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12 18 1987

  1. 1. Lue riltt VOLUME XLVII, NO.4 DREHER HIGH SCHOOL, COLUMBIA, SC DECEMBER 18, 1987 Dreher to Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary Hall of Fame, Assembly Planned for Celebration Dreher High School will soon High School Hall of Fame will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. be established. The names and A number of activities are in the brief notes about former Dreher planning stages, according to students of note will be dis- Carolyn Brown, chairperson. played in a location accessible On Sunday, March 6, 1988, a to visitors. program will be presented in A number of present Dreher Dreher's auditorium. Miss organizations will also partici- Christine Webb, former prin- pate in projects to celebrate the cipal, is chairperson of that fiftieth year. The school year- committee. James Leventis, book The Blue Devil will have alumnus and current school as its theme "Fifty Years and board member, will serve as the Tradition Continues:' ac- master of ceremonies. cording to Christina Petrusick, In conjunction with the an- faculty advisor. niversary celebration, a Dreher Seniors Pick Superlatives by John Ferrick Most Athletic: Corey Creech Every year the senior class and Cynthia Haggins Mmmm t mmmm .~ Rae McPherson looks on as Jap~nese educators experience American cafeteria votes on students that embody Friendliest: Randy Jones and food. (Photo by Helen HiII) ';Ci lc..in traits: senior superla- Trina Topshe tives. The process of voting on Wittiest: Ashley Powell and senior superlatives is a long and Monique Richardson Japanese Teachers Tour School And arduous one. First, the senior editor for the Most Loquacious: Andrew McClaine and Adriene Cowden yearbook decides on categories Best School Citizen: George Compare Different Educational Systems that fit the senior class for that year. Then nominations are Johnson and Ann Margaret Harvey taken, and ballot sheets are Best Dressed: Cal Dent and by Matthew Fitzer tinued. "Learning your role in people, but now the respect is formed. Christine Verigood groups is very important~' going down:' Then the senior class votes. Most Courteous: Bo Bagwell ~ Earlier this month, Dreher Group dynamics in the He also explained that, like in This year the senior class has and Jocelyn Green t . was the setting for an exciting cultural exchange. Eight of Japan's finest teachers, fresh from their journeys to East Ger- many and Spain, came to Dre- her to observe the American Japanese classrooms are em- phasized largely because of the greater class size in Japan, about forty-five students per room. While there are many differ- the United States, great con- troversy exists over the relative- ly small salaries of teachers. Yamanaka, however, was not at all dissatisfied with his career choice and his reasons for elected the following as senior superlatives: Best All-Around: Read Fol- line and Wendy Owen Most Popular: Howard Adams and Caryn Siegfried Most Spirited: Hart Raley ~ and Michelle Fast Best Looking: Preston Pear- 'T man and Caroline Coleman Most Likely to Succeed: Mat- thew Fitzer and Tara Grookett - educational system. ences between the Japanese and teaching are simple: "I love chil- The educators were touring American educational systems, dren. I love people~' American schools in hopes of Yamanaka also cited many While the best teachers of the learning about new teaching similarities. United States and Japan may methods, school administration Yamanaka mentioned the use completely different styles and management, working con- diminishing respect for teachers and methods, they do share one ditions, school faculty equip- in Japan: "Twenty years ago important quality-a love for ment, and teachers' unions. teachers were respected by many their profession. While this experience was a unique opportunity for the Japanese to learn about differ- ent aspects of education, it also presented Dreher with a chance to learn about the visitors form Key Club Wins Contest, the Far East and their ex- periences. Collects a Thousand Cans Tsuneo Yamanaka, the only English-speaking member of by Helen Hill were the Anchor Club, Student the delegation, mentioned that the East German students Five Dreher clubs collected Council, the Literary Magazine differed from the Americans in 1,312 nonperishable food items Staff, and the National Honor that "they sit straight and are during the November can drive. Society. very eager to learn~' The Key Club challenged all Lorgean Graham from the S. Yamanaka was impressed, other organizations to bring the C. Committee Against Hunger however, with the individualism most items to be donated to the was pleased to see so many cans of the Americans, both in their South Carolina Committee as students loaded them into a dress and in the learning Against Hunger. pickup truck. process. With exactly 1000 cans, the They will be placed in Christ- Who, me? -- Joyce Gist and Randy Johnson try to remem""- - "Everything is done in groups Key Club won its own contest. mas baskets for needy people in poetic French phrase in Mrs. Stepp's class. (Photo by He. in Japan;' Yamanaka coo- Other clubs which participated Columbia.
