The Horizon

Letter from the Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health

March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020 Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are Emergency Physicians at Cottage Health. We live and work in this community, so we are also your neighbors, friends, and the local doctors who may diagnose your child's ear...

Letter from the Editorial Board

The Horizon Editorial Board

March 25, 2020

Dear Westmont community: Greetings from the great beyond! In this wild season of pandemics and online learning, we, The Horizon editorial board, are honored to continue serving you from a distance through our website! A...

“Race, Memory, and Monuments After Charlottesville” remind us there is still more work to be done on race relations in Santa Barbara

Kiani Hildebrandt, Guest Writer

March 4, 2020

On Monday, March 2nd, Professor Louis Nelson from University of Virginia spoke to an audience in Hieronymus Lounge titled, “Race, Memory, and Monuments After Charlottesville.” The lecture was centered around the four statue...

The Shelton family circa 1960.

Rath Shelton’s Boys

February 25, 2020

Greta Thunberg’s message is diminished by her stance on politics

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and the global temperature is increasing; the evidence of climate change is overwhelming and evident. There have been multiple climate-conscious initiatives in recent years, an...

Students need to be aware of the news

Matthew Metz

November 13, 2019

The Washington Post’s motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” is an ominously accurate warning about the perils of an uninformed society. But not only does democracy die, so too does justice, empathy, engagement and diverse...

Word choice matters when talking about mental illness

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Everyone gets sad; it is inevitable. A number of life events can leave you feeling sad: your favorite team losing the Super Bowl, fighting with a friend, getting a bad grade, being denied from a job, losing a loved one, or goi...

Ilhan Omar’s comments about the Armenian Genocide are irresponsible and inaccurate

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

In the recent vote in the House of Representatives for the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide, Ilhan Omar abstained from voting. Her reason for abstaining: recognition should not happen for political purposes, and oth...

The benefits of being bored

The benefits of being bored

November 13, 2019

Portrayal of sex in entertainment media negatively affects healthy relationships

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

It’s 2008 and you’re watching a family movie with the parents. Suddenly, you’re blinded by your mother’s palm, shielding you from the horror of two characters kissing. Characters kissing in a movie used to be extreme c...

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