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Page 2Faces on the Wall

Page 3- News CommentaryHazing at Stevenson-

-COMMENTARYPage 4-POE on ID'S Page 4- Simplicities in Life Page 5- Fresh Starts Page 5- Nowhere to Go Page 6- Down with the Hippies!

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Page 7- Friends Pages 8-9- New Teachers

SPORTSPage 10- Football Page 10-Boy's Golf Page 10- Girl's Tennis Page 11- Girl's Volleyball Page 12- Boy's Soccer Officer Kitty takes a break to pose for the camera

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Faces on the wall by Erin Calandriello When you think of all the athletes that have come from Maine South, you are often reminded of the individuals who helped guide and create the Hawk's athletic legacy. The Maine South Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honor athletic administrators, trainers and interscholastic coaches who have offered so much to the Maine South athletic program. Also, the Hall of fame gives credit to those who have committed themselves to building the spirit and experience of Hawk athletics through non-coaching capacities. This Saturday during halftime, our long-time friends will be inducted. Inductees start with Gordy McLean, the Director of Bands (1964-1992). For twentyeight years, he made music come to Ufe at Maine South through Marching Band halftime football performances. Pep band refrains at basketball games, and the introduction to our fight song, "Hail to the Hawks." Rolling right along, we come to George Verber, an excellent boy's baseball, basketball, and track coach. Coach Verber has recently guided members of the track team to the IHSA State meet. Along with guiding teams, George also led the boys baseball team to two CSL conference-titles, four IHSA District Championships, and the list continues. However, Coach Verber is best known for his leadership in the Boys basketball program. He assisted in coaching the

1979 Varsity basketball team to success in the IHSA state championship. Not surprisingly. Coach Verber was elected to the Who's Who of American Basketball coaches. Next in line comes Bill Drennan, who for

Coach Verber twenty-nine years has taught EngUsh and coached male athletes in both cross-country and track. He has helped several atheletes quaUfy for the IHSA State Meet every year of his career as head coach and coached five Maine South athletes to all-State recognition. In addition to this. Coach Drennan, in 1986, was named as the PTC Educator of the Year. Most importantly, his philosophy of striving for your personal best perfor-

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mances is apparent in all of his athletes. Along with reaching full potential, Phylhs GoU demonstrated her coaching talents to an outstanding level in Girls and Boys gymnastics, girls swinnming, and girls softball. During her twenty-three years in working with the girls swim team, she helped them earn the 1975 IHSA State Championship and led the 1994 JV team to the CSL Conference Championship. As the first head coach of girls gymnastics. Coach Goll for fifteen years guided her athletes into the IHSA state finals three times and All American recognition on six occasions. Finally, we come to Phil Hopkins, who has helped coach the football team for thirtyone years. Going into his 1999 season as head Varsity coach, his teams have eamed an outstanding record of 130-47. The varsity Hawks have achieved a perfect 35-0 conference record for the past seven s e a s o a ^ and have won nine CSL Conference C h a r ^ ^ pionships. His teams have reached the EHSA state play-offs 8 out of the last 9 years and in 1995, brought home IHSA Class 5 A Football Championship. Out of his entire career, the most valuable characteristic that Coach Hopkins has instilled within his players is drive and determination. Congratulations to all five Maine South Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.

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News Who's that roaming the halls of Maine South? by Nina Mariano Does everyone remember the assembly we had in gym class? Well, if you don't, that's okay, because this article explains what's been going on. 1) Before and after school, 10 people in orange vests with walkie-talkies will be monitoring the school area. Also, there will be staff at various doors during these times and passing periods. 2) Another security officer, not in uniform, will be roaming the halls, along with a Park Ridge PoUce officer in uniform. He will have his own office within the school. Students can go there to discuss pohce issues, report incidents, and inquire about community services and activities. Thetard called him, "another set of eyes." 3) In every classroom of the A-wing there

are posters explaining the new "hotUnes". If anyone needs to report anything, they can call the Maine South violence hotline at (847) 292-6377 or the IlUnois tip hotiine at 1-800-477-0024. For an emergency call 911. 4) The school has purchased handheld metal detectors, and they are not aftzud to use them. They are still, however, confirming the legal aspects of them. 5) There will be more parents meetings at school. The school wants parents to know that there are outside resources for counseling, along with the school social workers. The school wants to reach out to students and their famiUes. 6) Dr. Cachur is organizing a new group that has to do with the safety of the school. It's a group of students who need help or

just need to talk. Dean Thetard says, "We want to make kids feel better about themselves." 7) The school will also be training more people for a First Aid Team. After the tragic Columbine incident, we've learned that it's better to be safe than sorry and Maine South is one step ahead. "It can't hurt", says Thetard, who hopes things will go well. These are just some precautions the school is taking to ensure our safety. Expect more changes in the upcoming years. If you have any more questions, talk to Dean Thetard or Dr. Cachur and don't be afraid to report something that could be a danger to our school, lives could be at stake as we recently have seen. Let's help keep our school a safe place.

