The Optimist

Peculiar pets popular with some students

Vika Terrill, Staff writer

November 19, 2019

Bearded dragons, mice, and squirrels may not be your average household pets, but according to some students at South they make great companions. From high food expenses to a difficulty finding pet sitters, these curious pets cer...

Calling all creatives: life and career lecture

Hanh Tam Bui, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Broadway and Beyond, a lecture meant for parents and students interested in the performing arts, is coming to Bloomington. It is intended to provide advice within the field and outside to youth from insiders of the entertainm...

Could South go solar?

Lena Lin, Guest Columnist

October 28, 2019

South, as is typical of most buildings in Indiana, is far too dependent on coal powered energy.  Chris Ciolli, the Director of MCCSC Building Operations, said there are multiple coal plants from which we source our energy, n...

Word of the mouth, new clubs at South

Elizabeth Allen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

This year at South there is a  variety of new clubs that are looking for members. Book Club, Ladies of the Century, Women in Politics, GEMS, and the Dignity Project cover a range of topics, with each club being a safe space fo...

South administration cracks down on Panther Plus attendance

Calvin Prenkert, Editor

March 29, 2019

This week, many South students were surprised to receive a notice informing them that they had earned a Saturday school detention. Recipients were unaware that they had racked up so many absences until they received the slip ...

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