The Optimist

Let’s Bring Back (Some) of the Roaring Twenties

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

It’s the 20’s again, and this decade should be as roaring as the one a century ago. As a reminder for those who don’t remember the 1920’s, it was more or less sandwiched by the two world wars, and the decade was define...

Doubt for the Draft

Alexander Coniaris, Announcer

January 15, 2020

Fear makes fantastic news. Everyone reads it and everyone is influenced by it. This ideology dates way back to the Spanish-American War, where the Yellow Journalism movement caused thousands of Americans to advocate for war, ...

Hour of Code

Braydyn Lents, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

At Bloomington South, there are some students who don’t take the initiative to participate in certain coding activities, including the Hour of Code. According to the website Computer Science Education Week.org, it defines Hour of Co...

Safety, modernization main reasons MCCSC might adopt eLearning

John Law, Editor

January 9, 2020

As the heart of winter approaches, so does the chance of spontaneous school cancellations and delays. Because the MCCSC covers such a massive area, getting to school in nasty weather can be quite difficult and dangerous for the...

It’s scheduling time: 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...

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