The Horizon

Getting to know your local candidates

Getting to know  your local candidates

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The day is finally here: Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. At each polling place in Kentuckiana, hundreds and thousands of citizens will wait in line. After signing in, walking up to the booth and looking down at the ballot, you might wonder: “Wait, who are these people?” To educate voters when they ...

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...

IUS Releases Clery Act Numbers

IUS Releases Clery Act Numbers

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018

One incident of rape and three incidents of dating violence were reported on the IUS campus in 2017, according to data from the Clery Act report released earlier this month. Indiana University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains detailed information required by the Clery Act. A wide range of crimes are reported — rape, arson, dating violence, drug/a...

IUS expands its diversity

IUS expands its diversity

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Students who identified as non-white made up 22.4 percent of the fall 2018 incoming first-year class. This is compared to 12.4 percent in 2014. Departments such as Admissions and the Office of Equity and Diversity are taking steps to bring our campus closer to reflecting the community surrounding it....

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

Finding out where you’re supposed to vote varies from state to state, but you have to know where to go in order to participate in the process. But don’t worry; finding your polling place is simple. Polling locations are typically held in buildings such as schools, community centers or churches. Ther...

Campaigning from the Classroom

Campaigning from the Classroom

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

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 ...

A look at the correlation between enrollment and unemployment

A look at the correlation between enrollment and unemployment

Sarah Magin and Stephen Simmons

October 17, 2018

In 2014, Izaak Prats graduated from high school and enrolled at the University of Louisville to study mathematics and actuarial science. However, he quickly realized that his college education wasn’t offering him the kind of life experiences he thought he needed. After he taught himself the coding...

IU Southeast doubles down on active shooter training

IU Southeast doubles down  on active shooter training

Dante Mills, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

School shootings have been taking up headlines more frequently in the past few years. The Indiana University Police Department, or IUPD, is taking steps to ensure that IU Southeast is prepared in the event of an active shooting. IU Southeast has experienced two active shooter false alarms in the past, both times ...

Fall 2018 Census Overview

Fall 2018 Census Overview

Ryan McCracken, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

Every fall, a census is taken by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at IU Southeast to collect student headcount, credit hours and demographic numbers. The data is used to provide information about student satisfaction, student experience and engagement and is factored into the campus budgeti...

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Kentuckiana community gathers for annual Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Gather your families and celebrate the season with glowing festive pumpkins. The Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular in Louisville is an event that has grown largely over the years, bringing in thousands of visitors each year to view over 5,000 lit pumpkins. The event is available Oct. 9 - Nov. 4. The even...

$300,000 grant for sexual violence prevention awarded to IUS

$300,000 grant for sexual violence prevention awarded to IUS

Dante Mills, Tessa Arnold, and Bryce Shreve

October 10, 2018

IU Southeast has been awarded a federal grant of $300,000 for sexual violence awareness and prevention. It was the only university in Indiana to receive the grant this year. The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) chose dozens of college campuses across the nation to rece...

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

51st Harvest Homecoming Parade embarks the fall festival of the season

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Saturday, Oct. 6,  was the kickoff of the locally famous Harvest Homecoming. The parade showing many local service people, community businesses and youth-oriented activities gave not only a chance for the community to clap their support to those walking, but it was a fun day for families to spend time ...