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The versatility of Snoop Dogg

The versatility of Snoop Dogg

Calvin Prenkert, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

2018 has already been a big year for American icon and rap legend Snoop Dogg. In the first three months of the year, Snoop has already released two musical projects and aired a television series on Netflix. His latest musical release was particularly groundbreaking, as the well-known rapper ventured ...

Song of the week- March 19th

Song of the week- March 19th

Calvin Prenkert, William Gibbons, Ethan Baer, Seth Thomas, Joseph Ermey, and Taylor Harmon

March 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist 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 March 19: Calvin - My song of the week is, unequivocally,  “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astle...

Song of the week- March 6th

Song of the week- March 6th

Calvin Prenkert, William Gibbons, Ethan Baer, Seth Thomas, Joseph Ermey, and Taylor Harmon

March 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist 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  March 6th:   Calvin- My song of the week is “Saw You in a Dream” by The Japanese House. The J...

Knight visits South, spends an evening with fans

Knight visits South, spends an evening with fans

Calvin Prenkert, Seth Thomas, and Maddie Roberts

March 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, South’s purple gym was packed full of an unusual crowd of fans. Gone was the rowdy student section and overly enthusiastic parents; replacing it was a much older generation of basketball enthusiasts. However, when former Indiana University coach Bobby Knight made his way to th...

Song of the week- February 26

Song of the week- February 26

Calvin Prenkert, Will Gibbons, Ethan Baer, Seth Thomas, Joesph Ermey, and Taylor Harmon

March 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist 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 February 26th:   Calvin- My song of the week is “Don’t ask me to be lonely” by The Dubs. The ...

Oscars preview

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features

March 4 will be interesting. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is approaching, and 2017 was one of the best years for movies in the 21st century. There have been captivating dramas, surprising thrillers, and often overlooked superhero blockbusters. However, there have also been accusations of stolen...

Song of the week- February 18th

Song of the week- February 18th

Taylor Harmon, Will Gibbons, Joesph Ermey, Ethan Baer, Seth Thomas, and Calvin Prenkert

February 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment. We are finally back after a hiatus and ready to deliver new music to your playlists. Week of Feb 18th:   Calvin- M...

Bloomington Youth Theater announces auditions for next show

Bloomington Youth Theater announces auditions for next show

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

Local youth-led theater group Bloomington Youth Theater (BYT) recently announced the audition dates for their spring-summer show, “The Little Prince,” written Rick Cummins and John Scoullar. Audition dates are on Feb. 7 and 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Rhino’s Youth Center. If acting isn’t one of your s...

Song of the week – December 12

Song of the week – December 12

Will Gibbons, Calvin Prenkert, Ethan Baer, and Seth Thomas

December 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings and general overall enjoyment.   December 12th:   Calvin- My song of the week is “Lazuli” by Beach House. The electronic synth in...

Song of the week – December 7th

Song of the week – December 7th

Calvin Prenkert, Seth Thomas, Will Gibbons, and Ethan Baer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment.   December 7th:   Calvin- My song of the week is “Deadbeat Summer” by Neon Indian. I really enjoy...

Song of the Week November 27th

Song of the Week November 27th

Calvin Prenkert, Seth Thomas, Ethan Baer, and William Gibbons

November 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment.   November 27th:   Calvin- My song of the week is the “Last Waltz” by Busman's Holiday. Busman’s...

Song of the Week-November 13th

Song of the Week-November 13th

Will Gibbons, Calvin Prenkert, Ethan Baer, and Seth Thomas

November 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment.   November 13th:   Will Gibbons: Ric Flair Drip by Metro Boomin and Offset is my banger of the week...

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