The Optimist

Bloomington South DECA club

Eva Stuart, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Have you ever wondered how to manage a company? Do you have an interest in marketing and finance? Do you like to win? If so, South’s new competitive business club might be just the place for you. South business educator Adam Price has recen...

After state, looking back at Kate Lewis’s golf season

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

October 19, 2020

Junior Kate Lewis made it to state with high hopes.  With Lewis being the first South team member to make it there in years, Lewis and South girl’s golf coach Dustin Carver were feeling optimistic. Lewis had performed well this season...

South activities feel the effects of Covid

Lizzie Allen, Editor

October 13, 2020

South has had 11 reported student Covid cases since the beginning of the school year, and currently has fewer than 5 cases. But even such small numbers have had big effects on the students and activities around the school.  Sounds ...

Tennis coach Matt Corry excited to be a teacher at South now too

Connor Coyne, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

What class(es) do you teach? Integrated Math, Business Math, and Special Ed. I am also the tennis coach here at South.  What did you do before teaching (what college(s) did you go to, did you have another job, etc.)? I...

For South students of color, coming to school in person has special risks.

CJ Miller, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

As the world has been gripped by COVID-19 over the past few months, doctors have noticed that the illness largely attacks those with poor health and of an older age. But there is also another tidbit: COVID-19 affects people of colo...

Bringing back letter-writing while helping the USPS

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

October 8, 2020

When was the last time you received a real letter in the mail? You might be hard-pressed to remember. In the digital age, mailing letters to friends and family is often an afterthought, when emailing and texting is faster and easier. These days, the only things you’re likely to find...

Is Going Green A Good Idea?: The South Optimist Staff Opinion

Jenna Torline, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

In the United States there are over 7.49 million people infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 128,000 thousand of those cases are in Indiana alone, and of those numbers Monroe County harbors almost 3,000 of them. This makes it, m...

Always a Panther: new English teacher James Kerr

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

James Kerr, a new teacher in the English department, is one of the many new teachers here at South this year. This story is the first in a series interviewing each. Are you new to Bloomington? I’m not new to Bloomington....

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