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NEWS: INAPPROPRIATE DRESS

COMMENTARY: T H E DAY THE SKY WAS SILENT

FEATURES: NEW TEACHERS

VOL 38, NO. 2

SPORTS: SPLASHING INTO SEASON


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by Caroline Kim Self-expression is often argued as the not be, 'What am I going to wear to school?' reason behind a person's apparel. However, but rather on the focus of education." in schools or at the workplace, dress codes Each having to comply with these stanare set for everyone to follow. Here at Maine dards, students have different opinions conSouth the disciplinary handbook states that cerning dress code. Olivia Chaniewski noted, students are "to wear opaque clothing that "The dress code should be enforced to the covers them from shoulder to mid-thigh." same degree by all the teachers. Certain inAlso, hats and jackets are not allowed, nor dividuals should not be singled out while othare any gang- or drug-affiliated attire. If the student doesn't comply with or repeatedly violates the standards of dress, it may even result in suspension. Students will first be . jld to cover up. Then if he/she is defiant or insubordinate, it becomes a behavioral problem. Thus, depending on the severity of disobedience, the consequences will vary. According to the deans, the issue of dress code enforcement and compliance has heightened within the past couple years. The changing fashions seem to have brought upon clothes that reveal more skin. Espe-Dean Jo Ann Johnson cially in the first few weeks of school, dress code is more of a problem due to summer vacation and school having not been in ses- ers may have on the same clothing and not sion for so long. Already there have been get into trouble." Public opinion seems to conflicts about inappropriate clothing. demonstrate satisfaction with the current Within the past few years, the dress code dress code, but the complaints are with how has not changed and has always been set by it is enforced. Some staff members are the District Board of Education for ail three stricter with enforcement while others neMaine Township schools. In the past, be- glect to act. Furthermore, there are objecing covered was not too big of a problem tions about the use of jackets during school because everyone wore baggy clothes. The because it is often too cold. Yet jackets are styles are different now, and some are said not allowed because it can too easily conto be disruptive to the educational process. ceal weapons or any other harmful/illegal obAs Dean Johnson stated, "The matter should jects inside.

"The matter should not be, 'What am I going to wear to school?' but rather on the focus of education."

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Maine South is not the only school that deals with dress code issues. Other schools have the same problems. In Naperville, the school provides shirts to the students to change into if dressed inappropriately. Naperville Central has recently changed its dress code, adding more specifications for types of clothing that are deemed inappropriate. The only exceptions will be for formal dances where spaghetti straps will be allowed as long as the tops aren't considered too low cut. The decency of clothes is determined by whether the "modes of dress of appearance are distracting or disturbing to the progress of the educational program. Along with the dress code comes the issue of whether uniforms are necessary. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a new law was passed in May of 2000 mandating all public schools within Philadelphia to have uniforms. However, the individual schools were given the capacity to decide on their own style of uniforms. Philadelphia is n ^ | ^ the largest nationwide district to have a u l ^ ^ form policy for all their schools. Other cities are not far behind; many cities like Chicago have a majority of their public schools with uniforms. Dress code policies continue to be a controversial issue throughout the nation, not only in high schools but also in junior highs and elementary schools. Even though individual schools attempt to resolve the issue by its own means, not everyone will always be satisfied.

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Time in a bottie

by Stephanie Potakis A Native American traditional healer and storyteller once said, "A culture without its storytellers will eventually cease to be a culture." Fortunately for Maine South, the culture has been kept alive since day one, and it will continue to thrive throughout the years. To whom can credit be given for keeping students cultured? All the students and faculty involved in the Fine Arts Department. Why them? Student productions are just the tip of the iceberg of what they do to keep the student body cultured. Through acting, singing, and dancing, peers are working just as hard as football players to keep culture alive at Maine "I^^^^ South. The history of the theatre programs here at Maine South dates all the way back to 1965. This is when Hal Chastain was the chairman of the theatre department; he was well known throughout Illinois as a leader in educational theatre. He created the backbone of Maine South's culture, until he passed away, leaving Maine South with a real void. Cue Don Martello. Mr. Martello, took control of the theatre

program and guided students to the stage to entertain. He guided many fine students unI til he retired in 1990. Although Mr. Martello would be missed, the theatre program couldn't simply stop thus comes Mr. John Muszinski. For the

past eleven years, Mr. Muszinski has been a great role model for students in the theatre program to look up to and has been doing a fantastic job seeing to it that the students of Maine South are kept cultured. Plays and musicals in the past have

