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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 are determined to turn a I SHIRTS pyjs traditionally losing team into a tough, competitive squad. Their success is mostly attributed to I the fact that this year's squad has of I its own coaching staff. Also for the first time in Southwest Miami International Mall I history the J.V. has its own I players devoid of any Varisty members being put into Junior Dozens of Styles and Transfers I Varsity games. CESAR SUZARRA (58) moves in for a kill. Photo by John Ramirez to Choose from — Ask for I Group Discounts I FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP IN BUYING AND SELLING Sunset •iI OF REAL ESTATE Photo FREE NAME WITH EACH I n FAR A REALTY INC. ZnfTA ASK FOR 8738 SW. 72nd St SHIRT PURCHASE Expires 12/31/82 I 9355 SW 40th St. Miami. 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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. 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Ap- Miami, Fla. 33142 305-326-7151 Miami, Fla. 33165 -553-1314- plications are on the counter at 305-554-0074 • - * * : * - 8 news 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 1 needed. "-r Binrftr""—--"*-'^— Y ^ * - * — - * » -
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