The Horizon

The Fight for Time Off

The Fight for Time Off

Jordan Williams, Features Editor

November 14, 2016


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According to Mark Jallayu, since its conception, the role of the Student Government Association (SGA) has been to represent the voice of students on campus. He said in previous years, the SGA has not done as great of a job of engaging with students as he would have liked, but he anticipates this to change. Jallayu...

Flavor of the Month

Flavor of the Month

Trevor Swearingen, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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Pumpkin spice lover, Haley Johnson, psychology sophomore, sees pumpkin spice as more than just a spice. Haley Johnson loves the fall, in part because it’s pumpkin spice season. The psychology sophomore says that if it were available, she would eat pumpkin-flavored products all year long. She’s...

Haunted Places of Kentuckiana

Haunted Places of Kentuckiana

Jose Aponte and Morgan Wooden

October 31, 2016


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Culbertson Mansion Tis the season. Not for Santa and his elves but for ghost, monsters and supernatural happenings of all kinds. Halloween is the one time of the year when some people don’t mind being scared out of their minds in a deep and primal way. Over the last 37 years, The Culbertson M...

Students, Tours and Ghosts

Students, Tours and Ghosts

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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On a quiet night in Old Louisville, a man is home alone, laying in his bed, when he hears footsteps outside of his room. He gets up to investigate, only to open his door and stare down an empty hallway. David Domine, adjunct professor of German at IU Southeast, is no stranger to paranormal phenomena....

Doing What She Loves

Doing What She Loves

Morgan Wooden, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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The saying “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life” is the attitude of someone who experiences joy from what they do. If this is true, then Mindy Badia, associate professor of Spanish and international studies, hasn’t worked in a long time. Since starting at IU Southeast...

The Importance of Voting

The Importance of Voting

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016


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With many Americans caught in a political tug of war over which is the worst candidate in the upcoming presidential election, it would appear our nation’s youngest and newest potential voters are wading into murky waters when it comes to their first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. It...

On the Issues: Student Loan Debt

On the Issues: Student Loan Debt

Jordan Williams, Features Editor

October 16, 2016


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On Tuesday Nov. 8, voters will no longer be able to practice the luxury of being undecided in the throes of voting season, as this Tuesday in particular is Election Day. Across the country, voting booths will be filled with predominantly mild-mannered participants, each one contributing in the century-old...

Finishing What She Started

Finishing What She Started

Jose Aponte, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


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One Sunday in 2015 Laura Schook decided to attend a different church than her regular one. Upon entering, Schook bumped into a man she had went to high school with, a man whom she arrested for dealing crack cocaine. Having served several years in prison for his crime, the man called his...

The Sound of Our Souls

The Sound of Our Souls

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


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With a mother who sang as first alto in her church choir since she was 10 and a father who was a professional disc jockey, it may come as no small surprise that their son turned out to be an aspiring musician. Delmar James Pruitt, Jr. or DJ Pruitt, as he prefers to go by, is a young R&B and Soul...

Better Writing on Campus

Better Writing on Campus

Morgan Wooden, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


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The lights are low and the sounds of music waft around the room. Peaceful beach scenes play on the surrounding computer screens. A stark contrast to the construction currently happening just outside the front doors of Knobview Hall, a tranquil and collected environment is set in the Writing Center at...

Purple Reign

Purple Reign

Jose Aponte, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


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With over 100 minutes played, the score was nil all. Then the Louisville City FC scored. The roar was deafening. When it comes to sporting events in Kentuckiana, we have two main choices. Basketball and football reign supreme in the high school and college levels. That is, unti...

She’s Got Them Dancing

She’s Got Them Dancing

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


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In Jane Blum’s class, there are no pencils and there is no paper; instead, students are expected to bring with them some natural rhythm and the willingness to experience something new. “Today I will begin Waltz for the 15th time,” Blum exclaimed. It was 20 minutes before her fir...