Shameless hazing scars Stevenson by Megan Gibbons To be on varsity, was most likely Stevenson High School's young junior varsity football player's dream. Somehow, that all changed on August 27,1999, the day the young players were introduced to the varsity. The varsity football players at Stevenson heartlessly and mindlessly hazed the young boys, leaving them with nothing but humihation and fear. Four upperclassmen put five underclassmen through not so much even pain and agony, but more shame and mortification. The older boys, the boys who were supposed to be the role models, the ones that everyone looks up to, left holes in each of these young boys' hearts, holes that can almost never be filled. The older boys forced the young boys through shameless acts, that left them exposed and violated. These acts did not leave much hope for team unity and mentors.Those four footbal players wiped those words right out of Stevenson High School's vocabulary. After an incident like this, it doesn't seem like there would be much expectation left for young players at Stevenson, for what is

it that they have to look forward to? Do they run the risk of being humiliated and horribly embarrassed, do they have to worry about that varsity football player that is walking in their direction? The school's ethics have been turned upside down, for what type of morals are these kids running on if an alarm bell doesn't go off as they perform acts such as these? What exactly does one gain by torturing the ones that look up to them in awe? What is it that provides a thrill in hearing people squeal? These actions did not go on unnoticed, however, as the four older boys were slapped with misdemeanor charges as well as suspension from their football team. There has to be a point where the silly pranks and the teenage stunts are stopped, and things get serious. This was one of those times. This wasn't just a silly incident in which mothers can shrug and say," Oh, boys will be boys." This was a situation in which lives were altered, and hearts crushed. This was not the simple penny throw in the hallway; this will leave a scar, not just a red bump. The line has been drawn, and it has

been recognized that what took place was most definitely beyond the average prank. People haven't just been written up, and reprimanded, they now face a pohce record at an extremely young age. One has to question: was it at all worth the life altering results it achieved? If these boys are convicted, they will forever be reminded of the pain that they caused, and the life that they changed so very much. Instead of being known as the guy who changed a life and helped someone get where they are today, they will be known as the guy who changed a Ufe, and left a hole in a heart. Perhaps we will never know what it is that drove these boys to such acts, or why they thought it was normal. Is today's society sending that message, that true humiliation is normal, an everyday experience. Well, let us better the future, let us make sure that around here, society doesn't tell us that it is normal, and that it is just a simple joke. Let us make a difference, let us be the ones who change hves for the better. So Maine South, I say to you, reach out and change a life for the better.


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Simple things in life by Britt Frederiksen

The last on ID'S by Maura Collins When I was a freshman, student ID cards were nonexistent. Students were supposed to carry them around but nobody did, nor was anybody interrogated about the whereabouts of their ID. As a sophomore I was told to wear the ID on a string around my neck. The objective was to create a friendlier school atmosphere where everyone would know everyone else's name. The students in general did not see a reason to wear the ID's and many spent the school year protesting in the form of walkouts and marches in front of city hall. When I was a junior, the ID rules became stricter and more strictly enforced. The students were upset that the administration slapped them with fines and detentions for missing an ID. Many people disliked the way that teachers had to waste class time to check whether or not students were wearing an ID. Only a month into my senior year, however, I can already see a change in the students' ID philosophy. Nearly everyone is wearing an ID. It could be because to the current freshmen, sophomores and juniors ID's were just another thing to adapt to as high school began—similar to the augmented gait necessary to go from P.E. to the A-wing in five minutes. Maybe the shootings in Littleton, Co. encouraged us to wear our ID's. Regardless of whether or not the ED's make Maine South safer, Littleton offers a concrete reason to wear them. Maybe we wear them because after three years it is apparent that ID's are here to stay. At first it was exciting and fun to revolt and fight for abohshing ID's, but there is only so long we can fight a losing battle and we were definately losing this battle. But why did it take nearly three years to give in and wear the ID's? Those three years were the waiting period—the trial run, where we tested to see if the administration was for real or not. It is obvious only now, after three years, that the administration was not kidding.ID's are here for good!

