The Horizon

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...

The problem with the self-love movement

Addie Michaelian, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

A short scroll through my Instagram feed usually includes a variety of motivational quotes such as: “you must first and foremost love yourself,” “don’t be too hard on yourself,” “you deserve to be happy,” “your...

Westmont students need more shuttles

Ebun Kalejaiye, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

One student, two students, three students, four. 38, 39, and how many more? This is the reality faced by Westmont students who must endure the shuttle rides because they were not allowed to bring their cars to college. Every we...

The privilege and gift of liberal arts education

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

As liberal arts students, we are extremely fortunate to have the chance to go to a four-year college and the luxury of spending those years figuring out what we want to do with our lives. The world expects us to know what we want...

Greta Thunberg’s message is diminished by her stance on politics

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and the global temperature is increasing; the evidence of climate change is overwhelming and evident. There have been multiple climate-conscious initiatives in recent years, an...

Students need to be aware of the news

Matthew Metz

November 13, 2019

The Washington Post’s motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” is an ominously accurate warning about the perils of an uninformed society. But not only does democracy die, so too does justice, empathy, engagement and diverse...

Word choice matters when talking about mental illness

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Everyone gets sad; it is inevitable. A number of life events can leave you feeling sad: your favorite team losing the Super Bowl, fighting with a friend, getting a bad grade, being denied from a job, losing a loved one, or goi...

Ilhan Omar’s comments about the Armenian Genocide are irresponsible and inaccurate

Carly Matthews, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

In the recent vote in the House of Representatives for the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide, Ilhan Omar abstained from voting. Her reason for abstaining: recognition should not happen for political purposes, and oth...

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