The Horizon

Editor credits college journey for expanded horizons

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December 3, 2012

I vividly remember sitting in my high school auditorium when I was a junior and listening to several administrators describe the opportunities my future and the future of my classmates had waiting for us IF we attended college. At that moment, I do not quite remember if the auditorium truly fell s...

Acts of kindness restore faith in humanity

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October 1, 2012

My faith in humanity is a roller coaster that is constantly questioning the decency of people, and I wish I did not have to feel this way. Hopefully, I can relate to most people in this world by saying I feel physically ill when I hear of another teenager killing himself because he genuinely felt his l...

Customer service takes back seat to revenue

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September 17, 2012

A business’ customer service is what ultimately sets the company apart from its competitors. I do not care how good the food is or how cute the shirt is, if I have to deal with a waiter or cashier who obviously wants to be anywhere else instead of earning money pleasantly. The phrases “he is ju...

Interns gain unique experiences

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September 10, 2012

This past summer, IU Southeast had 55 students placed in internships, 35 of which were paid internships. The internship opportunities ranged for various majors such as geology, communications and business marketing. Samtec, LG&E, American Commercial Lines, Brown Forman and the Indiana Pacers...

IUS preserves in time capsule for 25 years

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August 27, 2012

Last spring, Dale Brown, secondary education senior and president of the Student Alumni Association, and Matt Owen, political science senior, met to discuss new tradition ideas to implement for the 70th anniversary of IU Southeast. Brown, Owen and fellow members of the SAA came up with the trad...

Instant gratification is not so gratifying

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April 9, 2012

I was not blessed with the virtue of patience, and I have yet to acquire this virtue thus far in life. I am a person who lives to be instantly gratified and have often become frustrated or given up entirely if I am forced to wait. I know impatience is an ugly trait. However, I take comfort in the fac...

Local disaster brings community together

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March 12, 2012

It has been a little more than a week since the tragedy occurred that struck the nearby towns of Henryville, Marysville, Pekin and the surrounding areas. Many homes, businesses and lives were destroyed on March 2 as tornados ripped through the Southern Indiana and Kentucky area. Although this n...

Common courtesy commonly neglected by society

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February 20, 2012

At an early age in my childhood, my mother adamantly instilled the concept of common courtesy and manners into my daily behavior. Not only was I a well-read child, but I was also courteous to my peers and the adults around me. It has always been imperative I say thank you when given something or p...

Sarcasm: use appropriately, often

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January 23, 2012

The Kardashians are great role models to society, Paris Hilton is a phenomenal actress and Nickleback is the best band ever. Unfortunately, because I am writing a newspaper column, readers are unable to catch the sarcasm dripping from the previous comments I just made. Sarcasm is one of the most...

Editor implores passion in poor economy

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November 14, 2011

A beautiful home, multiple vehicles, annual vacations and overall financial stability are what Americans have referred to as “the dream” for years. The idea of the “American dream” was originally the promise of the possibility of prosperity and success for everyone, regardless of social class or...

Editor admits addiction to text connectivity

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October 3, 2011

On a typical Monday night, I will sit down to begin writing a paper for school. However, instead of writing my paper, I double click the Google Chrome browser and type Facebook.com into my search engine. Out of habit to procrastinate, I continue to prolong my homework process by utilizing my exce...