The Optimist

Citizens blinded across the country, but not from the eclipse

Emma Bowlen, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Satire

After being nagged day by day leading up to August 21 about wearing special glasses while viewing the solar eclipse, the people of America saw their own president, Donald J. Trump, look at the eclipse with his own bare eyes. What do...

South Speaks: Hardest Classes and Teachers

South Speaks: Hardest Classes and Teachers

Calvin Prenkert, Staff Writer

August 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Kale chips in the cafeteria?

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Today, the cafeteria added kale chips to its lunch menu as part of a school effort to provide healthier food items for students. However, students are divided on their opinions of kale chips. For many students, kale is not the ...

Kluesner Study Sessions

Kluesner Study Sessions

August 22, 2017

Are online textbooks better than real textbooks?

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

August 22, 2017

Filed under Features, Opinion

Students of BHSS have no end to their complaints about the troublesome and clunky devices they are issued at the beginning of their high school careers. However, these mammoth machines might be saving students in ways they haven’...

South Speaks: Parking Passes

South Speaks: Parking Passes

Calvin Prenkert, Staff writer

August 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

New online forms in South

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

August 17, 2017

Filed under News, Opinion

At the beginning of this school year, South phased out paper forms and instead introduced online forms for students. No longer do students receive a huge stack of papers to be filled out at the beginning of the year. Now, stu...

Lollapalooza Recap

Lollapalooza Recap

Will Gibbons, Staff Writer/Photographer

August 16, 2017

Filed under Audio, Culture, Entertainment, Opinion

Liberal arts still have value in a STEM world

Eric Johnsen, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As college rapidly approaches, seniors at South (including me) are starting to think more about possible majors. These days there is a lot of pressure to major in something ‘practical’ with high job placement, like business...

“Alien: Covenant” Review: “Prometheus,” now with more Aliens

Chris Forrester, Staff writer

May 21, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H0VW6sg50Pk "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" 


I've said it before and I'll say it again; Ridley Scott is genuinely a mastermind. Alien: Covenant is very evidently both a sequel and a resp...

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