St Louis Country Day School - Codasco Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1986

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St Louis Country Day School - Codasco Yearbook (St Louis, MO) online yearbook collection, 1986 Edition, Page 272 of 280
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Exam What can be said about exams? Well most CDS students would prob ably like as little to be said about this topic as absolutely necessary never theless the topic must be addressed The first word that comes to mind while pondering the essence of exams is PROCRASTINATION Procrastina tion is a way of life for CDS students Why make up a schedule and study two hours a night for two weeks when with the help of several dozen cups of coffee the same plethora of data can be absorbed in a single all nighter 7 CDS students thrive on the pressure and the challenge involved in trying to learn a years worth of information in 24 hours Procrastina tion is the first phase of exams at CDS and is immediately followed by a sec ond more painful phase DEPRESSION The CDS student body wakes up from its euphoric dreams of passing exams without studying and at school one can no tice a slight oh so slight tint of depression set into the green speck led floors of CDS Those unshaven coffee drinking zombies suddenly are awakened to the harsh reality that not only were they unable to learn the entire history of the modern average in history just fell to a meager B due to the heavy weight of this end of semester exam Enough said about semester exams Let s get to the good stuff We re talkin AP s Advanced placement exams are great fun Dont let anyone tell you differently One of the greatest feel ings in the world is to study hard all year to take a college level exam in say Biology and then have to answer three 25 minute essay questions when you dont have the faintest clue as to the answer And as far as you re con cerned they might as well have asked the answers And as far as you re con cerned they might as well have asked pected to answer correctly only 50f'fu of the multiple choice questions There is however a good side to AP s You get to stay home the day before the exam and if you play your cards right you can take three exams and miss the whole week And as if that werent enough you don t have to take any end of semester finals So AP s are alright if you take in to con sideration these positive aspects of the advanced placement experience Basically exams are fun or at least a challenge We love them by john Gregory I - . . D . . I I ' r - ' I ' I I , , . . . . I . I I l I I I I . I . . ,, I - - 11 ' ' - I I . r , I ' I I - I I ' ' . . . I I I . I ' I , ' I . . 1 - - - ' I . I . , . . . world in one night, but that their A- "More than National Merit, i.e. SAT, the Advanced Placement program shows the impact a school has on its students and is clear proof that solid, college level work is occurring in high school. Since we are a college preparatory school, that is our mission and our consistent record verifies that we are fulfilling that mission. We can all take pride in that." - Doc Kalmar 26fExams

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Bill Latta: CHANGED "I couldn't go to parties without drinking. I would have to drink to rid me of all my insecuritiesf' At age 17, Bill Latta started using pot. He began by getting stoned a few times a week. Often he would leave school to get high. In his junior year at Country Day, Bill was involved in a bombing incident at a party. He left C.D.S., before being expelled, and went to a boarding school. However, things did not change. "I found things the same at boarding school." He repeated his junior year, still getting high, but worse. "I was getting stoned three or four times a day at boarding school. I couldn't survive without drugs." Money ran short and Bill had to resort to selling in order to support his habit. The first realization came to Latta when his parents found pot in his room. He promised himself that he would quit, but one week of abstinence did no good. He was hooked. In February of that year, there was a drug and alcohol seminar at this school. He showed up drunk and passed out. The Dean took him to the infirmary, and Bill had hit rock bottom. "I met a friend in the infirmary who had been through a drug treatment program. He gave me the big Alcoholics Anonymous book and I began to read it. It was then that I realized I needed help." Bill turned to the Edgewood program, located in Webster Groves. Since then he has been sober for 5 "lt was a big change in my life. I'm not as insecure now. I really do feel good about who I am, and I can The treatment will go on, probably for the rest of his life. "What I have is a disease. It is something I'm going to have to live with the rest of my life. I am a Looking back, Bill sees his past life as a "living Hell." He drank until he was 16, used drugs until he was 17. His message is simple: "You can ruin your whole life with drugs. The only person who can do jim Dierberg makes Philip Chyu laugh as he does his impressions PTOIIT cont . . . months, and counting. Arriving at the lumber the bus back to the Hill l company the people Behan lumber company. be 0P9f' Wllh mY59lf-H struggled out of their cars After the first bus had and limousines to take a been loaded a riot broke bus ride to the Behan's out over the delay of the 4 farm where the after- second bus. Tempers Chemlfal dependent-H prom was held. At the soared and words flew as after-prom, people either 100 anxious partiers were relaxed in the house or left behind for about an danced out back under a hour. U ' 1 H striped yellow and white The Country Day prom 3nYlh'n8 about If '5 Y0Uf59lf- canvas tarp. The tarp will be looked back on proved useful in keeping with mixed feelings. On the light morning rain off the positive side some the weary couples. students enjoyed a night Rax Sandwiches, pas- on the town with no cur- tries, and soda were pro- few. On the negative side, vided as sustenance for some students believe the tired and hungry par- that perhaps the prom tiers. Dancing to the band was a total failure in that Graphix, the mass of peo- the cost was just too as- ple on the dance floor tronimical for simply one rocked and rolled until night of semi-enjoyment. A , four in the morning, Whatever the feelings, when the band stopped the prom will be remem- playing. Then they took bered. by Guy Borders of teachers. Prom 1986 81 Bill Lattaf25



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Whether found congregating around the flagpole in the early afternoon, or sleeping in library chairs during their free periods, seniors seem to have striking si- milarities in their behavior. They seem assured that not only are jackets not required, but that work in general isn't either. Some define Senioritis as a mood, others argue that it's a biological disorder. Whatever the case may be, this "mood" settles down upon most seniors and limits their ability to think, create, and in worse cases, move. Senioritis is often referred to as a disease, similar to Mononu- cleosis, or simply "Mono," Compare the two and eye- awakening similarities appear. For instance, Mono causes lack of rest, which drives students to sleep late and produces numer- ous tardies. Seniors do not have the best track record for 8:00 A.M. appearances. Due to the Seniori tis Tom Diggs displays the "get dressed by noon" approach to his science class. lack of sleep Mono causes ado- lescents to be tired and unpro- ductive throughout the major- ity ofthe day. Granted, the sen- ior class always has its academic stars, but the majority are not so active or inspired. Those with Sean Kirkland leans relaxfully against a door as he prepares himself for the day ahead. Byron Valier decides jackets are waived while Stuart Rauch finishes up last nights homework. Mono experience severe plum- mets in their grades due to ab- sence from school. Well, roll- call in senior courses was mar- ginally down, and their grades are usually not worth a standing ovation. But senioritis does not end with its similarities to Mono. It has other effects. It causes sen- iors to remove all heavy clothes, within the realm of decency, and herds them out to popular tanning spas on the grounds. It also causes them to leave cam- pus for lunch, or anything else for that matter. Let's face it, everyone is a sen- ior in high school once in his life. And no matter what period or decade you chose to look at, the temptation of laying back a bit and relaxing is blatent. Sen- ioritis is, therefore, a strongly rooted tradition, and no cure has been discovered, yet . . . by Steve Banks x l" l 5 l T' Senioritisf2f

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