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“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

“Hamilton” revolutionizes American theater and storytelling

John Renfrow, Contributing Reporter

June 24, 2019

The buzz around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” is inescapable, but it was especially difficult to miss when it came to Louisville for the first time in June to the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The first of two sold-out shows on the last day of performances found me entering the arts center,...

We stand against the SGA senator’s bathroom proposal – you should, too.

We stand against the SGA senator’s bathroom proposal – you should, too.

The Horizon Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

The bathroom legislation proposed by a member of the IUS Student Senate is at best thinly veiled bigotry and is at worst a poor attempt to disenfranchise some of our most marginalized students. The Horizon believes that any action short of complete condemnation of this proposal would be an affront...

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

Backtrack, an award-winning acapella group based in New York City, visited the Ogle Center on their Midwestern tour. They cover a variety of genres, from pop to Motown to classical, as well as original compositions. The group started out with a popular song choice of “No Tears Left to Cry” by...

Winter is coming…this month

Winter is coming…this month

India Wong, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

On April 14, the eighth and final — and much-anticipated — season of Game of Thrones (GOT) will air its first episode. GOT is a TV show on HBO, based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The series first premiered in April 2011.   Since its premiere, the series received 47 P...

The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019

I have been a photographer since high school. It always thrilled me to slow down during class field trips and take different pictures on my phone. When I started college at IU Southeast, I gained access to a real digital camera through school. I never put it down again. Ever since then, I have used...

Captain Marvel is a stellar and necessary origin story

Captain Marvel is a stellar and necessary origin story

Bryce Shreve, Content Editor

March 8, 2019

Since 2008’s “Iron Man,” an impressive undertaking of worldbuilding within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been executed thanks to Marvel Studios and the Russo brothers. While their magnum opus “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters April 26, directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck bring a new,...

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery’s Private Reserve Brandy

Reviewed: Starlight Distillery’s Private Reserve Brandy

John Clere, Managing Editor

March 4, 2019

Brandy, a distillate of wine, faces unfair biases among consumers. For example, buyers see “apple” on the label of an apple brandy bottle and think the drink inside must taste like apples. But does one buy beer and expect it to taste of barley? Does one buy vodka and expect it to taste of wheat?...

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Smartphones are almost a necessity in today’s society, but how long do they really last? The responsibility of sustaining a smartphone partially falls on the user for taking care of it, but also to the manufacturer for continually supporting it. A smartphone is usually considered useless when it’s broken or...

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

The 91st Academy Awards is one for the (Green) books

Christian Dimartino, Staff Contributor

February 26, 2019

Audiences look forward to the Oscars just about every year, even though there’s usually an infuriating win or two. Yet they usually have such a strong list of nominees that one can understand why so-and-so lost and why so-and-so won. Not this year though. This year, the Oscars lost all credibility w...

Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Fyre Festival and the dueling documentaries

Joshua Roy and Abby Bauerla

February 14, 2019

Fyre Festival was intended to be the newest music festival, with hopes of being bigger than Coachella, Burning Man and Woodstock. It was created by Billy McFarland, the CEO of Fyre Media Inc. along with rapper Ja Rule, to promote their new app for booking talent. But their high hopes blinded the team...

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Lego Movie 2: a surprisingly satisfactory sequel

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

When I learned that Warner Brothers was releasing a sequel to the “Lego Movie”, I was both excited and concerned. The first movie was phenomenal — it had memorable characters, tasteful humor and a surprisingly touching plot about a father learning to relinquish control of his vision, and let his...

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

‘The Grinch’ is a visual spectacle

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018

This year’s adaption of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is made by Illumination, the studio that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Secret Life of Pets.” Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the voice of Mr. Grinch, as Rashida Jones and Kenan Thompson also lend their voices. “H...