The Optimist

Tasty treats in Bloomington

Lucy French, Staff Photographer

December 6, 2016

Are you looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out these places around Bloomington for some sweet treats!   Baked! Of Bloomington: Baked!, located on 313 E 3rd St, offers (for pick-up and delivery) over 20,000 differe...

Diversity Dinner

Layla Moore, Staff Writer, Photographer

December 6, 2016

This Thursday, December 8, Diversity Club will be holding their annual diversity dinner in the BHSS cafeteria. From 6pm-7pm, foods from all different cultures will be offered to to students. Tickets cost $7 if you buy them during...

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...

Students get standardized test scores

December 2, 2016

As students frantically jump on their College Board accounts to check their SAT scores, reactions range from jubilation to anger. The SAT was changed at the beginning of 2016 back to being out of 1600 points. Junior Zoe Berensztein...

The Nutcracker

Layla Moore, Staff Writer, Photographer

December 1, 2016

One of the best winter traditions in Bloomington is the IU Ballet production, the Nutcracker. It’s that time of year again, and the production will be performed this Thursday through Sunday. Ballet dancers performing in the Nutcracker...

Community leadership meeting

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

If you are person who is interested in and/or seeking out leadership opportunities, you may want to come to the “Community Leadership Building” Panther Plus session on Friday, December 2 in the Large Group Room. This wil...

Five places to volunteer this winter

Isabelle Neal, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

While there are always people in need of help, the holiday season is often considered the time of year to give back. Opportunities to do so are always available, but they can sometimes be hard to find. Here are 5 places you can...

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