HISTORY OF MAINE SOUTH

Thanks to the good work of many people the history of Maine South has been saved in scrapbooks, the Eyrie yearbooks, and especially in the school newspaper Southwords. Here are articles and pictures to illustrate a time period, foreshadow the future, or capture a few special memories.
 

   

Choose a year in Maine South's history

1963 -1964 1964 - 1965 1965 - 1966 1966 - 1967
1967 - 1968 1968 - 1969 1969 - 1970 1970 - 1971
1971- 1972 1972 - 1973 1973 - 1974 1974 - 1975
1975 - 1976 1976 - 1977 1977 - 1978 1978 - 1979
1979 - 1980 1980 - 1981 1981 - 1982 1982 - 1983
1983 - 1984 1984-1985 1985 - 1986 1986 - 1987
1987 - 1988 1988 - 1989 1989 - 1990 1990 - 1991
1991 - 1992 1992 - 1993 1993 - 1994 1994 - 1995
1995 - 1996 1996 - 1997 1997 - 1998 1998 - 1999
1999 -  2000  2000 -  2001 2001 - 2002 2002 - 2003
2003 -  2004  2004 -  2005 2005 - 2006 2006 - 2007
2007 -  2008  2008 -  2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011
       

Choose a subject from Maine South's history

Academics Activities  
Administration Age issues AFS
Alumni Architecture Bathrooms
Books Broadcasting Buses
Dave Butz    
Cartoons Censorship Clothing
College Computers Conservation
Dating Dean's Office  
Demonstrations Discipline  
District 207 Draft Dress code
Drinking / Drugs Driving  
Earth Day Enrollment Equal Rights
Emotions Exercise Famous visitors
Derek Frapp Freedom Shrine Games
Grades Hair Hawk Honor card
Hazing Health Holidays
Homecoming Homework Journalism
Law Library  
Lounge Lunch  
Mathematics    
"M" Club Money Moratorium Day
Movies Music Office Occupations
Open School Park Ridge Personnel Office
Physical Education Politics The Pond
Prejudice Project Big Psychology
Race Relations Reading Recycling
Religion Hillary Rodham Clinton School day
Smoking Snow Sports
Student Council Student Independent Party Study abroad
Taxes Teachers  
Teaching Television Title IX
Trends Trips  
Vandalism Vietnam War Volunteering
Voting V-Show  
Work    

 

Academics
1963-1964 Principal Clyde Watson directs students "South of the border"
1964-1965 Dr. Watson emphasizes individual excellence

Activities
1963-1964 Southwords, Eyrie chosen as new publication names
1964-1965 [Southwords] Staff sets policies, goals
1965-1966 South adopts Korean orphan in Student Council program
1966-1967 Stage crews seldom seen, but results speak loudly
1966-1967 Inherit the Wind breathes life into history
1968-1969 Variety, color higihlight Marlins' swim show Fantasia
1969-1970 Dress code renovators clash with immediate action seekers
1969-1970 Talks of SC's purpose
1970-1971 Southwords explains ethics, errors: Maps increasingly liberal trend
1972-1973 Clubs provide a cross section of activities
1972-1973 Hard work key to Hawkette's success
1973-1974 NBC to feature Hawkettes
1975-1976 Prayer sessions enhance each day
1977-1978 Pep Club boosts school spirit
1977-1978 Is V-show worth it?
1977-1978 Our overworked, underrated Student Council
1979-1980 Hazing is against the law
1994-1995 Hey, man, don't mess with chess!
1994-1995 New dancers break the gender barrier

Administration
1982-1983 Board debates closing schools

Age Issues
1970-1971 Citizens debate lower voting age

Alumni
1968-1969 Former S. graduate speaks out
1974-1975
Santee earns honor
1987-1988 Mark Greenwald, '87, an Olympian
1987-1988 Alumni iprofile: Blind grad tackles challenges
1987-1988 Maine South's Homecoming queen -- a review of years gone by

American Field Service
1984-1985 AFS students share stories of summers away

Architecture
1963-1964 Truck rides, roof climbs highlight tour
1964-1965 First thoughts? Too busy getting lost
1973-1974 Trivia info about South
1984-1985 Administration to relocate to South hall

