The Optimist

North bans Confederate flag after protest

Layla Moore

October 28, 2016

Bloomington High School North Principal Jeff Henderson banned the Confederate flag at school following a protest at the central administration building on Miller Drive Oct. 26. Some North students and parents protested in respon...

Latin students dress in Roman garb

Toudora Galuska, Photographer

October 27, 2016

Senior Jack Walls wears a Roman outfit to school for his Latin I class. Other students wore togas and laurels. ...

Girls cross country headed to state

Mari Walter-Bailey, Staff writer/ photographer

October 24, 2016

This past Saturday morning the girls cross country team went to semi-state. Out performing their own expectations,  they got second place, ensuring their spot at state . Junior, Tori Bomba  said that the team was " not expecting...

Fall Weather

Fall Weather

October 23, 2016

Sounds of South performs Pippin for local students

Eric Johnsen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

On October 20, Sounds of South had its second of four total performances of the musical Pippin. However, this show's audience was a tad more... juvenile than normal. In what is now a longstanding tradition, elementary and middle...

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...

French exchange students get a taste of South

Carlie Williams and Lucy French

October 20, 2016

This past week many students have been hosting French foreign exchange students.  The week has been full of fun and experiencing Bloomington's culture.  Today we caught up with some of the exchange students as they played basketball.  ...

“How to be an Adult”

Thais Hauskrecht, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Be sure to sign up for TOMORROW'S (10/20) Panther Plus for Mr. McKay's second episode of "How to be an Adult." We will be meeting in A325 to discuss money strategies and how even YOU could be a millionaire by the time time...

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