The Optimist

Upcoming callout meetings for clubs

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

September 7, 2017

Filed under Culture, News

Clubs are starting back up for the 2017-2018 school year. South offers a variety of clubs suitable for all types of interests. Come to the upcoming call out meetings and check them out!   Spell Bowl Sponsor: Ms. Von Buchler (Roo...

What’s with the Sack?

What’s with the Sack?

September 5, 2017

Townie Hotspot List

Taylor Harmon and William Gibbons

September 5, 2017

Filed under Culture, Entertainment

Despite the claims of B-town born and raised teenagers, Bloomington is “blooming” with things to do. From food, to coffee, to outdoor excursions, here are all the hot spots guaranteed to earn you the title of B-townie. B...

Where are they now? Mid/Late 2000’s Fads

Calvin Prenkert, Staff writer

August 18, 2017

Filed under Culture, News

The days of heelying past your friends who walked from gym to the classroom and begging your parents to buy you another furry friend because your Webkinz account was supposedly about to expire are long gone. But, has anyone ever...

Lollapalooza Recap

Lollapalooza Recap

Will Gibbons, Staff Writer/Photographer

August 16, 2017

Filed under Audio, Culture, Entertainment, Opinion

Birks Vs. Chacos: The Ultimate Sandal Showdown

Calvin Prenkert, Staff writer

August 14, 2017

Filed under Culture

Both sandals are stylish and comfortable, but personal preference has created a great divide between the two options. Now, Optimist aims to tackle the age old question: Birks or Chacos?


Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

Filed under Culture, News, Uncategorized

South Optimist recently interviewed PAWS member Krista Konerman about the animal advocacy club here at South. Can you tell me a little bit about what the club is? "PAWS stands for Panther Animal Welfare Society and as a...

Diversity Day

April 12, 2017

Marzo es el Mes de Arte Juvenil

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Culture

This article is the first of many to be translated for Spanish students and speakers Cada Marzo desde el año 1973, la ciudad de Bloomington ha observado el Mes de Arte de Jóvenes, un evento donde la comunidad puede ver la...

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