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Guantanamo Shut Down

Olivia Doyle, Columnist
April 22, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Guantanamo or GTMO (pronounced gitmo) is a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The United States has been leasing this 45 square mile land since 2002 when George W. Bush was president. Now, in 2016, President Barack Obama has decided to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison. The suspected terrorists that h...

Apple vs. FBI: The End

Apple vs. FBI: The End

Zoe Slagel, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Uncategorized

Since December, the FBI had an ongoing investigation of the San Bernardino terrorist shootings. One of the killers, Syed Rizwan Farook, was discovered to have an iPhone 5C. A federal judge asked Apple to create a backdoor for the phone, so the FBI may access the phone without the factory reset. Fear...

Spring Breaking in Florida

Tommy Billings, Columnist
April 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

It was 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 15 when the flight to Miami, Florida lifted off of the ground. It was difficult to fall asleep on the surprisingly full flight, but most of the 13 kids on the trip did. Around 7 a.m., the students landed at the Miami International Airport. After exploring Little Havana a...

A Trip for Boston

Diana Gamez, Columnist
March 31, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

On Monday, March 14 at 9:30 p.m., every Boston-bound student and teacher met up at a more-than-crowded airport to head off on their new adventure. The students were under the supervision of teachers Davina Baird, Ann Bialk, Joshua Garrett, Ann Shaheen, and Jennifer Wood. All attendees were prepared to ...

The Stock Market: Teens’ Edition

Tommy Billings, Columnist
March 11, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

The stock market is an overwhelming monster that frightens many, so they don’t experiment with it. But don’t worry, because The Horizon Sun is here to help you out, giving you the essential information you need to get into the stock market. A stock is a very small portion of a company that th...

Calculating College Tuition

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under College & Beyond, Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Going to college is often very expensive with all the fees and charges it includes, but many students are unaware of where their tuition ends up. The average for in-state, out-of-state, and community college is a big difference. Data from College Board says that the average public four-year tuition is a...

Celestial Glow Jar

Celestial Glow Jar

Sophia Selin, Columnist
March 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

This celestial glow jar is definitely worth doing and is guaranteed to make any room explode with light. With only four everyday materials and three simple steps, you can create a stunning luminous lantern. Materials: A silver paint pen A basic tea light candle Gold spray paint Any type of tape ...

Red Velvet White Chocolate Brownies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Brownies

Zoe Slagel, Columnist
February 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Food, Showcase, Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day has passed but that doesn’t mean that we can’t bake something that's red. Red velvet brownies are something that easy for anyone to make and something that would be gone within a few minutes at a party. Add some white chocolate chips, and any partakers are in heaven. As always, remem...

Food Finds: CK’s Tavern and Grill

Food Finds: CK’s Tavern and Grill

Tommy Billings, Columnist
February 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Food, Showcase, Uncategorized

CK’s Tavern and Grill is an award-winning sports bar with a variety of foods sure to please even the pickiest eater. CK’s has won the Best Wings award, Best Happy Hour award, and Best Place to Watch the Game award multiple years in a row. They are even Ahwatukee’s Business of the Year. CK’s is...

Super Bowl 50

Jake Matise, Columnist
February 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The National Football League (NFL) hosted the biggest game of the year on Sunday, Feb. 7. The 50th Super Bowl, held in brand-new Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, featured the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Super Bowl 50 was anticipated to be one to remember, and it certain...

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