The Horizon Sun

Say Goodbye to Sickness

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

March 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Health

Sickness is not an easy thing to overcome. A cold can come and go, or it may seem like it’s never going to let up. By taking proper care of yourself, you can help rid your body of whatever virus you may have, or at least reduce its effects. Whether you have school or plans with a friend, there are ...

In-n-Out v. McDonalds: Battle of the Burgers

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Food, Health

Fast food has become a major part of the American lifestyle, and this statistic is only increasing with new franchises and food chains. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that over 84.8 million adults consume fast food on any given day. Two of the most popular and well-known...

A New Leaf on Life

A New Leaf on Life

Max Larsen, Columnist

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, The Environment

There’s a new, more environmentally-friendly way to be dead—the burial pod. These burial pods will convert your body into a tree after you die. Your ashes will be placed in soil and allow you to nourish a tree. While this is a great way to keep a family member close to you, the total expense of th...

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...

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