The Horizon Sun

Kanye West’s “ye” Ain’t a Yes From Me

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Rapper Kanye West released his latest – and shortest – album to date. With a tracklist of seven songs, he dropped his eighth studio album today after hosting a private, high-profile listening party in Wyoming last Thursday. The artwork for “ye,” the eighth album in Kanye's discography, was shot by West...

The Rise of Korean Pop

Emily Christian, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

At the mention of hit K-pop band “BTS,” a rumble shakes the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the location for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The unmistakable sound of hundreds of teen females overpowers host Kelly Clarkson, forcing her to put on her huge, hot pink earmuffs. It’s the ARMY. Armed with fan...

Isle of Dogs: An Album Review

Reese Bennett, Columnist

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music

Although I would never consider myself an extremely invested Wes Anderson fan, I do love a lot of his movies, and for me, it’s safe to say that “Isle of Dogs” did not disappoint. One of the best aspects of it for me was the music, composed by Academy Award-winning artist Alexandre Desplat, who a...

Lasting a Lifetime

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 16, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Television

These shows and songs have broken records upon records, and even with new waves of music and TV shows that rise to popularity, they still don't replace the older industry. This is for many reasons, one example coming from the show “Friends.” This popular show is seen as “iconic,” Adam Sternberg...

Long-Lasting Shows & Songs

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Television

These shows and songs have broken records upon records, and even with new waves of music and TV shows that rise to popularity, they still don't replace the older industry. This is for many reasons, one example coming from the show “Friends.” This popular show is seen as “iconic,” Adam Sternberg...

What Happened to The Old Kanye?

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Diversity, Features, Music

Kanye West seems to be back on Twitter as usual. Instead of telling us when “Love Everyone” will be coming out, he brought renewed attention to himself over the past week with some controversial tweets. Last time he was on Twitter was in November 2016, when he was hospitalized for exhaustion and...

History Has Its Eyes on “Hamilton”

Emily Christian, Columnist

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Many are familiar with the opening song “Alexander Hamilton,” which beautifully introduces Hamilton’s (Jimmie “JJ” Jeter) story and the roles of important figures in his life. This first song integrates both traditional ensemble, solo, and hints of rap, but its slow pace doesn’t set up for ...

Wakanda Forever

Ethan Hurlburt and Matt Butler

February 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music

Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), king of his city, king of his country, king of his homeland. “Black Panther” is one of the most hyped-up movies in all of 2018. By my standards, Black Panther lived up to its reputation, and the box office reflects this. For its first week in theaters, BP has made o...

Free Concert Fun at Tempe Marketplace

Kate Allen, Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Music, Uncategorized

November is finally here, which means Arizona finally won’t be sitting in 100 degree weather all day. This opens up a wide range of outdoor activities for families and friends all around the state. Most activities these days are not too budget-friendly, for they often take a large chunk out of your ...

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Student Spotlight: Joey Vitagliano

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

December 9, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, Featured People, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Joey Vitagliano, also known as Joe Vito, is a senior at Horizon Honors whose music career has been taking off. Joey won second place as a soloist in Alice Cooper’s Annual Christmas Pudding on Nov. 18 and is working on his third EP at the moment. His music can be described as a mix of indie, folk, and al...

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