The Horizon

The value of bilingual education

Madison Smoak

February 26, 2020

It did not occur to me until the final week of my German homestay that speaking English is a privilege. The other two American students and I were relying solely upon English to communicate with students from Germany, Switzerl...

#toxicWestmont

Brendan Fong

February 26, 2020

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King argued the obstacle in the path of justice was not “the Ku Klux Klanner but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of t...

Sleep deprivation is a false symbol of hardwork

Ebun Kalejaiye

February 26, 2020

After a night of getting very little sleep, students often make jokes about their lack of sleep, but then the pattern of too-little sleep persists the next night. Although this may seem small, the comparison of hours soon turns ...

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...

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