  2. 2. PAGE 2 THE BLUE PRINT DECEMBER 18, 1987 Tl,i f is'" yea lIy YIia d q,5 S. Yov sl. ovid n<lV~ tlO -trovblp at all. .--:::::---~ ~ ~~ ..... ~ .. ' Editorials Aggie Finds Santa Lives Every Day S.C. Needs Better Subs Perfect Match In All Generous Parents byMatthew Fitzer And Suggests hy Preston Bost When a student is absent from school, the school day goes on as usual. When a teacher is absent, however, the entire class is dis- Daily Showing In 1897, Frank Church began an editorial with these words: "...Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as rupted. love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they While the system dictates that a substitute teacher will come Dear Aggie, abound and gives to your life its highest beauty and joy.' in and distribute an assignment, the truth is that plan usually does My face is a red garden of Love and generosity and devotion. During Christmas season, not work. leaky pores and pimples. Peo- many people are filled with a sincere, but fleeting, feeling of The reason this plan is sometimes faulty is that often the sub- ple break out just thinking generosity -- especially toward those who are less fortunate than stitue teacher is more of a disruption to the class then a stabiliz- about me. Help. they are. But have you given consideration to those "Santa ing factor. Violent Face Clauses" in your community who exhibit love and generosity and The job of a substitue teacher is not an easy one. It requires devotion all year round? an abundance of patience and an excellent rappon with teenagers, Have you ever been hospitalized? Do you remember the volun- qualities that are not found in the average person. teers who delivered the flowers or brought the books and For this reason, the average person should not be hired as a sub- Dear Face, magazines--perhaps a fluffed· pillow? Their love of people com- stitute teacher; however, because substitute teaching is a very stress- Just shave daily, enroll in one pels them to donate their time to the hospitals, bringing smiles ful job and not a high salary position, often the district is forced of Columbia's prestigious pri- and laughter and caring to those who are ill. to play with the cards dealt tbem. vate schools, and quit living be- Were you aware that there are many professionals--doctors, psy- This situation presents but another example of the effects of hind the VA. chologists, lawyers, and others--who are willing to donate their malsuppon in South Carolina education and, subsequently, the time and talent to those who need help desperately, but cannot reason our educational system is so poorly regarded. pay? This generosity provides counseling, care, and support to those who need help in the face of overwhelming odds. Dear Aggie, Incentive Is Very Useful Think about the churches and other charitable organizations. I don't like people very much All year--every year--they sponsor projects designed to help the and I especially don't like you. needy both at home and abroad. They build houses for the home- hy Preston Bost I don't enjoy giving or peace or less, and they hold seemingly endless drives to collect food and In a recent NEWSWEEK editorial, a distraught mother/profes- anything but I like to take clothing and other supplies for the needy. Their generosity pro- sor denounced a program that had just been instituted at her chil- things ungratefully from friend- vides hope for those who, despite their efforts, are finding it im- dren's school. Apparently, Lincoln Schools's "positive-incentive ly people, especially obese rela- possible to meet their own needs. program;' designed to encourage children to behave properly and tives. With Christmas coming Have you looked at your teachers lately? You'll find them in to study conscientiously, resulted in her children's bringing home up I kind of feel guilty about many places in addition to their classrooms. They'll be in many prizes -- candy, cookies, and stickers among them -- prizes awarded the whole thing. Help me out. places in addition to their classrooms. They'll be sponsoring clubs, for eating lunch, learning the alphabet, and picking up trash. Roadkill Bob chaperoning field trips, spending weeksends on the road with a At a Cleveland High School, officials are providing incentives math team, coaching sports teams, coaching academic teams that for good grades -- incentives dear to the hearts of American are preparing for competition--activities for which they receive little teenagers: money. $40.00 for an A. $20.00 for a B. $10.00 for a Dear Bob, or no tangible rewards. C. The money accumulates in a fund reserved for college or voca- Your're a real hot pick. Call Their devotion to their profession and to their students com- tional education. me sometime. pels them to give of their time and themselves above and beyond NEWSWEEK's angry editorialist was appalled by these pro- their classroom resposibilities. grams, claiming they will corrupt children and accusing school offi- Finally, think of your parents. For years, they have been per- cials of operation under the assumption that children are "so Dear Aggie, forming the duties of all these groups--the volunteers, the profes- materailistic, so unmotivated and lazy that they will not learn I have bad problems with sionals, the charitable institutions, and the teachers. Their love without a brib~' grammar and I can't seem to get and generosity and devotion have compelled them to give of them- Where else have you seen "bribes" disguised as incentives? rid of it. I know that it can be selves time and time again to make their children's lives that much AT&T, Tupperware, and IBM use incentive programs designed to seen how it is bad to accidental- better. boost performance and increase productivity. Fast-food restaur- ly use a preposition to end a So, at this Christmas season, we owe a word of thanks to all ants reward "Workers of the Month~' In the business world in- sentence with. But I just can those year-round USantas" for whom the secret of Christmas is centives appear to be beneficial both to the company and to the