The Optimist

Melissa Thomas
Having just returned to Bloomington after living overseas, Melissa is excited to start following some of the remarkable stories hidden in South.

Melissa Thomas, Editor

May 08, 2020
How Bloomington is responding to homelessness amid COVID-19 pandemic (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
How does spreading the coronavirus justify the protests against lockdown? (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Why should we keep social distancing? (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
What will happen with AP testing? CollegeBoard introduces 45-minute online exam at home (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Yes! The French trip will return following the Europe travel ban (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Dedicated to teaching and learning: spotlight on English teacher Dr. Rakic (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Special needs individuals ‘Shine’ at community event Feb. 7 (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Making the News: A Community Conversation takes place at IU (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Get the Look: Teacher Edition (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Behind the Friday music (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Meet MCCSC’s first Sign Language teacher: Karla Castellanos (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
IU’s doors are OPEN for high school students (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
A new voice in the election: registering to vote at 18 (Story)
Jun 02, 2019
Saying Goodbye to the Class of 2019! (Story)
May 06, 2019
Need-to-know info for the upcoming 2019 graduation (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
South’s Advanced Theatre class presents ‘Little Women’ (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
The death of local news? (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Bloomington’s response to the Christchurch massacre (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
The trials and tribulations of AP testing (Media)
Mar 24, 2019
Can freshmen jump into ‘Physics First’? A look at an alternative science sequence (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Creating a better school climate for ‘the new kids’ (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
More than just a school absence: Students protest climate policies (Story)
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Melissa Thomas