The Optimist

After state, looking back at Kate Lewis’s golf season

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

October 19, 2020

Junior Kate Lewis made it to state with high hopes.  With Lewis being the first South team member to make it there in years, Lewis and South girl’s golf coach Dustin Carver were feeling optimistic. Lewis had performed well this season...

Tennis coach Matt Corry excited to be a teacher at South now too

Connor Coyne, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

What class(es) do you teach? Integrated Math, Business Math, and Special Ed. I am also the tennis coach here at South.  What did you do before teaching (what college(s) did you go to, did you have another job, etc.)? I...

Bringing back letter-writing while helping the USPS

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

October 8, 2020

When was the last time you received a real letter in the mail? You might be hard-pressed to remember. In the digital age, mailing letters to friends and family is often an afterthought, when emailing and texting is faster and easier. These days, the only things you’re likely to find...

South Speaks: Masks in school

Jenna Torline, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

How do some South freshman feel about wearing face masks every day in school? ...

South teacher creates face shields for firefighters

Eva Stuart, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned many of us to baked goods and online yoga for any sense of comfort. For some Americans though, this chaotic period has been a call to action. Whatever their background may be, ordinary people are fin...

How art classes are transitioning online

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

August 20, 2020

Art classes are often a chance for students to take a break from their normal academic schedule and do some hands-on activities and creative thinking. South students are particularly lucky to have access to wonderful resources t...

First impressions on the new normal

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Thirty-minute classes, interrupting parents, and messy desks: the first week of school at BHSS has come to an end, and students and teachers are getting accustomed to this new reality. A lot of changes had to be made to the daily...

South athletics hope to remain normal in coming season

Lizzie Allen, Editor

August 11, 2020

With MCCSC’s recent change of school reopening plans, the question on the tip on many people's tongues was ‘what will the athletic teams do?’ The answer is to continue the season as planned. “At this time, we are a ‘go’,” said ...

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