The Horizon

The cost of convenience

The cost of convenience

John Clere, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

Only one thing spends more time asleep on the IU Southeast campus than students do – the campus computers. Instead of being turned off every night, campus computers are left in “sleep” mode. But that has not always been so. From 2001 to 2011, according to IUS Library Technical Support Provider Michael Mend...

Horizon Radio: one year later

Horizon Radio: one year later

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Horizon Radio is IU Southeast’s first and only student-led radio station, launched on Jan. 1, 2018 by IUS Associate Professor of Media and Journalism Adam Maksl. Since the founding of the station, its content has expanded and improved through the addition of new shows, more music, and increased st...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: a day to serve

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: a day to serve

Joshua Roy, Kat Lynn, and Shelby Pennington

January 22, 2019

January 21, 2019 celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., activist and leader of the civil rights movement. An American federal holiday, MLK Jr. Day is a day off for workers and students across the nation. Students from IU Southeast and volunteers from around the area volunteered...

A local youth soccer revival

A local youth soccer revival

Bryce Shreve, Content Editor

January 9, 2019

Crisp morning air, a harmony of chirping birds and clanking soccer cleats on pavement provide the soundscape to Saturday morning recreational soccer games. While its popularity is palpable in certain pockets of the country, a recent study found that nationwide youth soccer is on the decline. In a...

Hanging in the balance

Hanging in the balance

John Renfrow, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

Senior basketball player Kerry Smith is fresh out of practice, hands on his backpack straps strolling from the gym. Practice went over, which he said is out of his power, but happens often. His only other plans are to do homework for the remainder of the day, he explained, just coming back from an extended...

Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Erin Coffee, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019

As refugees filter in from nations across the world, Louisville citizens are handed the task of providing a welcome environment and resources to families fleeing their home countries. This is not an easy task, as Kentucky has ranked in the top 20 percent of states bringing in refugees, according to 2013 ...

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Joshua Roy, staff reporter

January 3, 2019

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana as Dimension 4 VR Arcade offers a premier virtual reality experience to the local area. With eleven virtual reality stations, rooms are rented out by the hour with a wide variety of games.

Student musician strives for the big leagues

Student musician strives for the big leagues

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Mute your local music radio stations and take a look at this young musician on the rise. McDaniel is an 18-year-old accounting major here at IU Southeast, but he has made music a huge part of his life for many years. He is a solo act who plays guitar as well as sings. He was roughly 11-years-old...

Massachusetts student meets Midwest campus

Massachusetts student meets Midwest campus

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

Imagine living on the East Coast as a senior in high school, debating on where exactly to attend the next, potential four years of college. You decide to log on to Google Maps and look for colleges that are characterized by a graduation cap symbol. While looking in the Midwest section of the United S...

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

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

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

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...