The Horizon

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...

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...

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...

Caught in the crossfire: one student of color’s experience with the race conversation on campus

Anonymous student of color at Westmont

March 4, 2020

I came to Westmont as a person of color, confused about my identity and hoping college was the place to find answers. Instead, I was confronted with an ironic tragedy at Westmont: racial equality and reconciliation cannot occur...

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 ...

The Bible isn’t anti-gay and should not be read as such

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Anti-gay sentiments are founded on a severe lack of research needed to support these arguments. Christians denouncing homosexuality often use biblical passages for evidentiary support. While there are a handful of verses on homo...

“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...

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