Student Enjoys Music "I enjoy All-State Orchestra because I meet so many wonderful and artistic teenagers. It's thrilling to play with such talented people." These words were spoken by Diane Reicks, the junior daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Reicks of Holy Spirit parish, Carroll. Besides playing the violin in the Kuemper orchestra, Diane also plays the piano, organ, and guitar. She has taken piano lessons for ten years and violin lessons for six years. She has been in All-State Orchestra for three years. She is also active in chorus and junior ensemble. Aside from taking piano lessons, Diane also gives them. She has nine pupils, ranging from first to seventh grade. Diane's hobbies include art, reading, and all sports, especially basketball, football, and volleyball. After high school, she plans to go into music or sociology. —Charger Photo DIANE REICKS, junior, displays her collection of musical instruments. Aside from playing the piano, Diane also plays organ, violin, and guitar. EDITORIALS By Mari O'Hcrran Today's youth revolution puzzles many. People wonder if it really is new and different — or merely the same youthful idealism and protest present in every generation. Many feel that youth are experiencing something much more than the age- old rebelliousness characteristic of youth. The ferment of today is deep and intense. Although the activists are a minority of young people, it is a larger and more vocal minority than ever before. Many do not believe that today's students will slip easily into the comforts of suburbia and career, leaving behind their idealism and impulse for change. There are disturbing elements of the youth revolution. There are the far-left extremists who say that present society must be destroyed; their challenge must be met. There are the loners and dropouts; they must be helped. There is the use of dangerous drugs; this must be stopped. Too often, while fighting for our beliefs, we the younger generation, disregard the basic human values and rights which we are esp o u s i n g. We frequently lack compassion. We are often contemptuous of those who do not fully agree with us. While crying to be heard, we will shout down a speaker. However, for the most part, we have attempted to work within normal channels to present our grievances. We hav« tried to work through the political system; for example, the support for Senator McCarthy for President. We are the ones who have made such established institutions as the Peace Corps, VISTA, and the Teachers Corps more than mere slogans. But I will tend to agree that even as the majority of young people work constructively for change; severe provocation and even violence have increased as forms of social protest. This behavior strikes fear for the very stability of American society. Social protest has a rightful place in any enlightened society, as it was social protest that brought this nation into being. At the same time, we must recognize that respect for law and order is essential for the protection of everyone in our society. Young people — any people — who break the law as a form of protest must be prepared to pay the penalty and hope for ultimate vindication. Many persons feel today that the family is in trouble and is responsible for many of the ills of today's youth. The family provides a framework and a set of guidelines for a child's development toward adulthood. It is the parents' responsibility to give the child love, freely and warmly shared, and discipline, fairly but firmly administered, in this way, family life plays a major role in determining the stability of the child, and the depth and solidarity of his values. New 'Researchers for Tomorrow 9 Club Conducts its First General Meeting Kuemper's newly established science club, "Researchers for Tomorrow", held its first general meeting on November 5. They discussed the future projects of the club. Kevin Cawley, vice president ef the club, is the head of the program committee, which will fee planning the activities. Proposed activities include a field trip to the newly buift Science Center, in Des Moines, Iowa, and a fact program for the people of school and (he community on Drug Abuse. The science club plans to make all preparations for the science fair. Kevin Cawley feels, "R is a great opportunity for those terested in science to get together, and express similar interest in a particular field." "The past accomplishments of Kuemper students in the sciences will stimulate even great interest and activity," added Mr. Koester, club moderator. But, I think children learn much more from what their parents do than from what they say. Today many young people state that while their parents talk about love, integrity, freedom and fair play, their actions are heavily oriented toward materialistic security, comfort, and status. We repeatedly point out that we are not rejecting our parents themselves, but rather What they represent to us: hypocrisy. It is not easy for our parents to take criticisms seriously. Every parent likes to think that he has done reasonably well in life, so that it comes as a shock to find out that their child would believe different. Our parents like to tune us out; it takes much more courage to listen. My choice, if there even be a choice, is simply for the older generation to be responsive — to trust the young people, to listen to them, to understand them, and let them know they are deeply cared for. Instead of worrying about how the young revolution should be suppressed, the older generation should be worrying about how to sustain it. The key to sustaining our idealism is a more direct and effective course of action on the problems about which we are concerned: the problems of our cities, of our environment, of racial injustice, of irrelevant and outmoded teachings, of over-population, of poverty, of war. CHARGER STAFF The Charger is published every week during the school year by the students on the Charger Staff at Kuemper High School, Carroll, Iowa 51401. It is distributed as part of the Carroll Daily Times Herald- Senior Editors—Mary Stangl, Mary Strautman. Junior Editors—Alma Nieland, Rae Jean Westendorf. Headliner—Esther Tigges. Reporters — Cathy Cawley, Kevin Cawley, Janice Klocke, Lou Lohman, Lori McGrane, Jean Neary, Ann O'Leary, Teri Pudenz, Peggy Slater, Marcia Sullivan. Sports Editor—Dean Hoffman, Kev Cawley. Photographers—Monica Balk, Mary Gnam, Gary Tiefenthaler. Cartoonists—Molly Burgess, Mark Vonnahme. Typists—Mary Irlmeier, Pam Staiert, Linda Wittrock. Moderator—Sister Ruth Nieland.
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