Bess Markel
I’m a senior and this is my third year on the Optimist staff. I’m the editor in chief. I love manatees, hot chocolate, and anything that is fuzzy.

Bess Markel, Editor in Chief

Mar 15, 2018
Pioneers walk out to join national school safety protest (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Slideshow: Students join ‘die-in’ for gun control (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Slideshow: Students walk out to protest school gun violence (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
I•CE•NY brings trend of ‘rolled ice cream’ to Briarwood Mall (Photo)
Feb 18, 2018
PTG’s production of ‘In the Heights’ attracts controversy (Story)