The Optimist

College application guide

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

If you’re looking to apply to college in the near future, this is the guide for you. Get the basic college application run-down and explanation here, question-and-answer style. Q: What is a college application and what do...

A guide to scholarships

A guide to scholarships

November 29, 2018

A guide to college apps and scholarships

Tommy McEvilly, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

When you’re a high school student getting ready for college, it’s very easy to feel like you’re stuck in the middle of the sea; struggling against the waves of daunting SAT and ACT tests, the time-consuming applications...

Liberal arts still have value in a STEM world

Eric Johnsen, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

As college rapidly approaches, seniors at South (including me) are starting to think more about possible majors. These days there is a lot of pressure to major in something ‘practical’ with high job placement, like business...

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