The Optimist

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

Corbin looks pensively out the window reflecting on what it means to save a life.

John Lyles and Thomas Like, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Impeachment for dummies

Impeachment for dummies

October 1, 2019

Lotus on a budget

Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The 26th Annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival is planned to run from  Sept. 26 until Sept. 29, as the downtown Bloomington area will be alive with music and people in the streets. While paying for passes may be a concern for...

Which smacks harder? (Chick-fil-A vs. Joella’s)

John Lyles and Thomas Like, The Dream Team

September 19, 2019

A clash of the titans is taking place in the United States: Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A. Unfortunately, there are no Popeyes locations in Bloomington; however, we found another rival chicken joint to compare: Joella's. The newcomer...

Word of the mouth, new clubs at South

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

This year at South there is a  variety of new clubs that are looking for members. Book Club, Ladies of the Century, Women in Politics, GEMS, and the Dignity Project cover a range of topics, with each club being a safe space fo...

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