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The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun


Barbie has come a long way since her inception.

Mattel and Barbie’s Evolution

Amanda Mourelo, Columnist February 28, 2023

In 1959 in Los Angeles, California, Ruth Handler saw her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls. Ruth and her husband owned the toy company Mattel, and they had a bright idea to start making dolls out...

Sappho proves to be an enduring figure in the lesbian movement.

Sappho’s Legacy

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist February 3, 2023

For decades, Sappho has been regarded as a key figure in queer history. Words like “sapphic” and “lesbian” are directly derived from her name and home island of Lesbos, Greece, respectively. Her...

Many iconic images from Christmas movies were made using stop motion animation.

A Stop Motion Christmas

Roya Ghahreman, Columnist December 19, 2022

According to Central Rappahannock Regional Library, stop motion was introduced to the US in 1925 and was observed through “The Lost World”. It continued to grow, later leading to the landmark film...

Pandemics Timeline

Pandemics Timeline

Rebecca Harris, Columnist May 24, 2021

A drink, a currency, and a bar. How our use of chocolate has evolved over the centuries.

History of Chocolate

Abbi Prieto, Columnist May 21, 2021

The Mayans  According to HISTORY chocolate's original form is the cacao bean, which comes from pods on cacao trees. It begins with the Olmecs, who give the knowledge of chocolate to the Mayans. Chocolate...

The Bomb cover.

Nuclear Physics and Espionage- All in One Book

Allister McLeod, Editor of Student Opinion May 18, 2021

Written by Steve Sheinkin and originally published on September 4, 2012, “Bomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” follows the key figures in and around the Manhattan...

The study of history has a long history itself.

The History of History

Noah Thompson, Columnist April 23, 2021

Around 2900 BCE, almost 5,000 years ago, people in ancient Mesopotamia were the first to start recording events. While some people believe that it could have started a little earlier with the ancient Egyptians,...

Idioms like its raining cats and dogs and spill the beans have distant origins.

Curiosity Killed the Cat: Common Sayings and Where They Came From

Rebecca Harris, Columnist April 22, 2021

Many people know sayings like “it ain’t over ‘till the fat lady sings” or “bite the bullet.” What a lot of people don’t know is how they originated. While many of these sayings have been...

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