The Horizon Sun

How Young is Too Young for a Phone?

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

More and more kids are getting their own mobile devices early on in their lives, and adults have to figure out when exactly the right age is to get kids their own phones. Cellphones, in certain circumstances, can prove to be helpful. In a day and age where children stuff their schedules with school, ex...

Kowtow to the Bow-Wow

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology

You throw your dog’s favorite ball towards the opposite end of the field. The dog runs, picks it up and, hopefully, brings this toy back to you for another toss. This is a typical game of fetch: fairly simple, and extremely well known to all dog owners. However, what if this wasn’t a dog? Now, im...

The Best Summer Road Trips of 2018

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Travel

As June 7 approaches, Horizon Honors students have an expanse of weeks without any plans, except maybe a vacation or two. There’ll be days of boredom, never leaving the house, and lots of fun, at least until summer assignments are due in a week. So, until procrastination catches up with you, take some ...

Kilauea Volcano goes Ka-Boom

Jaidan Leonard, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, World

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Kilauea volcano erupted on the main island, Hawai’i. The homes and cars of many citizens  were destroyed and swallowed by the lava. This previously dormant volcano suddenly erupting has taken many by surprise.   Reference says that “an explosive volcanic eruption is caused by ...

The Second Velvet Revolution

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, World

After days of mass protests against the government, the people of Armenia have enforced their will. Former president Serzh Sargsyan has stepped down from his post and has been replaced by former journalist Nikol Pashinyan, the elected candidate of the Civil Contract party. The protests followed elections...

Top 10 Dutch Bros. Drinks

Kate Allen, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Food

The new Dutch Bros. is here in Ahwatukee on Chandler and 32nd St. This new location has brought many people together with the indoor sit down area and cornhole games! Horizon students have been raving about Dutch and sharing their favorite drinks on social media. Here are my top ten Dutch drinks to try this...

Why Libraries are Still Relevant

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features

In a steadily growing digital age, physical libraries are becoming less and less utilized, but there are many reasons as to why they are still relevant. Libraries go far beyond a couple of musty old bookshelves and a group of computers; they provide a safe and inspirational place for young people, allow s...

Rescue the Reef

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Australia is best known for its beautiful coral reefs. The most famous of them, however, is the Great Barrier Reef. According to Live Science, over two million tourists from all over the world visit this reef every year. There’s one problem though; the reef is dying from warm water temperatures cause...

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...

Afghanistan Suicide Bombings

Conner McMillan, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, World

Thirty-one people were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, April 30. Out of the 31 people, ten were journalists, one of which wrote an article prior about the dangers of reporting in the Afghanistan capital. Reports on the culprits vary. Euan McKirdy, a writer for CNN, wrote that these attacks were claimed by t...

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