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Hillary celebrates her 50th Editors-in-Chief at Hillary interview by Sushila Dalai The Chicago Historical Society hosted a special interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday, October 27, for the benefit of student newspapers of the Chicago area. The interview was conducted by Carl S. Anthony, a noted author of biographies of many First Ladies. The interview was open to two student representatives and their sponsor from each school. In attendance were Sushila Dalai and Elizabeth Gibbons, Editors-in-Chief of Southwards, accompanied by Mrs. Deines. Anthony began by asking Mrs. Clinton about her childhood. She explained that she lived in Park Ridge beginning at age four and had always loved the city of Chicago. Her father had worked at the Merchandise Mart and she loved to explore the city and the huge buildings with him. Movie chps were also shown, including Hillary's mother, Mrs. Rodham, talking about her expectations for her daughter as a child and describing how she knew what she wanted and went about achieving it. Former teachers spoke about how conscientiously Hillary had pursued her schoolwork. Mrs. Clinton spoke about her experiences growing up in Park Ridge. She benefited from the community atmosphere, but feels the homogeneity of the town might have been a drawback. However, through the exposure to other people and world views from her youth minister at the First United Methodist Church, she believes that she was able to learn about others ways of life. Mrs. Clinton's involvement and initiative helped bring the world at large to her community. Such activities as baby-sitting for migrant workers' children or volunteering to help verify election results after the 1960 Kennedy election widened her range of experiences and world view. These foundations are what allowed Hillary Rodham Chnton to become an effective and involved First Lady. She has always had an abiding interest in children and feels that because she truly cares about chil-

Maine South gets first glimpse of First Lady by Tim Barounis There was an excitement in the air as Executive One, carrying the First Lady and a few members of her inmiediate family, landed at O'Hare Airport last Monday morning. The crowd was quiet, pensive and waiting breathlessly inside the hanger for the first gUmpse of Mrs. CUnton. She exited the plane and stood proudly

on the platform, smiling enthusiastically as the Maine East and Maine South Marching Bands each played their respective fight songs. She presented herself with poise and confidence. Among the Maine South students who had the oppportunity to greet the First Lady at O'Hare were the Marching Band, Color Guard, Hawkettes and Cheerleaders.

Mr. Andrews with Hillary Clinton dren, she must support all parents in every possible way. Her mother's encouragement to help others helped her to become what she is today. She also conmiented on her interest in international affairs. In her opinion, now that the Cold War is over, the role of the United States should not be to pull out of the countries where a threat to democracy is no longer perceived. Instead, she beUeves that now is the time to encourage the people of struggling democracies. Her visits to nations that are less than popular are very rewarding because she can observe the excitement these people have for the freedom we take for granted. Looking back at the opportunities she has had, it is difficult to keep perspective.. As a

student of Maine South, her current reality was only a dream. The December 22,1964 issue of Southwards contained an article beginning with the Une, "Excuse me, I'm from Time magazine. I'd like to get an interview from you about your high school career. You've has such a famous career and..." As Hillary Rodham listed the activities she had been involved with, how could she have known that her goals would be attained and that these words were strangely prophetic? Mrs. Clinton's concluding statement on October 27 was that all one can do is make the most of their education. That Mrs. Clinton's dreams have come true is not surprising; she has followed her own advice.

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The Editors by Sushila Dalai ".. .and nothing is But what is not." The words of Shakespeare's Macbeth hold true for perhaps every person on Earth. Each man longs for what he does not have. For high school students, there is endless longing for the goals and desire that seem just maddeningly out of reach. Perhaps this applies to thinking about college. There are probably hundreds of schools that you could go to, receive an excellent education and be happy attending. These are the schools that you can afford and know that you will be accepted for admission. However, this probably isn't enough to make you happy. You want to go to that certain school that you know is just perfect for you, where you would fit in perfecdy, would have so much fim and would learn so much. However, you can't afford it, your parents won't let you move that far away, or you simply did not get into that school. Maybe you didn't try to get in because you thought you would never have a chance. But, what occupies your thoughts the most? The options you dream about having eclipse the ones in existence. Perhaps you dream not only of schools, but also of another person. Maybe you have onefriendthat you wish was more. You have fun together, you can tell just about everything to each other, and you help each out whenever it is necessary. However, this does not satisfy you. Maybe instead of concentrating on the great friendship that you are enjoying, you are dreaming about the relationship that might happen. Perhaps a natural reaction to this would be so say; well maybe I should then concentrate on what is, andaot just look to what is not. For, attaining what is not is often difficult, is sometime unsuccessful, and can be painful. If that which is not is not only dreamt about, but real action is taken, no matter how difficult it may be to do this, success can be achieved. Maybe if you apply to that school, or apply for a scholarship, or worked very hard, you can get into that school. Maybe if you take the risk of movingfrombeing friends to being a couple, it will work. In the words of Shakespeare, "But screw your courage to the sticking place/And we'll not fail."

