The Optimist

Importance of teacher retreats

Fahad Aloufi, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Breaks are recurrent through every student’s day. For me, I simply grab my phone or get a bite to eat in between sessions of doing homework or studying. They give me enough fuel to finish the task at hand, and - needless...

Making the News: A Community Conversation takes place at IU

Melissa Thomas, Editor

January 29, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about where your news comes from? Do you want to have a participating role in promoting a healthy local news environment? Is journalism an interest to you? On Feb. 29, students have the opportunity...

Dear Kobe,

Ryan Hudson, Sports Writer

January 29, 2020

Early Sunday morning, Jan. 26th, 2020, the basketball world, sports world, the city of Los Angeles and many others were in absolute shock as the news broke that basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven othe...

Let’s Bring Back (Some) of the Roaring Twenties

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

It’s the '20s again, and this decade should be as roaring as the one a century ago. As a reminder for those who don’t remember the 1920s, it was more or less sandwiched by the two world wars, and the decade was defined by p...

Hudson Hoops week 9 IHSAA basketball power rankings

Ryan Hudson, Sports Writer

January 22, 2020

Week 9 of Hoosier high school basketball is on the horizon so it is time to stop and rank the teams and update you on their recent performances. Class 4A Lawrence North (14-0) (-) Another big win over Lawrence Central sol...

The next epidemic: myopia

The next epidemic: myopia

January 17, 2020

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