The Horizon

The bigger picture

The bigger picture

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Wine and Spirits

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


Filed under Features, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

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


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

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...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: A Magical Two-Hour Slog

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

It’s hard to deny the cultural significance of the Harry Potter series: books, movies, video games, merchandise and theme park rides all exist in its name. J.K. Rowling is well-aware of this, as “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters. Eddie Redmayne plays the lead role of Newt S...

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

The Haunting of Hill House is Eerie in All the Best Ways

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

How can a story about a haunted house be fresh and interesting? The haunting has to mean something and we have to care about the characters who may or may not be picked off by a malevolent house. Director and producer Mike Flanagan pulled this off in one of Netflix’s best original dramas yet. “Th...

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Bad Times at the El Royale – Not so bad at all

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Bad Times at the El Royale is a delightful twisty tale of suspense. It is filled to the brim with stellar performances from its varied cast of characters to weave a slow yet riveting story. The film opens with a minute-long segment of an unidentified man making himself at home in a hotel room set to ...

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Halloween is a Disappointment 40 Years in the Making

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, is one of the most revered and influential films in the horror genre. It is credited with introducing the “final girl” trope, in which the last woman alive confronts the killer at the end of the movie. The villain, Michael Myers, became a horror ...