The Horizon

Young Democrats need to step up

IUS Horizon

January 30, 2011

I like Matt Owen, the 20-year-old IUS student who’s running for mayor of Jeffersonville. I just won’t vote for him. He’s not in my party. Last week, Owen shocked the entire area by announcing he was running for the position. I’ve lived in Jeffersonville my whole life, and the whirlwind of su...

Press on: Determination on the campaign trail

IUS Horizon

September 11, 2010

Getting involved in local politics can be a grueling experience, but it’s fascinating at the same time. In the fall, I was asked to come aboard the Clark County auditor campaign. My candidate, Janis Caldwell, has been a friend of my family for some time, so naturally I told her I would help her campaign...

SGA fights for posthumous degree

IUS Horizon

August 21, 2010

The IUS Student Government Association took some time off during the summer break, but held a May 20 meeting to discuss an honorary degree for a student who was killed this year. Bethany Burrier, criminal justice sophomore, was killed by a Jeffersonville sanitation truck when it struck her car from...

Judicial system has flaws; deal with it

IUS Horizon

August 21, 2010

At any given moment, you’ll hear criticism of the American criminal justice system. Many people within the prison walls will say the system is stacked against them, while some on the outside will argue it’s built to their advantage. Fortunately, it’s not designed for either. It’s built to pr...

SGA reviews achievements throughout year

IUS Horizon

April 17, 2010

After planning an inauguration event, the Student Government Association discussed what they’ve achieved this year. First, during the Thursday, April 15, meeting, SGA members planned an event for the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Amanda Denbo, business senior, and her running mate, Tristan...

SGA discusses textbook rental program for IUS Bookstore

IUS Horizon

April 3, 2010

After the week-long break, the Student Government Association got back to work by discussing a possible Barnes & Noble book rental pilot program. During the Thursday, April 1, meeting, SGA press secretary Candice Boudreaux, business junior, introduced a textbook rental program resolution to urge...

Denbo defeats Bonsall in SGA President election

IUS Horizon

March 22, 2010

After entering the race less than a week before the Student Government Association election, SGA president-elect Amanda Denbo, business senior, officially defeated the presidential incumbent, James Bonsall. Denbo and her running mate, Tristan Williamson, English junior, received 54 percent of the student...

SGA faces election controversy

IUS Horizon

March 13, 2010

Tempers flared during the Student Government Meeting on Thursday, March 11, leading to a withdrawal of both presidential and vice presidential candidates and the SGA treasurer quitting entirely. It all started when SGA senator Nick Garing, political science junior, introduced a bill during the meeting...

Philosophy lecturer presents research

IUS Horizon

March 13, 2010

Pornography was discussed in a lecture by Leigh Viner, adjunct philosophy lecturer. Viner presented a lecture on pornography and the aesthetics of embodiment to the IU Southeast Philosophy Club on March 11 in the IUS Library. She’s been invited to present the same lecture at a Virginia Tech colloquium...

SGA tables bill

IUS Horizon

March 6, 2010

During the March 4 Student Government Association  meeting, a new senator was voted in and a judicial attendance requirement bill was again met with hostility. This time, the bill was tabled for later revisions. During a discussion of the bill, four SGA members called it redundant. Read More »...

SGA resists proposed bill

IUS Horizon

February 27, 2010

During the Student Government Association meeting on Feb. 25, SGA members greeted a new judicial minimum requirement bill with immediate resistance. SGA tech officer Ruben Dodge, computer science freshman, authored the judicial minimum requirement bill. The bill would require justices to miss no more...

SGA amendment voted down

IUS Horizon

February 20, 2010

During a brief meeting on Feb. 18, the Student Government Association voted-down an amendment to the groups’ constitution. They also prepared a trip to Kokomo, Ind., for the following morning of Feb. 19. Three SGA members headed to IU Kokomo the morning of Friday, Feb. 19, to attend the years first...