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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun


The aurora borealis could be seen in Arizona recently.

Aurora Borealis Visible in Arizona

Eli Geist, Columnist May 21, 2024

Many travel far north just to get a glimpse of the aurora borealis; however, recently the amazing spectacle was visible across the U.S skies. This phenomenon was caused by coronal mass ejections from the...

The saiga antelope in its native habitat.

Saiga Antelope Officially Off Red List

Erin McGinty, Columnist May 7, 2024

20 years ago, the Saiga Antelope was put on the red list for nearing extinction. Poachers across Eurasia threatened the species’s existence. According to National Geographic, in 2003, these animals were...

Data and AI servers lined up.

AI Needs Water to Function, and It’s Hurting the Environment

Eli Geist, Columnist March 8, 2024

The advanced artificial intelligence (AI) servers in charge of technological development need an alarming amount of water. This has become so large an issue that it has begun to affect the environment.  According...

Satellite menacingly headed towards Earth.

Forecast Shows Falling Satellite

Erin McGinty, Columnist February 27, 2024

According to NPR, European Remote Sensing 2, (ERS-2), a European satellite launched in 1995, was recently retired in 2011. Since then, it has slowly been making its way back into the atmosphere.  On...

Two people walking during one of the storm surges.

Winter Storms Whip the Country

Jameson Kowalski, Columnist January 12, 2024

The winter months bring colder weather, shorter days, and snow to many parts of the country. Some years, winter storms raise these attributes to the extreme. The 2023 to 2024 winter season has experienced...

Jonathan, the worlds oldest tortoise.

World’s Oldest Tortoise Turns 191

Erin McGinty, Columnist December 12, 2023

As of 2022, Jonathan, a giant tortoise, became the world's oldest living tortoise and land animal. He’s believed to have been born in 1832, but that estimate is not exact. Jonathan is a Seychelles giant...

Human composting is a controversial but environmental practice.

Human Composting: An Eco-Friendly Way to Die?

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist May 23, 2023

Human composting is gaining traction, which has led to its legalization in six U.S. states and counting. People unfamiliar with the concept might be confused or even disturbed by the idea, but it’s actually...

The Line - An Idealistic Future

The Line – An Idealistic Future

Claire Satiroff, Columnist April 27, 2023

Throughout history, utopian societies have been depicted in novels as mere figments of imagination. Yet, Saudi Arabia is attempting to make this fiction a reality. The Line is a linear smart city being...

The entrance to Arizonas own Phoenix Zoo.

The Phoenix Zoo: A Good Destination?

Roya Ghahreman, Columnist March 24, 2023

The Phoenix Zoo is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been open to the public since Nov. 12, 1962. It has changed a lot since then, from opening up new and larger enclosures for animals such as orangutans...

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