The Horizon

Unplugging from Social Media

Photo illustration by Louis Herlihy

Kaitlin Porter, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2018

Cheyenne Layton, accounting senior, rolls over to check her phone as she does every morning before she gets out of bed. Today is different, however, because today she can only check the time. Layton, and two other IUS students, are participating in an experiment that gives them no access to social...

Political networking

Political networking

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015

November is quickly approaching which means election season is nearly upon us. If you forget, all you have to do is scroll through their Facebook page or Twitter feed. People turn to social media to voice their opinion on political issues now more than ever. A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s...

Breaking the social media habit

Erin Mann, Staff

November 5, 2014

Lately, it has become a trend to take a break from social media. Many students and faculty on campus have caught on to this trend. While Leann Henegar, biology senior, has not taken a long break from social media, she has taken break that consisted of a few days. “Having every social media at...

Thigh gaps: a dangerous obsession

Paige Thompson

March 31, 2014

A young girl sits at her computer, browsing the Internet when she comes across a photo of a model with a thigh gap. Later, she stands in the mirror begins criticizing her body, viewing herself as imperfect because she does not have the gap that the model has. This has become a reality for many of today's...

Education upgraded to 21st century with social media

IUS Horizon

February 4, 2013

IU Southeast has found a way to integrate social networking into student’s education through the use of their Oncourse account. The new program is called CourseNetworking. CourseNetworking is a social network available to IUS students that is focused on improving the educational experience by opening...