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

Editorial Column

The Editorial Column is written by members of the Editorial Board and covers a breadth of topics.

Israels actions in the Gaza Strip are worthy of being called genocidal.

Israel Has Chosen Criminality

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2024

It would be disingenuous to say that the Oct. 7, 2023 terror attack on Israel sparked the current war in the Gaza Strip. Instead, it is necessary to begin in 1948. The entire conflict between Israel and...

Arizona abortion law has gone back in time.

Arizona’s New 160-Year-Old Abortion Law

Kalyn McLeod, Managing Editor April 19, 2024

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022, many states have faced new abortion laws; Arizona is the newest on that list. On Tuesday, April 9, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a near total ban on abortions...

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...

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 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...

Its undeniable: the U.S. cannot ignore its responsibilities to the Ukrainians.

American Obligations to the Ukrainian People

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2023

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine passes one year, the world is reassessing its commitments. The war began with a powerful Russian advance on the capital, Kyiv, that threatened to defeat Ukraine within...

America demands justice from a broken police system.

More Police Brutality, Yet No More Reform

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2023

2023 started with yet another moment of police violence. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old father, was killed earlier this month according to the Associated Press. The killing, which both the facts and my personal...

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s win in Nevada is the nail in the coffin for expected Republican dominance.

Lessons Learned from the 2022 Midterms

Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2022

As Americans across the country sat down at their computers, tuned into their preferred news channel, or began checking their phones for results on election day, Nov. 8, 2022, what was initially predicted...

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