The Optimist

Poetry Out Loud competition at South

Jen Crystal, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

The suggestion of poetry is typically followed by a groan, but not for these six students. They all gathered, after a great deal of preparation, to compete in the Large Group Room for the title of Poetry Out Loud South Ch...

Youth survey focuses more on drug and alcohol use, less on mental health

Molly Wagschal, Editor

January 29, 2018

During SRT on Monday, students were asked to participate in the annual Indiana Youth Survey. The anonymous survey was comprised of 41 questions about students’ drug and alcohol use, gambling, mental health, family dynamics and pe...

Students take field trip to IU Theatre

Ethan Baer, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

On Friday, students in Latin and/or regular English 10 courses went on a field trip to watch a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” The play was produced by the students and staff of IU Theatre. The roles in thi...

Optimize: week of Jan. 22

Optimize: week of Jan. 22

January 26, 2018

New computer programming club possibly on its way

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

A new club may be making its way to south as a request from freshman Elenna Kim. Kim has recently reached out to Mr. Pizzo about starting a computer programming club for any students interested and has agreed to be their spon...

Snow Days Update

J.T. Kelly, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

You hear the roaring sound of your 6:30 alarm. Angrily, you turn off the alarm and head for social media. Then you notice dozens of notifications! Group chats, Twitter notifications, and text messages flood your phone. School is clo...

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