Antioch Community High School March 28, 2003
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'Luck Be a Lady Sequoit'
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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.
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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,
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
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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.
P.O. Box 635
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Dan Baright JoAnn Osmond
Deborah DeRue Terry Colby
Carol Furlan Beth Dusak
LuAnn Miller Colleen Conarchy
March 28, 2003 Tom Tom • News 3
Garden and departments, Pam Pleviak,
This is really a gas...
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
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
Sydney Klocke, ACHS assistant Two of the policies brought back
principal for curriculum and from the two schools that Waible
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
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
U.S. bickers with own countrymen
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
the troops, in hopes of capturing and incorrect pins, and
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
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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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
Either way, you’re probably going to want to take some
pictures on your week of fun, and one way to do that is buy
a single use camera.
The only problem is that there are so many different
brands. And with each brand is a line of different versions.
But which camera is the best? Picking out a cardboard
camera for yourself shouldn’t be a hassle. This is why the
Tom Tom brings you the Camera Test.
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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
with Iraq. Many have been expecting
American troops to enter Iraq for
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
of local soldiers, and take an inside look at
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United States Iraq
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
. . . . . . . . . .
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
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
at the base. and proud,” said P.J. Reasons, ACHS junior. hmen
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.
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
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
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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
Photo courtesy of coldplay.com
something to them. which is that of a flight attendant. before its finished rewinding.
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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
While most know the band for their Photo courtesy of afireinside.net
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
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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Hair Updo Monster Bed "Dreamcatcher" is a movie that is enough that they should not be Sigourney Weaver’s character in all
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
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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
Directed by Lawrence
Kasdan (works like “The
Big Chill”) and written by
William Goldman (“Butch
Cassidy and the Sundance
Kid") it is quite strange Photo courtesy of warnerbros.com
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
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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
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18 Arts & Entertainment • Tom Tom March 28, 2003
PM&L adds a
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.
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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
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.
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,
“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...
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,
“ the heart
“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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22 Sports • Tom Tom March 28, 2003
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.
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.
-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
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.
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
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
“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.