoleti Kathleen Dunne: "Kathleen's contributions to Maine South extend far beyond the volleyball court. She is selfless in her position as team co-captain. She is sensitive to the individualism as well as the team's needs. Kathleen is positive, dilligent and energetic. She never considers herself as one whom the spotlight should shine upon, but she possesses all those outstanding qualities we wish for all Maine South students to develop." -Jim Lonergan Martin Kotowski: "Hard-working, responsive and enthusiastic are just a few of Marty's outstanding qualities. In the classroom, on the mats and all around the campus Mr. Kotowski leads with strong character and a happy spirit." -Craig R. Fallico Rita Fallon: "Rita is a true Maine South Hawk. She is a mature and caring student who goes beyond the "call of duty." Last week during passing period I observed her stop and pick up some garbage on the floor and dispose of it! How great Maine South would be if with more students like Rita." -Dave Scott MoUie Manrose: "Mollie is highly selfmotivated and at the same time incredibly helpful. She has been a member of 11 different clubs and organizations, is continuously involved in fine arts (music and theater); volunteers much time in our community and still has achieved a 4.86 GPA. She has a very mature and positive outlook. She is one of our finest representatives." -Craig R. Fallico

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Monday, May 5

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English Literature Computer Science

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Calculus AB & BC

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Spanish Language English Language


Government & Politics (US) Govenmient & Politics (Comparative) Chemistry

Friday, May 9

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US History European KQstory




Wednesday, May 14

March students of the month The March students of the month are: Science: Helena Beladakis, Michelle Bonner, Mark Cameron, Mehssa Christl, Sean Devlin, Maria Ferschl, Andrea Luburich, Anna Mieszaniec, Shapor Naghibzadeh, Andrew Neumann, Jane Optie, Mark Polizzi, Nick Skulic, Tonmiy Tabaka, Ted Uliassi, Apasara Wararanyaseni, Ken Yurkus. Mathematics: Jacob Aimers, Tami Gudukas, Siobhan Hickey, Paul McGuire, Joe Murphy, Matthew Palys, Melissa Poulos, Panagiotis Prezas, Nicholas Schmidt, Young Song. Art/Photo: Jim Cokinos, Mary Megan Anderson, Tracey Lo Pinto, Jackie Jacobsen, Kristin Dodt. Music: Jason Fechner, Maria Ferschl, Nick Ferrin. Drama/Broadcasting: Jeff Bora, Jeanine Balaskovits, Alice Gleason. Social Science: Chris Cannata, Lamia El Sabke, Christopher Emiljanowicz, Beth

Humbert, Kara Kreznor, Marcela Pirvu, Susan Puis, Martin Sara, Cheryl Schaul, Young Song. English: Kevin Barrett, Amy Czerwionka, Som Dalai, Sushila Dalai, Elise Dent, Eliza Duncan, Rory Fidler, Peter Gawronski, Fontini Giakoumis, Michael Joyce, Veronica Lorcz, Anthony Kumiga, Christopher Menet, Lauren Mitchell, Joe Murphy, Chris Poulos, Christina Roig, Alexandra Uzemak, Rachel Whalen, Nathaniel Wright. Foreign Language: Joseph Bello, Patrick Freeman, Brigid Matchen, Bexy Mathew, Brad Metzinger, Luke Miu-chie, Rebecca Pietrzak, Rebecca Stein, Karin Vonesh. Drivers Education: Matthew Habetler, Jennifer Barrett, Emily Smythe, Katie Thompson. AppUed Technology: Christopher Ploog, Donald Jones, Daniel Griner. Computer Science: Joseph Zuccarello, Lindsey Krukowski. Home Economics: Theresa Heitz, Gather-

Parents for a day.

impor"I think this was probably orobablv the most imoortant project I have ever done or ever will do." This positive response was evoked by the experience one student had of being a "parent" for a day. The "Baby think it over" project seemed to make a large impact on all the involved students. Many commented that it was difficult to wake up in the middle of the night to quiet the baby or find someone to watch the child. The loss of freedom was something that many felt was especially diffi-

cult. one student, "I learned a cult. In In the the words words flf fli one lot about myself and what kind of a mother I'm going to be. Baby think it over was fun for one day, and that's it." Though these limiting experiences that students experienced in their out-of-school life may have simulated the exjjerience of parenting, perhaps, as one teacher suggested, bringing the child to school did not represent reality. Hopefully the cries of the baby awakened students to the reahty of parenthood.

ine Floeter, Kimberly Mattes, Bradley Galvin. Health: Robert Levar. Physical Education: Andronike Giannopoulis, Anna Recchia, Kristine Krull, Nicholas Rinaldi, MeUssa Vensas, Gregory Hawran, Izabella Cegielski, Tara Glavi Adriana Bartucci, Nikolaos Georgiopoul! Julia Zaborowski, and Andrea Urbaszewski.

