The Horizon

Partial government shutdown brings financial aid uncertainty

Anthony Hodge, undecided sophomore and Jessica Kay, nursing freshman, waiting in line to pay their bursar bills during the first week of classes.

Ashley Smith and Bryce Shreve

January 21, 2019

Since midnight on December 22, 2018, the United States federal government has been partially shut down. President Donald Trump won bigly by drawing it out to be the longest shutdown in our nation's history. Around 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or working without pay, according to...

When the bottom falls out

When the bottom falls out

Erin Coffee and Jayla Rose

February 20, 2018

The government came to a screeching halt on Jan. 20 and didn’t return to business as usual until Jan. 22. What Is a Shutdown? Throughout the years, beginning in 1980, the U.S. government has had frequent shutdowns due to failure to pass or sign appropriations. Appropriations are legislation...