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You’re making my heart beat: a recent revision of AED history at South
Barnes and Noble to close in 2019

Barnes and Noble to close in 2019

December 6, 2018

Barnes and Noble opened in Bloomington in 1995. It will close in February of 2019. The bookstore on 3rd Street is a casualty...

Distracted driving and the perils of teenage driving

Distracted driving and the perils of teenage driving

December 4, 2018

Every high school student longs for the day when he or she no longer has to rely on others for transportation. However, what...

Optimize: week of Nov. 26

Optimize: week of Nov. 26

November 30, 2018

Welcome to Optimize, a weekly update to keep you informed on what has happened during the week. Here are five national/international...

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“Venom” review
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Optimist Print Edition
Optimist’s 2018 gift-giving guide
Keep climbing with future flight attendant Larissa Callahan

Keep climbing with future flight attendant Larissa Callahan

November 29, 2018

A guide to scholarships

A guide to scholarships

November 29, 2018

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Barnes and Noble to close in 2019

Barnes and Noble to close in 2019

December 6, 2018

Barnes and Noble opened in Bloomington in 1995. It will close in February of 2019. The bookstore on 3rd Street is a casualty of the declining...

You can get a scholarship for gaming?

You can get a scholarship for gaming?

December 5, 2018

If you are worried about your child playing hours of video games and you are expecting they won’t go anywhere with it, now may be their chance...

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