The Optimist

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 ...

Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

March 30, 2020

South student founds Yellowwood Youth

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

  South junior Josie Sparks wants to change the world. But first, she has to start close to home. When Sparks went to the Project Green Challenge finals in Oct. 2019, she was tasked with starting her own cli...

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