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					                                           Antioch Community High School                                     March 28, 2003
                                               1133 South Main Street                                       Volume 41, Issue 7
                                                  Antioch, IL 60002                               

                'Luck Be a Lady Sequoit'

                                                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Brenda Genengels
  STATE CHAMPS: Kicking to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "Luck Be a Lady", members of the ACHS dance team executed a first place performance of their
  routine at the IDTA State Finals held in Champaign, Illinois. The team also took third in the funk category.
                                                                                                                                         For full coverage, see BACK PAGE

                                                                                                   Donations nourish garden
                                                                                                   during development stage
                                                                                                   By Karly Guldan                                Water, and A.M.P.S, along with supplies and
                                                                                                                                                  tools from Wal-Mart.
                                                                                                      A $5,000 assistance reward from Chicago        This development will take effort, support,
                                                                                                   Botanical Gardens has been awarded to Karen    and involvement from students and staff
                                                                                                   Danner, Antioch Community High School          throughout ACHS.
                                                                                                   Biology and Physiology teacher, to aid her        According to Danner, most departments in
                                                                                                   efforts of remodeling the courtyard at ACHS.   the school will have a teacher who contributes
                                                                                                      Danner plans to make the courtyard into a   to the project. Stuart Church, from the Math
                                                                                                   garden in which many departments throughout    department, plans to have his classes build a
                                                                                                   the school will make use of.                                     see GARDEN page 3
                                                                                                      Along with the grant,
                                                                                                   Chicago          Botanical
                                                        Photo courtesy of Sydney Klocke            Gardens will provide
                                                                                                   professional help with
 As a part of a recent Task Force trip, ACHS Juniors Jillian Perzigian and                         landscaping equipment.
 Jenny Love visit with the children in Franklin High School's child care pro-                         “So, it is actually worth
 gram. The school provides child care to children of student parents.                              more than $5,000,” said
 The search continues. . .                                                                            Danner said she found
                                                                                                   out about this grant from

 Task force visits Philadelphia                                                                    one of her students,
                                                                                                   whose mother works
                                                                                                   for Chicago Botanical
  By Kyle Moncelle                                  Besides Love and Perzigian, other ACHS stu-    Gardens.
                                                 dents have accompanied the teachers on the           Students will begin the
   Members of the Task Force for Educational     model school visits. “It’s important to include   process of remodeling
Change at Antioch Community High School          student input on decisions that will impact the   the courtyard in April, yet
have been visiting model schools in order to     entire school,” said Perzigian.                   no noticeable change will
get ideas as to how to better ACHS.                 The Philadelphia trip focused on the talent    occur until next fall.
   The Task Force includes ACHS teachers as      development program at the school there. This        “We will start on the
well as students. Jenny Love and Jill Perzi-     program, said Perzigian, prepares the students    PSAE days of April 23
gian, both ACHS juniors, were among those        of the school for jobs outside of high school     and 24,” she said.
who went to model schools in Philadelphia.       and gives them a reason to stay in school.           In addition, Danner
“The purpose of the Task Force is to find dif-   These schools also had more programs for          will also receive dona-
ferent ways to improve the academic success                                                        tions from Sequoit Pride,
of ACHS,” said Love.                                       see TASK FORCE page 3                   Lake County Soil and

 Inside...                      WAR IN IRAQ:
                                WAR IN IRAQ:
                                                                                                                                  Plus...                                  Index
                                Why are we fighting
                                Why are we fighting
                                the war? The Tom Tom
                                the war? The Tom Tom
                                                                                                                                  LOCAL MUSIC:                     News..................1
                                                                                                                           Despite the difficulty                  Opinion..............6
                                takes a deeper look at
                                takes a deeper look at
                                                                                                                           of booking shows and                    Editorial.............7
                                the situation, and the
                                the situation, and the
                                history of the conflict.                                                                   lack of support from                    Feature...............8
                                history of the conflict.
                                                                 Like ink? Get an in-              Softball opens up their venues, local teen                      In Depth...........12
                                                                 side look at tattoos.             season with a victory.  bands are thriving.
                                          See PAGE 11                   See PAGE 8                       See PAGE 22                   See PAGE 14                 Sports...............19
  2     News • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                   March 28, 2003

 Protestors display concern over war  commented that this was because of          On top of the protesting, a
By Chris Jacobs                       the last minute nature of the event.     speaker was also heard at the rally.
   Concerned citizens and pacifists     “We started organizing [the rally]        Ahmad Sadri, a professor of
of Lake County rallied against the on Monday, and then started putting         Sociology at Lake Forest College
War on Iraq in the parking lot of up flyers. We even had a ten minute          and an expert on Iran read a
Pleviak Middle School on March interview on the radio,” said Fuller.           speech entitled, “Give peace a
15th from 10                                                        People     chance.”
to 12 a.m.                                                  of all ages           “I know we won’t be able to stop
   The rally                                                attended           the war, but protests like this will
was organized                                               the protest        express to the world that not all of
by two Lake                                                 in order to        America supports the actions of the
C o u n t y                                                 share their        Bush Administration,” said Sadri.
residents,                                                  views       and       Many people at the rally were
Ruth Fuller                                                 support            there not only to express their
and         Jan                                             others.            distaste for war, but also their lack
O’Malley.                                                           During     of faith in the president.
   “ W e                                                    the       rally,      “He has no good economic
organized the                                               numerous           policy, no health insurance policy,
rally when we                                               people held        and all he can talk about is war,”
realized there                                              up        signs    said protestor Bob Mac from
were none                                                   with peace         Waconda.
going on in                                                 symbols               “This war may be over in thirty
Lake County.                                                painted and        days, but the peace might take
It’s       very                                             drawn        on    thirty years.” Cara Beu, another
important to                                                them        and    protestor, also expressed a lack of
make a point                     Photo by Kyle Moncelle signs           that   faith in the Bush administration.
in a traditionally conservative read, “honk for peace.”                           “I don’t think he sees the                                                              Photo by Matt Ward
place that a large opposition           “Judging by the amount of honks        implication of his actions,” said        Pleviak school grounds played host to anti-war demonstra-
exists,” said Fuller.                 [we heard], we could tell there is a     Beu. “It’s my personal feeling that      tors on March 15. Ahmad Sadri (above) slams the Bush ad-
Although the turnout for the rally lot of silent support for peace out         war will only create more hatred         ministration for intervention in Iraq. Protestors (left) express
was only around fifty people, Fuller there,” said O’Malley.                    and more misunderstanding.”              their views to motorists on Route 83 in Lake Villa.

Tech Campus to be stripped of funding  currently in the editing stages.        Curriculum and Instruction, the          there are currently 212 applicants
By Kevin Kruthers
                                          The video features eight students,   students attending tech campus           for attending LCTC next year.
   The Washington Administration       representing the Culinary Arts,         have the opportunity to pursue              ACHS Junior Gary Romano,
has voted to cut funding in            Automotive, Television Production,      their interests in future careers, and   a student in Flinchum-Martin’s
the area of career technology          Computer Aided Drafting (CAD),          many of those students would drop        Television     production      class,
education, according to Lake           Emergency Medical Technician, Fire      out of high school if they did not       filmed for the video. According to
County Technology Campus (LCTC)        Fighter, and Child Care programs.       have those opportunities.                Romano, filming was done over the
director Dr. Linda Jedlicka In         ACHS Senior Aaron Patin                    “The goal of high school              course of three days, for a couple of
an effort to persuade the state        participated in the film as a           education is to train students with      hours a day. All of the footage was
government from following suit,        representative of the Culinary          the skills they need to succeed in       shot on the LCTC campus.
Jedlicka and the tech campus           Arts program. According to Patin,       some post-secondary field. By            While the government claims that
students and teachers are putting      he and the seven other students         eliminating vocational technology        budget cuts to career technology
together a presentation to display     were interviewed on the Television      programs, you are eliminating            education programs is that none
the importance and value of career     Production television set.              apprenticeships and experience           of those students will continue on
technology education to Illinois          “We talked about what got us         in post-secondary fields of              to college. According to Romano,
congressmen,        representatives,   interested in tech campus, the          education—that doesn’t make              many students in the Television
and the Illinois State Board of        things we do such as internships,       any sense,” said Klocke. “I think        Production class are planning on
Education.                             and our plans for the future and        the government is making a poor          going on to college, specifically          Photo by David Schmelzer
   The presentation will include a     how tech campus is going to get us      choice.”                                 Columbia University of Chicago.
                                                                                                                                                                LCTC students have teamed
video filmed by the LCTC Television    there,” said Patin.                        Both ACHS and LCTC are                “Tech campus gives you a head start     up in an attempt to persuade
Production class, led by Mrs. Sandy       According to Sydney Klocke,          planning as usual for the next           on the things that you are going to     the Illinois government to not
Flinchum-Martin. The video is          ACHS Assistant Principal for            school year. According to Klocke,        do in college,” said Romano.            cut tech campus funds.

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Garden                                                                                   and departments, Pam Pleviak,
                                                                                                                                  This is really a gas...
                                                                                                                                  Methane project
                                                                                         Fran Waible, Dan Mikal, Jennifer
                                                                                         Stennett, and Mark Ring all intend
                                                                                         to contribute to this project.
Continued from page 1                                                                       The layout and definite content

department, plans to have his
classes build a dome-shaped green
                                                  waterfall. She said she got involved
                                                  in the courtyard project because
                                                                                         of the garden is being decided. All
                                                                                         one hundred students in Danner’s
                                                                                         freshman Biology classes have
                                                                                                                                  by District 117 to
                                                                                                                                  save tax payers up
house.                                            she teaches Ecology and is the         created sketches of what they think
   “We are using the pattern of a                 advisor of the Environmental Club.     the garden should look like. She
soccer ball, which is made out                       “It’s going to be a long project.   has given all the students a list of

                                                                                                                                  to $1.1 million
of hexagons and pentagon. It will                 It won’t be accomplished in a few      things that must be included in
be about seven and a half feet                    days,” Johnson said.                   their designs, and they creatively fit
tall and nine feet in diameter,”                     Along with these ideas, the         all of these things into a map of the
said Church, “The concept is very                 Earth Science class wants to line      courtyard. She wants her students
useful in geometry class.”                        the walkway with labeled rocks         to design the layout of the garden                                           approved the school’s methane gas
                                                                                         because it is their garden and they      By Rick Mengyan
    Linda Zeman and the Foods                     of various types. The English                                                                                       project to proceed rapidly. Drilling
class wish to fit in a culinary                   teachers are planning a literary       should create it. The final design         A move by the Antioch Com- will start this week under McMillian
section to grow herbs and spices.                 zone for the garden. Also, Julie       should be decided on by mid-April.       munity High School board of road, when it is complete the new
Danner plans to include an aroma                  Elver and her art class are creating      Danner will receive the               education will save $50,000 to pipes will carry methane gas
therapy section for the Physiology                a mosaic sculpture as a focal          assistance reward after attending        $75,000 per year for 15 years. The from the landfill, to the Com Ed
class to study.                                   point, and Childcare intends to        several meetings to show the             heat generated from the electricity generators located just north of the
   Mary Ellen Johnson and her                     include a Storybook Garden for         progress of her project to the grant     production by the new methane tennis courts, and just east of the
Ecology classes want a water                      the preschool children.                committee of Chicago Botanical           gas generators will cut down on athletic entrance of the school.
feature, such as a pond or                           In addition to these teachers       Gardens.                                 expense.                              In addition to the construction
                                                                                                                                    Earlier this month, the village of the pipeline and generators,
                                                                                                                                                                                   the school board has

Tom Tom staff receives
                                                                                                                                                                                   approved a 99-year
                                                                                                                                                                                   lease of 40 acres of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Management’s

donation from state rep
                                                                                                                                                                                   landfill. For a total
                                                                                                                                                                                   of 99 dollars, or $1
                                                                                                                                                                                   a year, the school
                                                                                                                                                                                   can begin plans for
                                                                                         By Nathaniel Judson                                                                       athletic facilities on
                                                                                            Nearly $5000 worth of camera                                                           the 40 acres of land
                                                                                         and equipment found it's way into                                                         that has been recently
                                                                                         the hands of the local high school                                                        purchased.
                                                                                         newspaper staff, courtesy of Illinois                                                        The land will be
                                                                                         District 61 Representative JoAnn                                                          ready for seeding by
                                                                                         Osmond.                                                                                   Labor Day, according
                                                                                               Osmond presented Antioch                                                            to Dr. Dennis Hockey,
                                                                                         High School's Tom Tom staff with                                                          Superintendent        of
                                                                                         a Nikon D1H digital camera. This                                                          district 117.
                                                                                         is the high end camera used by                                                               There is still a plan
                                                                                         professional photographers and                                                            for the entire 120
                                                                                         can be seen on the sidelines of                                                           acres that is currently
                                                                                         most NBA, NFL, and other such                                                             being developed that
                                                                                         professional sporting events                                                              will not be hindered by
                                                                                            "JoAnn Osmond and her late                                                             the current plans for
                                                                                         husband and State Representative,                                                         the athletic facilities.
                                                                                         Tim Osmond, have been long-time                                                           Environmental
                                                       Photo by David Schmelzer          supporters of the Tom Tom staff,"                                                         consultants from DIRT
State representative JoAnn Osmond and son Michael present
                                                                                         said Michael Gordy, the staff's                            Photo by Nathaniel Judson Studio, E Squared,
                                                                                         adviser.                                                                                 which will be overseen
Tom Tom staff public relations director Craig Maniscalco with                               Tim Osmond also served as the         Construction for the building that will by the U.S. EPA
a Nikon digital camera. The camera is the high end 35mm                                  sports editor for the Tom Tom at         house the methane generators is in (Environmental
style used by professional publications.                                                 Antioch High School.                     progress on the ACHS campus.                     Protection Agency).