never get my English papers to (to paraphrase an old holiday song) not the things you do at Christ- workers -- employees respond when offered bonuses for exemplary write right. My English teacher mastime but, rather, the Christmas things you do all year through. performance. says that my papers are word "Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Why not provide incentives for students? Already there are salad. Claus!... Thank God, he lives, and he lives forever.' teacher and principal incentive programs being tested in South Signed: Concerned Carolina. As to the debate over such a program's ability to cor- Student rupt or to encourage, it is possible that the angry mother places too much emphasis on the program's potential effect. Basically, if a school-age child has been taught to be courteous and studi- Dear Salad, Blue Print Staff ous and regularly practices these habits, an incentive program sim- You are too zany for words, Editor-in-chief. Matthew Fitzer ply reinforces what he has learned. I can't really help you because Assistant editor Preston Bost If, however, a child has not been taught appropriate behavior, you are basically pretty stupid. News editor John Ferrick & Tiffanie Scott perhaps, just possibly, an incentive -- a sticker or a dollar -- will Nobody really writes that bad- Feature editors Helen HiII & Malcolm Maclachlan begin a process of learning, encouraging studying, conscientious ly and I think you just wrote that on purpose so you could Clubs editors Susan Campbell & Missy Hinson behavior, and consideration for others. have your name in the paper. Sports editors Bo Bagwell & Andrew Schulz Once the student has lollipop in his hand as a bonus for assist- Please do not do this again or Cartoonist ...........•............. Malcolm Maclachlan ing another student, perhaps he will notice the less tangible results of his effon: reciprocal consideration from others, self-satisfaction, I will burn you down. Photographers ........•....... Helen HiII & M. A. Phifer and the joy of a job well done. Aggie Faculty advisor Gerald Floyd
  3. 3. DECEMBER 18, 1987 THE BLUE PRINT PAGE 3 Steps for Peace on Earth Are Not Impossible To Do This Christmas Season by Helen Hill certain. These facts are frightening Peace on Earth. We sing it at and upsetting because this Christmas, eggnog in hand, world full of trees, fish, squir- while we stand close to our rels, butterflies, and sunlight is friends and family in warm, beautiiul. And because people safe homes. dance, sing, wink, paint, talk, But on Chrsitmas day, as on and smile. every day, the world will spend They also hope and dream of over one billion dollars on mili- peace despite the real situation. tary arms. Here are some ways to be a pea- This will add to the stockpile cemaker and put your concern of weapons which is already into action: greater than the world's stock- I. Write a letter to the Presi- pile of food. On Christmas day, dent of the United States and let Studying hard -- Ashley Mullis, Stephanie Avery, Stepbanie Dowdey, and Julie Abbott clown around over 10,000 people will starve to him know you care about your during Mrs. Stepp's French class. (Photo by Helen Hill) death. world. Address your letter to: Single 20-megaton nuclear The President, The White bombs exist today which have House, Washington, D.C. more destructive power than the 20500. Send another letter to total of all the explosives used in all of the wars in human history. the Soviet leader. 2. Get to know Russians 'as real people. Have a photo taken Malcolm's Music Massacre In an all-out nuclear war, 260 of you and your family in the by Malcolm Maclachlan hours. Then have someone play God stonewash everything you million civilians would die in living room of your home. Print Tiffany"I Think We're Alone it continuously through the ear- own dye your hair red). This America and the Societ Union first names under each face in Now" phones. could be very ungood, especial- alone. It is likely that after such the photo (include pets). Yes, this is a song, not an al- "Wow, this is neat:' you say. ly if you're male. a war the earth could no longer Attach your address on a bum. If you knew that give "All these flashing colors across Short of sensory deprivation, support life. seperate piece of paper and yourself a lollipop. I couldn't the variegated purple skyline of there is only one thing that MAD (Mutually Assured send both to: Soviet-American find anyone who would admit the universe of green elephants could make me enjoy this song: Destruction) is the theory that Photo Exchange, 325 9th Street, they owned this album so the in Volvo station wagons getting HI think we're alone now (alone no one will start a nuclear war San Francisco, CA 94103. You song will have to do. The only good gas mileage while Darth nowooh) because to do so would be sui- will receive in return a photo of other alternative was to buy it Vader is blasting me with his There doesn't seem to be cide. But this is as uncertain as a family in the Soviet Union. myself. Yeah, right. convoluted light sword to the anyone... the predicted damage of a 3. Get rid of "national ene- How to listen to this song: bouncing beat. Give me more of Wait, we're not alone...aaaaahh! nuclear war. mies" by making them your cover yourself with several lay- this music!" (Hack!Slash!Cut!) A group called the Union of friends. To get an international ers of Saran Wrap, put on a Unforturnately, in this state I think I am dead now (dead Concerned Scientists has pen pal, write to: World Pen blindfold and a pair of ear- you will be vulnerable to the nowooh) predicted that a nuclear war by Pals, World Affairs Center, phones, and lie down. Wait 24 subliminal messages (Tiffany is My vital organs don't seem to the year 2000 is not only possi- University of Minnesota, Min- be anywhere around" ble or probable but is almost neapolis, MN 55455. IQ-15,$-none of mine Pink Floyd 1 'A Momentary HOLIDAY PUZZLE Vacation Expectations Lapse of Reason" by Mattbew Fitzer The big question about this Plug the letters from the tree stem into the answer and solve