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Optimize: Week of Sept. 24

Optimize: Week of Sept. 24

September 28, 2018

LOTS Senior survival guide

Tommy Beggs, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

Everyone who went to Bradford Woods as a fifth grader remembers their camp experience. These memories, whether they be positive or negative, often include the LOTS Seniors, hiking, cabin antics and the ever present mosquitoes...

School Board approves $1.2 million for new laptops

Maddie Roberts, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

The heavy, bulky, and slow school-issued laptop computer was a main topic of the school board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The school board voted to spend a near $1.2 million dollars on new computers and they are having stude...

BEAT Fall Show

Tommy McEvilly

September 24, 2018

Over the last few years BEAT, Bloomington Expressive Arts Training, has grown to become a prominent member of the arts community in Bloomington, and the group continues to grow to this day. BEAT has a wide array of programs bu...

Six things to know about Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

Paige Litkenhous, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

With this year’s 19th Hoosiers Outrun Cancer (HOC) coming up in full swing, Optimist has gathered six important facts to know about the 5K walk/race. Make sure to be at the Indiana University  Memorial Stadium at 9:30 a.m...

America’s Opioid Epidemic and how you can help

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

September 23, 2018

Opioids, man-made compounds that include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (more commonly known as OxyContin) and the illegal drug heroin, are causing addiction and death at alarmingly high numbers. In 2017 alone, mo...

Optimize: week of Sept. 17

Optimize: week of Sept. 17

September 21, 2018

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