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Mayor's dream could become reality        According to Kessell, it is very    Stahl also added that the new               move to the new recreation center.        “That’s a big plus.”
By Shanna Casey                         costly to maintain the existing    recreation center will create a                   “We will definitely be staying [in        Currently, the Park Board
   Plans for the construction of a      [outdoor] pool                                       lot of new jobs,             our current location],” said Paul         is viewing presentations from
new recreation center in Antioch        at Williams Park, Rec Center Facilities especially for high                       Howard, director of the Antioch           different architectural firms on
are underway.                           so this pool may                                     school students,             Senior Center.                            possible design ideas.
   According to Lorie Stahl, director   replace the current Under Consideration including                      life          According to Howard, the                  The next step, according
of Antioch’s Parks and Recreation       one.                                                 guard jobs, for              current location of the senior            to Kessell, will be to ask the
Department, Mayor Taso Maravelas          The new center • Multi-Purpose Room the new pool, and                           center is ideal with two subsidized       community for their input as to
of Antioch, first brought up the idea   will be for all ages, • Child care Rooms             camp counselors.             senior citizen housing units and the      what they want in the center.
of building a new recreation center     according to Stahl.                                    O r i g i n a l l y,       Antioch Fire Department located              The Park Board will serve as
a few months ago.                         Stahl added that • Running Track                   the Board was                next door, and the Hiram Buttrick         an advisory board to the Village
   According to Antioch Park Board      the new center                                       considering                  sawmill, the Antioch Police Station,      Trustees, which means that they
member Tom Kessell, the plans are       will       probably • Exercise Area                  moving the Senior            and Piggly Wiggly close by.               will make a recommendation and
not very specific yet as to what the    house an aquatic                                     Center into the                 “We feel blessed,” said Howard.        the trustees will make the final
recreation center will house.           center, a gym, an • Field House                      new building, but            “The members of the center love it        decision.
   “We are in the initial stage of      exercise area, a • Swimming Pool                     this was met with            here. They consider it their second          It has not been determined yet
what we want to do for an aquatic       running track, and                                   opposition from              home.”                                    where the center will be built.
center or field house,” said Kessell.   a multi-purpose • Aquatic Center                     the local senior                As far as funding for the project         According to Kessell, no
   Right now, the Board is              room.                                                citizens.                    goes, the money will not have to          decisions have been made yet
considering several different items       There will also • Gymnasium                            According to             come from taxes paid by Antioch           concerning where the building will
for the recreation center, including    be rooms for child                                   Kessell, the senior          citizens.                                 go because the Park Board doesn’t
a pool and aquatic center in the        care, as well as the summer camp,  citizens have expressed that they are             “With Wal-Mart coming in, there        know how much room will be
building, in addition to a field        that will be run by the Parks and  happy with their current location at           will be funds available without           needed or how much room will be
house.                                  Recreation Department.             817 Holbek, and have no desire to              taxing citizens,” said Kessell,           available.

LPD proposes new shift changes                                                                                                         implemented,” said Moravec.
                                                                                                                                          “Our administrative staff is very open, so we are going to
                                                                                                                                       look into it and give it sincere thought,” said Moravec. He
By Matt Ward                                                      several months from now.                                             went on to say that if this policy is enacted it will support the
                                                                     “It is really going to be an experiment. An officer                          Mutual Aid program, where cities from many miles
   Lindenhurst residents may be seeing more police officers       is going to be asked to work an extra half a shift                                    away will provide all of the support they can
on the road in the distant future. The Lindenhurst Police         and we don’t know if they will be unmotivated                                           spare for situations that require a great deal
Department is currently looking into the possibility of           or lazy,” said Moravec.                                                                   of manpower.
increasing the length of police officers shifts.                     This revision of scheduling will                                                             The LPD is going to look to other
   “The officers have been looking at changing their days         provide benefits to the officers.                                                                departments who currently run this
from an 8 hour day to a 12 hour one,” said Commander Joe             “The officers proposed                                                                          schedule for guidance when making
Moravec of the Lindenhurst Police Department (LPD).               this to the command staff,                                                                         a decision for Lindenhurst.
   With a revised policy there would be one more officer on       in hopes to get their days                                                                           “There are a lot of other
the road at any given time. The additional officer would be       off in a rotation,” said                                                                           departments doing studies on this.
assigned to one of the three beats in Lindenhurst.                Moravec. He went on                                                                                One of the studies, is that over a ten
   “The patrolmen currently work 8 hour days with three           to explain that with a                                                                            hour day there may be decreased
shifts a day: one from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., one from 3 p.m. to       rotation, officers can                                                                            productivity due to fatigue,” said
11 p.m., and one from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.,” said Commander          more easily request days off                                                                Klahs. Both Klahs and Moravec feel that
Kevin Klahs of the LPD.                                           for personal matters.                                                                  if this is the case, department ticketing and
   There are several considerations under review before the          Klahs said that a change in shift length would allow for          citation statistics will be reduced.
proposal can be “sent up the chain of command” and enacted        more days off in addition to the flexibility.                           Patrolman Anthony Kropp was the officer to propose the
according to Klahs, but it could be enacted with in a month to       “If it will not benefit the public’s safety then it will not be   idea. He was unavailable for comment at press time.

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                                                                                                                            Task Force continued from page 1
                                                April                                                                       students who need help in school
                                                                                                                            and more programs for students
                                                                                                                                                                      and make progress here at ACHS.
                                                                                                                                                                         Another reason that the Task
                                                    A calendar of ACHS events                                               who want to excel.                        Force took trips to the model
                                                                                                                               “Seeing the Philadelphia schools       schools is to see some of the
                                                                                                                            made some of the problems here at         programs in action.
                                            Mon. Apr. 7         Home tennis match vs. Woodstock                             ACHS seem smaller. Some of the               “Many of the models seem
                                            Apr. 14-17          Teacher Appreciation Week                                   things that they have to deal with        interesting on paper, but to really
                                                                                                                            kind of makes the things that we          get a sense of actual practice, we

                                            Tues. Apr. 15       NHS meeting/Officer's Elections 6:00                        think are so huge, less important,”       need to see the real thing,” said
                                                                                                                            said Perzigian.                           Fran Waible, ACHS English teacher.
                                            Wed. Apr. 16        Academic Team National Knowledge Open

      qu s
                                                                                                                               Sydney Klocke, ACHS assistant             Two of the policies brought back
                                                                                                                            principal for curriculum and              from the two schools that Waible

   Se air
                                            Fri. Apr. 18        NO SCHOOL                                                   instruction, said that the reason         has visited are senior exhibitions,
                                            Tues. Apr. 22       Softball home vs. Stevenson 4:30                            that the Task Force is going on           a project required for graduation

                                                                                                                            these visits is to take ideas that        that are presented to a panel, and

                                            Apr. 24-26          Spring Play "Rumors" 7:30                                   would help to increase student            critical friends, which are groups of
                                                                                                                            achievement at ACHS.                      teachers who work together.
                                            Fri. Apr. 25        Prom Tickets go on sale                                        They are then going to try and          “These two ideas would work very
                                                                                                                            create a model that will work well        well here [at ACHS],” said Waible.

School board elections prove important                              Dziki, Kathleen Van Dien, and Reed Ano are running for
By Liz Whitehurst
                                                                    positions for the first time.
  The future of the District 117 Board of Education lies in the        Dr. Dennis Hockney said that part of the reason for the
hands of voters, who will hit the polls on April 1 to elect three   increased interest is probably the drug search issue, which
school board candidates in one of the most competitive and          received a lot of publicity. In December 2002, there was a
important elections in recent history.                              controversy between the Antioch Village Board and the Board
  This year, there are nine candidates running for three            of Education over the implementation of a policy that would
vacancies on the Board. In the last school board election in        allow for drug searches by specially trained police dogs.
1999, all three candidates ran unopposed. Prior to that, in            However, he said, that may not apply to all candidates. He
1995, there were six candidates running for three spots.            knows that some simply want to contribute to the community
  Joyce Heneberry, who has filled in for Larry Peterson since       in some way.
his resignation in November, is running unopposed for a two-           Relations between the Village of Antioch and the District
year term.                                                          117 Board of Education are another factor that makes this a
  Three incumbents, Sandy Jacobs, Ed Kozorowski and Kathy           unique election.
Werchek will try to continue their work on the Board. During           “Relations have been strained,” said Hockney, referring
their time on the Board, the group made decisions regarding         to the situation between the village board and the Board of
the remodeling and expansion of ACHS and the ongoing                Education. Hockney said that as long as he has been at ACHS,
construction of a second District 117 high school. They             relations have been “very positive” between the board and the
have also been involved in the upgrade of technology and the        village, he said. Since drug searches became an issue, things
creation of the Task Force for Educational Change.                  have changed.
  “Personally, I think we’ve done a lot for the Board,” said           These major changes make this election perhaps the most
Kozorowski. For instance, he said, they helped save taxpayers       important in recent history. The elected candidates will deal
money by using grants and creative financing when planning          with issues regarding the opening and operating of the new                                             Photos by David Schmelzer
construction on the new school.                                     school, particularly staffing. Also, the district’s goal is to make   Candidates for the District 117 School Board
  Vicki Axton, Thomas McConnell, Marty Geweke, David                the two District 117 schools comparable.                              election have put up signs throughout Antioch.

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        Perspectives • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                   March 28, 2003

Bring your attention back to the road                                                                                                                                   Letters to
                                                                                                                                                                        the Editor
                                      Point of View
                                                                                          the driver of the SUV was engrossed     thing.
                                                                                          in a cell phone conversation.              Along with cell phones and        Reader defends
                                                                                             This incident got me thinking        eating, today’s society pretty       columnist's work
                                           Marta Baginski                                 about the stupid things that people     much lives behind the wheel.
                                                                                          do when they are on the road. It’s      Some of the other ridiculous             Your columnist Chris
                                          The other day, I was enjoying the nice          absolutely ridiculous, and it makes     behind the wheel activities I’ve     Jacobs was accused by a letter
                                           weather driving down the highway in            me mad every time I see it happen.      seen recently are reading the        writer from Boston, MA of not
                                                                                                                                                                       researching for facts in Tom
                                             my Honda, when I noticed an SUV up           It’s funny that as living in America    paper, which is conveniently
                                                                                                                                                                       Tom’s December editorial page.
                                               ahead, edging itself from its middle       becomes more and more based             spread across the dashboard
                                                                                                                                                                       Chris, don’t take that type of
                                                lane onto the left lane where I was       on convenience, people are losing       and putting on makeup, in            criticism seriously. You are an
                                                 at. At first, I thought that maybe       their common sense.                     which case, the driver isn’t even    American Democracy Patriot, as I
                                                  the driver was just falling asleep,        Would people rather not eat          in their seats! Moms, will you       am, and not a Rightist Nationalist.
                                                   so I honked the horn, hoping           their dinner at a nice table with       please wait till you get home to         Rightists favor an anti-
                                                    that they will realize what they      the aroma of dinner filling the air,    turn around and beat the heck        Democracy agenda i.e., ‘get big
                                                     are doing and bounce back            surrounded by their family? What        out of your kids for asking you      Government out of our lives’ (let
                                                      into their lane.                    is it that puts people to the point     too many questions?                  Fascism reign). He complains
                                                           That didn’t work, and          where they shovel food down their          One of the worst things about     that Chris’ interest in curbing
                                                        time was running out. I was       throats behind the wheel like there     situations like these is when this   DWI deaths (and NRA gun
                                                        braking, but it was clear I       is no tomorrow? Beside the fact         type of person hits your car on      related deaths) would be too
                                                         would not be able to stop        that they might hit a pothole, choke    the road, they’ll get out of their   much for this ‘one’ President
                                                          in time, and with each          on their food, and die, they just       car, say its not their fault and     because he has to concentrate
                                                          second, the SUV was more        might cause an accident and bring       tell you that what they were         on his revenge/oil war on Iraq,
                                                       in my lane. Because there          other people to the McDonald's of       doing behind the wheel had           then N. Korea then Venezuela.
                                                    were many cars on the road,           the underworld down with them.          absolutely nothing with hitting      He goes on to rehash Bush Jr.’s
                                                                                             And what is so important that        you. I hate to break it to you,      justification for war against
                                                     there was nowhere else to
                                                                                                                                                                       Iraq i.e., Hussein killed his own
                                                       go, so in a last ditch effort, I   needs to be discussed behind the        people, it does.
                                                                                                                                                                       people; Hussein has produced
                                                        swerved into the emergency        wheel? I think its safe to say that        Many people think that it’s
                                                                                                                                                                       WMDs; Hussein breached U.N.
                                                         lane and barely missed the       casual conversations can wait until     all about skill. It’s not. Try       resolutions; and Hussein is a
                                                           SUV, which, by now, was        you’re not gambling with your life      telling the police officer after     terrorist.
                                                             almost fully in my lane.     and the lives of the people around      you caused a fatal accident that         Now look at how many Rush
                                                               Furious, I sped up         you, because, keep in mind, you         you thought you were skilled         Limbaugh type misconceptions
                                                                 and got back on the      are sitting in a couple tons of steel   enough to read and drive at the      were generated: (1) this ‘one’
                                                                  left lane, but not      and glass of a moving vehicle.          same time, and see what they         President expanded “big
                                                                    before I saw out         If     it’s    an      ‘important’   say. Let’s face it; even the best    government” in many area’s
                                                                      of the corner       conversation, why not just pull         of drivers can’t pay attention to    including a 72,000 Federal
                                                                           of my eye,     over and talk? Driving while not        everything, all the time. So with    employee ‘Department of
                                                                               that       paying attention to the road with       that said, do humanity a favor;      Homeland Security’ that would
                                                                                          a nervous breakdown because             wrap the value meal back up,         fit in perfectly with helping
                                                                                          you’re breaking up with your            cap the lipstick, turn off the       curb DWI and NRA gun related
                                                                                          significant other is not a good         phone, and just drive, already!      deaths. (2) President Clinton
                                                                                                                                                                       had eight highly successful years
                                                                                                                                                                       of managing Foreign Policy, the
                                                                                                                                                                       Economy, the Budget Deficit,
                                                                                                                                                                       Crime, etc. He did all this with
                                                                                                                                                                       one arm tied by the Rightist
                                                                                                                                                                       Conspirators. (3) Hussein did
                                                                                                                                                                       put down an insurrection that
                                                                                                                                                                       killed 5,000 Kurds with weapons
                                                                                                                                                                       given to him by his friends:

