The Optimist

Bird is the word

Bird is the word

November 4, 2018

Six things to know about Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

Paige Litkenhous, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

With this year’s 19th Hoosiers Outrun Cancer (HOC) coming up in full swing, Optimist has gathered six important facts to know about the 5K walk/race. Make sure to be at the Indiana University  Memorial Stadium at 9:30 a.m...

Lotus Festival 2018 performances

Maddie Roberts, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

The Lotus Festival in Bloomington has always been known for its large amount of diverse, talented performers, and this year is no different. There are so many performers this year that only a few can be showcased. Most musi...

Why SpinLaunch is the future of spaceflight technology

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

August 17, 2018

Imagine catapulting a rocket into space rather than launching it with fuel. That’s exactly what SpinLaunch, a spaceflight technology development company based in Sunnyvale, California, is trying to do. How exactly would th...

MCCSC reviews racially biased curriculum

Iona Pfingston, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

MCCSC’s K-5 learning materials are now under review after concerned parents brought what they saw as racially biased materials (including worksheets and textbooks) to the attention of district officials. These parents, alon...

Early grads at South

Early grads at South

April 5, 2018

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