The Optimist

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

Nidhi Krishnan, Guest Writer

September 17, 2018

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

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

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

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...

The versatility of Snoop Dogg

The versatility of Snoop Dogg

Calvin Prenkert, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Tide pods: a new snack?

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

A new challenge has been added to the list of ‘Dumb Ways to Harm Yourself:’ the “Tide pod challenge,” which has become the new teen craze. Past honorable mentions on this list are the “cinnamon challenge,” the “salt chall...

Battle of the Krogers

Taylor Harmon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

One of the most highly debated topics among Bloomington residents is the argument over which Kroger (out of four) is the best. The results of a two day Twitter poll have shown that KroGucci (College Mall Rd.) is the prefer...

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