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Soccer season sweeps South by Julie Sapp As the weather finally begins to warm up and the sun begins to shine, the girls' Varsity Soccer Team is ready to rumble. With teamwork as their newfound goal, the Hawks look to start piling up the wins. With a victory against Rockford-Boylan already in the bag, the Hawks had their first conference game against Niles West. After dominating most of the first half, the Hawks finally pushed the ball into the goal and never looked back. At the end of the game, the score


by Lynn Janik The long hours and grueling practices have finally started paying off for the girls' track team. Under the quad-captain leadership of Angela Janik, Deirdre L^sen, Katie Rybak and JohannaZumer, the team is motivated and is focusing on their long-term goal of the con ference title. After suffering from the harsh weather conditions, the team was finally able to com pete in the District 207 meet. On Monday, April 14, Maine East and Maine West were left in the dust. The girls scored in numerous events, making the event an all-inclusive effort. The 3200m relay of Kristen Dodt, Jenny Fink, Anna Kurtz and Mary Hoekstraran this event in 11:11.5 minutes, while the relay team of Nicole Wright, Linda Lazar, Katie Dwyer and Sheree Bacay sprinted a 53.0 second 400m. The 800m relay of Marie Papeck, Ines Tiu Katie Dwyer and Teresa Weritz ran a time of 1:57.3 minutes, while Zumer, Tiu, Dwyer anc Anne Wleizen sprinted the 1600m in 4:30.7 minutes. In the individual events, the Hawks were also victorious. Elizabeth Gibbons ran two miles in 12:29.6 minutes. She was closely followed by Maura Collings who ran it in 12:43.6 minutes. Zumer ran the half mile in 2:36.6 minutes and Dodt was not far behind with a time of 2:41.1 minutes. Gina Kremer ran the mile in 6:09.8 minutes. To round out the meet, Lazar had a 17.8 second nm in the 100m high hurdles and a 50.5 second run in the 300m low hurdles. Nora Brelat competed in the high hurdles as well and finished with a time of 18.2 seconds. In the high jiraip, Vanessa Baccay placed first with the bar at 4'2". Wright helped the team with a 16' 7.5" long jump. Katie DuPont triple jumped a 30'4". In the shot put, Larsen threw a 29'3" and Shayna Robinson threw a 27'9 3/ 4". Larsen also threw the discus 78'3.S".

was 6-0 with goals from Meghan Erwin, Krissy Seberhagen and Leslie Greenfield. Next, the Hawks faced Glenbrook North, another tough conference opponent. Although the team did not perform as well as they could have, they still managed to come away with a 4-2 win. Despite the early wins, the Hawks hit some bumpy ground acouple of weeks ago. After a tough loss against rival New Trier, the girls decided to use the defeat as a learning experience and to look ahead to Maine East. With

the shght drizzle, the team's attempts to win ended in a 1-1 tie with a goal by Maureen Mulvihill. The girls are still determined to keep their heads high and their goals in sight. The JV team has come out strong and tough this season. With a record of 4-1-1, they are well on their way to making this year a successful one. The Fresman team, also with a record of 4-1 -1, is looking to increase their winning record. The girls have a game at home tonight at 4:30 p.m. against Oak Park.

Hawk Softball under way by Michelle Dulski the Hawks played extremely well against Although the team does not have an out- them. standing record yet this season, there has been Some highlights thus far in the season outstanding effort displayed by individual have come from the wins against Niles West players against teams. (9-4) and against Waukegan (5-4). The Hawks have suffered losses against The team anticipates their game against Leyden, Rolling Meadows and Fremd. Maine West today at 4:30 p.m. The Hawks Against Leyden, the final score was 2-1, but will be playing at the Warriors' fields.

Badminton team steps up by Lania Ho The Badminton Team has been doing great this season. The Hawks record is 4-3 and they are eagerly waiting their future competitors. Although the team is in one of the toughest conferences, the Hawks are ready to defeat the competition. On Saturday, April 19, the girls 1*

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competed in a tournament at New Trier. They were able to come home with a thirteenth place finish out of 16 teams. Senior Vanessa Winkowski put in a terrific effort, playing at number one singles. Senior Ursula Szczelina and junior Kim Schwartz were able to place in their bracket.


