The Optimist

Café Hispano

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Culture, Features

One Friday every month, a group of dedicated Spanish club members meet in room A107 to enjoy snacks and Spanish-language conversation. The event, Café Hispano, was founded last year by seniors Iona Pfingston and Molly Wagsch...

Battle of the Krogers

Taylor Harmon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Filed under Culture, Opinion

One of the most highly debated topics among Bloomington residents is the argument over which Kroger (out of four) is the best. The results of a two day Twitter poll have shown that KroGucci (College Mall Rd.) is the prefer...

Fun with turkey

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

"I feel like I could eat a horse". This phrase is heard around the country on Thanksgiving day. People count down the days until they can give thanks and eat copious amounts of food. While everyone knows that Thanksgiving is...

South Speaks: Thanksgiving traditions

South Speaks: Thanksgiving traditions

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

Filed under Culture

Performative activism and how to avoid It

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

November 21, 2017

Filed under Culture, Features

2017 has no doubt been one of the most controversial years in American politics, and everyone is learning more and more about the importance of getting involved and voicing their opinions. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware th...

Socioeconomic history of the beard

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Culture, Features

 This month is No Shave November to support men with prostate cancer, and the beard is more fashionable than ever.    A recent study by the New York Times found that approximately twenty percent of men in the U...

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