Think before you protest
                                                                                                                                                                       Reagan, Bush Sr., Rumsfeld,
                                                                                                                                                                       Cheney, etc., to fight against Iran
                                                                                                                                                                       18 years ago. (4) Hussein isn’t
                                                                                                                                                                       in a class with Israel (40) and
Before publicly demonstrating your         Not to mention you will suffer the                                                                                          Turkey (25) as having the most
views on the war on Iraq, whether in
support of protesting against, please
                                           consequences your actions. While you
                                           have a right to protest, you do not have       Think About It                                                               breaches of UN Resolutions.
                                                                                                                                                                           Keep up the good work Chris.
think carefully about what you are
doing. What cause are you really
                                           the right to overstep the rules of your
                                           school. If you wish simply to display
                                                                                               Kevin Kruthers                                                                           -Bernard Timmer
advocating? Are you exploiting an          your beliefs passively, you may do so          Do you completely understand the                                                               Antioch Resident
anti-war rally for some other cause,
such as anti-abortion or animal
                                           by messages on your clothing, wearing          actions Bush is taking in his pre-                                           Antioch resident
                                           armbands, etc., and you have every             emptive strike on Baghdad? Do you
rights? If so, don’t participate—          right to do so.                                understand the entire operation as a                                         pulls for Porch
you’re ruining it for those who are        A more difficult aspect you must               whole? If so, have you considered the                                           Sixteen months ago Barbara
there to protest war.                      reflect on before demonstrating your           pros and cons, or whether the situation                                      Porch, our Village Trustee, was
You must also consider whom you            opinions is whether you are actually           is being handled correctly?                                                  instrumental in keeping Paul
are trying to influence? The answer to     educated on the topic. Do you know             If you have not considered these things,                                     Howard as Director of the Senior
this question can have a lot to do with    all of the facts of the history of the         you are not making an educated decision                                      Center.
your means of demonstration. Think         conflict with Iraq? Are you aware of           on the issue. It would be ridiculous                                            She has been an invaluable
about whom you wish to influence           the manner in which Saddam Hussein             for you to then try and pass yourself                                        advocate for the Senior Center
before you act. For example, if you        came into power, and the atrocities            off as an activist for either side. Going                                    ever since and an effective liaison
wish to influence the government,          Iraq has suffered because of it?               with your knee-jerk reaction and then                                        between the Senior Center and the
walking out of school during your          Have you followed the war on terrorism?        publicly demonstrating your feelings                                         Village Board.
government class with several of           Have you read the newspaper and                can do your cause more harm than                                                For the sake of the Senior
your friends will do nothing in terms      watched the news consistently for the          good. There are people out there that                                        Center and the citizens of the
of drawing attention to your beliefs.      past two years, following all of the           will know that your opinions carry no                                        Village of Antioch, it is imperative
Maybe if your entire school walked         actions of the government? Have you            credibility because you don’t know                                           that Barbara Porch be re-elected
out, as well as several other schools      not only received all of the available         what you are talking about. You are                                          to the position of Antioch Village
in your community, you just might          facts, but also weighed them against           going to look like an idiot, and                                             Trustee on April 1st.
attract some statewide attention.          your own beliefs and values, as well           your entire party could easily be
Even so, nothing will happen. You          as discussed them with other educated          stereotyped as well. Where does that leave you?                                                 -Tony Viverito
are not going to stop the war.             individuals?                                   Think before you protest.                                                       Antioch Senior Center Member
March 28, 2003                                                                                                       Tom Tom • Editorial


                                                                                                                        Tom Tom Staff
 Arrogance to indifference...                                                                                                    Editor-in-Chief
                                                                                                                                     Matt Ward

 U.S. bickers with own countrymen
                                                                                                                               Managing Editor
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   The past week has been both           The war has an effect on              stand up for putting an end to                 Head Copy Editor
 expected and shocking. President      everybody. Given that, everybody        violence, and feeling threatened.                 Ashley Ginascol
 Bush has taken military action        has a right to present his or her       Everybody’s goal is the same in                    Copy Editors
 against Iraq with the aid of few      thoughts on it. Whether it is by        this current situation.                          Marta Baginski
 allies.                               protesting, making pins, or even          We all share the same concerns,               Craig Maniscalco
   Bombs have been exploding,          displaying a bumper sticker, we         and the only thing keeping us              Layout & Design Editor
 people are dying, and yellow          need to respect other peoples’          from uniting is the sense that we                   Sean Beverly
 ribbons are going up. Many            views on current issues. There          all have to be all for the war, or                  News Editor
 families are one short at the         have been too many complaints           completely against it. This is the                 Kevin Kruthers
 dinner table, the missing mother,     about people showing their views        wrong approach.                                   Feature Editor
 father, or child protecting our       on the war, whether they are for or       Our responsibilities as                           Liz Whitehurst
 nations interests abroad.             against it. People at organized         Americans are to find common                        A & E Editor
   The television networks are                                                 ground. Aside from all the                         Lindsey Bailey
                                       protests were berated and made to
 overrun with reporters living with    feel inferior                                                    protests,                 Sports Editor
                                                                                                                                    Andy Pruski
 the troops, in hopes of capturing     and incorrect                                                    pins, and

                                                                                                                                   Photo Editor
 some action to send back to us.       for showing                                                      bumper                  Carrie Strickland
 Every news channel glows with         that they care      People at organized protests were            stickers,            Photo Coordinator
 maps indicating where troops are      about the          berated and made to feel inferior and it is safe
                                                                                                                                    Rochel Rieb
 stationed, and where we think key     actions taking incorrect for showing that they care              to say our       Art and Graphics Editor
 enemies are hiding.                   place with our about the actions taking place with               primary                     Tracy Porch
   The United States of America        soldiers.          our soldiers. How can we expect               concern as           Circulation Editors
 has always kept a wary eye on           How can          to create peace among distant         “       Americans                  Chris Jacobs
 powerful countries while folding      we expect to       countries if we cannot even accept            is for the
 a protective wing over insecure       create peace       the different ideas within our own?           safety of                        Staff
 ones. We have always fought from      among distant                                                    our troops              Shanna Casey
 a position of strength, and for the   countries if                                                     and the                  Karly Guldan
 purpose of gaining or maintaining     we cannot even accept the different     preservation of justice.                        Nathaniel Judson
 freedom. Americans have the           ideas within our own? This is a           We are wasting time arguing                     Tim Lorenzini
 unique right to demonstrate their     toxic behavior that poisons our         with each other, and we should                     Aaron Patin
 opinions, and are expected to do                                              consider those who are not able                 David Schmelzer
                                       spirits. People who are favor of
 so. It is only when we degrade        the war cite the protection against     to be here now. Stop judging
 each other for showing our            future attacks, and the need to put     those who chose to vocalize their                 Michael Gordy
 beliefs, those problems become        a stop to feeling threatened.           concerns, and start focusing on
 apparent.                               People against the war also           what is really going on overseas.

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  8     Features • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 28, 2003

                                                                                                                  Tattoos allow
                                                                                                                  self expression                                                                          who want tattoos. “[Price] depends
                                                                                                                  By Tracy Porch
                                                                                                                                                                                                           on how much time was spent on
                                                                                                                     They have been a decoration for                                                       creating it. The standard price is
                                                                                                                  the human body for over 5,000                                                            approximately one hundred dollars
                                                                                                                  years, and there is no sign of them                                                      per hour,” Koslik said.
                                                                                                                  going away any time soon. Tattoos                                                           In Illinois, one must be 21 to get
                                                                                                                  have enabled people to express                                                           a tattoo. In Wisconsin, one only has
                                                                                                                  themselves, including students at                                                        to be 18.
                                                                                                                  Antioch Community High School.                                                              ACHS junior Jennie Dewar wants
                                                                                                                     John Rauch, ACHS senior, said                                                         a tattoo, but discovered she wasn’t
                                                                                                                  of his tattoo of Jack Skellington, "I                                                    allowed due to her age. “I don’t
                                                                                                                  think that tattoos allow people to                                                       understand why you have to be 18
                                                                                                                  express themselves by use of their                                                       [in Wis.] to get a tattoo as long as
                                                                                                                  bodies,” Rauch said.                                                                     you have your parents’ permission,”
                                                                                                                     Pain is an issue for students who                                                     said Dewar. It is illegal to get a
                                                                                                                  want body art. “It isn’t the coloring                                                    tattoo, even with your parents
                                                                                                                  that hurts, it is the black outlining                                                    permission, if you are under 18.
                                                                                       Photo by Tracy Porch
                                                                                                                  that is the worst,” said Rob Koslik,                                                        The craving for bodily art will
                                                                                                                  from the tattoo parlor on Route 173                                                      continue, and young people will
Rob Koslik, who owns the tattoo parlor on Route 173, tattoos an eagle on Bob Johnston.                            in Antioch.                                                                              continue to get them as soon as
Johnston's tattoo is on his chest, which is one of most painful places to have a tattoo.                             Price is another issue for students                                                   their birthdays come around.

Teachers engage students with I-Search paper       The idea was originally introduced by feeling of ownership and seniors are capable
By Shanna Casey                                                                                                                                                                      have already found or re-searching.
                                                 John Whitehurst, ACHS English teacher, as a of choosing their own topic according to                                                   “The idea is to find information on a topic
   As graduation draws closer and the weath-     replacement for the existing senior research Waible.                                                                                that you’re truly interested in,” stated White-

er gets nicer, many seniors grow restless and    paper. Whitehurst got the                                         “[The I-Search] is an                                             hurst.
it becomes harder and harder to keep them        idea from a conference                                         intellectual challenge of                                               ACHS senior Laura Bookwalter has chosen
interested in their schoolwork.                  that he attended based on The idea is to find infor-           'what do I want to know,'”                                           to do her I-Search on weddings, covering ev-
   One project that teachers use to engage se-   a book called “I-Search” mation on a topic that                said Waible.                                                         erything from customs to traditions to prices
niors is a research paper where they choose      by Kenneth McRory.                                                The choice of topics                                              of the average wedding items.
a topic and do their own research.                 “We wanted a new fresh you're truly interested in.           provides for a broader                                                  Bookwalter chose this topic because “wed-
   The I-Search paper has existed for 15 or
16 years, according to Fran Waible, Antioch
Community High School English teacher and
                                                 idea,” said Waible. “It is a
                                                 very positive assignment.”
                                                   In the I-Search paper,
                                                                                             -John Whitehurst variety of topics which
                                                                                              English Teacher are more engaging, ac-
                                                                                                                cording to Whitehurst.
                                                                                                                                                                                     dings are something that everyone has to go
                                                                                                                                                                                        So far, Bookwalter feels that her project has
head of the ACHS English department.             seniors are allowed to                                            According to Whitehu-                                             been going very well. The primary difficulty
   The I-Search paper is used for seniors        choose a topic on which to do an in-depth rst, the idea of the I-Search is to do “original                                          she has had while working on the paper is
in the AP English and World Literature and       research paper.                               research” or find your own information                                                getting the three interviews that are required
Composition classes.                                Being able to choose the topic creates a rather than finding information that others                                             for it.

