The Horizon

San Francisco students take part in street ministry.
Urban Initiative students encounter socio-economic disparity in San Francisco, Navajo Reservation
Kylen Christiansen and Caleb Marll April 12, 2022

Over the past couple of weeks, the Horizon has highlighted several ministry and outreach experiences that occurred over spring break led by Urban Initiative...

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The UI Los Angeles group stands with Mary Glenn (back right) in front of the EMBODIED statue at the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice.
Urban Initiative Los Angeles explores ideas of justice and redemption
Kylen Christiansen, Staff Writer • April 5, 2022

Urbin Initiative LA trip leader Sydney Azzarello summarized how this trip gave a group of five women “the chance to listen to God in the city, learn...

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Westmont students participate in Emerson Halls Spring Sing skit
Spring Sing, Westmont’s longest-running tradition, returns post–COVID-19
Caleb Marll, News Editor • April 5, 2022

"Andddd, we're back!" On the night of Friday, April 1, Westmont students filled the Santa Barbara Bowl for Spring Sing 2022. The college’s longest-running...

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Leaning into the uncertain.
Welcoming vulnerability into our lives
Kaylee Dangc, Guest Writer • April 15, 2022
The fear of the unknown that clouds our eyes is riddled with excuses pertaining to a lack of control. All we know how to do in life — at first — is want. We want food, we want attention, we want control and this is natural. We fear what we cannot control, what we cannot know and I’d like to argue that this is because the life we live is God’s story, not our own. Our individual lives, our interactions with others, and our desire to grow are significant aspects of God’s story, but we live in this world for Him and for others, not for ourselves. 
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The Horizon may be changing for the worse
The Horizon may be changing for the worse
Wesley Brown, Editor-in-Chief • April 15, 2022

The following article is an editorial officially representing the Editor-in-Chief and the Horizon. This editorial does not reflect the perspectives of...

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The “Lego Star Wars” sequel we all deserve
Shaun Underwood, Staff Writer • April 21, 2022

Ever since the release of the original trilogy, Star Wars never quite found the right balance. The Prequels targeted young audiences, alienating their...

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John Kiser wrestles with beauty, nature and faith in senior capstone project
John Kiser wrestles with beauty, nature and faith in senior capstone project
Ashley Mata, Staff Writer • April 21, 2022

It’s that time of the year when Westmont seniors present their capstone projects: the culminations and conclusions of their undergraduate careers. I...

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Sociologist Samuel Perry speaks on white Christian nationalism
Sociologist Samuel Perry speaks on white Christian nationalism
Katie Ticas and Riley Potter April 21, 2022

On April 4, Dr. Samuel L. Perry — a sociologist from the University of Oklahoma — spoke to faculty, staff and students at a lecture titled “A House...

Mark Szekrenyi: Trailblazer and trail runner
Mark Szekrenyi: Trailblazer and trail runner
Kristi Phillips, Features Editor • April 21, 2022

Since coming to Westmont, third-year engineering major Mark Szekrenyi has had two families: his parents back home in Lakewood, California, and his cross-country...

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Anna Luce: A lover of learning and cross-cultural conversation
Anna Luce: A lover of learning and cross-cultural conversation
Hannah Goodloe, Staff Writer • April 7, 2022

Anna Luce, a third-year liberal studies major who values culture and language, hopes to incorporate both into her future teaching career.  From a young...

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