The Optimist

Students give their opinions on the return to school plan

Neal Alderson, Staff Writer

August 30, 2020

To go back or not? Not everyone agrees on what’s best. On August 25, the MCCSC board reconvened to shape its policy for the next few months. Based on recent Monroe County health indicators, they decided that schools in t...

South teacher creates face shields for firefighters

Eva Stuart, Staff Writer

August 27, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned many of us to baked goods and online yoga for any sense of comfort. For some Americans though, this chaotic period has been a call to action. Whatever their background may be, ordinary people are fin...

How art classes are transitioning online

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

August 20, 2020

Art classes are often a chance for students to take a break from their normal academic schedule and do some hands-on activities and creative thinking. South students are particularly lucky to have access to wonderful resources t...

First impressions on the new normal

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

August 20, 2020

Thirty-minute classes, interrupting parents, and messy desks: the first week of school at BHSS has come to an end, and students and teachers are getting accustomed to this new reality. A lot of changes had to be made to the daily...

How to go back to school, 2020 version

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

August 11, 2020

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, South students will be beginning their 2020 school year -- except this time, it’ll look a little different. Students will be logging on en masse to start a new system of virtual learning, one...

South athletics hope to remain normal in coming season

Lizzie Allen, Editor

August 11, 2020

With MCCSC’s recent change of school reopening plans, the question on the tip on many people's tongues was ‘what will the athletic teams do?’ The answer is to continue the season as planned. “At this time, we are a ‘go’,” said ...

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