Feeling and kno by Craig R. Fallico, Spanish

Reflecting on the many smiles I see each day, I begin to see how easy it is to reach each other. So many of us want to remain individual and unattached. Yet the beauty of being fully human is our ability to grow into our definition, our individuality by attaching to and helping others. It is our reclusiveness that is hurting us. The world has never been more populated and humans have never been more emotionally isolated. How can this be? Let the new spirit be driven by a desire to reach out. Not by making a phone call, not by sending an E-mail, but rather by touching a hand, vaulting a smile, giving some time. We are right next to each other and we feel and know nothing! Let us get to feeling and knowing.

A different perspective by Christine Albright, English As you sit in your classes today, visualize the future. Put yourself "on the other side of the desk", so to speak, and imagine yourself going through the motions of starting class. Yes, that's you taking attendance, collecting assignments, guiding students through discussion. You are older, wiser, and a leader, faced with the responsibility of educating 25-30 students. You are a teacher at Maine South. Before you quickly dismiss this vision as unlikely, let me remind you to "never say never." Why am I so certain of this possibility? It's simple: when I graduated from South in 1989,1 did not see myself returning as a teacher eight years later. In 19891 saw hfe stretching before me like a straight line, with four years of college as the clearest part of my vision. I didn't realize that life sometimes loops back around on itself like a ball of twine, so that at times people or places that were once important can reappear, knotting the past with the present and the future. I have a "double vision" of South, having been here in two capacities. When students discover that I am an alumnus, they are usuallyfiillof questions about my unique perspective. Consequentiy, I thought I'd use some of the student questions which I have received in the past as a way of sharing my "double vision" on South. Question #1: What was your biggest concern in coming back to South as a teacher? I was worried that I would feel like I h^l

regressed. For example, I wondered if I would walk around the hallways and somehow "freak out", and start feeUng and acting sixteen again. Would I start carrying a backpack fiiU of books? Would I forget and go to the student cafeteria instead of the teacher's lounge for lunch? Would I feel the compulsive need to carry a hall pass, and show it to random hall monitors? I did not go up to my old locker in a trance-like state, trying my old combination with a vacant stare. (I do, however, pass by the hall monitors rather quickly, worried about not having a pass ... some old habits die hard). Question #2: What was the reaction of your high school friends when you told them you were going to teach here? My friends seemed genuinely excited about my job here, probably because they knew the difficulties of finding a teaching position. At this point, I feel both blessed and burdened by my high school friends. I say "blessed" because I still keep in touch with these wonderful people, and I am amazed that our friendships have survived many changes. I say "burdened" because, while I have managed to slip into my "new" teacher role, my friends cannot fathom the fact that I work with our old teachers. The issues of a former teacher's real name and a former teacher's real self are hot topics of conversation. For instance, a typical discussion might go something like this: continued on next page

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Student and teacher: Some views by Michael Andrews, Mathematics As a graduate of Maine South ('65) and as a teacher at Maine South since 1970, I have witnessed many changes at our school and changed many of my own perspectives relative to students, curriculimi and extracurricular activities over the years. As a student, I'm sure I often failed to realize the sheer amounts of time and energy my teachers' put forth to prepare lessons that were understandable, meaningful and useful in my academic growth. As a teacher over the years, I have marveled at the amount of time my fellow teachers spend in preparation for their daily classes. The need to coordinate imparting of information.

time for student reflection and questions and dispensing the proper amount of homework in the best interests of the smdents is not as easy a task and I sometimes wonder if all that effort is appreciated by the students. It is at a time like that that I can see in some of the students faces the inner satisfaction as they solve a difficult problem or understand a complex concept and I remember why I chose to enter the teaching profession. Helping someone learn is very selfrewarding and although direct thank-you's are hard to come by, indirect thank-you's ... a smile of recognition ... an enthusiastic "aha"...are plentiful. It's definitely a lot more rewarding to be a teacher than many


other professions (and a lot better than being a student). While all high schools are physically nothing but buildings with classrooms, gymnasiums, auditoriums, and parking lots and athletic fields, the spirit of the students, staff, and conmiunity are what make great high schools. The positive attitude, pride in the school by both students and faculty, and willingness to work together has given Maine South that special aura I still remember fi'om when I was a student back in 1965 and through the 27+ years from when I started as a new teacher in 1970.1 treasure the years I've spent at Maine South and will continue to treasure those that follow.


Perspective^"^ continuedfromprevious page Me: "So, I was talking with Bill today, and..." High School Friend, with a puzzled expression: "Bill? Bill who?" Me: "Bill Drennan. In the English Department. Anyway, Bill said..." HSF, with growing astonishment: "Bill? You call him BILL?" (At this point, HSF, long denied the pleasure of calling Mr. Drennan "Bill", explores this new power by pronouncing his name in every possible manner.) "Bill. B'-ill. You call Mr. Drennan 'Bill.' Shut up! So,.what's he really like, anyway?" When I recently asked my friend Steph about this reaction, she explained that, while time has moved on for me, time has stood still for all of my friends. In their minds, Maine South is a place where they are still 18 and where Bill Drennan is always Mr. Drennan. Overall, I am rather hesitant to attend my ten year reunion, which is looming on the horizon. I can hear conversations now: "Jack? You call Mr. Marino JACK? Jai ack. Jack. Get out! So what's he really Uke, anyway?"

