The Horizon Sun

Define “Smart”

Max Larsen, Columnist

December 17, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

A person's intelligence isn't just measured by their math class. All through my elementary school years, people would spring their grade level in math on me. Being one of the youngest in my class, this never got to me the way it did to some others. In regard to myself, I am more naturally gifted in l...

Spirit Days

Max Larsen, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

Spirit days offer interesting ideas for students who participate by coming to school in weird and creative outfits. Students have more motivation while wearing their unique outfits to come to school and have fun with their friends. Spirit days keep students involved. According to CengageBrain, s...

How to Hand Over the Wheel

How to Hand Over the Wheel

Riley Hurlburt, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

When teenagers turn sixteen, they have the opportunity to get a license in Arizona, which may result in an opportunity to have their own car. Most parents can be extremely anxious during this time, as driving is a dangerous, though important, benchmark in teen development. It is crucial to make wise deci...

The Treason for the Season

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Music, Student Opinion

During the holiday season, many people enjoy spending time with family to sit down and watch a classic Christmas film or listen to carols while decorating the tree. Whatever it may be, most families that celebrate this holiday do something in relation to these time-honored pieces. Although the consumers ...

Human Growth & Development: Beyond the Awkward

Noah Stults, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Student Opinion

Human Growth and Development (HG&D) is a series of courses that teach you about your physical and emotional development as an adolescent to an adult. Many students did not appreciate the course and couldn’t find the value in the content, but it can actually be extremely helpful in various ways. Throug...

Too Much Hype for Hydro

Elizabeth Stover, Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Opinion

Hydro Flask is one of the fastest growing brands, with over 1 million sales in its first two years of business, according to the Hydro Flask company. They sell seven types of insulated containers including water bottles, coffee flasks, food thermoses, and coolers. Their products number over 100, with ...

Anatomy of a Sandwich

Noah Stults, Columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Food, Student Opinion

Sandwiches which have become a classic centerpiece of lunch, deriving their popularity from their convenience and ease of preparation. While it’s very simple to pull one out and start sinking your teeth into the soft bread, the next time you eat one, you should take more time to appreciate and ful...

Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

October 19, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

Any animal can be intimidating. There are many cats and dogs that are cute, but also some that can be loud and scary and give you the urge to walk in the opposite direction. The same can be true for spiders. We all know about the venomous spiders like black widows, but they give harmless spiders a ba...

Cut Out Common Core

Reese Bennett, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

Have you recently watched the “Incredibles 2” trailer? Trust me, it’s relevant. One clip from the trailer features Robert Parr a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) attempting to help Dash (Huck Milner), his son, with his math homework (at 0:59 here). Dash tells his father that he isn’t su...

Don’t Shame the Shades

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Student Opinion

Recently, I had a substitute teacher come to class. Usually, I just think of them as another teacher and continue with class. But something made him different, cooler, and yet, so intimidating. He was wearing sunglasses. It is clear to see that the first Chuck Norris is way cooler and way more intimidating. The...

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