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					                                                                                                                                                                      Monday, Nov. 15,1982




                  The Southwest Lancer
                            Vol. XXVI, No. 2                                    -Southwest Miami High School                                     8855 S.W. 50th Terrace, Miami, FL 33165




Students to finish off school construction
         By DEBBIE VOSS               locked out of the auditorium until
   It seems like Southwest always     the other company completed its
had construction, but the seniors     workfirst.
 and faculty know better. They          IT ISN'T AS simple as it seems.
 remember what it was like two        Each piece of work must be in-
years ago, and how much the           spected over and over again,
school has improved.                  changing and adding a few
   There is presently no              details before they can finish
 guarantee of a date when             assignments.
everything will be completed.           Both companies have contracts
Those who have been on campus         for completion, most of which
see that there is much more to be     have been extended due to ab-
done.                                 sence of materials that must be
   MR. ARVIN MAGGARD,                 sent from other states.
assistant principal, hasn't given       Other ideas that involve
up hope however, that we won't        designers and construction
make headway. He plans with the       companies include putting a patio
help of students in service clubs     with tables between A and B
to beautify the school as the         wings by the stairs and on the
construction companies slowly         side of the cafeteria as places to
finish their projects.                eat lunch outside. Also getting rid
                                      of the circle driveway by the
   "The clubs will raise money        offices in favor of a landscaped
and volunteer such services as        entrance-way to the school.
painting the Eagle Country sign,        THE ENTIRE PAINTING of
painting curbs in the parking lot,    the building, inside and out will
 and landscape buildings," said       start soon and will be provided by
Maggard.                              county funds. Colors have not yet
  The two construction com-           been chosen.
panies, Avant and Moran, who            These hopes of Maggard may
work at the same time, had had        still be dreams, but with student
differences in many ways. For         cooperation he thinks he can turn
instance, one company was             them into reality.
                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by John Ramlrei
                                                                                   COMPRISING ONE OF the renovation efforts, the stairway in A wing leads Into a future en-
                                                                                   visioned patio.



                                                                            College Board testing urgent
                                                                            ~      B>#OEO'(*WN6R\                       sections.                              tests by Dec. 4 to insure that
                                                                               Between Oct. 16 and May 11                 Some colleges also require           colleges receive the test results.
                                                                            junior and senior students at               an' achievement test to be             Juniors may take the tests
                                                                            Southwest will have an op-                  taken. This is a one hour test in 14   whenever it is convenient for
                                                                            portunity to take a college en-             specific areas. It is suggsted that    them or when they have learned
                                                                            trance examination battery.                 the student take the tests as soon     the information they require for
                                                                            There are two testing programs.             as they complete the last course       the testing.
                                                                            The Admissions             Testing          in each subject.                         Those interested in taking the
                                                                            Program and the American                      All of the tests are multiple        tests should consult their coun-
                                                                            College Testing Program.                    choice. Seniors should take the        selors.
                                                                               The ATP is generally preferred
                                                                            by colleges in the East and South
                                                                            while the ACP is preferred by
                                                                            colleges in the Midwest. The test
                                                                            is on mathematics and language.
                                                                                                                        Class sizes reduced
                                                                            In each section, the total score               Class sizes have been reduced       next class.
                                                                            can range from 200-800. Last                 by rescheduling        students         Two more teachers are being
                                                                            year, 181 Southwest students took            in classes that fell over the         added to the staff, an English and
                                                                            the tests. They scored an average            required number of pupils per         a math/science teacher. "It was
                                                                            of 428 in language, and 474 ir.              teachers.                             not possible for the change to be
                                                                            mathematics. That is a total of
                                                                            902 which is quite good con-                                                       made until after the official
                                                                                                                          The majority of the changes          enrollment date of Oct. 1, which
                                                                            sidering that most universities in          will affecttenthgraders, with the
                                                    Photo by John Ramirez
                                                                            Florida required a total of 800 or                                                 determined how many more
                                                                                                                        exception of a few eleventh and        teachers were needed in the
                 Listen up, Men!                                            better to apply to enroll. The tests
                                                                             are divided into four 30-minute
                                                                                                                        twelfth grade glasses. A grade to
                                                                                                                        that point will be carried on to the
                                                                                                                                                               school," said Dr. Glenda
   Coach Bobby Harris prepares the Southwest Football team                                                                                                     Crawford, principal.
   fof Its November 18 meeting with the Sunset Knights. Both
   Southwest (0-9) and Sunset (0-9) are looking for their win of
   the season. This marks the third consecutive Homecoming
   meeting between the Eagles and the Knights. The series
                                                                            Orchestra relies on director, talent
   record Is tied at (1-1). See Homecoming Section pages 4 -5.                         By PAUL WATSON                    University of Miami, with ad-         York City.
                                                                                  The Southwest Orchestra has a          ditional training at the Boston
                                                                                new director mis year, and is                                                    ALL OF THIS SUCCESS was
                                                                                                                         Conservatory of Music and the         due to hard work and preparation
                                                                                faced with a few immediate               University of Hartford in Con-
 United Way drive effective                                                     problems. The future for the
                                                                                orchestra is a bit unsure until
                                                                                                                         necticut. He has a good record at
                                                                                                                         Rockway where the bands and
                                                                                                                                                               on the part of the director and
                                                                                                                                                               students. They rehearsed many
                                                                                these problems may be resolved                                                 times after school and during
         By PAUL WATSON                                                                                                  orchestra usually score well at       lunch to prepare for Eagle's
                                         Southwest was successful in            and dealt with.                          evaluations.
   Students and faculty at             surpassing' the total of Coral             The director for thi s yer - is Mr.                                          Fling. All of these rehearsals
 Southwest conducted a fund-           Park, South Miami and Kilitan.           Vince Ricci. He also teaches full-        While he enjoys teaching at          were in addition to the fourth
 raising drive for the United Way                                               time at Rockway Junior High,            Southwest, he will not be able to      period rehearsals they had every
 through first period classes with       As ah added incentive to               coming to Southwest for only first      leave his commitment at                day as part of their scheduled
 a goal set for all Dade County        students to donate in homeroom,          period. He was called by Dr.            Rockway to teach here full-time.
 schools of 35 cents per student.      each homeroom chose a                    Glenda Crawford, principal, over        This may pose problems for the             HopefuHy, the orchestra will do
   Further fund-raising activities     nickname for their classes. The          the summer when Mr. Reginald            orchestra at a later date.              just as well this year. But the
 were to be conducted by various       final winners placed in 'the             Nicholson left Southwest to teach                                               director's schedule may be a
 service clubs at Southwest, with      following order: Adler's Ard-            band at South Dade Senior High.            Last year, the orchestra had an      hinderance to thetotalsuccess of
 plans to make roadblocks to           varks — $141.27, Moore's                   Mr. Ricci arrives at Southwest         outstanding year under the             the organizaiton.
 collect donations from the            Mathematicians — $116.11,                at 7 a.m. and he stays until 8:30.       direction of Nicholson. They              Mr. Ricci is waiting for new
 community.                            Resenstem's Rowdies - $90,               He then has ten minutes travel           scored a perfect superior at           string intruments to arrive and
   Individual students made great      Weintraub's Winners — $66.58,            time to reach Rockway where he           District Orchestra Contest in          also for music. Ricci said he is
 efforts to collect. Lourdes           Ross's Revengers — $56.21,               teaches five classes' until 3:30.        competition with 12 other or-          interested in "having the or-
 Rodriguez, for one, donated a         Gillman's Graphing Gorrillas —           This tight schedule does not give        chestras from Dade County.             chestra perform," but he has no
 check for $100 to the cause. Other    $48.22, Fisher's Fabulous Fairies        him very much freedom here at            Sunset High was the only other         definite plans yet. The future will
 students received donations from      — $44.95, De Leon's Dogs —               Southwest.                               school to score perfect.               show just how strong the or-
 parents and neighbors turning         $42.55, Ford's Friendly Philan-            HE HAS BEEN teaching in                  They went on to state com-           chestra at Southwest is. The
 the drive into a full community       thropists — $37.95 and Moss's            Dade County for 20 years. His            petitions, and near the end of the     problem will be in the adjustment
 effort.                               Angels — $36.20.                         master's degree is from the              year they took a field-trip to New      to a new situation.
