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									   Antioch Community High School                                               Volume 42, Issue 5                                                         January 30, 2004

Governor declares war on junk food                                                                  Blagojevich proposes ban on unhealthy
                                                                                                    food sales from school vending machines
                                                                                                    By Katie Savino
                                                                                                        In the State of the State Address held on
                                                                                                    Jan. 15, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
                                                                                                    proposed a plan that would ban the sale of
                                                                                                    soda and junk food from school vending
                                                                                                        Blagojevich aims to have all sales of soda
                                                                                                    and junk food in schools discontinued by Jan.
                                                                                                    1, 2005.
                                                                                                        According to Blagojevich, the number of
                                                                                                    overweight children has tripled over the past
                                                                                                    20 years. Schools need to stop educating stu-
                                                                                                    dents about eating nutritiously when the only
                                                                                                    food offered at school is junk food.
                                                                                                        Blagojevich's plan will replace soda with
                                                                                                    juice, water, and milk, and junk food with
                                                                                                    healthier choices such as fruit and yogurt.
                                                                                                        According to Debbie Rummel, head of physi-
                                                                                                    cal education department at Antioch Commu-
                                                                                                    nity High School, the school needs to teach
                                                                                                    students how to form healthy eating habits that      kids are hungry, they'll eat what is here," said
                                                                                                    will permit them to lead healthier lives.            Rummel.
                                                                                                        "The school should get rid of [vending              Jon Crawford, ACHS Principal, indicated that
                                                                                                    machines]. Kids eat junk all day long. School        it would be difficult to have a contract with two
                                                                                                    is the opportunity for these kids to eat healthy,"   different vending companies. The two compa-
                                                                                                    said Rummel.                                         nies would be competing for business, and the
                                                                                                        Banning soda and junk food will benefit          one making less profit would terminate their
                                                                                                    students' health, but there are students who         contract with ACHS.
                                                                                                    think that all of the junk food should not be           Rummel indicated that the students will not
                                                                                                    taken away.                                          just improve their health, but their behavior
                                                                                                        "I don't think they should ban junk food all     will improve as well. "I am convinced that
                                                                                                    together, but rather have vending machines           there is a correlation between what kids eat
                                                                                                    with both healthy and unhealthy food," said          all day long and their ability to learn, focus,
                                                                                                    Joel Meyer, ACHS senior.                             and pay attention," said Rummel.
                                                                      Photo by Katie Savino             According to Rummel, students given a               Kelley Happ, Public Information Director
ACHS currently has 12 vending machines that contain soda and junk food.                             choice between healthy and unhealthy food            at Mundelein High School, indicated that the
Students will have healthier options under Blagojevich's plan.                                      will most likely choose the unhealthy food. "If      see JUNK FOOD page 2

District receives
free fitness center                                “This is state-of-the-art stuff,” said Rum-
By Liz Whitehurst and                            mel.
Chip Leffelman                                     The data will be collected from 90 students
   Both District 117 schools will receive state every six weeks for three years. If the physical
of the art fitness centers free from the Na- education department reports the data in ac-
tional School Fitness Foundation in exchange cordance with the agreement, the equipment
for student data about fitness improvement will belong to the schools after three years.
this year.                                         “They [the national school fitness founda-
   The equipment in the fitness centers will be tion] wants to see how much kids improve,”
worth $250,000, according to Debbie Rum- said Rummel.
mel, head of the physical education department     The National School Fitness Foundation
at Antioch Community High School. It is set to worked with Dr. Ken Cooper, who Rummel
be installed at ACHS in July and Lakes Com- said is the “guru for fitness,” to create the
munity High School in April.                     program that provides the equipment. They
   There will be 29 stations connected to each are researching how combined strength and
other and to a kiosk that will collect data, in- cardiovascular workout helps to lose body fat
cluding body composition, weight, and body and get into better physical shape.
mass index.                                        The fitness center at ACHS will be housed in                                                                            Photo by Chip Leffelman
   The kiosk will use fingerprinting technology what is now an applied technology lab, which        Derek Hartman, ACHS junior, shown lifting on the current weight deck. Stu-
to keep track of the data.                       see FITNESS CENTER page 3                          dents will have the opportunity to use the new fitness center next year.

    Inside...                                                                                                                     Plus...
                                                                                                            A $5 million gym
                                                                                                           addition has been
                                                                                                           scheduled to begin
                                                                                                           this summer. Will our Feature..........................7
                                                      Find out how close you Varsity wrestling prepares    school be compatible  In Depth......................10
                                                      are to getting a ticket? for conference at Wauconda. to LCHS?              A&E............................12
                                                                   See PAGE 7           See BACK PAGE                See PAGE 2 Sports..........................16
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                                                                                                                                                                Junk Food
                                                                                                                                                                at Mundelein High School, indicated
                                                                                                                                                                that the students' behavior did not
                                                                                                                                                                noticeably change.
                                                                                                                                                                   According to Happ, beginning
                                                                                                                                                                Aug. 2003, the school has voluntarily
                                                                                                                                                                discontinued the sale of soda and
                                                                                                                                                                junk food in vending machines.
                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Stan Fields, the new district
                                                                                                                                                                Superintendent, thought it would be
                                                                                                                                                                a good idea to remove all unhealthy
                                                                                                                                                                foods from vending machines and
                                                                                                                                                                replace it with foods such as baked
                                                                                                                                                                sun chips, granola and nutrition
                                                                                                                                                                bars, juice, and flavored water. The
                                                                                                                                                                school also removed most of the
                                                                                                                                  Photo by Travis Brown         fried items from their lunch menu
To ensure that the facilities of both District 117 schools wil comparable, Board members have authorized removal of the                                         and mainly serve baked food.
tennis courts, leaving more room for parking and busses. New courts will be constructed east of the football field.
                                                                                                                                                                   Happ indicated that the only
                                                                                                                                                                downside to eliminating soda and
Recreational facilities improved...                                                                                                                             junk food is that the school lost one-
                                                                                                                                                                third of its revenue.

Board approves gym expansion            education teacher Dave Woods, most hallway.                                     for the students going to the new
                                                                                                                                                                   Steve Schoenfelder, ACHS Athletic
                                                                                                                                                                Director doesn't think Blagojevich's
                                                                                                                                                                plan will become a law.
                                                                                                                                                                   "Coca-Cola won't let it happen,
By Travis Brown                         coaches and PE teachers believe          According to Crawford, the overall     school and those still attending the    There is too much money to be lost,"
   Antioch Community High School        that a field house would have been a scope of the projects are aimed to         already 89-year-old ACHS. Gyms          said Schoenfelder.
is adding a new gymnasium during        much better use of the funds.         create a better atmosphere at ACHS.       and decks will be painted, the             According to Schoenfelder, ACHS
the summer with the remaining              “I think they totally missed the He said that although Antioch is an         drivers’ education storage sheds will   was guaranteed a percentage of the
over $5 million dollars from            boat,” said Woods. “Take things old school, they still have the duty            be taken out, and the tennis courts     profit when signing contracts with
Lakes Community High School             from a student’s perspective: right to provide kids with a future, and,         will be ripped out in order to create   ESP Vending and Coca-Cola.
construction to make the two            now they stretch and run in the therefore, must be made a better                more space for parking.                    ACHS would no longer be able
                                                                                                                                                                to conduct business with these two

schools comparable.                     hallway.”                                                    place to do           In addition, the maintenance
   ACHS will also be receiving             Woods believes                                            so.                area will be moved into the present     companies if soda and junk food are
another addition to its already         that this room                                                  “ T h e         gymnastics room. Since LCHS has         banned. That money that was used
growing structure. This new gym         will not change [The additions] will help                    Board         is   a room fully devoted to gymnastics      for funding after school activities
will be built with the leftover money   things, and is keep everything equal...                      committed          equipment, ACHS will need to make       will no longer exist.
from the LCHS building project.         disappointed                                                 to making          the same upgrades.                         Crawford indicated that he wasn't
According to ACHS Principal, Dr.        in the Board’s ...They will make people                      the schools           “[The additions] will help keep      too concerned about the school's
Jon Crawford, this new room is          decision to not proud to be going here.                      [ A C H S          everything equal,” said Schoenfelder.   financial state without extra money
meant to benefit both the physical      include a field                                              and LCHS]          “They will make people proud to be      from ESP Vending and Coca-Cola.
education component of ACHS and
the many sports teams that require
                                        house at ACHS
                                        or LCHS. Woods
                                                                            -Steve Schoenfelder comparable
                                                                               Athletic Director to             one
                                                                                                                        going here.”
                                                                                                                           One thing Schoenfelder is
                                                                                                                                                                   "I don't think financially it will
                                                                                                                                                                make much difference," said
gym space.                              said that a field                                            a n o t h e r, ”   especially looking forward to is
   “It will improve the space           house        would                                           s a i d            that the electronics lab will be           The amount of money isn't large
available for anyone that needs to      serve a much                                                 Crawford.          moved into rooms 128 and 129 in         enough to create financial troubles
use it,” said Crawford.                 better purpose than another gym,         According to Steve Schoenfelder,       order to make room for a quarter        for ACHS.
   Reactions to the gymnasium           because it could have an indoor ACHS Athletic Director, the                     million dollars worth of weights           According to the State of the State
addition among ACHS staff are not       track area where students could run school’s renovations are intended           and equipment, creating a space         Address, legislation has already been
so positive. According to physical      and stretch, instead of in a crowded to establish equality of conditions        specifically devoted to lifting.        filed to ban soda and junk food.

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Web filter restricts internet use
Students complain about harmless
web sites blocked by the system
By Ryan Reimer                      Director of Technology for District     inappropriate words within a web
                                    117, the old content filtering          site,” said Henning.
  The web content filter at Antioch software did not function very well          Student reaction to the filter has
Community High School (ACHS) is and was not cost efficient.                 generally been negative. Daniel
back up from a brief hiatus after     As of June 2003, the Children’s       Reding, ACHS junior, feels that the
winter break and is controlled by Internet Protection Act (CIPA)            filter is not very effective.
new software.                       was passed. This act discontinues           “If you are looking for something
  According to Gregg Henning, federal funding to schools and                online and the first site that you
                                                        public libraries    go to is blocked, there is always
                                                        that refuse to      another that isn’t,” said Reding.
                                                        filter internet         As far as getting web sites
                                                                            “unblocked", there are options for
            RESTRICTED                                  access going
                                                        to computers        students and faculty.
                                                        used           by       “The technology department
            •                                  children. So
                                                        in order for
                                                                            is always willing to review a site
                                                                            that is unnecessarily blocked, but                                              Photo by Jacob Kwilosz
            •                                  District 117
                                                        to        obtain
                                                                            we reserve the right to make that
                                                                            judgment,” said Henning.                ACHS senior Diana Ursea is blocked when she is searching
                                                                                This new web content filter is the internet by the new filter installed after winter break.
            •                             technology
                                                        grant funding,      more stable and user friendly then local newspapers and MSN news ACHS              building    technology
                                                        a content filter    the previous one. Many of the items were blocked unnecessarily.       specialist, the old system that used
            •                                    must be in          same smaller sites blocked by the         This new filter is an open Bess internet filtering software
                                                        place.              old filter are also blocked on the source web content filter called charged ACHS 6,000 dollars a year
                                                            Blocked sites   new one.                                “DansGuardian.” This software for the service.
                                                        are chosen by           Benjamin Palmberg, an ACHS is free for non-commercial use             Although not a viable option
                                                        a “nationally       physics teacher, feels that the new and searches the content of a web for the school, many students like
                                                        accepted block      system seems to be more selective site for “bad” subjects instead of Reding still believe that the most
                                                        list as well as a   in what is actually blocked.            blocking specific web sites.  convenient solution for ACHS is no
     Graphic by Jacob Kwilosz and Megan Tkacy percentage of                     Palmberg said that in the past,       According to Michael Gordy, filter at all.

