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Leggings: An Outline

Leggings: An Outline

Taylor Terreri, Columnist
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

The standard school policy of dress codes, especially in the United States, seems to be almost exclusively targeting to what many girls choose to wear. 56 percent of Horizon Honors students do believe that the dress code is more focused on girls’ clothing, and the dress code, despite not being gendere...

Fooled By “Nutritious” Fast Food Options

Adrion Green, Columnist
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Today,  too many people have become obsessed with trying to stay in good shape and enjoy getting a quick meal from their local eatery. As a result, fast-food companies have come up with so called “healthy” foods to draw in more customers. From Wendy’s Baja Salad to Taco Bell’s Fresco Menu, the driv...

Perusing Politics

Zoe Slagel, Columnist
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

We all know about the commercials on TV: the boasting and praising of certain politicians while hatefully discriminating against the others and the eternal paradox of questions that comes with it. Most people, including teens, wonder if they should be involved with politics or even care about them. Some p...

Changing the Police

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
February 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

At this point it’s practically impossible to not see, hear, or know of the growing police violence and abuse around the world. The turbulent world we live in has led to an incredible amount of change and with that often comes a reaction. In the case of the United States, the reactions have become incre...

In Need of Racially Diverse Superheroes

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
January 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

In the United States, finding culturally and ethnically diverse heroes is no easy task. Centuries of racism and xenophobia have impacted our culture and pop culture significantly even to this day. For the longest time, the only racially diverse characters in comic books, movies, and even written histor...

MLK Day’s Importance

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
January 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

With 2015 behind us, it’s hard to ignore the innocent blood spilt and the rising racial tensions particularly involving the African American community and the numerous transgressions against them we saw last year. Jan. 18 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as one could imagine, it was very emotionall...

The Hard Truth from Ricky Gervais

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist
January 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

To begin, Ricky Gervais promised the Hollywood stars that they would get roasted with the allowance from NBC to say whatever he wanted. If you were expecting mean, honest jokes about the glamorous movie stars, there is no way that you could be disappointed. Gervais came up with so many personal lines,...

Steelers-Bengals Rivalry Goes Too Far

Jake Matise, Columnist
January 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Jan. 9, The Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Cincinnati Bengals in the opening round of the National Football League (NFL) playoffs. There is always bad blood between these two division rivals, and tempers flare almost every time they play, but this game gave a whole new meaning to the term “unsp...

Pin-Up Perception

Sammi Tester, Editor of Student Opinion
January 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

While shopping for retro clothes, it’s easy to find the words “pin-up” plastered across a website. However, as a person that would rather dress how people actually used to dress than how highly-sexualized figures dressed, it’s a bit frustrating to find clothes. A lot of pin-up-model-inspired ...

Politics and Terrorism

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
December 5, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

After the tragic 9/11 attacks in New York, America has never been the same. Following the attacks, a rise in patriotic rhetoric, nationalism, and unfortunately racism and islamophobia was seen throughout the U.S. and around the world. This led to a war we are still trying to end many years after the att...

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