The Horizon

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

The Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, known in those days as the Town Clock Church, was built in 1852. It was a resource for slaves who were searching for freedom. During slavery, which happened between 1619 and 1865, Indiana was a free state that bordered Kentucky, a slave state. If sla...

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

From a booming location of interest and joy to a place of memory and decay, the Rose Island amusement park has found itself forgotten in history. Although it is close to home and only a 25-minute drive from campus, all that is left are the memories and statues of remnants of what used to be a thriving s...

No need for stressin’ with SI sessions

No need for stressin’ with SI sessions

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features

Imagine yourself sitting down at a desk, working on a problem that you just don’t seem to understand. You repeatedly refresh your email, patiently waiting for your professor to respond to your quick question. A tutor would be helpful, but your bank account screams “college student.” IU Southeast has...

Play dress up for a living?

Play dress up for a living?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Hair done? Check. Make up? Check. Shoes? Check. Costume? Check. This becomes Madi Sellmer-Shipman’s checklist as she leaves her living quarters and drives to her destination for each acting gig. Madi Sellmer-Shipman, sophomore and secondary education major at IU Southeast, has been doing just...

You may now study with your bride

You may now study with your bride

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Bryan and Stephanie Henderson begin their school day waking up together and end it over a meal at the dinner table in their home. The couple never imagined at the altar that they would begin the new school year ready to tackle their undergraduate degrees – together.  Although this is not Stephanie’s first year at IU...

Campaigning from the Classroom

Campaigning from the Classroom

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Midterms 2018, Politics

College students voted more in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study by Tufts University’s Tisch College. Voting is one way to support a political candidate, but some students are taking a more direct approach by volunteering their time to local campaigns. Kimberly Wrigley Senior criminal ...

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Local

In the modern age, it can be important to take breaks from our phones and spend some time getting in touch with nature. Collages of outdoor photos on Instagram are great, but nothing beats getting out in nature, surrounded by dead leaves and a steady fall breeze. The New Albany area is home to a multitu...

Living with a sleep disorder

Living with a sleep disorder

Ryan McCracken, Staff Reporter`

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features

For Brandon Visetchaisri, vocal music education junior, waking up for classes in the morning can be a struggle. It can take over half an hour or more to wake up, and sometimes his headaches in the morning last from the moment he wakes up until sunset. Up until the time he was graduating from high school, he had no idea...

Harvest Homecoming volunteers continue community tradition

Harvest Homecoming volunteers continue community tradition

John Clere, staff reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Kentuckiana

Every October, roughly half a million people, both locals and visitors, gather at the Harvest Homecoming Festival in New Albany, Indiana. The event has been a key part of local tradition for 51 years and continues to attract a diverse and eager crowd. At the center of it all is a small, colorfully painted office on...

Why Do You Duo?

Why Do You Duo?

Tate McGarvey, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features

If you have attended any branch of Indiana University since the fall of 2017, you are most likely familiar with the two-step login system known as Duo Security. The sometimes-bothersome double take on who is logging in to your school account can seem as more of a burden than useful, but similar t...

Blast from the past looks ahead

Blast from the past looks ahead

John Clere, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Even on a lightly-attended night, the Georgetown Drive-In opens its gates to a line of cars stretching from the ticket booth to the road. The line twists around the theater’s marquee, upon which rests a bright blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air wrapped in neon lights. Moviegoers are greeted at the ticket ...

Stressful Times Call for Yoga Poses

Stressful Times Call for Yoga Poses

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features

Reynolds rolls out her yoga mat and places her feet on the soft padding. She feels relaxed, calm and composed﹣feelings that every stressed college student wants to feel. Yoga is a metaphysical discipline that includes meditation, body poses and breath control. For several students on campus, this pr...