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Prom proves to be more than a party                                                                                                                             the corsage, they are about done.
                                      and then doesn’t think much about       after choosing a                                     no miscommunication
By Ashley Ginascol                    it until probably the week before,      college      is                                       with plans.                 They get to relax while their dates
   When spring rolls around           but girls do things much differently.   choosing a                                                “Last year we had       lose sleep over whether too many
students get excited for all the         In a girl’s mind, the earlier you    dress. Dress                                          so many people in           girls in their group have a dress the
activities coming up: spring break,   get a date, the less stressful it is,   shopping                                              our group that it got       same color as their own.
classes winding down for the year,    so the asking process usually           usually takes                                          confusing.       Things         As long as one prioritizes and
but most importantly, prom.           starts as early as the beginning of     at least two                                            turned out alright,       plans, everything will work out.
   Prom this year is                           April. Many students think     shopping trips                                          but it was crazy trying
being held May 17.                                            of creative     to find the                                              to make plans for
   With most formal                                           ways to ask     perfect one. “I                                           so many people,”
dances, preparations                                         their dates      can never find a                                          said ACHS senior
don’t usually start                                          to attend the    dress on my first                                          Ashleigh Honaker.
until a few weeks                                            biggest night    try. I usually end                                            After      group
prior to the actual                                         of the year       up going to a few                                          plans have been
date, but most                                              with them (see    places just to                                              arranged, almost
experienced prom-                                           photos).          make sure that                           everything is done in a girl’s mind.
goers know that                                                Once     the   I find the perfect dress,” said         All that is left are the little things:
preparations for                                           asking      has    Antioch Community High School           order the boutonniere, buy a garter,
this dance begin                                           been done, the     senior Jenna Diemer.                    and make a hair appointment. After
much         sooner.                                       next     biggest      Once the dress has been bought,      weeks of planning, everything is
And as much as                                            task for a          the next most important mission is      ready to go.
girls wouldn’t like                                       girl, and quite     securing a group to go with.               Compared to all the hustle and
to admit it, they                                         possibly      the      It is important to make sure that    bustle that girls go through, guys
are the ones who take weeks to        m o s t             important           everyone in your group is aware         it is a different story. Once they        Photos by Tim Lorenzini
prepare. A guy usually asks a girl,   choice of her high school career        that they are in it, so that there is   have a date, rent a tux, and order        and David Schmelzer

  Spring break is coming up quick – so quick, in fact that it
 starts Monday, March 31. Maybe you’re going on vacation
 – Cancun, Hawaii, Florida, Europe. Or maybe you’re just
 going downtown to Chicago to have some fun with your

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 But which camera is the best? Picking out a cardboard
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    The Tom Tom conducted a test
 using four different single use
 cameras. Each camera was a
 different brand, but they were all
 equipped with a flash and used 800
 ISO, 35mm film.
    The Tom Tom staff shot 12
 photos indoors, (six without
 flash, and six with flash) and 15
 photos outdoors, filling up each 27
 exposure camera.
    Three photographers, unaware
 of which photos belonged to which
 camera, then judged the photos
 comparing sharpness, color, price,
 and made other � �������� � ����� ��� � ����� �� ����� ����� �������� ����������������
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         Features • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                                March 28, 2003

Studies show most teens fail to exercise
By Marta Baginski                                   accustomed to just taking
                                                    the easy way out and not
    Look back to your last few gym classes.         exercising," said Jenny Ano,
Has the teacher ever asked the class to do 20       ACHS junior, who works at
pushups for warm-ups before daily activities?       Antioch’s Jungle Gym.
Chances are that he or she has. Usually, a             Some say another thing
little more than half of the kids moan and          that has an influence on
groan, while doing things not even worthy of        teens’ lifestyles are the
being called a pushup. Does this sound like         examples that parents set for
you? If so, you’re not alone. According to the      them. Competing with TVs,
American Council on Exercise, only about 38         computers, and video games
percent of teens get enough exercise these          for time isn’t easy. The saying
days. That means the rest of them are leading       “like father, like son” has a
couch-potato lives and are on the path for a        whole new meaning in the
lifestyle filled with problems.                     case of fitness, as sedentary
                                                    parents shape sedentary kids.
                   Why?                                “They should stop buying
   It seems like people lately have been trying     so much junk food and set
to find every excuse possible for why they are      a good example by eating
not fit. Most recently, McDonalds was sued in       healthy, maybe going to the
a case that their food was making America           gym once a week, and doing
fat.                                                things as a family that involve
   “The people know the food is fattening. If       exercising,” said Ano.
they decide to eat fattening foods, then it is
their fault they are getting fat. McDonald’s just     Now what?
provides the food; it’s not as if McDonalds is         Research shows that exercise is essential        “A healthy amount of exercise would be 3-      and 40’s. A possible explanation for this is
forcing us to eat the food.” Said Katy Clarke,      to a healthy lifestyle. Not getting enough       5 times a week for 30 minutes per session. Of     that gym memberships are not cheap. So,
ACHS junior.                                        exercise can lead to poor blood circulation,     course, you get exactly what you put in; you      even if teens have the motivation to go and
   Other habits that teens have also make an        less energy, higher cholesterol, and increase    can expect a different result if you exercise 3   get in shape, particularly in the winter, there
impact on their level of fitness.                   risk of disease, to name a few.                  times, rather than 5,” said Debbie Rummel,        isn’t anywhere to go.
     “I think that teen smoking is also a big          New at Antioch Community High School this     head of ACHS PE Department.                          “I think we should have a place where
cause [of teen’s lack of fitness], as well          year is the policy that Tuesdays and Thursdays      So what can be done about all this? Well,      teens can go and get in shape that doesn’t
as drugs, and laziness. Also, with all the          are devoted specifically to improving fitness.   according to some of the employees of the         cost as much as gyms do," commented Ano.
modern inventions, a lot of work isn’t needed       However, are these two, not very strictly        Jungle Gym, a majority of the people that         "I know most kids my age can’t afford a
to do most things, so teens have become             enforced, half an hour long days enough?         come in to work out are people in their 30’s      membership to a gym.”

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                                                    ANY AMERICANS ARE NOT SURPRISED
                                                    that the United States is going to war
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                                                    months now. However, many don't
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                                                    sending troops to Iraq. The United
                                          States and other coalition members have been
                                          planning to disarm the Iraqi military since
                                          the end of the first Gulf War. So what are our
                                          reasons for going to Iraq? And what's going on
                                          at home? See page 12 to learn the history of our

                                          military involvement in Iraq, what Billy Mitchell
                                          Air Force Base is doing to help the families
            Sean Beverly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coalition Nations

                                   United States                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Iraq

                                                                                                                                                                                           Iraq                                                                                                                  Non-Coalition

   Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait when Sad-
   dam accused Kuwait of violating oil

    .                                                                .                                                                  .                                                                .                                                              .
   production limits established by the                                                                                         The United Kingdom and the United States                                                                                          Bush gave Saddam an ultimatum.

                                                                A coalition of 39 countries began

    .                                                                .                                                                                                                                   .                                                              .
   Organization of the Petroleum Export-                                                                                        launched a series of air-raids on Iraq,                                                                                           Either Saddam and his sons leave
   ing Countries (OPEC). Which caused                           bombing Iraq which was the start                                because Iraq would not let the UN weapon                           Bush urged Saddam Hussein to allow UN                          Iraq within 48 hours or the U.S. will

    .                                                                .                                                                  .                                                                .                                                              .
   the oil prices to drop quickly.                              of the Persian Gulf War.                                        inspectors into suspected weapons sites.                           weapons inspectors to return to Iraq.                          take military action.

                                                                  17 January 1991                                                    December 1998

    .                                                                .                                                                                                                                   .                                                              .
    August 1990                                                                                                                                                                                        November 2001                                                17 March 2003

    .                               .                                .                               .                                  .                              .                                 .                            .                                 .                                    .
                                    .                                                                .
                                                                                                     .                                                                 .
                                                                                                                                                                       .                                                              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .                                                                      .
                                 November 1990
                            The UN Security Council approved the use
                            of force to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait
                                                                                                     11 April 1991
                                                                                                The UN Security Council declared the Persian
                                                                                                Gulf War formally over. Iraq was to destroy all
                                                                                                                                                               October -November 2001
                                                                                                                                                            Iraq was suspected of being involved in bio-terrorist attacks
                                                                                                                                                            which killed five Americans who had come in contact with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   February 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The U.S. went before the UN to give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 evidence of why they should take ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       20 March 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The U.S. fired missiles at a bunker in Baghdad,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             where it was suspected that Saddam Hussein and
                            if they did not leave by 15 January 1991.                           of its biological and chemical weapons.                     Anthrax.                                                             tion against Iraq.                          other military officials were located.

                                                                                                                          one weekend a month at the base and a two week                                     “I always saw the pledge as something right to do,

                                                                  coastline stretches approximately 58 kilometers.
                                                                    Iraq is known for its natural resources of natural long tour to destinations halfway around the world,
                                                                  gas, phosphates, sulfur, and petroleum.                 plus whatever other time is spent away from home
                                                                                                                                                                                                           but now that I’m enlisting in the Air Force and our
                                                                                                                                                                                                           country is taking military action in Iraq I say it loud             Q:Are you action against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in Iraq?

                                                                                                                          at the base.                                                                     and proud,” said P.J. Reasons, ACHS junior.                              hmen

                                                                  Family life
        raq is a country with a difficult terrain and                                                                                                                                                        According to James Phibs, who works with the                     Fres
                                                                                                                            “It’s a very stressful time,” said Pedersen.
        quickly changing weather. The terrain is one                                                                        Age appropriate packets are sent out to people who                             administration of the Navy Chicago recruiting, there                                                           62%

        of mountains, desert, and marshlands.                                                                             may be affected by the absence of a loved one.                                   has been a large increase in the amount of people                               res                                   77%
          Marshes are found along the Iranian border                       amily life can be full of tension and drama,      The different support groups meet to provide                                  enlisting since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Since the           Soph
in the south with large flooded areas, and mountains                       but being part of a military family only adds comfort for one another and to learn how to deal                                  Iraq campaign, the amount of students enlisting had                                          23%
line the borders of Iran and Turkey. Iraq is mostly                        to the stressful atmosphere. The military with the added stress caused by an estranged family.                                  increased with an even larger force.                                                                               67%
desert with mild to cool winters with dry, hot,                            does its best to aid in the stress that family There are different types of classes depending on the                              “I worry a little, but I still feel the same as the day          Junio
cloudless summers.                                                members may endure while their loved ones are needs of the people in the area, and the location of                                       I enlisted with the Marines. The war has not changed                                              33%
  “ You wouldn’t believe how quick the temperature                serving their country.                                  people.                                                                          my mind," said William Cree, ACHS senior.                                                                                 79%
changes. During the day you’ll be sweating, and at                  440th Air Reserves Billy Mitchel Field Air Force Base                                                                                    According to Phibs, when someone is in their                     Seni
night you’ll think you're going to freeze,” said Donald
Strickland, veteran of the Gulf War.
                                                                  in Milwaukee, Wis. provides information, assistance
                                                                  and support to the approximate 1400 families in                      Students enlist                                                     country's armed forces, it’s a normal job, though they
                                                                                                                                                                                                           are always training for the day their country will call

   In the northern mountainous regions or Iran and                their unit.                                                                                                                              them to service.
Turkey, locals experience extremely cold winters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Total
                                                                    According to Angela Pedersen, Director of Family                 veryday Antioch Community High School                                   “If my country needs me, I’m there ready to do                                                    32%
The winters have extremely heavy snows which cause                Support at the 440th Air Reserves Billy Mitchel Field              students are given the option to say the                              whatever asked, “ said Michael Fair, ACHS senior
major flooding in the spring. Iraq is 437,072 square              Air Force Base, separation from family members is                  pledge. However, to those students who                                that enlisted in the Air Force.                                                       For             Against
kilometers. To get a mental picture of the size, Iraq             challenging, especially for children.                              have chosen to enlist in the armed forces                               Though the military action is taking place overseas,
is slightly larger than twice the size of Idaho. The                Members of the reserve are committed to working the pledge has taken on a whole new meaning.                                           the war is closer than Americans may realize.
 14 Arts & Entertainment • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                       March 28, 2003

          Most people view
           Chicago as the
  launching pad for up and
  coming bands in the midwest;
  however, there is an
  abundance of local talent as

  well. Some of these musicians
  may possibly have the
  potential to make it all the way
  into the national spotlight.