                                                                                                                                                                 editorial
                                    Perspectives
 School library book banning
 citizen right or censorship?
                        Pro                                                  Con
             By MIGUEL OXAMENDI                                       By PAUL WATSON
    The controversy surrounding the attempts               Over the course of the history of the United
made by right wing organizations to ban                  States several successful attempts have been
certain books from library book shelves is               made to deny a first amendment right to high
totally missled. Alarmists claim that this               school students. By petition or school board
movement is an attempt at censorship. In fact            decree a long list of literary works have been
 it is no such thing.                                    banned from high school and public libraries.
    The Moral Majority and other concerned               Furthermore, in some states, the right of an
groups are simply exercising their                       English teacher to introduce these books to
democratic rights, and are helping others to             the classroom has been denied.
do the same. Censorship is the furthest thing
from their minds.                                          Such classic books as "The Catcher in the
                                                        Rye" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been
    THE OPPONENTS of the Moral Majority
                                                        brought under the category of "improper
claim that it is trying to ban books. Webster's
                                                        reading material" for students in some of
New International Dictionary defines book
                                                        these United States. The so-called Moral
banning as barring the sale of book. No one is
                                                        Majority would prefer that young Sdults not
seriously contemplating government in-
terference in private book stores, except the
communists, of course.
                                                        be allowed contact with questionable
                                                        literature. These book-banners do not realize
                                                                                                                                      Reactions
                                                        that they may do great harm to a young mind
    The Supreme Court deemed that localities            by keeping these works away from them.
may decide what is obscene. It stands to
reason that if members of a community find a              "The Catcher in the Rye," for example, is
                                                        an inspiring tale of a young man who has
                                                                                                                Tenth grader is offended
book objectionable, they may remove it from
their library.                                          psychological problems as he progresses
                                                        through a system of private schools for boys.           by teasing Lancer articles
    The question of obscenity cannot easily             The book may help any reader with his own
answered. It would be wise then to allow the                                                                    To the Editor:                              beat tags, purple fingers or
                                                        personal problems in school and society, but              I am writing inreferenceto the            anything the peddlers are selling,
taxpayer to decide through a ballot. For it is          students have been denied the right to read it          article printed in last month's             I am showing school spirit and
the tax payer who supports the housing of the           because it contains foul language.                      paper entitled, "Grade 10                   school support. Instead, your
questionable books.                                                                                             Congregates in Upper D Wing."               article led me to believe that our
   IT IS NOT IMPORTANT if the material                     "Congress shall make no law.. .abridging             I'd like to inform you that it is           spirit is stupid and unnecessary. I
removed is a renowned literary work for                 the freedom of speech, or of the p r e s s . . . "      totally unfair on your behalf to            am proud to say that because of
regardless, the reader would still have access          says the first amendment of the Constitution.           judge all sophomores on past                the generous behavior of my
to the work one way or another.                         Unfortunately, Congress has made no law to              references. We, the Class of '85            junior and senior peers I will
                                                        stop the Moral Majority from banning                    are not a bunch of gullible nin-            have no hostile feelings, or need
   Open minded individuals must not allow                                                                       conpoops. If you considered                 for revenge against the Class of
alarmists to divert them from the true issue.           literature. But if •book-banning»is to be               yourself to be an item of laughter          '86.
The removal of the controversial material               allowed to continue, who shall have the final           in 10th grade, I certainly don't.
from public libraries is not a demonstration of         word as to which books shall be removed from               I also think that by buying the            Lourdes Rodriguez, sophomore
outdated puritan or totalitarian ideals.                the shelves?
   You must ignore these exaggerated claims,               It seems anarchist to allow a small fraction
which threaten our democracy. And let us
insure that the wishes of the public.
                                                        of our citizens to decide upon so critical an
                                                        issue. Suppose a radical group were to seize
                                                                                                                Students need Board
                                                                                                                To the Editor:
                                                        control of the book banning process. Wouldn't             Colleges have them. Other high           bulletin boards state that ample
             •Write to us                               it be possible for them to suppress all books           schools have them. There is a              bulletin board space should be
                                                        containing opposing political views?                    new guideline from the Board of            provided for the use of students
           The Lancer welcomes stories                                                                          Education that says we, the
         or letters from faculty members                   Here is one final suggestion to any student                                                     and student organizations, in-
                                                        who may agree with this viewpoint; if you are           students, can have them also.              cluding an area for notices
         on topics concerning the school or                                                                     Let's have a bulletin board for the
         specific professions. The editor               ever in search of new and exciting reading                                                         relating to out of school activities
                                                                                                                use of the students.                       or matters of general interest. It
         reserves the right to reject, edit             materials, first find a list of books which have          Saw horses (used to restrict
         or shorten. They can be accepted                                                                                                                  also goes on to mention a simple
                                                        been banned from school environments.                   certain areas to the students              rule to abide by. "Regulations
         in Room 220 or put in Mrs. Leonor              These books may be some of the best you'll              during recent construction) were
         Murphy's mailbox.                                                                                                                                 should require that notices or
                                                        ever read.                                              used as sort of primitive bulletin         other communications be dated
                                                                                                                boards. Students would write               before posting and that such
                                                                                                                messages to each other and post            materials be removed after a
Student Forum set up to solve grievances                                                                        them on these last year.
                                                                                                                  Guidelines from the Board of
                                                                                                                                                           prescribed time to assure full
                                                                                                                                                           access to bulletin boards."
   Any student who may have a grievance                 were allowed to be worn due to the heat and             Education regarding the use of                                     Ana Valle
about something that is going on in the school          lack of air conditioning by petition of the
that he or she feels should be changed can              students to the Forum. This year, however,
take his or her complaint to the Student
Forum or direct it to Mr. Arvin Maggard,
                                                        shorts and Bermudas are no longer a part of
                                                        the student dress code.
                                                                                                                     The Southwest Lancer
                                                                                                                                   S o u t h w e s t Miami Senior H i g h School
adviser in charge.                                                                                                              8855 S.W 50th Terrace M i a m i . Florida 33165
   The Student Forum is a very effective way               Student Forum can help in establishing                                                   2 7 4 0 1 8 1 Ext 73
 of getting things done. Its job is to advise the        what may be acceptable to the student body                Editorln-Chlef                                           Debbie Voss
 administration of particular problems that              when their best interests have been inad-                 Associate Editor                                        Andrew Colon
 are occurring in the school.                                                                                      Assistant to the Editor. .                               Paul Watson
                                                         vertently overlooked. The Forum, mandated                 Business Manager                                    Miguel Oxamendi
   Certain decisions of last year have been              by the School Board, is the students' vehicle             Sports Editor                                         Doug Rodriguez
 changed. For instance, Bermudas and shorts               for pointing out such needs.                             Assistant Sports Editor   ir                              Janet Greco
                                                                                                                   Feature Editor                                           U s e Escobar

Suspicions are cause for locker searches                                                                           Assistant Feature Editor   or
                                                                                                                   Advertising M a n a g e r . . .