Fitness center
 continued from front page
                                                                            the study, but for those students
                                                                            who are, the information will be
                                                                            kept confidential. Only age and
                                                                            sex information will be sent in.
will be adjacent to the new multi- rubber flooring, which the district      Gym classes will participate in the
purpose room.                        must have installed at both schools    study as part of a gym class unit

The center was originally planned                                           by completing the workout every
for the dance room, but the Board                                           Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
of Education preferred to prevent The National School Fit-                     Even those students who are
displacement of the dance team. ness Foundation wants to                    not part of the study will reap the
According to Carissa Parker, ACHS                                           benefits of the fitness center, said
head dance team coach, she just see how the kids improve                    Rummel. She even hopes to provide
wants to ensure that the dance team
has enough room to practice.
  The main expense that the district
                                                         -Deb Rummel
                                          Head of Physical Education
                                                                            access to ACHS staff and the local
                                                                               According to Rummel, this
will have to cover is flooring. The                                         program will be overwhelmingly
National School Fitness Foundation in time for the equipment to be          positive for both ACHS and LCHS.                                        Photo by Jacob Kwilosz
requires that participating schools installed.                                 “There is no downside,” said      ACHS junior, Tom Richardson, exercises on an old piece
provide 3⁄4 inches of vulcanized      Not all students will be part of      Rummel.                              of equipment on the weight deck during his free period.

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                                                                                                                         They're back...
                                                                                                                         NWEA and PSAE bring
                                                                                                                         about return of service
                                                                                                                         learning projects
                                                                                                                         By Kyle Moncelle                       will participate in an activity while
                                                                                                                                                                the sophomores participate in the
                                                                                                                            The sequel to last year’s testing service learning project
                                                                                                                         infamous service learning projects cycle.
                                                                                                                         has arrived. Come April 28 and 29,       Klocke is looking into having
                                                                                                                         Antioch Community High School speakers come for the students
                                                                                                                         freshmen, sophomores, and who are taking the tests. “Hopefully
                                                                                                                         seniors will have the opportunity we can get some public speakers
                                                                                                                         to participate in service learning that have intrinsic things to say,”
                                                                                                                         projects.                              said Klocke. “We just really want
                                                                                                                            Just like last year, as the junior it to be an outstanding two days.”
                                                                                                                         class is taking the state mandated       The process will be repeated on
                                                                                    Photos by Nathaniel Judson           Prairie State Achievement Exams, the second day of testing. The third
John Walker (left) and John Whitehurst (right) are taking the torch of the department head                               the rest of ACHS will be involved in portion of the NWEA will be given
position. Both have a lot of support from their respective colleagues. They were excited to                              a different type of project.           during an English class on a later
do something new while continuing to do what they love, teaching.
                                                                                                                            Service learning projects, or date.
                                                                                                                         exploratory learning activities,         “We decided to get the testing
Broadening their horizions. . .                                                                                          are “…A chance for students to over with without disturbing the
                                                                                                                         participate in an                                             rest of the

Walker, Whitehurst take lead roles                                                                                       activity that they
                                                                                                                         wouldn’t normally
                                                                                                                         do inside of a We really want it to be an
                                                                                                                                                                                       said Klocke.
                                                                                                                                                                                       “By having
                                        an organized great leader such as head, Waible will be retiring at the           classroom, while                                              the NWEA
By Jill Perzigian &                     John Walker for our department end of the 2003-2004 school year.                 learning from the outstanding two days.                       and        the
Danielle O'Young                        head. We are all very supportive             Whitehurst applied for the          experience,” said                                             PSAE on the
                                        of him.”                                  position, wanting a new challenge                                                -Sydney Klocke same day,
   Current Antioch Community High
School teachers John Whitehurst
                                           Walker indicated that he has not after teaching for 27 years. “I
                                        had a difficult time adapting to his wanted to have more influence
                                                                                                                         Sydney Klocke,
                                                                                                                         Assistant Principal
                                                                                                                         for Curriculum &
                                                                                                                                                                                  “    students are
                                                                                                                                                               Assistant Principal able to use
and John Walker were recently           new position.                             beyond the classroom, and be a         Instruction.                                                  the lab for
selected to be the English and              “ I've received a lot of help from part of integrating old things with          Projects offered                                           upcoming
Social Studies department heads         them so far. They have made this new,” said Whitehurst.                          to students last                                              projects
respectively.                           an easy transition for me. We're             The process of applying for the     year included a trip to Chicago to instead of it being used for the
   Walker applied for the position of   really looking forward to sharing head of the department involved                attend a Cubs game, horseback [NWEA].”
the social studies department head      information with the English a series of interviews. Two                         riding, bowling, whitewater rafting,     Seniors will not be involved

after the absence of this position      department                                                interviews were        quilting, and many more.               with the NWEA. Instead, they will
during the first semester.              in           future                                       with an assistant         This year, however, things will participate in two all day activities.
           “I enjoy working with the    c u r r i c u l u m We are extremely lucky to             principal,      one    be a little different. Freshmen and Dr.. Jon Crawford, ACHS principal,
       people in the department         changes,” said have an organized great                    was with teachers      sophomores will be taking tests is looking into an all day activity
 and I was presented with an            Walker.             leader such as John Walker. of the respected                 and attending service learning for seniors. “We have a very vague
opportunity to have a leadership           Effective at                                           department, and        projects in the same day.              idea as to what the seniors will be
role and still continue doing what I
love-teaching,” said Walker.
   Effective at the beginning of the
                                        the beginning
                                        of the fall 2004
                                        school         year
                                                                                    -Don Zeman the final interview
                                                                            Social Studies Dept. was with the
                                                                                                  principal, Dr.. Jon
                                                                                                                            The Northwest Evaluation involved in but it’s still very sketchy
                                                                                                                         Association (NWEA) exam will at the moment,” said Crawford.
                                                                                                                         be administered opposite the             Antioch seniors are very optimistic
second semester, social studies         English teacher                                           Crawford.       The    students’ service learning project. about the idea. “I think the whole
teacher John Walker took over           John Whitehurst will take over as t e a c h e r s were able to                   For example, one group freshmen class activity is a really good idea,”
as the new department head.             the head of the English department. give their input by conducting an            will be taking the NWEA in the said Katie Foat, ACHS senior. “It just
Walker took the place of former         Currently Fran Waible serves as the interview, then submitting their             morning while the other two are needs to be something that everyone
department head Don Zeman who           head of the English department, but opinions to Crawford, who had the            attending a session that is set up will enjoy, something that everyone
stepped down after serving nine         she has a lot of faith in Whitehurst final say in the decision.                  for them. After a set amount of will want to participate in.”
years in the position. “The primary     taking over.                                 One of the qualifications for the   time, the groups will rotate, and        Klocke is currently accepting
reason for my decision is so I can         “I think he will do a fabulous job. department head is to have a type         then rotate again so that everyone ideas as to what service learning
devote more time to the basketball      They couldn’t have picked a better 75 certification. In order to receive         gets to attend two sessions, as well projects should be offered. Students
team,” said Zeman, Varsity girls        replacement,” said Waible. After 35 this type of certification, one needs        as take the test.                      with suggestions should e-mail
head coach.                             years of teaching, and 14 of those to take additional classes that deal             In the afternoon, the freshmen
   “We are extremely lucky to have      spent serving as the department with more administrative tasks.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Tom Tom Staff
               Our Question                                             Their View                                        The Quote                                         Editor-in-Chief
       Should minors be                                  Whether or not abortion is right, "Abortion is like murder.                                                          Kyle Moncelle
                                                                                                                                                                          Managing Editor
       required to get parental                          you must define alive, human,     It doesn't matter wether                                                           Liz Whitehurst
                                                                                                                                                                         Business Manager
       approval for an abortion?                         and person.                       or not it's born, it is still                                                     Marta Baginski
                                                                                           living."                                                                          Ad Manager
       Voice your opinion.                                                                                                                        Korin Knutson
       Go online to...                                                                     Donna Savino                                                                  Head Copy Editor                                                                                  ACHS sophomore                                                 Travis Brown
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 It is just too easy
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Illinois laws unwittingly                                                            Abortion Facts & Figures                                                                  Amy Shouse
                                                                                                                                                                              Photo Editor
                                                                                   • Abortion is the most commonly                                                             Rochel Rieb

make abortion a viable                                                                                                                                                   Photo Coordinator

                                                                                   performed surgical operation                                                              Colleen Waters

birth control option                                                               • Nearly half of all unplanned preg-
                                                                                                                                                                    Arts and Graphics Editor
                                                                                                                                                                             Chip Leffelman
                                                                                                                                                                         Circulation Editors
   About two weeks after a night         aren’t the only culprits of treating                                                                                              Nathaniel Judson
of unprotected sex, a teenage girl
finds out that she is pregnant. She
                                         abortion as a means of birth con-
                                         trol. Guys share the same opinion.
                                                                                   nancies end in abortion                                                                  Jillian Perzigian

now has a major decision ahead of
her—what to do about her preg-
                                         “If my girlfriend gets pregnant, she
                                         can always get an abortion,” is be-
                                                                                   • The United States has the second                                                                Staff
                                                                                                                                                                            Kristen Baiocchi
nancy. Since she is still in her first
trimester (the first three months)
                                         coming another common phrase.
                                            What too few people know is that       highest rate of abortion in the world                                                      Jeff Bousson
                                                                                                                                                                             Amy Knutson
one of her options is to terminate       abortions are dangerous and even
the pregnancy.                           deadly if performed incorrectly. Ac-      • Besides Illinois, only 15 other                                                         Jacob Kwilosz
                                                                                                                                                                              Tim Racette
   As abortions are more easily          cording to,
obtained today than ever, they are
rapidly becoming the birth control
                                         about 80,000 women die annually
                                         from complications of unsafe abor-
                                                                                   states do not require parental per-                                                       Michael Sigler

method of choice.
   Each year, 46 million abortions
                                         tion. These deaths account for at
                                         least 13 percent of global maternal
                                                                                   mission to get an abortion.                                                               Michael Gordy
are carried out by various health        mortality.
clinics and doctors’ offices on a
global scale. 47% of the 1.3 mil-
                                            With so many other contracep-
                                         tive choices, condoms, the pill,        the need for an abortion.            The procedure itself takes about
                                                                                                                                                                 Tom Tom Policies
lion unintended pregnancies in the       the patch, the shot, abstinence,          One reason that abortion has       five to ten minutes and her parents
US are aborted each year.                the newly FDA approved “morning         become a contraceptive is because
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   The phrase, “If I get pregnant,       after” pill, and diaphragms, relying    the process of abortion is simply       As a minor, this girl has minimal       members of the Tom Tom Staff. It is the
I can just get an abortion. No big       on abortion is a reckless choice.       too easy. Pregnant girls under the   legal rights. She cannot fill out le-      opinion of the majority of the staff.
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                                                                                                                         While abortion may not be evil,
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                                                                                                                      being used far too often as a form of
                                                                                                                      birth control. Whether it’s through
                                                                                                                      counseling, parental notification or
                                                                                                                      approval, or simply by advocating
                                                                                                                      safe sex, the use of abortion as a
                                                                                                                      contraceptive is an irresponsible
                                                                                                                      and dangerous choice and it needs                    A FORUM FOR
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  6     Perspectives • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                              January 30, 2004

