The Horizon

The multiple sides of media

Rebecca Li, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. America has seen their names on protest signs and their faces flash across TV platforms and social media. Tragedy is tragedy. So why have stories about police brutality only ...

We must resist a candidate-centered approach to the 2020 election

Addie Michaelian, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

Much of the dialogue surrounding the upcoming presidential election often reverts to the personal merits or disadvantages of the individual candidates. I regularly encounter discourse that resembles the following: “I can’t bel...

Mitch McConnell’s hypocrisy ignores justice

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

In February of 2016, 10 months before the presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. In response, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would not be approving any of Preside...

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 ...

Standing in the Gospel

Addie Michaelian, Guest Writer

July 21, 2020

Sitting around the dinner table, my family and I have had many uncomfortable conversations during the past few weeks about the reality of the sin and racism that permeates our world. Navigating this season as an interracial f...

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...

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