The Horizon

We are your citizens, too

We are your citizens, too

Jose Aponte, Interdisciplinary Studies Grad Student; Assistant Director of Student Media

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminal justice, was not able to reach her grandfather for three months after Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. He was without power, water or food. The people from the town of Naguabo did what all Puerto Ricans do in times like these, they took ca...

To beef his own

To beef his own

D.T. Richardson, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

What’s beef? Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace asked this same question in 1997. In 2018 though, beef seems to be more satisfying than ever. If we want to understand “beef” and its nature, we should ask ourselves, “What’s the meaning of beef anyways? Why is it so appealing in toda...

My Major Problem

My Major Problem

Allison Cloud, Volunteer

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns

When you tell people about your major, you’ll get a wide range of responses. For me, some of them are good, but most of them are not. Here are some of the responses I come across regularly as an economics major. “Ew.” Such a small noise that says so much. It has come from friends, peers a...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

Is Greek Life Good or Bad?

Is Greek Life Good or Bad?

February 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” blasts into theaters

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” blasts into theaters

Samuel Murphy, Content Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

The newest installment of the popular, generation-spanning series, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has finally arrived after two long years of anticipation. After months of hype and build-up, along with trailers which gave viewers conflicted feelings on the movie, the newest addition to the series ne...

“Murder on the Orient Express” Review

“Murder on the Orient Express” Review

Erin Coffee, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Reviews

An all-star cast bands together to bring one of Agatha Christie’s best-selling murder mysteries to the big screen. Detective Hercule Poirot, played by director Kenneth Branagh, is tasked with discovering who among the train’s thirteen passengers is responsible for the death of one if its occupants...

Beef with Veganism

Beef with Veganism

Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

People choose to be vegan for a number of reasons, some being health, environmental, and/or ethical reasons. While others avoid these items because of conditions associated with their production. Whichever it is, many vegans choose this lifestyle to promote a more humane and caring world and with ethic...