                              Letter to
Teens in a world of their own the Editor
                        As a teen-        ACHS juniors and seniors, this will        So, I ask myself why so many teens       course, a few phone calls and AOL
                       ager, I am         be the first time in which they have       have the same problem. And what          conversations over the computer),
                        always busy,      the privilege to vote for the country’s    I came up with is that our everyday      I don’t have much time for the          Dear Editor/Korin Knutson,
                        whether it is     president. So this is not just any         classes aren’t relevant to everyday      presidential politics. It seems like    I do not believe in pledging
                         with sports,     simple scantron test or evaluation         life, including the whole presiden-      I barely have time to go to sleep    allegiance to a country that
                        s c h o o l       we take in high school or college.         tial situation. Teachers, administra-    before I have to wake up the next    discriminates people based on
                       work, or with      We, as teenagers, actually have to         tors, and students are too worried       morning. Somehow we students         sexual preference. It may surprise
                       friends. But       take this much more seriously. In          about their schedule for that day,       need to learn the lessons of how     you to know that the “land of
                            as I was      just 10 months, votes will choose          and they forget the bigger picture of    our votes will make a difference in  the free” does not allow gays to
                             talking      the president, the one who will be         the world around us. I have to be        our lives. We need to understand     participate in the US ARMY, and
                              to my       making choices for the country             honest with myself. I do not know        that our life course can take a      as a result-we are drastically
                               moth-      that will affect all of us greatly.        the possible candidates to become        different road, depending on         short on Arab translators in the
                               er last    The president may choose to get            the next president, and I do not         who we vote for on the upcoming      current war in Iraq. I also don’t
                                          our country in a war, and risk our         know what their stand is on im-          Presidential Election. Is it already see a point in pledging allegiance
                                          lives for his cause. The president         portant issues. How will I know for      in our class work? Are we missing    to a country that forces me to
Martin Pazanin                            may endorse new laws that could            whom to vote, if I do not know who       it? Do our teachers need to find a   sign up for the draft, that could
                                          affect your salary, and the amount         I believe is taking the rights stands,   better way to open our eyes to the   result in me joining the over 400
week, she brought                 to me   of taxes you pay. But, it is apparent      and who I disagree with.                 realities ahead? It would be nice to Americans that have already died
a good point that I had not taken         that many teenagers are stuck in the           So, after getting up early for       once in a while know our education   simply for oil in Iraq.
into consideration. The presiden-         predicament that I recently caught         school, going to basketball practice     adds meaning to life. As students, it   Did you also know that the
tial election will be coming up in        myself in. We are at an age in which       after school, and having my night        would really mean something to all      2003 federal budget spends
the beginning of November, and            we do not take the president, or the       filled with homework (and, of            of us if we knew that we are coming  more on building weapons and
that is just when my 18th birthday        election, seriously. Teenagers do                                                   to school for a reason other than    nuclear missiles that they do on
is, November.                             not consider the rewards or con-                                                    for       being placed in a college  your education and the welfare
    Although the finalists to become      sequences of our                                                                               or university. After all, of veterans combined? I hardly
the next president are not quite set,     decisions.                                                                                      we teenagers will be     see this as a reason to pledge
it is never too early to start thinking                                                                                                   helping to decide which  allegiance to the so called,
about what the future may hold.                                                                                                           direction this country   “greatest country on this Earth.”
For many                                                                                                                                   will go in in about one    I was also amused by your
                                                                                                                                             year. It will count.  comment on how people like
                                                                                                                                                         Think     me should leave and join the
                                                                                                                                                             about Taliban, however, that would
                                                                                                                                                                it!defeat the purpose of not wanting
                                                                                                                                                                   to die. As you can see, I am not
                                                                                                                                                                   merely one of the “lazy few” you
                                                                                                                                                                           speak of. While I respect
                                                                                                                                                                                    your       personal
                                                                                                                                                                                         opinion and
                                                                                                                                                                                         invite you
                                                                                                                                                                   to debate this issue further,
                                                                                                                                                                   it seems that by being blinded by
                                                                                                                                                                   patriotism and having a “love it or
                                                                                                                                                                   leave it” attitude, you are the one
                                                                                                                                                                   who stands out as an “ignorant
                                                                                                                              want to look at these problems. fool.”

Uprise                                                                                                                        They seem to only want to worry         Sincerely,
                                                                                                                              about their own lives and to not        Andre Pawlowski
                                                                                     countries, where the corporations        want to even think about the scary
                                                                                     can get cheap sweatshop labor and        problems of America.

of a                                                               politicians
                                                                 nowadays, all
                                                            want to be heroes
                                          w i t h their red capes on.
                                                                                     maximize their personal profits.
                                                                                        These corporations simply see
                                                                                     that a doctor in India only asks for
                                                                                     27,000 a year while a doctor in the
                                                                                                                                 I cannot emphasize enough of
                                                                                                                              how important it is to focus on our    In last month’s edition of the
                                                                                                                              horrible problems, and take the Antioch Tom Tom, Korin Knutson
                                                                                                                              extra step of solving them.         touched on a very sensitive subject

downfall                                  Instead of worrying about America’s
                                          issues, they all turn their sight to the
                                          other problems of the world.
                                                                                     United States wants a mere 100,000
                                                                                     a year. Of course they will employ
                                                                                     the cheaper worker instead.
                                                                                        Evil corporations such as
                                                                                                                                 Every       country
                                                                                                                              that is built on
                                                                                                                              the conquest of
                                                                                                                              other nations has
                                                                                                                                                                  in our society- the pledge of alle-
                                                                                                                                                                    giance. In recent years, the pledge
                                                                                                                                                                    has become one of the hottest
                                                                                                                                                                    topics in America. In 2003, the
   This article may not be as                To settle these problems, they
important to you as the new               turn into an international bully,          Wal-mart and Nike import many            fallen.       Through                 pledge itself was taken to court in
winner of American Idol or who is         pushing their narrow-minded views          materials from third world               history, every leading                California’s 9th district, because
the new star of the football team,        towards other countries.                   countries. They simply pay a             territory       has                   of the wording “Under God.”
but maybe it will make you stop              These “great” politicians have          penny an hour to a poor worker in        experienced                           This is a total outrage, because
for one second and think about            adopted a Machiavellian approach           another country rather than paying       their       own                       many polls suggest that over 95%
our almighty nation’s problems.           of distracting the American citizens       an American.                             downfall                              of our country believes in God,
   What America's politicians             from the problems at home with the            This is a huge problem. If a          due        to                         including our founding fathers
are doing right now is creating           problems abroad.                           person can't find a job in this          their own                             who patterned our modern day
problems. These are the problems             For example, we have put our            country, there's something wrong         problems.                             government with the belief in a
that are determining our futures.         country though trying to find              with the system. We cannot pretend          Since                              form of God. The pledge and our
The list is only getting larger and       Osama Bin Laden and solving                that everything's going to be alright.   t h e                                 flag are under attack from radi-
I feel that it is my duty and job         all terrorism, and yet we have             There is something wrong with this       history of Jeff Bousson cal judges and left wing lobbying
to aware the Americans what lies          only failed, leaving our country           picture.                                 mankind,                            groups. What these people don’t
ahead. If we let these problems           devastated economically, morally,             Our nation’s leaders are still        a l l                               understand is that the pledge and
persist, the world will witness           and internationally.                       ignoring all of these issues. The        leading powers self-destruct the American Flag don’t represent
another downfall of the world's              Speaking of economic problems,          world projects that politicians          through greed, arrogance, and the President or the government's
most powerful and longest reigns.         America has lost three and a               get America into problems that           over expansion. Chronologically, actions, the flag represents the
    To solve any problem we, the          half million jobs since the Bush           take many years for us to solve          the Assyrian, Chinese, Roman, freedoms we all take for granted
people must ask ourselves some            administration has come into office,       especially since we ignore advice        Ottoman, and European empires every day of our lives. Our flag
questions about today’s problems.         and the jobs are only decreasing. If       from our allies.                         have all suffered great downfalls honors traditions and freedoms
We have to recognize the conflicts        Bush gets re-elected, this economy            The guerilla warfare in Iraq          due to self-destruction.            and most importantly honors the
and solve them as a whole.                will be surpassed and many of the          and Afghanistan claim the lives of          To decrease the chance of millions of men and women who
    Here are some questions for           workers will be laid off. How can          American soldiers regularly and          America getting into the books of have died protecting our freedoms
our generation. What are the              our economy grow when all of               shall continue to for years to come.     “History Repeats Itself," America and the freedoms of others. By not
new jobs out there? What is the           our products are being made in             At least 500 American soldiers have      can avoid their downfall by women who have died protecting
new generation going to do with           different countries?                       died and yet the toll continues to       focusing more on “AMERICA’S” our freedoms and the freedoms
their lives? How are they going to           Republicans want the simple             increase.                                issues, rather than everyone of others. By not honoring these
afford college due to the gigantic        comparison of the rich and the                Other American problems involve       else’s.                             men and women, we are display-
increase in college tuition? We           poor. If Bush continues another            health care, the economy, the               No politician from any party are ing STUPIDITY. Korin Knutson
must look at the future and take on       four years, the middle class will          similar unemployment rate as the         doing something about these was right in saying that we as a
the challenges that the politicians       disappear and democracy will               Great Depression, our suffocating        problems, so maybe we the country must come together and
are hiding from us.                       be over. I find it mind-boggling           environment, war on drugs,               democracy can do something honor our freedom, and honor
   We, the people, must do                that most of the middle class              dwindling education funding, and         about these tyrant politicians.     those who have died creating and
something       about     America’s       are Republicans when all the               the lack of money for energy and            Now, back to your viewing protecting these freedoms, and the
problems, because apparently,             Republicans do is bash the middle          electricity. For any politician, there   pleasure, the very talented, Nobel flag and our pledge are the most
we can no longer depend on these          class and force them into poverty.         are no easy answers, but they have       Prize winner Paris Hilton has honorable ways to accomplish
vicious politicians such as the              The politicians have allowed            to start focusing on these problems,     dedicated her stressful life to yet both of these great deeds.
Bush administration to represent          corporations to send their                 and settle them one by one.              another season of ”The Simple          -Andrew Curto
the best popular belief. America’s        jobs overseas to third world                  The average American doesn’t          Life”.                                 ACHS senior
January 30, 2004                                                                                                                                         Features • Tom Tom                   7

Drivers Beware...                                                                                                                                     • “I’m going to be juggling two jobs in two

