The Horizon

College students preparing for the future

Photo illustration by Bryce Shreve

Clay Ables, staff reporter

April 1, 2019

College students are trying to balance not only how to get a degree, but how to afford a degree. With over $1.5 Trillion in student loan debt, the average debt of a student from 2016 class is $37,172 according to financial company Make Lemonade, in a 2018 Forbes article by Zach Friedman. For students...

Temporary teachers strive for tenure and experience

Robert “Bobby” Wells is a visiting professor and future faculty teaching fellow at IU Southeast, teaching topics in history from Napoleon to Vikings and pirates. Photo by John Renfrow.

John Renfrow, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019

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

“Just because I’m here and now you think I do all these voices, it doesn’t mean it comes easy. It also doesn’t mean that just because you guys can’t do something now doesn’t mean you can’t do something later,” Oz said.

Joshua Roy and Mac Aubrey

March 20, 2019

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...

What’s up with the hole in front of Crestview?

What's up with the hole in front of Crestview?

Callie Manias, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

If an IUS student has a class in Crestview Hall, he or she might have noticed some caution tape and temporary barricading around a hole in the sidewalk. The hole, which is just a few feet away from the entrance to Crestview, was caused by a water line break on Jan. 21 of this semester. Since the...

Grenadiers bounce back against Midway

IUS right-hander Jack Wohlert fires a pitch for a strike in the first inning of last Thursday's game versus Midway. Photo by Brandon Miniard.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

A cold snowy day at Koetter Sports Complex made for an interesting game last Thursday when the IU Southeast baseball hosted River States Conference rival Midway University in the first game of a two day, three-game series. The nine-inning affair was originally scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m., but snow...

Grenadiers drop two of three to RedStorm

Head Coach Ben Reel and the IUS baseball infield gather around relief pitcher Owen Evans during game one of last Saturday's doubleheader against Rio Grande.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

Last Friday and Saturday both proved to be quite chilly at Koetter Sports Complex, the site of a three-game series between IU Southeast and the University of Rio Grande. The two-day affair was the first River States Conference matchup of the season for both sides. Game One Game one saw the Grenadiers send ...

Citizens’ Climate Lobby guides the New Albany chapter with a workshop

CCL Indiana Chapter Leader Marcia Veldman poses a question to a crowd of over 30 supporters during a climate advocate workshop. The CCL was founded in 2007.

Mac Aubrey, staff reporter

March 4, 2019

A group of over 30 people joined together at 8th Street Pizza in New Albany on Jan. 24 to put three hours of their Sunday toward learning about solutions to climate change. The Climate Advocate Workshop was hosted by volunteers of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots...

Southern Indiana’s 3D Valley Farm

Steve Carr tends to his two chicken coop guard dogs, Bear and Ranger.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Nestled on the corner of Bank and Market Street in downtown New Albany, dozens of vendors and farmers offer their fresh produce, organic meats and—at the stand belonging to local farmers Steve and Jane Carr—bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. The couple sells their products at the farmer’s markets...

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

As spotlights illuminate the stage and music thunders through the Hoosier Room, drag queens and kings storm the stage for one of the campus’ most expressive annual events. Every year the IU Southeast Spectrum organization hosts an on-campus drag show for students as well as the community. The event,...

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

“Social justice is really important to me. It's at the center of everything I do, so any way I can promote diversity is really important to me,” said Ortiz. Photo by Natalie Allen.

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

In a society growing with diversity, Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, joins the community in fighting for equality and virtue. Ortiz earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received a master's in both policing ...

Treasures hidden in the attic

Doll houses, garments, toys and bags are just a fraction of the treasures hidden in the CCR. Photo by Callie Manias.

Callie Manias, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Many students use the library to study or to do homework, but there are many other aspects of the library that are not well known to students. The Center for Cultural Resources (CCR) is part of the IU Southeast Curriculum Materials Center and contains kits with artifacts from different countries. Cl...

Grenadiers split first home doubleheader

Senior Emily Weiss fires a pitch for a strike in game 1 of the Grenadiers' first home doubleheader. Photo by Brandon Miniard.

Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

After starting the season with a two game sweep of Alice Lloyd last week, the IU Southeast softball team took to the Koetter Sports Complex for their first homestand of the year, starting with a doubleheader last Thursday against Cardinal Stritch University. Game 1 Game one saw the Grenadiers enjoy a 3-0 l...