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Students Barricade of Boxes for homeless

IUS Horizon

April 20, 2009

Students build boxes to sleep in for Barricade of Boxes on Wednesday, April 15. Students and faculty volunteered to sleep outdoors to gain awareness about the homeless from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. There were two guest speakers. One was previously homeless, who spoke to the group about what it’s like to...

University advertises wrong points

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April 20, 2009

Well, guys, I’m finally out of your hair. But not before I have one last opportunity to try to make a point. So, with one final battle cry, here it comes. I know I’ve already argued this, but some topics just need a little more emphasis. Something this university hasn’t made a habit of, though,...

Dogmatic core vision mission

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April 11, 2009

This semester’s almost over, folks. If you’re like me, this is the final run for you. After this last couple of weeks, we’ll have finished our bachelor’s degrees. This, of course, means we’ll have to sit through a series of speeches at a myriad of different ceremonies in the next several weeks. I’m...

New dogs, old tricks

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April 5, 2009

For those of you who paid student activity fees this semester, the Student Government Association just took an hour of your time and you’ll never get to know what was done during those 60 minutes. By way of a unanimous vote, the senate took an hour-long executive session at their meeting on Thursday,...

Not gonna happen

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April 2, 2009

James Bonsall, the apparent president-elect of the Student Government Association, managed to secure the position by a mere nine votes right before Spring Break. That is, of course, if Josh Sesar, mathematics sophomore, doesn’t challenge the results. But that’s not terribly important just yet....

Get out a little

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March 16, 2009

This is the last of a three-part series of columns. This week, students are going to be schmoozed with pizza so they might go to a computer and vote for new membership in the Student Government Association. For the first time in seven years, the president’s seat is contested. The students’ votes...

Students seek argument resolution

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March 14, 2009

Students involved in a verbal altercation on the way back from a university-sponsored trip on Feb. 17 said they were disappointed with IU Southeast’s approach to resolving the conflict. A heated argument escalated when Erick Marquez, international business sophomore, asked Rebecca Ward  if she ...

It has to be dark up there

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March 13, 2009

This is the second of a three-part series of columns. Politicking is a very sensitive game, requiring an intentional balancing of carefully chosen words with properly executed policy. Unfortunately, the Student Government Association has had some trouble with these rules through the last couple of years...

Here’s your negative coverage

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March 7, 2009

This is the first of a three-part series of columns. Well, you asked for it. It’s one thing when you talk about an organization privately with colleagues or express your frustration with your coverage in the student newspaper. It’s something entirely different when you talk about it while you’re...

Terms for who?

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March 7, 2009

Facebook’s change in its terms of use caused a lot of stir in the media last week, and for good reason. The new terms would have allowed the social networking giant keep any content produced by users, such as photos and blog posts, even if someone deletes their profile. Read More »...

Down, not out

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February 21, 2009

From the looks of it, graduating seniors couldn’t be going into the real world at a scarier time. With the stock market tumbling down a couple hundred points every day and job markets drying up like Carrot Top’s dignity, walking off a stage with a degree is an event some students are beginning to...

Open up already

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February 14, 2009

For those of us who couldn’t drive to campus during the snow storm, we sat with our hands tied and had little to do other than catch up on some reading for classes. You know, just to be ahead of the curve. OK, maybe not, but it sure got boring fast. I’m sure many of you were either digging a tunnel...