The Horizon

How to succeed in college without really trying

Gail Faustyn

April 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

Let’s talk about the way we talk about women

Hillary Clinton being the best secretary of state ever.

Jims Porter

March 10, 2014

A few weeks back, I was involved in a conversation about the representation of women in American politics. As the discussion progressed, Hillary Clinton naturally entered the conversation, and I was surprised when someone made a comment that went something like this: “I never used to have a problem with h...

Fighting for the right to get married

Gail Faustyn

March 10, 2014

  The long flowing dress, the oversized and beautifully decorated cake, friends and family gathering to watch as their loved ones walk confidently down the aisle. The couple gazes into each other’s eyes, immediately feeling home, reassuring one another with vows. This is day that should be...

Tax dollars flood into creationist’s Ark Park

Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority have approved a $43 million tax incentive to build an Ark Park—complete with dinosaurs.

Joel Stinnett

February 10, 2014

There is a large sector of American society that wants you to embrace the F-word. They want the F-word in schools, in the government and in our homes. Some of these people even name their children after the F-word. Don’t believe me? President Obama said the F-word at least twice in his State of...

It’s not just about the end game anymore

It’s not just about the end game anymore

Adam Taylor

February 10, 2014

“Life is too short…” Bullshit. We’ve all had that person in our lives who says that life is too short and to spend your time appropriately. Whether it be an older person whose time is coming to an end, or a misguided youth who hasn’t yet learned to cope with the passing of time and tells...

Some look to Craigslist for advice or even friendship

Some look to Craigslist for advice or even friendship

Taylor Ferguson

January 28, 2014

Most people think of Craigslist as the localized version of eBay, but one thing they might not expect is to find a friend through the classified advertisement website. After watching “Safety Not Guaranteed”, a movie about person placing a classified ad asking for someone to accompany him in time...

When good becomes better

Nic Britton

January 27, 2014

It is March 2012. Long after the sun has clocked out for the night, I am still on the state road connecting Boonville and Newburgh, two small Indiana towns just outside of Evansville Ind. I’m currently driving to Boonville, and very few other cars are joining me on this quiet, desolate stretch of...

Marriage: Statehouse vs. steeples

Jims Porter

January 27, 2014

Hopefully by the time most of you read this, the Indiana House will have come to its senses and voted against House Joint Resolution 3 (HJR-3), the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. I’m writing this because I’m not so hopeful. Let me begin by stating my personal beli...