                                                                                                                                                                    Christina Rodriguez
                                                                                                                                                                           David Maranto
                                                                                                                   Business Assistant                                    Juan Rodriguez
       By DEBBIE GREST              student present." The school           police officers have the right to       Photo Editor                                           Ronnie Adams
   In the student responsibility    lockers are rented to the student      search students' cars under some        Assistant Photo Editors   rs           John Ramirez/Ivan Valenzuela
handout that every student in       for the year; they are not given to    circumstances. A local police           Copy Editors                           Mercy Gonzalez/Diane Alvarez
Southwest received in the           the student. Therefore, if the         officer assigned to a few of the        Circulation Manager . . .                            Paulette Farwell
beginning of the year there is a.   administration is suspicious of        Southwest Dade schools to help          Exchange Manager                                              Lori Voss
statement reading, "Lockers can     anything illegal in the locker, it     control drug problems, Officer          Cartoonist                                                Alex Severe
be searched for reasonable          has the right to search it, he said.   Barney Silver, stated, "I can and       Staff Writers              Re
                                                                                                                                              Rose Valladares/Suzi Bell/Dania Rodriquez
cause."                                A bomb scare would be another       will search a student's car with        Adviser                                                Leonor Murphy
   Assistant Principal Arvin        legitimate reason to search            probable cause to believe that
Maggard exlained the ad-            lockers, but in an emergency           there are weapons or drugs in the         The Lancer is the official student-edited monthly newspaper of South-
ministration's interpretation of    situation such as this the Metro       car." Probable cause to believe is      west Miami Senior High School. Opinions expressed in The Lancer are
                                                                           the most important phrase in this       those of the editors and writers and do not necessarily reflect viewpoints or
reasonable cause as suspicion of    Bomb Squad would be called to                                                  official policies of the school.
drugs or weapons in the locakers.   check out the school, and the          type of police work, meaning any
                                    school would be evacuated.             valid belief or suspicion for any         The Lancer welcomes readers' opinions on all topics. Letters to the
Maggard said, "If a student                                                                                        editor must bear the writer's full name and homeroom section. The editor
comes to me and says another        During a bomb scare if drugs are       reason of something contraband.         reserves the right to reject, edit or shorten letters. All letters should be
 student has pot or any drugs in    found, the student will be taken       Silver feels that the main reason       turned into Mrs Leonor Murphy's mailbox or in Room 220. All letters must
 his or her locker, then I can      into an administrator's hands.         for searching cars is to insure         ^signed.
 search the locker without the         Under state and federal law         safety in the schools.
news
           Lancer Briefs
  Yearbook editors named
  Laura Edwards and Lisa              the different sections of the book
Applebaum have been named co-         divided equally between the two
editors for the 1982-83 yearbook      classes of approximately 40
and will work under the direction     students each.
 of new yearbook adviser, Mr.           Edwards said that sales had
 Daniel Wilson.                       begun and that the two classes
  Edwards will be in charge of        are working hard to make it "the
the work of the fourth period         best yearbook Southwest has
class and Applebaum of fifth          ever seen."
period, with the responsibility for


      Yellow left sponsorless
  The "Young, elegant lads and        Moran, believes that the three
lasses of the world," otherwise       remaining clubs Amitie, Chez
known as Y.E.L.L.O.W. mem-            Nous and Key Club can supply
bers, were left clubless this year    enough room to house the number
because of a lack of sponsor.         of students interested in joining a                                                                                          Photo by John Ramirez

  Y.E.L.L.O.W.'s disappearance        service club. He said, "If the            CHORALE ENSEMBLE prepares for concert.
from the club scene is due to the     need for another service club
fact that by the beginning of the
school year, they did not have a
                                      should arise, we would start
                                      another club or re-establish           Chorus preparing to christen auditorium
teacher sponsor. And without a        YELLOW. In the meantime, ex-
sponsor, you can't have a service     Yellow members can apply to the                  BySUZIBELL                 directed by Ms. Ann Duncan, who      Suzi Bell, public relations.
club.                                 other service clubs at South-             For all you students who think    has been here for four years now.      "I think we have a great new
  Activities Director, Mr. Harry      west."                                 you hear strange noises coming       The officers for the 1982-83 year    group of talented students and
                                                                             from between "B" and "C" wing,       are: Clifford Mitchell, president;   will have a successful year. We
                                                                             you're actually, hearing the         Sally Cummings, vice-president;      also hope to uphold our
 Rincon top five competitor                                                  voices of the 1982-83 students of
                                                                             the choral program.
                                                                                                                  Jon Brooks, business manager;
                                                                                                                  Maria Almeida, historian; and
                                                                                                                                                       reputation of being superior
                                                                                                                                                       choirs," said Mitchell.
 achieves National Merit                                                        This year the program consists
                                                                             of approximately 140 students
                                         "To rank among the top 50,000       who are divided into five dif-
   Senior Lisa F. Rincon has                                                 ferent classes, the Women's
 placed among the top five per-        entrants in a competition that
                                       includes over one million par-        Choir, Men's Choir, Concert
 cent of participants in the 1983                                            Choir, and the Vocal Ensemble.
 National Merit Scholarship           ticipants is an outstanting at-
 competition, announced Dr.            tainment deserving of public             AT THE MOMENT, the choirs
 Glenda Crawford, principal,           recognition," a spokesman for         are just settling in and adjusting
 recently. Rincon will receive a       the National Merit Scholarship        to the program. l They are
 letter of commendation for her        Corporation said.                     working on different selections to
 achievement.                                                                hear what talents are being
                                                                             brought in from Glades, Riviera,
                                                                             W.R. Thomas, Rockway, and
 Students will go to Greece                                                  West Miami.
                                                                                The chorus has many plans for
                                                                             this year and most of these plans
   Xhjs year's Gifted program will   to Greece, They are hoping to           are depending on the completion
 be more active than in past         make enough money in fund-              of the auditorium. The choirs
 years. The class consisting of 13   raising to pay for half the cost.       plan to christen the auditorium in
 students has a new teacher, Ms.       In November they plan to begin        December with a winter concert.
 Joan Simonsen, who hopes to         taking their colloquinms out to         Other plans include district and
 make the class come alive. The      the public. A colloquinms is a           (hopefully) state and possibly a
 program focuses on philosophy.      discussion on a certain topic.          musical.
                                     They want to get other classes at          THE CHORAL PROGRAM is
    Already on their agenda is a Southwest involved in these
 field trip to Viscaya and the laser discussions so that they may
 show at the Planetarium. In the learn what the philosophy class
 spring they will be going on a trip has unearthed.
                                                                             Drivers'ed gets
                                                                             brand new cars
  Southwest battles inflation                                                       By PHILLIP BASIEL
                                                                               The Dade County school
   This country's economic               Last year this resulted in          system has purchased several
 problems are finally affecting        $23,800 of extra money for            new American Motor cars for
 Southwest Senior High.                Southwest to use in any way it        drivers' education classes.
   As many other people and            decided; $10,300 on electricity         In the past, drivers' education
 places are doing, "Southwest will     and $13,500 for substitute savings.   cars were leased, but rental fees
 have to have a stricter budget                                              got so high that the school board
 and begin to be more con-                Southwest used most of this        decided it would be cheaper to
 servative with its consumable          money to buy paper supplies          buy them.
 products," according to Mr.            which it had run out of by             Drivers' education instructor,
 Arvin Maggard, assistant               January. Without the extra           Martin Levin, said 3 to 4 of the
 principal.                             money it received it would have      cars are due. They arrived at
   For many years we have been          had to find other ways to buy the    Southwest last month. He couldn't
 first or second in the county for      supplies for the last half of the    name a specific date because,
 saving on electrical and sub-
 stitute teaching expenses and
                                        year, Maggard explained. Some
                                        of the extra money was also used
                                                                             "When you are dealing with
                                                                             automobile dealers at such a
                                                                                                                       Boronat honored at FIU
 were rewarded by a return of 80        for purchase suggestions made        cheap price, you have to wait           Connie Boronat, Southwests Merit Semifinalist, has now
 percent of the money saved.            by teachers.                         until they are ready to send them       been honored at Florida International University. She
                                                                             to you," he said.                       received a scholarship to the university and earned six
                                                                               Since the beginning of this           hours of college credit, presented to her here by university
                                                                             year, there have only been six          president, Dr. Gregory Wolfe.
