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Exploring the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Exploring the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Hannah Browning, Columnist

April 14, 2017

At 7 a.m., biology students got onto the buses for the long ride to Tucson, Arizona. At the museum, they were able to learn about the Sonoran Desert and the need for preservation. They were taught about some of the conservation efforts put in place by the museum and the state of Arizona. Everyone was ...

Fun and Creativity Unfold At Horizon Honors Origami Club

Fun and Creativity Unfold At Horizon Honors Origami Club

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

April 6, 2017

John Minium, a seventh grader, started Horizon Honors’ Origami Club to share his passion for folding artful and impressive creations out of paper. Here is an exclusive interview with Minium, Horizon Honors’ origami master. The Horizon Sun: What is Origami Club exactly? What do students get to do there?...

Welcome to the NCAA: Student Sports Journalism

Kylee Golden, Columnist

April 6, 2017

This past Friday I got the chance to be a part of a program called Full Court Press, where I got to go to the Final Four events in addition to a seminar put on by Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and also USBWA president, Nicole Auerbach of USA TODAY, Jim O’Connell of the Associated Press a...

First Steps into the Workforce

Hannah Browning, Columnist

April 6, 2017

The majority of businesses don’t hire people younger than 16. However, many 14-year-olds and 15-year-olds want an opportunity to earn their own money, and McDonald’s, Baskin Robbins, Safeway, and Arby’s will provide them with this opportunity. Although many of their locations will hire these ages,...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

April 6, 2017

Do you love cupcakes? How about cookie dough? Well, get your oven mitts on, because below is a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes. You read that right. Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes): Cookie Dough: ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda ⅛ teaspoon of salt ¾ cup of flour ¼ cup of brown...

Arizonan Legends

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

April 1, 2017

Arizona: a state known for its lovely weather (if sometimes a little hot), wide-open spaces, and a rich history of cattle ranching and cowboys. But there is also another side to the Grand Canyon state, one not always known about by non-Arizonans and found in its own legends. One of these many popular Arizona legends is...

A Question of Risk: Where’s the Limit?

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

April 1, 2017

After the Westminster attack on March 22, 2017, Amber Rudd, Britain’s Home Secretary (a position similar to the United States’ Secretary of State) appeared on BBC and Sky News to inform audiences that the United Kingdom’s intelligence agencies should have access to encrypted messages, namely thos...

Softball Girls Saved from Striking out This Season

Hannah Browning, Columnist

March 31, 2017

Horizon Honors’ girls softball team had a rough start to their season, considering that their team was almost cut due to a lack of players. However, new players joined to ensure that the team could continue playing, and the team is hoping to win as many games as possible during their season while worki...

Violence on Facebook Live Presents Censorship Problem

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

March 13, 2017

As live streaming might be seen as the future of social media, it’s gaining attention for some violent, disturbing acts occurring through a popular live-streaming outlet Facebook Live. Facebook Live, as seen in a TV ad campaign, gives users with a phone a way to share live video with Facebook’s 1...

Springtime Fun Under The Sun

Kylee Golden, Columnist

March 13, 2017

Here in Arizona we are lucky to have the amazing weather during our spring break. This means that we get to spend time outside on our two weeks off. Most people spend their break on the couch with some food and Netflix. Now don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out and relaxing on my time off, but I ...

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