State legislators approve
                                                                                                                                                • “I’m going to pee my pants”
                                                                                                                                                • “Exotic huh?”
                                                                                                                                                • “You have 30 days to pay back your debt
new road restrictions                                                                                                                           or they’ll shoot you”
                                                                                                                                                • “The Vulvo symbol is a man symbol”
By Kyle Moncelle                                  junior. “People have places to go and they’re
                                                                                                                                                • “She fell off her chair, took off her shirt
                                                  just going to ignore the law. It makes the                                                    and said, ‘This is Friday’”
   Listening to a five-year-old scream his                                                                              Graphic by Cassie Turzy • “You are about as straight as a circle”
lungs out in the back seat makes this car         roads safer but it will be hard to enforce.”
ride a nightmare. You never should have              Another new law has to do with children         Reporter Amber Campbell recorded • “I bet you 5 bucks I could get her in my
volunteered to drive your two friends home        and restraints. All children under the age of      random parts of random conversa- room tonight”
from school today, especially after picking up    eight are expected to ride in either a car seat    tions from random people in random • “Ew... I don’t like to hear about dead
your brother from day care. All of                           or a booster seat so as to properly     spots in the halls of ACHS.                animals”
a sudden you see red and blue                                    protect them in the event of a                                                 • “That was the best hug ever, you’re
flashing lights in your rear                                        crash. Children between the      • “Why? Is she not making whoopie with     amazing”
view mirror with siren                                                 ages of eight and sixteen     you yet?”                                  • “A dollar for a hug?…it better come with
accompaniment.                                                             are required to wear      • “I don’t eat lunch”                      a lap dance”
Did you just break                                                            seat belts.            • “Is that not the coolest bombnest thing” • “Seriously, every dream I have is
the law?                                                                          Failure to com-
                                                                                ply with either of   • “It smells like dookie on the bus”       about sex”
   It’s a very real                                                                                  • “I really need to stop smoking”          • “I think the pull-cord is strangulating
                                                                                these laws can
possibility.    Il-                                                                                  • “...When I blew up my dad’s car”         his brain”
                                                                                result in upwards
linois legislation                                                              of a 75 dollar
has made the
roads         even
stricter than they
                                                                                fine and a court
                                                                                appearance, ac-      Equal pay among genders the
                                                                                 cording to an
already are.
   Having gone into
                                                                                 anonymous court
                                                                               clerk of the Gray-
                                                                                                     solution to sex discrimination
effect Jan. 1, many                                                         slake branch court.      By Colleen Waters                                paycheck fairness act.
road rules that have been                                                 The most controver-                                                            "My mom used to work at a factory in Des
rumored to exist for a while                                         sial of the new road laws,         Federal legislators passed a law in           Plaines. Her boss used to give the men in
have become laws. Drivers                                          however, doesn’t pertain to       2003,requiring equal pay for equal work          her department bonuses for no reason at all.
under eighteen, or those who have                                     seat belts or the number       among genders: the paycheck fairness act.        She never received any bonuses," said Nicole
had their license for less than                                                                        According to information in the                Bullard, a senior at Carol Stream Community
                                     Graphic by   Kyle Moncelle of teens in a car. Vehicles          Congressional Records, this law was enacted
six months are especially at                                          are now prohibited from                                                         High School.
risk of breaking a law that they did not know     driving in the left lane while traveling on an     because of the significant increase of women        Men and women will be reaping the
existed.                                          interstate highway.                                in the workplace. There are businesses across    benefits. Families, relying on wages of
   According to a press release from Illinois        The left lane, according to the Illinois        America that are intentionally discriminating,   all family members, do not have to worry
Governor Rod Blagojevich’s office, any driver     legislature, is now to be used only for pass-      against women by not granting them the pay       about their income. It also significantly
under the age of eighteen may not have more       ing. There are exceptions to the left lane law,    that is deserved The American government         reduces the number of families who depend
than one person under the age of twenty in        according to Blagojevich. Driving in the           believes that if a job requires equal skill,     on public financial assistance. They now a
the vehicle with them, excluding siblings,        left lane is allowed when there is not other       responsibility, effort and is preformed in       stable living environment for themselves and
children, step-siblings, or step-children of      vehicle directly behind yours in the left lane,    similar working conditions, then the pay         their families.
the driver.                                       or when traffic conditions make right lane         should also be equal.                               The United States is taking the necessary
   This is true until the driver turns eighteen   driving unrealistic.                                  “It’s about time that the government          steps to correct the issues regarding
or has had their license for six months,             The police officer hands you a ticket,          stepped in and gave women a helping hand in      national inequalities. They are making
whichever is sooner. Cousins under twenty,        a speeding ticket. Thankfully you knew             the workplace,” said Krissy Schneider ACHS       the public aware of their findings from the
however, are counted as the one passenger.        enough to have your brother in a safety seat,      junior, “Maybe one day men and women will        positive results of fair pay. The government
This law was passed, according to Blago-          not to drive in the left lane, but having more     be equal.”                                       is attempting to convince businesses to
jevich, in order to reduce the distractions       than one teenager in the car resulted in the          Equality is a possibility, but will take      correct their problems without legal
caused by a car filled with teenagers.            invalidation of your license, in addition to       time. Women have been working their way          action. Businesses that have been making
   “[The teen driving] law is a good idea but     the ticket. A 100 dollar fine is coupled with      up in the world: earning the right to vote       a considerable effort to eradicate pay
it really shouldn’t matter how many teenag-       renewing your license and driving with an          in 1920, taking over typical male jobs, and      disparities are eligible for a national award
ers are in your car,” said David Becker, ACHS     invalid license can result in another ticket.      now the government is helping them with the      from the President.

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  8      Features • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                     January 30, 2004

  Good morning, sunshine. . .

Students deal with morning routines                  doesn’t always happen. After a busy day and                                                              shortcuts like skipping breakfast or not
By Marta Baginski
  The alarm clock
                                                     staying up late to do homework, it isn’t always
                                                     easy to get up in the morning.
                                                                                                           The unexpected                                     showering might sell themselves short and
                                                                                                                                                              find themselves being sluggish and not fully
                                                        “Sometimes I wake up to my                          Sometimes small changes have to be made           awake in school.
screeches, you roll over,                            alarm and sometimes I                               in routines when unexpected things happen
slam the snooze button                               wake up to my CD player.
                                                     Often I hit snooze several
                                                                                                         in order to compensate.
                                                                                                              For example, when things like dogs
                                                                                                                                                                Break the fast
and attempt to go back to                            times, and eventually, my                           escaping out of the house, alarm clocks
                                                     mom comes into my room                                                                                      “I would say
                                                                                                                        breaking, and little sisters          that the time it
sleep. Or do you?                                    and acts like there is no                                          taking too long in the                takes for me
                                                     conceivable way that I will                                          bathroom, take place, getting
                                                     get to school on time, which                                                                             to get ready
   Everyone has to deal with mornings,                                                                                     to school on time becomes          for school is
though the routines students have to get             is always bogus,” said Andy                                            a matter of skill.
                                                     Napier, ACHS senior.                                                                                     about average for
through those mornings vary from person to                                                                                    “For         me,        when    sit-down breakfast
person. Often times, females are stereotyped            According to surveyed                                                     unexpected         things
                                                     ACHS students, the average                                                                               eaters, but it doesn’t
for taking a long time to get ready to go                                                                                        happen and interrupt         compare to those
anywhere, however, based on the routines             time to get up in the morning is 6 p.m. This                              my routine, I pretty
                                                     applies to both the male and female genders.                                                             fools who skip the most
of Antioch Community High School students,                                                                                      much just run around a        important meal of the
that stereotype just isn’t so.                       Although females commonly get criticized for                                little quicker and yell a
                                                     taking a long time to get ready, these statistics                                                        day,” said Napier.
                                                                                                                                 little louder,” said ACHS       So while the time it takes for students to
  Waking up                                          show otherwise.                                                             senior Claire Bliss, who     get ready for school varies from student to
                                                         Gender gap?                                                            gets up at 6:45.
                                                                                                                                 The students that wake
                                                                                                                                                              student, the routines that students go through
                                                                                                                                                              every morning vary as well.
   The first bell at ACHS rings at 7:30 a.m, so                                                          u p               earlier usually don’t have            Fortunately, despite obstacles and getting
students get up as early at 5:30 and as late                                                             as much of a problem with unexpected things                                   up too late, students
as 7:00, depending on morning routines,                                                                  interrupting their routine.                                                    manage to get to
distance one lives away from the school, and                                                                “I wake up early enough to deal with just                                   class on time.
other influencing factors.                                                                               about anything. Even if my alarm                                                  Some students
                               “I get up at             “I usually           g e t      up at 6. I       clock breaks, I’ll wake up anyway.
                                                     shut my alarm clock off and walk into the                                                                                          also know the
                                 5 : 4 5 a m                                                             I like being able to watch Sports                                              importance           of
                               because being         bathroom to brush my teeth. Then I walk back        Center and having the time to actually
                                                     to my room to pick an outfit. Then I shower                                                                                        eating     breakfast,
                                in a hurry                                                               wake up and be totally aware of                                               even amidst the
                                isn’t my idea        and after that I do my hair, makeup, and get        everything, instead of like some
                                                     ready to leave,” said Kristy Frye, ACHS senior.                                                                                   morning rush. Napier
                                of living. It just                                                       people who are halfway asleep at                                             makes breakfast one
                              doesn’t work for          According to the survey, females are not         school,” said Green.
                                                     necessarily late to school more often than                                                                                       of his top priorities.
me any other way. It’s too stressful. It’s just                                                             Most students feel that the                                                 “Getting up early
so much easier to be calm and do everything          males.                                              time it takes for them to get
                                                        A number of students have indicated that                                                                enough            to have time to get
with time to spare,” said Kent Green, ACHS                                                               ready is about the same                              ready for school is important, however, with
junior.                                              they have had to change their morning routine       amount of time that it takes
                                                     as a result of school starting earlier this year,                                                        breakfast, I couldn’t imagine what would
   Though having time to do things calmly                                                                their friends.                                       happen if I didn’t eat it…I might die, but I
is something that students often wish for, it        in order to arrive on time.                            However, those that take                          guarantee I will never find out,” said Napier.

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Memorable          Think about 2003:
                   What will ACHS Students
                   What will ACHS Students
                   remember? In the following
                   remember? In the following
                   pages the Tom Tom will
                   pages the Tom Tom will
                   highlight memorable
                   highlight memorable
                   moments, exciting events,
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                   and the stuff you don't want to
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                   think about...
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                   The rest is history.
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                                                                             a row, where he came in fourth. His team-                                                                          year, students and faculty at ACHS found out rather quickly. The hallways
                                                                             mate senior Jim Beatty placed 38th. Andy was                                                                       were packed with over 2,300 students. To help students out with the cramped
                                                                             unable to participate in the next meet due                                                                         school, Karen Day, ACHS Science teacher, created an outdoor sanctuary in the
                                                                             to foot surgery. Nevertheless, he was very                                                                         dilapidated courtyard area adjacent to the commons area. Included in this

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                                                                             satisfied with his finish.                                                                                         quiet place are reading nooks, a pond, and different garden areas.

