The Optimist

Bringing back letter-writing while helping the USPS

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

October 8, 2020

When was the last time you received a real letter in the mail? You might be hard-pressed to remember. In the digital age, mailing letters to friends and family is often an afterthought, when emailing and texting is faster and easier. These days, the only things you’re likely to find...

Saying goodbye to Darn Good Soup

Iris Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Darn Good Soup has been a staple of Bloomington life since 2011 -- located on the Square, and known for its delicious daily soups and friendly employees, it is a quintessential part of living in Bloomington.  Even so, the ...

New music out now!

New music out now!

April 29, 2020

Students flocking to France

Photo credit to Pxfuel

Vika Terrill, Staff writer

February 24, 2020

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