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Young business owners open Mood Coffee Co. during the COVID-19 pandemic

Shawn and Caitlin Cox opened their coffee shop at the end of 2020 and are excited to continue serving customers both old and new
Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has rattled almost everyone, but not Shawn and Caitlin Cox. The sisters and owners of Mood Coffee Co. in Sellersburg, Ind. began their journey as business owners on Dec. 12, 2020...

Photo provided by Ashley Wallace.

“Bittersweet Hard Candy” prepares to sweeten up the IUS Theater Department’s season

Garland Noel, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

Snow hangs heavy on the air outside and the IUS campus is shut down almost entirely. A lonely stack of manuscripts sits in the lower entranceway to the Ogle Center, and while some were taken by students...

Charles Lauffer, an IUS senior majoring in theater.

Student-written play produced on main stage for first time in decade

Charles Lauffer’s play "Bittersweet Hard Candy" is to be produced on the Robinson Stage this spring
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

The scene shop is relatively packed. Ten or more people are rotating in and out, working on everything from carpentry to hot gluing glitter on fake flowers. There’s glitter everywhere, and while the...

The sweet side of a sour pandemic

The sweet side of a sour pandemic

A New Albany business owner lost her job because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, so she fought to make her sugary dream a reality
Caleb Stultz, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Stevie, the owner and founder of the New Albany Sugar Shoppe, lost her job of ten years for the second time last April. The first time, which was during the 2008 recession, kept her out of work for...

Professor Ashley Wallace teaches her Acting One course in the Robinson Theater, which has been reformatted for COVID-19. Each student has their own six foot circle to move and act in, with the stage allowing for a group of up to twelve students to share the space while still practicing physical distancing. Here the students are performing a cold read of their upcoming final scenes.

Ogle Center and theatre department transition to new model for COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
Garland Noel, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

Though COVID-19 seems to have drained the life from most of the buildings on campus, the Ogle Center still has a quiet thrum of energy beneath the surface as the theatre department continues as normally...

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.

IUS plans to add more changing stations in restrooms on campus

The changing stations will be added to restrooms in target areas on campus by the fall 2020 semester
Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter March 20, 2020

Following the menstrual care products story in a previous issue of The Horizon, individuals throughout the IUS community began to ask when IU Southeast would start to include changing stations in every...

Six Southeast Sound brass players perform during the IUS men’s basketball regular season finale against Kokomo on Feb. 18. The Grenadiers won the game 77-67.

IUS Pep Band energizes home basketball games

Students, faculty and alumni lend their musical talents to liven up the Athletics Building
Alex Baker, Staff Reporter March 9, 2020

As IU Kokomo’s point guard prepares to shoot a free throw, a group of people in the corner of the stands puts forth a symphony of chants, hoots and hollers in an attempt to distract the player. He misses...

The job board, located in University Center South, has a variety of job postings available for both students and alumni.

IUS Career Development Center’s job board, CareerLink database offer variety of jobs to students, alumni

The job board and additional database provide experiential learning and employment opportunities for the IUS community
Braden Schroeder, Staff Reporter March 1, 2020

Aside from resume and cover letter help, interview preparation and the internship program, the IU Southeast Career Development Center also helps undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni find...

IUS Bench Coach Dave Collins looks on from the dugout during the Grenadiers home opener against Georgetown College on February 3, 2020.

Former major leaguer Dave Collins brings over a decade of baseball wisdom to IU Southeast

Coach Collins helps Grenadiers deal with mental aspect of baseball
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 23, 2020

Dave Collins still remembered the first time he walked into a big league clubhouse in 1975, just having recently been called up from Triple-A Salt Lake City. One of the players he saw was a pitcher who...

IUS implements program providing free menstrual care products in restrooms

IUS implements program providing free menstrual care products in restrooms

Tampons and sanitary pads became available at IUS after summer 2019
Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter February 15, 2020

During the summer of 2019, Amanda Stonecipher, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs, and Rob Poff, director of facility operations, worked together to explore the idea of offering...

Professional sleight-of-hand magician Ken Abbot performs a coin trick for a captivated audience member during J&B’s Thursday Night Magic Hangout.

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

J&B Magic Shop and Theater is a serene setting for sleight of hand
Dustin Kiefer, Staff Reporter February 10, 2020

Downtown New Albany’s J&B Magic Shop and Theater on Spring Street—as people would guess—is more than meets the eye. The business acts as a store, magic consultancy firm, and a hangout spot for...

Al Gorman spots an orange sports drink on the beach at the Falls of the Ohio. He said the river learns to provide each river collector with exactly what they seek.

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Al Gorman creates sculptures from trash floating down Ohio River to highlight littering epidemic
Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter February 10, 2020

Al Gorman feels our planet is headed for trying times. He sees riverbanks lined with emptied automotive containers, detergent bottles, dolls with missing limbs, shoes, lighters, all found with rapidly...

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