The Optimist

2019 Golden Globes recap

2019 Golden Globes recap

January 10, 2019

“Venom” review

“Venom” review

November 15, 2018

“A Star is Born” review

“A Star is Born” review

Taylor Harmon, Editor

November 12, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Anti-abortion protests at South

Paige Litkenhous, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last week, South students were surprised by graphic photographs displayed in front of the soccer fields. Several large posters displayed pictures of fetuses that had been aborted. The posters were part of a protest over abortion...

LOTS Senior survival guide

Tommy Beggs, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

Filed under Culture, Opinion

Everyone who went to Bradford Woods as a fifth grader remembers their camp experience. These memories, whether they be positive or negative, often include the LOTS Seniors, hiking, cabin antics and the ever present mosquitoes...

MCCSC right to turn down handheld scanners

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Schools across the country have been taking measures to better secure and protect students from armed attacks. MCCSC superintendent Judy DeMuth proposed the idea of distributing free security scanners, or metal detectors, to schools....

A message for our senator: Don’t vote for Kavanaugh

Nidhi Krishnan, Guest Writer

September 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the coming weeks, our Senate will vote on the confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This vote is particularly prevalent to Indiana residents as our own Sen. Joe Donnelly may have the final say. Even th...

Netflix’s “Insatiable”

Kaiya Norris, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When I first heard about Netflix’s Insatiable, I was instantly intrigued. As a big advocate for promoting body positivity, I was pleased to hear that a massive influencer like Netflix was putting out content that was both enter...

World Sexual Health Day: Sex ed in schools

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Our generation has the most access to free information about sexual health than ever before, yet the Center for Disease Control recently reported that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise for the fourth year in a row. S...

Why SpinLaunch is the future of spaceflight technology

Seth Thomas, Staff Writer

August 17, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion

Imagine catapulting a rocket into space rather than launching it with fuel. That’s exactly what SpinLaunch, a spaceflight technology development company based in Sunnyvale, California, is trying to do. How exactly would th...

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