Local bands rock the Antioch VFW
BY David Schmelzer                                               showed up, but remained in their                                             responsibility in making sure that they would be
                                                                 parked squad car for the whole night.                                         invited back to the venue by reprimanding the
   With the lack of venues for local concerts in the past year   The concert security was told to keep
or two, chances of seeing a good show without having to drive
out to Chicago, or at least Cook county are getting pretty
                                                                 all of the attendees either in the venue,
                                                                 or in an area of about 10 feet by 15 feet
slim.                                                            in front of the door.                                                        select few of the crowd that was pushing the limits
   In addition to the disruptive crowds and over-reacting                                                                                    of safety.
figures of authority, for a while, local bands that were
practically identical in sound, playing pop-punk and emo,
reigned over the Antioch/Lake Villa/Lindenhurst scene. For
                                                                  SKYWALKER                                                                    The last scheduled band to play was Fireshed. It
                                                                                                                                            was refreshing to see an Antioch band that played
                                                                    Skywalker played a driving set of emotional rock,                      some down to earth rock, mixed with some blues, and
the duration, many people lost hope of seeing a good show in                                                                              some exhilarating guitar solos.
their hometown.                                                  which was entertaining to a point, but definitely not
   In the past few months though with help from open minded      a highlighting factor during the show. This was
venues, Drew Curtis and several local bands, concerts have
been popping back up in places like the Venetian Village Hall,
                                                                 Skywalker's fourth public performance since their
                                                                 start in December of 2002.
the Lake Villa VFW, and on March 14: the Antioch VFW.
                                                                                                                                                   THE DEAD
   On the March 14 show, the lineup consisted of Carthage
Hope, Vice, Skywalker, Never Look Back, and Fireshed.
                                                                                                                                             There were definitely some Chicago vibes coming
                     VICE                                         LOOK BACK                                                                out of their music.
                                                                                                                                             The last surprise of the night though was the
                                                                                                                                           unscheduled performance of the Gurnee metal band,
  The night was filled with surprises. Vice, a metalcore band       Never Look Back, who has been around for a                     Amongst the Dead. They brought a new meaning of metal
comprised of two ACHS freshmen and one Emmons eighth             year or two now, really moved the crowd with their interesting    to Antioch – something many have only seen in the past in
grader, had extremely impressive skill and writing talent --     mix of sounds, including punk, hard rock, and periodic            areas closer to, and in the city. The looks on some of the
especially considering their age.                                lightness.                                                        faces in the crowd also testified to this. Even though the time

        The man everyone turns to
    In between Vice and Skywalker’s sets, the Antioch Police        What was also nice to see for a change was the band taking     limitations forced Amongst the Dead to only play three songs,
                                                                                                                                   their performance was still extravagant.
                                                                                                                                      This event has provided hope for bands on the local scene.

                                          Drew Curtis is the man all the                           TT: Do you see a big difference between the scene now and how it was
                                          local bands turn to for the hook                         two years ago?
                                          up. Curtis sets the local bands up                       DC: Oh yeah, two years ago it seemed to me like only a few bands really owned the scene
                                          with show bookings, free sound                           and that was it. Now there are more young bands with talent making it because it’s really
                                          equipment, and venues. Aside from                        friendly to them.
                                          all this, Curtis also plays drums in
                                          Skywalker.                                               TT: Would you say the bands in Antioch are close?
Tom Tom: How do you feel about Antioch’s local scene?                                              DC: Definitely. I’ve been with most of these guys all throughout high school. I’m even
Drew Curtis: It’s pretty diverse and it’s cool because the people here are interested in more      sticking around after high school to put on shows because of it.
than one style of music.
                                                                                                   TT: What would you like to see in the future for the scene?
TT: Would you say the scene is strong?                                                             DC: One thing I’d appreciate a lot is if people were a little more respective of the places we
DC: Yeah, I’d say it’s pretty strong because of all the upcoming bands.                            play and the time and effort it takes to get a show booked.

TT: Are venues to host shows hard to find?
DC: It’s definitely hard and it’s only getting harder.

                                                                                                                                                                  Photos by David Schmelzer
March 28, 2003                                                                                                                      Tom Tom • Arts & Entertainment                          15
Local talent rocks the house. . .                                                                                                                              A Masterpiece

Coldplay amazes fans
                                                                                                                                                                A Must
                                                                                                                                                                 A Maybe
                                With sudden movement on
                                 stage, all eyes widened and
                                                                 brought out, and eventually,
                                                                 the band came out, too. Our                                                                      A Mistake
BY tracy porch                   focused on the stage crew       long and patient wait was
   For those Coldplay fans       setting up equipment. A         finally rewarded.
that were not able to snag
a sold out ticket for their
                                 man came out and explained
                                 where the nearest exits were
                                                                    Going right into the first
                                                                 song, the crowd began
                                                                                                  New releases reviewed by Tom Tom
recent show, this reviewer       located, and what to do in      jumping in a rhythmic beat,
expresses her deepest            case of a problem.              allowing fans to slowly sneak                                               Plot        Acting       Originality Overall
regret. Held on the second
floor at 'The Rave' on March
                                    Then, a band consisting
                                 of four young guys came
                                                                 closer to front. When one of
                                                                 Coldplay's more recognized
                                                                                                                                                           
12, everybody could feel the     out to perform. It was the      songs ‘Daylight’ came on,                                                            
anticipation as the time of      opening band for Coldplay,      people went crazy, singing,                   see page 17                                   
the performance drew near.       called The Music. This          and dancing with it.                                                                        
   At first, there were
approximately two hundred
                                 band is capable of having a
                                 good sound, if only the lead
                                                                    One of the best parts of
                                                                 the concert was when Chris
                                                                                                                      see page 16                            
fans there, and the number       singer wouldn’t dance while     Martin (lead singer) directed                                                       
slowly grew until the entire     he sang. However, the crowd     the microphone at the swarm                               see page 15                      

                                                                                                  ' View from top' crashes
vicinity was buzzing with        enjoyed the songs, and grew     of outstretched hands and let
people.                          excited in anticipation when    the fans sing along with him.
   Even though hardly            they left stage.                    At the back of the stage,
anybody knew anyone else,           The fans wanted to see the   there was a black and white
everybody’s main goal for
the night was the same;
                                 man who sang of love, loss,
                                 and stars. It took another
                                                                 three screened projector
                                                                 where the fans could watch
                                                                                                                                                      Paltrow portrays the perky, young
                                                                                                                                                     stewardess with almost too much
push through the tightly-knit    twenty minutes before the       each of the band members.        BY kyle moncelle                                   enthusiasm. It seems like her character,
crowd to get as close to the     band of the night came out      It was great to see the detail      Miramax’s latest movie, ‘View from the          Jensen, is smiling even when there’s no
stage as possible.               to perform. The piano was       in their face as they played     Top’ is a romantic comedy with just as much        reason for her to smile.
                                                                 and sang their music.            romance as comedy. Even though it is called           At this point in the movie, it seems like
                                                                    Despite struggling and        a romantic comedy, it goes above and beyond        a lot of this movie is based on magical
                                                                 making       enemies,     this   the average movie under that title to reach        coincidences. Things just seem to happen
                                                                 reviewer was able to push        those who have dreams but never thought that       for no good reason, and they all seem to
                                                                 about ten more feet closer       they could achieve them.                           benefit Jensen and the others. It’s not very
                                                                 to the stage, and closer to         This movie has some funny parts and             realistic. At the open house for Royalty
                                                                 Martin. The whole crowd          average acting; however it’s lacking in plot,      Airlines, Jensen and the other stewardesses
                                                                 was shouting, pulsating,         and the love story, among other things, is very    go through a grueling interview process with
                                                                 and driving forward. ‘God        predictable.                                       the head of the training school, John Whitney
                                                                 Put a Smile on Your Face’           ‘View from the Top’ is very forgettable, with   (Mike Myers).
                                                                 was played and followed          as much fluff as cotton candy or a sheep.             As Whitney, Myers delivered a gratifying
                                                                 by ‘Scientist’ which moved       Many of the funnier moments were forgotten         performance. It was perhaps one of the few
                                                                 various people to tears.         during the closing credits while watching          funny performances in the whole movie.
                                                                    As quickly as they            the outtakes, which were funnier than many         Although Paltrow can be a funny character,
                                                                 had come, the band was           scenes in the entire movie. For screenwriter       she just doesn’t succeed very often.
                                                                 gone, and an excellent           Eric Wald’s first attempt, he really could have       The conclusion of the movie includes a cat
                                                                 performance        completed.    done a more memorable job.                         fight, a profession of love, and a rendition
                                                                 The crowd wouldn’t leave or         Gwyneth Paltrow stars as Donna Jensen,          of ‘We are Family,’ by Paltrow and the other
                                                                 stop cheering.                   a girl who comes from less than glamorous          fight attendant girls in the movie, and one
                                                                    Cold Play came back with      conditions.                                        last twist involving Jensen’s job.
                                                                 two encores that night, and         Jensen seems happy with her life, though           ‘View from the Top’ contains way too many
                                                                 that made an ideal ending to     she longs for something more. Jensen’s world       coincidences to be considered realistic, it’s
                                                                 a fantastic show.                gets turned upside down when her boyfriend         not quite as funny as the previews indicate,
                                                                    Overall, it was a perfect     dumps her with a card on her birthday. She         and the best parts of the movie are the
                                                                 night to have a great concert.   seemed lost, with nowhere to go, and no job,       outtakes. The final verdict on this one: wait
                                                                 The fans could really see        when Sally Watson (Candice Bergen), appears        for it to come on cable, it’s not even worth
                                                                 that Coldplay had performed      on television, doing so almost magically, and      paying money to rent it at the video store.
                                                                 work that really meant           points Jensen on the path to ‘her destiny’,        Either way, you’ll probably forget everything
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                                                                 something to them.               which is that of a flight attendant.               before its finished rewinding.

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                                                     AFI CD
                                                     BY Chris Jacobs
                                                        The four piece hardcore punk legends
                                                     known as AFI have once again both
                                                     shocked and amazed the music world
                                                     with their ability to deliver insanely good
                                                     albums one after the other.
                                                        Many fans of the band will admit that
                                                     they never thought the band could do
                                                     better than their last epic release, “The
                                                     Art of Drowning,” but they will all be
                                                     pleased to hear the new direction AFI is
                                                     taking with their major label debut, “Sing
                                                     the Sorrow.”
                                                        While most know the band for their                                             Photo courtesy of
                                                     signature fast, catchy songs laced with a creepy gothic     way that is sure to amaze. “Girl’s not Grey,” the first hit
                                                     atmosphere, this new record slows things down               off the CD, is the best single I’ve heard on the radio in
                                                     significantly but retains the before mentioned qualities    years.
                                                     that made the band the indie-gods they are now.                AFI may be taking a more poppy approach to many
                                                        The first track off of the record is a downright scary   songs on the record, but it fits.
                                                     but cool intro that gets the listener pumped up for            Basically, the list of compliments one could give to this
                                                     the second track of the record, which explodes with         CD would be infinite. It’s just way too good to be true.
                                                     some seriously brutal and beautiful vocals from singer      Even the most regretful AFI fan simply won’t be able to
                                                     Davey Havok that are unbelievably catchy.                   not love this new direction the band is taking.
                                                        While the song is way slower than most fans are             The way “Sing the Sorrow” blows away all those other
                                                     used to, if they give it a chance they’ll see the true      cheesy new rock bands every one tells you about is
                                                     genius of this record.                                      simply laughable. Pick up this record as soon as you
                                                        The truth is the songs on this album simply blow         can, because chances are you’ll be able to find it for
                                                     away any other release you’ll hear on the radio these       under ten dollars anywhere.
                                                     days and probably a year from now too.                         If you’re an old fan of AFI or even just someone jaded
                                                        Track three, “Bleed Black” has one of the best           by hearing hundreds of bands trying to be the new Pearl
                                                     guitar riffs I’ve ever heard. “Dancing Through              Jam or Nirvana, this is a fresh release that music lovers

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                                                     Sunday” transitions from an almost hardcore verse           everywhere should let rock their world as it defines just
                                                     into a simply outstandingly attractive chorus in a          what great music once was and still can be.

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                                                     very tiresome and predictable. It is     making movies like this.                  those “Alien” movies.
                    Schedule early!!                 indirectly comical with its attempt         The four men were given a                 Then the viewer is thrown back
                                                     to disgust and put fear into the         special gift that they all can hear       into reality. Not that any of them
                                                     viewer. The acting for the most part     each others thoughts and know             were into the movie because it so
           It's good for you!                        is poor. There are some parts that
                                                     second grade Christmas rehearsals
                                                                                              what each other are going to
                                                                                              do before they do it. This is an
                                                                                                                                        absurd, but now we have a movie
                                                                                                                                        that knows it’s a movie. Why
                              (847) 838-7766         could have done better.                  interesting aspect of the movie but
                                                                                              fails to make any big change in the
                                                                                                                                        everyone does not walk out at this

                                                        Before seeing this movie, some                                                  point, is beyond my understanding.
                                                     people would fear aliens taking          overall opinion of the movie.                Now everyone in the theatre
                with the Tom Tom!                    over the earth. After this movie, no        Somewhere along the line the           is thinking, “this can not get any
                                                     one could ever be afraid of an alien     movie forgets what it is trying to        worse right?”
                                                     again.                                   do. It is a terrible blend between           They are all wrong.