ranged from dramas, to comedies, to tragedies, to the student organized V-shows. Here students from various departments at school can get together and add their own flavor. Along with the school sports teams, the productions have made it down to state as well. In 1995, the production of The Empress of China went to state where it entertained audiences from all over Illinois. Again in 2001, the fall production of Ice Wolfv/exA down state. There, it wowed audiences with it.s elaborate costumes and unique storytelling. But theatre is not always about who's on the stage. Many students sacrifice a ; great deal of their time to stimulate the audiences' eyes through costumes and set designs. Backstage with these students is the one and only Hamlet. He is our "theatre ghost" here at Maine South. Although no one has any true evidence, Hamlet does in fact exist. Several unexplainable events have occurred, and thus, Hamlet is the only way the students of the stage

can explain these events. To this day, he "haunts" Watson Auditorium. As one can see, our culture at Maine South has been customized by the many students who take the stage. Without theatre in school, culture, along with those who strive to succeed in theatre, would be lost. Good thing the memories can keep this time in a bottle. Maine South can remember how the stage affected the Maine South Culture.

In light of the events on September 11,2001, the Southwords staff sends its hope and thoughts to the victinns of this tragedy. All Americans are affected by this act of war; Southwords wishes the best for our country and hopes that this attack will be dealt with in the most responsible, constructive way possible.

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Maine South High School n i l South Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 Letters to the editor should be delivered to room V-131 or given to a member of the editorial staff. SOUTHWORDS reserves the right to edit material for clarity and brevity and to reject ob.scene or libelous submisEditors-in-Chief News Editors Commentary Editors Features Editors Sports Editors Prcxiuction Editors Core Photographers Core Staff Artist Advisor

Britt Frederiksen Megan Gibbons Monica Bysiecki Caroline Kim Deanna Oleske Tracy Schmidt Eileen Collins Emily Haak Austin Gibbons Kristi Katz Jim Puis Dan Saavedra Rachel Kalom Salena Retsos T.R. Kerth


4 Commentary: For as long as we live, we will never forget

SOUTHWORDS • SEPTEMBER 21, 2001

THE DAY THE

The world I woke up to is gone and I have yet to

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s this editorial is being written, barely twenty-four hours after the worst terrorist attack in world history, the country is at a numb standstill, withholding the anger President Bush called as "quiet and unyielding." The responsibility of the media is to inform the world of events, to tell the public who, what, where, why, how, and when. As of now, the only certain information is what, where, and when and how. Who and why is a mystery that the FBI is trying to sift through. By the time this paper goes to print, those questions may be answered. This editorial will not speculate as to who did this or what their motives were; the only objective is to assess Maine South's reactions to this tragedy. The facts are well known by now. Radio and television stopped normal broadcasting as the country watched images of the falling Twin Towers, black smoke billowing from the Pentagon, and hundreds of citizens running for their lives. People world-wide reacted in shock, tears, and denial. Maine South was no different.Students were at a complete loss for words, loss for reaction and loss for comprehension. Initial reactions were complete disbelief and uneasy laughter; students and teachers stared at informers with wide-eyed curiosity. When radios switched to NPR and WBBM, tight smiles changed to dropped jaws. Denial washed away to shock. The United States was deliberately and fatally attacked, familes were broken, friends and family disintegrated, and life stood in a frozen moment. Secondary reactions included extended

denial, tears or jump to conclusions. Students feared planes crashing into the emergency runway of Dee Road, the Sears Tower or the Chicago Board of Trade. "We're at war!" was heard over and over again, as the days events continued to play out.. Some students felt irrational excitement at the idea of blowing things up. Some confused the World Trade Center with the World Trade Organization, calling the event a good idea to change the WTO. The worst news, of course, is the truth - the country is, in fact, in a state of heightened military security, ready for combat. Teachers attempted to follow Dr. Cachur's command of "business as usual", but by the end of the day found it impossible to keep teaching. Students and teachers alike were too preoccupied during the day to return to normalcy. In the aftermath, the school attempts to "keep our hearts together" as Pep Council suggested, but the pieces still need to be put back together. As different as reactions were, Maine South did its best to cope with the tragic events of Tuesday. Because this generation has never seen war or death to the extent that previous generations have in Vietnam, the Korean War and the World Wars, students have no ability to cope with earth-shattering events like this terrorist attack so close to home. Americans of the younger generations did all they could - talked about their emotions, tried to make sense of the madness and did their best to keep their lives going. Although not all reactions were necessarily positive, none can be blamed for their loss for words. The best way to help the country through this tragedy is to do our jobs as students and staff of top quality. We are a part

