The Horizon

Entire university community should celebrate student press freedom

Entire university community should celebrate student press freedom

The Horizon Editorial Board

February 16, 2020

The Horizon, along with many other college newspapers across the country, celebrated Student Press Freedom Day on Jan. 29. In celebration of our student press freedom, we reflected on our role at the university and assessed the state of our independence at IU Southeast. The Horizon is proud to represent...

We’re still waiting

We’re still waiting

The Horizon Editorial Board

December 2, 2019

The Horizon still has not received the hazing investigation records we requested Nov. 4. The university has a legal duty to produce these public records, so we again call on the IUS administration to be transparent and release the records. Following publication of our last editorial, two weeks ago,...

Hey, IUS, please give us the hazing investigation records we requested

Hey, IUS, please give us the hazing investigation records we requested

The Horizon Editorial Board

November 18, 2019

Interviews with many members of IUS student organizations and the dean of campus life have revealed IU Southeast is aware of student hazing complaints and has investigated such claims multiple times over the past 10 years. Two weeks ago, The Horizon requested public records relating to allegations...

We stand against the SGA senator’s bathroom proposal – you should, too.

Illustration by Shelby Pennington

The Horizon Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

The bathroom legislation proposed by a member of the IUS Student Senate is at best thinly veiled bigotry and is at worst a poor attempt to disenfranchise some of our most marginalized students. The Horizon believes that any action short of complete condemnation of this proposal would be an affront...

A Free Press: The Foundation of Democracy

A Free Press: The Foundation of Democracy

Horizon Editorial Board

August 22, 2018

One of the foundations of our country is the freedom to express our opinions without persecution and our ability to access free and reliable information. If you threaten those principles, you threaten our democracy. In Washington, D.C., a two-story structure lurks in the Newseum, and on it are the na...

EDITORIAL: ‘Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper’

Journalists' Memorial, Newseum. Washington D.C.

Horizon staff

June 29, 2018

As journalists, our goal is to report the facts and make sense of difficult and confusing situations, and that is what The Capital Gazette did by publishing an issue the day after losing five of their colleagues to an active shooter in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Rebecca Smith, sales assistant; Gerald Fisch...

Let’s Pass on Parking Passes

Let’s Pass on Parking Passes

John Renfrow, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness at IU Southeast reports that as of fall 2016, a mere eight percent of roughly 5,000 undergraduate students live on campus. That means the other 92 percent must commute to school and inevitably deal with the dilemma of a parking pass. As if tuition, textbooks,...

Star Wars Celebration 2017: My Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Banners hung outside the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center for Star Wars Celebration.

Morgan Wooden, Content Editor

April 26, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by all things “Star Wars”? Maybe you’ve thought about what it would be like to be submerged in a world of cosplay, celebrities and lightsaber battles? Star Wars Celebration covers all of that and more. Not so long ago –April 13-16,...

No More Quick Fixes

No More Quick Fixes

Jordan Williams

January 25, 2016

A new year means a new you, right? Eventually, but not all at once. As we begin yet another trip around the sun, millions of people across the nation begin making self-fulfilling promises to themselves. These gleeful commitments are often abandoned a few weeks into January thanks to minor slips of ju...

Holiday movie favorites

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Paige Thompson, Chelsey Carr, Kate Harrison, and Blake Stewart

November 29, 2015

Paige Thompson, managing editor --"A Muppet Christmas Carol": Michael Caine and The Muppets? Say no more. --"White Christmas": Watching this with my family is a tradition. Complete with a performance of "Sisters" by my sister and myself. --"In Bruges": While this one doesn’t scream Christmas, it’s set...

Correction: On the issues

Editorial Staff

November 3, 2015

In our November 2nd issue a pull-quote in our On the Issues article, page 11, misquoted Greg Phipps as saying, "When it comes to raising the minimum wage, I don't think it needs to be done." The actual quote is, "When it comes to raising the minimum wage, I do believe it needs to be done." We regret this e...

Crime, Boxing and The American Way

Gail Faustyn

February 24, 2014

In one corner, standing at a whopping 160 pounds, the man who has been convicted on several counts of animal cruelty, possession and driving under the influence. In the opposing corner, weighing in at 204 pounds, the 30-year-old man who just recently caused the death of a 17-year-old boy. The former...