The Horizon

A Passion for the Stars

A Passion for the Stars

John Clere, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018

At age 14, IUS professor Gerald Ruth, emeritus of geosciences, grinded a handmade mirror for his first telescope. He grinded it to the exact precision as the mirror originally used in the Hubble Space Telescope. Ruth developed his passion for astronomy early in his youth. “I’ve had a passion for astronomy ...

Fall concert lineup

Fall concert lineup

Erin Coffee, Content Editor

August 23, 2018

Whether you’re a frequent concert-goer or just getting into the swing of things, the Louisville area has it all. Rhythmic hip hop beats, sultry indie tunes, bass-driven rock, and everything in between. Within the next month, a variety of talent is coming to the concert halls around Louisville. Get ...

Summer 2018 Social Recap

Summer 2018 Social Recap

Meleena Richardson, Social Media Director

August 23, 2018

Social media has been on the rise and shows no signs of going anywhere but up. According to a new study published by Hootsuite, a platform designed to engage in all things social media, an estimated 40 percent of the world’s population is using a social media platform and this number is expected to...

Welcoming the Class of 2022

Welcoming the Class of 2022

Meleena Richardson, Social Media Director

August 22, 2018

Students packed into the activities building to listen to speeches given by Chancellor Ray Wallace, Candyce Clifft, anchor for WDRB, Cassie Goodrich, student body president and other faculty members. Chancellor Wallace began the morning by giving a speech to the students before passing the podium to Clifft...

Keep Calm and Book a Librarian

Keep Calm and Book a Librarian

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

August 21, 2018

It’s 3:00 a.m. and the internet is no longer your friend. The amount of cat memes seem to outweigh the number of scholarly articles related to your research topic, and the midnight oil is burning low. Research can be a college student’s greatest learning experience and worst nightmare, but it d...

Purr, Play, Sip, De-stress

Purr, Play, Sip, De-stress

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

August 21, 2018

What happens when you put college students in a room full of kittens for 50 minutes? The pawsibilities are endless. Purrfect Day Cafe opened its doors in Louisville Aug. 8 as the first cat cafe to come to the city. Located in the heart of the Highlands, the cafe serves snacks, desserts, coffee, tea ...

Indiana governments combating the opioid epidemic

Indiana governments combating the opioid epidemic

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more than twice the amount of lives taken by the United States’ hot-button topic — gun violence. Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths, and opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than 1999, according to the Center for Disease Control. Gun-related ...

New Graduate Program, Master of Science in Management, for IU Southeast

New Graduate Program, Master of Science in Management, for IU Southeast

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

August 19, 2018

Students planning to complement their undergraduate degree with a master’s now have another option available to explore at IU Southeast. The Master of Science in Management is a new one-year master’s program that offers non-business undergraduates the ability to earn a graduate degree in management. ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper’

EDITORIAL: ‘Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper’

Horizon staff

June 29, 2018

As journalists, our goal is to report the facts and make sense of difficult and confusing situations, and that is what The Capital Gazette did by publishing an issue the day after losing five of their colleagues to an active shooter in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Rebecca Smith, sales assistant; Gerald Fisch...

Another Year for the Books

Another Year for the Books

Erin Coffee, Content Editor

May 8, 2018

A mix of emotions filled the air as graduating seniors waited in anticipation for the commencement proceedings to begin. For some students, graduating college meant being the first in their family to receive a college diploma. For others, it meant fulfilling a lifelong goal. No matter what journey...

New Business Pops Up on Campus

New Business Pops Up on Campus

Beth Hunter, Volunteer Reporter

April 18, 2018

A new storefront on campus, The Pop Up Shop, sells a variety of items including posters, laptop stickers, tapestries, buttons, electronic items and more. The shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the cafeteria. Students enrolled in BUS-W406, Venture Growth Management, were g...

Kentucky Pension Bill Affects the Future of Teachers

Kentucky Pension Bill Affects the Future of Teachers

Kaitlin Porter, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018

A sign reads, “Fund it, Don’t Cut It.” as teachers unite around the Kentucky capitol building, in Frankfort, following the passing of a new budget bill. The protest comes after more than 20 counties in Kentucky closed schools Friday, March 30, due to teacher call-ins as a form of protest. The Kentucky Senate and House passed a new bill which cuts pension...