The Horizon Sun

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...

Now That’s Minty Fresh

Now That’s Minty Fresh

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

December 1, 2017

Filed under Features, Health, Photo Gallery, Showcase, Uncategorized

If you are looking for a fun gift for someone over the holiday season and don’t want to spend a lot of money, then a DIY is the perfect option. For the holidays especially, peppermint is a good bonus in any gift because of its high popularity. Peppermint soothes the body with its cooling scent whi...

Art is Therapy

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

November 3, 2017

Filed under Diversity, Features, Health, Uncategorized

Therapies come in various forms. From physical therapy or talk therapy, to art therapy, people have come up with some extraordinary ways to help those in need. Art therapy, in particular, uses drawing, painting, and sculpting figures that represent their emotions to help with depression, self regulatio...

New Advances in Saltwater-Adapted Rice Lead to Unexpected Production Boost

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Filed under Features, Food, Health, Technology, The Environment

The Chinese city of Qingdao is one of the most prominent industrial, naval, and economic centers in all of China. Now, it may become a large hub for agriculture and food. A research team comprised of individuals brought from all throughout China have bred a new form of hybrid rice, which can efficien...

May is for Mental Health

Olivia Doyle, Columnist

May 20, 2016

Filed under Features, Health, Showcase, Uncategorized

About 26.2 percent of United States citizens 18 and older suffer from mental illness. The world is not aware of how many people that is, approximately 54,373,304 people in the U.S. It is important that people are familiar with the causes and effects of mental health. That is why the United States recogn...

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