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Why You Should Break Up with Coffee

Why You Should Break Up with Coffee

Crystal Sexton Poates, Staff Reporter April 19, 2023

Whenever I see fellow students rushing to class clutching an energy drink, I wonder, “Why?” Or, whenever they are gulping one as if their lives depend on it, “Is it necessary?” I am skeptical....

Alyssa Hill, left, around age 3, with her mother.

College Grief: The Struggle to Keep Moving When Time Stops

Alyssa Hill, Staff March 29, 2023

College is a time when some people begin to form closer connections with their parents. As we grow out of our rebellious, angsty teenage phase and get hit with the reality of adulthood, we begin to respect...

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The Balancing Act

Anessa Gilbert February 5, 2023

Note: This is the first of two works about holding down a job as a college student. College has not been easy.  As a working student, I have faced challenges while trying to earn my degree. From...

Kim Robertson poses at her desk in the Graduate Studies and Research office in the University Center. Photo by Tessa Arnold.

From part-time work study to full-time career

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

In the fall of 1979, Kim Roberson was seeking a part-time student job to pay for tuition and books. She went into the Bursar’s office after hearing they were looking for a student employee, but she had...

Ewerth discusses the composition of some clay with students in class. Photo by Shelby Pennington.

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

Shelby Pennington , Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

Tucked in a small room adjacent to the ceramics classroom, clay, vinyl and plastic twist together in bright colors and bold forms. The walls are plastered with drawings, neon paint, tape and material samples;...

The Importance of Voting

The Importance of Voting

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Writer October 16, 2016

With many Americans caught in a political tug of war over which is the worst candidate in the upcoming presidential election, it would appear our nation’s youngest and newest potential voters are wading...

On the Issues: Student Loan Debt

On the Issues: Student Loan Debt

Jordan Williams, Features Editor October 16, 2016

On Tuesday Nov. 8, voters will no longer be able to practice the luxury of being undecided in the throes of voting season, as this Tuesday in particular is Election Day. Across the country, voting booths...

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Morgan Wooden, Staff Writer September 13, 2016

Sitting behind the ceramics wheel on a humid Sunday morning in Knobview Hall, journalism and fine arts senior Charlyn Corum is wasting no time. Her projects have deadlines that are fast-approaching;...

Gaming on a snow day

Gaming on a snow day

Duncan Cooper, Staff March 5, 2015

It’s round two, students of IU Southeast. Snow is burying us once more, and we now face the choice –yet again, unfortunately- of deciding whether we will find a way to entertain ourselves or simply...

Are exams the best method to test student learning?

Laura Hubrich, Staff October 28, 2014

It’s the night before a big exam and it’s the first time you’ve reviewed your notes since you took them in class. All you can do now is drink coffee and stay up all night cramming in hopes of a good...

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IUS Horizon December 2, 2012
I vividly remember sitting in my high school auditorium when I was a junior and listening to several administrators describe the opportunities my future and the future of my classmates had waiting for us IF we attended college. At that moment, I do not quite remember if the auditorium truly fell silent or if my brain just shut down and decided to drown out all sound, but I do remember obsessing about the fact that my future could be an IF. College was never a question in my mind, and naively, I assumed most of my peers felt the same way. Furthering my education was always an expectation and a requirement that was instilled in me since birth and to be told by an administrator that college is not such a common path was shocking to me.
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