The Horizon

Temporary teachers strive for tenure and experience

Temporary teachers strive for tenure and experience

John Renfrow, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features

Robert “Bobby”  Wells begins his pirate class like any other teacher with orthodox greetings, attendance, slideshows and questions. From there, the class voyages everywhere from Viking-controlled waters of Europe to the tropical island of Tortuga in Haiti, searching for the fountain of youth and c...

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

Joshua Roy and Mac Aubrey

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features, Local, News

On Tuesday, March 19, Frank Oz spoke to a packed house about his career with The Muppets and Sesame Street, as well as his days as a director and experiences working with Jim Henson and George Lucas. “First of all, I’m not a voice person. I don’t even think of the voices. I do the character...

Fighting for food and family in southern Indiana

Fighting for food and family in southern Indiana

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Local

A young woman walks a baby laden stroller down the street. In the stroller, along with the baby, are a few small shopping bags filled with light, prepackaged foods. Without access to a car, she can only carry the bare necessities back to her house. The rest of her money goes to renting out a small one...

A tasty take on outer space

A tasty take on outer space

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Local

Sweet and savory aromas rise off Summer Sieg’s grill as Darth Vader watches closely and Yoda keeps an eye on the customers. Seig is the owner and founder of Lady Tron’s, a one-of-a-kind fifties-style diner with a unique take on outer space. Upon walking into Lady Tron’s, customers are filled...

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinions

Smartphones are almost a necessity in today’s society, but how long do they really last? The responsibility of sustaining a smartphone partially falls on the user for taking care of it, but also to the manufacturer for continually supporting it. A smartphone is usually considered useless when it’s broken or...

A killer trend in media

A killer trend in media

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features

From Netflix specials and movies, to podcasts, to Reddit and Buzzfeed, true crime has become a sweeping source of drama in the past couple of years. A Tale of Trends Sara Walsh, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice said the trend tends to ebb and flow. She said the trend also ref...

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features

As spotlights illuminate the stage and music thunders through the Hoosier Room, drag queens and kings storm the stage for one of the campus’ most expressive annual events. Every year the IU Southeast Spectrum organization hosts an on-campus drag show for students as well as the community. The event,...

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features, Profiles

In a society growing with diversity, Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, joins the community in fighting for equality and virtue. Ortiz earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received a master's in both policing ...

Treasures hidden in the attic

Treasures hidden in the attic

Callie Manias, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features

Many students use the library to study or to do homework, but there are many other aspects of the library that are not well known to students. The Center for Cultural Resources (CCR) is part of the IU Southeast Curriculum Materials Center and contains kits with artifacts from different countries. Cl...

Giving back to the community

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Features

For those who are interested in finding volunteer opportunities, the Office of Campus Life is hosting a volunteer fair on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Volunteer Fair has a vast and diverse range of locations, types of volunteering, and time commitments so volunteers can customize opportunities to their schedule...

IU Southeast to host 21st annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference

IU Southeast to host 21st annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference

Meleena Richardson, Social Media Director

February 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features, News

“Educación es Poder.” This was the theme of the 20th annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference. In English, it translates to, “Education is Power.” This phrase holds significant meaning to the Latinx people who attended the 2019 conference in order to network with their peers and fellow ...

Harmony Grillo to speak at IU Southeast

Harmony Grillo to speak at IU Southeast

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features, News

Harmony Grillo has made it her life passion to help women through their journeys of healing and transformation from sexual exploitation. With her personal experiences, a master’s in social work and evidence-based theories, she sheds light on the life that many women, like herself, get trapped in. ...