February is the month to prepare for your career.

February Career Month is Here!

Ella Mann, Columnist February 3, 2022

This February is Career Month for Horizon Honors Secondary School. This month is all about learning about what you want your future to look like. There will be a ton of fun activities throughout the month...

Major Arizona colleges are making postsecondary education more affordable.

New Arizona Program Will Pay for Thousands to Go to College

Myra Streit, Columnist January 18, 2022

The newly implemented Arizona Promise Program aims to increase the number of college graduates within the state. Almost half of future new jobs will require postsecondary education, says the Arizona Board...

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 dont they get what they deserve?

Why Are Teachers Still Getting Paid Less Than Athletes?

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?

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

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....

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