The Horizon

Student quits school, comes back ready to collect bet

IUS Horizon

December 2, 2012

Laura Caruso, communication senior, has had a long, winding journey through college. However, she said this is not due to a lack of motivation, but rather to a plan for the future. Caruso first attended IU Southeast straight out of high school in 2005, took a break after 2008 to put her husband Mich...

Play centers on urban urinals

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November 25, 2012

“Urinetown” is a musical based around comedy, greed, love and a revolution of the people. This musical has won several awards nationally, including several Tony Awards — best book of a musical, direction of a musical and original musical score. “Urinetown” takes place during a 20-yea...

Election results prove to be bittersweet

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November 11, 2012

Four more years under President Barack Obama – let us all release a collective sigh of relief. Or for those of you who did not vote for him, a collective groan. This election became a real-life Saturday Night Life skit with former Gov. Mitt Romney saying things that Jason Sudeikis could not even write. Binders, bayo...

Student finds focus in music

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November 5, 2012

When starting college, some students struggle with declaring majors due to the variety of opportunities offered to them and concerns about choosing the right degrees. However, for Benjamin Johnson, music junior, he said he had a rough start when he first came to college and was unable to focus d...

Crimson Crew: A key player for new students

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October 28, 2012

Crimson Crew members, also known as orientation leaders, help new students transition into college life in the IUS community. Orientation leaders help incoming students become acquainted with the IUS campus and let students know about the different resources the campus has to offer. Casey Parker...

LGBT advocate discusses life with same-sex parents

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October 21, 2012

Close your eyes and think about the images that come to mind when you hear the word marriage. Common images could be a wedding with heartfelt vows, the wedding cake, a reception with funny toasts or having a little too much champagne by the end of the night. Now imagine going through the wh...

Non-traditional student values ‘I,’ ‘US’

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October 14, 2012

The moment Yvonne Bagshaw, general studies senior, walked into the Adult Student Center for the first time, Kim Pelle, coordinator for Non-traditional Student Programs, said she knew Bagshaw was going to be very successful and inspirational. However, Bagshaw said she did not always feel that way....

Gamer plays many roles on campus

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October 7, 2012

Megan Schultz, English junior, who answers mostly to Megz, said she is an amazingly busy individual. She spends about 10 to 15 hours on homework per week, as well as being on campus nearly 30 hours per week. However, Schultz still tries to find time for herself by participating in a particular...

Ukulele player entertains IUS students

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September 30, 2012

Smells of meatballs rose and filled the air in The Commons. Sounds of chatter joined in. Students scrambled to get that last piece of homework done while scarfing down whatever they could of their salads and baked potatoes. Then it came. An unfamiliar sound had entered the mix. It was the s...

Adviser inspired by past, looks forward to future

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September 23, 2012

Quirky. Random. Talkative. Hard-working. Loyal. Helpful. These are just a few adjectives that describe Misti Whitaker, newest academic adviser for the School of Social Sciences. “I think one of the things that makes me so unique is my sense of humor,” Whitaker said. She said her sense of humor...

Students scavenge Louisville at WorldFest

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September 16, 2012

The plush, behemoth of a coach bus lumbered to a curb stop at Louisville’s Belvedere entrance. IUS students poured out and scattered up the concrete ramp into the 10th annual WorldFest for the free, three-day event, hosted by the city of Louisville, to display its growing cultural diversity. The...

Tennis player recognized for academics

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September 9, 2012

Evan Biesterveld does not play hooky. He plays tennis. Biesterveld, criminal justice senior, said he has never skipped a single class in his college career. He has only missed to compete in tennis matches. That dedication has not gone unnoticed. Biesterveld was recently named one of the 2...