Include Sleep and Crowds album was over how they would sound without Roger Waters. the holiday riddle. The band proper now consists by Preston 80st Ben Reed: No school, the of only David Gilmore and food, and football games every Nick Mason, but they are assist- I. GJ For several weeks now, day for two weeks. ed by a ridiculous 17 guest mus- Melinda Lodges: Sleeping cicians and a whole bunch of 2. -Q- students--and teachers--have been eagerly anticipating the late in the morning, having other people I've never heard of 3. --Q-- winter vacation. What, precise- some time to myself, and Christmas carols. (with the questionable excep- tion of keyboard is Richard ly, have they been looking for- 4. ---Q--- ward to? Several of Dreher's Anthoney Grant: No school, Wright and mixing technician the bowl games, and the food. Andrew Jackson). This doesn't 5. ----Q---- students were asked to write down the two or three things Christopher Weaver: The seem like Pink Floyd anymore, 6. ----Q---- that they liked most about the winter holidays. Here are some gifts on Christmas day, the cold mornings, and the good will although they must be impres- sive in concert. GJ of the responses: thaI comes with the Christmas The first song sounds like holidays. either searching for the Loch GJ Johathan Watterson: Getting Andy Fields: Food, the Ness monster in a wooden row- temporary relief of the mid- presents, and no school. boat with a one-billion mega- I. You are in trouble if you are proudest of this grade. junior-year burnout, cold Maria Weinrich: Snow, get- byte laser fish finder or slogging 2. A very useful conjunction. weather, and exchanging gifts ting out of school, and getting through the marsh of a distant 3. Raised to the third power. with my buddies. out of Columbia. planet with a guitar. So what 4. Second full month of school. Cindi Bassard: Christmas, Karl Moody: Getting out of else is new. 5. The best policy on report card day. getting out of school, and the school, hoping for snow, and Pink Floyd is as much a 6. What students with cars have that carless students don't food. the presents. psychedelic poetic experience as have. Doug McClure: Rest, getting Toni Orosz: Being with my music. This album is less polit- out of Columbia, and leaving friends for two weeks, all the ical than those before it, school (which I usually end up lights and the spirit, and the although musically it is among Another name for one of Santa's little helpers is wanting to go back to fairly mad crowds at the malls. the best. The main problem is soon). Maisha Gunter: The that Gilmore does not have as "0000000 OATE CLAUS" Rodney Hill: The cold BREAK, the FOOD, and the good a voice as Waters. On the weather, no more sweat. peace of togetherness. "A New Machine" tracks he be- STEPHEN R. FITZER Tracy Price: Leaving your Sasha Akhavi: Sleeping late, comes positively annoying. ATTORNEY AT LAW book in the locker, having your not getting up early, and dream- This album is missing some- Suite 1214, Barringer Building birthday and Christmas very ing of sugarplums until late in thing, mainly Roger Waters, 1338 Main Street close together, sending Christ- the morning. and I doubt they'U make a mas cards to family and special Joel Padden: No school, and movie. But hey, at least they Columbia, S.C. 29201 friends who are unable to share [OIS of food. didn't replace him with Michael (803) 254-2260 such a joyous occasion with Ian Deysach: College basket- Jackson. you. baU, and the footbaU playoffs. $6.99
  4. 4. PAGE 4 THE BLUE PRINT DECEMBER 18, 1987 Washington-Farmed Valance To Play Dreher's Prom by Susan Campbell display of popular music, ener- gelic stage act, and original Members of the Prom Club music. went to Charlotte recently to The group has opened for choose a band for the prom in concerts in the Southeast and May, according to Carol Owens, has made a number of appear- faculty advisor. ances at universities and col- Valance is the band selected leges. Last year this band for this year's prom. performed at Spring Valley The seven-member band was High School's prom. originally formed as a six- The band plays songs from member group on the campus such groups or singers as Timex of Johnson C. Smith Universi- Social Club, Van Halen, Robert ty in Washington, D. C. Palmer, Run DMC, Genesis, Valance is noted for its strong INXS, and Marvin Gaye. Columbia Students Enjoy Kicked OUI?--A sedale David MacMillan lounges in lhe foreign language hall. (Photo by Helen Hill) Heat and Predict No Snow by John Ferrick snow in Columbia. Lisa Giles: I prefer tropical New Faculty Support Group to Meet December is upon us and the New Year is just around the heat rather than snow. I think it might snow but I'm pretty After School on Thursdays to Openly corner. Once again I think Columbia will neglect its job of sure it will sleet. T. J.: I prefer tropical heat, Discuss Problems with Troubled Youth having a "White Christmas". This truly hurts me. Having then the whole world would be like the islands. been born in the North, I fond- Bridget McKivergen: Tropical by Susan Campbell don't choose to. some to the Guidance Center ly remember building a snow- heat --- it's easier to drive in. Interested students should on Thursdays after school. man and playing in the snow. Cal Dent: Tropical heat and A new support group is Winter was one of the best sunshine. Heck no, it won't presently in operation at Dreher times of year. snow. (Poet and don't know it.) High School. The purpose is to Evidently, people in South Benji Guy: Tropical heat in help students who have problems at home, those who People with Power Make Carolina don't feel the same way about snow that I do. The the summer. Snow in the winter. It better snow. are depressed, those who have thought of suicide, or students New Year's Resolutions following people were asked, "Do you prefer snow or tropi- Kristin Felder: Tropical heat, or course. who just need someone to talk by Helen Hill cal heat? Do you think it will Beth Kennedy: HEAT! --- Of to. Ms. Power: To quit smoking snow this Christmas?" course it won't snow. Students can now obtain help Forgetting New Year's resolu- completely! I think that's Maria Weinrich: I like rain. Airlie Sattler: I prefer tropi- by meeting any Thursday after- tion is as easy as not writing enough. Caroline Coleman: 1 prefer cal heat in the winter and snow noon in the Guidance Center. 