Bathrooms
1979-1980 Smokers ruin privacy

Books

1966-1967 "Mad" tops South's best selling list
1972-1973 'The Exorcist' not just another ghost story

Broadcasting
1974-1975 Dial 88.5 for the Maine line

Buses
1978-1979 Bus strike alters habits

Dave Butz
1968-1969 South chooses senior MVP athletes: Dave Butz

Cartoons
1969-1970 But I work here
1969-1970 That's what she wears
1977-1978 Cartoons

Censorship
1982-1983 Censors take out more than # $ % in literature

Clothing
1969-1970 Dress code renovators clash with immediate action seekers
1969-1970 Students like new code; Romance could suffer
1970-1971 Lady teachers take to pants
1973-1974 Dresses to jeans
1974-1975 Cool socks
1976-1977 New styles worn
1978-1979 Future brings questions
1982-1983 Conservatism new teen trend
1982-1983 Filip: Man of the Year?
1982-1983 Fashion springs back to the fifties
1984-1985 Colors reflect personality

College
1977-1978 Can college promise jobs?

Computers
1978-1979 Future brings questions
1978-1979 Math students use computers

Conservation
1973-1974 Drivers under 18 get no gas
1973-1974 Energetic students turn on to conservation
1973-1974 Lights turned off to cooperate with request to conserve energy

Curriculum
1987-1988 New innovations in curriculum: Grad requirements to change

Dating
1982-1983 A 'couple' of good times in group dating

Dean's Office
1977-1978 Dean Smith reflects on end of career

Demonstrations
1969-1970 National Moratorium significance assessed
1969-1970 Student calls Moratorium Day "lunacy"
1969-1970 Dress code renovators clash with immediate action seekers
1969-1970 Campus rioting discussed
1984-1985 Student protesters explain their actions

Discipline
1968-1969 Afterwords: Disciplinary limits set
1979-1980 Smokers ruin privacy
1982-1983 Conservatism new teen trend

District 207
1975-1976 How does 207 spend $

Draft
1969-1970 Mellberg meets Uncle Sam
1970-1971 Selective Service manuals issued to schools
1971-1972 Seniors low in lottery, face draft alternatives
1975-1976 Thoughtful view given to ERA
1979-1980 18-year-olds to be drafted?

Dress code
1969-1970 Dress code renovators clash with immediate action seekers
1969-1970 Students like new code; Romance could suffer

Drinking / Drugs
1971-1972 Drugs at South: Who's into it, what they use
1972-1973 Need some information? Try 'Hotline' 825-0860
1975-1976 Law on pot unfair?
1975-1976 Whos's Who polls students on drinking
1984-1985 Students surveyed about alcohol intake
1987-1988 Drinking: are you able to handle it?

Driving
1965-1966 Traffic court begins: Enforces traffic law
1973-1974 Drivers under 18 get no gas
1973-1974 Energetic students turn on to conservation
1977-1978 Teen drivers risk death
1978-1979 Bus strike alters habits
1978-1979 Future brings questions
1988-1989 Students want their "lot" in life to be theirs alone
1994-1995 Property of the editors

Earth Day
1970-1971 Earth Day reviewed in planning new projects

Emotions
1982-1983 Boys, are you afraid to cry in public?
1982-1983 A 'couple' of good times in group dating
1987-1988 Just a split second in time

Enrollment
1972-1973 People create problems
1978-1979 Future brings questions

Equal rights
1970-1971 South students express opinions concerning liberation for women
1975-1976 Thoughtful view given to ERA
1978-1979 "M" Club no place for letterwomen
1978-1979 What about Title IX?
1988-1989 Setting the feminist record straight
1988-1989 Setting the chauvinist record straight

Exercise
1978-1979 Future brings questions

Famous visitors
1975-1976 Gwendolyn Brooks
1975-1976 Representative Henry Hyde
1975-1976 Representative Abner Mikva
1975-1976 Governor Dan Walker

Derek Frapp

Freedom Shrine
1987-1988 Freedom Shrine unveiled

Games
1982-1983 Pac Man may be hazardous to your health

Grades
1984-1985 Columnist's advice for a successful year

Hair
1969-1970 Hair length hinders job seekers
1969-1970 Beards suddenly popular on faculty at Maine South

