The Optimist

Approval for city solar plan makes way for infrastructure changes

Lucas Hickey, Co-Editor

November 30, 2015

After years of bouncing around the pipes of municipal government, a plan to integrate solar power into city buildings has been given the all clear. The project, planned by the Bloomington Redevelopment Commision, is estimated to spen...

Panthers top Cougars in Preseason Scrimmage

Lindsey Bomba

November 20, 2015

It is no surprise that the Bloomington South Boy’s Basketball team dominated rivals Bloomington North in their annual preseason scrimmage last night. South started off with some of their more experienced players on the bench,...

Sophomores Gunnar Hanson, Robbie Gonyea, and Brynne Newland celebrate with pizza after recieving Panther Plus Awards

Panther Plus Awards

November 20, 2015

10 things to do in Bloomington over Thanksgiving break

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

The final bell rings. It’s Thanksgiving break. Now what? Here are 10 things you can do in Bloomington over Thanksgiving break: On Nov. 20 - 22 Girls Inc. is hosting a FlowMotion Symposium in the gym of the Courtyard Marriott...

Healthy Substitutes for Thanksgiving Foods

Mallorey Daunhauer

November 19, 2015

For Americans, the holidays are a time of eating gravy covered, bacon wrapped, sugar infested foods in massive quantities. The average American gains two to 10 pounds by New Year's Day, and according to the National Institute of He...

French students honor those affected by Paris attacks

French students honor those affected by Paris attacks

Elizabeth White, Photographer

November 17, 2015

Diversity Club hosts dinner

Erin O'Loughlin, Co-Editor

November 16, 2015

The Diversity Club is hosting a Diversity Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The dinner will be held in South’s cafeteria and will consist of a wide range of cuisines provided by Orange Leaf, India Garden, ...

Student works on stained glass project

Mari Walter-Bailey

November 16, 2015


Backpack Buddies benefits South students

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

Backpack Buddies is a program that was implemented by Bloomington's Community Kitchen. The program provides backpacks full of food to students of low income families who may not have a way to find meals outside of the ones the o...

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