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Hitting the Trails

Emily Christian, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, The Environment, Travel

Setting aside the infamous summer heat, Arizona is a beautiful place. With the cooler seasons now upon us, enjoying that beauty is easier than ever. Combining hiking and biking with scenic trails in the Phoenix Valley makes for a memorable outing with friends and family, and provides the body with exer...

Study In A Sister City

Naya Johnson, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Features, Travel, Uncategorized

Studying abroad is a shared desire of many Horizon Honors students, and maybe you’re one of those wishful thinkers. Fortunately for you, you now have the opportunity to chase that dream thanks to the 2018 Tempe Sister Cities Student Exchange. It may sound like a mouthful, but the process to register is ...

Parks for a Price

Emily Christian, Columnist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Travel, Uncategorized

National Parks are always worth the price, but that price has started to go up. As time passes and the world changes, the National Park Service has decided to make a change, too, meaning they are bumping up the entry fees of America’s 17 favorite parks, including our Grand Canyon. Some parks will n...

Mars: A Plan for Colonization

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, Travel, Uncategorized

We have all heard of the planet Mars. Mars has attracted the attention of astronauts and scientists for as long as they’ve seen it in the sky. However far away this dream may seem, it may be closer than we think; in fact, we are a few decades away from beginning the process of colonizing Mars. ...

Catalina Island 2016

Catalina Island 2016

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

October 27, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

The Catalina Island trip is an annual event planned by Wilderness Club, where students and teachers get to spend three days (four days including travel) on the incredible island off the coast of California. This year, we went over fall break from October 13 to 16. Day One: We all had to meet at Horizon Honors ...

Havasupai Canyon

Havasupai Canyon

Selina Fluty, Columnist

May 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

On Friday, April 29, I woke up at 5:30 in the morning. With groggy eyes, I threw together my outfit for the day, and the Camelback bag stuffed with my clothes and supplies. I quickly put on the hiking shoes I’d been breaking in for over a month now, and followed my dad to the car, where we headed to ...

Spring Breaking in Florida

Tommy Billings, Columnist

April 1, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

It was 1 a.m. Tuesday, March 15 when the flight to Miami, Florida lifted off of the ground. It was difficult to fall asleep on the surprisingly full flight, but most of the 13 kids on the trip did. Around 7 a.m., the students landed at the Miami International Airport. After exploring Little Havana a...

A Trip for Boston

Diana Gamez, Columnist

March 31, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

On Monday, March 14 at 9:30 p.m., every Boston-bound student and teacher met up at a more-than-crowded airport to head off on their new adventure. The students were under the supervision of teachers Davina Baird, Ann Bialk, Joshua Garrett, Ann Shaheen, and Jennifer Wood. All attendees were prepared to ...

An Island Adventure

An Island Adventure

Ilaria Cobb, Columnist

October 24, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Events, Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

Horizon Honors’ Wilderness Club took a 3-day trip to California's beautiful Catalina Island. The travel portion of the trip was long with an 8-hour bus ride followed by a 2-hour ferry ride to reach the island but the trip was well worth the time. The combination of snorkeling, uncountable rounds of gaga ball...

Mix the Old With the New: Welcome to Sofia, Bulgaria

Mix the Old With the New: Welcome to Sofia, Bulgaria

Selina Fluty, Columnist

October 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Travel, Uncategorized

Sofia, Bulgaria, is a city that was founded thousands of years ago in a country that’s 10 hours ahead of Phoenix. Today, Sofia feels as if it’s made of magnificent buildings, cobblestoned streets, lively people, and an extensive public transportation network. I spent two days flying to this city to...

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