1988 on work during the first Mr. Floyd: I. To be more con- tropical heat. It will not snow, all the time. Faculty advisors are Sue Elliott, week back at school. But, we sistent with nutrition and exer- it will sleet. David Oakland: Tropical John Hogan, and Randy Rowe. still make them. cise. 2. To read more books for Theresa Hurt: I like tropical heat. Whenever it snows, the The support group is here not Here are the resolutions of fun. 3. To take time to smell the heat better. No, it will never water always gets in my shoes. to give advice, but to listen. our student body president, roses. Everything that is said will be Ashley Wilson, and some mem- Ms. Boone: I. To do more taken seriously, and nothing bers of the administration at work for the community. 2. To Omega Society says, 'Hope Your Holiday will be repeated outside the Dreher: continue to improve my reli- has the 3 'I(.s : group, according to Ms. Elliott. Ashley Wilson: I. To not let gious education. 3. To work "Don't be 'Dreher'Yi rest, revival, and The meetings will not focus senioritis affect the way my harder with my education on one specific topic. Par- grades turn out. 2. To not lose program. have a hilarious rejoicingl ticipants will talk openly about touch with all the friends I've Ms. Amma: I. To be more holiday." any subject, although they will made at Dreher while I'm in patient. 2. To get thinner. 3. Not Mrs. Brown not be forced to talk if they college. 3. To do well in college. to try to do more than I can do. Camping and Backpacking Club Elects Officers by Jane Dough thing about the club is that af- Susan Campbell has been ter each trip everyone feels selected president of the Camp- closer to everyone else in the ing and Backpacking Club. club:' she added. The two faculty sponsors are ~ Cheryl Sigmon and David Nelson. So far the club has planned to go kayaking in the USC swimming pool and probably ~! canoeing in the Congaree Swamp. Other officers include Mrs. Stuckey Tiffartie Scott, vice president; Kim Huffman, secretary; and Benji Weeks, treasurer. Dear Paco! Scott said, "The Camping and Backpacking Club isn't the America has been Y3 biggest club here, but it's the less peaceful since you most fun;' left! "We have the greatest time going on trips and doing things Love, like white-water rafting and Helen and Miriam Book Her--LibrarianlForensics Coacb Kalhy Sulusky paddles hard tbrough lhe vast sea of paper- horseback riding. The best work that accompanies her positions. (Photo by Helen Hill)
  5. 5. DECEMBER 18, 1987 THE BLUE PRINT PAGE 5 Students Express Radio Preferences by Missy Hinson I've ever heard "Klassic Kiss" Melinda Loges: Fox 102, be- on. cause they play older, faster Radio is a very popular me- David Michaux: EZ 93 be- music, and they don't playa lot dia among teenagers. In cause it plays soft love songs. of soul. Columbia there are many Kurt Strazkins: K 95 or Chris Weaver: C 103, because different radio stations to WUSC, because they play my they play the most music. choose from. The listening band's music. Doug McClure: WMFX, be- tastes of Dreher students are Melina Lewis: WWDM, be- cuase it's the only one in very diversified. This is reflect- cause they've got love. Columbia that's half good. ed in the various stations the Heather Helms: WNOK, be- Doug Taylor: WWDM, be- students choose to listen to. cause they have decent dj's, and cause I've been listening to it for When asked to give. their their music isn't half bad. years. Before and Afler -- Marcia Hendrix has sponsored lhe Anchor favorite radio station and why Jenny Wilson: Fox 102, be- Ronald Mack: Big DM, be- Club for 18 years. Here she is pictured near the beginning and they listen to that station, stu- cause I like their contests. cause they are hot! end of those years. dents had the following replies: Keith Reese: WOIC, because Monique Richardson: C 103, William Hernandez: WNOK, I like to "rock 'n roll~' because they push it real good. because they're always playing Julia Eccles: I never listen to Andrew McClain: WCOS, music. You know, they don't one exact station. because they played country talk a lot like some dumb radio stations. Darby Jenkins: QI07 in Charleston, because it has a when country wasn't cool. Mieoki Corbett: WCOS, be- Hendrix Sponsors Anchor Chris Hudson: The Big DM, because their music is fresh. good morning show. Lance Reigner: 104.7, 'cause cause they play some good country music. Club for Eighteen Years Ardee Johnson: WNOK, be- I'm too lazy to change it. Earlene Nixon: WWDM, be- Dawn Harris: WNOK, be- cause they playa large variety by Matthew Fitzer cause the radio is stuck on it! drix's students, might be Rodney Hill: WWDM, "The cause it's just the best. of good music and they play old Marcia Hendrix has spon- interested to know Hendrix was Big DM;' because they're "bad~' Maria Weinrich: 90.5 WUSC, and new music. sored the Anchor Club for the host of a prime-time televi- J ames London: 102.3, be- because the deejays aren't ob- Darlene Nixon: The Big DM, eighteen years, the longest cur- sion show on CBS affiliate cause they're the only station noxious. because it plays some Cool J. rent sponsorship of any non- Channel 19 in the late '70's. sports-related extracurricular A recipient of a Masters activity at Dreher. degree from the University of Scholarships Are Available for Students Hendrix, who has also spon- sored the forensics team and Miami, she would introduce the show, which featured old mo- served as the girls' tennis coach, vies, with a short story or expla- by John Ferrick Monday a person from Talent ship or financial aid can find explains, however, that she does nation of certain parts of the Search comes to Dreher. out more by contacting the not offer an abundance of in- film. College costs more these days Anyone interested in scholar- Guidance