The Optimist

The many holidays of December

The many holidays of December

Vika Terrill, Staff writer

December 19, 2019

A Balancing Act: School and Mental Health

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

School can be highly stressful for all students and, over time, this excess of stress can take a toll on a student’s mental health. School and other basic tasks can become overwhelming, and excessive stress and other factors can gi...

The Nutcracker, a holiday classic

John Lyles and Thomas Like

December 13, 2019

“The Nutcracker” is a story that has been around for years and has become a major part of the winter holidays for many families. In addition, the Nutcracker has played a large role in our community by involving a wide range of ag...

Drug Testing at South

Lizzie Allen, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

In recent years, concern over drug use in high schools has rapidly grown, and in parallel to that, so have the efforts to prevent drug use. One of the more common, but also more highly debated prevention methods, is the randomized...

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Rest in peace, Lil Bub

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Bob Knight’s return to Bloomington

Braydyn Lents, Sports Writer

December 9, 2019

On Sep. 13, 2000, the movie Remember The Titans were on the top of the movie box office list and the most popular song at the time was the forgotten song Music by Madonna. However, in Bloomington, former Indiana University Preside...

It’s scheduling time: Grading the classes at South

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Here at South, students get to pick the classes they want from a wide array of options. Some of those classes can be a breeze, others can be exciting or interesting, and a few can be extremely challenging. As a veteran student here at Bloomington Sou...

Fantasy football playoff special

John Law and John Kelly

December 6, 2019

After a long and grueling year of fantasy football, it is finally time for the playoffs. This year was unlike anything we have ever seen as injuries, running back committees, and the continual irrelevance of tight ends made it very hard...

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