The Horizon Sun

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...

Be Aware of Man’s Best Friend — And Helper

Reese Bennett, Columnist

January 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

Countless people own pets. Cats, dogs, birds, fish, you name it. One of the most common household pets, the dog, however, is not always what it seems. They can sometimes be service dogs. These specially trained dogs offer endless aid to many people with disabilities or disorders. According to the Int...

Just How Great Could a Thermometer Be?

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

January 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

Everyone gets sick once in a while and it’s always a terrible time. As of 2014, however, there is a way to help you get better--besides taking medication. The Kinsa thermometer is one of the most advanced thermometers. Kinsa offers two different models: the Smart Stick,” and the “Smart Ear.” There ...

Starting the New Year in a New Way

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

January 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

When most people make a New Year’s resolution, it usually consists of broad goals such as getting in shape, finding a new job, or trying to donate more to charity. However, the reality is that the majority of resolutions are usually abandoned within a short period of time. This can be mostly due to...

Tips and Tricks to Not Get Sick

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

December 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Health

Winter is here, and although it is a fun season to eat cookies and spend time with family,  you're also more likely to catch a cold. No one wants this, and there are some simple ways to avoid getting sick in order to stay healthy the entire holiday season. Vitamins These are something we can easily overlook, but the...

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