Studying Abroad In Canada

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

April 5, 2019

At the end of their senior year, high school students will typically begin looking into colleges that they want to apply to. They search in-state and sometimes out of state, but for those who are looking for different experiences and opportunities, studying abroad can be a great option. The thought ...

Internships that Pay Off

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

April 5, 2019

With the school year coming to an end and summer just around the corner, high schoolers need to ask themselves what they plan to pursue after high school. Internships are an effective way to get involved in the community and help sort wandering ideas for potential college studies and future careers. Int...

Become a Speed Reader at NAU

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

April 26, 2018

Approximately 60 percent of students learning to read proficiently (third/fourth grade), cannot do so, according to Literacy Facts. That means that only 40 percent of fourth grade students can read fluently. Struggling students need some extra help to succeed.  Luckily, programs such as the Reading Skil...

NCAA Cheats Student Athletes and Plays Itself

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 1, 2017

As Adidas and University of Louisville are involved in a bribery case that has so far resulted in the firing of Rick Pitino, college basketball coach, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is embroiled in scandal yet again. Last week, federal prosecutors, including the Federal Bureau of...

Calculating College Tuition

Caroline Lilleoer, Columnist

March 4, 2016

Going to college is often very expensive with all the fees and charges it includes, but many students are unaware of where their tuition ends up. The average for in-state, out-of-state, and community college is a big difference. Data from College Board says that the average public four-year tuition is a...

FIDM Says Farewell

Cassily giving a moving but humorous Valedictorian Address.

Sammi Tester, Editor of Student Opinion

June 26, 2015

The Staples Center in filled with graduates, friends, and families on Monday, June 22. The graduation ceremony started at 4 p.m., but the doors opened at 2:30 p.m. First, there was a musical prelude then the processional started. During the invocation, Rev. Dr. Drew Sams led the audience in a prayer....

Sporty Seniors

Danielle Moran, Columnist

May 11, 2015

Horizon Honors is a school full of diversity. The range of talents and interests is immeasurable from playing an instrument to playing Super Smash Bros, from skateboarding to singing, pre-med to travel club. The Horizon Sun has decided to shine some light on a group of students whose particular intere...

Arizona Passes HS Civics Test

Joseph Rivas, Columnist

April 27, 2015

Arizona will become the first and only state to require all high school students to take a civics test in order to graduate. Arizona legislature passed a bill that requires high school students to correctly answer 60% of the questions on the civics portion of the test taken by immigrants who want to...

College Knowledge: Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University

Danielle Moran, Columnist

April 17, 2015

I’d first like to take this moment to congratulate Pepperdine University for its two great achievements: not only is it constantly ranked as the most beautiful place to study, but it is also ranked for having one of the most awkward school mascots in the nation. Sorry, Willie the Wave. After taking...

College Knowledge: Occidental College

Occidental College

Danielle Moran, Columnist

April 17, 2015

With the school year almost being over, it’s about time for the current and incoming juniors and sophomores to be considering life after high school. For most people, that means college, and for most people, college means stress. So to relieve some of that pressure, here’s some quick information...