Handheld gaming has been going strong for decades.

Handheld Consoles: A Retrospective Look

Luke Culver, Columnist June 8, 2021

Handheld consoles are a staple in gaming history. Chances are, you or one of your friends own one. When it comes to handhelds, a major name in the handheld gaming community is Nintendo, the creators of...

The Horizon Honors Stock War

The Horizon Honors Stock War

The world has been turned upside down with the crazy events of the year, and the stock market has not been an exception. To the Horizon Honors eighth grade students, nothing is more crazy and eventful than the Stock War.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist June 8, 2021

This school year, teacher Jessica Davis had the task of teaching her eighth grade students in her honors classes about the economy, even with hybrid learning. One topic for her students to learn about...

I struggle with body dysmorphia.

My Personal Struggle With Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia affects how a person looks at themselves, often negatively, and can severely affect their mental health and social life.
Kalyn McLeod, Columnist June 8, 2021

When most people enter their teenage years, they compare themselves to others more and more, as explained by Middle Earth. Suddenly we are thrown into a world of “attractive” and “unattractive”...

How to support someone dealing with a mental illness.

Mental Illness: Ways You Can Help

Sophia Geisler, Columnist June 8, 2021

Mental illness isn’t something to be taken lightly, and it is a very tough battle for those struggling. However, watching somebody you love struggle can also be tough. A large portion of people want...

The Menuhin Competition is a major event in the violin world.

A Recap of the 2021 Menuhin Competition in Richmond, Virginia

The stereotypical image of the child prodigy violinist is vivid in many people’s minds, but few understand the true extent of virtuosity some of these children possess at such a young age. Their performances at the Menuhin Competition rival that of adult professional violinists around the world.
Noah Thompson, Columnist June 8, 2021

The Menuhin Competition is one of the few events that draws rare, child prodigy violinists together to compete for a substantial reward and supreme recognition. The Competition has been around for nearly...

How Mirrors Work and How to Test Two-Way Glass

How Mirrors Work and How to Test Two-Way Glass

Mirrors are something we all use, whether it be flossing our teeth or doing our makeup. But have you ever wondered how a mirror works, or if someone is watching you from the other side? Here's the truth.
Grace Freed, Columnist June 8, 2021

Long before today, people used rocks, stones, lakes, polished obsidian and ponds as mirrors. Now, our mirrors are more developed, but how do they work? According to Wonderopolis, “anything with a smooth...

Diversity & Language in America

Sophia Geisler, Columnist October 28, 2020

There are 195 different countries, each with their own separate cultures and diversity. Perhaps one of the largest differences between most countries is their language spoken. As of today, a large handful...

This pumpkin pie will help you festively close out October.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Grace Freed, Columnist October 28, 2020

The Halloween season is slowly coming to an end, so why not make some homemade pumpkin pie to end October. Here's how you can bake a homemade pumpkin pie for eight people in less than an hour. (Related:...

The Possible Death of the Space Age

The Possible Death of the Space Age

John Niemeyer, Columnist October 28, 2020

The Space Age is the era of humanity where we stop looking towards our planet's uncharted lands. We no longer look for what new oceans to explore, or what mountains need to be climbed. Instead, humanity...

The cape sundew.

Carnivores: Leaf Me Alone!

Nature is not just beauty and butterflies. Some plants, such as the notorious Venus Flytrap, will wait for their unknowing prey, and choose the perfect moment to strike. However, the Venus Flytrap isn’t the only plant that consumes bugs. Here are a few examples of the amazing carnivorous plants that exist on our planet.
Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist October 16, 2020

Pitcher Plant There are many different species of Pitcher Plants, but they all have one thing in common: brightly colored, elongated pitchers with sweet nectar. According to Gardenerdy, Pitcher Plants...

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