Re-Elect Barbara                                        The one good aspect was the
                                                     realistic portrayal of four men on
                                                     a deer-hunting trip in the middle
                                                                                              supernatural drama and a sci-fi
                                                                                              thriller. It fell short of ever coming
                                                                                              close to either of these.
                                                                                                                                           The ending of this terrible
                                                                                                                                        production is so bad it is
                                                     of nowhere. But that is where the           As the alien problem becomes              Movie critics across the country
                                                     good part ends.                          worse (and the film becomes               are praying together for two things:
                                                        It is not scary, frightening,         terrible), Col. Abraham Curtis            one, that all the times they laughed

                                                     creepy, chilling, bloodcurdling,         (Morgan Freeman) has come to              during the movie were supposed to
                                                     intimidating, or any other adjective     save the day with all his mighty          be funny and two, a movie like this
                                                     that should describe a movie with        experience with destroying aliens.        will never be made again.
                                                     aims like this one.
                                                        It does have several
                                                     moments that are very
                                                     unexpected and catch you
                                                     off-guard. Those parts are
                                                     most likely added to ensure
                                                     that when the person sitting
                                                     next to you is snoring, they
                                                     can be woken up.
                                                        Based off a novel
                                                     by       Stephen       King,
                                                     "Dreamcatcher" is about
                                                     four life-long friends and
                                                     the strange-happenings the
                                                     encounter on their annual
                                                     deer-hunting trip.
                                                        Directed by Lawrence
                                                     Kasdan (works like “The
                                                     Big Chill”) and written by

Village Trustee
                                                     William Goldman (“Butch
                                                     Cassidy and the Sundance
                                                     Kid") it is quite strange                                                    Photo courtesy of
                                                     these Oscar winners could
March 28, 2003                                                                                                                    Tom Tom • Arts & Entertainment            17

Sink or swim...

'Boat Trip' doesn't float                                                                                                Flute
                                         couple to help Gooding get the girl.   role as a creepy old guy, viewers
BY Matt Ward                              Eventually, Gooding’s ex shows up      leave wondering why these big
   Sometimes a movie transcends           and uncovers the whole situation       name actors did not turn this job
all other comedies and is described       to Sanchez.                            down.
as painfully funny or sidesplitting.         The rest of the movie proceeds         In addition to the general horror
“Boat Trip” is no such movie.             with a great deal of predictability    that is “Boat Trip,” the producers
Instead, it could best be illustrated     as with any romantic situation         consistently insult the homosexual
of     what a poorly produced             portrayed on the silver screen.        community. Hollywood must be
movie this is by the expressions:            With no twists or turns at all,     seriously running low on ideas for
embarrassing or about as much             moviegoers can safely leave the        films when they resort to a film of
fun as running face first into a          theater 20 minutes early without       this nature.
brick wall.                               missing the plot.                         This film is not worth seeing in
   Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Jerry, an          Gooding’s performance in no         the theaters and most shouldn’t

ordinary guy with a run of the mill       way, shape or form comes close         even consider seeing it on DVD or
life. His girlfriend Felicia, played by   to deserving praise. And although      video.                                     llen Aleshire, M.M.
Vivica A. Fox, dumps him for a man        Horatio Sanz provides a few               Wait for this one to come out on         Flutist & Music Theorist
content in life with buffing his car,     moments of laughter along with         cable, when it will be easy to change
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   Venue is an Electronic/New Wave group that sets           performance. Venue just recently finished their EP,
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they want to rock. Because of this, their music can be       12 release on Synesthesia and will be available that
appropriately labeled Synth Rock.                            night at the 21 and over release party at Park West (322
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Brian Hannah (live bass.)                                    an interview:                                                                          Saturday 9-6
      Their unique style differs from most Chicago           TT: How did you get the name Venue?                                                   Closed Sunday
techno artists because they are a live group that focuses    CM: The name Venue came a couple years later when
on a thrilling performance and the crowd’s enjoyment,
rather than just sitting behind a computer and looking
                                                             I came across the low grade women’s department
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                                  Trent Reznor, also                                 CM: Whatever comes out I
                                  reflect the way that                             let happen, no pre-meditative
                                    Venue has managed                            thought, usually first takes.
                                    to mix electronic                          TT: How do you actually create the
                                    instruments with rock                     music?
                                           structured                     CM: Everything is recorded using Digital
                                              songs. A                  Performer on a Mac. Sounds come from
                                                 third                software synths, various keyboards and a voice
                                                   way             I sometimes call my own.
                                                                 TT: What are your goals for Venue?
                                                              CM: To come in contact with as many as possible via
                                                             sound, words, and images.
                                                             TT: Who is in Venue? How were they brought into
                                                              CM: The live crew is Eric Wilzbacher on synths and
                                                             Brian Hannah on bass. I saw their video work on
                                                    and threw instruments in their hands.
                                                             The studio crew is Zak Marcom who wrote the music
                                                             for some tracks on our upcoming release and J.
                                                             Roberts does live sound and busted out a synth line
                                                             on “suckers.”
                                                             TT: Are you the sole writer?
                                                             CM: I’m the sole writer/producer/performer of the
                                                             new stuff. I worked with Zak from 99’-01’ and I’m
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  18 Arts & Entertainment • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                       March 28, 2003

PM&L adds a
musical touch
BY Craig Maniscalco                       Frank Jansta does a good job
                                       at fitting the character of Nathan
   After 40 years of musicals and      Detroit. Jansta gets into the role
plays, Smouse is at it again. Ken      and seems to enjoy playing the
Smouse, whose mere name makes          part.
most think of theatre, took on his        Smouse struck gold when he
most recent project of Guys & Dolls,   chose Jim Olson to play the part of
and he once again proved that he       ‘Sky’ Masterson. In fact, Olson fills
has major directing talent.            the spot better than Marlon Brando
   The play, by Frank Loesser, is a    in the movie.
work of art and it brings all who         He is enthusiastic about his role
see it into a mystical underworld      and he fits the character. In his
on Broadway featuring love and         scenes with Lori Jo Metz as Sarah
gambling as it’s major players.        Brown, the chemistry doesn’t stop.
   Joseph Mankiewicz, director of      Metz does a pretty good job with
the 1955 movie version, could take     her role and it all just seems to fall
a few lessons from Smouse.             into place.
   “Every cast is a whole new mix         There were many veteran PM&L                                                                                              Photo by Craig Maniscalco
of personalities and egos,” said       performers in this play which            The PM&L performs their first play, "Guys and Dolls," in their newly renovated theater. The
Smouse, “Half of the fun is just       always make it fun. Tom Hausman,         production, directed by Ken Smouse, runs from March 28 through April 13.
figuring out how to make them          director of PM&L, played Arvide
work together.”                        Abernathy, Kevin Carr played Harry       of directing the play, Guys & Dolls is   witness the opening of the theatre,   architect, John Morris, and cedar
   He did get them to work together.   the Horse, and Jessica Smouse, a         the first play to be performed in the    including JoAnn Osmond, Adeline       construction,” said Tom Hausman,
And even without the cast of Marlon    junior at Antioch Community High         newly remodeled PM&L theatre.            Geo-Karis, and Mayor Maravelas.       PM&L Director. Together, Ken
Brando, Frank Sinatra, and Jean        School, also appeared in the play.          The theatre reopened on March         Adeline Geo-Karis presented PM&L      Smouse and his outstanding cast
Simmons, this production of Guys       This is Jessica’s 15th show at PM&L.     23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.       with a state flag.                    did an extraordinary job of working
and Dolls is unforgettable.               Also, as an added kick to the job     Roughly 300 people came to                 “We are very pleased with the       with this wonderful story.

                                                     The Lovely Bones tackles realistic issues
                                                 BY ashley ginascol                               around her after she dies.                           It is equally thrilling that at times
                                                                                                     She is able to watch over those still on       throughout the story, the murderer comes
                                                    Rarely is a book able to catch your           Earth and see what happens to them.               in contact multiple times with Susie's family
                                                 emotions off guard and truly pull them into         This novel is so moving because of the fact    and friends.
                                                 the story that is being told.                    that it is so vividly shown how her family and       It is interesting how Sebold has Susie
                                                    “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold is         friends are affected by her death.                describe heaven. She describes it as different
                                                 a book that captures raw emotion and                Her parents struggle to move forward           for everyone; everyone lives in their own little
                                                 grabs you throughout the entire story from       together as the loss of their daughter rips       fantasy that will keep them eternally sound.
                                                 beginning till the end.                          them apart.                                          This novel gives a realistic point of view
                                                    “The Lovely Bones” is a story about              Her younger sister struggles in losing the     from all different types of people, which is
                                                 murder, family, love, and friendship.            closest friend she ever had. And her younger      something that anyone can relate to.
                                                    The story is about fourteen-year-old Susie    brother copes with the fact that his big sister      This makes the book enjoyable for anyone
                                                 Salmon who is raped and beaten to death          is never coming home.                             to read, though it is not recommended for
                                                 by a man that lives only a few houses away          The effect that death has on people truly      younger kids or teens.
                                                 from her.                                        comes alive in this novel. The effect of death       “The Lovely Bones” is a chilling account of
                                                    She tells her story from heaven. She talks    is one that grabs your attention at the very      murder, and one families struggle to deal with
                                                 about her life, and what happens to those        beginning and keeps it until the end.             the after math of the loss of a family member.

                       Nothing goes below this line!!!
March 28, 2003                                                                                                                                           Tom Tom • Sports                     19

Boys track prepares for meet. . .                                                                                                                      Final Thoughts
Season to begin at Libertyville                                                                                                                                              Sports Editor
                                                         from 10:04 down to a state qualifying time of 9:37.
By Tim Lorenzini                                            Beatty stated that he is confident that by the end of the season
                                                         he will be running with the best in the conference. He went on to
                                                         say that he has been training consistently during the off-season.
   The Antioch Sequoits boys track team's season will begin with
                                                         He said that he has worked up to running 50 miles each week
a conference meet at home against Libertyville, Tues., April 8.
                                                         and is prepared for the season.
   Teammates agree that the team’s strongest events will be
throwing and distance events. Antioch Community High School Hahn feels that the current weather conditions have hindered
                                                                                                                                deserve time
senior sprinter Chris Marquart feels that the sprinters show
   “Our distance runners and throwers are stronger than the
sprinters but we [the sprinters] show promise,” said Mar-
                                                         the teams ability to condition.
                                                            “It’s hard to run inside because there’s only limited space.
                                                         We can’t do a lot of the field events because of the rain and mud
                                                         so it’s hard to get good practice in,” said Hahn.
                                                                                                                                in spotlight
quart.                                                      Hahn predicts the team to finish in the top half of the confer-         So I’m sitting at home on Saturday night watching some col-
                                                         ence at the end of the season.
   Throwing coach Ted Sieckowski has been unable to practice                                                                    lege basketball, the Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. the Arizona Wildcats
                                                            “We should be in the upper-half. I would be surprised if we
because he has undergone surgery, according to junior thrower                                                                   to be exact.
                                                         finished in the top three. It’s hard because we don’t have a lot
Ryan Naes. Naes went on to state that Sieckowski is expected                                                                        Usually at this time of the year, I’d be frantically following
back in about a week or two.                             of sprinters,” said Hahn.                                              scores, and making little notes all over my tournament bracket
   According to head boys track coach Norm Hahn, wrestling  One loss that the team has suffered to eligibility, according       sheet, but who am I kidding, my NCAA bracket went down
coach Marvin Gibson has stepped in to supervise.         to Hahn, is sophomore Anthony Baruffi.                                 the toilet with Southern Illinois and Weber State’s Cinderella
                                                            “It’s a shame to see him not be able to run,” said Hahn.
   “He’s there to keep an eye on them [the throwers] and make                                                                   dreams.
sure they don’t hurt themselves,” said Hahn.                Baruffi qualified for state as a freshman, which is rare.               So now I’ve been reduced to a mere spectator, with no strong
                                                            Baruffi currently holds freshmen records in three track
   Since the absence, Naes stated that senior Ryan Jordan and                                                                   feelings for Gonzaga or Arizona. Sometime during the first of
                                                         events, the 100m, 200m, 400m dashes.                                   the two overtimes of that game, I found..myself cheering for
                                                                                                                                                                                      ' .
himself have taken up the responsibility that is needed to run                                                                                                                   ..
daily practices. This is Naes third year throw-                                                                                 Gonzaga, not just because I like to say gan za guh (which I
ing for the track team.                                                                                                         do), but because they were the underdogs, the number nine
   “Since we don’t really have a coach right                                                                                    seed against the number one seed- David vs. Goliath- you get
now, we [Naes and Jordan] have been help-                                                                                       my drift.
ing the freshmen learn how to throw,” said                                                                                          There’s just something about the little guy beating the odds
Naes.                                                                                                                           that really captivates me. It’s like wanting the small squirrelly
   One important aspect that Marquart feels                                                                                     guy beating out the strong muscular guy for the pretty girl in
will help the team's success is the higher                                                                                      movies.
amount of seniors and juniors that have                                                                                             As much as I appreciate and respect dominance from teams
come out for the team this season.                                                                                              like the current Los Angeles Lakers, and the Chicago Bulls
   “We might have more upperclassmen than                                                                                       during the Jordan era, just once I’d like to see Joe Schmo
underclassmen. That’s pretty rare. I haven’t                                                                                    come from nowhere on a Sunday afternoon, and defeat Tiger
seen that happen before,” said Marquart.                                                                                        Woods.
   The distance team, coached by Dave Brad-                                                                                         You see, after that happens, Tiger goes back to winning, and
ley, is hopeful in their upcoming season.                                                                                       everything is back to normal, but for that one day, our buddy
   “Our distance team has got a lot of                                                                                          Joe was the best of the best.
strengths,” said junior Sequoit runner Jim                                                                                          50 years from now, Tiger won’t even remember his name,
Beatty.                                                                                                                         but Joe will still be reminiscing about that one perfect after-
   Beatty is focusing on the 3200m (two                                                                                         noon when he was better than arguably one of, if not the best
mile) and 1600m (one mile) run. He also                                                                                         golfer ever.
might be included in the 4x800 relay.                                                                                               Anyway, the Wildcats ended up beating Gonzaga in double
   “I would like to make it to state this year,”                                          Photo by Tim Lorenzini                overtime by the slimmest of margins, just one point, and all
said Beatty.                                     Junior Taylor Pechauer and senior Chris Marquart practice                      was right in the world of sports for another day. But, during
   In order for Beatty to qualify he will have sprints at track practice. Marquart is competing in the 100 and                  that final 0.8 seconds that it took for the last shot to rim out,
to drop his last years time in the 3200m run 200m run, and Pechauer is competing in the 400m run and the                        little guys everywhere had hope.

