History of MAP Testing

History of MAP Testing

Grace Freed, Columnist April 13, 2021

MAP tests, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized test required for students of a variety of grades. But what is the reason behind them? Why was the MAP testing invented? According...

Notion is an easy-to-use tool to stay organized.

Notable Notion

Jolie Flack, Columnist February 9, 2021

Notion is an all-in-one workspace to organize your projects, tasks, notes and calendars. It was released in 2016 by Ivan Zhao and was inspired by the early ideas and tools of the Industrial Revolution. Many...

The world relies on teachers. So why don't they get what they deserve?

Why Are Teachers Still Getting Paid Less Than Athletes?

Teachers are the most important and essential part of the world. They are the backbone of society, technology, and even the government. Without education, humans would not be as advanced. So why are teachers getting paid less than sports players?
Rebecca Harris, Columnist February 2, 2021

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average 2019 wage for high school teachers is $61,660, and lower for elementary teachers, only $59,420. The average salary of an NBA player in the 2018-2019...

Horizon Students take their dual enrollment courses through Maricopa Community Colleges.

Should Students Take Dual Enrollment Courses?

Horizon Honors offers many different dual enrollment courses for students to take throughout high school. But are they worth taking?
Allister McLeod, Columnist January 18, 2021

Dual enrollment classes allow students to work towards a high school and a college credit at the same time. They are usually more rigorous than grade-level courses and, similarly to AP courses, students...

A chart of the range of IQ test scores.

IQ: The Intelligence Question

The IQ test is often seen as the paramount assessment of intellect- but how accurate are they?
Carsten Oyer, Editor January 10, 2021

When we think of intelligence, what do we think of? One of the first things that comes to mind might be the IQ test, IQ standing for intelligence quotient. Created in France in the early 20th century,...

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...

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...

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....

NCAA Cheats Student Athletes and Plays Itself

NCAA is a disoriented mess, with bribing scandals plaguing the organization, not letting players to profit off of their talent and instead are being bribed with cash.
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)...

Calculating College Tuition

Tuition in America is high, but not many students know how much their tuition contributes to their education.
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...

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