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 machines. 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... News.............................1 Index A $5 million gym Editorial........................5 addition has been scheduled to begin Opinion.........................6 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 2 News • Tom Tom January 30, 2004 continued from page 1 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 Crawford. 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. 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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 •jokes.com children. So in order for is always willing to review a site that is unnecessarily blocked, but Photo by Jacob Kwilosz •youth.org 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. •sparknotes.com 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 •ign.com 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 community. 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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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 school,” 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. 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Donna Savino Head Copy Editor www.sequoits.com/tomtom ACHS sophomore Travis Brown Copy Editors Martin Pazanin Ryan Reimer Megan Tkacy Layout & Design Editor Amber Campbell News Editor It is just too easy Katie Savino Feature Editor Cassie Turzy A & E Editor Danielle O'Young Sports Editor 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 plannedparenthood.com, 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 Adviser 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 Editorial are none the wiser. All editorials are written by 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. 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PUBLIC OPINION 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 weeks” • “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. 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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. Wedding Specialist Special Events Linden Barber Shop Benchmark Family Portraits High School Senior Portraits Linden Plaza Grand Ave. Environmental Anniversary Parties Lindenhurst, IL 60046 Services, Inc. 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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 Steve Smouse 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 www.marykay.com/donnastone 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 four under par at Countryside Golf Course Casual Dining With a Family Atmosphere Be wise: call the Tom Tom to advertise in Mundelein. Photo by Nathaniel Judson in the position, he will be missed when the new superintendent takes over the job on 847-587-1900 Open 6 days July 1, 2004. 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They won two of their routines; one Ben Bratton, Shanna Casey, Rob Ryan, Marie in the AAA kick category to ‘Luck be a Lady’ Heffernan, and current senior Cara Anderson 820 Anita Avenue by Frank Sinatra and another in the AAA funk portrayed the dramatic scene. Local ambu- Antioch, IL 60002-2490 category done to the beat boxing of Rhazel. lances, fire trucks, and even a flight for life The ‘lucky ladies’ came back to Antioch with helicopter were used to show what happens their second state championship in the his- when people drive drunk. The scene left a Phone 847/838-4775 tory of ACHS. large imprint on the hearts of the audience. It was an eye opening experience. 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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 kill-bill.com 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 deftones.com 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 pirates.movie.go.com 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 zwan.com 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 pixar.com 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 metallica.com Photo courtesy of lastsamurai.com 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 outkast.com 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. Photo courtesy of lordoftherings.net 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 Photo courtesy of 50cent.com 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. 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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 sonypictures.com 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 withtadhamilton.com 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?... 'Butterfly' is better 'Along Came Polly' is big than the on talent, small on laughs typical thriller Photo courtesy of butterflyeffectmovie.com 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 alongcamepolly.com 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. Service you can trust! Laursen Phone: (847) 838-1950 Fax: (847) 838-4288 Northern Illinois & Blackman Law Office of Men’s Senior Baseball League Retractable Awnings Christopher L. 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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 www.amfam.com celebrate football itself. spoke about the necessity of food memorable for all time. BILL D. STANLEY Sequoits to take on Blue Devils 111 CEDAR AVENUE P.O. BOX 355 LAKE VILLA, ILLINOIS 60046-0355 Office: 847-356-7672 Fax: 847-356-7899 E-Mail: email@example.com Last Friday, Antioch squared off the teams’ 19 first quarter points. B LIF 24-Hour Claims Reporting: 800-374-1111 By Amy Shouse LU E D IA M O ND C 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- Advertise with the award-winning Tom Tom team has remained strong against left in the third quarter, the score 52. 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 Specializing in Family Vacations. . . over Mundelein, by shooting a three pointers. conference 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 Certified Travel Consultant 11. Senior Chris Kiddoo provided quarter ended do against 345 Park Ave., Suite 7 847-395-2772 the defensive punch to stop the with Lake Forest Warren is play fourth quarter comeback by the up by eight. hard. We have Antioch, IL 60002 Fax: 847-395-1978 Mustangs. The Sequoits finished With 4:10 people who can 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 On Air... ACHS Students prepare to tackle PLUMBING COMPANY, INC. the slopes of the Phone (847) 395-6600 Cascade Mountain Fax (847) 395-0610 Resort ski area Dog Grooming BEST PETS LTD. By Marta Baginski Lake County’s Best-Pet Shop What do you call someone who’s Tricktionary 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 rotation. 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 collecting 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 not. On a Saturday night Antioch have considered been disrespectful. 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 Schoenfelder. According to Steve Wapon, a Gater. 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.” Stop Living In the Stone Age!! ADVERTISE WITH THE TOM TOM Call (847) 217-2282 Ask for Jill We are on the internet at www.sequoits.com Larry & Gayle Mondie Franchised Store Owners 442 Orchard Street Antioch, IL 60002 (847) 395-9530 10% off if you bring this ad in Ice Cream • Yogurt • Muffins • Coffee January 30, 2004 Tom Tom • Sports 19 37 5 20 Sports • Tom Tom January 30, 2004 Boys Basketball- Page 16 Ski & Snowboard Club- Page 17 Gymnastics- Page 18 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.