Office. put to the organization. "It presented a problem than it ever has. Parents and "I am only an advisor in the sometimes:' Hendrix explains. students are horrified by the strictest sensC;' explains Hen- "Because I was an entertainer at amount of monel' they must spend. Bennington College in Vermont is the most expensive Forensics Not Just Debate drix. "I deliberately disinvolve myself from some activities:' night, some students expected me to entertain In the by Missy Hinson tion (hoi.). Dramatic interpreta- Hendrix believes that leader- classroom:' college in the United States. It tion involves the memorization ship skills, among other traits, As for now, Hendrix is out of costs in the neighbothood of When the word "debate" is of a printed piece. The piece are better developed without the the entertainment business and $20,000 a year to attend this pri- mentioned most people envi- usually involves different interference of a faculty advisor concerntrat;ng on school and vate institution. sion two speakers arguing over characters. The speaker must and adds that the parent organi- the Anchor Club, which is now What is the answer to this ex- topics usually pertaining to use only his or her voice to con- zation only utilizes a faculty ad- planning an important project pensive problem? Scholarships some political disagreement. vey the feeling of the piece. Hu- visor because it is mandated for the support of old people. and financial aid are the only This, however, is not necessari- morous interpretation involves under district policy. She is enjoying her position resources available to those of ly true for Dreher's Forensics the same preparation as d.L ex- Hendrix also tries to incor- and does not see herself leaving us who have too many scruples club. cept for a difference in oratory porate her"hands off" the Anchor Club in the near fu- to rob a bank. Forensics---or as most refer to material. The material for doio philosophy in the classroom ture. As a result, Anchor Club The majority of scholarships it, "debate team'~-- includes not is usually serious while materi- where she stresses the impor- member,: will continue to enjoy (95'70) are for specific colleges. only debates, but also several al for h.i. is usually humorous. tance of group dynamics and the freeaom and responsibility These colleges are mostly in- other areas of oratory. Other events that are not so inter-student instruction. that have enabled the club to state. There are also "generic The first area, debate, is common at debate meets in- Many members of the An- consistentiy produce some of scholarships" which can be broken down into three differ- clude impromptu, preparation chor Club, not to mention Hen- the school's finest leaders. used for any college and are usually made up of essay con- ent categories. Varsity debate is of a two to four minute speech tests and the like. To receive a scholarship, usually a person must be in the for expert debaters; junior var- sity is for students with some experience; and novice is for de- on a topic drawn by the speak- er; original oratory, a speech given on a topic chosen by the s.c.Calculus Association top 15% of their class, haave high SAT scores, or haave baters with no experience. The two-person teams argue policy speaker; and congress, an exer- cise involving use of the Names Petrusick President talent. issues. democratic process. by Mallhew Fitzer at ion in its primary function of Notification of these scholar- Another type of debating is Dreher's debate team usual- distributing information about ships comes through the Lincoln-Douglas, Named for ly attends 10-15 tournaments a Dreher teacher Christina the year's Advanced Placement scholarship bulletins, the week- the famous debates between year. All fees are paid by school Petrusick was recently elected exam to schools around the ly bulletin, the morning an- Abraham Lincoln and Freder- funds. president of the South Caroli- state. nouncements, stuents request, ick Douglas, the arguments Kathy Sutusky, the Forensic's na Association of Advanced The recipient of Dreher's or the college. center around moral issues. sponsor, feels that participation Placement Mathematics 1985-86 "Teacher of the Year" Talent Search is a federally This form of debate involves in the club is very beneficial to Teachers. Award, Petrusick hopes that her funded program for students one-an-one confrontation be- students. Petrusick, who has edited the position will bring Dreher's seeking financial aid. Every tween two opposing sides. Says Sutusky, " It helps stu- organization's newsletter for math program added recog- One very popular event is ex- dents develop speaking skills, three years, will lead the associ- nition. temporaneous speaking. This and it also helps them with Peace event involves the preparation school work:' She feels that de- .. .. sioch3in ~)L." vrede and oral interpretation of a four bate and extemporaneous to seven minute speech from a speaking are particularlybenefi- fret! El!!TIVI 01711' paz topic chosen by the participant. cial for students wishing to de- MADISON ;fo {- salama paix The speaker draws from a velop organizational skills and HALL group of topics, and then time management skills. pace ,,~ •.,., pok6j spends thirty minutes preparing Although Forensics is very peace Mllp friede his or her speech. Topics usual- time-consuming, it can prove to 3205 DEVINE ST. If you can identify the 16 languages ly involve current events. be both enjoyable and reward- GIFTS of each word for Peace, write them ing. Sutusky believes that stu- on a sheet of paper (in the right Another event is interpreta- dents will learn to work FURNITURE order) with your name and turn it in to Mr. Floyd in room 205. You will tion. This event is broken down together towards the attainment CONVENIENCE! be recognized in the next Blue Print. into dramatic interpretation of a common goal through their (d.i.) and humorous interpreta- experiences in Forensics.