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For every event thalk^jis marked the world, a cenmn lasting image is ingrained in the conciousness of those who lived through it. No matter how much horror dominates the headlines, those images that are most stirring are not those that emphasize our of American productivity and our part must keep going. This tragedy affects all Americans, those with small lives and those with very public lives. This attack symbolizes a very strong attack on American culture as it is known, and therefore leaves everyone dumbfounded. -Southwards Staff Editorial

Maine South Students and Faculty Photo Op Question: "Around third period, in History, we got a chance to actually watch the news... I was really devastated." - Liz Ortega. '03

"Is the phrase 'Oh my God" allowed in schoo My entire body we numb (when I heard)." - Mike Wallace, faculty

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September 11, 2001 : New York

^bailty, but those that accent ^mirfortitude. Through all the tragedy, hope has prevailed and will prevail. Thank you to the nation's police officers, firefighters, armedforces, and volunteers. - Dan Saavedra

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t is September 12,2001, as I write this, my mind is full of a thousand thoughts, notions, memories, and questions. I sit here less than twenty-four hours after the terrorist attacks on America, when some force hijacked four of our domestic flights, sending two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in the heart of New York City, one into the Pentagon in our

nation's capital, and one into a field outside Pittsburgh. There is no word yet of the number of deaths. As the events of September 11, 2001, played out before our nation's eyes, all of us were filled with visions and with pain. I will never forget the sinking feeling as I walked into homeroom minutes after the first attack, feeling as if someone had just turned on a movie instead of breaking news. Or the hollow screams over the backdrop of eerie sirens coming through a radio in an otherwise silent government classroom. The halls on any other day that would have been fiill of shouting and shoving, instead held faces blank with an empty stare, contemplating life, holding back tears, trying to make sense of it all. At this point in my day, there was obviously nothing I could do to make this act any more comprehensible, yet there was a deep struggle playing out in my mind. Having avoided a television set all day, I had no so-called proof yet. I had seen nothing, simply heard. As I stepped outside, however, I heard all I needed to hear to prove to me that this was anything but a dream. As I walked the track during gym, I looked up, and the skies were silent. Never in my generation have the skies been still, a testament to the gravity of the situation that surrounded our nation. All of the fights over O'Hare expansion seemed to crumble under the stillness of our nation's skies. Everything seemed to crumble. All that mattered was simply living. Each step I took filled my mind with thoughts of the horror that must have struck the core of every person involved. I could do nothing but imagine the anguish that would have consumed me had I been closer. Despite

the images and realistic pictures, I would never be able to feel the true pain for it was something truly unimaginable. My mind turned to loved ones, the people that shape my life. And as I watched the ongoing coverage rather than another story of dread, it was a story of happiness that put everything into perspective for me. A couple locked eyes after hours of searching and slowly losing hope. As I watched the couple embrace, and I could almost feel the wave of relief rush over them, I was overcome with emotion. As I sit here writing this, tears well in my eyes, and sorrow fills my heart, for this sight for me, summed up all that so many innocent, lovely people lost in the evil of the day. I struggled with this concept of never seeing all the pieces that fill my life again, and knowing that I would get to go home and smile at the ones I love made it all that much harder to contemplate. Never in my seventeen years have I been so happy to see my family and hold them in my arms. Despite the fact that I was miles and miles away from the true destruction, just knowing that I was blessed enough to be with them again meant so very much to me. I could have gone into great depth as to what went on and how our nation should take on the future, yet nothing can be said to calm the pain or make the memories subside. So in a search for consolation, and for answers, all I can truly say is that the nation mourns, and that on an occasion such as this one, words are futile. No matter how extravagant or breathtaking I make them, words are empty. Like our skies. -Megan Gibbons

What was your first reaction to the news of September 11? "i was angry ... my first reaction was that I was pissed off at bin Laden... I wanted to get revenge." - Noah Liveris, '05

"How many people died and who were theyT' - Rob Kiepura. '02 ^


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Southwords • August 27th, 2001

