The Horizon

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

Angie Munoz, primary education sophomore, uses her phone during leisure time at University Grounds Coffee Shop. Photo by Meleena Richardson.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Smartphones are almost a necessity in today’s society, but how long do they really last? The responsibility of sustaining a smartphone partially falls on the user for taking care of it, but also to the manufacturer for continually supporting it. A smartphone is usually considered useless when it’s broken or...

Are Smartphones Hurting our Health and Happiness?

Angie Munoz, primary education sophomore, uses her phone during leisure time at University Grounds Coffee Shop. Photo by Meleena Richardson.

Meleena Richardson, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018

Angie Munoz, a primary education sophomore at IU Southeast, begins her phone ritual from the moment her eyes open in the morning until they close at night. “Checking my phone is literally the first thing I do in the morning,” Munoz said. “Sometimes I even fall asleep on my phone watching Netfl...

New technology showcased at Game On 1.5

Nash Laney, fine arts student, creates art with a 3Doodler, a 3-D printer pen that can be used to design projects and build creative ideas in the medium of 3-D printing.. Laney created a rectangular prism, vertical lines standing up from the table and 3-D words.

Brandon Looney, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2016

During this semester’s Game On technology festival, called Game On 1.5!, students, faculty and staff used the Oculus Rift, a system for virtual reality, to explore the capabilities of virtual reality technology. Game On 1.5! was held on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Commons. In...

Overcoming shyness

The Shyness Research Institute, located on the second floor of Crestview Hall.

Ty Simpson, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2015

Erin Coffee, journalism sophomore, said there was one defining moment in her youth. It was at the beginning of her eighth grade school year when a student sat next to her on the bus. Coffee, who struggled with shyness and depression during her childhood, described that bus ride as inspiring. The...

Technology not classified as an adiction

Tina Reed

April 14, 2013

Monique Captan said she cannot go 30 minutes without looking at her phone. Captan, advertising junior, said she checks Instagram and Twitter constantly. “It’s terrible, but I feel like my cellphone is everything, because I can do everything on it,” she said. More and more people are frequently...

Students collaborate work with new hub

IUS Horizon

October 21, 2012

The IT Department added two new collaboration hub tables on the second floor lounge of Hillside Hall. Finished just a week before fall classes began, this technology allows students to share individual work from their laptops on a big screen TV. “This is brand new for this campus,” Tom Saw...

Graduates relocate to modernized building

IUS Horizon

September 9, 2012

During the summer break, the IUS Graduate Center for business and education classes moved to the 300 Building, located in downtown Jeffersonville. The center was previously situated in the McCauley-Nicolas Building and was there for more than 10 years. Alan White, dean of the School of Business,...

Professors compare technology, politics

IUS Horizon

March 18, 2011

Political science professors met to talk about the digital age and technology’s impact in political processes. Tom Kotulak, associate professor of political science and pre-law adviser, said the right to privacy as a constitutional issue was not affirmed until 1965 when the Supreme Court ruled in [Griswold v. Connecticut] that it...