The Optimist

The next epidemic: myopia

The next epidemic: myopia

January 17, 2020

Poetry Out Loud Competition January 23rd

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Bloomington High School South is organizing its own 7th annual Poetry Out Loud competition. It is going to be held in the large group room on January 23rd, after school. It will be from 3:15 to 4:30. This is a great opportunity...

Why is the Wi-Fi wack: the sequel

John Lyles, Thomas Like, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Everyone at South is aware of the newest changes to the school’s Wi-Fi. The changes have disrupted the day to day of the students here at South. We reached out to Tim Pritchett, director of eLearning strategies, to find out exactly...

The Nutcracker, a holiday classic

John Lyles and Thomas Like

December 13, 2019

“The Nutcracker” is a story that has been around for years and has become a major part of the winter holidays for many families. In addition, the Nutcracker has played a large role in our community by involving a wide range of ag...

Drug Testing at South

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

In recent years, concern over drug use in high schools has rapidly grown, and in parallel to that, so have the efforts to prevent drug use. One of the more common, but also more highly debated prevention methods, is the randomized...

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

It’s scheduling time: Grading the classes at South

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Here at South, students get to pick the classes they want from a wide array of options. Some of those classes can be a breeze, others can be exciting or interesting, and a few can be extremely challenging. As a veteran student here at Bloomington Sou...

How does gaming affect South Students?

Thomas Like, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

As regulations have sprouted in China, Korea, and Thailand, gaming has become a major discussion across the globe in recent years.  Video games have become a very prevalent part of society as a whole in many nations across the...

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