IQ: The Intelligence Question

A chart of the range of IQ test scores.
The IQ test is often seen as the paramount assessment of intellect- but how accurate are they?
January 10, 2021

When we think of intelligence, what do we think of? One of the first things that comes to mind might be the IQ test, IQ standing for intelligence quotient. Created in France in the early 20th century,...

Mac Rules, Windows Aesthetically Drools

One of the many simple yet beautiful Mac backgrounds, one of many features which puts them aesthetically ahead of Windows.
The debate about if Mac or Windows is better has been around for years, if not, decades. From an aesthetic and user interface perspective, Mac clearly takes the win.
December 18, 2020

When Apple was in its youth, and when Steve Jobs was the CEO, he made it clear that Macs were intended for personal use, and therefore, looks came before functionality. This is what set Apple apart from...

Should We Keep Standardized Tests?

The effectiveness of the standardized test is being called into question.
Almost every school in the United States requires students to take standardized tests, but do they actually show how intelligent students are?
November 18, 2020

Standardized tests are something almost every student has to prepare for. Doing well on them can lead to being accepted into prestigious universities, receiving scholarships, and having a better chance...

Is Football Too Dangerous for High Schoolers?

High school football players emerging onto the field.
October 30, 2020

While many high schoolers love sitting back and watching their favorite team crush their opponents during a game, football can be extremely damaging to its participants. Football is a beloved sport in...

May the Spork be With You

Using a spork instead of a spoon and a fork has several benefits.
Do you really need a spoon and a fork?
October 28, 2020

If you’ve never heard of a spork, it is a combination of a spoon and a fork, an amazing invention that eliminates the need for two different utensils; efficient and convenient, it’s possibly the best...

Appreciating the Everyday

For our own sake, we should do our best to be happier.
Many people wake up every morning upset due to the fact they have to go to work or school, but after this past weekend, I learned why I should wake up happy.
February 17, 2020

Almost everyone knows that we all will eventually die and that no one lives forever. Many people have had life plans since they could talk, but few realize how valuable life actually is. Anyone can die...

The Perfect Pet

The best pet is a personal debate, but one that should be addressed.
The members of the Horizon Sun take on yet another debate: which pet is the best.
February 17, 2020

Everybody knows that a dog is a man's best friend. However, not everyone agrees. Many have other pets, and consider them part of their family. And some strong opinions come with defending family members....

Philosophy Shulomosophy

Although philosophy may seem ancient, it has its place in modern times
Philosophy isn’t just for old professors who teach the subject for a living, but is a topic that should be examined by everyone.
November 25, 2019

Philosophy may seem like a huge, overwhelming topic, but in reality, it is within reach for anyone willing to adjust their thinking. The Basics of Philosophy defines philosophy as an investigation and...

Dancing and Inner Demons

An image of the columnist (bottom right) performing a dance.
November 16, 2019

Generally, I am picky and detail-oriented about almost everything. I love to organize, place things where they belong, and have my own set schedule. Often, I reflect on myself and try to critique things...

See you Plater!

Plates may be a staple, but that doesn't mean they should be.
September 27, 2019

Plates are useless. The only time plates are necessary and can’t be replaced is at Greek weddings. Bowls can do everything that plates can and more. If you think about it, a plate is a devolved form...

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