Question #3: What do your former teachers think about you now being a colleague with them? I don't know how to answer this, because I've never asked them. It would be an awkward question to phrase. For instance, if I walked up to one of them in the faculty lounge and said, "Hey, what do you think about me teaching here?" they might feel a little "on the spot." Question #4: What has changed about the school since you were here? There's more that hasn't changed, in terms of both the physical place and the social environment. Technology is probably the most startling difference. For instance, when I graduated in 1989,1 still typed all of my papers on a typewriter. It's not that I was personally in the dark about technology, but that, compared to the current times, I was in the dark ages of technology. I could count on one hand the number of times I used a computer in high school. In fact, most teachers, if you asked them, would probably list technology as one of the greatest influences on education in the past decade. These are just a few responses to numerous student questions. Overall, I can say

that my "reconnection" to Maine South has been not only unique but also wonderful. I feel honored to teach with the teachers who inspired me, and at the school which helped to give me a great start on life. Also, I have a personal theory about teachers; I believe that every good high school teacher to a certain extent keeps their own adolescent experiences in mind. After all, every teacher was once a student, and therefore a teacher should remember their experiences in order to understand their students. I feel fortunate in this regard, since I am reminded on a daily basis of my high school experience. Perhaps, a few years from now, you will walk back into Maine South in a new capacity and with a new perspective. As I said before, it's not an impossibility. According to a Boy Scouts of America survey of student interests conducted here at Maine South last December, the one profession which ranked the highest in terms of interest level, with 114 respondents, is the one which students view every day: teaching. Widi the interest level this high, you just might find yourself "on the other side of the desk" in your not-very-distant future.

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America's love by Alison M. and Margaret B. You walk past them in the hall and you ignore them on the street—sometimes it seems like pennies aren't even a form of currency anymore. After all, 40 billion pennies were minted this year alone, but in a survey of 15 high school students, no one had more than three pennies on them. If no one has pennies on them, then they're not being used—but why not? Many people feel pennies are not acceptable. According toAnn Landers, merchants do not have to accept more than twenty five pennies. On Thursday night we set out on a mission: to find out if pennies were acceptable. Our first stop was 7-11, where we purchased a Chocolate Chug (highly recommended) for 89 cents. The cashier had no problem with us paying in pennies, although she did let the guy behind us go fu-st. Energized ft-om our Chocolate Chug, we spent the next several hours on our quest. While on our mission we purchased many things with pennies. At McDonalds we bought two apple pies, at Walgreens we bought Molten Gold lipstick (no one looks good in this color, although it does have a strange resemblance to Margaret's hair.) We stopped at Amoco for 3/4 of a gallon of gas, and at Denny's for coffee (our most expensive purchase, though neither of us drinks coffee.) We stopped at the Living Sea where we bought nine goldfish, at Dominicks where we bought an apple, and Boston Market where we bought a Mr. Pibb.

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Also, although pennies were accepted at All of these places accepted our pennies. Although, some people did make us feel Living Sea, all but one goldfish died within pennies were welcome. AtAmoco, we paid a week. I guess this means there are several Tom 97 pennies for the gas. He said "Next lessons to be learned from our adventure: time, you should have the pennies wrapped l)You just can't buy quality life in pennies anymore, 2) Chocolate Chug is delicious and in rolls of fifties." At Boston Market, Mike allowed us to should be enjoyed by everyone, 3) Pennies pay in peimies, but told us pennies are not are acceptable and still have purchasing usually accepted because "pennies are a pain power, 4) But the most important lesson is, in the butt to count." Although they accepted don't listen to Ann Landers—she's usually our pennies at Denny's, they made sure to wrong. count out the entire 130 pennies.

Alison and Margaret meet and new friend.

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A match made in heaven?

by Annie Kehoe Awwww, an other romantic comedy where everyone is happy and you are crying because you wish you could go to Ireland, meet a handsome man with a sexy accent, and within a week Ufe happily ever after? In a few words, this is Garafalo's latest flick. The Matchmaker. This movie was quite what I expected. Janene Garafalo was her usual funny self and makes the movie quite funny at times. There are numerous funny lines and scenarios that make you laugh out loud. So, I guess this movie wasn't a complete waste of my time. The synopsis? Well, Marci (Garafalo's character) works for a senator with the IQ of a small pea pod, who is trying to get reelected and losing terribly. He sends her to Ireland to look up his 'McGlory' ancestors to push the Irish support. As fate would have it, she arrives during the annual matchmaking festival, and is pursued by noso-good-looking Irish suitors from the minute she gets off the plane. Marci stays in

a room that can be dehcately put as petite, and walks in her bathroom to find her future romantic love interest sitting in wellaged bath water. They fight the whole movie and somehow, in the end are kissing in the states. Truly Oscar-worthy. What surprised me was the attractiveness, or lack there of, of the leading man. He's a common (tall), Irish shmoe. You might recognize him firom Braveheart. as the crazy loyal Irishman who spoke of Ireland being his island. So you maybe have an idea that he's a bit funny-looking. When we first see him ahnost naked in that bathtub, we want to cringe, but he grows on you as you watch the movie, and you see him as pathetically cute. I paid $7.50, for this movie, and I'm really regretting it. That's a lot of dough, and I can think of many other things 1 would have rather done with it, than go see a movie that made me go "Awwwww, how cute." I do recommend this flick, but for your pocket's sake, wait until it's at the dollarfiftv shows.

