The Optimist

Townie Hotspot

Will Gibbons and Taylor Harmon

September 20, 2017

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 some  hot spots guaranteed to earn you the title of a ”townie”...

Subs and the Humdrum

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017

What do you do when your substitute teacher, unencumbered by earbuds, is listening to CNN on his phone while perusing Amazon on the computer for the finest Shimano fishing rods? Do you do the unit 1.4 homework that your teacher...

International talk like a pirate day

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. To celebrate, we asked students what their go to pirate phrases and jokes were. Here’s what they had to say: “Argh, shiver me timbers!” junior Lia Sokol. “Squawk sq...

Spikeball club callout meeting

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

  Spikeball, created in Hawaii by CEO Chris Rudder, has truly turned into an American phenomenon. An increasing amount of people are buying Spikeball game sets and are playing the game across the U.S.A, from campgrou...

Upcoming callout meetings for clubs

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

September 7, 2017

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

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

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

Birks Vs. Chacos: The Ultimate Sandal Showdown

Calvin Prenkert, Staff writer

August 14, 2017

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?

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