                                                                             ...Turnaround                                                                                                      Does nature approve?
Antioch Township Supervisor                                                  For the first time since the year 2000, the
                                                                             varsity football team made an appearance in
                                                                                                                                                                                                Another environmental project taken up by ACHS during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                2003 school year was the methane gas project. This works
                                                                             a playoff game. Although they did not move                                                                         by collecting the gas from a nearby landfill, which is then                                     
                                                                             on to a second game, it was a very close game.                                                                     used to run turbines. After that, the energy is either sold
                                                                             The final score was 28-21, Libertyville.                                                                           to Commonwealth Edison or used to run ACHS’ boilers.
ACHS Class of 1970                                                           ...Sound                                                                                                           ACHS won the Energy Project of the Year award from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Association of Energy Engineers-Illiana Chapter.
                                                                             The Marching Sequoits dominated their
                                                                             competition during the 2003 season, which
                                                                             culminated at Greendale High School.                                                                               Who will be split?
                                                                             Featuring music from "West Side Story," the                                                                        With the student population at ACHS continually grow-
                                                                             color guard and the band placed first in class                                                                     ing, there was only one solution: the construction of
                                                                             AAA competition on Oct. 4.                                                                                         an entirely new high school which was named Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                Community High School. The new school will open
                                                                             ...Score                                                                                                           its doors next fall for freshmen and sophomores living
                                                                             In September, varsity golfers set the school                                                                       within the 60046 zip code.
                                                                             record for the lowest score ever at an away
                                                                             meet with a four-player combined score of                                                                          What's next for him?
                                                                             140. In the midst of their successful sea-                                                                         On Nov. 6, superintendent Dr. Dennis Hockney announced
                                                                             son, seniors Doug Brasky (33), Quinn Haley                                                                         his intention to retire at the end of the 2003-
                                                                             (36) and juniors Chris Acuff (36) and Justin                                                                       2004 school year. With over $30 million of
                                                                             Maciuk (35) all contributed to the record                                                                          improvements made at ACHS during his time
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  12 Arts & Entertainment • Tom Tom

  Entertainment's best picks of 2003
BY danielle o'young                                                                                 BY jeff bousson
   In 2003 the entertainment industry had high                                                        These days, when people think of music they
hopes for the films to be released over the                                                        think of how bad the music scene has become.
year. However, highly anticipated films, like                                                      Record labels look for one uniform sound, and
the Matrix Trilogy, didn't live up to viewers ex-                                                  they sign radio friendly, safe bands that have
pectations due to weak plots. The following five                                                   no unique sound. New bands hope to have the
films, however, stood out amongst "the year                                                        attention of anyone for at least 10 seconds, and if
of sequels." Each of the five films had special                                                    it gets that far, it's a miracle if the person enjoys
qualities that allowed it to hold its own and                                                      the song. The song’s success leaves the band
shine above the other movies of the year.                                                          in anticipation of having the small chance of
  5. Kill Bill vol. 1                                        Photo courtesy of       the listener buy the album! How mind-boggling
    This is the story of a vengeful bride who wakes from a coma four years after she and her       would that be? There is actually good music out
guests were gunned down at her wedding. The bride was left for dead by her previous employer,      there. This list is simply an attempt to introduce
Bill, and his group of assassins. The movie follows the bride on her quest to ultimately kill Bill.good music to anyone who is wondering, “Hey, is
                                                         Quentin Tarantino's newest film has       there any good music anymore?”                              Photo courtesy of
                                                         a plot unlike any other movie ever             10. Kill Bill Vol. 1- “Original Soundtrack” With its diverse styles of music, this album
                                                         made. The reason that it stands out proves to be just as great as the movie. This soundtrack includes clips from the film and many
                                                         from other films is because it’s martial                                               great songs that fit the movie perfectly. This album
                                                         arts fighting sequences, unique camera                                                 greatly gives off the same energy as the movie.
                                                         angles, and all together innovative film                                                  9. The Darkness- “Permission To Land”-
                                                         style that make it artistically superior to                                            80’s heavy metal
                                                         the other films of 2003.                                                                  Finally, a band that rocks. At one time, I forgot
                                                            4. Pirates of the Caribbean                                                         what it was like where there were no bands that
                                                            The surprise super-hit of the year                                                  played a bunch of sappy, pathetic, emo songs. This
                                                         is "Pirates of the Caribbean." One of                                                  band pays tribute to the eighties. Their sound
                                                         the film’s biggest draws, in addition to                                               doesn’t suck like Poison or Motley Crue. Their
                                                         Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom,                                                  sound simply fits the better sound of the eighties
                                                         is the antics of Johnny Depp. Depp                                                     like the smooth voice of Queen’s Freddie Mercury,
           Photo courtesy of plays captain Jack Sparrow, dubbed                                                            and classic rock riffs like Slash of Guns n’ Roses’.
“the world’s worst pirate,” who seeks revenge at the mutinous crew who stranded him on an                                                          8. Deftones- “Deftones”-Hard Rock
island before getting a curse set upon them by a magical treasure. The setting in the Caribbean                                                    Lead singer Chino Moreno gives off a raw
Islands and the subtle humor all adds to the movies splendor. Nothing adds to the movie like                                                    approach to vocals. He really adds that extra
the quirky behavior of Depp, and in the end                                                                    Photo courtesy of something to the band. Although this album is not
it is he who brings the movie to life.                                                               as good as their previous album, “White Pony”, “Deftones” still proves to be a talented with
    3. Finding Nemo                                                                                  its dark heavy sound.
    "Finding Nemo" tells the story of an                                                                7. Death Cab For Cutie- Transatlanticism- Experimental rock
overprotective father fish, Marlin, whose son                                                           This wonderful cozy concept album stands out by making a unique sound. Mostly from the
Nemo gets captured and used as a domestic                                                            mind of Benjamin Gibbard, this album soothes the lustful gentle mind. A mixture of tingling
pet in a dentist office. Marlin has to then                                                          guitar effects and wonderful song lyrics makes this album stand out in 2003.
step out of his comfort bubble and go on a                                                              6. Pretty Girls Make Graves- The New Romance- Experimental rock
quest to save his son. The biggest draw of the                                                          Andrea Zollo’s voice is wonderful in this experimental uplifting album. The listener
movie, in addition to its visual attraction, is                                                      experiences body tingling pitches and tones, only pleasing the listener with glee. “This is our
the personalities and sometimes not so subtle                                                        Emergency” is one of the best songs in 2003, and yet again, this great music stays unheard.
humor of the characters. More mature but                                                                5. Zwan- “Mary Star Of The Sea”- Rock
undertoned jokes are placed throughout the                                                              Whatever ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitar player/
movie making it hilarious for children and                                                           singer Billy Corgan does is amazing. He is so
adults alike.                                                                                        talented with guitar, melodies, and songwriting.
                                                                Photo courtesy of          This album mixes with ballads, airy experimental
                                                                                                     pop, and classic Billy Corgan rock songs.
                                                          2. The Last Samurai                        4. Metallica- “St. Anger”-Hard Rock
                                                         "The Last Samurai" ended the                 I am not the biggest Metallica fan, but what they
                                                      entertainment year on a high note. With      put out this year, simply blew my mind. The layers
                                                      high hopes in the year’s Oscar race the      of heavy rock music pound for 76 minutes and
                                                      film debuted as one of the most beautiful    show no signs of stopping. Congrats to Metallica
                                                      films of our time. "The Last Samurai"        for doing something risky and different. Metallica
                                                      tells the story of a captain Algren, a       is the epitome of great classic hard rock music
                                                      former American solider who spends           and they will always be remembered.
                                                      a year with the last of the samurai in         3. Ammi- “The Hymnal E.P”-melodic rock
                                                      the Japanese tradition. Legendary actor        Right out of Antioch, Illinois, Ammi produced
                                                      Tom Cruise plays Algren, and does a          one of the best albums of 2003. The talent that           Photo courtesy of
            Photo courtesy of superb job playing his character with so             Phil Vickers has with his melodic vocals and moans simply leaves me astonished. Of all the
much ease and emotion. The careful detail and precision of this movie, along with the talented     albums put out by “professional” artists in 2003, local band Ammi explores all different types
cast of actors, and the thoughtful costumes and props make it a must see.                                                                      of music and succeeds easily with their original
  1. The Return of the King                                                                                                                    wonderful sounds.
   Last year's undisputed king of the box office, and the best movie of 2003, was the final                                                    2. The Innocence Mission- “Befriended”-
chapter of the epic trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings." It’s third part "The Return of the King"                                               Acoustic
proved to be the perfect ending to the fantasy that viewers loved reliving again and again.                                                    I discovered them in Borders and I fell in love
   "The Return of the King" concludes the epic tale of Frodo and the fellowship traveling across                                             with them instantly. Karen Peris’s angel of a voice
Middle Earth with the ultimate goal                                                                                                          and husband Don Peris’s gifted guitar playing
of destroying the ring of power. The                                                                                                         makes this album memorable. The album is laid
final installment amazed viewers                                                                                                             back with soothing vocals, acoustic guitars and
with its emotional goodbyes and                                                                                                              pianos that make anyone relax and forget all of
breathtaking fight sequences. The                                                                                                            their worries. This album is very magical and I
best scenes involve the battle at                                                                                                            hope that this will touch many as it did to me.
Minas Tirith that make the battle for                                                                                                          1.Outkast-Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Rohan, from "Two Towers", look like                                                                                                            Of all of the albums made in 2003, this great
a child’s game. The success of the                                                                      Photo courtesy of        concept double album proves to be the best. They
movie is due to the well developed                                                                                                          rap about meaningful topics and challenge many
characters and the actors portrayl                                                               subjects that haven’t been discussed before. Big Boi rages against the Bush administration
of them, and the magnificent fantasy                                                             while Andre 3000 discusses the deep explicit thoughts of love. They mix funk, rock, R & B, and
that they passionately deliver.                                                                  rap so well that it would be a shame to see this album not being credited as the best of 2003.
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January 30, 2004                                                                                                                           Tom Tom • Arts & Entertainment                             13

The absolute worst albums of 2003
BY Jeff Bousson
With all of the great albums that came out during 2003, there is always a           3. The White Stripes- “Elephant”- Blues Rock
                                                                                    I have tried to like this album because of all of the acclaim it has been getting lately, and I simply don’t get it. They
downside. Here are the unfortunate bad albums that the public had to
experience. Of course, there are many people out there that actually think          made a great album called, “De Stijl” and that’s about it. I wonder if these fans or critics have heard their earlier
that this horrible music is good, and all what the rest of public can say is,       stuff, because to me, they are just recycling their brutally simple, repetitive, boring songs over and over again. Meg
“I’m sorry.” Here are the five worst albums of the year. These are the rejects      White needs some drum lessons and Jack White needs to get rid of his lack of memory. If anyone remembers their
of the rejects. If anyone has any of these albums, please submit these to the       hit song, “Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground”, they would easily tell that song sounds just like the song, “there’s
misfit toy land. By doing that, this would make the world a better and safer        no home for you here”. Maybe the average listener has the attention span of a six year-old or has just as bad as
place.                                                                              memory as Jack White. This album does not match it’s hype or acclaimed reviews at all.

                                                                                    2. Jennifer Lopez- “This is me…Then”- Pop
                                                                                    The name pretty much speaks for itself. She has no talent at singing, dancing or acting. All what she is good
                                                                                    for is her musical chair husbands and her prominent posterior. Hopefully, her silly career will start declining
                                                                                    a downward slope when the public discovers how talented this woman is. She has to rely on electronic vocals
                                                                                    because she cannot sing herself. All of the songs are repetitive, and since they are so repetitive, they turn into
                                                                                    boring long horrible songs. I am losing my hair from scratching my head too much because I am wondering why
                                                                                    anyone would want to buy this sorry album.

