The natural beauty of South Mountain is breathtaking.

A History of South Mountain

Arizona is full of scenic state parks and preserves. One example of these can even be found in the middle of Phoenix!
Allister McLeod, Columnist December 11, 2020

South Mountain is one of Arizona’s most popular parks, covering over 16,000 acres of land, and receiving more than a million visitors each year, according to The Arizona Republic. Trails and paths of...

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Get Your Scoot On

The Uber of your childhood.
Amber Fretwell, Columnist April 5, 2019

Around town lying along the streets and sidewalks, there are electronic scooters and bikes that you are able to rent via an app on your phone. Multiple apps are available for Android products and iPhones...

The Best Summer Road Trips of 2018

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion May 16, 2018

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...

There’s Lots of Space up in Space

Evelyn Streit, Columnist April 26, 2018

Orion Span, a space technology start-up, recently announced their ideas for the Aurora Station. If plans are carried out, this will be the world’s first ever luxury space hotel. Things like space travel...

Welcome Back, Baseball…

Matt Butler, Columnist February 23, 2018

We baseball fans have suffered through a long, boring offseason. The only big news of it has been Giancarlo Stanton getting traded to the Yankees, and that was in the beginning of December. Since then,...

Hitting the Trails

The best way to locally enjoy Arizona’s autumn, winter, and spring lays on and between our mountains.
Emily Christian, Columnist November 19, 2017

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...

Study In A Sister City

The Tempe Sister City Exchange Program is once again opening their 2018 Tempe Sister Cities Student Ambassador Exchange to Horizon Honors juniors.
Naya Johnson, Columnist November 19, 2017

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...

Parks for a Price

Some of the best memories can come from National Parks, so hold on to them! With the prices bumping up, there may not be another chance to make more for a while to come.
Emily Christian, Columnist November 14, 2017

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...

Mars: A Plan for Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announces a multi-planetary plan to put humans on Mars.
Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist November 25, 2016

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...

Pictured: Juniors Emily Bukoski and Roslynn Amparano

Catalina Island 2016

I got the chance to go to the beautiful Catalina Island, along with many other Wilderness Club members, and experienced things I never thought I’d get the chance to do.
Haylee Haupt, Columnist October 27, 2016

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....

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