“It’s Not Always About the Brand”

Manu Kondapi prepares to say goodbye to Horizon Honors High School. She gives one last smile before leaving high school.
May 24, 2014

How do you begin to describe someone who has been a part of the Horizon Community Learning Center family since first grade and whose 2013-2014 school year marks her final year at Horizon Honors? If you...

Partying Middle School Style

May 19, 2014

It’s almost time for the school year to end but the Horizon middle schoolers have another reason to be celebrating, the field trip to Pecos Park! Middle school students will be spending the day at Pecos...

Parcc Testing

Parcc Testing
May 19, 2014

On Thursday, May 15, American Experience (AmEx) students pilot tested for the PARCC test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).The examination will be replacing AIMS (the Arizona...

Overcoming the Dreaded Common App Essay

The Common Application is a universal undergraduate college admission application that can be used to apply to 517 member colleges worldwide.
May 17, 2014

The college process is daunting and excessively time consuming, to say in the least. As someone who applied to 17 universities and wrote over 50 essays, I spent the majority of my first semester of senior...

An Evening of Art

Students and their families stand under a colorful laminated 
sheet made by Intro to Art students. This project was created 
using sharpies and transparencies.
May 15, 2014

Students and families were invited to view artwork made by Horizon Honors art students in mediums including pastels, scratchboard, oil and soft pastel, watercolor, and mixed media. But that’s not all...

Riding Her Way to Nationals: Gabrielle Petersen

Gabrielle Petersen trains for her upcoming competition at her barn. She has been working with her trainer since she the age of six.
May 15, 2014

While Horizon Honors’ students were enjoying prom, senior Gabrielle Petersen had something else on her mind. Petersen was competing in the regionals’ horseback riding competition with hopes of making...

An Art Addiction: Confessions of a Classical Art Aficionado

Cloud Gate, created by Anish Kapoor, is located in Millenium Park in downtown Chicago and is an iconic example of contemporary art in this day and age.
May 8, 2014

1. Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez 2. The Veiled Virgin, Giovanni Strazza 3. The Thinker, Auguste Rodin 4. Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor 5. David, Michelangelo 6. Lady in the Moonlight, Raja Ravi Varma 7....

Nelson Mandela: The Legacy Lives On

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerged from 27 years in prisons to turn the country into a successful democracy.
Madiba: What does it mean? To a country: A unifying force. To a race: A voice at last. To the world: An inspiration like no other.
May 5, 2014

"Our people have lost a father. Although we knew this day was going to come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of...

“Transcendence” Review

Poster for “Transcendence.” © Warner Bros Pictures
May 5, 2014

As a big Johnny Depp fan, I didn’t even have to read the plot line before I decided to go see his new movie “Transcendence” - but that was a mistake. I thought the fact that Johnny Depp was the star...

DIY Spicing up Boring Frames with Old CDs

DIY Spicing up Boring Frames with Old CDs
May 5, 2014

Make boring picture frames and old CD’s useful and fun by combining them to make a new, unique frame to show off. For this project you’ll need: 1 Plain (flat) Picture frame (preferably with a thicker...

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