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me edinprsj by Britr Freclerikxen Someone once told me that senior year was fun. Easy. You are older, you can drive, you only have one year left and it does not matter. The last party, the last stand, the last dance—senior year is the pinnacle of high school fun. It i.s the end of the race of high school, the end of the line, the end of the road and thus can be stretched out, relaxed, and fun. Naturally, this is what I expected getting to schcxil on August 28. The fourth week of my senior year just finished up. I have already taken five quizzes, three tests and gotten year, quarter and semester assignments. Fun is something I'm still kxjking for. I do not feel powerful. This feels like any other year at Maine South. I still feel like I am running on empty. I still feel like I am racing against the clock and that 1 am on the last leg of that marathon. Sure, I could go out every weekend and blow off my homework, but somewhere along the line I have to start running the race of college applications. I have to surface from my denial and realize that the finish line is around the corner, that I have to keep going, that I have miles to go. I could have fun, drop into easier classes, but then I will lose the race I am trying to win against myself. Freshman year every student has a decision to make; every student must decide whether to stand up to high scho(.)l and take the challenge or sit back down and cruise through. Students can chcxise to hit the ground running or fall on their face. I chose to run, to do what I can and to go as far as 1 can. Now I'm a senior, and suddenly realizing that I'm not done with the race yet. Yes, this is my final showdown at Maine South. I have my hand at my belt, and I am waiting for the signal to draw, to get out and to get on with "real life." Nothing is over until I have 180 more days under that belt. Senior year. I suppose, will be what 1 make it - maybe fun. maybe easy, but a lot of work, a lot of change, a lot of prcK)f and a lot of runninc

Staff Opinion

The truth is harsh

by Jim Puis It seems as if the society that we all live in today may be dominated by people wishing to push the limits of common moral belief. If one was to take a look at the popular music culture, for example, he would find several possibly disturbing trends. Increases in both lyric vulgarity and exposed flesh are reaching a point at which many of today's more conservative Americans are becoming alarmed. Recently, I was at church listening to a visiting pastor preach in a manner that clearly showed he wished to debunk disturbing music trends such as these. The target of his attack was the movie industry, however. After urging the crowd to purge from their lives any movie rated "R" or "NC-17" by the MPAA, anything that references sexual immorality or uses profanity, and that the viewer "wouldn't want to sit down next to Jesus to see." He proceeded to demonstrate such an act. Using a very strict procedure, the pastor took a borrowed R-rated movire, placed it in a plastic bag, set it on the ground, stomped on it furiously, and placed it in the garbage. His dramatic presentation brought to mind an interesting question: Is it possible

to automatically censor anything so quickly as to not even contemplate the true meaning behind it? Recently, I went to see the movie Rock Star, a film that happens to be rated " I ^ ^ ^ While the film had both sexual immorali^^ and coarse language, it would be difficult to argue for Rock Star's censorship. Without spoiling the ending, depictions of clearly unacceptable acts are only used for the purpose of exposing viewers to the potential negative consequences. Thus, their use is something entirely necessary in order to successfully communicate the purpose of the story. Rock Star's purpose is to show the truth of present-day society—something that does absolutely nothing to promote any of these disdainful behaviors but still causes the film to be R-rated. This mindless propagation of censorship is something that in the end only hurts people instead of helping them. Perhaps instead of trying to eliminate all unclean messages from society by brute force and preventin the world from seeing them, we should thl cause people to see the truth. The real trut.. And then, let the masses decide what is really the right thing.

"[He] took a tape of an R-rated movie... stomped on it furiously, and placed in the garbage."


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SOUTHVVORDS â&#x20AC;˘ SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2001

First year: a time for introductions Patricia Paugh -Teaches Composition III and English III -Attended Marywood HS and played basketball, was a cheerleader, and wrote for the literary magazine -Alumni of University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana - Also taught at Blue Valley HS, just outside of Kansas City, and at Sacred Heart Elementary in Winnetka -Loves working with kids, and she has three children of her own -Favorite movie: a tie between Sliding Doors and Farewell, My Concubine

Michelle Paulsen -New science department chair and teaches chemistry - At Wheeling HS, she was in the marching band, symphonic band, orchestra, and played on the golf team -Alumni of the University of Illinois, and earned her MA at Illinois Institute of Technology -Also taught at McHenry HS and at Deerfield HS - In school, wanted to continue with chemistry, and the opportunity to work with kids - Favorite Song: "Still the Night" by Bo Deans

Jennifer Reese -School psychologist in the special education department -Helps coach girls' cross country - At Barrington HS, ran cross country and track, and continued to run at Northern Illinois University, where she also worked at the University newspaper. Mrs. Reese attended National-Louis University for graduate school. -Very interested in the learning, behaviorial, and emotional differences among students, and working with kids who have a wide range of differences and talents - Favorite food: anything Mexican

Barbara Rizzi -Teaches Algebra I and Trig/Stats. -Helping out with Key Club - Graduated from Lake Park HS, where she participated on the tennis and basketball

teams, and in youth government. National Honor Society, varsity club, and ski club -Attended the University of WisconsinMadison -Enjoys working with students, and always wanted a career where she could make a difference -Favorite song: "Please Forgive Me," by David Gray