Hawk Honor Card
1987-1988 Hawk Honor Card to debut at South

Hazing
1979-1980 Hazing is against the law

Health
1975-1976 A suntan means status
1982-1983 Pac Man may be hazardous to your health
1982-1983 'Kissing disease' strikes South again
1982-1983 Walkman seen as hazardous by some

Holidays
1971-1972 Jimmy: A tale at Christmas present
1987-1988 The night before Christmas -- Maine South style

Homecoming
1976-1977 Homecoming Carnival preferred over floats
1987-1988 Maine South's Homecoming queen -- a review of years gone by
1988-1989 Homecoming through the years

Homework
1984-1985 Columnist's advice for a successful year

Journalism
1969-1970 National Moratorium significance assessed
1987-1988 Free the world .. but not its students

Law
1968-1969 Afterwords: Disciplinary limits set
1968-1969 ACLU director speaks on law and order
1979-1980 Hazing is against the law
1987-1988 Free the world .. but not its students

Library
1966-1967 Handpainted rocks immortalize the class of '67
1977-1978 Detection system merited successful
1982-1983 Censors take out more than # $ % in literature

Lounge
1968-1969 SC lounge will open 2nd semester
1969-1970 Lounge is open
1969-1970 Favors upper class lounge

Lunch
1965-1966 Our cafeteria is a mess
1965-1966 Boycott: Need for facts
1973-1974 Holy cow! Udderly fantastic news for student moo juice drinkers
1978-1979 Future brings questions
1984-1985 6A lunch a real drag / Cafeteria staff defends lunch

Mathematics
1969-1970 New math

"M" Club
1978-1979 "M" Club no place for letterwomen
1978-1979 What about Title IX?
1979-1980 Hazing is against the law

Money
1973-1974 Trivia info about South
1973-1974 How do you spend your money?
1974-1975 Inflation hits
1974-1975
Helpful hints for poor prom goers
1975-1976 Ads an influence or not?
1975-1976 How does 207 spend $?
1987-1988 Wage raise possible

Moratorium Day
1969-1970 Student calls Moratorium Day "lunacy"

Movies
1972-1973 'The Exorcist' not just another ghost story
1973-1974 Some movies worth seeing
1979-1980 Kermit hits Hollywood
1979-1980 Party at Biograph
1982-1983 Filip: Man of the Year?

Music
1972-1973 Deep End has new name only
1976-1977 Barry Manilow is No. 1
1977-1978 Sounds good to me
1978-1979 Album buyers surprised

Office Occupations
1966-1967 Jobs give girls headstart on office career

1968-1969 Office Occupations provides girls with jobs, skills

Open School
1970-1971 Trend to 'open campus' liked and disliked
1970-1971 Dr. Watson comments on open campus at South
1977-1978 Open campus could improve school life

Park Ridge
1972-1973 Restoring this old house doesn't bug Historical Society volunteer
1982-1983 New "L" breaks through Park Ridge wall

Personnel Office
1977-1978 Social worker available for council

Physical Education
1976-1977 Future Gym changes expected
1977-1978 Coed scuba can be fun
1978-1979 "M" Club no place for letterwomen
1978-1979 What about Title IX?
1979-1980 Smokers ruin privacy

Politics
1965-1966 Beat draft move wrong state juniors, seniors
1969-1970 National Moratorium significance assessed
1969-1970 Student calls Moratorium Day "lunacy"
1969-1970 Campus rioting discussed
1972-1973 Internship program launches government classes into politics
1975-1976 Thoughtful view given to ERA
1975-1976 Governor speaks at South
1979-1980 Iranian students talk
1984-1985 Student protesters explain their actions

The Pond
1975-1976 Stolen Mercury in pond causes rumors, crowds, and rowboat
1988-1989 Maine South's own McElligot's Pool
1994-1995 MS Pond-O-Rama

Prejudice
1979-1980 Iranian students talk

Project Big
1976-1977 Project Big, big project

Psychology
1972-1973 Need some information? Try 'Hotline' 825-0860
1982-1983 Boys, are you afraid to cry in public?