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Preparing for tomorrow, today. . .

Junior Sequoits mold
future ACHS athletes
                                   is a considerable feat according to         ACHS varsity guard Kyle White
By Tim Lorenzini                   League Director Reed Ano.                felt his three-year experience with
   For a number of years the          Students ranging from sixth           the feeder teams was a positive
Sequoit feeder league has been     to eighth grade are given an             one.
teaching junior high basketball    opportunity to try out for the team.        “I got more experience and a lot
players how to play high school       Ano said that not all schools have    more playing time. We got to see
level basketball.                  sixth grade teams so it is sometimes     a lot harder competition too which
   In the past few years, every    difficult to find games for them. He     helped us out,” said White.
eighth grader that played on the   went on to say that the league is           Former junior Sequoit Tom
Sequoit feeder team made the       currently working to expand the          Rompella feels that one of the most
freshman basketball team, which    program to fifth graders also.           important parts of the league is the
                                      “I would like to have fifth graders   opportunity to play with the same
                                   playing too but it’s hard to get gym     group of students that they will get
                                   time already,” said Ano.                 to in high school.
                                      Players for team come from               "It gives us a chance to play with
                                   several different schools around         kids that we wouldn't be able to
                                   the area. All junior high students       otherwise," said Rompella.
                                   that live in the Antioch Community          The goals for the program are
                                   High School (ACHS) district are          based on fundamentals.
                                   eligible for the team.                      “Coaches are focusing on
                                      “We like to take the cream of         offensive and defensive skills.
                                   the crop to give them an edge,”          These kids should have a running
                                   said Ano.                                start by the time they get into high
                                      Ano stated that the league was        school,” said Ano.
                                   created to make ACHS more                   Ano has hopes that the high
                                   competitive. The junior traveling        school will become more involved
                                   Sequoits play other feeder teams         with the junior Sequoit league.
                                   that are represented by almost all          “I want to see the high school                                                         Photos by Tim Lorenzini
                                   the high schools that the basketball     trickle in so we can work together       For the past few years every eighth grader that played Junior
                                   players will meet again once they        on making these kids better,” said       Sequoit basketball made the freshman high school team the
                                   get to the high school level.            Ano.                                     following year. The league is set up to help students become
                                      “They get to see all the teams           Tryouts are usually held around       better prepared for the high school basketball program.
                                   that they will see at the high school    Thanksgiving weekend each year.          Junior Sequoits is designed for junior high aged students
                                   level,” said Ano.                        Home games are played at AUGS.           between the sixth and eighth grade.

Sequoits travel to Buffalo Grove Invitational
                                              By Lindsey Bailey                                 young last season also,” said ACHS junior and
                                                                                                varsity member Tom Rompella.                                         Volleyball
                                                The Antioch boy’s volleyball team looks             Antioch’s main competition within the
                                             to improve upon last season’s disappointing conference, will be the Lake Forest Scouts.                “We want to become better volleyball
                                             record of 4-30 this season. They will have to Last season, the Scouts handed the Sequoits            players, and hopefully become the regional
                                             do so with only one senior on the team, Rafael a 15-4 loss.                                          champs,” said Carlson
                                             Santos.                                               “Lake Forest will be the team to beat in       Rompella also stressed the teams potential.
                                               This is Santos’ first year                                        our conference,” said              “We have good athletes that are capable of
                                             playing for an organized
                                             team. Santos’ is a foreign

                                             exchange student from We have good athletes

                                                “I’m not really used to great.
                                                                                                                 Rompella. “Last year they
                                                                                                                 beat us bad, and hopefully
                                                                                                                 this year we can make the
                                                                            that are capable of playing game a little closer.”
                                                                                                                   Some of the things the team
                                                                                                                                                  playing great,” said Rompella.
                                                                                                                                                  On Saturday, the Sequoits will be traveling
                                                                                                                                                  to Buffalo Grove to compete in the Buffalo
                                                                                                                                                  Grove Invitational. Though Antioch did not
                                                                                                                                                  play Buffalo Grove last season, from the early
                                             practicing. In Brazil we                                            has to work on are passing       looks of things, Buffalo Grove will be their
                                             just played for fun,” said
                                                                                              -Tom Rompella and communication.
                                                                                     varsity volleyball player      “We are good at hitting,
                                                                                                                                                  toughest opponent.
                                                                                                                                                    “Buffalo Grove will probably be our biggest
                                                 Though the Sequoits                                             but we need to work on our       competition at the invitational,” said Carlson.
                                             only have one senior on                                             passing and communication,          The Sequoits season began last Tuesday
                                             this year's squad, they                                             if we can get that down, then    when they opened against Evanston at home.
                                             do have five returning underclassmen that we will do better than last year,” said junior             Results from the Evanston game were not
                   Photo by Andy Pruski      started last year for varsity.                                                                       available at press time.
                                                                                                and varsity member Matt Carlson.
Junior Matt Carlson goes up for a               “We definitely have a young team, with            The team may be young, but their goals for        Evanston will prove to be a tough team for
spike during a practice last week.           Rafael being the only senior, but we were the season are very high.                                  the young group of Sequoits.

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Little known                                                                                                                   New kid in town...
                                                                                                                               Freshman hopeful
Ramquoits                                                                                                                      looks to bolster
take state title                                                                                                               varsity soccer team
                                                                                                                               By Aaron Patin
By Liz Whitehurst                      is not officially affiliated with ACHS,
                                       but they hope to be in the future.                                                         The Antioch Community High School girls varsity soccer team is
    There are champions among This is the reason why they haven’t                                                              pumped up and ready to go this season. The team has players with the
us each day as we walk through been given much recognition at                                                                  game time experience, a head coach that has been in the girls program
the halls of Antioch Community school, with the exception of an                                                                for 12 years and a new assistant coach who led the varsity boys soccer to
High School. Most students do not announcement on the morning                                                                  a regional title.
know it, but the dance team is not after their win.                                                  Photos by Tim Lorenzini      The Sequoits have three four year varsity players and all of them are the
the only group to take home a state       “It was disappointing. We thought                 Above: Junior Courtney             captains this year. This year’s team captains are Robyn Mortensen, Beth
title this season. They walk among after winning state they would have                      Ksioszk goes for the boot in       Fries, and Vicky Garrison. The head coach is Charlie Trout.
us, largely unknown. They are the recognized us, they really didn’t do                      practice. This is Ksioszk's
                                                                                                                                   Mortensen will be playing the midfield position this year as opposed to
Ramquoits.                             anything,” said Fair.                                                                   forward, which is what she has done in the past. .
                                                                                            second season on the varsity          There is a new addition to the coaching staff as well. The assistant coach
    The ice hockey team, which is         The first season for the Ramquoits
made up of students from both started this past September.                                  team. Ksioszk plays in the         this year is Ryan Estabrook.
ACHS and Grayslake High School,           “It was our first year in the                     midfield.                             "Trout wanted to team up again like in the past, we compliment each
won the state championship by league and we came in and cleaned                             Below: Vicky Garrison goes         other very well," said Estabrook.

a score of 2-                                                       house,”                 for the goal against starting         Estabrook coached the boys varsity team and help lead them to a
1 in double                                                         said Fair.              sophomore and goalie               regional title in the fall of 2002 season.
overtime.                                                              W h a t              Amanda Otten. Garrison                “The boy’s did awesome this year, and I love having Estabrook on with
       “It came When we won state it                                made the                has been on board with the         us,” said captain Mortensen.
down to the was the best part of the                                difference              varsity team for four years           Estabrook has been a coach in the soccer program at ACHS for 5 years.
wire,”        said                                                  for      the            and is a captain. Garrison         Estabrook has coached girls and boys soccer in the past.
Aaron Gold, year 'cause it had two                                  Ramquoits               plays on the defensive side
                                                                                                                                  "Mr. Estabrook and I have done some work together in the past," said
ACHS junior overtimes and lots of                                   was "the                                                   Trout.
                                                                                            for the Sequoits.                                                            Another addition to the team
and Ramquoit                                                        class      of
team member action to finish up.                                    kids and                                                                                          is freshman and forward Kelsey
of the game,
                                             -Mike Fair
                                                                 “  the heart
                                                                    we played
                                                                    with every
                                                                                                                                                                         “She is amazingly quick and she
                                                                                                                                                                      plays with the kind of heart and skill
March 13.                                                           game,"                                                                                            that shows she knows soccer,” said
    The game was scoreless said Olson.                                                                                                                                Garrison.
until the middle of the second            "Particularly helpful was the                                                                                                  Garrison plays defense for the
period, when Eric Jansen scored work of team captain Kyle Maday,"                                                                                                     Sequoits.
for the Ramquoits. With three said Olson. According to Olson,                                                                                                            "I'm not above any other player
minutes left in the third period, Maday's leadership on and off the                                                                                                   on the team, they actually tell me to
the Bolingbrook-Lamont scored. ice made a big difference.                                                                                                             shoot even more," said Morway.
Jansen scored the team's second            Ice hockey is mostly a club sport,                                                                                            Morway has been playing soccer
goal in the second overtime, but the parents of the Ramquoits,                                                                                                        since kindergarten.
according to Andrew Olson, ACHS particularly Sandy Maday and Don                                                                                                         “I’m very excited this year, we have
junior and Ramquoit.                    Placko, decided to get an official                                                                                            girls who can score and a very strong
    “When we won state it was the team together to play in a high                                                                                                     midfield and defense,” said Fries.
best part of the year cause it had school league. Consequently, they                                                                                                     “We should do great this year, I
2 over times and lots of action to are part of a high school league,                                                                                                  think we will be a better team with
finish up,” said Mike Fair, ACHS but are run more like a club said                                                                                                    having help in coaching and more
senior and Ramquoit.                    Gold.                                                                                                                         players,” said Garrison.
    Senior Fair , juniors Gold, Olson,     Before their state win, they also                                                                                             The Sequoits first seasonal game
and Kyle Maday, and sophomores won the Northwest Metro Division                                                                                                       was last Tues. on March 25 against
Jansen, Doug Bair and Derek title.                                                                                                                                    Cary Grove at Cary.
Bol are both ACHS students and             Not all students know it, but                                                                                                 The results of this game were not
Ramquoits. At this point, the team there are real winners among us.                                                                                                   available at press time.

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Antioch girls prep to
compete with Wildcats
By Liz Whitehurst                                                           Girls Track
                                                  have been captains during the indoor season. Kari Hintz
   They have been throwing shot, hurdling, triple, long
                                                  was named captain on March 24.
and high jumping. They have been pole vaulting, sprint-
                                                    Since the beginning of March, the team has been run-
ing, jogging and sweating. All this work for the girls
                                                  ning in indoor meets, which have served as practice
track team, all for this: their first outdoor meet on Tues.
April 8.                                          for their outdoor season. Unlike many schools that the
                                                  team competes against, ACHS doesn’t have a field house
  “Outdoor season is what we live for,” said Laura Book-
walter, team captain.                             or indoor track. This puts the team at a disadvantage
                                                  because they haven’t had practice on proper running
   Coach Brent Pitt agreed. “We are an outdoor team,”
he said.                                          surfaces.
                                                    “Indoor meets have never been a strong suit for us be-
   At this meet, which will be their first conference meet,
                                                  cause we just don’t have indoor facilities,” said Suzanne
they will compete with Libertyville. ‘We’re looking to be
                                                  Stelmasek, ACHS junior and sprinter.
healthy and do as well as we possibly can,’ said Pitt about
the meet.                                           However, the girls are still confident about their ability                                                          Photo by Tim Lorenzini
                                                  to win. “ I feel like the out door season will show every
   The meet will be the first for the team with Kari Hintz                                                           Senior Kelly Wells suffered the loss in the Sequoits 4-0 de-
as captain. Seniors Amanda Hammond and Bookwalter one that we are a team to be reckoned with,” said Cara             feat at the hands of the Deerfield Warriors on Monday.