Cooperative work program                                                     cars available for 25 high schools
                                                                             in the county. Southwest had one,
                                                                             a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, but had
to help students gain skills                                                 to share it with Killian. ;

      By GABRIEL GARCIA                 through four, including a
                                                                               "As soon as the new
                                                                             automobiles arrive, there should
                                                                             be one car for each 12 students in
                                                                                                                             Sampson
  This year's cooperative work          cooperative work program class.      the program here," Levin said.
 program at Southwest is under
 way with Mr. Paul Samoriski
 heading the program, Mr. Fred
                                                                                                                             $c Belilab                        UNISEX HAIR
 Grimes in D.C.T. and Mr. John                                                                                                                                  STYLISTS
 Lepore in work experience.
   In this program, students are
 assisted in getting a variety of
 jobs, anywhere from working at a                                                                                                                      Tuesday thru Friday 10-6
 fast food restaurant to working in                                                                                                                    Saturday 10-5
 a hospital. They get on the job
 training, where they are taught a                                                    ORIGINALS
 skill and shown how to develop it.                                                                                                                                  9046 Bird Road
   The students, more than 80 of                                                      324-4700                                                                             552-5561
 them, go to school for periods one
                                                                                                                                                                                       features

                                         Let's get fired u p . . .                                                                                                                               Let's get fired u p . . .
 Orth boosts spirit
        By LISE ESCOBAR               other schools.
                                                                                                                                                          Highlights of Southwest's hottest Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The three major organizations        class president Susan Pasternack    members and senior football
  Henry Orth might just be the           This summer when most
                                      students were here in Miami with
                                                                                                                                                                     Bonfire                     helping with the bonfire are the       used to describe her hopes for      players are allowed to attend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   travagant but very affordable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   occasion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           annual Back to School Night.
luckiest guy in the school. He is                                                                                                                                                                service clubs, Key Club, Amitie                                                                                                                              This year, however, the
the only male member in the           nothing to do, Henry and the rest                                                                                             BySUZIBELL                                                         Southwest's 1982-83 Senior Pep         Southwest math teacher Mrs.             From 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. gen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Chez Nouz. The members             Rally.                              Gloria Alvarez has had an active                                               parents will be received in a
varsity cheerleading squad and        of the squad traveled to Wild-                                                                                        What gives an aura of the old-                                                                                                                         tlemen and ladies will be able to       practically new school — air
                                      wood, Fla., for cheerleading                                                                                        fashioned pep rallies of the           will act as fire marshalls and do        To be held in the gym Thurs-      part in past senior pep rallies and    stroll to soft music, jam to the
also the daily companion to 22 of                                                                                                                                                                other "gopher" jobs under the                                                                                                                             conditioned and redesigned in
the prettiest girls in the school.    camp. Not only was he one of the                                                                                    1950's? What turns the empty                                                  day, Nov. 18, during school, this   commented, "I think it really          beat, eat succulent hors
                                                                                                                                                                                                 directions of Mr. Harold Moran,       pep rally is reserved for seniors    promotes the school spirit that is                                             many aspects.
  It all started last year when he    two guys staying with 250                                                                                           basketball courts into a jam-                                                                                                                            d'oeuvres, see the Homecoming
                                      cheerleaders from all across                                                                                        packed excitement filled arena of      activities director.                  only, and guards will be posted at   necessary in this school. A lot of     Court being formally presented             Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. during
decided to try out for the squad.                                                                                                                                                                  Last year, Homecoming court
Orth said, "Since the Athletic        Florida, but he was also treated                                                                                    enthusiasm? It is the only ac-                                               the doors to identify and ban any    seniors are not aware of how           and enjoy all of this in the            American Education week
                                      like a king by all the girls. His                                                                                   tivity ever held in a high school in   was presented, the new soccer         juniors or sophomores from the       imoortant it is to belong to           company of their friends for less       parents will meet for a brief
Department         had dropped                                                                                                                                                                   team was also shown for the first
gymnastics, I needed something        comment, "Being a male                                                                                              South Florida — the Southwest                                                event.                               Southwest, and this gives them a        than $10. Nelson Benedico,             meeting with Dr. Glenda
                                      cheerleader does have its ad-                                                                                       Bonfire.                               time and the cheerleaders led a          "SENIOR PEP RALLY is              chance to realize that they belong     Student Council president, said,        Crawford, principal, and other
to do with my new-found free                                                                                                                                                                     round of cheers to bring about
time. 1 thought cheerleading          vantages," seems to be an under-                                                                                                                                                                 always the most outstanding pep      to the greatest school in all of        "This year we want to have a           administrators. Following the
                                                                                                                                                             Last year, the bonfire was a        enthusiasm for a victory at the                                                                                                                           meeting the parents will follow
would be fun and a good way to        statement of his situation.                                                                                         Student Council idea that was                                                rally of the year. It's a special    SouthFlorida."                         Homecoming Dance more ex-
                                         BUT HENRY says that cheer-                                                                                                                              Homecoming game.                      treat for seniors only. Juniors                                             travagant than any Homecoming           their sons' and daughters'
meet people."                                                                                                                                             transformed into reality just one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and sophomores will havetowait                                              ever held at Southwest; yet at the      schedules and confer with
  "ORTH HAD TO go through             leading is not just fun and games.
                                      He has to attend practice every
                                                                                                                                                          week prior to the actual bonfire.        Senior Pep Rally                    to be seniors before they ex-             Homecoming                        same time, one that every               teachers on the students'
cheerleading clinic and all of its                                                                                                                        In order to have a bonfire on the                                                                                                                                                                curriculum. Activities will
 humiliating          situations.     day after school, learn all of the                                                                                  grounds it has to be approved by         By CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ              perience the thrill of Senior Pep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rally," remarked Mr. Harold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dance                           student can afford."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           conclude with refreshments
However,          the       varsity   cheers and ignore the negative                                                                                      Risk Management, School Board             "Dynamic, exhilarating, enter-
                                      comments that some people                                                                                                                                  taining," are three words senior      Moran, activities director.                 By LISE ESCOBAR                                                         served in the cafeteria.
cheerleaders were not as hard on                                                                                                                          and the Fire Department.
him as with the girls. "I guess       make about him because he is a                                                                                                                                                                      Rivalry between the classes         Homecoming Week would                     Back to school                       It is planned that in January
                                      male cheerleader. "The people                                                                                                                                                                     stirs up as the rejected under-     never be the same without the                                                 the school will host an open house
they did not want to discourage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             formal ending of the celebrations              night
me from trying out. It was em-
barrassing enough for me being
the only guy among the hundreds
                                      who criticize me or think that I
                                      am weird because I am
                                      cheerleading just don't know me.                                                          Photo by Paul Mlttleman
                                                                            HENRY ORTH, only male cheerleader, sings Alma Mater at pep
                                                                                                                                                          Repairs postpone Fling                                                       classmen declare that it is unfair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -that the popular event is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       prohibited to them. But the rules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       state mat strictly seniors, Var-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at the Homecoming Dance. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            year's dance/vhich will be held at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Kendall Lakes Country Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By SANDERS GONZALEZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Last year because of building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   construction, it was impossible to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to allow parents and the com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          munity to view the completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          renovation project and displays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          created for the occasion by each
of girls trying out," said Orth.      I just don't pay attention to those
                                      kinds of comments," he said.          rally.                                                                               BySUZIBELL                      tickets ahead of time usually had     sity cheerleaders, senior band       Friday, Nov. 19, will be an ex-        invite parents to the Southwest        department.
