The Optimist

Liberal arts still have value in a STEM world

Eric Johnsen, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

As college rapidly approaches, seniors at South (including me) are starting to think more about possible majors. These days there is a lot of pressure to major in something ‘practical’ with high job placement, like business...

Panthers’ road to state

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

The lady panthers have now won a record 12 straight team regional titles, the longest streak in Indiana. Although many panthers placed fourth, just outside of the third and final qualifying place for state, the team rallied...

“Alien: Covenant” Review: “Prometheus,” now with more Aliens

Chris Forrester, Staff writer

May 21, 2017 "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven" 

I've said it before and I'll say it again; Ridley Scott is genuinely a mastermind. Alien: Covenant is very evidently both a sequel and a resp...

CRAM summer training

Layla Moore, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

While many BHSS students will be at the beach or in another state over the summer, prospective CRAM students will spend four days a week for four weeks in school. Kevin Sparks will be training around 30 new students to repair ...

Kittens visit the Large Group Room!

Kittens visit the Large Group Room!

Taylor Harmon, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 18, 2017


Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

South Optimist recently interviewed PAWS member Krista Konerman about the animal advocacy club here at South. Can you tell me a little bit about what the club is? "PAWS stands for Panther Animal Welfare Society and as a...

Record setting sectional

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

This past Tuesday the lady panthers participated in the  sectional track meet at Bloomington North. The panthers blazed to a sectional title topping North, setting many PR’s and a new school record. South sophomore Jordan...

“Lunch shaming”: a shameful practice

Lucia Davila, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

Each year, the National School Lunch Program serves five billion lunches to students across the country. Of these five billion lunches, 2 million are reduced price, meaning the student owes $.40 for their meal instead of the ...

Laptop return begins 5/22

Amanda Lewandowski, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017

As the school year comes to an end, make sure to get all of your textbooks and  school issued laptop turned in. Starting Monday, May 22, students may begin turning in their school issued laptop, charger, and stylus to the...

Summer jobs/volunteering

Carlie Williams, Photographer

May 17, 2017

Summer is right around the corner! With less than two weeks left, you might be thinking about all your amazing plans this summer.  Numerous activities take place: volunteering, vacations, hanging out with friends, or even a su...

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