The Horizon Sun

Let’s Talk Socks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

PhD candidate at Australia's University of Melbourne Deepti Aggarwal has created a new invention. Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy “smart socks,” are socks designed with electronic sensors that connect to the internet creating better and more useful checkups between doctors and patients. For peopl...

Cancer’s Genetic Background

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

According to the American Cancer Society, “Cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control. This happens because of changes in some of the genes inside cells. Genes are pieces of DNA that control how cells make the proteins the body needs to function, as well as how cells are kept in balance.” ...

Heat Hostility

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

With record-breaking, triple-digit weather already occurring in May, it is safe to say that the heat can be a serious issue. In severe cases, heat and the sun in general can result in heat stroke, dehydration, and even skin cancer. However, many citizens that live in hotter areas tend to slack off in prot...

Celebrities Embrace Their Imperfections

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Diversity, Fashion, Features, Health

For every 10 teens, eight of them have acne, according to Kids Health. Acne is a skin condition that creates multiple bumps (typically pimples such as whiteheads, blackheads, etc.), and primarily affects teenagers on their route to adulthood. These marks often discourage and decrease teen’s self est...

Keyless Ignitions Can Kill

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Keyless cars have been causing carbon monoxide poisoning, states The New York Times. This is due to the fact that people are so accustomed to using keys that they forget to turn their car off when their keys are with them, allowing excess amounts of carbon monoxide to be released. The car is keyless ...

Sticking an Ear in Your Arm

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Shamika Burrage is many things. A soldier. A survivor. And now, the recipient of a brand new type of reconstructive surgery. After a devastating car accident which left her spine broken in multiple areas and her ear completely severed from her head, Burrage was left with a choice: a prosthetic ear, or ...

Cue the Cleaning

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

Objects around every household, no matter how hard you try to clean them, will contain hundreds or even thousands of bacteria cells. These items can be anything, including remotes, sponges, doorknobs, and other items you touch every day. There are ways to clean these objects, but the bacteria will never ful...

Backpack Brutality

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

A school backpack for a student aged 5-14 should weigh no more than 10 percent of the child’s body weight. However, on average, backpacks of students for this age range weigh anywhere from 30 to almost 50 percent of their body weight, or about 15-35 pounds, states CNN. Consequently, many issues result from haul...

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 ...

Dehydration in Arizona

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

Last year, the city of Phoenix spent nearly $10,000,000 on mountain rescues due to dehydration, one of the leading causes for hospitalization in Arizona. Dehydration was responsible for over 57 deaths in the past year alone, according to NBC. And, although most people assume the are only required to stay...

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