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Leadership at its best Freshman

Nicole Penn by Grant Ullrich Do you know who the current freshman class president is? That's right, it's Nicole Penn. She has had previous experience in Student Council at her elementary school, being the President during sixth grade. At Maine South, Penn is involved with German Club, Pep Club and girls' crosscountry. When she is not busy studying or running, Penn contributes to Eyrie and plays for a soccer team in Mt. Prospect. This year, her plans for Freshman Class Council include having many successful fund-raisers, one of which is a possible dance-a-thon, and winning more spirit contests. In the future, Penn plans to continue her involvement with Class Council while exploring other possibilities in Student Council.


Francis byFutris Michelle Menoni As sophomore class president, Francis Futris desires to increase Sophomore enthusiasm this year. When Futris first started, she was quite impressed with Class Council. "All the kids have such positive ideas that it becomes overwhelming at times. We also have a knockout sponsor because Mr Fallico puts a lot of effort into running Class Council, " says Futris. She enjoys student government because, "It's fun! Students have a chance to speak up and are allowed to be part of the decision making process." Futris wants as many people to be involved as possible so that numerous suggestions are put forth. Aside from her involvement with student

government, Futris participates in a vanety of other activities: Chorus, Orchestra, Basketball, Soccer, Brotherhood, Mathletes and the school play.


Brian Price by Kathleen Dunne The Junior Class is being taken under the wing of President Brian Price. Brian is very excited about this year's Class Council because of the huge response at meetings. He is very proud of the Junior Class and beheves they have a lot of school spirit. Price says that the Homecoming float turnout was proof, when almost thirty people showed up and succeeded in winning the contest. Price's goals for this year are to have the dances sponsored by Junior Class to be successes and allow people to have fun. As if running the Junior Class isn't enough, Brian is also actively involved in Brotherhood, French Club, M Club, Student Council, and plays soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Presidents Scott O'Donnell, Francis Futris and Nicole Penn, along with Brian Price (not pictured) provide leadership for their classes. Photo by Kate Boychuck.


Scott O'Donnell b\ Marx Futris Scott O'Donnell, the Senior Class President, is interested in Class Council due to his desire to become involved in student politics. O'Donnell says, " I want to have a voice in the affairs of my class and take charge of representing my class body." His goals as President include making dances successful, having low admission to the prom, getting real sand at the Beach Party and producing a "killer speech" at graduation. Besides Class Council, O'Donnell is involved in wrestling, football. Student Council, Brotherhood and Health Unlimited.

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"Kim is demonstrating art skills that mark a major breakthrough in her understanding of techniques to illustrate fonns and values. She is an excellent student in art and a worthy example for her fellow students to emulate. She also is a leader in sports, i.e. varsity volleyball." -Robert R. Cobb

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South Students Take the Lead

Imagine a week in Colorado full of Whitewater rafting, horseback riding and sleeping under the stars-all for free. While this may sound too good to be true, four lucky students from Maine South were given this opportunity. Juniors Brian Pick, Brian Price, Amy Angarone and Laura Paine were chosen to be Maine South's first four recipients of the J. Kyle Braid Leadership award. They were selected by a panel consisting of Mr. Reese, Dr. Cachur, coaches and teachers. Kyle Braid was a sixteen year old football star in Melbourne, Florida, who was told by his coaches to get "bigger, stronger and faster." To do this he began taking anabolic steroids, and within nine weeks they had driven him to commit suicide. His parents channeled their grief in a positive manner and built a ranch dedi-

cated to their son's memory. Thus began the J. Kyle Braid foundation which strives to "develop leadership skills that promote responsible decision making, increased self-esteem, resist negative peer preasure and encourage conflict resolution." Every week during the summer months twenty indiBrian Pick viduals from around the country visit the ranch in Villa and Brian Grove, Colorado. The ranch consists of a main lodge, an outdoor sports court, five log cabins (without electriPrice join cal power), a fimess center, bam and horse corral. head facilitaThe fimess center includes two hot tubs, showers, a tor Georgia free-weight room, sauna, big-screen TV and makeshift driving range. Aside from Whitewater raftHillina ing, horseback riding and target shooting, Colorado log there were daily leadership training activicabin. ties and seminars. Well-known speaker Mike Collet, founder of Strong Athletes Against Steroids, spent the week at the ranch and gave a speech highlighting the dangers of anaboUc steroids. In addition, there was a low ropes challenge course which helped build trust, confidence, communication skills and selfesteem. As a whole, the group feels that they will be able to utilize the skills and knowledge that they acquired during their once in a lifetime experience to promote decision making. TTiey were able to share experiences with people they had never met and ^ build Ufe-long friendships. "A mature tree can shed about This summer four more Maine 700.000 leaves in the fall." South students will have the oppuitunity to attend the ranch and •-horticulturist Sara Fitzrmirris join last year's group in helping teens take the lead.

