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Song Of the Week: August 26th

Song Of the Week: August 26th

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

August 30, 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.   Week of August 26th:   Ethan Baer: “Jocelyn Flores” by XXXTentaction. This song is apart of XXXTentaci...

Lollapalooza Recap

Lollapalooza Recap

Will Gibbons, Staff Writer/Photographer

August 16, 2017


Filed under Audio, Culture, Entertainment, Opinion

       Lollapalooza started off as, what most would agree, a major disappointment. The first show I attended was Migos, the most popular rap group from the last couple of years. As such, it was one of the most highly anticipated shows of the festival and drew a huge crowd. The problem, however, wa...

Softball field construction

Softball field construction

Carlie Williams, Photographer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

As the school year comes to an end, softball construction is just beginning.  The softball field should be ready for the lady panthers by the 2017-18 school year.

“Alien: Covenant” Review: “Prometheus,” now with more Aliens

Chris Forrester, Staff writer

May 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VW6sg50Pk "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" 


I've said it before and I'll say it again; Ridley Scott is genuinely a mastermind. Alien: Covenant is very evidently both a sequel and a response to the brilliant, unfairly maligned, and criminally...

Summer jobs/volunteering

Carlie Williams, Photographer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

Summer is right around the corner! With less than two weeks left, you might be thinking about all your amazing plans this summer.  Numerous activities take place: volunteering, vacations, hanging out with friends, or even a summer job are all key ways to make this summer the best yet.  Looking for so...

Night Moves promposal

Night Moves promposal

Lucy French and Carlie Williams

April 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News

This Saturday, April 22nd, will be South's prom. Luke Domer got in a last minute promposal to Lillian McAfee on the Night Moves sign.

Diversity Day

Carlie Williams and Layla Moore

April 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase

The anual Diversity Day was held today, April 12th, in the white gym.  Every year students of South come together to teach fellow peers about a variety of cultures. "Diversity is the one thing we all have in common." was displayed on the shirts of Diversity Club members. ...

Diversity Day is tomorrow

Diversity Day is tomorrow

Lucy French and Carlie Williams

April 11, 2017


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, News

South's annual Diversity Day is tomorrow in the gym, all day long! Be sure to stop by and look at the different cultures that will be represented.

Legendary IU coach visits Bloomington

Legendary IU coach visits Bloomington

Lucy French, Photographer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase, Sports

Last night, former IU basketball coach, Bob Knight, came to BHSN and shared stories of his legendary coaching career with special guest Bob Hammel, a retired Herald Times sports editor. Knight did admit that he “quite honestly had no interest whatsoever” when he was first asked to speak, but he changed...

Where to watch the Best Picture nominees

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

With the Academy Award winners so recently announced, now is a time when people tend to want to check out the biggest winners. Here’s where you can watch this year’s Best Picture nominees:   Arrival -- dir. Denis Villeneuve Wins: Best Sound Editing Nominations: Best Sound Editing, Best Picture, Best D...

Oscars preview

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up this Sunday we thought it’d be an excellent opportunity to take a look at the films nominated for Best Picture. What with last year’s #OscarsSoWhite backlash, it’s refreshing to see such a diverse pool of nominees this year, with four of the nine nominees...

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