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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

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A map of the states that are actively working to support student press freedoms.

Free Press after the Schoolhouse Gate

Kalyn McLeod and Carsten Oyer August 22, 2023

The First Amendment guarantees that journalists around the country retain the freedom of the press. For high school students, though, that isn’t always the case. Students have constitutional rights...

There is a long history of standing up for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

History of LGBTQ+ Activism

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist May 19, 2023

There are many moments in history involving minority groups that aren’t well known. One of these minority groups is the LGBTQ+ community. This community has fought for their rights and for their lives....

Title 42 has officially expired.

Title 42 Ends While the Biden Administration Ramps up Border Restrictions

Canon Grant, Columnist May 17, 2023

According to AZCentral, Title 42 ended May 11, 2023; it was a public health policy that restricted immigration for three years during the pandemic. Title 42 was adopted by former President Donald Trump...

Disney has sued DeSantis over action in response to the Dont Say Gay bill.

DeSantis v. Disney: A War in the Sunshine State

Canon Grant, Columnist May 8, 2023

Politico reported that on Wednesday, April 26, Disney sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in a long string of fighting. The lawsuit comes after DeSantis imposed strict punishments upon the company for...

Euthanasia allows people to die when they want.

Euthanasia and Voluntary Death

Amanda Mourelo, Columnist April 27, 2023

According to World Population, euthanasia is medically assisted suicide where a physician gives a terminally ill patient, or a patient with an extreme illness, a medicine that will put them to sleep forever....

The pink tax affects women across America.

The Pink Tax Problem

Claire Satiroff, Columnist April 21, 2023

The pink tax is an issue that is commonly ignored or misunderstood yet that continues to profit off of women and contribute to sexism. This tax refers to inflating the price of goods that are specifically...

The Star Spangled Banner has long been a subject of debate in American culture.

Split Perspectives: Should “The Star Spangled Banner” Remain the National Anthem?

April 21, 2023

Since 1931, the United States has officially used "The Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, as its national anthem. Since then, the country has continued to debate whether this...

There has been an increase in acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community around the world.

Uplifting LGBTQ+ News Stories

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist April 21, 2023

Although there have been many anti-LGBTQ+ laws passed recently, there are still good things happening for the community. This includes in politics, around communities and in daily life, and in sports all...

So far, only four people are running for the presidency.

The 2024 Presidential Candidates

Claire Satiroff, Columnist April 1, 2023

So far, the 2024 presidential election pool has remained small; there are only three Republicans and one Democrat officially running. The confirmed Republicans are Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Donald...

Shou Zi Chew testifies before the House Committee of Energy and Commerce.

Shou Zi Chew Testifies Before Congress over TikTok, China Concerns

Jacob Snow, Columnist March 30, 2023

Shou Zi Chew’s statements regarding the safety and privacy of his company, TikTok, have increasingly raised alarm in Congress. While testifying before the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, Reuters...

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