                                                                                                                     Sequoits open
                                                                 Anderson, ACHS junior and hurdler.
                                                                    One reason for that confidence is the
                                                                 team’s performance at the Highland Park
                                                                 Invitational. They took fourth place, but all
                                                                 the teams that beat them had the advan-
                                                                 tage of indoor facilities. They placed first in
                                                                 shotput, second in pole vaulting and third
                                                                                                                     season with win
                                                                 in hurdling, despite their disadvantage.
                                                                   Their throwing team, led by Bookwalter,           Team follows with 4-0 loss
                                                                 has been one of the team’s major strengths
                                                                 this year. Along with Bookwalter, Jessica
                                                                                                                     to Deerfield last Monday
                                                                 Coombs and Jessica Atchley have been very
                                                                 successful at indoor meets. Starting at the         By Andy Pruski                                         Softball
                                                                 April 8 meet, they will also be throwing
                                                                 discus. Pitt is looking forward to seeing              The Antioch Community high said varsity member Brittany Beh-
                                                                 Julie Bariamis, ACHS junior throw discus            school girls softball team will be rendt “There was lots of pressure
                                                                 at the Libertyville meet. Bariamis almost           competing at Wheeling today. This for the freshman playing varsity,”
                                                                 qualified for state last year, but she had          is Antioch’s first year playing Wheel-     Though the team is young, they
                                                                 surgery on her shoulder in the fall.                ing.                                     are still strong both offensively and
                                                                   The pole vaulters, led by Lindsay Andrews            “This is our first year playing defensively.
                                                                 and Amanda Wagener also hope to con-                Wheeling, “ said varsity coach Stacy       “We have good hitting, we are
                                                                 tinue their success. Although they haven’t          Selle “We have tougher competition solid offensively and defensively,
                                                                 competed very much so far this season,              scheduled for                            one of our only problems is that we

                                                                 both girls made it to the state competition         our non-confer-                                             don’t really know
                                                                 last season. Since not all schools have pole        ence games this                                             each other well
                                                                 vaulting facilities for safety reasons, they do     season.”                 The game went very well, yet,” said Hene-
                                                                 not always get to compete.                             On Thursday especially considering that berry.
                                                                   Despite the fact that she has only com-           Mar. 20, the Se- it was only our second time                   Last season, the
                                                                 peted in two meets, Wagener has already             quoits defeated                                             team finished the
                                                                 neared clearing nine feet. A state qualifying       Cary Grove in the playing outside all year.                 year with a re-
                                                                 vault is nine feet eight inches.
                                                                   For many of the girls, the April 8 meet will
                                                                 be the first time they compete outdoors.
                                                                                                                     season opener, by
                                                                                                                     a score of 3-2.
                                                                                                                        “The game
                                                                                                                                                                  -Stacy Selle cord of 20-9 and
                                                                                                                                                                                 a 9-4 conference
                                                                                                                                                      Varsity Softball Coach record.
                                                                 Freshmen and sophomores make up the                 went very well,                                                “We want to
                                                                 majority of the team.                               especially con-                                             finish in the top of
                                                                     “I am looking forward to seeing all of          sidering that it was only our second our conference , and continue our
                                                                 the newer team members get out there and            time playing outside all year,” said success, hopefully we can be victori-
                                                                 compete,” said Stelmasek.                           Selle.                                   ous over Stevenson and Mundelein,”
                                                                    Melissa Pohlman and Jill Pisch are two              The team was able to come away said Selle.
                                                                 younger members of the team that Pitt               from the game with no defensive            The team shares Selle’s confidence
                                                                 expects a lot out of.                               errors.                                  for the upcoming season.
                                                                     “I’d like to see younger girls stepping            “Our defense was great, and Kelly       “I think we’ll do well this year, we
                                                                 up,” said Pitt about the Libertyville meet.         Wells pitched a great game,” said just have to keep up the hard work
                                      Photo by Tim Lorenzini           All the girls hope that the outdoor           varsity member Cathlyn Heneberry and I think we’ll be in good shape,”
Senior Laura Bookwalter, who has been throwing in season will bring them together. “Even                                Of the 12 players on the varsity said Heneberry.
varsity meets since freshman year, practices her glide in though track can sometimes be an indi-                     team, only three are seniors. There        In the teams second game of the
a girls track practice. The throwers brought home a victory vidual sport, we make it a team sport by                 are also three freshman starting.        season, the team lost to Deerfield 4-0
over Highland Park on Friday, March 14.                          bonding,” said Anderson.                               “We played very well together,” last Monday, March 24.

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Squad ranks 9th in state
By Tim Lorenzini                                                                                                                    received two very high honors for the team according to her
                                                                                  Cheerleading                                      fellow squad members and coach.
   Antioch's cheerleading squad placed ninth in the coed           Head coach Robin Gwinn said that she was happy with the              She received an $800 scholarship along with an All-State
division at the American Cheerleading Associations state        way the season ended.                                               title.
tournament at the Springfield Prairie Convention Center            “We weren’t as clean as we were at the Downers Grove                 Gwinn stated that she has had girls in the past get one award
March 8.                                                        [where the squad qualified for state], but I think we               but never both.
   The squad was very content with their final ranking.         impressed some other squads with our girls in some of our               In order for Wiegel to receive the scholarship, she had
   “Seeing as we didn’t even think we could make it down        stunts,” said Gwinn.                                                to send in her manuscript along with her GPA. She did not
state, being able to go made it so much better,” said junior       One of the biggest achievements for the squad was                receive the first place award, but is one of the ten finalists in
squad member Kelly Warner.                                      outranking a team at state that earlier in the season had beat      the entire state of Illinois.
   After losing one of their two male squad members, the team   them.                                                               “We’re all proud of her [Wiegel]. She deserves it. Everything
was still forced to compete in the coed division.                  "That was our main goal," said Warner.                           makes her stand out. She’s good at everything she does,” said
   Qualifying for state without as many male members was a         Gwinn stated that the squad does single base stunts with         Warner.
great achievement, according to the squad.                      girls, which is rarely seen with other squads.                          According to Gwinn, in order for Wiegel to get the awards
   “Considering we made it to state with one guy, its pretty       “I think we turned some heads with that,” said Gwinn.            she had to go through a long process.
good,” said junior cheerleader Kayla Lowry.                        Gwinn explained that most people don’t understand what it            "She had to send in a video tape with examples of her
   Senior squad member Courtney Kohlstedt was pleased with      is like at the state tournament.                                    abilities to have a self-interview,” said and cheering. She
                                                                                                                                    also had in tumbling, stunting, dancing Gwinn.
the squad’s performance at the state tournament.                   “It’s [cheerleading] so much more broad than people                 Kohlstedt was also excited for Wiegel.
   “We did the best we could possibly do. We were only one      think. I always tell people it’s just like what they see on ESPN       “She’s a great all-around cheerleader… it was a really big
of two squads in our [coed] division to not drop any stunts,”   and that               surprises them,” said Gwinn.                 achievement for her [to get the awards],” said Kohlstedt.
said Kohlstedt.                                                                            Senior cheerleader Brittany Wiegel            Cheerleading will be switching to an IHSA sport.
                                                                                                                                               In April, the final provisions for the IHSA switch
                                                                                                                                                             w i l l be announced publicly.
                                                                                                                                                                            The switch will be made
                                                                                                                                                                                             in     late

                                                                                                                                                               Photos courtesy of Robin Gwinn
After running in to a few roadblocks during their season, the Antioch's cheerleaders seemed very content to qualify for the state tournament this year.

Junior var-
sity member
Drew Dit-
                                                                 Young team looks to defend regional
tmer is one                                                      By Andy Pruski                                                                              Baseball
of the seven                                                        As is the case with most Antioch Community High School
hopefuls at                                                      [ACHS] athletic teams, the baseball team will have to rely         and first year varsity pitcher John Snelten.
the pitching                                                     heavily on the performance of underclassmen to have a                 Today, the Sequoits will be playing their second, or possibly
position.                                                        successful season.                                                 first, game against Milwaukee Hamilton at home.
This youth-                                                        This year’s team consists of four seniors, seven juniors and         “This game will set the tone for the whole season,” said
ful     team                                                     four sophomores.                                                   ACHS senior and varsity member Nick Severson.
lost two of                                                        “We have a lot of young players, but they’re pretty good. I          According to Severson, Antioch’s toughest conference
their more                                                       think we’ll surprise some people this year,” said ACHS senior      opponents will be Stevenson and Mundelein, both of which
                                                                 varsity baseball player Scott Coles.                               Antioch faces in early May.
                                                                     The Sequoits were scheduled to compete against Cary              Antioch lost last year’s ace pitcher Chris Malec to graduation;
pitchers,                                                        Grove last Tuesday, however, due to lack of practice, the          as a result, they will not have the strength on the mound they
Chris Malec                                                      team wasn’t sure if they would participate in the game. Up         were used to.
and Sean                                                         until last weekend, the players have been practicing in the            “Our pitching won’t be overpowering, but we do have a
S c h u l e r,                                                   gym at ACHS.                                                       faster team this year than we had last, which will help with
last year to                                                       “It’s tough to get a feel for the game. Practicing in a gym is   defense and base running,” said Coles
graduation.                       Photo by Tim Lorenzini         extremely different than on the diamond,” said ACHS junior           Though the team lacks age, Coles still has high expectations.
  24 Sports • Tom Tom                                                                                                                                           March 28, 2003

                                                                                                                   Track team prepares for season - Page 19
                                                                                                                  Junior Sequoits produce future stars - Page 20
                                                                                                                  Cheerleaders place 9th at state - Page 23

  State Champs!

                                                                                                                                                Photo courtesy of Brenda Genengels
The varsity dance team competed at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall where they won Antioch's second state championship title in school history.
The first state title came in 2000 when the team also won in the AAA Kick category. This is head coach Sam Griffin's last year coaching the team.

Dance team captures second state title in school history
                                        One of the difficult things about      expected the most of the team.
 By Andy Pruski                      state is that the judges are all out of      “She is the best coach I ever
                                     state judges.                             had, she made us work really
   Now a days state championships       “With the out of state judges,         hard, and reach that next level,”
are hard to come by. On Saturday anything is possible,” said varsity           said Shouse.
March 15, the Antioch Community captain Heather Axton.                            Four of the members of this
High School varsity dance team          The two teams that beat Antioch        year's team were also part of the
won          their                                          in funk were       state champion team in 2000,
second state              FINAL NUMBERS                     St. Charles        Bailey, Hintz, Axton and Ashley
championship Here's how the Varsity dance                   East,      who     Ginascol.
in four years. team fared during the 2002-03                also       took       “It’s the coolest thing ever to win
   The Sequoits season...                                   first at super-    both years, I think it means more
won state with 1st place finishes - 10                      sectionals and     to me this year though because
their         kick  2nd place finishes - 4                  Naperville         it means more as a senior,” said
routine, which          3rd place finishes - 3              Central who        Hintz “It’s like going out with a
is the same                                                 placed fourth      bang.”
category they                                               at       super-       According to Griffin, this year’s
won in 2000.                         sectionals.                               squad had problems, but got their
   “Freshman year’s routine was         “Even though we took third,            act together when it counted most.
amazing. We won high score of the [in funk] I still thought we did an             “We had so many new people
day at many of the competitions and excellent job, it’s definitely been my     this year, and the team really had
were undefeated,” said ACHS varsity favorite routine all season,” said         to mold, and gel together,” said
member Lindsey Bailey,               Griffin.                                  Griffin “ They did really great and
   “This year started off kind of       Going into state, no one really        worked real hard, they should be
opposite from freshman year. knew what to expect.                              very, very proud."
We got beat by four points at the       “The only thing we really knew,
Palatine competition. After that, was not to expect anything,” said
we changed our routine, got new Griffin.
costumes, and pulled together as        This was Griffin’s last season
a team which helped us to win the coaching for Antioch. At a board
state title.”                        meeting earlier this year, she turned
   With the low kick scores in in her resignation.
the beginning of the season even        “I’ve been coaching since I
the coach Sam Griffin was a little graduated high school, and I just
surprised they took state with that want to take a break from it,” said
routine.                             Griffin.
   “We did an awesome job in kick,      Griffin has been coaching at
but we didn’t expect first. I was Antioch for a total of four years,
shocked,” said Griffin.              two as JV coach, and two as varsity                                                                                      Photos by Tim Lorenzini
   The team’s strongest and most coach.                                                                                      Along with a first place in the AAA Kick division, the
consistent routine was funk up until    Though she was with the high                                                         ACHS dance team also placed third in the AAA Funk
super-sectionals when they took school for only a short time, the
                                                                                                                             division. Throughout the year, the team thought that
third place.                         dancers still feel she made a big
   “I was frustrated that we did impact.                                                                                     funk was their strongest routine. They were unde-
so well all year [in funk] and          “She was a good friend and an                                                        feated until the super-sectional competition where
finished third in state. The two awesome coach,” said Kari Hintz, a                                                          they placed third. The kick routine was the third
teams that beat us kind of caught varsity dance member.                                                                      routine that the Sequoits competed with this year.
us by surprise,” said ACHS varsity      One of the reason Griffin was                                                        They also had a dance routine which they chose not
member Amy Shouse.                   a successful coach, was that she                                                        to advance to the sectional competition.

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