The Pioneer Optimist

Heath Monsma
Heath Monsma is a senior who grew up in New York City and moved to Ann Arbor in sixth grade. In addition to being editor-in-chief of the newspaper he is president of the debate team, plays hockey and lacrosse, and has started a podcast with the Optimist Opinion Editor James Catanzaro. In his free time he enjoys reading and spending time with his friends.


Heath Monsma, Editor in Chief

Jan 10, 2021
Re-Signing Harbaugh Is The Right Choice (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Fall sports go on with COVID restrictions (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
‘Tiger King’ sends wrong message (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
‘Jesus is King’ fails to deliver by Kanye standards (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Turn up the Heath: should college athletes make money? (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Pioneer team wins the Michigan Ethics Bowl competition (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
#Snowtos (Media)
Feb 13, 2019
Goal-oriented: Mikey Leighton just can’t stop playing hockey (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Turn Up the Heath: Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is strong at Pioneer (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Ending the ‘truant officer’ stereotype Brieloff approaches truancy with empathy (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2018
Why Modern Technology May Make You A Better Athlete (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
New phone cubbies: a divisive issue among students (Story)
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