Warren Scott -Teaches American Government and World Cultures -Involved with the Tosch Leadership Conference and Freshman Football -Attended Waucondu HS and played football -Graduate of Eastern Illinois University -Previously taught at Waukegan HS and Naperville North HS -Loves working with young people, which is his motivation for teaching -Married for 15 years with two kids -Large family that's spread across the country -Favorite movie: How the West Was Won

Darcie Schanou -Teaches English I and Senior Composition -Alumni of Aurora HS in Nebraska where she participated in drama, basketball and cross country -Studied at Hastings College and University of Illinois at Chicago -Formerly taught at University of Illinois at Chicago and Lane Tech -Both of her parents and her husband are English teachers -Her dog is a boxer mix, and her favorite food is beets

Howard Knodle -Biology I teacher -Graduated from Guilford Senior High School in Rockford, IL where he participated in band, football and track -Attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and earned a MA from Northern Illinois University in Secondary Education -Previously taught at Waubonsie Valley HS in Aurora and Belvidere HS -Originally studied to become a forester, but made a career switch to teaching and now loves it -Married for 16 years with two kids

-Enjoys spending time with his family, playing games, watching movies and travehng -Favorite book: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

Colleen Hatch -Classes this year: English II and III, and American Literature -Went to John Hersey HS -Graduated Roosevelt University, and studied graduate classes at St. Xavier University in Chicago -Previously taught at MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights -Always dreamt of becoming a teacher because she loves books, the structure of school and the excitement of learning something new -Raised in Prospect Heights with her parents and brother -Married in June -Loves anything with peanut butter in it, and has an affectionate 90 lb. dog

Erin Comerford -Teaches Algebra II and Plane Geometry -Coaches girl's freshman B volleyball team -Alumni of Downers Grove North HS where she participated in volleyball, softball, and the yearbook -Graduated from the University of Iowa -Formerly a teacher at Barrington HS for three years -Became a teacher to help teens learn -Has two sisters and one brother -Has no favorite food, but loves veggies

Bruce Atkinson -Teaches Cooperative Work Training -Wants to start a new club: Vocational Industrial Club of America -Went to Weber HS, and participated in the Future Business Leaders of America (President), band and jazz band -Studied at Weber State University, University of Utah and National Louis University -Previously taught at Oquirrh Hills Middle School and Waukegan HS -Served as a Navy chaplain for 10 years -Enjoys teaching because he is invigorated by being a part of the learning process -Married for 22 years with four children -Favorite Song: "Amazing Grace"


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SOUTHWORDS â&#x20AC;˘ SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2001

Meet the new faces Caroline Aldworth

Matthew Ellefson

Eileen Jensen

-New librarian -Attended Glenbrook North HS, where she participated in Amnesty International, National Honor Society, PE leaders, and Peer Leaders -Taught at St. Norbert Elementary School in Northbrook, Maine West HS, and Highland Park HS -To Kill a Mockingbird is Mrs. Aldworth's favorite book

-Teaches Creative Writing and English IE -In HS he was involved with football, rugby. Big Brothers, and Brotherhood -Majored in English and Education at Lake Forest College after attending Notre Dame HS -Also taught at Lake Forest HS -Inspired by one of his high school English teachers -Favorite song: "Hey Jude" by the Beatles

-New Speech and Language Pathologist, sees students who have a speech and/or language delay -Attended Barrington HS and Marquette University, where her two sons currently attend -Knows she can make a positive difference in people's lives -Also taught in Glendale Heights and Cicero -Sushi is her food of choice

Paul Bellisario -Teaches English 1 and World Literature -At Downers Grove South, he participated in marching band, track, golf, and a rock band -At DePaul he continued to play in a rock band and also volunteered at a women's shelter -Enjoys working with young people -Also taught at Bell Elementary in Chicago and at Proviso East HS -Recommends One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest^ by Ken Kesey

Anna Carlson -Teaches social science -Involved with the COACH tutoring program -Growing up in Seattle, Mrs. Carlson played volleyball, basketball, and track in high school. She then went on to play soccer at North Park University in Chicago -Always enjoyed learning and always wanted to share that with others -Also taught at Lindbergh HS in Seattle -Sense and Sensibility is Mrs. Carlson's favorite movie

Kimberly deMarigny -Teaches Intro, to Algebra and Advanced Algebra Trig. -After attending Christian County HS in Kentucky, Mrs. deMarigny went to Union University in Tennessee -Enjoys being a part of students' lives and helping then reach their potential -Married with two kids, Rachel and Caleb -Favorite food: chocolate