Imagine a world without any of this: parents, school, grass, oxygen, free McDonald's ketchup, the Bill of Rights, die sun, youth, school clubs, teachers, the writing lab, the cafeteria workers, grandparents, trees, free radio,water and sight. It would be pretty scary, wouldn't it? These are the things we at Maine South take for granted the most often. During the course of our days we complain about all the work we have to do, the little time we have, and how much our parents annoy us. We never express any sign of thanks for all that we, the smdents of Park Ridge, have. Although we will always find something about school lacking and less than desirable, we should be able to realize what we do have. The list above is only a small amount of things we take for granted. Yes, it is doubtful that at some moment all the grass in the world will disappear, but what if it did? Would you miss it? What if we went to a school in down town Chicago and did not have a nice quiet 'grassy knoll' to sit on on hot days? It is possible. Grass, as little and insignificant as it may seem, is much more important than we beUeve. Not only does it look pretty in our suburban front lawns, but it does actually serve a purpose: it exchanges the carbon dioxide we breath out for oxygen that we breath in, and without oxygen we wouldn't be Uving much longer. Maine South is full of things we use

daily and just expect to be around. We come" to school every year expecting to have everything we have always had but took for granted. One year, however, we may come back and realize all that we did take for granted is gone because we abused it. We forgot about all those areas of the school we go to daily and they deteriorated away. No more nurse's office, no more trainer, no cafeteria or bookstore. The hours are so inconvenient and there is such a long line. Yes, that may be true, but do you need to complain about it? Would you rather we did not have a bookstore and you had to locate all the school supplies at difl** ferent stores all over Chicago? We have already started the year off on the wrong foot complaining about all the things that we expect to be perfect for us. A lot of work goes into the simplest things and even more w o r k ^ ^ goes in to t h d ^ H complicated things we so "rarely appreciate. Instead of worrying about what is wrong with something, realize that part of it is worthwhile. Just because you have to mow the lawn does not mean that grass is worthless. And just because you have to do homework does not mean that your teachers are worthless either. From now on, let's stop worrying about the little things and start being thankful for the big ones.

Would you rather... appear as Yasir Arafat in the mirror or... leave a trail of paprika wherever you go ?


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Can we make a fresh start?

by Rachael Holihan One of my best friends is going to a different school instead of Maine South this year. She chose to change schools because she wanted a fresh start, and she did not believe that Maine South was the place where she could to do that. At first I did not understand her point. I argued that every year is a fresh start, a chance to be someone, something different. My whole life I have been told that each new school year is a chance to be a new you. It is a chance to improve yourself. My belief of that was reinforced with the New Year's saying of 'Take out the old, Bring in the new." I just assumed that if you wanted your slate cleaned it would be, and you could have a fresh new start with no questions asked. I realize now that I was wrong with my assumption. My Mend was right; maybe Maine South was not the best place for her

to get the clean slate that she wanted. I realized the reason that she could not start anew here was because of other people. There is always an opportunity for a clean slate. You can make changes in yourself, but the only way those changes will have any affect is if other p)eople accept the changes you have made. They have to be willing to have an open mind. We so often expect others to be openminded about us having another chance, but yet would we give them the same chance if they came asking us to accept them as a new person? It is easy to say yes, but when you really think about it, many of us are set in our ways about "who" a person is. It is not that we do not want people to change for the better, it is just that we think we really "know" them; we think we are right. This year I know I want a firesh start. Last year I was extremely talkative in my classes.

talkative to the point of sheer annoyance. Those of you in my classes last year, especially Math and Biology, know what I am speaking of and I apologize that you had to put up with me. I want to be quieter this year, and it is going to take some effort on my part, but also from those who are again in my classes this year. I ask my peers to be open-minded about my attempt to change, and not let me always be labeled the "loudmouth" in their opinions. I will not be angry at those who have their mind made up about me, because I know that I, too, have my mind made up about a couple people. My friend taught me that I cannot be so close-minded about the way people are, because they may not be "that way" anymore. So as this is a new school year not only are our slates being cleaned, let us clean someone else's and look at them with an open mind.

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and heavy books. Make sure you don't hesitate because the school year will be done before you know it. Remember, what we choose to be involved in during our four glorious years here, sculpts us as the person who we will be remembered as far beyond high school. There is a smorgasbord of activities that are available to every single individual in the school. All you have to do is open your eyes and see the various entrees and make a

selection. Remember, you can always come back for seconds! What you select will depend on your interests. Take a risk and try something new. So often students pass by opportunities either because they do not know what is available to them or they are afraid to leave their comfort zone. Getting involved is such an important part of high school. Participating in clubs and teams help you meet new friends and prepares you for the rest of hfe, learning to work together with all types of people. Years from now, when you think of your alma mater, will you remember relationships, games, dances, rallies, pasta parties? Or will you remember that very special episode of the Tom Green Show, that groove you have formed in the couch cushions, the underlying disUke for the "rich, spoiled preppies." Or even worse...will it just be a blur of indifference? With so much to get involved in here, it amazes me that there is still 10% of the student body who would rather pass on four years of fun. So what is there? It's almost impossible to list each individual option. BeUeve it or not you can start your own club and let your legacy live on for the future Maine South alumni. My point is get involved! Give it a shot and go out for that sport or join that club or audition for that part. You will never know what you may have passed up if you do not even try. Carpe diem. I promise you, when you look back at your days at Maine South, it will be with a smile.