  Henry feels that making the                                                                                                                               Presenting. . . the new
cheerleading squad was the best          All in all, Henry believes that                                                                                                                         to be turned away the night of the
                                                                                                                                                          Southwest "Theater" . .; minus
thing that has happened to him in
high school. Besides becoming
very good friends with all the
                                      cheerleading has been the best
                                       thing for him. He advises that
                                      gays and girls thinking of trying
                                                                            Spirit gals add pep                                                           the E a g l e s ' Fling for
                                                                                                                                                          Homecoming week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fling. The auditorium got so
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crowded that many people had to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  stand through the two-hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                 performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After-game hangouts provide social life
Southwest cheerleaders, Henry         out should do so because they will                                                                                    THE EAGLES' FLING this
has had the opportunity to meet       have the time of their lives. "It's      By PAULETTE F ARWELL                The cheerleaders started a new         year will not be held in time for         THIS YEARS FLING is to be           By CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ
other interesting people from         hard work, but boy it's worth it."      Maybe it was cheerleading at      custom this year, big and little          Homecoming              because        held in January. The auditorium         Hungry Southwest students
                                                                            Wildwood, Florida, this summer,     sisters. All the Varsity                  auditorium renovations have not        should be totally transformed        launch a rampage to leave the
                                                                            maybe it's practicing each day      cheerleaders pick a J.V.                  been completed as predicted last        with new seats and the most         football stadium after one of
 Lancers perform for judges                                                 since August 9 from 2:30 to 4:00
                                                                            or maybe it's that they all get
                                                                                                                cheerleader who becomes their
                                                                                                                little sister. Before every J.V.
                                                                                                                                                          year.                                  modern auditorium equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 But until the auditorium is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Southwest's football games as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      they head for the after-game
          By PAUL WATSON             will be based on the performance       along so well together that has     game, the Varsity cheerleaders              In the past, the Eagles' Fling       completed, the Fiirig and other
                                                                                                                                                          has been one of the school's                                                hangouts virtually reserved for
   The Southwest Royal Lancer at inspection. During inspection,             everyone saying they're the         give the J.V.'s a small gift, and                                                productions have not been            the Eagles.
 Marching Band will be put to the the band will be placed at at-            peppiest yet to hit Southwest       before the Varsity games, the             major student productions, at-         definitely scheduled.
 test of their musical and mar- tention while in a block for-               High.                                                                         tracting people of all ages from          The seats are waiting for           First stop on their list is the
                                                                                                                J.V.'s give the Varsity a small                                                                                       Southwest gym parking lot where
 ching abilities on the night of mation. The judge will walk                  The Junior Varsity and Varsity    gift. Kim Woodruff said, "I really        all of Dade County. Eagles' Fling      student bodies and the stage is
 Nov. 20. On this night, the band along every rank of band                  cheerleaders together lighten up                                              has always been sold out and           longing for some Southwest           they greet the returning football
                                                                                                                like the idea of big sisters                                                                                          players before they enter the
 will perform at the Miami Dade members checking for clean                  any atmosphere whether it's the     because it gives the J.V. a chance        most students who hadn't bought        talent.
 Community College North uniforms and instruments,                          pep rallies in the gym or just                                                                                                                            varsity locker room.
                                                                                                                 to get closer to the Varsity."                                                                                          From Southwest these student*
 Campus along with all other proper military bearing and                    walking around the halls.
 Dade County high schools which unity of style throughout the                                                      THE CHEERLEADERS also                                                                                              head on to Godfather's Pizza
                                                                              THEY STARTED practicing                                                                                                                                 either the one located at Sunset or
 enter in the District Marching entire organization.                        Aug. 9, and Aug. 14 they were off   have secret spirit pals. They all
 Band Contest.                                                                                                  pick from 1 to 3 football players                                                                                     the one at Bird Road. Filling the
                                       INSPECTION MAY last for              to cheerleading camp at Wild-                                                                                                                             restaurants beyond capacity they
   The band will be evaluated for over half an hour, and this places        wood, Fla., where they learned      and on game days give them a
                                                                                                                little gift to show they support the                                                                                  are aroused to the point of
 precision in performance both on a great physical strain upon the          cheerleading routines, which                                                                                                                              aggressiveness and are im-
 the field and at inspection.                                               they use at our pep rallies.        football team.                                                                                                                                               STUDENTS GATHER for socializing and pizzas after a football game.                           Photo by Ivan Valenzuela
                                     band members who may not                                                                                                                                                                         patient for their food. The
 Musical gradings will be move or speak for the duration of                                                                                                                                                                           parking lot and restaurant swell
 designated according to how well i the exercise. In past years,                                                                                                                                                                                                              Not to be excluded from the          meet in a weekly reunion after a       for the majority of the customers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with spirited cheerleaders,
 they play their four contest students have passed out from
 pieces, "Black Saddles," the strain, and it is not un-
                                                                            Drumm leading small corps                                                                                                                                 football players and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      assorted Eagle fans after a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            range of popular sites for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Southwest students is Pizza Hut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     As a result, all this business for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and the remainder of the football
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          games does not show any sign of
 "Dueling Banjos," "Tomorrow" foreseen that the same may                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Eighth Street, where several        these pizza parlors has proved         decreasing enjoyment, regar-
                                                                              Rifle Corps' three members        members, having an opportunity                                                                                        weary game.                           band members and their friends
 and "Mirada." A grade for occur this year.                                 believe themselves to be            to be in a dance school, dropped                                                                                                                                                                   profitable for them and enjoyable      dless of victory or defeat.
 marching is included in an            After inspection, the band will      Southwest's smallest organi-        out. She did not have time for
 evaluation of the show. The band
 will be judged for keeping, or not
                                     perform on the field in front of the
                                     largest audience they will have
                                                                            zation. Charlotte Drumm,
                                                                            Captain, Lorrie Garrett and
                                                                                                                both activities.
                                                                                                                  The three members practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pep Club gains an Angel
 keeping, proper military bearing had all year. Every aspect of the         Cathy Crossley are the three
 at all times.                                                                                                  every weekday from 2:45 p.m. -                                                                                               ByDINATRELLA                   each member accumulates a
                                     show must appear letter perfect        members.                            4:45 p.m. with the band except on                                                                                           and LISA SCHWARTS               certain amount of points by going
    EACH INDIVIDUAL member so that the judges may find no                     There was a clinic held at the
 of the band has been preparing fault with the Royal Lancers.                                                   game days. They perform for the                                                                                                                             to games, painting banners and
                                                                            end of the last school year in      school at the football games                                                                                            Southwest's spirit is expected      attending other extra-curricular
 and perfecting every aspect of his Although a tremendous portion of        which seven people originally                                                                                                                             to soar to even greater heights,
 or her performance to be ready                                                                                 during half-time with the                                                                                                                                   activities. However, if the
                                     the evaluation depends upon the        attended. At the clinic they        Southwest Royal Lancer Band.                                                                                          thanks to the efforts of Mr. Angel    president of the club feels that
 for the competition. The            playing abilities of the in-           became familiar with the rifle                                                                                                                            Menendez, newly appointed Pep
 organization, as a unit, has had                                                                                                                                                                                                     Club sponsor.                         one of the members is not con-
                                     strumentalists, perhaps more           and were taught a routine to           "We may have a small group                                                                                                                               tributing enough, the member
 practice for two hours after responsibility rests upon the                 perform at the try-outs. Three of    this year, but we are going to do                                                                                      Having past experience in
 nearly every day of school since                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           may be removed.