Kara Kendrick

Shawn Fearn -Teaches Biology -Coaches boys' soccer -Attended Crystal Lake HS and went to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -Involved in soccer, gymnastics, cheer leading, and orchesis in HS -Wants to make a difference and give her life meaning -Favorite movie: Legends of the Fall

Rose Garlasco -New Assistant Principal for Students. -Graduated from Maine East HS, where she participated in ski club, senior leaders, pompoms, and National Honor Society -Attended Illinois State University, where she earned a B A in Home Economics. She earned a MA in Social Work at University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration at Loyola University -Loves to work with teens. -BBQ ribs and creamy cole slaw is her ideal food

-New Dean of Students at Maine South -Attended St. Charles HS where she participated in track, tennis. Student Council, SADD, and peer leadership. She then went to Illinois State University, ^^k -Worked at N o r m a ^ ^ Community HS and Naperville North HS -Wants to work with kids, particularly kids who have trouble making the right choices -"When You Say Nothing At All" from the Netting Hill Soundtrack is her favorite song

Mary Kosirog -Teaches Intro, to Business, Computer Application Keyboarding/Formatting, Advanced Computer Application, and Web Development -Attended Resurrection HS and Eastern Illinois University and earned her MA at Concordia University -Involved in Student Council in HS -Also taught at Addison Trail HS and at Westchester Middle School -Wants to make a difference in her students' lives -Without hesitation she claims her favorite food is chocolate.

Donald Kura -Teaches Government and Law -Helps coach boys swimming -Attended Maine South and Illinois


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SOUTHWORDS â&#x20AC;˘ SEPTEMBER 21, 2001

roaming the school: ' Wesleyan University, and he swam at both -"A Day in the Life" by the Beatles is his favorite song

Monica Langdon -Teaches chemistry -"Just loves teenagers" -Taught for ten years at Wheaton North HS -Received her degree from University of Illinois- Chicago, and graduated from Northem Illinois University -Favorite movie: Braveheart

Laura Markus

-Also taught at Waukegan HS and at Willowbrook HS -Loves literature and words and wanted to share that with others -Married with one daughter, a year and a half old -Favorite movie: The Graduate

Steve Mihalopoulos -New school psychologist -Coaches Freshman A Soccer -Attended Maine West HS and Bradley Uni-

-Teaches health and physical education classes -Always been interested in sports and hopes to be coaching soon -Attended Palatine HS -Played soccer at the University of Tulsa -Taught in Evanston k and Mt. Prospect -Always been interested in teaching things to others that are interesting to her

Christina Marzullo -Teaches Italian at Maine South and Spanish at Maine West -Always been involved in Italian club in HS -Attended Mother Guerin HS and Rosary College -Loves languages and wants to share that love with students -Pasta made in any way is her favorite food

Joyce McCarron -New librarian -Received her BA in Secondary Education from the University of Arizona -Earned her MA in Library and Information Science at Dominican University -Feels her work as a librarian is so different from day to day and loves the hunt for information -Currently, she is reading David IkMcCuUough's John Adams

Amy McElroy -Teaches English I Accelerated and English ffl

basketball -Wants to make a positive impact on the lives of students -Favorite food: pizza

Marybeth Sanchez -Teaches in the ARC program, teaches English and Science -Helps with costumes for the plays -Has attended St. Michaels, University College Dublin, University of Sydney, and Northeastern Illinois University -Greatest experience was scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Teri Knight -Teaches English I and British Literature -At Lincoln HS in Tacoma she was involved in band, yearbook, French Club -Attended Spelman College in Atlanta and the University of Michigan -Loves literature and enjoys working with teens -Loves anything by Stevie Wonder

Timothy Dohr

versity -Went to graduate school at Illinois State University -Wants to help provide equal opportunities for kids to succeed and to become problemsolvers -Also worked as a crisis intervention assistant. -Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting

Michael Truesdale -Teaches Auto -Attended Reavis HS where he played football -Went to Northern Illinois University -Taught for ten years at other high schools and for fifteen years at community college -Likes both cars and teenagers -One of his favorite activities is water skiing

Mark Schuler -Teaches physical education -Coaches sophomore football and varsity

-Teaches Algebra I and Plane Geometry -Attended Maine South -Graduated from St. Joseph's College with a BA in math -Completed MA in Applied Statistics at Northern Illinois University -Also taught at Notre Dame HS and at Glenbrook HS -Loves true crime books

Kathryn Baal -Teaches Chemistry -Involved in student government service work and crew team at St. Ignatius HS and St. Mary's of Notre Dame -Also taught at St. Ignatius HS and Redemptorist HS in Baton Rouge -Wanted to go to medical school, but discovered she loved teaching

Southwards would like to welcome all new teachers to Maine South. We hope you have a great time while you're here.


