The Horizon

Stop racial tokenization at Westmont

Ebun Kalejaiye

February 11, 2020

On Feb. 4, Westmont sent out an email with the President’s Briefing, in which accomplishments over the past decade were proudly proclaimed and new improvements, majors, and athletic achievements were highlighted. One title rea...

We must practice authentic Christian rhetoric

Nari Mathis

February 11, 2020

Language, as many would argue, differentiates human beings from other animals. Our astounding ability to clearly articulate and defend our preferred type of coffee or our stance on immigration marks a higher intelligence. Within t...

Concerning the right to free speech

Carly Matthew

February 11, 2020

In April of 2017, the City University of New York invited Josh Blackman, a professor at the South Texas School of Law, to speak on the importance of freedom of speech. He was heckled off the stage by students calling him a fasci...

The women’s liberation movement contributes to the sexualization of women

Addie Michaelian

February 11, 2020

It has been a little over a week since the Superbowl, and while most people have stopped talking about the actual game, the halftime show continues to be a topic of conversation. A short scroll through social media reveals a ...

A letter from the Editor

Emily Washburn

February 5, 2020

Dear Westmont students, My name is Emily Washburn. I am a sophomore at Westmont and The Horizon’s new Editor-in-Chief! For those of you who don’t know me, I am most easily recognized for my love of grammar and my inability to ...

Am eye in love?

Nari Mathis

February 5, 2020

If you have ever taken a glamorous bite of an apple, face scrunched up, predatorily baring your teeth and all, only to look across the DC and make eye contact with some unfortunate soul, you are not alone. If you have ever che...

Postures of humility

Addie Michaelian

February 5, 2020

Christ calls us into a posture of humility as we engage spiritually and academically here at Westmont and in the surrounding society. Our society and our churches desperately need people who are willing to listen and admit tha...

There can be no such thing as a hateful Christian

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

This article shouldn’t need to be written, but unfortunately there are many Christians who still marginalize people and do not see their actions as hateful. Whether it’s homophobia, xenophobia, marginalizing pro-choice advocat...

Socialism is not the same as biblical compassion

Addie Michaelian

January 29, 2020

You don’t have to look very far to find evidence of the pain and brokenness that runs rampant in society. Whether in the classroom, watching the news, or simply strolling down State Street, we soon encounter issues of povert...

Music can transcend boundaries in powerful ways

Matthew Metz

January 29, 2020

In recent years, globalization has made multicultural interaction, especially in music, a reality. As such, musicians have taken inspiration from cultural traditions they otherwise would have had little interaction with. This h...

PE requirements need to be reformed

Ebun Kalejaiye

January 29, 2020

Currently, the physical education requirements at Westmont include three different exercise courses and a Fitness for Life class, totalling four credits. Everyone must follow these requirements, including student athletes. Wes...

Towards a truly just society: reconciliation, not provocation

Matthew Metz, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Outspoken racial reconciliation activist David Bailey recently spoke in chapel about the importance of reconciliation in achieving justice, defined as right relationship between everything, and rendering everything its due. B...

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