by Meghan Romba Going into every year, we have all thought at one point or another about what activities we might want to be involved in at Maine South. Maybe it was trying out for a team, or the school play. However, sometimes these thoughts seem to get shuffled and lost between our pile of school papers

Nowhere to go by Lauren Hurley As the privileged Maine Southerners that rwe are, we yet lack something in the complete high sch(K)l experience. What makes a high school experience the best years of our lives? Well, there are the football games, cheerleading tryouts, cast parties, that favorite class and, dare I forget to mention, the soap opera that is our personal lives. However, there is one mOTC component to our adolescent years: a hang out. We have been denied a hangout in our young impressionable existence. When I think about it, what famous high sdnxjl did not have a cool place to relax on a Friday night? The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies bad Fxosty's every weekend. Zak, Screech, and the rest of the gang had The Max to frequent daily. The Fonz and Richie practically lived at Arnold's. The 90210 cast knew everyone

at the Peach Pit by their first names. What do the 60068's have? Well, a few of us have staked our claims at Oberweiss, Starbucks, Panera, and What's the Scoop? One must face, though, that Oberweiss is more like Overpreiss, coffee stunts one's growth and its cost stunts one's wallet, and bread is just bread not matter how one slices it What's the Scoop? What's the deal with the lurking Sylvester in the bathroom? Problem has been established, now for the solution. There must be a frustrated entrepreneur longing to fill this little niche that I have described. We, as the teenage element of this smaU towii, should not settle for less the than best years of our hves have to offer. If you agree with me, share this concept with anyone who might seem interested or who might have the funds to carry it through.


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Down with the Hippies! fry Ted Kocher As you will soon notice, a lot of people bug me."Chocolate-chip cookie" moms get on my nerves, as do cashiers who ring in five dollar purchases while jokingly saying "five hundred dollars." As annoying as those people are, there are people who get my goat more than them; that incredibly selfcongratulatory generation, the baby boomers. Don't misimderstand me. I know some individual baby boomers who are great people. The ones I can't stand " ^ i ^ are the former and present hippies who go on and on about how wonderful their generation was and how much it did for the world. Unfortunately, these are the ones who dominate the media. Well, flower children, please tell me why I and everyone else should be so grateful to you. What exactly did you do that makes you so proud? You're in charge now — even the President of the United States is one of you — and the world is still messed up. Let's take a look at some of the things you hold up as your great accomplishments: Woodstock: This was a music festival that took place decades ago. Repeat: decades ago. Get over it! When I first heard of Woodstock, I thought it to be some sort of huge political rally that lasted for an entire summer. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was actually a two-dav concert that the media blew out of proportion. Not only was Woodstock just a concert, it was a pretty bad concert. Several people claim that "...it stunk." People walked around naked because their clothes were muddy and sweaty, not because they felt free and uninhibited. There were major sound and electrical problems. The people of Saugerties, the city in which the event actu-

ally took place, had to use helicopters to airlift food to the irresponsible attendees who didn't have enough sense to bring their own. In fact, one person was almost crushed by a huge load of cheese and dill-pickle sandwiches . Seconds later, he was almost trampled to death by people who were rushing to get to the food. Drugs: Tune in, turn on, create a devastating national drug problem. Somehow, counterculture heroes got the impression that drugs would benefit society by helping people to "open their minds." Instead, they've had a horrible effect on society at every level. Drugs are a major problem in every class today, including poverty, middle class, and even the upper class. Free love was just an excuse for irresponsible sex. Sleeping with someone you don't care about or even know has nothing to do with love. Becoming pregant has nothing to do with freedom.

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Sexually transmitted diseases have become much more widespread because of Hippies. Hippie Music: I've been told that I'd love bands such as Pink Floyd, the Greatful Dead and Phish if I listened to them while under the influence of phsycoactive drugs. The same people have told me that just about anything sounds good when you're under the influence of phsycoactive drugs. Doesn't that mean those bands stink? It's a shame that society welcomes such a group to dominate social events and to interfere with politics. The 1960's started thirty-nine years ago, and should have ended thirty years ago. While there are a few things the Hippies brought to us, the negatives by far overpower the positives.

Attention Juniors: Don't GO quietly. On Thursday, September 30th, the Jun ior Leaders will be on a field trip. Incidentally, that is also the day of the Fall Assembly in the Spec Gym. Consequently, 75 of your peers will be absent, so make sure you go, go go be loud.