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The soccer ball rolls

South Stats

by Steffan Mirsky

Now that Maine up the Hawks into a tie South's Athletic for fifth, with powerDepartment has house Evanston.After given the boy's socthe tough tournament, cer team some atthe Hawks strolled tention and generinto Maine West tastously bought them ing blood. The Hawks World Cup goals plowed through the (which cannot be Warriors 3-1. Bobby put in the ground Hill scored an early because that costs goal in the first half. extra), cup holders They went into halffor the bleachers, time leading, but and some very useMaine West scored an ful dummies, the early second half goal only thing missing to tie the game. That are fans to use the goal sparked the cupholders. Hawks as they scored two unanswered goals This very excit- Hawks fight for the ball. from Bobby Hill and photo by Shalanah Backus ing young team, afWilly Ross. Later in ter the loss of thirthe week they suffered teen seniors, is led by the three senior captains in Jim Denk, Charles Olson, and Nick a tough loss to Palatine 3-2, with goals from Dobric (recognizable by his ponytail). Off Bob Klauck and Jim Denk. The rest of the to a solid start, they moved to the Barrington year is packed with sure bet thrillers, against Tournament. This tournament was a char- St. Charles, New Trier, and Evanston, as the acter builder and proved to be a real test for Hawks go forth in their quest for state, so the Hawks. Yet the stiff competition tuned they can shave Nick Dobric's head.

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by Caroline Kim \ ^ The tennis season is off to a great start. Highland Park. Bondi and Brzozowski at There are three returning state qualifiers, first doubles were undefeated, with a record Megen Briars and doubles partners, Liz of 4-0. Monica Milewski lost only one of Bondi and Caroline Brzozowski. Coach her four matches at first singles, and Jeanne Bondi said," Monica, one of our freshmen, Mollner was 2-2 at second singles. Briars brings a wealth of talent and tournament and Dollaske at third doubles were also 2-2. exf)erience to the team and will be an asset. At second doubles, Kaegi and Katanic were Jeanne Mollner's hard work over the sum- 1-3. mer is beginning to pay off, as she appears Another non-conference meet was away to be a very solid #2 singles player" Other at Glenbrook North on September 6th. There key players include Aida Katanic, Vanessa were three wins and four losses. However, Kaegi, Kara Dollaske, Katie Bemdston, Jen- the meet isn't over. nifer Anderson, Melanie Clark, Chrystal There can still be a tie with GBN because Peterson, and Lauren Ferket. Briars and Dollaske were 6-5 in the third In the first game of the season, varsity set when lighming postponed the match, and defeated York High School 9-0. Then at the it has yet to be completed. Being only a few September 1 New Trier Invitational, Maine weeks into the season, improvements conSouth came in fourth place out of 16 teams, tinue to be made, and the rest of the season just behind Lake Forest, New Trier, and looks very promising.

The number of returning state qualifiers on the girls' tennis team The number of members on the girls' diving team

14 The number of returning varsity members on the girls' swim team

:47 The amount of time it took for the boys' cross country team to get their first f i v ^ men finished


Sports 11

SOUTHVVORDS • SEPTE.MBER 21, 2001

Trampling the competition by Dave Olsen The Maine South Football team has shown definite promise as the first third of the regular season is completed. The first game on Muddy Wilson field against Notre Dame was a great game with Maine South flexing its defensive muscles. No points were allowed, and Notre Dame was only allowed past the fifty yard line once. The offense put the game away after a 75-minute delay, with an ending score of 14-0.

The following week the team headed out to Lake Park to battle the Lancers. This game was again a stage for the defense to show that it is tops in the state. They once again recorded the shutout with a final score of 28-0. Last weekend the fellas took big yellow school buses to Niles North for the game Friday night. After the first quarter the score was 21-0, at the half it was 35-0, and at the end of the game it was 49-0. The offense was keyed by Tony Wnek's running skills

as he recorded over 100 yards rushing. There were touchdowns by Jim Libby, Matt Recestar, Bob "Dirty" Sanchez, Brain Kura, and two by Mark Ori. The defense remained perfect, with help from the front line of Blake Fioito, Carlo Bertolli, Anthony Fourkas, Eli Galayda, and our friend Sanchez. The Hawks schedule is tightening up as they head into conference play this week with a 3-0 record and their drive for the repeat state championship is on.

Driving to the

by Jess Stuckey The Maine South girls' volleyball team is on a five game winning streak and they are only looking for more wins. After a tough Friday night pool in the Conant Tournament, the varsity team came out on Saturday and stole two wins from the powerful remd and Harlem teams. Since then, the awks have been on a roll. Last week produced wins against Conant, Maine West, and Lane Tech, two of which were sweeps by the entire program.

