The Horizon

Google unintentionally leaks successful quantum computing experiment

Cade Petrie, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last week, Google unintentionally leaked a paper detailing the company’s experiments in quantum computing to a NASA lab website.  The paper was quickly taken down, but copies of it circulated online for a few days afterwar...

House Speaker Pelosi announces official impeachment inquiry

Isaac Sieblink, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

This past Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an official inquiry of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Pelosi’s stated grounds for impeachment are President Trump’s pressuring of Ukrainian President ...

Trump takes on California’s emissions policy

Abbie Leffler, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The Trump administration is cracking down on California’s car pollution standards. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, President Trump announced at the Washington Environmental Protection Agency that he will be revoking California’s auth...

Police station to be built at SB Farmers’ Market

Emily Peterson, News Editor

September 25, 2019

The Santa Barbara City Council has voted 4-2 in favor of building a new $80 million police station on the site of the Cota Street Commuter Parking Lot.  Narrowed down from 19 potential sites, the parking lot is close to the city's m...

Uber and Lyft drivers mandated to become full employees under new California law

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law which compels companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as official employees, effectively providing guaranteed minimum wage and health benefits. The controversial law...

Fair Education SB: Implicit bias training teaches bias

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Santa Barbara-based organization Fair Education is gearing up for its ongoing lawsuit against Just Communities Central Coast, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and Superintendent Cary Matsuoka. Since the fall of last year, Fa...

Potential grounds for criminal charges in Conception disaster come to surface

Emily Peterson, News Editor

September 18, 2019

Last week, the Horizon covered the terrible Conception dive boat fire, which killed 34 people in the worst maritime disaster in Santa Barbara's history.  A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ...

Westmont students show kindness to community during Day of Caring

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Last Saturday, the Santa Barbara community came together to perform simple but important acts of kindness during the 28th annual Day of Caring event, put on by nonprofit organization United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC)...

McMurray Fire extinguished with zero casualties and structural damage

Abbie Leffler, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 9, a fire broke out at around 3:15 p.m. northeast of Buellton, about an hour away from Westmont. The blaze, which is rumored to have started near McMurray Road, has been dubbed the McMurray Fire. An abundance of...

Finding fellowship around the Common Table

Emily Parks, Guest Writer

September 11, 2019

“Sitting down for a meal together is one of the most fundamental ways to bridge division and build community. It is a basic starting point toward deeper understanding and relationship-building,” writes Common Table, an event h...

Diverse class of 2023 quickly growing roots in Westmont community

Abbie Leffler, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

The lines at the DC just got a whole lot longer thanks to the new pack of Westmont Warriors! The class of 2023 is one of the largest and most diverse groups of Westmont students to ever climb this campus’s hills.    ...

Hurricane Dorian aftermath felt from Bahamas to Canada

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Devastating storm Hurricane Dorian continues to ravage the East Coast as the US provides aid to the Bahamas and domestic victims.   At the beginning of last week, Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas with wind spe...

The Student News Site of Westmont College
News