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The Optimist

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The Optimist

“Oppenhiemer” Review: The Man who Changed Everything

Jordis Kieffer, Writer August 25, 2023

Oppenheimer is a three-hour long breathtaking film filled with drama, science, and concentration, leaving you on the edge of your seat as everything comes together. It makes sense that it could be...

Our Weird Barbies

The impact of Barbie

Zoe Gray, Writer; Photographer August 13, 2023

  As I walked into the theater, the room was filled to the brim with young girls, most wearing pink tutus and holding their barbie close to their chest. They were soon followed by their mothers...

Safari #3

Safari #3

Kiefer Kettenis, Cartoonist April 28, 2023

The D&D movie is action-comedy done right

Giovanni Lopes, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a tropey, impressively comedic film that doesn’t take itself seriously, which is a refreshing change of pace from the more “serious” films that have...

Safari #2

Safari #2

Kiefer Kettenis, Cartoonist April 6, 2023

Get ready to jitterbug: Swing Dance is April 6

Giovanni Lopes, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

If you’re a fan of dancing and great music, come join BHSS Band’s Annual Swing Dance! The event includes live big-band music, a free dance class, and a newly added silent auction. The live music is...

Olympic Esports Faces Controversy

Mateo Fuentes-Rohwer, Staff Writer March 31, 2023

A few years ago, the International Olympic Committee announced that esports would be joining the long list of Summer Olympic events. This was met with cheers and appreciation from the esports community...

Do you like Daylight Saving ?

Grayson Irwin, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

Daylight savings is one of the most captivating topics in the world. Daylight savings was created to maximize sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere. When days lengthen in the spring and wane in the fall,...

Why I hated Netflixs Wednesday

Why I hated Netflix’s “Wednesday”

Laynie Rearick, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

In what may get me canceled by the #Wenclair (Wednesday Addams + Enid Sinclair) shippers or the Tim Burton stans, I am unable to hold back from speaking my truth: I don’t like Netflix’s Wednesday. This...

The epic journey to the fourth floor

Truman Daleke, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

South students remember walking up the stairs to the third floor as ambitious freshmen, yet to be dulled to the husks we become as seniors, wondering what was in the land beyond. What was once a topic...

You Have Got to See Avatar: The Way of Water

You Have Got to See “Avatar: The Way of Water”

Jenna Torline, Co-Editor, Ad Manager January 11, 2023

After a whopping 13 years since the release of the first “Avatar,” director James Cameron had big shoes to fill when it came to the release of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and with an estimated...

A less than jolly review of Elf the Musical

Laynie Rearick, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

"Elf the Musical is a good musical.” “No it’s not.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not.” “Yes it is.” The above is my last two remaining brain cells arguing with each other over what to...

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