The Horizon

My first year crash-course in journalism

Aprile Rickert

December 2, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I arrived at IU Southeast last December as a transfer student from a two-year college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do but I knew two things—I wanted to finish out at IUS and I planned to write. Through a short series of events, I landed in the journalism program, and since I was stil...

Leaving a Legacy: Nothin else I can say

Bryan Jones

November 29, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I resign. Due to a new understanding of who I am and who I have become since I started The Horizon almost three years ago, I am leaving. The number of people I have met in this organization and the networks and friends I have made have changed my life. I have produced more than 50 pages...

Don’t count Detroit out

Don’t count Detroit out

Gail Faustyn

November 18, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hockey Town, Rock City, The “D,” Motor City. Needless to say, Detroit has really made a name for itself. Regardless of all these different titles, it seems that it has only become notorious for one: Murder City. Bankruptcy, corrupt politicians and Eminem and his vision of a drug-ridden, crooked...

I’d never seen the ocean; so I went

I’d never seen the ocean; so I went

Hannah Ash

November 3, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It all began with an insatiable boredom and a simple piece of advice. One night this past summer, I found myself pacing the length of my cage like a trapped animal. I was bored and restless and wanted to be anywhere but where I was. It quickly became clear that I was suffering from a strong case...

Stop teaching hatred start preaching acceptance

Gail Faustyn

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Oppression is something that America has gotten quite good at. While we may be the good ole “land of the free” we are also the land of the selective. You are free to be who you want in this country, so long as you understand the repercussions that will follow. For centuries America has quietly dealt with civil rights issues from s...

Coming Out: Why no one should have to

IUS Horizon

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

People focus a lot on coming out. There’s a national coming out day, there’s coming out hotlines, even videos on YouTube of people coming out to their parents to help people through it. There’s frequently a level of shock when one eventually does come out, especially if they don’t fit what society...

Coming Out: A story I’ve never told

Bryan Jones

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the LGBT community I am kind of young considering I have only been out since June of 2012. On my 21st birthday I didn’t get super plastered because inside I was fighting an inner demon. Since I was a kid I had heard being gay was wrong, that I should I only want to be with a woman and while I...

Just those three letters

Laura Hubrich

September 23, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have one of the best cousins in the world. His name is Joe and I look up to him in every way. Joe lives in New York where he has an amazing job, pays his bills and has so many friends. Joe is one of the most caring, funny, and hard working people I know. He is just like you and I. But Joe is gay. Oh no, I dropped a bombshell. Why is that such a ter...

Thank you, Marc Weinberg

Aprile Rickert

September 23, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Most people that know me are pretty familiar with my irrational fear of tornadoes. I’m not saying that they’re a joke by any means, but there is a bit of sentiment among some that living in the Midwest should give one a sort of desensitization to them. You know these people, the laissez-faire folk who go on swimming or watc...

Story time: my collection

Hannah Ash

September 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

My friend is collecting lies. One night while we were on campus, he told me he is gathering fibs to help gain some sense freedom from his overbearing parents. While he is perfectly capable of finding and forming his own additions for the collection, he has also started asking others if they have anything...

3 words: comfort measures only

3 words: comfort measures only

Bryan Jones

September 9, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Last September my family and I got the worst news imaginable. “Dad probably wouldn’t make it the next year.” I left work and rushed to my father’s house as fast as I could— He was distraught. I had never seen my dad cry before in my life and I was terrified. Fast forward to January ...

California vacation offers life changing advice

Samantha Frazier

August 26, 2013


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This summer, I thought I would change. I went on a trip a fortune teller predicted would be spiritual. She said it would give me the answers I’d been looking for, and I couldn’t have been more excited, because that was precisely why I was going. But it didn’t happen exactly like that. In...