The Horizon Sun

The Story Behind the Sweaters

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

December 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Fashion, Features, Uncategorized

Over the last decade or so, the holiday season just hasn’t been complete without an ugly Christmas sweater. As soon as Halloween ends the stores are filled with ornaments, decorations, and most importantly, cute and cuddly sweaters-- well, at least, they used to be cute. Recently, there are lights, bow...

Study Tips for Finals

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

December 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Features, Uncategorized

Studying is the most important thing you can do to help ace a test. Tests are often a huge part of students’ grades, and failing one can drop your grades drastically. Let’s be honest, though: studying is so boring and not many of us do it. Even if we do study, there’s always a chance we’ll forget ...

Holiday Harmonies At Horizon Honors

Holiday Harmonies At Horizon Honors

Reese Bennett and Savannah Selin

December 14, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Uncategorized

Beautiful voices rang out in the multipurpose room as the Horizon Honors “Songs of the Season” concert began. Bella Voce started their concert off by surrounding the audience and beginning with “Sing We Now Noel!”, moving onto the stage as the song progressed. The piece was extremely pretty,...

Performing with Poinsettias

Performing with Poinsettias

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Showcase

As the year progresses, the holiday festivities start. Carolers start singing, Christmas trees are put up, relatives are shopping for one another, and a general happy feeling is present when Christmas comes to town. Everyone loves that moment when you run over to the tree, waiting for Santa Claus’s pre...

Lunchtime or Clubtime?

Emily Christian, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

One of the most popular club slots is during lunch, and these clubs generally have around the same attendance as their after-school counterparts. They are beneficial when considering the average student’s schedule, but lunch is also a time to eat food with friends and interact socially, more than ju...

Make Way For The Relay

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Featured People

Relay for Life, a run in which students can enjoy time at their school while raising money for cancer, won’t be back at Horizon Honors until March, but that doesn’t mean the students involved aren’t preparing now. The people making this possible are the Relay for Life Leadership team, and they ...

Study In A Sister City

Naya Johnson, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Features, Travel, Uncategorized

Studying abroad is a shared desire of many Horizon Honors students, and maybe you’re one of those wishful thinkers. Fortunately for you, you now have the opportunity to chase that dream thanks to the 2018 Tempe Sister Cities Student Exchange. It may sound like a mouthful, but the process to register is ...

Veteran Families

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People, Uncategorized

Many families have someone who has, or is, serving in the military. Others may not know what it is like for those families and the struggles that they go through. We need to support them in any way we can. We can help them by spreading knowledge of their stories, and telling others how they can help. One w...

Hard Work Pays Off for Cici Collins

Hard Work Pays Off for Cici Collins

Matt Butler, Columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People, Sports

According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, “only 1.2 [percent] of all high school volleyball players go on to play at a D1 collegiate level.” For some, this dream of playing at the next level is diminished by the competition at the high school level, but for students like senior Ce...

Diving into the Details: Caileigh Burdette

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Featured People, Uncategorized

Last year in 2016, Horizon Honors made a new sport available to high school students: the swim and dive team. This year, however, one student used this opportunity to become the first swimmer in school history to qualify for the state meet. Caileigh Burdette, sophomore, qualified in the 500-yard frees...

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