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That's what friends are for by Nicole Penn Last weekend I failed a major test. Not an ACT or SAT test, this test was far more important. It was a test on character, on life, on love. My boyfriend of five months broke up with me. Out of the blue, with a snap of his fingers. Yeah, he broke my heart, and yeah, I cried. But I failed and missed something else completely. I missed the fact that I was my own person. He wasn't my better half. I didn't need a boyfiriend to Uve. I can be perfectly content with who I am. I also missed the fact that I had friends (you all know who you are). Friends who

supported and came through for me when I needed them. People who I thought only knew of me as so and so's girlfriend, called me to see how I was doing. The day after we broke up my best friend took me out for one of the greatest nights of my hfe. She helped me to stay strong and realize I am not just anyone's girlfriend. I AM ME!! I guess that after hstening to countless hours of/ Will Survive I've learned a couple of things: 1. Hearts are meant to be broken, but be careful to whom you give yours. 2. Friends are the greatest gift you can have. Give your heart to them.

3. Everyone is beautiful in his or her own way. Discover your beauty and let it show. 4. Be content with which you are. If he doesn't like you for who you are, he is not worth it. No one is. And now as I look at the ring he gave me so long ago, I carefully slide it off my finger and remember what we had. And as I look at the six-month anniversary gift I pre-purchased, I put it away. I do thank my ex for teaching me a couple of new things on love and life. I've learned so much and plan to use what I've gained and share it with the world. But I can't right now, because my best friend is outside waiting for me.

It's Crazy But True * Major airlines in the U.S. lose 200 suitcases a day! * In 1991 Yale University found 600 human brains that the school had forgotten it had stored in the dorm basement. * When Ida McKinley was the first lady in the 1890s, she hated the color yellow so much, she made the White House a yellow free zone. * Goldfish remember better in cold water than warm water. * Man is the only animal that cries tears. * The first letter of each continent's name is the same as the last. * No one over 6 ft. can qualify to become an astronaut in the U.S. space program. * It takes a plastic container approximately

50,000 years to start decomposing. * A house where Thomas Jefferson wrote part of the Declaration Of Independece was torn down to make room for a hamburger stand. * In ten years, the average man shaves off ten pounds of whiskers. * A scallop has 35 eyes—all of them blue. * In 1955, a Hbrary book was returned to the Cambridge University library— 288 years overdue. * The 50 most common words in the Enghsh language are: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, them, what, the, a, an, on to, of, in, for, with, out, from, over, and, about, now, just, not, that, this, is, get, will, was, have, don't, do, are, want, can, would.

go, think, say, be, see, know, tell, thing. * A silkworm isn't a worm, it's a moth! "•^ A Spanish fly isn't a fly, it's a beetle! * In 1934, Walter Nilsson rode 3,306 miles on a unicycle—from New York to San Francisco. It took him 117 days through hailstorms and hot weather. He didn't fall once, but by the end he had trouble sitting down. * Pirates used to wear earrings because they thought it would improve their eyesight. * In the late 1960's, in Seoul, South Korea, a manager of a movie theater decided that the film. The Sound of Music was too long. He shortened it by cutting out all of the songs. * Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.


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Welcoming new Kenneth Sorensen by Melissa Sobota Some of you may already know Mr. Sorensen, since he substituted last year for Chemistry II and Biology. He is a new Chemistry n teacher here at Maine South who also taught Biology over the summer. In addition to teaching, he is the new boys' sophomore soccer coach. Mr. Sorensen is a graduate of our favorite rival school, Maine East However, this former Demon is proud to say that he married a former Hawk. After graduating from Maine East, he attended Bowling Green State in Ohio. He majored in Microbiology and minored in Chemistry. When asked why he majored in Microbiology, he said, "Because I knew that it would be fun and easy." After college he went to Loyola University and earned his Doctorate in Biochemistry. He then went on to student teach at Oak Park-River Forest High School. We now have the pleasure of having him as one of our faculty members, and he plans to stay here for many years.

Donald McArthur by Nicole Penn "I got lucky," is what history teacher Mr. Donald McArthur said about Maine South, but Maine South can say the same about him. A graduate from DePauw University, Mr. McArthur has enjoyed everything about Maine South so far. "The smdents are so polite. The teachers are great and it's a very friendly place to work." Mr. McArthur has taught history at other schools, including Hinsdale and Thomdale. The major differences between the three schools "....are the minorities. Thomdale

was much bigger and the students were more diverse." Mr. McArthur has always wanted to be a history teacher. When he was a sophomore in high school, he had a really good history teacher and knew that it was exacdy what he wanted to be. Besides grading papers in his 'free time' Mr. McArthur finds himself busy with his 18 month old son. "He actually takes up A LOT of time," he said. Mr. McArthur also enjoys biking with his wife. At previous schools, he felt that somethings just weren't right. But with Maine South believes that,"...this place is working for me. It's been really great."