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Amy Angarone and Laura Paine enjoy the big Colorado sky.

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A look at what's happening at other area schools

by Jacek Wypych Fall and winter are very depressing times. For one, it's back to school jrfter a wonderful but short summer. But there is more to it by Kathleen Dunne than that. Life seems to come to a complete As the school year began, the media reported several times on standstill and time stretches forever, the different dress codes that are being enforced in the makingwinter last even longer than the four Chicagoland area. Although Maine South has not yet set a dress months it's supposed to last. code, many surrounding schools have. An article by Cara Wouldn't it be great to sleep through all Heneberry from Antioch Community High School discusses the these decadent months? Many animals, like j£ "i advantages and disadvantages of the dress code being enforced bears, groundhogs, and squirrels, do. These J^L ^ 1 ; at particular schools. animals learned long ago to hibernate to adapt to their harsh surroundings—lack of J^Hv *«'^^i The school board (North Chicago High School and grade food and subzero temperatures. JJJ^Hf ^ H ^ schools) decided to enforce a dress code for this year. The grade When autumn reveals the first of its I ^ H ^ B * i school has more restrictions on their dress code than the high golden leaves, the shorter days trigger a re- ' "..'. ..^^__J[; school. Kindergarten through eighth graders have to wear dark sponse in almost all animals. They become black or blue dress pants, a white collared shirt and no gym shoes. increasingly drowsy as winter approaches The high school dress code is business/casual. They have more leniency and variety and start eating a lot. They eat so much bewith their clothes. Their pants must be dress pants, no jeans allowed. Their shirts must cause they will depend on their fat stores have a collar and there are no gym shoes allowed. during their winter slumber. This drowsiness The dress code was not created because there were problems with the students' clothand himger is the first phase of hibernation. ing. The pohcy went into effect to help create a better learning atmosphere. In the past When the end of fall is near, they find their the school and students carried a looser and more casual appearance. With the dress winter homes and go into the second phase code many are noticing changes in the students. "Some students are even walking difof hibernation, which is a four month long ferently. The students look and feel good. The feeling good changes their mind set and nap. they are prepared and ready to learn." School officials also noted that the attendance of During their naps, the body temperatures the smdents is high, though they will wait to see if the students' grades and GPA's will of these animals drop to aboutfiftydegrees, be affected. their hearts may slow by 99%, and their Surprisingly, the students reacted very well to the change. There has been no major breathing can drop to one breath per two complaining or protesting. hours. When in their state of hibernation, Tlie dress code seems to have its ups and downs. There may be less money spent on animals get up only to eat, urinate, give birth the students' school wardrobe, but not every student feels comfortable in the clothing and confront intruders. specifications required by the dress code. ITie dress code may put students on a more Humans, too, are animals. However, in equal level, but some smdents may not like that feeUng. For some individuals and schools this cyberworld of virtual technology and advanced electronics, they seem to have forthe attimdes and atmosphere of the classroom learning environment is enhanced by the gotten that basic fact. But because humans more formal dress code. With other students and schools, the formality has no positive are animals, the laws that govern animals effects. The dress code is still in its experimental stages. Schools are simply ttying to also apply to them. create the best environment for learning. As animals, people have gone through evolution, adapting to whatever nature threw at them in the course of the eons that have passed since their creation.Today's proud Homo sapien no longer hibernates. However, like many other animals that were hibemators long ago, he still goes through the py Dare Sntith first phase of winter sleep. This first phase There are several new food businesses that are appearing in includes increasing drowsiness, inactivity Park Ridge. With this growth, there is a question of the effect of and a strange hunger that does not go away. commerce on the community and the city. Is this change positive Every Ml, miUions of people go through or its effect adverse on the community? this first, preparatory phase. They become St. Louis Bread Company, Oberweis Darry, and Einstein Brothmoody, depressed, irritable and withdrawn. ers Bagels are just some of the new restaurants and hot spots in the t_ As winter approaches it becomes harder to up town area. One of the many motives behind the opening of concentrate—even to think straight. Creativthese new restaurants is expanding. ity is lost with the falling leaves of autumn. On the positive side, new businesses bring needed revenue into the town, which is Many people feel a strange and intense desomething that the whole community benefits receiving. Because of the new stores, sire to cram food—not necessarily to eat but competition significantly increases in the same market. Keeping prices down, this comjust to have something in their mouths. petitive spirit is a good thing for the consumer; yet, it can be harmful to the businesses All of these symptoms are signs of onthat have already establishal themselves long ago in Park Ridge. coming hibernation. Almost everyone beJeff Cox, an employee of "What's the Scoop," clearly states, "During the summer, comes sick of all those freezing mornings, business is unaffected; however, in the winter time, this cuts the profits due to the Mondays and Februarys that make up our decrease in consumers available for each business." wonderful winters. And if evolution hadn't So for right now, the consumers will benefit from the price war. As for businesses, played a trick on humans, they could be it's true Darwinism—the survival of the fittest. sleeping through it all.