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On the varsity level, senior leadership by Anne Forde, Jill Krol, Mary Therese Ristau, and Jess Stuckey is inspiring the team to keep their streak alive. Big blocks by Gina Heiderman, Ellie Marquis, and Forde are motivating the team to stay aggressive, while stellar kills by Susie Logsdon, Andra Staks, Adrianna Stasiuk, and Stuckey are keeping the ball on the other side of the court. None of that could be possible without

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the remarkable passing and digs by Sarah Jordan, Krol, and Nicole Nellessen as well as the flawless sets by Claire Forde and Ristau. Coach Markworth's first year as varsity head coach is certainly looking to be a success. Next week starts conference play for the girls, so things are really getting tough as they take on the powerful Evanston Tournament and Glenbrrok South, as the girls drive for the CSL Title continues.

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Ha\A/k Highlights

Cross-Country

vs. Evanston 4:30pm

Girls'Golf Boys' Golf Girls'Swimming Football Girls'Tennis Boys' Soccer • Girls'Volleyball \<

vs M a i n e East 5:00pm

@ Downers Grove N . 8:00arr

@ N e w Trier 7:00pm @ Lake Park Quad 9:00am @ St C h a r l e s Tournament @ Evanston Tournament

vs. Rolling M e a d o w s 4:30

vs. Waukegan 4:30pm vs. Glenbrook North 4:30pm vs Glenbrook South 5:00pm


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Golf

SPORTS

Cross Country • Soccer

• Girl's Tennis • Girl's Volleyball • Girls' Swimming

Splashing into s e a s o n by Emma Sarran Although it is dividual medley, only September, we Nancy Wilkins in can tell the Maine the 100 breaststroke, South girls' swim and Jess Spitelli, team is going to Wilkins, Paine, and have an outstanding Kruk in the freestyle season. The team's relay. In diving, first meet against Monica Rangel seProspect went very cured a first place well. finish, while Claire The JV team Bartel followed won, while the varclose behind with sity team lost by a second place- a very sheer two points. good start to the seaFirst places were atson. tained by Natalie The team will Kruk in the 100 butcompete against terfly and Amanda Leyden, Hoffms Fallico in the 100 Estates, and distrf photo by Austin Gibbons breaststroke. The The Hawks capture 2nd place at the Hoffman Estates Invite. rival Maine West in 200 medley relay of the upcoming Liz Niemczyk, Fallico, Kruk, and Kate Gibbons also achieved first places. Second weeks. After a fantastic first meet, the team Paine as well as the 400 freestyle relay of places were received by Gibbons in the 200 looks forward to a breakthrough 2001 seaEmma Sarran, Paine, Fallico, and Megan and the 500 freestyle, Fallico in the 200 in- son.

Drive for Detweiler by Austin Gibbons Coach Bill Drennan is well informed of the talent that fills his team this 2001 cross country season. They are well on their way to this year's goal: the Drive for Detweiler, the site of this year's state meet. The talent on this year's team looks to bring Coach Drennan downstate for the first time in his entire career. As the season got under way at home against division rivals Maine West and Maine East, their talent showed as they blew past Maine East and showed Maine West they're no slouch after the loss of five seniors. The Hawks won the opening double 25-30 against the Warriors and 18-38 against the Demons. Phil Keith took a second place

finish in the race in a time 16:00 across the 3-mile course. Sam Meier of Maine West won the race. With that confidence, they ran into the fully loaded Lyons Invitational. The team took 4th out of 12 teams. After taking 2nd the past two years, there was a little disappointment, but looking at the stats, they became reassured as they saw that Tony LoBianco took 5th place in a time 15:08 across the 2.85-mile course. He was followed closely by Phil Keith (6th, 15:09), Chris McGuire (24th, 15:36), James Ballard (32nd, 15:47),and Austin Gibbons (36th, 15:55), Chris Mitchell helped the team with a solid time of 17:08. The final results, well ahead

of last year's second place team by fortyseven seconds, turned the team's disappointment to smiles. .The results were quite a surprise with a fourth place finish, compared to last year's second place finish. Which shows that the team excelled in a much much stronger invitational. Later the next week, the team suffered its first loss, coming at the hands of the strong Fenwick Friars, 25-32. Tony LoBianco led the squad with a time of 16:08 across our home 3-mile course. With thg loss they are looking ahead to Glenbrol South, the Downers Grove South Invitational, and their conference rivals in their Drive for Detweiler.

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