Susan Covington by Susan Wilson Susan Covington, originally from Wmston-Salem, North Carolina, now teaches freshman and sophomore Enghsh here at Maine South. She attended the North CaroUna High School of Science and Mathematics with the hope of someday becoming a doctor. She went on to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, double majoring in English and Women's Studies and minoring in History. Her junior year, however, she decided not to become a doctor, though she had fulfilled all her pre-medicine requirements. After teaching a creative writing class at a summer camp, she reahzed she could have a career and have fun at the same time. Because teaching English is enjoyable for her, she decided to do that. After graduating, she worked at Davie High School for a year, teaching a drop-out prevention program. She then worked at R.J.

Reynolds for a year, then came to Maine South so she could be closer to her fiance. So far, Miss Covington loves Maine South. Her favorite thing about teaching is "the feeling of standing in front of the class and everyone's hand is up because everyone wants to say something."

Kelly Markworth by Melissa Sobota This is the first year that Mrs. Markworth is teaching here at Maine South. She teaches five periods out of the day, which is a very full schedule for a physical education teacher. She has taken over teaching four aerobics classes, now that Mrs. Kawalek left to have her second baby. Anyone who has taken an aerobics class knows how much work it is. Imagine doing a 35 minute aerobics routine four times a day! On top of the aerobics classes, she a l s ^ ^ teaches the Junior Leaders in Miss G o l l ^ B place, and after school she coaches the girls freshman A volleyball team. Mrs. Markworth grew up in Oak Lawn and attended Mother McCauley High School. She received a full scholarship to Valparaiso University to play volleyball. She initially planned to major in elementary education, but later changed her major to Physical Education. After college Mrs. Markworth taught aerobics classes at Thornton Fractional South High School for two years. Her first year there, she coached the sophomore volleyball team and moved on to coach the varsity team her second year there. Mrs. Markworth is full of energy and a great addition to the Maine South Physical Education Department.


teachers to South Carolyn Novy by Elizabeth Ori

but after staying in Hamburg for a couple of years I came back [to the U.S.], got my teaching license and became a German teacher." Graduating from Indiana University, 'Frau', (as her students call her) previously taught at Zion Benton for four years. She also taught in Michigan for a year. When the position for a German teacher became open she jumped at the opportunity. "I just wanted to be closer to home," she said. So far, Frau has been very impressed with the students at South. "The students are very hardworking and polite. The staff also has been a big help," she said. In her free time Frau and her husband enjoy hiking and mountain biking. "I also love to play basketball," she confessed, "and read." As she leaves the class another smile comes to her face and a traditional, "Tschus!" (German good-bye) is said.

Mrs. Novy is a new edition to the English department at Maine South. Before coming here, she taught English and French in Cicero for three years. She chose to come to Maine South because of its good academic reputation, conjunctive learning between teachers and the teamwork within the department. She says that everyone here has been very supportive. She was bom and raised in Elmhurst and went to York High School. After that she attended Valparaiso in Indiana where she ma^ jored in English and French. She attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where she got her Masters of the Arts in Teaching. Mrs. Novy chose to teach English because it was her favorite class in high school. She enjoyed discussing, interpreting and seeing others' points of view. Having good English teachers made all the difference for her. by Nicole Penn Aside from teaching, Mrs. Novy is inThings are going "just great" for new volved with the speech and drama team and gym teacher, Mr. Scott Tumilty. He thinks would like to get involved with Equinox. that the, "students are great, faculty is great, and the school overall great." "Everyone is so helpful around here. It's by Nicole Penn been a wonderful experience, and a lot of With a smile on her face and a cheerful, fun. The students here are top notch. Ev"Guten Morgen," Ms. Hojnacki is ready for erything and everyone is above what I exGerman Class. After living in Germany for pected." two years, Ms. Hojnacki knew what she Before Maine South, Mr. Tumilty taught wanted to become. at Hoffman Estates for two years. There, he "I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to was a "permanent sub". be. I actually have an English major, " she "I taught everything there. From band to explained. "I sort of wanted to be a writer. math. Everything but French."

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When Mr. Tumilty found out he got the job here at Maine South, he was very excited. "The students are so friendly here," he said. "The students are wonderful, and the staff is very firiendly and helpful. It's been a lot of fun here, a really great experience." "I've always loved to work with kids. This job is great. I also love all sports. I like to play soccer, hockey, football, lacrosse, anything. I always got to be doing something." In his free time, Mr. Tumilty is still trying to move in and fix up his house. "I've been spending a lot of time on that," he said. Mr. Tumilty is also working out and training for a triathlon he plans to compete in, in the spring.

