The Optimist

Where to watch the Best Picture nominees

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

With the Academy Award winners so recently announced, now is a time when people tend to want to check out the biggest winners. Here’s where you can watch this year’s Best Picture nominees:   Arrival -- dir. Denis Villeneuve Wins: B...

How to contact state representatives

Layla Moore, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

One of the best and easiest ways to make a difference in current politics is to contact your state senators. If you want to voice your concern about their choices or give your input, you can call or send a letter. Joe Donel...

Schedule change

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Panther Plus will only take place on Wednesday of this week due to sophomore ISTEP testing. Monday and Tuesday will be SRT and Thursday and Friday will be an extended schedule. Here is the schedule adjustment for this week: Monday & T...

AP exam registration

Molly Wagschal, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

If you are planning on taking one or more Advanced Placement exams this May, you must register before the deadline, March 10, lest you be required to pay the $25 late fee. There is a link to register on the South homepage. The following exams are subsidized th...

Oscars preview

Chris Forrester, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards coming up this Sunday we thought it’d be an excellent opportunity to take a look at the films nominated for Best Picture. What with last year’s #OscarsSoWhite backlash, it’s refreshing to see...

Graduation Quick Facts

February 24, 2017

Where: Purple Gym When: June 3 Guests: Every student gets six tickets for family/friends Sign Up to Give a Speech: March 27 - April 3   *The administration currently has no plans to move graduation back to As...

Record setting swimming sectional

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

The South boys swim team is heading to state this Friday and Saturday after a record setting sectional win last weekend. The boys left Columbus North with a record nine sectional titles, making it their third straight sectional...

Dick retiring after 26 years

Eric Johnsen, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Alan Dick was working in the construction industry when the mother of a kid on his baseball team came up to him after a game to say what a great teacher he was. A few education classes and almost 26 years later, Dick is now ret...

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