Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun


Hind Rajab is one of many children killed in the war between Israel and Hamas.

Five-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Found Dead After Being Trapped Under Israeli Fire

Joey Miller, Columnist February 16, 2024

Hind Rajab, a five-year-old girl, was found dead under a car in Gaza. On Jan. 29, 2024, Rajab and her family were fleeing from the fighting in northern Gaza, until they fell under Israeli fire, according...

Border conflict between the two countries are starting to cool down.

Tensions Cool Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Canon Grant, Political Analyst September 28, 2023

After nine tense days following a clash between Pakistan security forces and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a terrorist group aligned with the Afghanistan Taliban, a border crossing between the...

Tove Jansson was a powerful figure in combating hate and prejudice.

Tove Jansson, the Freedom Fighter

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist May 11, 2023

Tove Jansson was born in Helsinki, Finland on Aug. 9, 1914, and lived to June 27, 2001. While Jansson is most known for her creation of the Moomins, she accomplished much more. Jansson was a fierce anti-fascist...

Euthanasia allows people to die when they want.

Euthanasia and Voluntary Death

Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras 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....

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...

Adopting the lessons of Blue Zones can lead to longevity.

Understanding Blue Zones

Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras April 7, 2023

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Blue Zones began as a National Geographic expedition to find out what regions have the world’s longest-living human population. With their...

Holi is a beloved Indian festival.

Holi: The Festival of Colors

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist March 2, 2023

Holi has become more than just a religious festival. Anybody is able to celebrate it and most of India, regardless of religion, does. The festival is celebrated based on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar-solar....

Cultural awareness promotes diversity.

Celebrating Culture

Sripriya Srinivas, Columnist February 13, 2023

Cultural events serve many benefits, such as increasing students’ cultural knowledge, social awareness, and sense of community. Students can learn about other groups through cultural events, learning...

Sappho proves to be an enduring figure in the lesbian movement.

Sappho’s Legacy

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist February 3, 2023

For decades, Sappho has been regarded as a key figure in queer history. Words like “sapphic” and “lesbian” are directly derived from her name and home island of Lesbos, Greece, respectively. Her...

Qatar hosting the World Cup brings to light the issues with its regime.

Qatar, the Middle East, and Sportswashing

Canon Grant, Political Analyst December 15, 2022

The 2022 Qatar World Cup has certainly been electric; with Qatar being the first Islamic country to host the games and the debut of the Qatari team on the world stage, this tournament is certainly one...

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