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Colin’s Columns: Girls Soccer

Colin’s Columns: Girls Soccer

Colin Doyle, Sports Writer

August 21, 2019

South at Center Grove 8/22/19 The Panthers traveled to Bargersville to face the No. 9 ranked Trojan squad on Wednesday night, and although they played hard, they suffered a 2-1 defeat. The Trojans got two first half goals, including a questionable penalty kick. That almost buried the Panthers,...

South’s Advanced Theatre class presents ‘Little Women’

South’s Advanced Theatre class presents ‘Little Women’

Melissa Thomas, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” has been a celebrated piece of American literature for decades. Set in the midst of the Civil War, readers follow the March girls on a journey from childhood to womanhood in a time of war, poverty and radical change in America. This weekend, the classic will ...

South Speaks: spring break

South Speaks: spring break

Hailey Allgood, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Spring break is a glorious time of the year for students of all classes. It provides a relief from standardized tests, grimacing finals and the strain of being a high school student. From going to exotic locations to staying in the comfort of your own home, South students are always looking forward to t...

South students perform in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” production

South students perform in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” production

Calvin Prenkert and Tommy McEvilly

February 28, 2019

This weekend Stages Bloomington will premiere the well known Andrew Lloyd Webber production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. The production features many local middle and high school actors from around the area, many of whom attend Bloom...

Song of the Week: January 21st

Song of the Week: January 21st

January 27, 2019

After a brief hiatus, three staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment. Week of January 21 Tommy McEvilly-  My song of the week is “Almost (Sweet Music)” by Hozier. Released only about a we...

South teacher performs stand-up comedy

South teacher performs stand-up comedy

Tommy Beggs, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

South English teacher, Sheila McDermott-Sipe, recently performed a stand-up comedy routine at the Comedy Attic. The Comedy Attic hosts an open mic comedy night on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., at which McDermott-Sipe presented her act. The English teacher began this hobby in Chicago at The Second City comedy ...

2019: the year of reboots and sequels

2019: the year of reboots and sequels

Eli Chafin, Staff Writer/Photographer

January 18, 2019

Nearly every big Hollywood movie coming out in 2019 is either a reboot or a sequel. While I desperately wish that the entertainment industry would be more original, this year will definitely bring an abundance of good movies. Just not original ones. “Glass” In this thriller, released Jan. 18, ...

Anticipated albums of 2019

Anticipated albums of 2019

Eli Chafin, Staff Writer/ Photographer

January 11, 2019

Pop culture flourished in 2018, giving us new records from countless artists including Janelle Monae, Mitski, Cardi B,  Beach House, SOPHIE, Ariana Grande and Parquet Courts just to name a few. It’s too soon to tell if 2019 will be as fruitful, but it looks promising. Here’s a list of some of the ...

Tis’ the season for Airpods

Tis’ the season for Airpods

Calvin Prenkert and Jackson Moore

January 10, 2019

This Christmas, many South students were delighted to find that Santa had left a special pair of earbuds under the tree. Released in late 2016, the AirPods are tech giant Apple’s first foray into bluetooth cordless earphones. Priced at a lofty $160, the AirPods are not your average impulse buy. ...

2019 Golden Globes recap

2019 Golden Globes recap

Maddie Roberts, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

A live proposal, Christian Bale thanking Satan, an apology for cultural appropriation by Emma Stone and a classic homage to Judy Garland are just a handful of the most memorable parts of the 2019 Golden Globes. Before recapping the winners, there were many moments that should definitely be highlig...

Netflix’s “Bird Box” review

Netflix’s “Bird Box” review

Taylor Harmon, Editor

January 9, 2019

This past holiday season, the talk of the Christmas table was Netflix's recent film, “Bird Box.” “Bird Box” quickly blew up shortly after its release and resulted in many memes and even the “Bird Box” Challenge. This challenge entailed people blindfolding themselves and doing reckless activiti...

The Optimist’s guide to a holly, jolly Christmas

The Optimist’s guide to a holly, jolly Christmas

December 18, 2018

Do you hear those sleigh bells ringing but can’t think of anything to do for the holidays? Do you have the urge to rock around the Christmas tree but don’t know which songs would get you in the best holiday mood? With the help from the Optimist, you’ll be sure to have a holly, jolly Christmas. ...

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