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French, Spanish Only
Foreign Language took a step down with the
dropping of German, leaving only French and Spanish.
New textbooks and workbooks were issued for those
"The Spanish class was mind boggling but very
interesting," stated Cynthia l.aMarche 1115.
"We did about the same thing we did last year,
except without German," stated Mr. William Hughes.
Tape recorders were used during class so students
could hear speakers from those countries pronounce
the dialogue. Mr. Hughes, who taught French and
Spanish, also taught games and songs of the country.
Special attention was given to vocabulary and
pronunciation. This was done so the students would
have a better understanding of the language.
A. Mr. William Hughes, French and Spanish teacher, uses
headphones to talk to the class. B. Garry Schnell l11l and Tye
Trepanier Q99 try to converse in two different languages. C. Mr.
Hughes goes over Spanish test in class.
"During French class we did
a lot of interesting studies
about the French language and
its culture Furthermore we
studied its sophisticated and
bizarre customs We also
learned many popular French
songs familiar to all French
men Overall the class is a
delightful class and I am glad l
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Art Class Stimulates
In Benson's art class students were taught basic and
advanced skills in acrylic and oil painting,
silkscreening and carving. The class was open to all
students as an elective and students at any grade level
could take the class. The class viewed many cultural
films and studied the attitudes and rituals of various
countries. The rituals varied as far as dancing during
puberty to watching t.v. during puberty.
The instructor was Mr. Don Richardson who has
been teaching art at Benson for twenty-six years.
"I hope they always have art at least as an elective,"
said Nlr. Richardson.
"The class was fun, we have a great teacher, and it
was groovy,'.' laughed Dean Hesse t9l.
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A. Marlene Gin C109 paints a nature scene for a landscape
assignment. B. Ken Hayward U13 adds detail to one ofhis paintings.
C. Acrylic character paintings by students displayed at Tech Show.
D. David Hurley f10l paints a portrait of his girl friend. E. An Indian
industrial worker is the subject of Keith Dempsey's 193 painting.
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"lt's great to work with books
and use the computers. I never
knew how to really use one
until l came to library class.
- Bill Clark U23-
Excell In Library
Perhaps on one of your trips to the library to study
for that seventy page history report, you happened to
notice people poking their noses into a doorway near
Harold Arendt's office. The reason probably would
have been the addition of four new computers to
Benson's space age library technology.
Benson now has three Apple 2E computers and two
printers. The computers previously could be used for
homework and games, but games had to be
discontinued so that the new PSAT study discs could
beemployed. The students were extremely excited
and Mr. Harold Arendt, the librarian said that the
computer sign-up book was swiftly filled every
"Soon to be installed will be a microfiche tfeeshl
reader!printer", Mr. Arendt added enthusiastically.
Microfiche is similar to the microfilm seen in many
espionage movies, but it is wider and easier to read.
A new addition to the library staff was Mrs. Judy
McNeil who assisted Mrs. Anne Barlow.
"Benson has always competed with other schools in
the number of library staff members and so far we've
been on the bottom", said Mr. Arendt, "however, now it
looks like we're catching up."
The library disposed of unwanted or unpopular
books by taking student polls, in an effort to give the
student what they needed and what they'd read.
A. Rodney Hicks l9l studies a graph displayed on one of the new
library computers. B. Library aids Loren Burling l1Ol and Paul
Herigstad l 9 J pluck keys and gain education through the use ofthe
library computer systems. C. Mrs. Shirley Bankston, book clerk,
reviews a booklist in the bookroom. D. Tracy Zellen 1123 uses library
time to catch up on an automotive assignment.
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