The Optimist

Calvin Prenkert
Calvin is very happy to be returning to the Optimist staff this school year. When he is not pursuing journalistic endeavors, he enjoys playing tennis, Frisbee and singing his heart out.

Calvin Prenkert, Editor

Dec 01, 2018
Song of the Week: November 26 (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
South cheer to attend nationals in Orlando (Media)
Nov 17, 2018
Bloomington Blades beat Westfield, 10-1 (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Winter sports preview (Media)
Nov 16, 2018
South cross country participates in Nike Cross Midwest and Junior Olympics (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Song of the Week- November 12th (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
South jazz students play their way to All District honors (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
MCCSC makes changes to custodial policies after North janitor’s arrest (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Hard Hits: student athletes face concussions (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Zinkan and boys cross country make history (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Update on new JUUL policies (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
South girls fall to Center Grove in PKs (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
South boys blow past BNL, win sectional title, 7-0 (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
South boys, girls run to 2nd place finish at sectionals (gallery) (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
South administration outlines new JUUL policies (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
South football falls to Columbus North, 35-52. (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Parking woes in the front lot (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Optimist’s declassified AP course survival guide (Story)
Sep 15, 2018
South crushes the Cougars, 4-0 (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
South girls smack Terre Haute South, 5-0 (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
South tennis steamrolls Southport, 5-0 (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
Panthers pounce on Terre Haute North, 52-14 (gallery) (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Panther Regiment bids “Dubie” adieu (Media)
Aug 29, 2018
Rap albums dominate in the summer of 2018 (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Sounds of South previews “Guys and Dolls!” (gallery) (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
South students visit Purple Carpet Day (gallery) (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
South seniors attend Bradford Woods LOTS training weekend (gallery) (Story)
Aug 17, 2018
South Security restructured after Josh Tinsley’s departure (Media)
May 25, 2018
AP Physics students race boats in swimming pool (Story)
May 18, 2018
Seniors storm football field, break out in water gun fight (Story)
May 17, 2018
The curse of the two trimester AP course (Story)
May 03, 2018
“Avengers: Infinity War” garners praise from South students (Story)
May 03, 2018
South hosts career panel during Panther Plus (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Girls tennis loses tough matchup against North (gallery) (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Softball team beats North in rivalry matchup (gallery) (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Bloomington Bullets Ultimate Frisbee places second at Hoosier Homegrown (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Theatre South performs one act plays (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Coyle represents South in Indiana All Star Game (Media)
Apr 11, 2018
Song of the week- April 9th (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Student advisory committee holds inaugural meeting (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Chili cook off day in Galyan’s classroom (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Optimist’s Spotlight Student: Levi Burdine (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Track and field dominates Olympians in outdoor opener (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
Athlete of the Week: Emi McClaine (Media)
Mar 28, 2018
South basketball stars pick their NCAA men’s tournament champion (Story/Media)
Mar 26, 2018
Update on Panthers for Parkland (Media)
Mar 26, 2018
The versatility of Snoop Dogg (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Song of the week- March 19th (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
Sounds of South welcomes new members (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
South spring sports preview (Story)
Mar 10, 2018
Song of the week- March 6th (Story)
Mar 06, 2018
Panther Hoops: CMWK takes the championship (Story)
Mar 04, 2018
South students tackle Sondheim in “Into The Woods” production (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
South changes safety policy in the wake of Parkland (Story/Media)
Mar 02, 2018
Knight visits South, spends an evening with fans (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Time Capsule: photos from South’s past (gallery) (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Song of the week- February 26 (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Panther Hoops regular season recap (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Optimist 2017-18 softball team preview (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Boys swim team receives state sendoff (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Song of the week- February 18th (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Earle dives into regional finals (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Panther Hoops season preview (Media)
Jan 18, 2018
Blades drop senior night match against Central Indiana, 4-1 (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
South swimmers crush Cougars at Councilman Classic (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
South basketball experiences ups and downs over five day weekend (Story)
Jan 11, 2018
South’s wrestlers take the stage, take down the Braves (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
South gymnasts battle butterflies and beams in opening loss to North (Story)
Jan 06, 2018
Panthers pummel the Cougars, 55-26 (Gallery) (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
Lady Panthers get scrappy against Grizzly Cubs, 49-44 (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
Sophomore duo gives South a spark, North game preview (Story)
Dec 31, 2017
South swimmers split against Hamilton, shine at Holiday invitational. (Story)
Dec 28, 2017
Lady Panthers hit free throws, top Patriots, 54-49 (Story)
Dec 25, 2017
Boys basketball dominates at BHSS Classic (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
South-based rap duo values experience over equipment (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
Dance Marathon hosts first ever karaoke night (gallery) (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
South grad Bannec enjoys the journey to College Cup Final (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Song of the week – December 12 (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
King set to return to lineup this Friday (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Song of the week – December 7th (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Dirty South XC claims 4th overall at USATF National Junior Olympics (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
Best Buddies wraps presents, creates friendships (gallery) (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
Panthers utilize stellar shooting in win vs. Decatur Central, 72-42 (Story)
Dec 10, 2017
Imprint Project hosts trunk show to benefit fair trade (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Male cheerleaders at South (Media)
Dec 08, 2017
Panther Hoops: preseason interviews (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
South glides to a Senior Night victory (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Song of the Week November 27th (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Panthers battle in tough loss to No. 1 New Albany (gallery) (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
High school newspapers struggle in fight against censorship (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
South Cheerleaders earn bid to Nationals (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
South fends off North in preseason scrimmage (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Dance marathon holds dodgeball Color Wars (Gallery) (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Democratic congressional candidate Dan Canon visits South (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Song of the Week-November 13th (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
10 albums from 10 years ago that you need to listen to (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Eagle project: A home run (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
South boys sprint to 6th at State (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Song of the Week- November 2 (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Trick or Treating FTK (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Spotify Vs. Apple Music: The streaming service skirmish (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Fashion Club is “clothes” minded (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Much ado about lockers (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2017
Panther Profile: Q&A with Principal Fletcher (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Song of the week- October 1st (Guest Edition) (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Song of the week Sept. 23rd (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Harry Potter club sorting day (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
South Vs. North week recap (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Song of the week: Sept. 17th (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Counselor college recommendation conundrum (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Striving for excellence or leaving students at the starting line: Changes in Diplomas (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Song of the Week – September 10th (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Five rooms at South you’ve never seen (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Song Of The Week- September 3rd (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
South Speaks: Celebrating Labor Day Weekend (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
What’s with the Sack? (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
South Footy takes the Cup (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
HOC Registration Now Open (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
South Boys Hustle their Way to Hoosier Cup Title (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
Song Of the Week: August 26th (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
Hoagland Shirts (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
South Speaks: Hardest Classes and Teachers (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Kluesner Study Sessions (Story)
Aug 18, 2017
South Speaks: Parking Passes (Story)
Aug 18, 2017
Where are they now? Mid/Late 2000’s Fads (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
Friday Music (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
New Snacks In Vending Machines (Story)
Aug 14, 2017
Birks Vs. Chacos: The Ultimate Sandal Showdown (Story)
May 19, 2017
Boys lacrosse team makes history (Story)
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