The Optimist

Ranking the “Star Wars” movies

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

It’s a little bit crazy to think about, but “Rogue One,” the second “Star Wars” film to be released since Disney acquired the rights to Lucasfilm (for a mere 4 billion dollars) back in 2012, is set to hit theaters i...

A guide to productive political discourse

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

The holiday season is once again upon us, and with it comes a plethora of opportunities for potential tension between family members. This election season has been a particularly polarizing and inflammatory one, and has been the source o...

Holidays gifts for friends?

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Picture the glittering snow, the frosty store window displays, the red ribbons - picture your best friends, the people you spend all your free time with. What are you going to get them this year for the holidays? If you’re ...

Seasonal Depression and how we discuss mental health

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

At 2 a.m on Nov. 6 people all over the United States set their clocks back an hour to mark the end of daylight savings time. While this may seem like a routine practice, its effects on one’s mental health can be harmful. Seas...

Green initiatives at South keep growing

Tamsin Stringer, Guest Writer

October 21, 2016

Bloomington High School South would appear to be a normal, average high school to outsiders. But when visitors walk through the doors, they will discover it is one of the more green high schools in the Midwest. Most of South’s...

Reducing energy consumption at South a goal of new club

SungAh Kim, Guest Writer

October 14, 2016

  Nearly 2,000 students and staff enter South each day.  While entering this large building, the students are greeted with the blinding fluorescent lighting of their classrooms. The hallways are abuzz- people are dashing...

Kaepernick sits down, South speaks up

Lucy Anderson, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016

Last week the San Francisco 49er’s quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, sat down during the national anthem as a political statement. This week in San Diego, all of the men and women in the military will be honored during the anthem,...

South Speaks: New Class Ideas

South Speaks: New Class Ideas

Lucy Anderson, Staff Writer

August 23, 2016

South Speaks: Adjusting to BHSS

South Speaks: Adjusting to BHSS

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

August 16, 2016

South Speaks: New Start Time

South Speaks: New Start Time

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

August 12, 2016

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