  6. 6. PAGE 6 THE BLUE PRINT DECEMBER 18, 1987 Key Club Sponsors Mr. Legs Contest Including Students, Teachers, and Cat by John Ferrick The first day for the contest, Weinrich said of the contes- On November 30, 1987, the the court yard was swarming tants, "They're nice and most of Key Club started its week-long with many voters. Weinrich them were more shy than I ex- Mr. Legs Contest. The contest commented that they had run pected them to be~' was organized to raise money out of jars to put the money in. When asked about a Miss for charity. The brave males who put Legs Contest, Weinrich stated, The Legs Project was headed their legs on the line are Randy "We decided that a Mr. Legs by Maria Weinrich. It was origi- Owens, Peter Knight, Malcolm Contest wouldn't be taken as nally decided that it would cost Maclachaln, Bill Thorpe, Ran- seriously. We didn't want a ten cents to vote. However, dy Rowe, Andrew Schulz, Bo pageant. This is just for fun'" many people made greater con- Bagwell, Harold Phillips, Terry Bo Bagwell placed first in the tributions for their choice of Watson, George Johnson, contest, with Tiger the Cat legs, paying up to (and more Shannon Ziegler, and Tiger the coming in at a close second. than) a dollar. Cat. Terry Watson took third place. Math Team Shines at Winthrop College What a pair -- Although they're no competition for the Rock- ettes, this pair of legs, belonging to Bo Bagwell, won first prize by Missy Hinson Team also attends regular math in the Mr. Legs contest. (Photo by Helen Hill) the team is strong due to the meets where the members com- contributions of every member. The Math Team is a shining example of academic excellence pete in various events involving different types of mathematics. With the strength of each in- dividual, the math team looks Frank Horne's Poem Helps at Dreher. The team, which consists of Matthews Fitzer, Fitzer, team president, feels to have a very successful season. Restore Christmas Meaning Preston Bast, Tara Grookett, by Tiffanie Scott many advertising schemes David Oakland, Jean Toal, Amy Simmons, and Van Va, re- Beatles and Smiles Might With all of the modern novel- which seem to pull us further from the meaning of Christmas. cently made an outstanding showing at the Winthrop Col- Help with Christmas Blues ties which surround us during the holidays, it is not surprising The most important parts we afe being drawn from are the lege math tournament. that so many people take ideas which surround it. We The Math Team, competing by Tiffanie Scott 8. Cheer up. There are many Christmas so lightly. From must try to remember that wi- at Winthrop on November 21, other people who have much Smurf Christmas specials to thin the true spirit of Christmas placed third out of 55 schools Christmas time. Big Deal. less than you. wet-n-cry baby dolls, there are lies the promise of peace, good from around the state. Only This seems to be the general will and, most importantly, Irma and Brookland-Cayce attitude of teenagers around the hope. High School placed above the holiday season. It is a time of Dreher team. The members also your life when you begin to real- ize how great being a little kid Yearbook StaffAnnounces Christmas is hope. For that purpose, the following poem is did quite well individually. Out of 350 competitiors, Fit- was. You miss the anticipation of waiting for Santa on Christ- Theme for 1988 Blue Devil being included in our Christmas issue: zer placed seventh; Simmons placed seventeenth; and Toal mas Eve and the joy of ripping by Susan Campbell editor of the annual this year. Kid Stuff placed twentieth. open a 240-piece Leggo set. Others include Kim Huffman The team, which is sponsored Yet just because you're all The 1988 edition of Dreher's as assistant editor and Kelly The wise guys by Christina Petrusick, prac- grown up doesn't mean you yearbook The Blue Devil will Chappell as co-editor. tell me tices once a week. The Math have to mope around with the have as its theme "Fifty Years Currently the staff is working that Christmas Holiday Blues. So, if Jack Frost and the Tradition Countinues:' on a section dedicated to life Helen and LuAnn say is Kid Stuff... is nipping at your butt instead in honor of Dreher's fiftieth outside Dreher. Students with Maybe they've got "MERRY CHRISTMAS" of your nose, try these ideas to year, according to Christina interesting photos for this sec- something there- to: cheer up your Christmas: 1. Petrusick, faulty advisor. tion should take them to Ms. Two thousand years agn Kim, Shannon, Jennifer, Die your hair green. This might Tara Grookett is serving as Petrusick in room 227. three wise guys Stephanie, Molly, Becca, not be your color, but the look chased a star Chauncey, Greg, Yon, Tom, on your mom's face will be across a continent Jay, Slouch, Emerson, and enough to make anyone laugh. to bring Retard. 2. Give someone a hug. frnnkicense and myrrh 3. Instead of mistletoe, hang to a Kid up your dog. You may not get born in a manger Merry C~ristlQas a wet kiss, but you'll sure get a with an idea iri his head wet surprise. aqd 4. Smile. And as the bombs 5. Make colored soap to give crnsh Happy New Year! to your friends as presents and tell them it's candy. (This idea all over lhe world today was inspired by McAlpin). Mr. Home the real wise guys 6. Listen to the Beatles. If know you don't think this will make that we've all you happy, look what it did for sneI:) OleUlpJoqnS :.VNl.:l got to go chasing stars Helen Hill. again in the hope SIUOppJe '9 poqnJ .( 7. Slick your hair back with that we can get back oJDelnsu! ., lnq ·z Dippity 000 and see how fast some of that JoqolJO 'j> S '1 you can spin around on your Kid Stuff head. (I'vs tried this already. It SH3MSNV born two thousand years rocks). ago. Employee Benefits --Frnnk Horne lite - Dental Health - Disability Pensions - UnIversal Life Have Gibson, Walker, & Stewart a Specializing in Group Life & Health Insurance P.O. BOil: 50481 Happy & Safe J. DAVID GIBSON 2325 Devine Street Columbia. S.C. 29250 Hard Worker -- One of Dreher's most conscientious students, Ann Margaret Harvey is rolling up her sleeves to laminate some materi- Holiday JOHN M. STEWART (803) 25<4-1832 als in lhe Media Center.