                                                                                    1. Puddle of Mudd- “Life On Display”- Rock
                                                                                    Here it is, the worst album of 2003 and that’s saying a lot. These guys are such a joke. They rip off Nirvana so much
                                                                                    that I am now wondering if Kurt Cobain is really dead. The reason they get the honor of being so awful is because
                                                                                    they are such poseurs. I can’t stop laughing at them whenever their name comes up. Their songs are so pathetic
                                                                                    and I hope they feel real good that they have the ability of making me want to jump off a cliff. Shame on you Puddle
                                                                                    of Mudd for making horrible music, and kudos for making the worst album of 2003.

                                                                                    There were many runner ups of course, such as Britney Spears, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, Jewel, and Limp
                                                                                    Bizkit. The way anyone can judge a horrible album is to look at the consistency, the diversity of the music, and
                                                                                    the talent of these bands. What these musicians need to do, is to look for different genres of music. Does anybody
                                                                                    actually think that 50 cent, Linkin Park, The White Stripes, Jennifer Lopez, and Puddle of Mudd will do anything
                                                                                    different until their unfortunate downfall? Of course, many will concur or disagree with these picks and that is the
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                                                                                    power of opinion. What people need to look at is the fulfillment of the album instead of the catchy one hit wonder
5. 50 Cent- “Get Rich or Die Tryin”- Rap
To start off the “disgrace to the music industry” list, rapper 50 Cent
                                                                                    Kiss FM song. Hopefully 2004 will have better results. With promising anticipation of Incubus and Snowpants, the
                                                                                    world has the potential of being a safer place…with better music of course.
obnoxiously rants on with his gangster- like ways. He is a disgrace and a
joke. I have tried and tried to understand why anyone would like this guy,
but still I fail to see any originality, talent, or even a melody. He displays no
energy and proves to be a flop in my eyes. He raps about being so great
and having the talent of being shot nine times. How could I relate or even
respect a man who has single handedly ruined the whole generation of rap
for me? He has no talent and I sincerely hope that he leaves the scene in a
hurry. He is a disgrace to the music industry.

4. Linkin Park- “Meteora”- Rap Rock
The rap rockers make yet another complacent horrible album. They try to
mesh rap and rock together but easily fail, just making the genre loud and
obnoxious. I have suffered though this album many times and pretty much
what I have gotten out of this album is, having the talent of switching their
songs off the radio in seconds flat. All of their songs sound the same, they
talk about things that have been written about a million times, and they only
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Tim Burton's new film reels in viewers
'Big Fish' amazes                                                                                                                                                     Fish” proves that the actors have
                                                                                                                                                                      quite a range of acting talent.
audiences with                                                                                                                                                           The story of the movie touches the
                                                                                                                                                                      heart, showing the humanity in all of
its tall tales                                                                                                                                                        us. When Ed makes the giant, Karl
                                                                                                                                                                      (played by seven-foot-seven Matthew
                                                                                                                                                                  McGrory) calm down and convinces
BY Michael Sigler
                                                                                                                                                                      him to go to the Big City with him,
   The imagination of Tim Burton                                                                                                                                      it sends a heart-warming message
soars like never before with                                                                                                                                          to the audience. Karl himself is a
his latest movie, “Big Fish,” a                                                                                                                                       character that makes people think
southern tale of a father-and-son                                                                                                                                     about the humanity in others.
relationship.                                                                                                                                                            There is also a visual world that
   The magical movie revolves                                                                                                                                         jumps out. Burton paints a world
around Ed Bloom (played by Albert                                                                                                                                     that is both realistic and fanciful.
Finney in the present and Ewan                                                                                                                                        When Ed makes his way through the
McGregor in the past) and William,                                                                                 Photo courtesy of                 haunted woods or when he and Karl
his son (played by Billy Crudup).                                                                                                                                     make it to the circus, the world just
   All through his life, Ed has told      in the present and Alison Lohman in       his father’s stories in person, and        Hollow,” “The Nightmare Before         jumps out with colors, sounds and
Will stories of his life when he          the past) calls him at home in Paris,     learns that they aren’t as fictitious      Christmas,” and “Pee Wee’s Big         touches all five senses
was younger, stories of things that       France, to tell him that his father       as they are fact.                          Adventure.”                               “Big Fish” is a heart-warming,
happened long before Will was             has taken ill and may be dying. He           “Big Fish” has to be one of the           The actors that perform in this      artistic, and genuine film that breaks
born. Because he had heard them           and his wife fly back to the States to    more heart-warming, truly magical          movie are one of the best casts all    the mold of what Burton was thought
all his life, Will came to loathe these   visit with his parents. While there,      movies in a very long time. Based          year. With the likes of two-time       of before. No longer can one hold
stories whenever he heard them.           he listens to his father’s tall tales     on the novel of the same name,             Academy Award nominee Albert           him to the creepy and the odd;
After his marriage Will exploded          once again. After questioning them        written by Daniel Wallace, the             Finney, there is also Jessica Lange,   instead, he must be known for this
at his dad for always telling his         one more time to his father’s face,       movie is wonderfully done by               Billy Crudup, Ewan McGregor,           lovable and warm film. The movie
elaborate lies.                           Will finds papers in the garage that      director Burton, who is known for          Helena Bonham Carter, Steve            is an all-around classic, as well as an
   After years of not talking, Sandra,    indicate the truth to the stories.        his eccentric and dark movies such         Buscemi, and Danny DeVito. The         unbelievable achievement in movie-
Will’s mom (played by Jessica Lange       He then confronts the people in           as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy          chance to act in a movie like “Big     making, and shouldn't be missed.

                                          Unsatisfying and bland . . .
                                          'Win a Date' sure not to win
                                                                                  Rosalee Futch (Kate Bosworth).             Rosalee and moves to West Virginia
                                          BY Amy Knutson                            Rosalee lives in West Virginia,            where he becomes competition for
                                             The movie "Win a Date with Tad         works at Piggly Wiggly and has long        Pete. The scenes between Pete and
                                          Hamilton" is a cute comedy that           adored Tad.                                Rosalee are brief, and that doesn't
                                          leaves viewers unsatisfied. Everyone         The problem is Rosalee’s friend         build any emotional connection for
                                          in the film was just a little too nice.   Pete (Topher Grace) who has been           the audience.
                                             It all begins with the actor Tad       in love with her for their entire lives,      Tad seems confused and not very
                                          Hamilton (Josh Duhamel), who has          but has never made a move. After           intelligent throughout the movie.
                                          built up a bad boy image his agent        22 years, that’s hard to believe.          Rosalee is bright and levelheaded,
                                          wants to get rid of.                         Pete isn't excited for Rosalee          which leaves the audience
                                             His agent and manager (Nathan          to fly off to Los Angeles and meet         wondering why she is blinded by
                                          Lane and Sean Hayes) lend his             Tad, but she does anyway. Because          her love for Tad. The sincerity of
                                          name to a charity fun-raising             Rosalee has liked Tad for so long,         Tad’s change of heart isn't clear
                                          contest, where the winner wins a          when she meets him, she is blind to        throughout the film, but if in the
Photos courtesy of winadate               date with Tad.                            his shallowness.                           mood for a cute comedy, then this                          The winner is 22-year-old                 Tad seems changed after meeting         movie is the one.
January 30, 2004                                                                                                                                     Tom Tom • Arts & Entertainment                                        15

                                                                                      Polly want a plot?...
                                       is better                                      'Along Came Polly' is big
                                           than the                                   on talent, small on laughs
Photo courtesy of

 BY travis brown                              time and return to the moments
    The chaos theory contains a               in which he had blacked out
 hypothesis called the butterfly              as a kid. Evan soon learns the
 effect, which states that when a             devastating truth; he cannot play
 butterfly flaps its wings on one             God with people’s lives, because
 side of the world, a typhoon will            even the smallest of changes to
 result on the other side. The                the past significantly alters the
 film "The Butterfly Effect" has              future, changing his friends and                                                                                         Photos courtesy of
 definitely flapped its wings, and            his family.                             
 what resulted was a storm of                    This is one of those movies          BY Kyle Moncelle                              opening he was forced to attend by               lacking in today’s romantic-com-
 psychological thrills.                       where the title is important, as                                                      his best friend Sandy Lyle (Phillip              edies. One of the possible reasons
    The movie is all about how a              it reflects a principle exhibited          Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston           Seymour Hoffman, “Cold Moun-                     for this is that Aniston has brought
 boy named Evan (Ashton Kutch-                in the film. Much like the but-         are two big names when it comes               tain”).                                          many mannerisms found in the ex-
 er) and a girl named Kayleigh                terfly effect in the chaos theory,      to Hollywood comedians. Stiller                  One of this movie’s positives                 tra-datable “Rachel.” She seems to
 (Amy Smart) fit together in the              a small and insignificant change        has delivered many hilarious films,           is Stiller’s portrayal of Feffer. He             be having a hard time letting go of
 chaos that is life. As children,             in someone’s past will drastically      such as “Zoolander,” and “Meet the            plays the neurotic risk analyst with             her breakthrough role.
 the two did everything together,             alter the course of future events.      Parents,” while Aniston has become            comedic authenticity. He looks and                  When the end of the movie
 and were more or less soul                   Although a strange, ironical film       famous for her role as “Rachel”               acts like he                                                              comes, ev-
 mates. Evan eventually moves                 with many flashbacks and some           on NBC’s “Friends.” In Universal’s            could pass                                                                eryone in
 away because his mother is wor-              confusing moments, they all work        “Along Came Polly,” they try mixing           for Feffer in                                                             the theatre
 ried about his strange blackouts             themselves out in the end, result-      romance into their comedic perfor-            reality.                                                                  has already
 which occur during traumatic                 ing in a powerful climax.               mances and the mix is mildly funny               As Feffer                                                              guessed
 moments, most of which in-                      Not so much a great work of          but disappointing.                            pursues a                                                                 what’s going
 volve his troubled friend, and               acting genius, although Ashton             Stiller plays Reuben Feffer, a             relationship                                                              to happen.
 Kayleigh’s brother, Tommy. Evan              Kutcher and Amy Smart put on            paranoid risk analyst for an insur-           with Prince,                                                                   Alec
 is forced to leave Kayleigh behind           good performances, "The But-            ance company. He lives his life by            he is forced                                                              Baldwin,
 with her sadistic brother and                terfly Effect" is one of those mov-     the motto “Since I analyze risk, I            into many                                                                 H a n k
 sexually abusive father.                     ies that makes a person think. It       should try and avoid it.” He has a            uncom-                                                                    Azaria,
    In the van, as his mother drives          accomplishes its goal of making         plan for everything that he does and          fortable                                                                  and Bryan
 away, he scrawls a hasty note that           people dwell on the outcome, and        it has made him uptight and stuffy.           situations, including an ethnic                  Brown round out the all-star cast;
 says, “I’ll come back for you.”              mull over the ending for hours af-         Feffer’s life falls apart shortly after    restaurant, Prince’s bathroom, and               with so much comedic and acting
 He eventually does, but it is many           ter leaving the theatre. Receiving      his marriage when he finds his new            a salsa club. These are the scenes               talent, director John Hamburg and
 years later and too late to save             an R rating due to a few scenes         wife, Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing,             where the audience is supposed to                producer Danny DeVito could have
 her from her fate that was forged            of nudity, language, and intense        “Will and Grace”) in the sack with            laugh, but silence, instead, fills the           done so much more with this film.
 because of her past. Evan then               moments, this movie is not for          their nudist scuba instructor on the          theatre. Many of the film’s funniest                One of “Along came Polly’s”
 looks for a way to change his past           children, and may not appeal to         first day of their honeymoon.                 scenes were shown ahead of time                  most obvious messages is that we
 in order to save his childhood               everyone. However, if the mood              After returning home to a kitchen         in the trailer, so the audience is               shouldn’t plan out our lives but
 sweetheart, finding the answer               is right for a psychological thriller   full of wedding gifts, and an office          already desensitized to the comedy.              we should take risks and enjoy the
 in the many journals that he kept            that makes a person’s mind run,         full of sympathetic coworkers, Fef-              Aniston and Stiller, however, play            ride. This movie boasts big names,
 as a child. He discovered that by            "The Butterfly Effect" is definitely    fer runs into a former schoolmate,            a very believable couple. They have              a small plot, and is one ride you
 reading them, he could traverse              the right choice.                       Polly Prince (Aniston) at an art              onscreen chemistry that is often                 should definately skip.

