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Getting Started with Rise of Kingdom: A Beginner’s Guide

January 11, 2021

Rise of Kingdoms. We’ve all heard its name once or twice through its merciless advertising tactics that span across about every platform you can imagine, however, unlike most games who take the route...

Top 10 Things To Do In Bloomington That Aren’t “Have A Frat Party”

courtesy of Creative Commons
August 27, 2020

Townies know what fall brings: sweater weather, autumn leaves, and of course, IU students! Everybody in Bloomington loves the IU kids, but it seems like the only things that the IU kids love about Bloomington...

New music out now!

New music out now!
April 29, 2020

Need some new music to listen to? Head over to Spotify and check out South junior Teddy Gonyea’s new album, TeddySounds.  Gonyea released his debut album April 11, 2020, after about three years of...

What happened in France?

What happened in France?
March 26, 2020

It’s astonishing how fast you can go from eating a delicious Parisian dinner to sitting on the floor of your chaperones’ hotel room at 3:30 a.m., worried that you won’t be able to get out of the...

Five ways to stay busy in quarantine

Five ways to stay busy in quarantine
March 26, 2020

It’s the third day of your quarantine adventure, maybe your 10th depending on your spring break plans. You have played Barbies with your little sister more than should be allowed, and you now know the...

Friday’s Schedule

The African American Dance Company at Indiana University.
February 27, 2020

Tomorrow, February 28th, South will have an adjusted schedule due to the final day of ISTEP testing as well as the performance of the African American Dance Company in fifth period. The AADC, directed...

Special needs individuals ‘Shine’ at community event Feb. 7

South freshman, Steven Miller, with his buddies.
February 13, 2020

On Feb. 7, Special Ed students from Bloomington South were able to experience an unforgettable night of dance and glamour at Bloomington's annual Night to Shine. Centered around giving special needs individuals...

Panther Profile: Alex Straube & Photography

Panther Profile: Alex Straube & Photography
Get to know Alex Straube as he tells us about how he got into photography and some of his big influences.
February 13, 2020

For those of you who don’t know him, Alex Straube is a senior at Bloomington South. You might have seen him walking through the hallways with the usual one earbud plugged in and rocking his unique style...

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Courtesy of Lil Bub's Instagram.
December 11, 2019

Internet cat celebrity, Lil Bub, recently died on December 1st at 8 years old. Her death sent waves across social media with millions of fans wishing her condolences and recounting her short-lived life.  Her...

Down the ‘Rabbit Hole’

Photo by Joel McKay.
November 17, 2019

This year, Theatre South presents a production tackling the complex issue of losing a child. ‘Rabbit Hole’ is a 2007 play written by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who was inspired by his Juilliard...

Inktober among student body

October 30, 2019

With every new October, there is a new Inktober. For all thirty one days of the month, there is a different prompt for artists to follow and create an ink illustration. Inktober began ten years ago by...

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