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Sports Are Life

Sports Are Life

Parker Henes, Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

What do full time working students and full time student athletes have in common? They never have enough hours and are almost always broke. Sure, athletes have the enjoyment of playing in front of people and being a part of something bigger than themselves. They also have a chance to build relation...

Welcome to March Madness

Welcome to March Madness

Les Abbott, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2016

It is that time of year again. The NCAA tournament will be in full force on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18. For those who don’t know, the NCAA tournament is a 68 team tournament in normal bracket style. After one loss in the tournament, a team is eliminated. Some teams have proven themselves...

Let us hate again

Let us hate again

John Boyle, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016

When I was around 10 years old, my dad took me to see a professional wrestling match in Freedom Hall. It was a circus atmosphere, with snacks, blaring music and kitschy merchandise all available in abundance. Thousands of people packed the room with their favorite signs and middle fingers handy, re...

Change tomorrow. Vote today.

Change tomorrow. Vote today.

Jordan Williams

March 7, 2016

If you’re reading this and are between the ages of 18 and 24, chances are you won’t vote in the upcoming presidential election. This is the standard society has come to expect from disinterested young adults, a standard that has unfortunately been perpetuated in the past 50 years. According...

The journey is worth it

The journey is worth it

Haley Warwick, News Editor

April 28, 2015

After transferring to IU Southeast, I was completely uninspired and unhappy with my college career. As said transfer student, I had loved being an English major at another college and switched to a business major my first semester here as a junior, because that’s what most people around me told me...

How to spend a snow day

How to spend a snow day

Paige Thompson, General Assignments Editor

February 17, 2015

If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing better than being told that you get to 1) sleep in and 2) will not be forced to leave the comfort of your bed. The snow day brings out the child in all of us. Getting the text from IU Notify that campus has been closed makes you feel all giddy. Then...

Fighting the stigma of mental illness

Ashley Sizemore, News Editor

October 6, 2014

Sometimes, I become frustrated and infuriated because it seems as if our society, or at least many people in it, actively stigmatizes mental illnesses. We need to recognize it when we hear these messages. We need to rise above them and we need to stop the stigma today. It really bothers me when people...

The time for mental health care reform is now

The time for mental health care reform is now

Jims Porter, Managing Editor for Print

October 6, 2014

  I still remember the words of a friend who was by my side in the ER after I attempted suicide. It was seeing me there, he later told me, my mouth still black with charcoal and my eyes raw and red with tears, that he realized everything he had done to take care of me in my darkest hour still...

We need Feminism

We need Feminism

Paige Thompson, Staff

September 19, 2014

We’ve all heard the term "feminist" before. Whether it be in our daily conversations or overheard somewhere. What is feminism? Why do we need it? "Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes," - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie, an award winning ...

Long live New Albany’s Irish Exit

Long live New Albany’s Irish Exit

Taylor Ferguson, General Assignments Editor

September 9, 2014

It’s Feb. 21, 2012 at midnight. I’m officially 21. It’s a Tuesday and I have class tomorrow, but that’s alright because it’s just the Horizon. Two of my best friends, Hannah and Erin meet me in our local high school’s parking lot. From there we decide to embark on the Irish Exit for my firs...

I had a dream

Kimberly Bottoms, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2014

The first day, palms sweaty, heart racing, head pounding, as I walked along the sidewalk, entered Knobview Hall, climbed up the stairs and walked into the classroom, slithering into the desk closest to the doorway, just in case I lost my nerve and decided to leave, I could make a quick exit. This day w...

How to succeed in college without really trying

Gail Faustyn

April 28, 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A girl walks on to a college campus and has no idea what she wants to do for the rest of her life. Seriously though, my first day on the IUS campus was an absolute blur. I remember it being close to 100 degrees out and walking up that seemingly endless ...