The Optimist

Jen Crystal
Jen is a senior at South who's enjoying her second year on The Optimist. She spends her time watching movies and avoiding physical activity at all costs. She loves a good bar of chocolate and any quality "Heathers" reference.

Jen Crystal, Editor

Mar 25, 2019
The trials and tribulations of AP testing (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
You’re murdering the Earth; it’s not your fault (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
A guide to scholarships (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Thanksgiving-to-Christmas Christmas movie countdown (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Remembering 9/11 (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
New security measures: Will they keep us safe? (Story)
May 01, 2018
South Speaks: Romeo Langford to play basketball for IU (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Global Youth Service Day changes (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
5 things you may not know about Academic Super Bowl (Story)
Mar 26, 2018
Bloomington students organize March For Our Lives in downtown Bloomington (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Women’s History Month (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
Spring break plans (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
House building with Habitat for Humanity (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
ISTEP testing at South (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Hype for Habitat window painting (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
The origins of Valentine’s Day (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
South Speaks: Super Bowl Sunday (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Poetry Out Loud competition at South (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Can I be Jewish and still love Christmas? (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
German Club card making (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Interact Club visits the community kitchen (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Fun with turkey (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
South Speaks: Thanksgiving traditions (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
5k Turkey Trot for mental health (Story)
Nov 05, 2017
Students’ opinions of “Frankenstein” (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Cardinal Theater presents ‘Frankenstein’ (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
Fake, current news and how to spot it (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Waffle Day at South (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
The psychology behind Psychology (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
International talk like a pirate day (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Freshman Student Council members (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Aspen to the rescue (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Kale chips in the cafeteria? (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
New online forms in South (Story)
Aug 16, 2017
Solar eclipse forms (Story)
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