The Optimist

Winter movie preview

Mallorey Daunhauer, Photographer

December 9, 2016

The holidays are always a time where blockbuster movies hit the theatres. Check out this season's new movies: La La Land- Dec. 16 Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, La La Land is a romantic musical set in 1980s Los ...

The Glass Menagerie

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Solarium Productions, an entirely student-led theater company, will be performing Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie this weekend. There will be three performances: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at 7 pm and Sunday, ...

The Nutcracker

Layla Moore, Staff Writer, Photographer

December 1, 2016

One of the best winter traditions in Bloomington is the IU Ballet production, the Nutcracker. It’s that time of year again, and the production will be performed this Thursday through Sunday. Ballet dancers performing in the Nutcracker...

Holidays gifts for friends?

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Picture the glittering snow, the frosty store window displays, the red ribbons - picture your best friends, the people you spend all your free time with. What are you going to get them this year for the holidays? If you’re ...

Holiday snacks

Elizabeth Rickert, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

It is almost December, and that means we are close to the season of peppermint, hot chocolate, and warm cookies. Here are some fun, easy snacks that will definitely put you in a holiday mood. Check out these delicious brownies....

Get their look!

Elizabeth Rickert, Layla Moore, and Mallorey Daunhauer

November 4, 2016

There are many "fashionistas" at South who deserve to be recognized. In case you're looking for fashion inspiration, check out these style mavens for ideas. Carter Makice: "To me, fashion means not looking like a total mess." ...

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at South

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Spanish teacher Shirin Ansari is in her fourteenth year of teaching at South. She’s the staff sponsor for Amigos, South’s Spanish club, and is enthusiastic to share Spanish culture with students and teachers in the community....

Lotus Festival photos

Lotus Festival photos

September 19, 2016

Lotus Festival Preview

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

It’s just about that time of year again-- the annual Lotus festival, a longtime staple of Bloomingtonian culture and a chance to experience choice aspects of numerous cultures from around the world, begins this Thursday, Septembe...

What team? Panthers!

Mari Walter-Bailey, Staff writer/ photographer

September 16, 2016

    In 2006, the lives of millions of children were transformed drastically. The obvious reason being that this was the year the first High School Musical movie was released. HSM grasped onto the clichés of high school dra...

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