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Student freedom of press at risk by Elizabeth Gibbons "Beauty is truth, truth beauty-that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know." Throughout American history there has been a constant debate as to who is entitled to the truth of which John Keats speaks. Children are often deprived of the truth in an effort to protect their innocence and foster their growth. There is an overwhelming sense of necessity in adults when it comes to truth, they crave it. Yet high school students fall into a gray area which places them in neither category and leaves both students and law-makers questioning what rights are applicable to these members of society. Which doctrine is more important, the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press or the doctrine of in loco parentis which gives school administrators the power to act in place of parents in protection of the students? The debate over this question has reached a rather heated level during the past few months as censorship has come to the forefront in Illinois high school journalism. The Naperville North student newspaper. The North Star, was preventedfromrunning an article dealing with a teacher who was fired for sexual abuse of a student. Principal Bruce Cameron felt that it would be disrespectful to those with a connection to the case to run the story. Protecting the victim and her brother ÂŁis well as other students was his main concern when he refiised to allow the paper to pubhsh the story. Evenmally, the story was run after the teacher pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct charges in court. TTiis, however, did not solve the problem or calm any of the protest. Editors still felt that their rights had been violated when the story was first censored. Immediately, the editors of the paper and others in the cornmunity voiced their objections. More than a dozen students and some of their parents were in attendance at the school board meeting on Monday, October 20, to voice their protest against what they see as blatant censorship. "We feel we should have every right to print it, because it was newsworthy," said Adam Kress, one

Newspaper censorshipcould it happen at Maine South?

How could censorship affect Maine South? of the authors of the article. North Star Editor-in-Chief Adrian Holovalty was quoted in the Chicago Tribune as adding, " By censoring the article, he [the principal] has only made it worse for the people involved. His goal was to protect the girl. I respect him for that, but he is infringing on our rights as joumahsts." This incident, however, is not the beginning of the batde. Three years ago Naperville Central's school newspaper attempted to publish a story regarding the use of taxpayers' money by administrators for travel. The administration refused to allow the students to pubhsh the names of those involved in the scandal. This decision raised a great deal of controversy. The protest prompted state legislator Mary Lou Cowlishaw, a representatiVe

from Naperville, to introduce a bill in the Dhnois General Assembly that would make it illegal for administrators to censor student newspapers unless the material was deemed " Ubelous" or " incited criminal activity." This bill easily passed the House by a vote of 109 to 4 and passed the Senate unanimously. However, Governor Edgar, who did not support it, vetoed it. A push to override the veto has been made by the Dhnois Journalism Education Association. They feel that its passage is essential to the survival of sound journalism on the high school level. With their help Cowlishaw hopes to successfully override Edgar's veto. The vote was to have taken place during the last week of October. The question of what rights high school students have as joumahsts will then be answered; from a legal standpoint. From a moral standpoint, the question may never be truly settied.

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Project Plus adopts school in Kenya by Lynn Bielski Project Plus has adopted a school outside Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. The Lodlia Primary School teaches children from first grade to age 16 or 17. Five hundred students attend this school, which is staffed by five teachers. Project Plus building cochairpeople Lynn Bielski and Katie Marcucchi are currently working to find airlines and shipping companies who could send the textbooks, paper, pens and pencils that Project Plus hopes to collect for the school. Amy Byrge, Carl Hughes, Jeff Lazzaro and Paul Sarran are exploring key issues such as textbook donation and collection. Project Plus hopes to help the children of the LodUa School, who have no playground or recess equipment. Many of the children caimot even afford proper clothing

and some have no shoes Although Lodlia is a public school, parents must pay expensive fees in order for their children to attend. These fees can add up to almost half of a family's yearly income. Because of thisfinancialstrain on families, parents often rotate school attendance between their children, with one child attending school for one year and another child the next. This project is in the primitive stages, but organizers feel that it is a worthy cause and hope that it will grow into a long-term outreach branch of Project Plus.