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Hallowed but hollow homers by Mike DePilla and Brian Anderson It's the top of the ninth the Cubs are again being slaughtered when Sammy steps up to the plate, hits another meaningless homerun, and all is right in the world of Cubs fans. This seems to be all too common for the only team in major league history which has fewer wins than their "superstar" does homers. It seemed like deja vu all over again on August 31, when a hitless Sosa stepped to the plate at Qualconun Stadium in San Diego. His team trailed by six the immortal Micah Bowie toughed it out through a grueling 1/3 inning, six run shellacking at the hands of the anemic cellar-seeking Padres. Needless to say, the stage was set for another of Sammy's inconsequential battingpractice-fastball-homeruns off of an apathetic Andy Ashby, whose win was secured nearly nine innings earlier It may interest the reader to know Ashby now has only three less wins than the entire Cubs abject starting staff. The bottom bne is the Cubs' deplorable existence and pathetic record (they went 624 in August) is inexplicably overlooked by 35,000 fans each night.

Every home game they stagger out of the exits in a drunken state of elation after seeing Sosa hit a solo shot in the eighth inning of a 13 to 2 loss at the hands of a mediocre club. Elation, however, is not the word to describe the sentiments of Cubs' manager Jim Riggleman when talking to reporters after each increasingly more embarrassing loss. Riggleman's job may be in jeopardy; his team's uninspired performance on the field has made him the scapegoat for the front office's personnel blunders. General manager Ed Lynch has the easiest job in all of sports: no matter what feckless product he puts on the field, the stadium fills up with thousands of deluded individuals whose misjudgment of the baseball being played is a direct result of the Cubs' PR brainwashing. In essence, Sosa and his hollow homertins are a microcosm of all that is wrong with the Cubs: they slug insignificant homers when nobody cares, but strike out in the clutch. It is no wonder the Cubs' hibernation has lasted for 91 years. Maybe they're waiting for the new Millenium.

Boys golf by Ben Pietrzyk The Boys' Golf team is off to a great start, with wins over every team they have played. Last season the team was one stroke back from going down state, so this year they are out for what we missed last year. With senior leaders Eric Pick and Peter Krol, who are both playing some of their best golf, the varsity team is tough to beat. Eric Pick is the number one varsity player on Maine South, and has showed that he is one of the best golfers in the state. Eric was the varsity medalist at a home meet (played at the Park Ridge Country Club) against Waukegan with a 37. Other key varsity players are Mike Kuczynski, Mike Walczak, and Pat Dillon. Also the team has seen great golf from sophomore Norm Olsen, who was the medalist at Nordic Hills with 36. With big wins over over Waukegan, Lake Park, Conant, and Elk Grove, Maine South looks to keep their perfect record right into conference. Hopefully the team can keep up the g 0 Q | ^ play for the upcoming meets against N i l ^ ^ West, Evanston, and tough New Trier The Hawks look to advance to regionals and beyond.

Football meets destiny by Steven Chung The Hawks opened their 1999 season with a 15-7 win over Yoric. Maine South was led by Chris Schutt, who went 11-of-18 and over 170 yards. Early in the second quarter Schutt connected with Jim Goodrich for a touchdown. The Hawks only other touchdown came with five minutes left in the third quarter. York scored on a 22-yard pass. The Hawks final score came late in the game off a turnover which set up a 25yard field goal by Joe Fahrenbach. Against Highland Park the Hawks won 28-13. The offensive line dominated the Gi-

ants by allowing Simnick to gain over 140 yards on 12 carries and giving Chris Schutt enough time to throw for over 190 yards on 8-of-14 passing. The Hawks scored on two runs by Eric Novak, a 2-yard mn by Chris Schutt, and a 20-yard pass to Dushan Pavichevich. Special teams also helped the Hawks overcome the Giants. Joe Sergo ran back a long kickoff return, and Joe Fahrenbach had had some great kicking and punting for the team. Come out and support your Hawks at Niles West on September 24.

by Ellen Gartner The Hawks' season is off to a great start. The team took second place in the Hersey Quad to Naperville North, and second place in the Fremd Invite by only one point to Bairington. The singles bracket all earned first places. The talent and dedication on the team is great this year. Many players have the oppurtunity to contribute to the team. Every meet is truly a team effort. Coach Jo Ann Bondi is looking f o r w j ^ ^ to conference on Columbus Day weekensj^ where all of the hard work that the girls have put in all summer and season will pay off.


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38 Meg Nakamura's recent golf score against Stevenson.