Race Relations
1976-1977 Unfair busing is brought to students' attention
1976-1977 "Roots" viewed by many students

Reading
1975-1976 Johnny can't read, nor can we
1987-1988 Drennan speaks on Year of the Reader

Recycling
1970-1971 Earth Day reviewed in planning new projects

Religion
1975-1976 Prayer sessions enhance each day

Hillary Rodham (Clinton)
1964-1965 Lawyer Hillary
1964-1965 Mock convention a first for Maine
1968-1969 Former S. graduate speaks out

School day
1979-1980 8-period day schedule
1988-1989 New schedule proposed for Maine schools

Smoking
1969-1970 South students cite their views on smoking
1979-1980 Smokers ruin privacy
1988-1989 Smoking lounges, do they work?

Snow
1966-1967 Scattered flurries bring panic

Sports
1968-1969 Inside story on track events and lingo
1970-1971 Fencers place first in State (Fencing)
1974-1975
Santee earns honor
1974-1975 MS girls' sports rising rapidly--hang in there gals!

1974-1975
Hey! Hey! Holy mackerel! Girl tankers--unbeaten State champs!
1977-1978 B-ball thrashes Warriors; win conference
1977-1978 Skaters glide to state championship
1978-1979 Super 65-65
1978-1979 We are No. 1, Hey!
1984-1985 Unsung athletes seek support (Cross country)
1984-1985 Swimmers to meet Maine East (Swimming)
1987-1988 Dreams that may never pay off
1987-1988 Mark Greenwald, '87, an Olympian
1994-1995 Education of the football field

Student Council
1969-1970 Talks of SC's purpose
1979-1980 Student Council elections fraudulent
1987-1988 Hawk Honor Card to debut at South

Student Independent Party
1970-1971 'Anteater Press' now circulating
1970-1971 Southwords explains ethics, errors: Maps increasingly liberal trend

Study abroad
1984-1985 AFS students share stories of summers away

Taxes
1982-1983 Budget may be hit by legislation

Teachers
1987-1988 Drennan speaks on Year of the Reader
1994-1995 Feichter and "civic education"

Teaching
1979-1980 Teachers question priorities
1982-1983 Editor attacks seniority policy

Television
1974-1975
April 29 not a night for pretty sights
1976-1977 "Roots" viewed by many students
1984-1985 Television favorites mentioned

Title IX
1976-1977 Future Gym changes expected
1977-1978 Girls' overuse of athletic facilities
1978-1979 "M" Club no place for letterwomen
1978-1979 What about Title IX?

Trends
1979-1980 Be human; reach for relationships
1982-1983 Pac Man may be hazardous to your health
1982-1983 Video tips for new trend
1982-1983 Conservatism new teen trend
1982-1983 Filip: Man of the Year?
1982-1983 Walkman seen as hazardous by some
1984-1985 Colors reflect personality

Trips
1976-1977 Canadian canoe trips schedule for summer

Vandalism

1966-1967 Vandals hits South twice; students, faculty speak
1975-1976 Vandalism poll among students reveals theft as common experience
1975-1976 Vandalism rips off students' maturity

Vietnam War
1968-1969 Afterwords: Disciplinary limits set

1969-1970 National Moratorium significance assessed
1969-1970 Student calls Moratorium Day "lunacy"
1970-1971 Student assesses effect of war moratorium

1970-1971 Selective Service manuals issued to schools
1971-1972 Seniors low in lottery, face draft alternatives
1972-1973 A true peace? Wonderful, but ...

Volunteering
1970-1971 'Jesus was a sole man'
1970-1971 South students continue to tutor at Hull House on informal basis
1971-1972 South walkers accomplish truly amazing feets
1972-1973 Restoring this old house doesn't bug Historical Society volunteer
1972-1973 Internship program launches government classes into politics

Voting
1970-1971 Citizens debate lower voting age

V-Show
1966-1967 Stage crews seldom seen, but results speak loudly

1977-1978 Is V-show worth it?

Work
1969-1970 Hair length hinders job seekers
1973-1974 Drivers under 18 get no gas
1977-1978 Can college promise jobs?
1987-1988 Wage raise possible
1987-1988 Dreams that may never pay off

 

 

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