The Horizon

The Other Side of Homelessness

The Other Side of Homelessness

Aprile Rickert, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2015

Victoria Bennett had a plan. In 2010, realizing that she needed to follow her dream of graduating with an IU degree, Bennett, then a political science student at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, sold her house, gathered up her savings and prepared to move. "One day I realized I’ve got an em...

Boys just want to have fun, too

IUS Horizon

November 11, 2012

Too often I hear people say something along the lines of “in order to be happy, I must be in a relationship.” That is far from the truth. Sure, having someone you can call and go home to and cuddle with is an amazing thing; however, people do not need a relationship to have a happy, meanin...

This is government, not business

IUS Horizon

October 28, 2012

As a male, gay, lower-class, college student, I am clearly not voting for Gov. Mitt Romney this election. He has no actual plan for how he would make the country better, does not care about almost half of the country and does not support something very important to me — marriage equality. He disgusts m...

Bullying hurts everyone, never right answer

IUS Horizon

October 7, 2012

October is bullying prevention month, and, quite frankly, bullying disgusts me to the fullest extent. Bullying hits a soft spot for me because, not only have I been through it and helped my friends and family deal with it, but I have lost friends because of it. There is never a time when bullyi...

IUS Police continue music; lets DJ play

IUS Horizon

September 30, 2012

The Multi-cultural Student Union’s first event, The Dance of Cultures, was almost shut down in the first 40 minutes due to loud music and disrespect on Sept. 20 at the IUS Lake. Travis Huntley, IUS Police officer, and Monica Wise, IUS Police sergeant, went to the IUS Lake to ask the master of cer...

Unnecessary loans offer no limits, endless IOUs

IUS Horizon

September 16, 2012

So far in my collegiate career, I have racked up a tab of more than $12,000 made payable to the Department of Education — a tab that is continuously increasing and will probably be owed for the majority of my life. The current amount of debt I have collected in four years is not as high as most ...

GSA notes acceptance of campus sexuality

IUS Horizon

August 26, 2012

IU Bloomington received a five out of five for being accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual students and staff members, according to their website on LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. Of the various campuses, IU Southeast is not listed on the site. However, since IU Bloomington...

Thinking thwarts tasteless, trivial tattoos

IUS Horizon

April 8, 2012

Tattoos can be an awesome way of showing the world who a person is and expressing oneself in a permanent way. However, thought and time are required in getting one. Tattoos are good to have because a person only lives once and only has one body, so why not make it his own? Tattoos can mean things...

Editor appreciates differences, various interests

IUS Horizon

March 18, 2012

I like Lady Gaga and watch “Glee,” but some people think only homosexuals or girls like those shows or artists — both of which I am not. A person should not be close-minded to things that are not in mainstream just because they are rather controversial. Do not judge the people who watch o...

Editor implores students to appreciate life

IUS Horizon

February 26, 2012

The recent deaths of Whitney Houston and many other celebrities throughout the past few years have shown how much people do not care until someone is gone. I know plenty of people who had no idea who Houston was until they heard the news of her death. Then, all of a sudden they are her biggest fa...

Censorship damages newspaper value, hinders learning

IUS Horizon

February 7, 2012

Jeffersonville High School recently suspended my favorite high school teacher, Kelly Short, in November of last year, and, last month, recommended her termination. The reasons for the recommendation included immorality, insubordination and neglect of duty. However, the school board did not give Short evi...