The Optimist

Metrics committee: Stay in Phase Yellow until Oct. 12

Iris Kreilkamp, Editor

September 15, 2020

The MCCSC Metrics Committee decided to keep schools in "phase yellow" until Oct. 12.  In the yellow phase, elementary schools are in person, while middle and high school have the option of hybrid or online. The “red phase...

South Speaks: Masks in school

Jenna Torline, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

How do some South freshman feel about wearing face masks every day in school? ...

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...

Thursday the new Friday for South

Celie Kreilkamp, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The “screen time” debate is one that bridges a generation gap. It seems it’s everywhere these days- how much TV, phone and video game time is too much? Kids may groan, parents may nod in agreement. But what happens when students ...

Behind the Friday music

Hanh Tam Bui and Melissa Thomas

October 11, 2019

For as long as many students at South have known, one of the defining traits of Fridays at school is the music playing in between each passing period. However, little do they know that there is a method behind the weekly musi...

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