The Optimist

Indiana University provides wifi hotspots for those without access

Natalie Schacht, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in closures globally. As a result, people have had to make the switch to working and taking classes online and remotely, if they were lucky enough to have jobs that they could do from home. B...

Saying goodbye to Darn Good Soup

Iris Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Darn Good Soup has been a staple of Bloomington life since 2011 -- located on the Square, and known for its delicious daily soups and friendly employees, it is a quintessential part of living in Bloomington.  Even so, the ...

E-learning: what students think so far

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

E-learning on this scale in K-12 and college education is unprecedented. Schools have had to create many alternative solutions and workarounds in order to finish out the 2019-2020 school year.  Now that there is only a week left before e-...

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,...

Thursday the new Friday for South

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The “screen time” debate is one that bridges a generation gap. It seems it’s everywhere these days- how much TV, phone and video game time is too much? Kids may groan, parents may nod in agreement. But what happens when students ...

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