Park Ridge welcomes Deutschland by Karin Vonesh October 17 marked an exciting day for seventeen smdents and their English teacher from the Markgrafengymnasium in Karlsruhe, Germany. On that day they arrived at Maine South. These students were part of an exchange that allowed Maine South students to host visiting German students and will provide them with the opportunity to travel to Germany next summer. Through daily field trips they visited common attractions in downtown Chicago, like the Sears Tower, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Navy Pier, Water Tower and the John Hancock center. On a two-day excursion to the south, the group visited the state Capitol in Springfield as well as an Amish village on the return voyage. By staying with American famiUes these students also had the opportunity to learn about American culture first hand. The weekends provided time for famiUes to show their exchange students around Park Ridge and the surrounding area. On their first day in America many of the students attended their first football game and the school play. Another attraction that received widespread interest was Fright Fest at Great America. The German students were particularly interested in this because they do not celebrate

Editor's Note This issue ofSouthwords marks the first time the name plate and overall look of the paper has been changed in years. Having replaced our aging Macintosh SE's with brand new Apple Power Macs, the editors can now create effects that previously were difficult and time-consuming. Southwards now uses seven Power

German and American students pose with Dr. Cachur Photo by Ms. Glunz Halloween at home. enteen German students enjoyed their visit On Monday, October 20 the German stu- and their hosts enjoyed having them as dents attended classes with their hosts. Al- guests. though they had to go to school during their From the brain vacation time, it proved interesting and informative to see how American students Ny^of Katie Spindler: learn. Overall the eleven-day long exchange There are 250 proved to be an enormous success. TTie sevmice to a gallon. Macintosh 5500/225 computers and a high powered file and printer server. Our software has been updated to include Microsoft Office 4.2.1 for Mac OS as well as Adobe PageMaker 6.0. We now are using the same, if not better, hardware and software than most major newspapers across the nation use.

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Swimmers look to conference meet by Karin Vonesh The girls' swim team is drawing into the final days of its season. Tonight at 5:00 p.m. the Varsity Conference swim meet will be held at Glenbrook North High School. Tomorrow afternoon the J.V. Conference meet will be held at GBN as well. Saturday, November 15 will be the Sectional meet at York High School. Last week was an important one for the swimmers. On Tuesday they faced York in a dual meet. The varsity team performed very well, but was un-

able to beat the Dukes. The final score was a very respectable 95-91. The J.V. team proved to be strong and came out victorious.

The senior meet was held on Friday against Maine West. It marked the last dual

Hawks helping out By Brian Price Maine South's athletes have always been known TOT being conimitted to serving their community. Recently, several members of the Varsity Club {feniale letter winners) and M-Club (male letter winners) assisted the Paric Ridge Lions Clob at their Annual Candy Days. The Candy Days took place at the intersection of

Higgins and Cumberland on October 9th and 10th. By volunteering two hours of their time, the students raised money for tiiose with bearing, vision and odÂťr disabilities. It provÂŤi to be a fulfilling e^qjerience fw everyone involved. Ines Tiu commented, "I was glad to have had the oiq>ortuniiy to telp raise money for such a worttty cause. It turned out to be fiin."

Tennis successfully finishes by Alison Upton Girls' Tennis has had one of its most successful years completing the season with victories. The strength of the Varsity has really shown itself in the last few weeks of the season. Maine South won Sectionals sending all of the players on to state. Elizabeth Bingier, the only underclassmen, won first place at Sectionals. The doubles team of Isa Werner and Kris Goodman also won first place. Denise Lesniewski placed high enough in singles, as well, to advance. The last minute illness of Melissa Poulos left Liz Hughes without her normal partner, luckily Kate Rogers was able to step in and fill those shoes. The team of Hughes and Rogers also placed well

enough to continue on to the state finals. The team was thrilled to be sending all of the Sectional players to state. A number of players also placed well at the State level. Bingier was in the top sixteen. This being only her sophomore year she looks hopefully towards an even higher finish in the years to come. Werner and Goodman placed in the top sixty-four finishing off their senior year with a strong performance. The team will have large holes to fill next year, as the majority of the varsity team is seniors. With Bingier leading the underclassmen, there is hope for a strong team. The seniors will be greatly missed as the team looks on to new things to come in the following year.

meet of the season as well as a good-bye to the five seniors. A brief ceremony honored these seniors and their famiUes. Of all the fall sports, swimmers are required to make the longest time commitment. Not only must they stay at school from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but they also must stay focused on their sport for much longer, for their season runs into midNovember. Despite its demanding nature, the swim team still manages to compete well and offer enjoyment to its members.

Golf State By Bret Olson While the Boys' Golf Team was ousted fi-om the playoffs, freshman phenom Meg Nakamura gained valuable experience by contending at the Girls State Championship Meet. On the first day of competition, she shot eighty-four, placing her 25th in the state. The second and final day she shot another strong round of ninety-four. The experience should turn out to be useful as she contends for the state title in the next three years.

