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Is Going Green A Good Idea?: The South Optimist Staff Opinion

Jenna Torline, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

In the United States there are over 7.49 million people infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 128,000 thousand of those cases are in Indiana alone, and of those numbers Monroe County harbors almost 3,000 of them. This makes it, m...

A High Schooler’s Analysis of the First Presidential Debate

John Beggs, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

There was nothing good about the first Presidential debate. President Trump was mean. Joe Biden was not coherent. Who won? Nobody. Who lost? America. It’s sad that one of the two men will take the reins for the next four yea...

The future of living with coronavirus

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Although highschool seniors are already experiencing a bad enough ending to the school year, let’s not forget that things may take an even more interesting turn in the very near future. Colleges around the nation are trying to fin...

Senior year is canceled–and that’s okay

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

I never expected my senior year to go like this, and it would be an understatement to say otherwise. While I certainly had many different expectations of how my graduation year would go, I never would have predicted that 2020 ...

Reading isn’t fun anymore, thanks to school

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

I was the biggest bookworm growing up. I read one book series after another, including Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Reading was a big hobby of mine, but seemingly vanished sometime during middle school.  It’s common for peop...

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