The Optimist

Managing your mental health during a pandemic

Iris Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Something as small as turning on the television right now can be an upsetting and anxiety-producing act as our news channels, and lives in general, fill with what seems to be an endless stream of bad news from across the globe....

Schools closed until August, seniors robbed

John Law, Editor

April 2, 2020

That's it. Just like that, school is closed for the rest of the year. If it were even two months ago, no one could've predicted such an occurrence, but now it's all gone. Prom, spring sports seasons, senior skip day, graduation,...

South student founds Yellowwood Youth

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

  South junior Josie Sparks wants to change the world. But first, she has to start close to home. When Sparks went to the Project Green Challenge finals in Oct. 2019, she was tasked with starting her own cli...

Battlegrounds Strategy Guide

Joshua Simon, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Battlegrounds On November 12th, 2019, Blizzard released a new game mode for Hearthstone called Battlegrounds. The new autobattler mode gave players a new way to play the same game that has been a mainstay here at South and a...

Where do they go?

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

An average of 30 students unenroll from South every year. Some move states, some move schools, but the few who remain in town disappear from school rosters and into the unknown listed as “home-schooled” on state records. But...

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