The Horizon

Campus oasis offers opportunity

Campus oasis offers opportunity

Callie Manias, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Filled with cacti, flowering plants, orchids and fish tanks, the IUS greenhouses will immediately make a student forget he or she is on a college campus. The controlled greenhouses are a unique spot for students and faculty to house research projects and learn more in-depth about different sciences. Intro...

How to stay safe when ridesharing

How to stay safe when ridesharing

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was murdered after getting into a car she thought was an Uber. She was outside waiting by herself and may have been under the influence of alcohol. Surveillance video showed the 21-year-old get into a black Chevy Impala police suspect she took for...

More than an instrument

More than an instrument

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Profiles

Wood chips rain onto the floor of a well-lit cement room as a hand plane drags across a board roughly shaped like a guitar. Across from the work table, another guitar hanging from the ceilings glistens from a fresh coat of finish in the fluorescent light. This is not a company that produces hundreds...

Horizon guide to Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Pins, KDF

Horizon guide to Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Pins, KDF

Callie Manias, Mac Aubrey, and Abby Bauerla

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Local

  1. Claim Your Spot Early The air show begins at 3 p.m., so you should plan to get there way before that. The committed people get there early in the morning to claim the best spot. If you want to claim a large amount of grassy area right on the riverfront in Indiana or Kentucky, you...

5 questions you never thought to ask about electronic cigarettes

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features

You see a cloud of smoke billowing from the bar, but you thought this bar was smoke-free. And then it hits you: the smell of blueberry bubblegum. Someone is puffing on an e-cig. Though e-cigarettes have been available in the U.S. for almost a decade, already 10.8 million Americans use them, 15 perce...

From part-time work study to full-time career

From part-time work study to full-time career

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features

In the fall of 1979, Kim Roberson was seeking a part-time student job to pay for tuition and books. She went into the Bursar’s office after hearing they were looking for a student employee, but she had no luck. The next day, Oct. 9, her birthday, they called her and said “We can give you two ...

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

Shelby Pennington, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Features

Tucked in a small room adjacent to the ceramics classroom, clay, vinyl and plastic twist together in bright colors and bold forms. The walls are plastered with drawings, neon paint, tape and material samples; all inspiration to the studio’s occupant, artist resident Sydney Ewerth. Artist Reside...

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

Jayla Rose, staff reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Local

Eighteen years ago in the heart of Chicago, Joe Phillips visited a peculiar restaurant in a Victorian-style building. With the sounds of Billie Holiday filling the room from the ceiling to the rustic, uneven floors, Phillips knew he wanted to have his own rustic-style bar. Phillips now owns Pints&union,...

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...