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Grading the Classes at South

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Here at South, students get to pick the classes they want from a wide array of options. Some of those classes can be a breeze, others can be exciting or interesting, and a few can be extremely challenging. As a veteran student here at Bloomington Sou...

South Speaks: Homework

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Boone Law: Some days my homework amount is pretty okay, sometimes it’s not. When I have a regular amount I will usually spend 2-3 hours on it after school. I don’t really have a problem with the material, it’s just the ti...

Opinion: Phones Phones Phones

Thomas Like, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

As phones have become a larger part of our day to day lives, they have become increasingly common to find throughout schools. Over the past few years, students have begun to use phones everyday both in and out of school. Many...

Could South go solar?

Lena Lin, Guest Columnist

October 28, 2019

South, as is typical of most buildings in Indiana, is far too dependent on coal powered energy.  Chris Ciolli, the Director of MCCSC Building Operations, said there are multiple coal plants from which we source our energy, n...

A Guide to South Bathrooms

John Law, Editor

September 27, 2019

For most students, the decision over which bathroom to take care of your business in is one of the most important choices they’ll make all day. There are few bathrooms that have a perfect combination of sinks, stalls, urinals, isol...

The impact of year round sports

John Law, Sports Writer

May 3, 2019

One sport ends and another one begins. In recent years, this has become a regular routine for most high school athletes. With the constant shifting of IHSAA rules, student-athletes are having increasingly less free time and are forced t...

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