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Soccer season ends By Eric Schmidt The Hawks' soccer season came to an abrupt end last Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Palatine. Near the end of the first half, the visiting Pirates put in the eventual game winning goal, and held the Hawks for the rest of the game. The best word to use when describing this season would be disappointing. The 9-7-8 overall record and the 5-2-4 conference record do not truly represent the talent and high level of play these Hawks displayed during the season. The Hawk defense, led by senior co-captain John Armour, gave up .67 goals per game. Senior defenders Brad Anderson, Jeff Chimelinski, Josh Klaczek and juniors Mario DiLorenzo, co-captain Brian Price, Justin Eatherton, Eric Totsch and goahe

Cross-Country sends three runners to East Aurora Sectional

Eric Schmidt pulled together for eleven shutouts (six wins, five ties). The defense was a bright spot for the team, and with many significant members returning, the Hawks should be strong next year. The midfielders and forwards never gave up hope that they would turn things around. Hard work and effort by co-captain Paul Johnson, Charlie 2^i, Drew Moffat, Joe Fahrenbach and Greg Kazmierski will hopefully translate into more goals next season. Seniors Marco Capasso, Dan Cheong, Phil WilUams and Klaczekfinishedtheir careers earlier than expected but will be remembered by their gutsy performances throughout the year.

By Matt Wanat Although this year's boys cross country team did not win conference as they had hoped, they were able to have two all-conference runners. Matt Madura came in ninth place and Mac Campagna came in tenth place to lead the Hawks to a fourth place finish in the conference meet. For the season, the varsity teamfinishedin third place. At their own conference meets, the junior varsity and frosh-soph teams placed first and are now the reigning conference champs. Turpeau, and a Chris Gruening touchdown In the I.H.S.A Regional Meet, the Hawks pass to Angarone. had a formidable finish. Although the team Due to a disappointing loss to Belvidere in did not qualify for Sectionals, three indithefirstround the team's season has finished. viduals qualified. Matt Madura (22nd), Two late fumbles allowed Belvidere to score Brian Wells (26th) and Brian Dickey (29th) nineteen unanswered points in the fourth will be representing the Hawks at the East quarter Aurora Sectional.

Football finishes 9-0 By John Moran The long hours both at practice during the season and in the weight room during the off-season have paid off for the Hawk football team. The intensity and dedication of the coaches and players has enabled the Hawks to win their sixth straight conference championship and finish with their fu'st ever undefeated season. The Hawks finally completed their quest for a 9-0 season with dominating wins over Niles North and Deerfield. Against the Vikings, the Hawks came out with a lopsided 60-0 victory. Touchdowns by Dino Gardiakos (three), Keith Eltvedt (two), Nick Reuhs, Matt Angarone, Mike O'Malley and Mark Szramek allowed the Hawks to give everyone on their roster a chance to play. The next week, the.Hawks traveled to Deerfield for a game which would decide the conference championship and playoff seeding. The team controlled the game on both sides of the ball and again won in convincing fashion by the score of 56-13. The Hawks came out quickly and powerfully, never letting the Warriors have a chance. Phil LaMonica, Jason Kacprowski, Tim Czerwonka and Brian Deines were keys in stopping their attack. On offense, Gardiakos once again was a scoring machine and ended the game with six touchdowns in only three quarters of action. Other scores came from Reuhs, Atwaan

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Regional champs! by Anna Kurtz At the beginning of each race the girls' cross country team said, "Go, fight, win Hawks." As the team finished the regional meet with a vicory, they have realized that they have gone, fought and won. After winning the conference tide on all three levels on October 18th, the varsity went on to be the victors at the regional level a week later. Maine South's performance at the conference meet was the best the team has seen since 1989. The freshman won their race with 19 points, only 4 away from a perfect score. Katrina Kloess came in 2nd for the Hawks, followed by Amanda Milnamow, Erin Mason, Mandy Payne, Liz Pahlke and Karen Davis. The A^ team finished with the lowest score of the three races, 18 points. Anna Kurtz was the TV champion with a time of 14:01, Jenny Fink and Asheley Kiefer were not far behind, as theyfinishedsecond and third places respectively. The Liu twins: Lina and Lydia, finished fourth and fifth, followed by Lynn Janik and Natalie Fuller. Varsity proved their might once again with a score of 46 points. Ehzabeth Gibbons can boast her well deserved title of confer-

ence champion as she finished first with a time of 12:43. Maura Collins was second in the chute for the Hawks with a time of 13:11, followed by Gina Kremer (13:13), Nicole Penn (13:36), Rebecca Boudos (13:41), Meghan Sexton (13:44) and CaraCordaro (13:55). Although the season finished for most at conference, the top seven varsity finishes journeyed to Grant Park to take on ten other teams at the St. Ignatius Regional. They finished with a score of 49, nearly 20 points ahead of the second place team. The times, considering the weather conditions could not have been any better. Gibbons finished second with a time of 12:59, Kremer finished fourth with 13:15 and Collins finished sixth with 13:17. Not far behind was Penn (13:36), Boudos (13:44), Sexton (13:45) and Cordaro (14:19). Responding to the positive encouragement and skillful coaching of Mr. Gabauer, girls cross country ended the season as one of the strongest teams ever. The lady hawks were the only Maine South Team with an undefeated dual meet record on both levels. Without a doubt, this season proved the Hawks worthy of all the awards they received, and they have gone, fought and won.

Elizabeth Gibbons leads the Hawks to victory f^ pfaoco couitesy of Mr. Gabauer

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