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Song of the Week- November 2

Song of the Week- November 2

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

November 2, 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 2nd: Will: My song of the week is “Herside Story” by Goldlink. The song is incredibly chill, which is especiall...

Spotify Vs. Apple Music: The streaming service skirmish

Spotify Vs. Apple Music: The streaming service skirmish

Calvin Prenkert, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

Music consumes the average South student’s day. Students have their earbuds in before school, after school, during passing period, and even sometimes during class. However, the days of purchasing full albums or songs on iTunes  are virtually over, as streaming applications such as Spotify, Apple music, A...

District of Cubs

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Sports

  A Chicago Tribune in the Fall of 2012 would report the most recent happenings in President Barack Obama’s administration and would also report to a disconsolate reader that the Cubs finished the season with 101 losses (.377 winning percentage), 36 games back of the Reds in the National League...

Song of the week- October 1st (Guest Edition)

Song of the week- October 1st (Guest Edition)

Calvin Prenkert, Mallorey Daunhauer, Katie Apple, Logan Hanchett, and Taylor Harmon

October 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

This week the Song of the Week team has asked several of the other members on the Optimist staff to pick their song of the week. This Song of the Week installment will be filled with songs from guests on the optimist staff, thus it is titled “guest edition”.   October 1st:   Logan...

Song of the week Sept. 23rd

Song of the week Sept. 23rd

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

September 25, 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.   Sept. 23rd:   Calvin Prenkert- My song of the week is “Be about you” by Winston Surfshirt. It’s R&B song wi...

Subs and the Humdrum

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Satire

What do you do when your substitute teacher, unencumbered by earbuds, is listening to CNN on his phone while perusing Amazon on the computer for the finest Shimano fishing rods? Do you do the unit 1.4 homework that your teacher told him to assign? No, you don’t, because you’re watching a man (now a...

Song of the week: Sept. 17th

Song of the week: Sept. 17th

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

September 18, 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.   September 17th:   Will: My song of the week is “Uber everywhere” by MadeinTYO (feat. Travis Scott...

Muschietti’s Magnum Opus: “IT” Manhandles horrific summer blockbuster season into the sewer

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

In 1986, a good while after construing The Shining, The Stand, and Salem’s Lot, Stephen King, alongside Viking Press Publishing, released one of the novelist’s most bloodcurdling narratives yet: IT. The majority of people who read the novel agree that the 1990 film, shot from the adult perspective...

Song of the Week – September 10th

Song of the Week – September 10th

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

September 11, 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.   September 10th:   Calvin: My song of the week in “San Francisco” by Foxygen. It's a sweet little ...

Song Of The Week- September 3rd

Song Of The Week- September 3rd

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

September 7, 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.   September 3rd:   Calvin: My song of the week is “Empire Ants (feat. little dragon)” by Gorillaz,...

Townie Hotspot List

Taylor Harmon and William Gibbons

September 5, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment

Despite the claims of B-town born and raised teenagers, Bloomington is “blooming” with things to do. From food, to coffee, to outdoor excursions, here are all the hot spots guaranteed to earn you the title of B-townie. Brunching in B-town is something to be taken very seriously, especially among th...

Students audition for “Rumors” play

Students audition for “Rumors” play

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Showcase

Bloomington Youth Theater, formerly Solarium Productions, held auditions for their upcoming production of "Rumors", a play by Neil Simon. The shows will be held November 17th through the 19th, so make sure to mark your calendars!

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