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Page 27 text:
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"Uh . . , y'see, it's like this . . . I was driving to school, and
this big truck was swerving across the road and hit a tree that
fell on my car, and then I had to wait till the tow truck came,
and after that Ihad to walk back to school, and then Irealized
that I forgot my books at home, so I had to turn around and
go back, and I turned on the TV for just a minute when I got
home, but Iaccidently fell asleep, and by the time I woke up
there was only ten minutes left in my class, and I figured that
it would be a waste of time to come back. Do I need an
Does this sound familiar? lf it does, you are one of the
many people who come into the Attendance Office com-
pletely prepared with one of the typical excuses which they
hear every day. As a result of all of these defenses designed
to avoid coming to school, stricter attendance policies have
gone into affect this year. They include the following: only
three unexcused absences per semester, and no longer is
parental permission always accepted as legitimate. Personal
illness, death in the family, and cases of extreme emergency
are still considered approved absences, along with visits to
colleges and other school related activities. However, the
unapproved absence policy has been altered as of last fall.
Helping with housework, taking care of relatives, and fixing a
broken-car are some of the reasons which now grant stu-
dents an unapproved absence, with or without parental per-
mission. So next time you're considering cutting a class or
trying to sneak in at 8:20, you better take time to review the
attendance policies first.
"Well . . . I was walking down the hall after third period
and all of the sudden I felt kind of funny. My forehead broke
out in cold seat, and my stomach felt like there was a million
termites inside eating away at it. I knew immediately that I
was about to have a Big Mac attack, and that I had to get to
McDonalds as fast as I could. Sure enough, that cured me.
That's a good excuse, isn't it? I mean, personal illness is an
excuse, isn't it?
"Three detentions , . . Next?"
By Kris Smith
if Pay Now
Page 28 text:
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Auds""
Students pile into the already crowded
gymnasium and gradually fill the bleach-
ers to their capacity. "West give us a W!"
echoes off the walls along with resound-
ing cheering and clapping. The pep band
booms out the school song and another
aud has offically begun.
Firing up for a big game is what auds
are most often about. Competition can
boost school spirit, as was demonstrated
when the administration lead the crowds
at the Homecoming aud. Dr. Johnson, Mr.
Liddy, and Dr. Grebner led the contest in
which the sophomores, juniors, and sen-
iors attempted to out-yell each other.
During the West-Central pep aud, the Pep
Club presented a series of skits imitating
the typical Blue Devil football players and
cheerleaders. After these activities, Dr.
Johnson took over, removed his jacket
and vest, and once again led the crowd
with the famous "Beat Central" cheer.
However, auds can be more than just
yelling. The Gala King announcement and
Homecoming Queen Coronation are two
of the more serious types. The decora-
tions and music from the orchestra pro-
vide a special kind of atmosphere. Auds
are also a great way to let students know
what's going on. For example, the pre-
sentation given for the musical set the
stage for a good turnout at the actual
performance. Some auds are used purely
for entertainment, which makes a nice
change from the school routine. For
Homecoming, Bob Mason provided an
entertaining look at the world of ESP.
Throughout his years at West, A stu-
dent experiences numerous pep rallies
which cover a wide range of activities.
Cheers, presentations, skits, and speech-
es are all a part of the many auds, yet
each one has an individual characteristic
which will be remembered in the years to
Senior Sue Jepaen, one of West's Freddy Falcon
mascots, cheers the football team on at a pep aud.
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