                                     Lancer, Rifle and Twirler corps.       the seven did not try out because    our best as we have always done                                                                                      private schools as a teacher,
 the beginning of the year. They                                                                                 in the past," said Garrett. "The                                                                                     Menendez feels that the spirit at       Besides going to football
                                     For this reason, the girls in the      of their involvement in other                                                                                                                                                                   games, the Pep Club members
 have performed for audiences at     corps have spent a far greater         activities.                         small size of the group enables us                                                                                    Southwest goes far beyond that of
 the weekly varsity football                                                                                     to work together well," said                                                                                         a private school.                     will try to attend all school sports
                                     time preparing for contest.              Of the four that tried out, all                                                                                                                                                               and have raised money by bagel
 games, too.                           The Southwest Royal Lancer           made the Corps. One of the          Captain Drumm.                                                                                                          President Christina Rodriguez       sales and car washes.
   Although students do get a        Marching Band has a reputation                                                                                                                                                                   and vice-president Ana Veiga
 report card grade for par-                                                                                                                                                                                                           held a meeting for all future Pep       Menendez said, "The sports
                                     as one of the finest groups in                                                                                                                                                                                                         record does not represent the
 ticipating, the band is considered  Dade County. For years now, the                                                                                                                                                                  Club members where applicants
 an extra-curricular activity. The                                                                                                                                                                                                    were taught the Alma Mater and        school's spirit. Sports will im-                                                               Photo by Ivan Valenzuela
                                     band has received superior                                                                                                                                                                                                             prove, but the students need to
 students who do take part, put-     ratings at district contests. They                                                                                                                                                               school cheers.                                                                ANQEL MENENDEZ, pep club sponsor, will lead members in
 ting in an average of IS hours a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           give the players time and keep          warming things up as well as coaching.
                                     have persistently done the best                                                                                                                                                                    Once accepted into the club,        the spirit going."
 week in addition to school, must    that may be expected of them. On
 be dedicated and motivated to       Nov. 20, they will be obliged to
 sacrifice so much free time for     prove themselves worthy, once
 the organization.                   again, of their strong reputation.
    The first part of the evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                        sports
                                                                                           With quick, agile moves and great speed,
                                                                                           Angula brings success to J.V. football team
                                                                                              By DOUGLAS RODRIGUEZ                     led many to compare him to            to an end for good the third game
                                                                                              When you talk about the suc-             Herschell Walker, the star            of the season against South
                                                                                           cess the Junior Varsity Football            running back of the University of     Miami. He took the ball around
                                                                                           Team has met with this season,              Georgia. When asked about this,       left end, where he was hit and
                                                                                           one big name comes to mind,                 Angulo simply smiled and said,        tore the ligament in his right
                                                                                           Oscar Angulo, a 6'2", 172 pound             "It's awfully nice of people to       shoulder. This put Angulo out for
                                                                                           running back out of Riviera                 compare me to such a great            the rest of the season.
                                                                                           Junior High. Angulo has virtually           athlete, but my main concern is         HE RECENTLY had surgery
                                                                                           carried the J.V.'s offense through          to do my part and help Southwest      on the shoulder and to the delight
                                                                                           the first three games.                      to become a better football team      of Eagle fans the surgery proved
                                                                                              "$ve had lots of success                 in the future." Don't let his         successful. Angulo leaves a great
                                                                                           running the ball this season due            humble personality fool you.          season behind him and looks
                                                                                           to the great blocking the of-               Angulo is "good" and he knows it.     towards his future here at
                                                                                           fensive line has been giving me,"           Just ask the defensive units who      Southwest. "I feel when I come
                                                                                           said Angulo. He has carried the             have had to chase him for 48          back from this injury, my ef-
                                                                                           ball for nearly 400 yards in three          minutes. He is also a versatile       fectiveness will not be any less
                                                                                           games, averaging 11.8 yards a               athlete doubling as a defensive       than before. This is goingto make
                                                                                           shot. "He's one of the biggest and          end where he has spent most of        me a better player because I'll be
                                                                                           strongest backs I've seen," says            his football playing days.            more enthusiastic when I
                                                                                           varisty football captain Ronald                Angulo's career almost came        return," he concluded.
                                                                                           Duran. He also went on to add, "I
                                                                   Photo by John Ramirez   expect him to develop into one of
AFTER A HARD PRACTICE Oscar Angula breathes easier on his                                  the best backs in the county."
way to the locker room.                                                                      ANGULO'S QUICK, AGILE
                                                                                           moves and deceptive speed have

Prince to exhibit power lifting and posing
in hope to encourage health and fitness
     ByYVETTEVALDES                          reasons for this show," Prince                    "BODY BUILDING IS not only
  Mr. George Prince, sponsor                 said. He explained that with the               a male sport; females are a part
and judge for the Mr. Southwest              help of schools he can encourage               of his gym and of the com-
contest, will be at the school               health and fitness for today's                 petitions across the nation. This
sometime in November, or as                  youth.                                         sport is for those who want to stay
soon as the auditorium is com-                  Prince advocates concern for                fit and expand physically and
pleted.                                      health instead of drug and alcohol             mentally," he said.
  He will be presenting a 50-                use. Four years ago in his desire                As a result of Prince's regard
minute long exhibition show, 20              to see body building expand as a              for students he has agreed to give
minutes of power lifting, ten of             sport, Prince started this high               a free workout to any student,
body builders dancing and 20                 school orientation program.                   male or female, with this article.                                                             Photo by Ivan Valenzuela
minutes of guest posing by body              Today, due to his concern for                 Prince will also give any
builders.
  TO PROMOTE POWER lifting
and body building are not the only
                                             students, Prince has a speical
                                             relationship as a teacher and
                                             friend to many teenagers.
                                                                                           Southwest student a reduced rate
                                                                                           if he or she becomes a member of
                                                                                           his gym for a year.
                                                                                                                                         Cross Country wins
                                                                                                                                                 By JANET GRECO              defeated South Dade to a close
                                                                                                                                          The boys' cross-country team       meet, 27-29.

J.V. football wins two games                                                                                                            continued to run smoothly into a
                                                                                                                                        5-1 record. They defeated Sunset
                                                                                                                                        20-39 and then went on to defeat
                                                                                                                                        South Dade 21-38 and Southridge
                                                                                                                                                                               "We've come a long way," says
                                                                                                                                                                             Head Coach Leo Madrigal. "Our
                                                                                                                                                                             times have improved from the
        By JOHN RODRIGUEZ                                                                                                                                                    beginning of the year."
                                                                                                                                        19-42, earning the top three
                                                                                                                                        positions with Darren Corugedo        The top runners for the girls,
  With two wins under their belt                                                                                                        in first place followed by Clement
in the 1982-'83 season, the                                                                                                                                                  who will also be running in the
                                                                                                                                        Noble in second, and Allen Perez     District meet are Janet Greco,
Southwest Junior Varsity football                                                                                                       in third.
team has proven that it is a tough                                                                                                                                           Tammy Smith, Natica Blanche,
squad to be dealt with in Dade                                                                                                            THE GIRLS' TEAM now has a          Kim OppelC Kelly Collins, Donna
County.                                                                                                                                 record of 2-4. Losing two meets      Hammond, Shari Fertig and
                                                                                                                                        by only one point each. They         ArleneBouza.
