The Optimist

Young Democrats forum

Iona Pfingston, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

The Ninth District Young People’s Candidate Forum will be held this Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the BHSS library. All candidates for Indiana’s congress have been invited. Dan Canon, Rob Chatlos and Liz Watson...

Performative activism and how to avoid It

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

November 21, 2017

2017 has no doubt been one of the most controversial years in American politics, and everyone is learning more and more about the importance of getting involved and voicing their opinions. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware th...

How to Contact Your Representatives

Lilly Thomas, Staff Writer/Photographer

October 17, 2017

We live in a politically divisive age, and everyone most likely has opinions on how our elected officials should vote. You’ve no doubt heard about the importance of contacting your representatives, but how to actually do it is no...

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