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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...

True crime entertainment hurts the victims and society.

Is Our Society’s Obsession with True Crime Unhealthy?

Sierra Perlmutter, Columnist May 23, 2023

Over the past few decades, the popularity of true crime has been ramping up. Podcasts, documentaries, TV shows, and movies have introduced the genre to millions of people. However, while it may seem like...

Jack Teixeiras leaks prove a wider problem among young adults flirting with edginess.

When Trolling Goes Too Far: Jack Teixeira and the Groypers

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2023

On April 13, Airman Jack Teixeira was arrested by the FBI at his Massachusetts home for allegedly leaking classified Pentagon documents on the internet, writes The New York Times. Charged under the Espionage...

The gender roles of the 1950s are only one issue that we associate with this often-glorified period.

The Problem with the Past

Claire Satiroff, Columnist May 11, 2023

Romanticization of the past has become a trend that fluctuates throughout the decades, moving from one time period to the next. People are now finding it trendy to say that they were born in the wrong...

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...

Chanel and Louis Vuitton have lost their special touch.

The Poor Evolution of the Fashion Industry

Roya Ghahreman, Columnist April 11, 2023

Chanel and Louis Vuitton have been around for more than a hundred years, Chanel since 1909 and Louis Vuitton since 1854.  Both fashion houses were created in Paris by Coco Chanel and Georges Louis Vuitton,...

The United States would do well to look at the facts and adopt a pragmatic policy on trade and foreign affairs.

Biden Isolates Europe and Asia, Ignores Reality

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2023

It may not seem like it, but the United States is stuck in a fatal spiral of its own creation. Groundhog’s Day may have come and gone, but President Biden never got the memo. Instead of reliving the...

The entrance to Arizonas own Phoenix Zoo.

The Phoenix Zoo: A Good Destination?

Roya Ghahreman, Columnist March 24, 2023

The Phoenix Zoo is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been open to the public since Nov. 12, 1962. It has changed a lot since then, from opening up new and larger enclosures for animals such as orangutans...

Bluey is one of many shows that has been popularized by a wave of teen mental health struggles.

The Catharsis of Childhood Wonder

Claire Satiroff, Columnist March 10, 2023

Television shows such as “Hilda,” “Bluey,” “Adventure Time,” “Gravity Falls,” and the “Amazing World of Gumball” have all become increasingly popular with teenagers. Though watching...

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