Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun


Protest against the Russian ban.

Russia Dubs the LGBTQ+ Community an “Extremist Organization”

Ethan Fulton, Columnist December 12, 2023

In Russia, it has made a ruling that the LGBTQ+ Community is an “extremist organization”, thus banning it from the country. Due to this ruling, Russian security forces have begun to raid multiple gay...

There is a long history of standing up for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

History of LGBTQ+ Activism

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist May 19, 2023

There are many moments in history involving minority groups that aren’t well known. One of these minority groups is the LGBTQ+ community. This community has fought for their rights and for their lives....

TJ is the first Filipino muppet on Sesame Street.

New Kid on the Street

Seairah Hyde, Columnist May 19, 2023

Recently, “Sesame Street” has introduced TJ, a Filipino muppet that is 4 years old and a second generation Filipino-American. He enjoys entertaining his little sister, gardening with his grandparents,...

Individualism can be both positive and negative, and moderation is best.

Individualism in American Society

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist May 11, 2023

A key American value is that of individualism, the belief that focuses on self-reliance and independence. Its opposite is collectivism, which relies on working together as a group. There are pros and cons...

Tove Jansson was a powerful figure in combating hate and prejudice.

Tove Jansson, the Freedom Fighter

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist May 11, 2023

Tove Jansson was born in Helsinki, Finland on Aug. 9, 1914, and lived to June 27, 2001. While Jansson is most known for her creation of the Moomins, she accomplished much more. Jansson was a fierce anti-fascist...

The pink tax affects women across America.

The Pink Tax Problem

Claire Satiroff, Columnist April 21, 2023

The pink tax is an issue that is commonly ignored or misunderstood yet that continues to profit off of women and contribute to sexism. This tax refers to inflating the price of goods that are specifically...

There has been an increase in acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community around the world.

Uplifting LGBTQ+ News Stories

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist April 21, 2023

Although there have been many anti-LGBTQ+ laws passed recently, there are still good things happening for the community. This includes in politics, around communities and in daily life, and in sports all...

Barbie has come a long way since her inception.

Mattel and Barbie’s Evolution

Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras February 28, 2023

In 1959 in Los Angeles, California, Ruth Handler saw her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls. Ruth and her husband owned the toy company Mattel, and they had a bright idea to start making dolls out...

LGBTQ+ people have had to find secret ways to tell others about themselves.

Language, Lavender, and the LGBTQ+ Community

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist February 28, 2023

Throughout history, people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community have had to navigate how to live in a society that doesn’t accept them. In order to find those similar to them, they’ve had to...

Cultural awareness promotes diversity.

Celebrating Culture

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist February 13, 2023

Cultural events serve many benefits, such as increasing students’ cultural knowledge, social awareness, and sense of community. Students can learn about other groups through cultural events, learning...

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