The Horizon

How it is here; aka, it’s just snow

How it is here; aka, it’s just snow

Aprile Rickert

January 13, 2014

I’ve spent my entire life in a little part of Midwestern America known as The Ohio Valley, a part of the world where the only real predictability in the weather is her fickle diversity and a penchant for extreme midsummer humidity. Here, it’s often too cold to be in shorts on spring break,...

There’s more to the world than the web

Gail Faustyn

January 13, 2014

I hate the Internet. OK, I really don’t, but like most people I have become completely dependent on it. Honestly, the idea of life without it freaks me out. From that notion alone, I guess I’m in a love-hate relationship with it. I bank online, register for classes online and even read entire...

Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors

Gail Faustyn and Aprile Rickert

January 13, 2014

Welcome back Grenadiers! First of all, we would like to wish each and every one of you a great spring semester. As the seasons change, The Horizon will be turning a new leaf as well. As it stands currently, this semester will feature the biggest staff The Horizon has seen in a while. We want t...

Graduation and the deadline I never met

Samantha Frazier

December 2, 2013

Here I am, about to graduate. As per tradition, I am to write a -30- column. A -30- column is essentially a “good-bye” piece and is usually full of thank you’s. But, given that the average reader doesn’t know me, and those I need to thank know who they are, I opted to share with you, the...

My first year crash-course in journalism

Aprile Rickert

December 2, 2013

When I arrived at IU Southeast last December as a transfer student from a two-year college, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do but I knew two things—I wanted to finish out at IUS and I planned to write. Through a short series of events, I landed in the journalism program, and since I was stil...

Leaving a Legacy: Nothin else I can say

Bryan Jones

November 29, 2013

I resign. Due to a new understanding of who I am and who I have become since I started The Horizon almost three years ago, I am leaving. The number of people I have met in this organization and the networks and friends I have made have changed my life. I have produced more than 50 pages...

Don’t count Detroit out

Don’t count Detroit out

Gail Faustyn

November 18, 2013

Hockey Town, Rock City, The “D,” Motor City. Needless to say, Detroit has really made a name for itself. Regardless of all these different titles, it seems that it has only become notorious for one: Murder City. Bankruptcy, corrupt politicians and Eminem and his vision of a drug-ridden, crooked...

I’d never seen the ocean; so I went

I’d never seen the ocean; so I went

Hannah Ash

November 3, 2013

It all began with an insatiable boredom and a simple piece of advice. One night this past summer, I found myself pacing the length of my cage like a trapped animal. I was bored and restless and wanted to be anywhere but where I was. It quickly became clear that I was suffering from a strong case...

Stop teaching hatred start preaching acceptance

Gail Faustyn

October 11, 2013

Oppression is something that America has gotten quite good at. While we may be the good ole “land of the free” we are also the land of the selective. You are free to be who you want in this country, so long as you understand the repercussions that will follow. For centuries America has quietly dealt with civil rights issues from s...

Coming Out: Why no one should have to

IUS Horizon

October 11, 2013

People focus a lot on coming out. There’s a national coming out day, there’s coming out hotlines, even videos on YouTube of people coming out to their parents to help people through it. There’s frequently a level of shock when one eventually does come out, especially if they don’t fit what society...

Coming Out: A story I’ve never told

Bryan Jones

October 11, 2013

In the LGBT community I am kind of young considering I have only been out since June of 2012. On my 21st birthday I didn’t get super plastered because inside I was fighting an inner demon. Since I was a kid I had heard being gay was wrong, that I should I only want to be with a woman and while I...

Just those three letters

Laura Hubrich

September 23, 2013

I have one of the best cousins in the world. His name is Joe and I look up to him in every way. Joe lives in New York where he has an amazing job, pays his bills and has so many friends. Joe is one of the most caring, funny, and hard working people I know. He is just like you and I. But Joe is gay. Oh no, I dropped a bombshell. Why is that such a ter...