The Horizon Sun

Whale Crisis in Japan

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

Whales are one of the ocean’s largest and most majestic animals. They have many important roles in the ocean’s ecosystem, according to Whale Facts. One of their roles is to help keep the food chain stable so some species of animals, mainly krill, don’t overpopulate this massive body of water. If ...

Lurking Lionfish

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

According to Fox, researchers in Bonita Springs, FL, say that “there are invaders in [their] Gulf waters.” With lionfish being more native to the Pacific Ocean, they have many more predators that are able to keep populations in check. These fish have adapted to move towards the Florida Gulf, wher...

Save the Sharks

Reese Bennett, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Many people fear common things, such as spiders, the dark, or heights. One huge common fear is of the ocean, or in particular, sharks. Sharks are generally pretty scary looking, and some, like the goblin shark, are even downright atrocious. Sharks host a mouth full of multiple rows of razor-sharp te...

How To Be $36 Million in Debt at 15

Conner McMillan, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

An Oregon youth, nameless because he’s a minor, owes millions in wildfire damage. According to CNN, he owes exactly $36,618,330.24 for all the damage. The 15-year-old was suspected of starting a forest fire in Sept. 2017. It’s said that the teen had been throwing fireworks into the forest whe...

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment

Every day, millions of people around the world use plastics. They’re present in everything from water bottles to grocery bags. It’s safe to say that plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. This isn’t particularly a bad thing for us; plastic is used for diabetics and the use of dispo...

Rescue the Reef

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Australia is best known for its beautiful coral reefs. The most famous of them, however, is the Great Barrier Reef. According to Live Science, over two million tourists from all over the world visit this reef every year. There’s one problem though; the reef is dying from warm water temperatures cause...

Combating Climate Change

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 2, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

It has been common knowledge in the scientific community for a while now that climate change has been warming up the Earth. This can have many negative effects, and as we look towards the future, is a problem that needs to be addressed. Climate change by definition is a change in the overall climate ...

The Fermi Paradox

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Civilization is a strange thing. While one may take it for granted in this day and age, the idea of a modern society only sprang up in the last few thousand years. However, the Earth has been around for billions of years, with every event culminating in humanity’s dominance of the planet. Yet the question...

Crashing in the Canyon

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, The Environment

The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most beautiful and popular tourist locations. However, looks can be deceiving. About 4.5 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, and an average of 12 people die there annually, according to park statistics. The deaths can be attributed to anything from ...

New Species of Asexual Crayfish Spreads Throughout World

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

The crayfish, also known as a crawdad, crawfish, yabby, or “tasty tiny lobster,” is a type of freshwater crustacean prominent throughout many of the world’s river ecosystems. They are an integral part of the local systems, often feeding on tiny fish, plant matter, and even other crayfish. Howeve...

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