The Horizon Sun

Get Your Scoot On

Courtesy of The Verge.

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 to download depending on the brand of scooter or bike you choose to use. Despite the variety of ...

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 until summer assignments are due in a week. So, until procrastination catches up with you, take some ...

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 and life in space used to be purely be the fantasy found in sci-fi movies, but now, thanks to comp...

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, it’s been relatively slow. But all that is coming to an end with the start of Spring Training. S...

Hitting the Trails

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 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

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

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

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

Pictured: Juniors Emily Bukoski and Roslynn Amparano

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. 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 Falls is a gorgeous destination deep within the Grand Canyon. It's unnaturally blue waters and pristine wildlife make it a must-see destination in Arizona.

Selina Fluty, Columnist

May 7, 2016

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 ...

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