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                                                                                                                                   “I’m going to eat a lot and watch   for the Super Bowl. According to
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773-296-3839                                       Heritage Medical Building               The time is coming for the one       is the number one thing to do on       the tailgate type foods,” said Kelly.
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1431 N. Western Avenue, #210                               Fax 773-489-3441             Super Bowl Sunday. This year it         ask where they all go. ACHS junior     and brats.”
773-489-3313                                                                            falls on Feb. 1, and already people     Rob Nordby is notorious for having        As to the amount of people at the
                                                                                        are gearing up for the wild and         big parties, and spoke about the       party, comfort can be an extreme
                                                                                        exciting time of eating, watching       necessities for putting on a good      issue. That’s why, according to
                                                                                        TV, and acting crazy. We took a         one.                                   Nordby, you should only invite the
                                                                                        look at some of the ways Antioch           “The TV has to be big for all to    amount of people the facilities can
                                                                                        Community High School students          see. Our TV is over 50 inches,” said   handle, or plan accordingly for a
                                                                                        will be spending Super Bowl XXVIII,     Nordby. “It is the most essential      lot of guests. “My party will have
                                                                                        as well as the essential ingredients    thing for the Super Bowl.”             about fifty people,” said Nordby.
                                                                                        to having a successful Super Bowl          Besides the TV, the next most       “We set up chairs and have a lot of
                                                                                        party.                                  important thing for total enjoyment    couches. There will be a chair for
                                                                                           One of the most popular ways         is the food. According to Nordby,      everybody.”
                                                                                        that ACHS students will be spending     good food is the recipe for an            Nordby stresses the necessity
                                                                                        their Super Bowl Sunday is at their     awesome party.                         of planning when having a such a
                                                                                        friends’ house eating and having           “We usually have chips, barbecue    huge party. Always be able to house
                                                                                        a good time. According to ACHS          wings, and chicken fingers,” said      and accommodate guests, as well
                                                                                        senior Joe Dziki, just because          Nordby. “Its all delicious and         as feed them well. When all these
                                                                                        the team of choice isn’t in it, the     essential for a good party.”           aspects are covered, only then will
                                                                                        Super Bowl is an important time to         ACHS senior Brian Kelly also        the Super Bowl party be perfect and
                                                                 celebrate football itself.              spoke about the necessity of food      memorable for all time.

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                                                                                                                                   Last Friday, Antioch squared off the teams’ 19 first quarter points.

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                                                                                                                                against the Lake Forest Scouts. By The Sequoits eventually gave way
                                                                                           Despite a 1-6 conference record,     halftime, the Sequoits held a one- to Waukegan’s tenacious pressure
                                                                                        the Antioch varsity boys basketball     point lead, 27-26. With five minutes defense, dropping the contest 71-
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                     Call 1.847.838.7766                                                some of the best teams in the North     was tied at 31.                         Tonight the Sequoits will play
                                                                                        Suburban Conference.                       Scout junior                                           at         home
                                                                                           The Sequoits had a slow start, but   Ryan        Paxton                                        against the 2nd
                                                                                        gained momentum in the victory          began firing up                                           place team in
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                                                                                        season high 46%. This was the           With            the                                       at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                        best performance by the Sequoits        combination of                                            Previous game
                                                                                        to date.                                Paxton scoring                                            against Warren
                                                                                           Top scorer was senior Kyle White     and        Antioch                                        was Dec. 9,
                                                                                        who led the team with 14 points,        having trouble                                            where the boys
                                                                                        followed by senior Marshall Perry       with          Lake                                        lost. Their stat
                                                                                        with 13. Sophomore Chandler Kent        Forest's      zone                                        stands at 4-2.
                               Sue Ryan                                                 and senior Eric Lear both poured in     defense, the third                                           “All we can
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                                                                                        fourth quarter comeback by the          up by eight.                                              hard. We have
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                                                                                        with a 64-54 win.                       remaining in the                                          score, but it is
                                                                                           “We had such high expectations       game, Duffy drew                                          just a matter of
                                                                                        for ourselves in the beginning of       a technical foul                                          how hard we
                                                                                        the season,” said White. “Once we       for asking the ref                                        all want to play
                                                                                        started out poorly, we got down on      to make his calls                                         defense,” said
                                                                                        ourselves and lost some confidence.     consistent. From                                          White.
                                                                                        Now, we have that confidence            there the Scouts                Photos by Amy Shouse
                                                                                                                                                                                             With      six
                                                                                        back.”                                  blew the game Senior Kyle White goes hard to c o n f e r e n c e
                                                                                           According to head coach, Tom         wide open with                                           g a m e s
                                                                                        Duffy, Lear, and Kiddoo have both       a final score of the basket against Waukegan remaining, the
                                                                                        picked up their game.                   68-45.                                Sequoit's goal is to finish in the
                                                                                           “I have been challenging Eric           To finish off the Sports Mega top half of their division in order
                                                                                        early, especially at the Lake Forest    Fest held at ACHS last Saturday, to qualify for a higher seed in the
                                                                                        game in December, and he really         Waukegan came to face Antioch Regional tournament.
                                                                                        stepped up in scoring,” said Duffy.                      after dropping their   “Our team can play with anyone,”
                                                                                        “He scored his season high of 25                         Friday night game to said senior Ryan Eder. "When we
                                                                                        points. Chris has also been working                      New Trier.           play like we did against Mundelein,
                                                                                        hard to get rebounds and has                                White came out most teams will have trouble
                                                                                        stepped up his defense a lot.”                           hot scoring 12 of beating us.”

                                                                                        Coach Tom Duffy looks out on the court deciding on the best course of action to take in the
                                                                                        game against the Waukegan Bulldogs.
January 30, 2004                                                                                                                           Tom Tom • Sports      17

 Gettin' high:                                                                                                  good luck sequoits basketball

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willing to endure a three hour                                                                                                            Monday-Friday 9-7
drive at six in the morning, spend      Grabs:                                                                                               Saturday 9-6
eleven hours out in the cold, and       Tail grab: Skier                                                                                    Closed Sunday
doing something that is potentially     grabs the back end
hazardous to one's health?              of one of their skis.
   An ACHS Ski & Snowboard Club         Mute: Rider grabs                                                                                 (847) 838-BEST
(SSC) member who is making              outside of front
the season’s big trip to Cascade        foot.
Mountain, of course. While the
SSC has been going to Alpine Valley                                                                             ANTIOCH FAMILY CHI ROPRACTIC
Resort all season, Cascade is the       Spins:
first trip of this magnitude to be      180, 360, 540,                                                                      Dr. Joan Johnson-Knox, D.C.
taken on by the ACHS SSC.               720, 900: Number
   According to Melissa Faron,
ACHS Social Studies teacher, who
                                        of degrees in the
                                                                                                                             We work hard to get
started the club with Will Zibell,                                                                                          your back back in shape!
ACHS English teacher, the process                                     Method:
to organize the Feb. 7 outing           Flips:                        Boarder's knees bent and
began months ahead of time. In          Lincoln Loop: Skier           legs behind, front hand                              960 Victoria St.      Phone:
addition to plenty of time spent        does a cartwheel while        grabs heel edge, board is                            Antioch, Illinois     (847) 838-0688
on the phone, planning, and much        he or she is airborne.        pulled up behind.
waiting, the trip had to be approved
by the Board and ACHS.
    ACHS SSC members going on the       Combo:                        Flying Squirrel:
trip are ecstatic that the plans went   360 Toxic: Cross skis,        Snowboarder kicks their
through and are looking forward         skier grabs the right         legs back and grabs back
to approximately eleven hours of        inside edge of the tail       to their board with both
riding at Cascade.                      with right hand.              hands.
   “I’m so excited that we’re going
to Cascade. It’s something I’ve been
                               The SSC is not funded by ACHS
looking forward to since I first                                        because the SSC meant a lot to me
                            or any other organization. However,
heard about it. I hope to get better                                    in my day and I am so happy to see
                            the determination of the ski club’s
at snowboarding there, land some                                        so many students so excited to go.
                            leaders made ends meet and made
tricks, and have fun,” said ACHS                                        The club has some really great kids
                            the trip possible.
senior and snowboarder Sabrina                                          and I’m happy to see them outside
Stone.                         “Zibell and I both wanted as many        of school,” said Faron.
                            students to go for the cheapest price
   Organizing a trip for 45 students,                                      The original cost would have
including coach busses and  possible. Even if that meant us             been anywhere from 80 to 100
                            putting some money towards the
chaperones, was not without its                                         dollars because the SSC was
                            trip,” said Faron.
frustrations. The biggest problem                                       originally going to go during
                               Faron and Zibell are only able
that Faron and Zibell ran into was                                      the Martin Luther King holiday
                            to take 45 students, which is the
the financial aspect of the trip.                                       weekend in January. Both students
                                                amount of the           and ACHS SSC members are very
                                                  available seats       happy that the final cost to go on
                                                  on the coach          the trip was only 55 dollars.
                                                  bus.                     “I’m happy that it was only 55
                                                      Due to the        dollars. I expected a lot more,
                                                  overwhelming          because skiing and snowboarding
                                                  popularity of         aren’t cheap sports. Besides, it’s
                                                  the Cascade           going to be three hours of comfort
                                                  trip,         the     in a coach bus with crazy kids. It’s
                                                  spots       were      just great,” said Kent Green, ACHS
                                                  filled within         junior and skier.
                                                  two        hours         The chance to get out and
                                                  of       Faron’s
                                                                        try something new is one of the
                                                                        reasons why ACHS SSC members
                                                                                                                 RNR             MACHINE TOOL
                                                  money.                are so excited about the trip. Also,                   Metal Working Machinery
                                                          Students      Cascade Mountain is much larger                           Sales and Service
                                                  had to bring          than any of the ski resorts that the
                                                  two       things,     club has been to both this year and
                                                  namely,        55     last year.                                    Tel. 847-265-0175      Fax. 847-265-2810
                                                  dollars,       as        According to Faron, Cascade also
                                                  well as all the       offers something for everyone. It
                                                  completed             has a wide variety of runs, a terrain
                                                  paperwork in          park with plentiful jumps, Nastar
                                                  order to be           for students into racing, and long
                                                  signed up.            runs.
                                                      “It made me          “I heard about the nice jumps
                                                  feel awesome          that they have at Cascade, which is
                                                  [that        kids     awesome. I just hope that no one
                   Photos by Chip Leffelman were tackling               hurts himself or herself. I expect it
Throwing a 360 Toxic and working his tricks me] to turn                 to be a great time because I’m not
is ACHS junior Kent Green, one of the 45 their Cascade                  the only one that hasn’t been there,
students who managed to sign up for the money in. I                     so everyone will enjoy it for sure,”
Cascade Mountain SSC trip.                        started the club      said Green.
  18 Sports • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                  January 30, 2004

                                                                               School spirit put on hold.....

