The Horizon

Social Sciences hosts forum on Islamic center

IUS Horizon

October 9, 2010

Students and faculty gathered to participate in a panel discussion on Oct. 4 about the proposed building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero. The purpose of the discussion was to inform and engage the audience with the issue of the ongoing effects of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Each...

Former skinhead speaks on campus

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October 9, 2010

Frank Meeink, author of “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead,” spoke at IU Southeast on Sept. 29 in the Hoosier Room. He discussed his life story — from his childhood to becoming a leader in the skinhead community along with his prison experiences. Meeink began his speech by warning everyone ...

SGA talks about hosting activities

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October 9, 2010

The Student Government Association discussed ways to improve student interaction during the meeting on Oct. 7. Student body and SGA president Amanda Denbo, business senior, attended the IU Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 1 along with SGA senator Yana Baker, political science freshman. Denbo said...

Police Blotter: Car drives through McCullough Plaza

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October 9, 2010

Oct. 8 at 2:51 a.m. While patrolling, an officer saw a vehicle driving on the sidewalk near McCullough Plaza at a high rate of speed. Four people were in the vehicle — none of them were IUS students. The driver, Joseph Brooks, 18, was arrested for reckless driving. The other three people were issu...

Grenadiers bring down Mighty Oaks

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October 9, 2010

Despite facing adversity, the IUS Volleyball team defeated Oakland City University on Oct. 5 in the Activities Building. The Grenadiers lost Lindsey Ragland, sophomore right-side hitter, due to illness and hospitalization just two hours before the match. Despite the unexpected lineup change, the Grenadiers defeated t...

IUS Softball beats alumni

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October 9, 2010

Former IUS softball players reunited to compete against the 2010 IUS Softball team at the Koetter Sports Softball Complex on Oct. 2. “This was a way for previous players to come back and enjoy softball again,” IUS head coach Todd Buckingham said. “I haven’t seen a lot of these girls in years....

Flag football breeds competition, comraderie

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October 9, 2010

The IUS Intramural Flag Football League gathered to play its second week of games on Oct. 2. This year, the Intramural Flag Football League has 13 men’s teams, four co-ed teams and three women’s teams. Perry Brown, head of intramural sports and fitness center coordinator, started the Intramural Flag Foo...

Phillies’ Halladay makes history, says no-no to Reds

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October 9, 2010

The Cincinnati Reds made the playoffs for the first time this season since 1995. I was all set to write about what that means to long-suffering Reds fans, but then Roy Halladay no-hit the Reds in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The no-hitter — and to a greater...

Bullying: parents need to teach their children better

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October 9, 2010

Throughout my grade school years at St. Anthony’s School in Clarksville, I was teased for being too smart — a teacher’s pet, and for being overweight. I’ve suffered from being overweight all my life and during middle school — when I was at my biggest — the teasing got worse. It continued...

Student mixes hard work, chemistry

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October 9, 2010

Students walking down to The Commons to grab a bite to eat or relax could spot a large poster of a chemistry student on the wall. Even if you don’t see him on a poster, you’ll probably notice Andrew Stillman, chemistry senior, making his way to one of his classes or one of the numerous organizations and ac...

Student rides along with Metro Police

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October 9, 2010

Charles Rader, criminal justice junior, said he considers the two police ride-alongs he went on in the summer of 2007 to be an amazing experience. The ride-alongs were a way for Rader to get some hands-on experience in a profession he has dreamed of entering since he was a child. Rader said he rememb...

Fall Festival celebrates Harvest weekend

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October 9, 2010

The Fall Festival on Oct. 3 helped kick off the Harvest Homecoming festivities. The annual hot air balloon race that accompanies the festival was canceled due to high winds. Janie Spitznagel, adviser in the Academic Success Center and representative for the Harvest Homecoming Board of Directors, sai...