The Optimist

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

Bob Knight’s return to Bloomington

Braydyn Lents, Sports Writer

December 9, 2019

On Sep. 13, 2000, the movie Remember The Titans were on the top of the movie box office list and the most popular song at the time was the forgotten song Music by Madonna. However, in Bloomington, former Indiana University Preside...

The definitive ranking of Thanksgiving food

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Around this time of year, Thanksgiving food becomes one of the most highly debated topics. Everybody has their own opinions on what is the quintessential Thanksgiving dinner dish, as well as what dish should be thrown out and...

Photo by Joel McKay.

Down the ‘Rabbit Hole’

November 17, 2019

What you may not know about TikTok

What you may not know about TikTok

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Inktober among student body

Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Calling all creatives: life and career lecture

Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Broadway and Beyond, a lecture meant for parents and students interested in the performing arts, is coming to Bloomington. It is intended to provide advice within the field and outside to youth from insiders of the entertainm...

South welcomes French exchange students

Iris Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

You may have noticed some new people walking around South, extremely stylish people at that, carrying tasteful tote bags instead of heavy backpacks and wearing fashionable jeans that haven’t quite made it across the pond yet.  ...

Behind the Friday music

Hanh Tam Bui and Melissa Thomas

October 11, 2019

For as long as many students at South have known, one of the defining traits of Fridays at school is the music playing in between each passing period. However, little do they know that there is a method behind the weekly musi...

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