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

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

Horizon staff

June 29, 2018


Filed under Nation/World, News, Opinions, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

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...

Marvel delivers jaw-dropping film with “Avengers: Infinity War”

Marvel delivers jaw-dropping film with “Avengers: Infinity War”

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

After 10 years of build up, through 18 films of origin stories, the two preceding “Avengers” films and other crossover events, and hours of on-screen character development, the most ambitious crossover film in cinematic history — “Avengers: Infinity War” — finally hit the big screen on April 27. The film has alread...

Speakeasy series goes off the beaten path

Speakeasy series goes off the beaten path

Macy Allgeier, Social Media Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last time, I spoke of speakeasies that you can find in hotels around town — Pin + Proof, a fresh, new speakeasy located in the Omni, and the Rathskeller, located in the Seelbach which holds a ton of historical value. This week I am mentioning two speakeasies that are a little more off the beaten pa...

The Honest Scholarship Essay

The Honest Scholarship Essay

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

I write this essay with $14 to my name, a pantry full of ramen noodles and the blackest coffee with a splash of Bailey’s by my side. I haven’t slept in two days. I don’t know what I’m doing in life. I honestly have no clue how I got this far in college. I suppose the premise of this essay is ...

How to Successfully Thunder

How to Successfully Thunder

Meleena Richardson, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions

The smell of funnel cake and Coors Lite fill the air, vibrations of aircrafts echo over the Ohio River and fireworks fill the sky after the sun sets. Life is good, you’re at Thunder Over Louisville. Kentucky is known for many things, one of which is Thunder Over Louisville, the largest firework ...

“A Quiet Place” shuts audiences up

“A Quiet Place” shuts audiences up

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The crunch of a few kernels of popcorn in your mouth. A big gulp of the large drink you bought to wash it down. The little whispers throughout the film from people in the audience offering their commentary on what just took place on the big screen. These are only a few of the characteristics which go along with ...

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

Speakeasy series explores Louisville’s hidden gems

Macy Allgeier, Social Media Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The year is 1922. I walk in a barber shop, knock a couple times on the wall — it opens. There’s a room with loud music, people dancing and drinking… Drinking? During the prohibition? What is this place…? Ah!   To my surprise there are still many “speakeasies” around the Kentuckiana area. ...

Your Human Capital on Adderall

Your Human Capital on Adderall

Chandler Cooper, Content Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

In an era where our attention span…. wait I got a notification… OK. In an era where our attention span escapes into our ever distracting world of immediacy, the Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills” focuses on the use of stimulants, particularly Adderall, in our everyday lives. Director Ali...

Manifesting Misogyny

Manifesting Misogyny

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Your life is comprised of the decisions you make, small and large. But do those decisions reveal who you are, or rather who you are taught to be? You decide whether marriage is something to covet or something to eschew. You decide how to spend your time and money. How to parent. Whether to interru...

Enough is Enough, Pay These Kids

Enough is Enough, Pay These Kids

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the heart of March Madness, we tend to push controversial topics to the back of our minds. Even in this scandal-driven year, we’ve simply pushed the issues to the back burner, at least until the holiday (basketball) season is over. Well, it’s almost over, and the issues will remain. Accordin...

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Signs of an Unhealthy Friendship

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Friendships are one of life's great joys. Not only does doing something with a friend make it more enjoyable, research has also shown that strong friendships have academic, social development, and even health benefits. However, in order to take advantage of these friendship perks, one must ensure these friendships are high qual...

Eye for Detail

Eye for Detail

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

When it debuted in 2003, ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ capitalized on the image of the outwardly prosperous gay man that insisted high-quality handbags should match high-quality inner lives, offering up an inspirational, aspirational symbol for Americans gay and straight alike. The Netflix...