The Optimist

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...

ACT in 2020; section retakes coming soon

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Standardized testing is one of the several, agonizing steps towards attending college after high school. When it comes to standardized testing, most students have the option to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Amer...

Calling all creatives: life and career lecture

Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Broadway and Beyond, a lecture meant for parents and students interested in the performing arts, is coming to Bloomington. It is intended to provide advice within the field and outside to youth from insiders of the entertainm...

From lids and caps to colorful benches

Andy Chang, Guest Columnist

October 29, 2019

Every day, people use hundreds of plastic bottles and cans for food, storage, and even electronics. And what happens to them at the end? Although some considerate people put them in the recycling bin, the majority goes into one of th...

South welcomes French exchange students

Iris Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

You may have noticed some new people walking around South, extremely stylish people at that, carrying tasteful tote bags instead of heavy backpacks and wearing fashionable jeans that haven’t quite made it across the pond yet.  ...

Not all heroes wear capes

Not all heroes wear capes

John Lyles and Thomas Like, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Impeachment for dummies

Impeachment for dummies

October 1, 2019

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