0 Number of defeats Varsity golf has surrendered this season. "Hiey remain undefeated.

7 Girls' Varsity Volleyball team placed seventh at a recent tournament held at Maine South.

by Laura Seske The Girls' Volleyball season has officially begun. Last week, the Hawks took on the Deerfield Warriors. Unfortunately, the girls lost. The continued support from Co-captains Lauren CoUetti and Laura Weibel got the team pumped and helped them stay focused. The team has been practicing six days a week and have already sharpened their skills. The powerful spikes are produced by outsides Laura Weibel, Marge Niemczyk, Sue Ksiazek, and Sarah Anderson. These girls can really jump, which enables them to smash the ball on the competition. Blocking the other teams attacks is a difficult task, however, the middles have surely proved to do just that. The intimidation at the net comes from Lauren Colletti, Krissy Vonesh, Molly O'Keefe, and Jenny Liggett. The team would not be able to create an outstanding offense without the help of the setters. These girls run all over the court

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outstanding offense with out the help of the setters. These girls run all over the court and set the ball to the hitters. Having great consistency and determination to get the ball there are Candice Bilson, Kim Toter, Katie Ristau, and Kelly Dunne. At the Conant Toumament this weekend, the girls came in 11th place out of 16. They started off shaky, but got stronger. Molly O'Keefe stated, "It's the beginning of the season . . . as soon as things fall into place we should be looking for some wins." The team has nothing but tough competition ahead. The annual Lady Hawk Tournament was held at Maine South this past Saturday. The girls came in 7th place out of 10. Now, they will be working hard to obtain their goals for the season and put in some victories. Their upcoming rivalries are between Maine West, Niles West, and Glenbrook South. Come on out and see the Hawks soar.

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Soccer faces tough competition by John Jacobsen After two tough weeks of practice, the Hawks Boys Soccer Team was ready for some true game competition. It came in the form of the Harrington tournament. The eight team tournament consisted of the three teams ranked in the state's top ten, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Hawks spUt even with a record of 2-2 and finished in fourth place. They vastly expanded their horizons and tested their early season capabilities in both winning and losing. The Hawks are very thankful to the numerous roaring and yelhng fans that made the trip out to Harrington to see the game; they pro-

vided great support for the team. The Hawks now have a week off to fine mne the quirks of their new system of play before embarking upon the start of their difficult schedule including the St. Charles Tournament. The Hawks open up their conference schedule Tuesday, September 14 when they journey out to Waukegan to face the Bulldogs. Their first home contest on the friendly confines of Wilson Field is the next day, the 15th, at 4:30 p.m. against Libertyville Wildcats. You can be assured that their boots will be polished, their shirts tucked in, and they will be ready to go. .•..„^,,.,.

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Kevin Dooley and Greg Kazmierski polish their skills at practice photo by Megan Price

Shockin' the world by Sean Hill

The cross country season started off with a bang and a few surprises. The Hawks may have not only shocked the area teams, but also themselves, and especially Coach Drennan. On Wednesday, the team ran at Maine West against Maine East and West. They took District 207 bragging rights by convincingly defeating both teams. However, this was not the big news of the week. At what was rated as the most competitive race of the week by the Chicago Tribune, Maine South took second place at the La

Grange Invitational. It was a great day for the team on the 2.85 mile course. Tim Seiwert placed second, with a time of 14:49. Liam Hickey and Mike Begich placed sixth and eigth respectively. Chris McGuire, Scott Pullman, Sean Hill, and Erich Reuhs completed the Maine South dominance. Improvement is on the mind of all the players, and the team hopes for a big contribution from Mark Dickey, a new member of the team. Look for us, we'll be the skinny guys with our shirts off running around the school.

Running with a cause by Maura Collins On a hot day the last thing anyone wants to do is run. The Maine South girls' crosscountry team, however, did just that last Tuesday when they defeated both Maine East and Maine West in the traditional district 207 season opener. Freshman Morgan Sokes, who competed in the Junior Olympic championships prior to running at Maine South, quickly made the opposition aware of her talents by finishing in first place. Following close behind were junior Nicole Penn, senior Maura Collins, sophomore Kelly Haas, and Kim Talaga, another freshman standout, in fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively. Sophomores Mary Pasyne and Nidhi Patel finished in eleventh and twelfth. S e r ] ^ ^ Maassen, Katrina Kloess, and R e b e ^ l ^ Boudos secured the victory by placing among the top thirty finishers The following week, the cross-country team once again came out on top when they won a quad meet against Fenwick, St. Benedict, and Chicago Jones. Sokes came in first, and Penn finished in second. Haas and Collins came in fifth and sixth, beating two Fenwick runners on the final straightaway. Talaga finished in ninth, Patel in eleventh and Payne in twelfth. Sagat came in fourteenth. The team hopes to continue their success at the highly competitive Downers Grove South/Mustang Invite Saturday, September! 8.

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