The Horizon Sun

A Senator’s Story

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features

John Sidney McCain was born at the Coco Solo Naval Station in Panama on August 29,1936. He was enrolled in the U.S Naval Academy in the mid 1950s, states Biography. McCain’s path was paved to go in the direction of the military, due to his father and grandfather’s previous graduation from the Naval Academy an...

Let’s Talk Socks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

PhD candidate at Australia's University of Melbourne Deepti Aggarwal has created a new invention. Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy “smart socks,” are socks designed with electronic sensors that connect to the internet creating better and more useful checkups between doctors and patients. For peopl...

Whale Crisis in Japan

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

Whales are one of the ocean’s largest and most majestic animals. They have many important roles in the ocean’s ecosystem, according to Whale Facts. One of their roles is to help keep the food chain stable so some species of animals, mainly krill, don’t overpopulate this massive body of water. If ...

Hundreds Dead or Missing After Guatemalan Volcano Eruption

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, World

On Sunday, June 3, everything seemed idyllic around the Volcán de Fuego. The last major eruption had been several decades prior. Guatemalan citizens went around, completing their day-to-day chores. There was an atmosphere of peace; nobody was expecting the horrors which would be unleashed mere minutes...

Lurking Lionfish

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

According to Fox, researchers in Bonita Springs, FL, say that “there are invaders in [their] Gulf waters.” With lionfish being more native to the Pacific Ocean, they have many more predators that are able to keep populations in check. These fish have adapted to move towards the Florida Gulf, wher...

Cancer’s Genetic Background

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

According to the American Cancer Society, “Cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control. This happens because of changes in some of the genes inside cells. Genes are pieces of DNA that control how cells make the proteins the body needs to function, as well as how cells are kept in balance.” ...

Amazon Facial Recognition

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

In late 2016, Amazon introduced a new online service that could identify people through facial recognition. Soon after that, they pitched the idea to law enforcement agencies, saying that it could help with criminal investigations. Some small customers used it such as the Orlando Police Department t...

Heat Hostility

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

With record-breaking, triple-digit weather already occurring in May, it is safe to say that the heat can be a serious issue. In severe cases, heat and the sun in general can result in heat stroke, dehydration, and even skin cancer. However, many citizens that live in hotter areas tend to slack off in prot...

Celebrities Embrace Their Imperfections

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Diversity, Fashion, Features, Health

For every 10 teens, eight of them have acne, according to Kids Health. Acne is a skin condition that creates multiple bumps (typically pimples such as whiteheads, blackheads, etc.), and primarily affects teenagers on their route to adulthood. These marks often discourage and decrease teen’s self est...

The Strange World of Yugoslav War Propaganda

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, World

The Balkan peninsula has never been a place of peace. For centuries, constant rebellions, wars, and invasions have threatened the balance of power in both the region and the entirety of Europe. Perhaps this is most exemplified by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, lighting the powderke...

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