The Horizon

Using ratemyprofessor.com negatively affects the academic process

Liz Macias, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Like many incoming freshmen, I came into Westmont not knowing anyone and having no idea what my first semester of college classes should look like. Should I stack my classes to get a head start on GEs? Would it be okay to take...

Donald Trump must be impeached as soon as possible

October 23, 2019

The impeachment process has started. It should’ve started a while ago, and it should not be going as slowly as it is. In 2014, while his son was working for a business in Ukraine accused of corruption, Joe Biden called for...

The importance of counseling on college campuses

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Transitioning to college is a challenging time, full of new relationships, academics, and adjustments. Navigating the following four years of college, which often involves joining the workforce and comfort zones being ch...

The humanities have indispensable value

Nathan Tudor, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

To its peril, Western culture is increasingly driving young people away from studying the humanities. Unsurprisingly, research indicates this is a bad idea because our technologically driven world needs the humanities as much...

Cultural norms of masculinity detrimentally affect men

Matthew Metz and Andrea Garcia

October 16, 2019

Pressure is defined as a continuous force exerted on or against something; in the realm of pressure, societal pressure is the greatest of all. The various forms of pressure men face in every stage of their lives are extremely in...

College history requirements are justified

October 16, 2019

When we approach a problem or question, it is important to look at its history. History reveals the problem’s previous approaches, what worked, and what didn’t, thus informing innovation, creation, and reconciliation on an...

Is this gluten free?

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

“Is this gluten free?” My friends laugh and imitate my question in an Valleygirl-esque accent. While it is becoming easier to go to restaurants with friends because of the increasing number of people going gluten free, ma...

Sustaining sustainability

Matthew Metz and Carly Matthews

October 2, 2019

You’re in line for coffee after a long, tiring day of work. You want a feel-good drink, a hug in a mug, something to carry you until evening. You pay for your order, and reach into your bag for your snazzy insulated glass tumbler....

Westmont should require vaccines

Liz Macias, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The World Health Organization announced this past January that among the top 10 greatest threats to global health was vaccine hesitancy. Since then, there have been more than 1,200 reported cases of measles across 31 states, a...

Fiction communicates ideas better than non-fiction

Nathan Tudor, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Fiction is imaginary — stories that never happened. But that does not make fiction any less true. For example, the persons and events that constitute Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” did not happen....

Westmont requires greater daily representation

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

We hear it every year: “this incoming class of freshmen is the most diverse in Westmont’s history!” Yet why does each year look the same in regards to representation on campus? Singing “Spirit Break Out” and “Que Está...

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