The Optimist

The future of living with coronavirus

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Although highschool seniors are already experiencing a bad enough ending to the school year, let’s not forget that things may take an even more interesting turn in the very near future. Colleges around the nation are trying to fin...

Reading isn’t fun anymore, thanks to school

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

I was the biggest bookworm growing up. I read one book series after another, including Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. Reading was a big hobby of mine, but seemingly vanished sometime during middle school.  It’s common for peop...

The awkwardness of Ash Wednesday

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

No, I don’t need to clean my face. It’s not dirt or makeup, although it looks like I did have a mascara mishap. It’s actually Ash Wednesday! Last week, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, which is the forty d...

ACT in 2020; section retakes coming soon

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Standardized testing is one of the several, agonizing steps towards attending college after high school. When it comes to standardized testing, most students have the option to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the Amer...

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Prom dresses for less

April 30, 2019

What’s the deal with cheating?

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Cheating is an issue most schools will run into and can be hard to control. South students have experienced being cheated off of while teachers and staff are working to avoid this problem. Most would imagine cheating as something tha...

New computer programming club

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

A new club has made its way to South as a result of a request from freshman Elenna Kim. Kim recently reached out to computer science teacher Seth Pizzo about starting a computer programming club for any students interested in ...

New computer programming club possibly on its way

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

A new club may be making its way to south as a request from freshman Elenna Kim. Kim has recently reached out to Mr. Pizzo about starting a computer programming club for any students interested and has agreed to be their spon...

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