The Horizon

The journey is worth it

The journey is worth it

Haley Warwick, News Editor

April 28, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

After transferring to IU Southeast, I was completely uninspired and unhappy with my college career. As said transfer student, I had loved being an English major at another college and switched to a business major my first semester here as a junior, because that’s what most people around me told me...

How to spend a snow day

How to spend a snow day

Paige Thompson, General Assignments Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing better than being told that you get to 1) sleep in and 2) will not be forced to leave the comfort of your bed. The snow day brings out the child in all of us. Getting the text from IU Notify that campus has been closed makes you feel all giddy. Then...

Fighting the stigma of mental illness

Ashley Sizemore, News Editor

October 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sometimes, I become frustrated and infuriated because it seems as if our society, or at least many people in it, actively stigmatizes mental illnesses. We need to recognize it when we hear these messages. We need to rise above them and we need to stop the stigma today. It really bothers me when people...

The time for mental health care reform is now

The time for mental health care reform is now

Jims Porter, Managing Editor for Print

October 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

  I still remember the words of a friend who was by my side in the ER after I attempted suicide. It was seeing me there, he later told me, my mouth still black with charcoal and my eyes raw and red with tears, that he realized everything he had done to take care of me in my darkest hour still...

We need Feminism

We need Feminism

Paige Thompson, Staff

September 19, 2014


Filed under Columns

We’ve all heard the term "feminist" before. Whether it be in our daily conversations or overheard somewhere. What is feminism? Why do we need it? "Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes," - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie, an award winning ...

Long live New Albany’s Irish Exit

Long live New Albany’s Irish Exit

Taylor Ferguson, General Assignments Editor

September 9, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s Feb. 21, 2012 at midnight. I’m officially 21. It’s a Tuesday and I have class tomorrow, but that’s alright because it’s just the Horizon. Two of my best friends, Hannah and Erin meet me in our local high school’s parking lot. From there we decide to embark on the Irish Exit for my firs...

I had a dream

Kimberly Bottoms, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2014


Filed under Columns

The first day, palms sweaty, heart racing, head pounding, as I walked along the sidewalk, entered Knobview Hall, climbed up the stairs and walked into the classroom, slithering into the desk closest to the doorway, just in case I lost my nerve and decided to leave, I could make a quick exit. This day w...

How to succeed in college without really trying

Gail Faustyn

April 28, 2014


Filed under Columns

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A girl walks on to a college campus and has no idea what she wants to do for the rest of her life. Seriously though, my first day on the IUS campus was an absolute blur. I remember it being close to 100 degrees out and walking up that seemingly endless ...

Growing up and body image

Growing up and body image

Paige Thompson

April 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For most of my life, I have been bombarded with images of thin women and told by society, through unrealistic expectations about beauty and body image, that I was not beautiful. Growing up, I was always one of those bigger kids. I can not stress enough how embarrassing this is for an eight-year-old in gy...

The ‘Kast is Back

Nic Britton

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’ll be honest — in my time living here in Louisville, I’ve never been able to justify going to the Forecastle Festival. That’s not to say that their lineups have been altogether bad; on the contrary. I really wish I could have seen The Black Keys and Run the Jewels last year. But the high cost...

The West End wall

Joel Stinnett

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Walls are perhaps humanity’s most simple form of protection. They separate us from the weather, animals and even other people. Some walls are built to divide a property; others can divide entire communities. According to The Guardian, the world has seen over 6,000 miles of walls constructed in the...

Cut the crap with the gap

Marisa Gartland

March 31, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There’s a hashtag that, if searched in certain social media engines such as Instagram and Tumblr, triggers a warning message to pop up on the screen. The warning message prompts the reader for the graphic images ahead and urges them to seek help for any eating disorder that he or she may have, or...