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No drink, no problem

No drink, no problem

Charlyn Corum

February 22, 2016


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Assuming I am a judgmental bore for not drinking at a party is like me assuming everyone who wears cowboy boots wrangle cattle. People tend to think that those who don’t choose to drink had either strict parents, don’t know how to have fun or have not learned what they are missing out on. I...

No More Quick Fixes

No More Quick Fixes

Jordan Williams

January 25, 2016


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A new year means a new you, right? Eventually, but not all at once. As we begin yet another trip around the sun, millions of people across the nation begin making self-fulfilling promises to themselves. These gleeful commitments are often abandoned a few weeks into January thanks to minor slips of ju...

Holiday movie favorites

Holiday movie favorites

Paige Thompson, Chelsey Carr, Kate Harrison, and Blake Stewart

November 29, 2015


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Paige Thompson, managing editor --"A Muppet Christmas Carol": Michael Caine and The Muppets? Say no more. --"White Christmas": Watching this with my family is a tradition. Complete with a performance of "Sisters" by my sister and myself. --"In Bruges": While this one doesn’t scream Christmas, it’s set...

The 12 days of Christmas: Kentuckiana edition

The 12 days of Christmas: Kentuckiana edition

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2015


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On the first day of Christmas The Horizon gave to me, a winter fun guide for the whole family. Winter is fast approaching. The air is turning crisp and chilly. The smell of firewood attacks your nose as soon as you walk outside and a sense of holiday spirit begins to surround you. With the changing...

Correction: On the issues

Editorial Staff

November 3, 2015


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In our November 2nd issue a pull-quote in our On the Issues article, page 11, misquoted Greg Phipps as saying, "When it comes to raising the minimum wage, I don't think it needs to be done." The actual quote is, "When it comes to raising the minimum wage, I do believe it needs to be done." We regret this e...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Running

Let me lobby for my hobby: Running

Kristin Kennedy, Social Media Coordinator

November 2, 2015


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My heart is pounding, sweat is dripping down my face and my legs ache. I push through the pain as I stride down a hill with my pulled-back hair flying behind me. I have been a runner for almost 10 years. Well, technically longer, because of gym class in elementary and intermediate schools. Growing...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Baking

Let me lobby for my hobby: Baking

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2015


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Baking has always come naturally to me. I think it was a result of all those years I spent sitting on an old bar stool peaking over my grandma’s shoulder as she cooked anything from green beans to pineapple upside down cake. Her specialty however, was pie. My grandparents’ house constantly...

Opinion: The woes of warehouse work

Opinion: The woes of warehouse work

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2015


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The New York Times recently published an article about the harsh working conditions that Amazon employees face. The article generated a lot of debate and support from employees. This summer I worked at Amazon for three insufferable weeks. While that may have not been enough time to fully grasp the...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Board games

Let me lobby for my hobby: Board games

Joseph Kauffman, Features Editor

September 21, 2015


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I hate the term board games. First off, it too easily lends itself to the joke "bored games." It’s a joke made worse by its apt description of far too many of the family games that dominate most people’s perceptions of the genre. I’m looking at you, "Monopoly." It may have been funny when...

Opinion: Help a stranger by paying it forward

Opinion: Help a stranger by paying it forward

Chelsey Carr, News Editor

September 8, 2015


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I remember sitting in a dark dusty, slightly moldy room over the summer before my freshman year of high school. Goosebumps covered my arms and legs since I was dressed for the 90 degree weather, without heat index, but was in a 60 degree classroom. I was that kid who took summer classes to get ahead,...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Hiking

Let me lobby for my hobby: Hiking

Charlyn Corum, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2015


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There is something magical about sliding on clunky boots and tromping through leaves, sticks and dirt. Hiking has played a huge role in molding who I have become. Since I can remember my family and I have gone on hiking and camping trips. Hiking has taught me many valuable life lessons. It has taught me ho...

Opinion: Deciding on a major in school, not life

Opinion: Deciding on a major in school, not life

Chelsey Carr, News Editor

August 24, 2015


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Anxiety bubbles its way through my stomach as I await the next, inevitable question, "What’s your major?" As a direct admit to the School of Journalism at IU Bloomington my freshman year, life seemed golden. It was all planned out. However, once I discovered the abundance of majors, I began to question...