  Although the season started in
a disheartening loss to Sunset,
the Eagles went on to show Coral
Park and South Miami that they                                                                                                                                                                     •                 I
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tough, competitive squad. Their
success is mostly attributed to
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the first time in Southwest
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members being put into Junior
                                                                                                                                                 Dozens of Styles and Transfers
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                                               CESAR SUZARRA (58) moves in for a kill.
                                                                                                              Photo by John Ramirez

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   Scout stands alone
           By KRIS WILCOX                   of the crew, raising their funds by
     Stephanie Tudor, a Southwest           selling cookies and calendars.
  sophomore, believes herself to be           REQUIREMENTS FOR
   the only girl in the school still       joining the Senior Cluster 5 are
  involved in Girl Scouts.                  that you must be at least 14-18
     Tudor, 15, has been in Girl           years of age and of any race. As
  Scouts for eight years. She is           for uniforms they only wear them
  involved in Senior Cluster 5 which       on special dedications. "I haven't
  ranges from ages 14-18 and spans         worn one since sixth grade,"
  from Palmetto to Southridge              Tudor said.
  highschools. The Cluster started
  last yiear and now has 20 girls.            Their leader has been involved
                                           in scouting for about 20 years,
     BESIDES BEING ACTIVE in               because Tudor says, "She likes it
  scouting, this year, Tudor is           as much as we do."
  going to be on the Board of                 Tudor plans to stay in Girl
  Directors which consists of two         Scouts after graduating from
  girls, lawyers, bankers and             high school, but since it is a non-
  others.                                 paying job, she plans to pursue a
     Her interest in Girl Scouts was      career in journalism.
  prompted by their activities such          "OUR GROUP is a good group
  as camping.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Paul Mittlemwi
                                          to be with. It's fun and everybody             JOEY COSTA WATCHES intently as David Macias measures accurately for his woodworking
     Among their activities last          gets along. There are many                   » project.
  year were driving to the World's        different interests. I enjoy being
  Fair in Knoxville, Tenn. In March       with poeple, and it gives you a
  of '82 the girls sailed The Young
  America Brigantine Line as part
                                          chance to do things you've never
                                          done before," Tudor said.
                                                                                      Mechanics become special class
                                                                                            By DEBBIE GREST                   press, and radial saw. They are      small engines and learn minor
                                                                                                                             also using the jack plane and         car mechanics later on in the
                                                                                     Each student in Mr. Arnold              various hand tools to complete
                                                                                   Brass's Special Education Power                                                 year.
                                                                                                                             their projects (stools).
                                                                                   Mechanics course is making a                One of the students, John
                                                                                   shaker stool from pine. There are                                                Brass enjoys teaching this
                                                                                                                           . McWhorter enjoys the class very      class very much, he said. He has
                                                                                   twenty students enrolled and they
                                                                                   are learning how to safely                much. He made a wooden frame         been teaching Special Education
                                                                                                                             for the big fan in the room out of   Power Mechanics since 1971,
                                                                                   operate machines such as the              scrap materials.
                                                                                   band saw, cable saw, router, drill                                             when Special Ed. began at
                                                                                                                               They are planning to work on       Southwest.


                                                                                                                           enuitybegi
                                                                                              BylNGRIDONGAY                   Ana Veiga, president of the
                                                                                         Faced with the problem of                                                 84. If anyone would like to be
                                                                                                                            Junior Class, said, "I'd like to       involved in selling things or
                                                                                       having to raise $2,000 this year     stress that every junior in
                                                                                       for senior activities, the Junior                                           helping to make decisions, we
                                                                                                                            Southwest belongs to the Class of      need all the help we can get."
                                                                                      Class with its new sponsor, Mr.
                                                                                      William Ward, has numerous
                                                                                      fund-raising ideas.
                                                                                         They include selling "Class of     New officers lead CHOE
                                                                                      '84" Jerseys and having some car            By JAMESCHERRY                   and Rene Garcia.
                                                                                      washes. The officers would also                                                 "We're off to a flying start!"
                                                                                      like to get the whole Junior Class      New officers fov the
                                                                                                                            Cooperative Health Occupations         said Mrs. Mary Kite, sponsor.
                                                                                      involved in a magazine sale,                                                 The club is planning various
                                                                                      which it is hoped will take place     class and club have been chosen
                                                                                                                            for the year. They are president       activities to promote health and
                                                                                      Dec.2to9.                                                                    the important role it plays in
                                                                                                                           Sharon Brocato, vice president
                                                                                                                                                                   students' lives. Activities such as
                                                                                      See DC close up                      Vivian Quinnones, treasurer Lori
                                                                                                                           Maitland, recording secretary           blood drives and blood pressure
    ARMANDO PRIETO ENJOYS a Saturday afternoon after a                                By CLAUDIA BARANDIARAN                                                      screening programs will
    hard week teaching Auto Mechanics 1.                                                                                   Anail Diaz, corresponding
                                                                                       Students have been seeing           secretary Yvonne Lamberty,             highlight the year. The first blood
                                                                                     posters saying "CU in DC"             historian Brenda Miller, and           drive was held October 21 with
   Fill student joins faculty                                                       around the school lately. The big
                                                                                    secret is that they mean "See you
                                                                                                                           sergeants-at-arms Lisa Teasdale        122 donors participating, break-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing last year's record.
      By ARAMIS RODRIGUEZ                                                           in Washington, D.C." and are
    The new auto mechanics
  teacher is still a student himself.
                                         to earn his bachelor's and
                                         master's degrees.
                                                                                    advertising for Close Up's next
                                                                                    trip-                                  Jones directs new plays
  Mr. Armando Prieto is attending          On Prieto's free time he enjoys            Close Up is an organization that
                                         water skiing and racing his speed          sends students to Washington,             Fourth and fifth period classes
  F.I.U., and this is his first year                                                                                        of Mrs. Geraldine Jones, drama        Southwest Players, the actors are
  teaching. He hopes to stay in          boat. Mr. Prieto has entered what          D.C, for a week to attend                                                     well into rehearsals for Neil
                                         are called fun tournaments and             seminars and workshops and to           teacher, are performing skits and
  Southwest and work toward being                                                                                          small plays for invited English        Simons' play, "The Odd Couple."
  a department head. He also hopes       raced at a semi-pro level.                 visit with people whose daily                                                   The players plan to travel
                                                                                    work' involves tJie United Stated      classes. According to Jones,
                                                                                                                           many of the students in the            around South Florida, per-
                                                                                    government.                                                                   forming for nursing homes,
                                                                                                                           classes were top award winners
                                                                                      This year the sponsors for           at their junior high schools and       condominiums and schools while
 NHS offers service variety                                                        Close Up are Mr. Chester Beck
                                                                                   and Mrs. Frances Weintraub.
                                                                                                                           are working hard to establish a
                                                                                                                           reputation here.
                                                                                                                                                                  raising funds for a trip in the
                                                                                                                                                                  spring to a drama workshop in
        By DIANE ALVAREZ                                                           The trip will take pice this school                                            New York City.
                                        the entrance to the guidance               year from Feb. 27 to March 5 and           But the big story in drama this
     The National Honor Society has     office. Students should fill out                                                   year, Jones said, is the sixth
  among its services, the operation                                                will cost $672 per person. A non-                                                They hope also to perform at
                                        applications and return them to            refundable $75 deposit has to be        period advanced drama class.           Key Biscayne Playhouse, the
  of the school store, clerical         the original location.                                                             Anxious to start a traveling           Coral Gables Country Club and
  assistance for teachers and a                                                    in by Dec. 3.
                                                                                                                           troupe to be known as the              possibly at Sanibel Island.
  tutoring program in every
  subject except math.
