The Optimist

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

Making the News: A Community Conversation takes place at IU

Melissa Thomas, Editor

January 29, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about where your news comes from? Do you want to have a participating role in promoting a healthy local news environment? Is journalism an interest to you? On Feb. 29, students have the opportunity...

Let’s Bring Back (Some) of the Roaring Twenties

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

It’s the '20s again, and this decade should be as roaring as the one a century ago. As a reminder for those who don’t remember the 1920s, it was more or less sandwiched by the two world wars, and the decade was defined by p...

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Courtesy of Lil Bub's Instagram.

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

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