The Horizon

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...

We should increase Hispanic representation in all entertainment media

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

A tale as old as time, true as it can be, the story of a minority kid on the big screen. Growing up, many kids are told they can be anything they want to be, but they see in movies that the main character — the hero or the p...

Embracing diverse Christinaity my mean embracing “weird Christianity”

Nathan Tudor, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

There’s a lot of lip service given to the idea of diverse Christianity these days, but a truly diverse Christianity would probably make a lot of its supposed advocates very uncomfortable. Many (if not most) Christians beyond...

Inclusivity in entertainment media means diverse writing, too

Matthew Metz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

In recent years, Hollywood has begun to diversify its casting, including more women and ethnic minorities. Progress is being made, evidenced by the successes of films like Black Panther and Get Out. While this should be appla...

U.S. history neglects stories of racial violence the Hispanic community

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Students are required to take history courses throughout their middle school and high-school careers, as they should be. History provides a context from which people can understand themselves and others, as well as insight into...

Medicating mental illness is natural

Liz Macias, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

If you woke up with an extreme fever and were overcome in pain, exhaustion, and heat, would you take medication for it? Or would you allow yourself to succumb to your fatigue and affliction and accept that this is the natural...

Let’s start the conversation to destigmatize periods

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The untimely arrival of my period came on a Sunday morning in the middle of a church service. A boy sitting behind me kindly told me there was, “Something on my pants. In case I wanted to know.” I was humiliated and called my ...

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