The Other Side of Homelessness

The Other Side of Homelessness

Aprile Rickert, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Victoria Bennett had a plan. In 2010, realizing that she needed to follow her dream of graduating with an IU degree, Bennett, then a political science student at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, sold her house, gathered up her savings and prepared to move. "One day I realized I’ve got an em... Read more »

Boys just want to have fun, too

IUS Horizon
November 11, 2012
Filed under Opinions

Too often I hear people say something along the lines of “in order to be happy, I must be in a relationship.” That is far from the truth. Sure, having someone you can call and go home to and cuddle with is an amazing thing; however, people do not need a relationship to have a happy, meanin... Read more »

Election Guide 2012

IUS Horizon
November 5, 2012
Filed under News

This is government, not business

IUS Horizon
October 28, 2012
Filed under Opinions

As a male, gay, lower-class, college student, I am clearly not voting for Gov. Mitt Romney this election. He has no actual plan for how he would make the country better, does not care about almost half of the country and does not support something very important to me — marriage equality. He disgusts m... Read more »

Bullying hurts everyone, never right answer

IUS Horizon
October 7, 2012
Filed under Opinions

October is bullying prevention month, and, quite frankly, bullying disgusts me to the fullest extent. Bullying hits a soft spot for me because, not only have I been through it and helped my friends and family deal with it, but I have lost friends because of it. There is never a time when bullyi... Read more »

IUS Police continue music; lets DJ play

IUS Horizon
September 30, 2012
Filed under Features

The Multi-cultural Student Union’s first event, The Dance of Cultures, was almost shut down in the first 40 minutes due to loud music and disrespect on Sept. 20 at the IUS Lake. Travis Huntley, IUS Police officer, and Monica Wise, IUS Police sergeant, went to the IUS Lake to ask the master of cer... Read more »

Unnecessary loans offer no limits, endless IOUs

IUS Horizon
September 16, 2012
Filed under Opinions

So far in my collegiate career, I have racked up a tab of more than $12,000 made payable to the Department of Education — a tab that is continuously increasing and will probably be owed for the majority of my life. The current amount of debt I have collected in four years is not as high as most ... Read more »

GSA notes acceptance of campus sexuality

IUS Horizon
August 26, 2012
Filed under News

IU Bloomington received a five out of five for being accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual students and staff members, according to their website on LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. Of the various campuses, IU Southeast is not listed on the site. However, since IU Bloomington... Read more »

Thinking thwarts tasteless, trivial tattoos

IUS Horizon
April 8, 2012
Filed under Opinions

Tattoos can be an awesome way of showing the world who a person is and expressing oneself in a permanent way. However, thought and time are required in getting one. Tattoos are good to have because a person only lives once and only has one body, so why not make it his own? Tattoos can mean things... Read more »

Editor appreciates differences, various interests

IUS Horizon
March 18, 2012
Filed under Opinions

I like Lady Gaga and watch “Glee,” but some people think only homosexuals or girls like those shows or artists — both of which I am not. A person should not be close-minded to things that are not in mainstream just because they are rather controversial. Do not judge the people who watch o... Read more »

Editor implores students to appreciate life

IUS Horizon
February 26, 2012
Filed under Opinions

The recent deaths of Whitney Houston and many other celebrities throughout the past few years have shown how much people do not care until someone is gone. I know plenty of people who had no idea who Houston was until they heard the news of her death. Then, all of a sudden they are her biggest fa... Read more »

Censorship damages newspaper value, hinders learning

IUS Horizon
February 7, 2012
Filed under Opinions

Jeffersonville High School recently suspended my favorite high school teacher, Kelly Short, in November of last year, and, last month, recommended her termination. The reasons for the recommendation included immorality, insubordination and neglect of duty. However, the school board did not give Short evi... Read more »