  7. 7. DECEMBER 18, 1987 THE BLUE PRINT PAGE 7 Dreherites Want Cars And Scuba Gear for Christmas by Helen Hill and Malcolm the Civil War. I wonder if San- Machlachlan ta took American History? Mr. Horne: Peace (and Dreher students seem to quiet). know exactly what they want Miss Scurry: A job that pays for Christmas. This survey an- $! swers the question UWhat do Liz Daniel: A twenty million you want most for Christmas?" dollar wardrobe. Let's hope we all remember that Terrance Jones: A kiss under it's even better to give. the misletoe. The following people want, Lisa Giles: I would like a red above all else, a car: Heather Mickey Mouse telephone and a Allen, Trey Auld, Caroline bright yellow bubble gum Coleman (wreck-proof), Cal machine full of gum. Dent, Rhonda Garrick, Sheila Tung Tran: A drum and Can- Gilmore (300ZX), Jeff Good- on AE-I camera. win, Cynthia Haggins, David April Bell: Someone to love Yes ma'am -- Jay Lawson salutes reading teacher Myra Miller as Mike Johnson fixes his. hair and Harris (old and powerful) and love me back. Jennifer Mixon, Van Robinson, Tice Sumter, Kevin Williams, and Kevin Whitmore have a gener~ Heather Herbert (lROCZ), Kevin Hyne: A 1,000,000 watt ally fun time. (Photo hy Helen Hill) Noel Khare (small and unrust- bass stack. ed), Bridget McKivergan, Jill Kristin Felder: I want money Mockus (black Toyota 4x4), for college next year. You Need Not Be a Yuppie to Enjoy Julie Pipette (T-top RX7, can- dy apple red), Mike Shack, Xu David Oakland: Scuba diving lessons, a hang glider, mountain Rare Movies at Five Points Theatre Tram (Corvette). Jennifer Stucker: A one-way climbing gear and love. Teresa Hurt: A tiger from ticket to Spain. Africa. by Malcolm Maclachlan don't know of any on theirs. We cities show award-winning films Joyce Gist: A real watch-one Bridget McKivergen: A pair believe there is a market for by independent Southern that doesn't float. of sweats. Have you ever found out both theaters:'says White. producers. Cargill's personal Becky Padgett: I can't say, it Joe Rhett: My two front about a great new movie open- Besides the fact that most of favorite was an experimental might not come true...a new boy teeth. ing up in New York that you the movies they show are film speaking backwards, and friend would be nice. Cal Dent: A rolex and more really want to see? You check produced by independent film- the film itself played backwards Trey Valneta: To see my best patterned boxers. the paper every day, waiting ex- makers, as opposed to giant stu- for the audience. friend, Frank or/an EA.O. Benjie Guy: Everything, but pectantly for it to come to dios such as Paramount and Despite this honor, the Bijou Schwartz's $18,000 toy Ferrari. I'd settle for a million dollars, Columbia. And you wait and Warner Brothers, the Bijous has had some problems. Green- Van Va: A computer, ANY world peace, or a sports car. wait and wait. Months pass and only criterion for choosing street's a neighboring nightclub, computer. Charlie Brown: The littl girl you resolve to leave this hick- films is that they are good. The occasionally produces enough Lu Ann Powell: AShar Pei with red hair town as soon as possible. subjects range from UHolly- noise to disrupt the show. puppy, but I'll settle for a new Monique Richardson: More Well don't pack yet. There is wood Shuffle;' a comedy by a However, the owners of both teddy bear. mini skirts. a theater in Columbia which black drama company that sa- Greenstreet's and the Bazaar Helen Lee: A new piar of Andrew McClaire: Love and specializes in films made by in- tires rascism in films, to "Mate- have been cooperative, and bear-feet slippers or a full more love from Tasha. dependent companies, most of wan", which deals with more soundproofing is on the length mink coat. Quinn Posey: A new V.S.c. which not otherwise be availble socio-economic crisis in a Penn- way. Deanna Johnson: I want a jumpsuit. in Columbia. sylvania mining town. The results of a membership black panther from New Randy Allen: A stereo. Located in the 5-Points Some films do, however, fare drive in the form of season tick- Zealand. Michelle Hunter: I would like Bazaar, the Bijou has been open better than others, says Cargill. et coupons were disappointing Billy James: A lifetime sup- for my baby to come here since February of 1986. "We "Very artsy or obscure mo- and they have struggled from ply of unleaded gasoline, and healthy. wanted to bring movies back to vies tend not to do well. Neither time to time. However, they enough money to get me to first Wanda Moseley: I want my 5- Points, and also offer do most with subtitles. have no plans of giving up. week and back. little girl, Charlotte, to walk. something a little different, " "The movies that do the best Their primary goal is to build Barbara Hoy: A black lace Cheryl Davis: Money to go to says Ann Cargill and Glenn are the ones that get a lot of up a loyal audience. teddy. France with Mrs. Stepp. White, two of the eight owners press, such as uRoom With A So if you're looking for a cer- John Webb: [ live without the Chavon Terebee: Contact of the Bijou. View" and U She's Gotta Have tain movie that is not playing at encumbrance of needing physi- lenses. As the only other "artsy" It:' any of the other theaters, your cal luxuries; however, I'll prob- Miriam Schoeman: I wish theater in the Columbia area, The Bijou was chosen to be best bet is to check with the Bi- ably get a modem for my people would start thinking of the Bijou has been accused of part of the Southern Circuit, in jou or move to New York. computer. others for once, and stop think being the Nickelodeons': "yup- which theaters in five Southern Duane Corpis: A paper to ing only of themselves. pie catering rival". CargiU coun- give Mr. Horne January 8 on ters this statement: "I'm too old MERRY CHRISTMAS to be a yuppie. We don't aim AND toward one particular group. SUCCESS IN 1988 We welcome everyone. I TO wouldn't call Sid and Nancy PRESTON AND HYMAN (which is about Sid Viscious, a AND THE heroin addicted punk musician) ENTIRE JUNIOR CLASS a yuppie movie. I suppose it's FROM hard to avoid that label being CRAIG AND DENtSA GARNER located in trendy 5-points. The two theaters are, in real- JlnJ llUlybe one oay "'e can lire ity, very different. The Bijou without fear anO canjUJion. 'But only shows 35mm film, while the when we set wille our egos anJ smaller Nickelodeon uses 16mm. This allows the Bijou to attitudes anJ realize we are not the show first run films for periods only /iYing being, ",jth feeling, anO of one to eight weeks; the Nick desires. 'Peace and -Colle. shows older films, each for only TAS a few days. The films that the Bijou shows would usually not be available to the Nick for GOOD LUCK, several months, and they have only conflicted over a movie GAMECOCKS! once. Gator Bowl '87 "There may be some compe- tition, but we try to minimize it. 93, 94 ... -- Faculty grunts and groans In an aerobic workout, yet still has enough strength to as- There is certainly no an- Barbara Scott sign homework. Pictured are Sybil Knight, Sara Stepp, Lee Carson, Pat Bolin, Annie Nelums, tagonism on OUf part, and we Joyce Hughston, and Karen Dunson. (Photo by Helen Hill)

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