Evanston 10:30 a.m. GBS Invite 9:00 a.m. GBN Relay Morton W Inv 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Mustang Inv Mustang Inv 5:00 p.m. 9:00 ajn. Oak Park 4:30 p.m. Elk Grove Inv 9:00 a.m. Maine West Waukegan/ 4:30p.m. Mather/MW

1 5-5 Rolling Meadows 4:30 p.m.

Evanston 4:30 p.m.

1 home contest 5-6


GBN 4:30 p.m. Niles North Highland Park 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Deerfield 5:00 p.m. GBN 5:00 p.m. Deerfield 4:30 p.m.

Loyola 4:30 p.m.

Highland Park 4:30 p.m.

May 2> 1991

It don't mean a thing if you ain 't got ttiat swing by Jason Fechner The Varsity volleyball team set some goals before the beginning of this season; start off undefeated-check; become ranked by the Chicago Tribune-check; win a State Championship-optimistic check. After starting off the season 3-0, the Hawks fell short for a first time against Glenbrook North. Maine East, Libertyville, Lane Tech, when would the Hawks lose? The answer to this question came about in a 15-12,

15-10 loss issued by Glenbrook North. Despite critical game play at the net, the Hawks couldn't get their passing game started. By the time the Hawks showed some sign of life, halfthe team was on the bus for theridehome. Defeated and dejected, the Hawks came out strong the next night against Notre Dame. Deciding not to let a losing streak develop, the Hawks trounced the Dons, overthrowing them with scores of 15-10, 15-8. Key performances were turned in by Jason Fechner

(10 kills, 7 blocks) and Octavian Radatoui (7 kills). Good passing/setting from the Hawks defensive specialist Zoran Stanoev and Nick "the Serbian Sensation" Colic. Solid play from Chris Xamplas and John Blumenshine sealed the victory for the Hawks. While Varsity begins to turn up the heat, the J. V. and Freshman teams follow the lead, beginning to obhterate any opposition in their path. The team would like to thank its fans and welcomes all students to join in on the fun.

Tennis tears up the court by PeterLuchesse Maine South tennis is back in season with high hopes. The team has its best array of talent in several years and has shown it in iieir boiling start of 3-1. Coach Bob Schmidt has the team ready to take on the toughest conference in the state. The strong start of the Hawks proves a fine future ahead. The Hawks bring back eight members from last year's team including six seniors. Despite the loss of number one

singles player, Rob Kurek, the team has picked up its game to account for his absence. Replacing Kurek is Brad Metzinger who has filled Kurek's big shoes well. The Hawks season opened with an easy victory over Elk Grove 6-1. The Hawks then comfortably handed losses to Maine East (43)andNilesWest(6-l). Maine South's backbone this year had been its doubles, not losing a match at any position in its first three meets. The first doubles of

Neal "Textbook" Sipkowsky and Peter Luchesse show skill and promise against statecaliber opponents. Greg "Dibs" Dybisz and Mike "Mad Man" Jakubow and perfect in their four meets at second doubles. The Hawks first loss came against a well experienced York team. Maine South battled to a 5-2 loss. However, with a healthy squad, the tennis team can compete with these top ranked teams and make a run at bringing the conference championship back home.



by Mike Mueller In their first outdoor meet, the Hawks Track and Field team faced off against the Maine East Demons and the Maine West Warriors in the annual District 207 track meet Last year the Hawks lost the meet by only a few points and were not about to let that become tradition. The Hawks ended up destroying both the Demons and the Warriors and regained the coveted traveling trophy. Throughout the meet the Hawks produced medal winners. Outstanding efforts came from Dino and George Gardiakos, who both brought home many first place medals. Now the team is working day in and day out to prepare for the season invites:. The Spartan Relays, Conants and the outdoor conference championship.

by Joey Hauffle The Varsity baseball team is on a rampage. The Hawks have beat their last four opponenets in stylish fashion. The Hawks are finally becoming the team that it was this summer. Great pitching from Brian Moore and com pany, outstanding hitting courtesy of Jon Sosner, and fundamental fielding from Mark Cameron are the keys to the Hawks success. Stellar coaching has also helped the Hawks. Coach Romes is only 6 wins awayfrom200. The Hawks are postive that they have plenty of wins ahead in the seaaon and their goal is to win conference and advance in the State Tournament. Come watch the Hawks on their quest for the tide. John Armour hurdles for the Hawks

photo by Brian Johnson

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