                                                                               ACHS fans get rowdy
                                                                               Students question                         The North Suburban Conference Antioch has always had well-
                                                                                                                      has a strict sportsmanship code behaved fans .
                                                                               policies that quash                    and under that code mocking                “The Antioch students have
                                                                                                                      opposing fans would be considered always been pretty good-natured
                                                                               enthusiasm at                          disrespectful.                           fans and it reflects positively on the
                                                                                                                         “As long as students follow proper community,” said ACHS teacher
                                                                               sporting events                        etiquette and cheer positively there and coach Larry Kamin.
                                                                                                                      isn’t a problem,” said ACHS athletic       According to Kalisz, “I’m still
                                                                               By Korin Knutson                       director Steve Schoenfelder.             confused as to why mocking the
                                                                                  Antioch Community High School          During Antioch’s game at Lake other fans can’t be considered
                                                                               administration is insensitive to       Forest in Dec., students from the good fun. Fans do that everywhere
                                                                               student desires for more school        opposing team brought white trash except Antioch. There is rivalry
                                                                               spirit! Right! ACHS administration     bags and waved them around.              going on between the players on
                                                                                                                         “If     they                                         the court, why can’t

                                                                               continuously slaps down students'
                                                                               efforts to be enthusiastic of teams?   would have                                              we have fan rivalry?
                                                                               Right! These ideas were never          done that at I just don’t understand why If we can’t clap a
                                                                               more blatantly demonstrated            our school                                              certain way why
                                                Photo by Amy Knutson           than they were when an estimated       it would not we can’t do things as long as it’s should the other
Junior Angel Simonini beat the school record in gymnastics                     25 students were ejected from          have      been not hurting anyone.                      fans be allowed more
on the vault. She recieved a score of 9.7, beating score 9.6.                  the home basketball game for           allowed.                                                leniency than us? It is
                                                                               organizing cheers in support of        It       would                                  “
                                                                                                                                                             -Gina Kalisz our gym.”

Simonini breaks                                                                their team? Right...Well, maybe
                                                                                  On a Saturday night Antioch

                                                                                                                                                             ACHS senior The opposing team
                                                                                                                                                                              doing the “gator
                                                                                                                                                                              chomp” clap was

another record                                                                 students took exception to the
                                                                               visiting fans doing their version of
                                                                               the University of Florida’s “gator
                                                                                                                      Fans can cheer without involving actually supporting a member
                                                                                                                      those types of actions,” said of their team who’s last name is
                                                                                                                         According to Steve Wapon, a
                                                                                                                                                                 In the North Suburban
                                        regional meet.                         chomp” clap. Sequoit fans were
By Amy Knutson                                                                 certain that the chomp was being       former ACHS sports coach, “People Conference Behavior Expectations
                                           “Conference in a way sets the
   Junior Angel Simonini suffered a     standards for where you will be        directed at them as a means of         don’t really understand that one agreement there is a section set
major set back due to a herniated       heading for the upcoming meets,”       rubbing the Sequoits nose in what      distasteful act from a student reflects aside for spectator expectations.
disc in her lower back three years      said Simonini.                         was eventually a 71-52 loss.           upon the other students. They              “The problem with these rules is
ago. Now she is setting high goals         Last year Simonini advanced to         “I just don’t understand why        should keep that in mind before that it gives them the power to stop
for herself in competition this year.   state with her vault exercise. She     we can’t do things as long as it’s     they do things. Everything gets us from doing anything they deem
   “I was out for about eight           scored a 9.45 and placed eleventh      not hurting anyone,” said senior       remembered.”                             inappropriate,” said Kalisz.
months, and when I came back            out of 60 state qualifiers.            Gina Kalisz.                              Teachers at ACHS believe that               Graphic by Liz Whitehurst
the only thing I was allowed to do         "State was a learning experience
was condition. Now I am working         for me. It was disappointing
harder than ever to be up to where      because there was a three way tie
I should be by now,” said Simonini.     for third, so my placing got bumped
   On Saturday, Simonini broke her      down. Therefore, I didn't place as
own school record of 9.6 for her        well as I would have liked to and
vault exercise by a tenth of a point.   I know I could have done better,"
She earned her 9.7 score against the    said Simonini.
Warren Blue Devils. She also scored        This year, according to Simonini,
a 9.25 for her floor exercises.         she is looking to make to state
   She scored a 8.75 on bars, and a     again, but this time with her vault
8.7 on beam, resulting in a second      and floor routine.
all-round finish at the meet.              “Coach Debbie [Bessette] and I
   “Placing second all-round            are working on putting more dance
was very exciting. There was so         and tumbling in my floor routine to
much competition I really had no        improve my scores,” said Simonini
idea how well I would do,"said             Last year the Sequoits finished
Simonini.                               with a 2-4 record. To say that this
   The North Suburban Conference        year’s 0-7 record was a disap-
meet is slated for tonight at Warren    pointment would be an obvious
High School. The team will use the      understatement.
results of this meet to determine the      “We work together so well as a
level of progress they have made        team,” said senior captain Amanda
over the season and the results         Wagner. “We just weren’t pulling
help determine who will have            in scores as high as we would’ve
the opportunity to advance to the       liked.”

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Girls battle Wildcats                     won,” said head coach Don                   Still, Zeman felt good about their
Sequoits look to                          Zeman. He felt that this push effort in the Warren game.
                                          will motivate them in tomorrow’s            “Warren is the hottest team in
knock                                     game.                                    Lake County right now, and we
                                             This isn’t the only one that will had opportunities to win all night,”
Libertyville out                          be on the Sequoits’ minds. They he said.
                                          suffered four losses in a row this          In order to rebound from
of first place                            month.                                   their loss to Warren, the Sequoits
                                             “We’re going to be pumped up will have to work on minimizing
By Danielle O'Young                       to win because we’ve had a couple turnovers, according to Katherine
and Liz Whitehurst                        tough losses lately,” said Jennie Reynolds, ACHS senior and point
                                          Dewar, ACHS senior and the team’s guard. This has been a major
                                          leading scorer.                          weakness throughout the entire

   The Antioch girls basketball team         After beating                                               season.
needs to work on rebounding, and          North Chicago,                                                    “We need to
their game tomorrow against               they fell to ...They think they're better work on taking
Libertyville will be a chance to do       Warren         last and we want to show them care of the
that. After a difficult loss to Warren    weekend, 39-                                                   ball,” said Katie
last weekend, they will try to knock      46. This was we're just as good.                               Malcolm, ACHS
the Libertyville Wildcats out of the      a particularly                                       “
                                                                              -Katherine Reynolds senior              and
top conference spot.                      difficult loss                                                 guard.
   When the Sequoits last met the         because they
                                                                             Sequoits Point Guard           According
Wildcats, they lost 28-43.                beat the Blue                                                  to       Florian,
   “We all felt that was a game we         Devils earlier                                                they also need
                          should                   in the season.                  to work on communication and
                               have                      Also, Warren was one focus.
                                                     of the three teams who           “It is more mental than physical,”
                                                    were tied with Antioch for she said.
                                                    third going into the game.        “We need to use our quickness,”
                                                   Last Saturday was the said Florian. “We can be an
                                                 Sequoits chance to knock awesome team.”
                                                   them out of that spot.             All the girls feel confident about
                                                      They led in the first half, their chances against Libertyville.
                                                       but after being tied at Since they have chance to knock
                                                       halftime, they couldn’t them out of the top spot, Zeman
                                                       keep the lead.              said, “Our team will rise to the
                                                          “It came down to occasion. We lost before but now
                                                      who wanted it more,” know we can beat them.”
                                                      said Gina Florian, ACHS         The girls have personal
                                                     junior and guard. “We motivation to beat Libertyville.                                                            Photos by Danielle O'Young
                                                     really had it together in        “I’m very excited about the game.      Above: Jessica McWilliams attempting a rebound against
                                                        the first half…but we They think they’re better than us
                                                                                                                             Warren. The final score was 39-46. Left: Coach Zeman is
                                                           kind of broke down and we want to show them that we
                                                           in the second half.”    are just as good,” said Reynolds.         confident the Sequoits will knock Libertyville out of first.

Wrestlers ready for Conference at Wauconda
                                                       The only school to beat ACHS senior Mike         many matches.                                      better than last year.
By Korin Knutson                                    Campezzi in the North Suburban Conference               “We are at a huge loss not being able to          “I’m doing a lot better than last year. I’m
   With the conference tournament tomorrow          was Warren.                                         fill all the weight classes. We lose at least 24   winning close matches instead of coming up
night, the Antioch Community High School               “Warren poses a threat to me because it          points every match because our team is so          short like last year,” said Pechauer.
wrestlers seem confident.                           is the only school I lost to. As long as I push     small,” said Hatfield.                                Senior wrestler Phil Sehmer said, “I have
   Libertyville and Lake Forest will be at the      myself I’m pretty confident about winning,”             Although the team is small and has less        definitely improved since last year and from
Conference tournament and are ranked first          said Campezzi.                                      experience, there are individuals that do          the beginning of the season,”
and second in state.                                   ACHS teacher and coach Ron Hatfield feels        stand out.                                            The seniors credit most of their success to
   “It will be tough wrestling against              good about this seson.                                  “The seniors have shown a great effort. It’s   their coach Ron Hatfield.
Libertyville and Lake Forest. They're good             Hatfield said, “I have a feeling that four out   tough not having many of them on the team,”           “He helped all of us realize what our full
teams and are ranked in state,” said senior         of the six seniors will be all-conference.”         said Hatfield.                                     potential was and helped us to reach it,” said
wrestler Taylor Pechauer.                              The team’s record this season is 3-16.               There are six seniors on the team this         Swanson.
   Another team member has similar                  The Sequoits were at a disadvantage because         season. Their names and records are                    “Coaching these boys was great. There’s
feelings.                                           there are many younger wrestlers that were          Swanson, 16-11, Campezzi, 30-2, Kyle Stigler,      some real talent on this team," said Hatfield.
    “My only real threat at conference is           placed on varsity. Even with the younger team       16-11, Pechauer, 21-12, Phil Sehmer, 19-15,           The Sequoits will be wrestling in the North
Libertyville. If I can defeat them I believe I’ll   members, the Sequoits still can’t fill all of       and Cory Mueller, 21-15. They all feel they've     Suburban Conference Tournament tomorrow
do well,” said ACHS senior Drew Swanson.            their weight classes and have had to forfeit        improved throughout the season and are             at Wauconda High School.

                                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Korin Knutson
Above left: Senior Phil Sehmer pins a Wauconda wrestler, his record is 19-15. Above right: Mike Campezzi matched up against Wauconda. His record is
30-2. Sehmer and Campezzi are two of the six seniors on the Varsity team this season. During the regular season the team finished with a 3-16 record.

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