The Horizon

Toss a coin to your artist

Matthew Metz, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

It is undisputed that healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers have stepped up to the near-impossible circumstances of the pandemic, saving lives and livelihoods across the world. We are right to appl...

Racial and ethnic depiction in animated shows can differ from live-action representation issues

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Representation in the media is an important topic, but, due to the sheer size of media itself, it can become a complicated issue. When dealing with animated media, especially TV shows, the characters on the screen can seem diverse ...

What the church gets wrong about mental health

Rebecca Li, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

When was the last time you heard a sermon preached on mental health? Good question. In a time when the church ought to cultivate ongoing conversation surrounding mental illness, it too often resorts to silence. Up until recently, ...

Christians must choose civil discourse

Addie Michaelian, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

It is difficult to escape the visceral and divisive rhetoric pervading our culture today. Social media rants and virtue signaling have replaced any attempt at civil discourse or deliberation. One wrong move, and the full force ...

The global church amidst COVID-19

Madison Smoak, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

Rarely in our lifetime have we seen the disruption of global worship that we are witnessing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The thought of Easter passing by from the (dis)comfort of our couches as it is televised on our flatscreens...

The intersectional identity of whiteness

Emily Mosher, Guest Writer

April 8, 2020

The intersectional identity of a white person is a complex intermingling of racial identity tied to colonization, privilege, oppression, and an unbecoming struggle of fragility, fear, humility, and courage. White bodies posse...

In defense of intersectionality

Wesley Stenzel

March 31, 2020

A preliminary note: while I’m a member of the Horizon’s editorial staff, I don’t speak for the Horizon or its staff as a whole — these thoughts are my own. Additionally, just because other Horizon editors aren’t commen...

Understanding intersectionality and identity is the solution, not the problem

Ebun Kalejaiye, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The week before spring break, a peaceful protest demonstrated the ability of the Westmont community, people of color (POC) and white people alike, to come together united against a campus culture that is not conducive to POC. T...

Intersectional and identity politics, not Westmont, is exclusive

Josh Phillips, Guest Writer

March 24, 2020

In the week preceding spring break, it became evident that our campus community is split in two. Westmont’s division is not unique. This is a nationwide conflict between conservatism and liberalism; the battleground is intersectio...

We can get through this… together

Matthew Metz, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has shocked the world, and many young people, Westmont students included, are unlikely to have experienced anything like it. However, I have lived through two previous epidemics, those being Severe A...

The Superbowl halftime show should be seen as a celebration of culture

Ebun Kalejaiye, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The Superbowl Halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez (J-Lo) has been widely accepted by the American public as a sexualization of women and inappropriate for children. However, the question must be asked, “For what chil...

Advocating for the unborn is another battle in the fght for human dignity

Addie Michaelian, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27 ESV). Perhaps no other verse in the Bible holds greater implications for humanity. God created each ...

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