    Essential items such as
  paperbacks, pens and paper
  needed by students are sold at the
  school store daily at lunchtime as
  well as before school. Ap-
                                                       fZNAPY'S                                                                                  AEROBICS &
  proximately 25 percent profit is             SPORTING G O O D S INC.                                                                   SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
  made on the sale of paperbacks,
  which is used to help the mem-                Nike - Adidas - Puma - Converse - Wilson - Head - Spcedo
  bers pay for their advanced                    Tiger • Levis - Mizunb - Rawlings - Spalding • Asahi
                                                                                                                                            a STUDENTS
  placement tests, each costing $40.
    Members aid teachers with
 checking homework, filing,
                                                     South West Students Are                                                                            FREE if
 grading tests and other clerical                     |Jrefc r r ? b (Hue tnme r s                                                                   first visit only
 work during lunch or after
 school. Teachers who need help                                   • with    this   coupon                                       •/U    f KGZ.
 can fill out an application and
 return it to Mrs. Gretchen
 Hankins, NHS sponsor.
                                              THIS ENTITLES YOU TO                                                                        <£em€tuawe
   Tutoring is another service
 offered to students by members
                                               A 10 % DISCOUNT ON                                                                                                                       M
 on a one-to-one basis in every
subject other than math, which is
                                              YOUR NEXT PURCHASE  (not     o n sale    items)                                          11439 S.W. 40th. STREET [BIRD RD.]
covered by the Math Honor
Society. Students arrange a                                                                11457 S.W. 40th St.                             WEST BIRD SHOPPINg CENTER
schedule convenient for both of           2086 N.W. 21st St.                               West Bird Shpg. Ctr.
them, not necessarily during
lunch or after school. Ap-
                                          Miami, Fla. 33142
                                          305-326-7151
                                                                                             Miami, Fla. 33165                                     -553-1314-
plications are on the counter at                                                                 305-554-0074
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Dante Fascell coaches
students on governing
         By JEFF ADAMS                honors and awards including,
  Congressman Dante B. Fascell        Dante B. Fascell Day, a park
visited Southwest Senior High to      named after him in South Miami,
address students on proceedings       and a bridge named after him in
of the government.                    Key West,toname a few.
  Fascell, Democrat of the 19th         The congressman ran vic-
District of Florida, stressed that    toriously for re-election this year
one person can make a difference      against Glenn Rinker, and ac-
whether in a government election      cording to Fascell, "he was a
or a Student Council run-off.         worthy opponent, and it was a
  Fascell said that he does not       tough race."
support President Reagan's              The congressman also talked
economic policy and that the          about students getting involved in
present administration is not         government activities, whether
sympathetic to the State of           helping        at      campaign
Florida in the sense of illegal       headquarters or being pages in
Haitian and Cuban refugees and        Washington.
funding for them.                       Students who want to help
  FASCELL HAS RESIDED in              campaign for anyone competing
Florida since 1925 and has been in    in future elections may
Congress for 28 years. Since in       volunteer by calling a can-
office, he has acquired over 79       didate's headquarters.




                                                     Photo by Ronnl* Adam*
DANTE FASCELL speaks to government classes and guests.


Teen work altering
      By ANDREW COLON                 Service report, Wage and Hour
  The U.S. Department of Labor        Administrator William Otter,               A FAVORITE PHOTO of Dan Wilson Is his shot of the mast of the Mayflower II, which he took In
has issued a proposal amending        thought that the revisions,                Plymouth, Mass.
present-day child labor laws by       "would improve the employment
including 14 and 15-year-old          opportunities of young workers
children in the work force. The
Department also revised the
working hours and list of
                                      without harming their health,
                                      well-being or opportunity for
                                      schooling."
                                                                               Miami Magazine gives Wilson
hazardous occupations which,             While some people have
previous to this proposal, kept       favorable views towards the
teens from working in "hazar-
dous" work areas,
  The revision would extend the
                                      revisions, some school personnel
                                      have less-favorable ones. Mrs.
                                      Bernice Sliker, employment
                                                                               both photo contest top prizes
number of working hours to 24, as     specialist at Southwest High,                    By DEBBIE VOSS                  The first preview was shown for               said Wilson.
opposed to today's 18. The            believes that while the proposed            Known       for     his     ac-    the Future Business Leader of                      The grand prize was a pair of
proposal also changes the ways        law could open new areas to              complishments with photos, Mr.        America (FBLA) breakfast at                     gold Swiss watches and first,
jobs are considered hazardous.        young people, it could be                Dan Wilson, Yearbook Adviser,         the Sheridan Hotel where over                   dinner for two at Vinton's
Jobs in the areas of com-             detrimental to the education,            proved once again his skill by        13,000 people attended.                         Restaurant in Coral Gables.
munications and public relations      family life and future of the            taking the grand prize and also         Science teachers at a coun-
                                      student. "At such an early age it        first place in a Miami Magazine                                                          "A year ago I entered the con-
would be open to teens, giving                                                                                       tywide meeting previewed it for                 test and received third place in
new areas like teletype and            is more important for a child to        Photo Contest recently.               the second time Oct. 22 at Coral
                                       be educated and prepared for the                                                                                              color. So this year I decided to
switchboard operators and disc                                                    Presently, Wilson and Mr.          Park High School. "Everyone                     give it another try and entered
jockeystoteens.                        future," she said.                      Robert Baker, audio visual aide,      seems to be down on Miami.                      three color prints and one black
  According to a Student Press           When asked if she thought that        are organizing a multi-image          People needtosee the many good                  and white," said Wilson.
                                       this proposal would substantially       slide show with the theme,            things that Miami has to offer,"
                                                                               Miami's For My Child and Me.          Wilson said.                                       The grand prize was taken with
                                       change the number of teenagers                                                                                                a color time exposure film and
                                                                                  This nine-projector presen-          The regular presentation is not
Officer to be                          hired for jobs, Sliker answered,
                                       "I doubt it." She also explained        tation shown on three screens is      completed, but Wilson and Baker                 the first place was a black and
                                                                                                                                                                     white photo of a girl on a swing,
                                       that it is hard enough for adults to    computer controlled and shows         are working on it.
housed here                           find jobs in today's economy, and
                                       it would be harder for them to
                                                                               Miami lifestyles in 40 locations in
                                                                               Dade, Broward and Monroe
                                                                                                                       "I was pleased when I received
                                                                                                                     the phone call mat told me I had
                                                                                                                                                                     shot with a special black and
                                                                                                                                                                     white recording film.
  Officer J.Y. Card, a highway         find work. On the other hand, she       counties which parents and            won the contest and was sur-                       "I don't know what the future
patrolman, is to hold a per-           added, if the economy improves,         children attend. "The slide show      prised to know that they would                  will bring. There are more and
manent security post at South-         the situation could change in           is entertaining for any age," said    give both the grand prize and                    more surprises as time goes on,"
west and will live with his wife on    favor of teens.                         Wilson.                               first place to the same person,"                 said Wilson.
the premises in a trailer.
  The reason why Card was
assigned to Southwest is to act as
a deterrent to ward off possible
vandalism and theft. If any need
arises, he will be able to take
                                              SUNSET FEED & SUPPLY
action immediately.
                                                      Riding Equipment. Clothing, Feed,                                                                  Luis A. Velar, M.D.
  A request for an officer on                         8<pot&. kevi. Wrangler. Lee Jeans,                                                             INTERNAL MEDICINE - CARDIOLOGY
campus was made two years ago,                        SHirts, Acme. Texas, Justin Boots
and the administration has been
awaiting this assignment. Card's
wife has a master's degree in                               7650 S.W. 117 Ave.                                         11880 Bird Road/Suite 404                           American Medical Plaza
criminology and can serve as a                             271-0341 • 271-0347                                         Miami, Florida 33175                                         (305)553-0017
substitute in the school when
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